As I wrote in the preface of my latest book, Growing a Law Practice during Covid-19: “Just a short while ago the concept of allowing lawyers and support staff to work from home seemed like a pipe dream. It could never work. The sky would fall. Nothing would get done. And then along came Covid-19 and kicked the world and the legal industry in the ass! And the sky didn’t fall. And the work got done!”
Basically, COVID-19 forced the legal industry out of the dark ages, into the 21st century, and pretty much, overnight. There was resistance, of course. But as time went on, people adapted, the glitches and challenges were worked out. And, what many people discovered is that their productivity went up, and they were able to create more balance in their lives.
In case you are considering taking your practice or firm virtual, here are some things to consider.
Expanded client pool
How large a market do you want to serve? You don’t have to be restricted by geographical limitations anymore. You can be licensed in one province or state and work from anywhere. Clients are also used to working with their lawyers virtually. So, it no longer means limiting your business development and marketing to your neighbourhood.
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Until next time, wishing you success in your entrepreneurial pursuits.
After years in development, we have released the OnTrac Practice Builder App for Lawyers. It will take you through the A-Z of growing your practice or firm. In the media here.
Designed for the self-learning lawyer, this App was built upon 16 years of coaching Lawyers in various practice areas, at various stages of their careers, and from far and wide geographical locations. Learn more about the App here.
Associates and Partners alike will find the App invaluable in growing their practice or firm. It covers everything from Practice Management to Leadership and HR.
Looking for more support? Book a consultation with me to discuss how personal coaching can take you there. There being wherever you have set your sights on. Book now.
Until next time, wishing you success with The Business of Law.
The Coach: Where to start with practice management, part one I Gary Mitchell
(October 5, 2021, 8:30 AM EDT) — One of the most common challenges I witness my clients deal with is that they never seem to have the time, or find the time, to properly devote to business development and marketing to grow their practice or firm. So, I start my coaching program by looking at their practice management skills to find ways to improve them, and in turn, find the time for business development and marketing.
It’s about becoming more efficient, more productive and more focused. This will save you time and lessen your stress. And when you save time, you find more time to focus on your marketing and business development efforts to grow your practice or firm.
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I am very pleased to announce the new OnTrac Practice Builder App. It’s an App to help lawyers build and grow their practice or firm. It will take you through the same steps I follow with my one-to-one coaching clients.
Learn at your own pace. I have learned through the years many lawyers are self-learners and they prefer to learn on their own. This App provides the best of both worlds. You can learn on your own, but with the guidance and wisdom accumulated over the past 15 years.
Check it out.
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Date Time: Sep 23, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Making Changes in the COVID-19 Era
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Description: Gary Mitchell, business coach, and author of ‘Growing a Law Practice During Covid-19’, available now on the LexisNexis Canada Bookstore, will be presenting a live interactive webinar going over some of the changes lawyers have been, and continue to face during this tumultuous time.
Why You Should Attend
There is one constant in life and business, and that is change. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Learn some techniques and strategies to better cope with the stress associated with change and how to navigate it more effectively.
Gary will cover:
• Change in general
• Changing practice areas
• Changing locations
• Changing firms
If you are faced with change of any form, you won’t want to miss this strategy packed webinar. Bring your questions and take advantage of Gary’s 16 years of experience of working with lawyers from solo practice right up to international firms.
CPD Credits (1 hour)
• For Ontario, 1 hour can be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of Continuing Professional Development as required by the Law Society of Ontario
• For other provinces, consider including this 1 hour course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society
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