Practicing Law Better Than Before
What is On Demand Law Office?
Most lawyers went to law school because they are type A high achievers. You desire success, accomplishment, significance, and a certain amount of freedom that comes with those things. But instead, what you get is failure, defeat, meaninglessness, and captivity. You work all the time, you get nowhere, and you feel trapped.
You want a law practice that doesn’t hold you captive. You want an On Demand Law Office. An On Demand Law Office is an office that works for you, not the other way around.
In other words, stop trading time for money.
Instead, the goal should be to learn new ways to create margin in your life and in your practice without sacrificing profits so you can enjoy them both. Without margin, every thing sucks.
What can you do for me?
That is a great question! If you are looking to transform your law practice into a business that runs itself instead of running you, then we can help. Having been in practice for several years, we’ve learned certain hacks that help us become more productive lawyers. More productivity breeds more productivity and success breeds success. We can help you get started.
First, we can show you how to set up a paperless law office. There is a ton of content out there on paperless offices, but we will show you how, step-by-step, to do that. Just pay attention to our blog posts for that information.
Second, we can help you start using a case management system. Everyone needs a case management system, but how do you start? Where do you start? Which system should you choose? Let us walk you through some of those considerations.
Third, once you get a case management system, we can teach you how to set up your document automation protocols, workflows, tasks, and billing systems. We will give you with valuable content in your inbox each week that you will be able to use immediately.
Absolute truths about On Demand Law Offices
There are a ton of misperceptions out there about paperless offices and techie millennial lawyers. So let’s talk about misperceptions and counter them with absolute truths up front so that you go into this with open eyes.
1. In the law business, there is no substitute for hard work.
Some people think that workflows and document automation are excuses for not working hard. But even with document automation, there is no substitute for working hard. In this economy, every lawyer needs to work hard representing clients, reducing expenses, and increasing revenue because paying clients are struggling to make ends meat and that makes earning income more difficult for lawyers. So increase your ability to work on the things that matter, but work smart. You have to work just as hard, just not on repetitive tasks.
2. The set up is hard work.
It is not easy to set up your entire system, but a system is necessary. If your system isn’t closed and complete, you will always have information floating around in your head that keeps you from being present in the moment. You have to be present in the moment to be a great lawyer. So setting up that system will be hard work and it will take time.
3. Case Management Systems are worth the effort.
If a case management system is too much work, then you are not doing it right. The idea and the value comes from streamlining your processes and systems into one program that will do it all for you. For example, increase your communication with clients and staff, make sure you bill your time, have documents available to you wherever you are. If you are spending more time with a case management system than without, you are doing something wrong.
On Demand Law Office Essential #1
A Paperless Law Office
A paperless law office is the first essential of any profitable and successful lawyer entrepreneur in a solo or small firm scenario.
There are several ways you can implement a paperless system, but the key is to actually implement the system. The hardest part, as with most things, is getting started. So instead of recreating the wheel, we will show you how to create a system that
- Puts every piece of paper in an electronic file
- Organizes your electronic file
- Puts your files at your fingertips instead of cabinets and storage rooms
- Allows you to carry ALL of your files with you all the time
- Gives your clients’ electronic access to their files
There is no reason, in 2016, for you to not have a paperless office. The devices available to you are amazing. You should learn how to use them to make your life and your practice easier.
On Demand Law Office Essential #2
A Case Management System
Adopting a case management system was the smartest business decision I have ever made.
Why is a case management system so important for solo and small firm lawyers? Because you can track everything, create systems to train your staff and prevent malpractice, and increase secure communications with your clients and staff.
You provide your clients an added value by creating a secure communication portal that keeps your attorney client communication protected from potential interception.
Every client that has utilized my case management system to pay bills, view files, or communicate have commented on how easy it was to stay up to date on what was going on in their case. You have a duty to keep your client reasonably informed as to the status of her case, why not give her access to correspondence, pleadings, discovery, and exhibits?
The only thing holding you back is you. Let’s fix that.
On Demand Law Office Essential #3
Document Automation & Templates
We all have a forms file on our hard drive. But how many times have you or your paralegal changed almost everything on the form except that one little important piece of information.
You will not have any more errors on repetitive documents if you start creating document templates inside your case management program.
Yes, it will take a good deal of time to take your forms and make them templates. It will also take some time and effort to make sure your case management system has the necessary information in inside the system itself.
But the next time you have to request medical records or write a letter to a client, all you have to do is click on the template and it is done.
To make your practice work for you instead of the other way around, you need to establish your document automation protocols and create your templates. You will not regret it.
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Before you get going full steam with your On Demand Law Office, we’d love to share with you some insights and guidance that we’ve learned about running a law practice the smart way.
This is not a consulting service. We are not selling you our time. We will not come to your office to show you how to convert your law practice to an On Demand Law Office.
The content in this email course is free and it is exclusive. You won’t find it anywhere else. We do that because we believe it’s important for you to improve and there isn’t any other resource out there to help you improve without spending a significant amount of money.
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We want to hear your stories. We want to know how else we can help you. We want the On Demand Law Office experience to be our experience, together. That’s how we all learn and grow together.
We will do our best to respond to emails and comments. We truly don’t believe we are anything special. We are just a couple of lawyers who got tired of there being nothing on the internet that practically helps normal lawyers. We want to change that and help you in the processes.
We look forward to the journey!