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The Legal Level - LSAT, law school admissions, 1L, bar exam & more!
Trying Trial Advocacy, with Brandon Draper

The Legal Level - LSAT, law school admissions, 1L, bar exam & more!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 45:10


Mock Trial? Moot Court? Both? Neither? If you're passionate, competitive, dedicated, and interested in honing your courtroom skills before graduation, joining a trial advocacy team might be for you. In this episode, Jelena & Branden-with-an-e talk to Brandon-with-an-o Draper, Director of the Trial Advocacy Center for the South Texas College of Law Houston, which is currently ranked 3rd in the nation in Trial Advocacy. Listen and learn . . . Whether you can be competitive in mock trial/moot court in law school, even if you didn't do high school debate or join a trial advocacy team as an undergrad How competing in trial advocacy prepares future litigators for the courtroom Where competitive trial advocacy differs from actual lawyering How to decide between mock trial and moot court Why some law schools do so much better than others in trial advocacy competitions How to pursue a career in trial advocacy programs, if you just really love trial advocacy so much you don't want to leave after graduation! And more! Links and Further Resources from this Episode: STCL Trial Advocacy Program Follow Brandon on LinkedIn LSATMax's Private 1-on-1 LSAT Tutoring 33 Common LSAT Flaws Apply Now for TestMax's Justice in Action Program Start Your LSATMax Free Trial Enroll in LSATMax's #1-Ranked LSAT Course Start Your 1L Free Trial Now (The Greatest Law School Supplement) Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now

Latte With a Lawyer
John Morrison, Partner at Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson, & Deola, PLLP: Latte with a Lawyer Season 2: Episode 12

Latte With a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 34:12


John Morrison has served Montana and America as a lawyer and public leader for 35 years. John grew up in western Montana working from the age of 13 as a dishwasher, lawn mower, construction laborer, landscaper and radio announcer before going to law school. After passing the Montana bar exam, John worked in Washington D.C. for Sen. John Melcher, where he helped write the Farm Credit Act of 1987, before returning to Montana to practice law. While still in his mid 30s, John received the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethics (AV Preeminent) from judges and other lawyers and has held the rating for 25 consecutive years. John also became a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, was President of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, served as Special Assistant Attorney General and chief Montana counsel in the Tobacco Case, obtained medical monitoring funds for hundreds of Montana fen Phen victims, and represented the New York Times and NBC in the Unabomber case before being elected to public office. John has tried numerous cases to verdict and judgment in the state and federal trial courts and won many landmark decisions in the Montana Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals. Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson, & Deola, PLLP: https://www.mswdlaw.com/ Learn more about EmotionTrac and our AI-driven Emotional Intelligence Platform: https://emotiontrac.com/calendly/ https://legal.emotiontrac.com/

Latte With a Lawyer
John Morrison, Partner at Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson, & Deola, PLLP: Latte with a Lawyer Season 2: Episode 12

Latte With a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 34:12


John Morrison has served Montana and America as a lawyer and public leader for 35 years. John grew up in western Montana working from the age of 13 as a dishwasher, lawn mower, construction laborer, landscaper and radio announcer before going to law school. After passing the Montana bar exam, John worked in Washington D.C. for Sen. John Melcher, where he helped write the Farm Credit Act of 1987, before returning to Montana to practice law. While still in his mid 30s, John received the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethics (AV Preeminent) from judges and other lawyers and has held the rating for 25 consecutive years. John also became a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, was President of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, served as Special Assistant Attorney General and chief Montana counsel in the Tobacco Case, obtained medical monitoring funds for hundreds of Montana fen Phen victims, and represented the New York Times and NBC in the Unabomber case before being elected to public office. John has tried numerous cases to verdict and judgment in the state and federal trial courts and won many landmark decisions in the Montana Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals. Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson, & Deola, PLLP: https://www.mswdlaw.com/ Learn more about EmotionTrac and our AI-driven Emotional Intelligence Platform: https://emotiontrac.com/calendly/ https://legal.emotiontrac.com/

Class Action
Personal Jurisdiction S3E45: Let's Get Personal with the Mock Trial Coaches from the Class Action Podcast

Class Action

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 66:50


For our 45th episode and the final episode of Season 3, we speak with Adria Kimbrough, Laura Rose, and A.J. Bellido de Luna, three of the mock trial coaches who appeared on the Class Action with Katie Phang podcast. We thought it would be great to hear from Adria, Laura, and AJ to learn more about their career journeys, why they have dedicated their time to coaching mock trial teams, and the advice they have for aspiring lawyers. Adria, Laura, and A.J. help us to end Season 3 with a bang! Don't miss this special conversation with our friends from Class Action. Show Notes for Episode 45: Class Action with Katie Pfang is an immersive 12 part documentary podcast series about the next generation of lawyers, heard through the voices of law students competing in mock trial tournaments around the country.​ You can listen to Class Action on iHeart, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen!  Adria Kimbrough is the Student Recruiting Manager in the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Previously, Adria was a Pre-Law Advisor at Dillard University in New Orleans and served as one of the University's Mock Trial Team coaches. Professor Kimbrough is a graduate of Talledega College and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Laura Rose is an Associate Professor of Law and the Heidepriem Trial Advocacy Fellow at the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law. Professor Rose is a graduate of Stetson University and Stetson University College of Law.  A.J. Bellido de Luna is the Assistant Dean for Advocacy Programs and Hardy Service Professor of Law at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He teaches Trial Advocacy and Arbitration and directs the law school's Advocacy Program National Team. A.J. is a graduate of University of Maryland School of Law and Johns Hopkins University. Learn more about and listen to Class Action with Katie Pfang by visiting the Class Action website. You can also follow Class Action on Instagram. Class Action with Katie Pfang is a production of Sound Argument and iHeartMedia. Thank you to producers Lisa Gray and Kevin Huffman for pitching this collaboration to us!  Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.com Find us on Twitter @PersonalJxPod Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast.  We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes.  Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor. Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod. Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridge License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license About Personal Jurisdiction: Join co-hosts Allison Freedman and Hallie Ritzu as we talk to a variety of people within the first 10ish years of practice to hear about their journeys to fulfilling careers and the advice they have for getting there. From government to start-ups; politics to academia; in-house to legal aid—we'll get the scoop on what it's really like to work in different areas of the law, so you can chart your own course for success.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Personal Jurisdiction
Let's Get Personal with the Mock Trial Coaches from the Class Action Podcast

Personal Jurisdiction

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 66:50


Class Action with Katie Phang isan immersive 12 part documentary podcast series about the next generation of lawyers, heard through the voices of law students competing in mock trial tournaments around the country.​ You can listen to Class Action on iHeart, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen! Adria Kimbrough is the Student Recruiting Manager in the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Previously, Adria was a Pre-Law Advisor at Dillard University in New Orleans and served as one of the University's Mock Trial Team coaches. Professor Kimbrough is a graduate of Talledega College and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.Laura Rose is an Associate Professor of Law and the Heidepriem Trial Advocacy Fellow at the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law. Professor Rose is a graduate of Stetson University and Stetson University College of Law. A.J. Bellido de Luna is the Assistant Dean for Advocacy Programs and Hardy Service Professor of Law at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He teaches Trial Advocacy and Arbitration and directs the law school's Advocacy Program National Team. A.J. is a graduate of University of Maryland School of Law and Johns Hopkins University.Learn more about and listen to Class Action with Katie Phang by visiting the Class Action website. You can also follow Class Action on Instagram.Class Action with Katie Phang is a production of Sound Argument and iHeartMedia. Thank you to producers Lisa Gray and Kevin Huffman for pitching this collaboration to us! Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodPersonal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridgeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Elawvate
Navigating the World of 30(b)(6) Depositions with Mark Kosieradski

Elawvate

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 40:21


Minnesota trial lawyer, Mark Kosieradski is not only a highly accomplished trial lawyer, but he has written multiple books and is recognized across the country as a leading expert on the use of 30(b)(6) depositions.  Mark joins Ben and Rahul to talk about his roots, practice and expertise using 30(b)(6) depositions to help build and win the case. About Mark KosieradzkiMark R. Kosieradzki is a board-certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in Best Lawyers in America in addition to recently receiving his twenty-first Super Lawyer award. Mr. Kosieradzki is a past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association) and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He was on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Kosieradzki is an expert on 30(b)(6) depositions and teaches his techniques at seminars across the country. He is nationally renowned for his knowledge of 30(b)(6) deposition practice and authored 30(b)(6): Deposing Corporations, Organizations & the Government. From Mark: I am the son of Polish immigrants. My mother fought in the Polish Underground in Warsaw during World War II. She was captured by the Nazis and imprisoned in a Nazi camp. My father was captured by the Russians and sent to a Gulag north of the Arctic Circle. They survived the war and ultimately immigrated to the United States. My parents taught me to stand up for what is right and to be scrappy. They also taught me that every day is an opportunity for a new adventure. These lessons have guided me to success professionally and personally. In addition to the passion I have for my work, I am an avid cyclist. At age 50 I took up playing the blues harmonica and on my 60th birthday I took up surfing in Costa Rica. This past year I took salsa lessons in Havana. As my parents taught me, and I share with my own children: look for and pursue the opportunities to do something meaningful and keep life exciting.

Class Action
Bonus: Life as a 1L

Class Action

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 32:21


Producers Kevin Huffman and Lisa Gray check in with former Dillard students Amaya Ronczyk and Lajeanne Shelton. Amaya is currently a 1L at Harvard Law, and Lajeanne is a 1L at UC Hastings Law. They talk about their personal experiences as a first-year law student, along with giving some helpful advice for future students, going from an HBCU to a PWI, skills carried over from the Dillard Mock Trial team into their current courses, and some exciting news about this year's Dillard case law.    Learn more about the schools, programs and special guests: Harvard Law School UC Hastings Law Dillard University Pre-Law Program American Mock Trial Association  National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA)  National Bar Association Follow us on Instagram @ClassActionPod Visit our show page for transcripts and more details about the series at ClassActionPod.com Follow host Katie Phang on Twitter @KatiePhang and Instagram @KatiePhang.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mass Tort News LegalCast
Working for Justice for Red Hill families with Kristina Baehr

Mass Tort News LegalCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 53:19


Kristina Baehr serves as founding partner of Just Well Law where she “represents sick people against the companies that made them sick,” according to the firm. Kristina holds experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in class actions and mass torts. She represented big companies in serial patent infringement cases for nearly a decade. Notable cases include the Medical University of South Carolina against AstraZeneca, Trilogy against SAP, and Ericsson against Samsung, to name a few. Baehr also represented Tivo in back-to-back trials against Comcast before the International Trade Commission and won Tivo nine-figures in royalties.  Kristina then served as Assistant US Attorney for the Western District of Texas for three years, representing the United States in civil suits of medical malpractice, catastrophic accidents, and general liability. In 2021 Kristina founded Just Well Law after her family personally experienced tragedy from a personal injury case. Just Well Law describes Kristina's inspiration to “built the personal injury firm she couldn't find for her own family” because “she has been there too.” She now specializes in representing plaintiffs claims of toxic exposure, medical malpractice, military housing, and other general claims against the United States. Kristina's firm now represents families affected by contaminated water from military negligence at Red Hill Navy base in Hawaii. Kristina graduated from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and received her J.D. from Yale Law. As a student she served as a White House communications intern and worked under the CDC in Africa as a Princeton Fellow. Outside of the courtroom, Baehr enjoys volunteering as an instructor at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.  Kristina Social Media LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristina-baehr/  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/justwelllaw  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/justwelllaw/    Just Well Law Social Media LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/just-well-law-plc/   About Just Well Law - https://www.well.law/about-us   Remember to subscribe and follow us on social media…   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mass-tort-news Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/masstortnewsorg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masstortnews.org

The Comedy Cellar: Live from the Table

Noam's favorite guest, Lara Bazelon is back. She is the author of A Good Mother, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she holds the Barnett chair in Trial Advocacy. She spent seven years as a deputy federal public defender in Los Angeles.

The Comedy Cellar: Live from the Table

Noam's favorite guest, Lara Bazelon is back. She is the author of A Good Mother, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she holds the Barnett chair in Trial Advocacy. She spent seven years as a deputy federal public defender in Los Angeles.

Working Dog Radio
Episode 177: 2nd Amendment with Ted Daus

Working Dog Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 54:52


This is the second episode from our HITS K9 conference series. Speaking of HITS, they will be returning August 15-18, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ at the Westin Kierland Resort. Get your tickets to this conference early!⁣ ⁣ hitsk9.net Your hosts sit down again with two time guest, and Co-Owner of HITS. If you're in law enforcement, this episode is crucial to listen to. The gents hit hard on case law, 2nd Amendment, and legal issues with the K9 Legal Expert, Ted Daus.⁣ ⁣ Daus is a retired assistant state attorney with the Broward County State Attorney's Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has been a prosecutor for two decades, 18 of which he has been assigned to the Drug Trafficking Unit for the State Attorney's Office. Daus graduated from Nova Southeastern School of Law in 1991. He has extensive experience as a lecturer on search and seizure for D.E.A., U.S. Customs, various Florida Police Departments, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Police K-9 Training Institute, Police Canine Consultants and the Canine Development Group. He lectures regularly all across the country to National Canine Organization such as U.S.P.C.A., N.P.C.A. & N.A.P.W.D.A. He is an adjunct professor of law for Nova Southeastern University teaching Trial Advocacy and coaching national mock trial teams. He lectures every year at the national canine conference, HITS. He is the current nationwide legal advisor for the National Police Canine Association headquartered in Arizona. Most recently, Daus was counsel of record for both United States Supreme Court K-9 cases, Harris & Jardines, argued before the court on October 31st, 2012.

Moms Moving On: Navigating Divorce, Single Motherhood & Co-Parenting.
Choosing the Right Divorce Attorney: Red and Green Flags and How to Stay Informed; with Divorce Attorney Alyssa Honickman

Moms Moving On: Navigating Divorce, Single Motherhood & Co-Parenting.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 31:26


Choosing a divorce attorney is one of the biggest decisions you'll have to make early in the process. You'll likely receive input from friends, family and even the neighbor down the street. You've probably heard you need a "bulldog" attorney, but do you? This week, experienced divorce attorney Alyssa Honickman joins Michelle Dempsey-Multack to educate listeners on the red and green flags when looking for an attorney. Alyssa discusses: Setting emotions aside when finding a divorce attorney The myths of family law What does "winning" mean in terms of divorce Why an attorney promising an outcome is a red flag Green flags such as putting the children first AND MUCH MORE! Alyssa D. Honickman focuses on Family Law cases and domestic violence cases. Alyssa D. Honickman is the owner and operator of this boutique law firm that focuses on meeting client's needs. Ms. Honickman is an experienced trial attorney and will fight for her clients' rights throughout the litigation process. She encourages settlement of her cases without court intervention but is prepared to litigate her cases at trial in the event settlement is impossible. Ms. Honickman's patience and ability to effectively communicate with her clients and opposing counsel put her clients at ease during the difficult process of family litigation. Alyssa Honickman was born and raised in Ocala, Florida and attended Florida schools for education. Ms. Honickman graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida. She continued her studies at Stetson College of Law and graduated Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Trial Advocacy. She began her legal career working as an Assistant State Attorney for the Broward County State Attorney's Office. Ms. Honickman has tried over 150 jury trials including misdemeanors, felonies, and domestic violence cases and has tried over 80 family law trials. Alyssa Honickman is an active member of her community. She is a member of the Broward County Bar Association's Family Law Section a Member of Kidside. Ms. Honickman currently is an active member of the Florida Bar Family Law Section. She is actively involved with the Florida Bar and participates in their annual and semi-annual conventions. Alyssa Honickman is admitted to practice in all Florida State courts and Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida. Active member of the Broward County Bar Association, the American Heart Association, co-creator of Confident Chaos Podcast, Florida Bar Family Law Section, and contributes to the March of Dimes , Saint Judge's Children's Hospital, and the Fraternal Order of Police. www.honickmanlaw.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Elawvate
Winning A Texas-Sized $352 Million Verdict and More with Randy Sorrels

Elawvate

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 53:37


In this episode, Ben (https://gideonasen.com/our-team/benjamin-gideon/) speaks with Texas trial lawyer Randy Sorrels about his recent $352 Million verdict returned for the family of a single, injured plaintiff—the largest compensatory damages verdict for a single injured individual ever recorded.  Randy tells the story of this landmark trial against well-known Texas lawyer, Rusty Harden.  Randy also discusses two other multi-million-dollar pandemic verdicts, including one involving former major league baseball great, Roger Clemens.  Randy talks about what it's like trying cases together with his wife and starting a new law firm during the pandemic.  He also talks about his work as President of the Texas Bar Association.  Randy is a gifted and inspiring lawyer, and you don't want to miss this episode.  About Randy Sorrels Randy Sorrels holds the unique distinction of being the only Texas board certified plaintiffs' lawyer ever to have been both elected to serve as President of the State Bar of Texas and selected as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers magazine. His passionate representation of clients and lawyers has garnered statewide recognition and numerous prestigious awards – including most recently being named the ALM Media/Texas Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award (2022). Randy and his partner/wife obtained what is believed to be the largest actual damages verdict in United States' history for an injured worker — $352.7 million – in a fully contested jury trial. In short, whether it is in the courtroom or in the boardroom, Randy has an unparalleled track record of success for his clients and the organizations he leads.   As a leader, Randy was voted by Texas lawyers to become the 2019-2020 State Bar President by the widest margin of victory in State Bar history. During his presidential service, he traveled Texas solidifying his reputation for helping not only those who hire him, but also helping fellow lawyers. His network of friends and relationships throughout the state is vast, and he is often hired by lawyers who are in need of representation. As a zealot advocate for his clients, Randy holds four board certifications including in Personal Injury Trial Law, Civil Trial Law and Civil Trial Advocacy from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. And in a peer selection process, for the last 14 years he has been named one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state. He is sought after by the nationwide and local media for legal analysis, commentary and perspective.   Randy's success in the courtroom is also well-known throughout Texas and nation. He has taken dozens of cases to trial, securing multi-million-dollar verdicts in personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, plant explosion cases and business lawsuits. During the time of Covid, Randy and the Sorrels Law team secured two of the largest personal injury jury verdicts in the country in a high-profile cases that received media attention worldwide. In one of the cases, the jury returned an actual damages verdict of $352.7 million for an injured worker who suffered catastrophic injuries, while in the other the jury awarded two minor league baseball players $3.24 million. For 2022, Randy has been named TEX-ABOTA's Trial Lawyer of the Year, as well as the Best Lawyers® Personal Injury – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Houston. Previously, he has been named the Best Lawyers' Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Houston on three separate occasions. He has received some of the highest legal honors in the state, including being awarded the State Bar of Texas' President's Award (recognizing the one Texas Lawyer who provided the most outstanding contributions through distinguished service to the lawyers of Texas), the Judge Sam Williams Award (recognizing the Texas lawyer who provides the greatest contribution to both local bars and the State Bar of Texas), and the Houston Bar Association President's Award (recognizing significant contributions to an HBA program). Early in his career, Randy was honored with the Woodrow B. Seals Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston Award (recognizing the one young Houston lawyer who exemplified significant professional traits both inside and outside the practice of law). He started his career as a lawyer at the internationally acclaimed Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright).

LawHer
36. Jessica Givens, The Cochran Firm — Rise Through the Ranks: How to Navigate a Nationwide Firm

LawHer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 38:22


Passionate about complex litigation and mass torts, Jessica Givens has spent the last 6 years at the illustrious Cochran Firm. She has been awarded Top 10 Under 40 in 2022 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. She has also received the Hugo L. Black Scholar Award and George Peach Taylor Award for Trial Advocacy. She explains how to maintain a sense of community - even if the firm is 42 offices strong. Why representation is critical to the advancement of women in the legal industry. And how one of the most useful and powerful tools at her disposal is one we all possess - delegation. What's In This Episode Who is Jessica Givens? How did the biochem student transition from an education in STEM to law? The Cochran firm has established itself as the country's premier victims advocate law firm. How does her role maintain that title? In a firm of 42 offices, how does she maintain community? How does a firm with such a large reach humanize its interactions with clients? Why do so few women end up at the managing level of multi-tier firms? Why is delegation such an underrated tool for advancing your career? What can female lawyers do to increase their visibility - beyond social media?

We Go Boldly Podcast
EPISODE 94: Embracing our power with Sara Williams

We Go Boldly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 73:44


We are deep into embracing our power and this season we are learning so much from our guests.  We are lucky to have the amazing Sarah Williams join us. If you want a little bit of faith, gratitude, and a lot about embracing our power then this is your episode!Sara Williams currently practices at Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, where she handles primarily trucking, wrongful death and catastrophic injury litigation. In 2021 Sara decided to step away from her role as managing attorney to re-focus on her litigation practice and developing a social media campaign focused on empowering women Lawyers. Sara is also an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at Cumberland School of Law where she teaches Advanced Skills in Trial Advocacy-Civil and Depositions and Technology. And if that wasn't enough Sara is also a mom!Clearly Sara has embraced her power.  She is a force of nature and we are lucky to speak with her.  Join us today and meet Sara Williams.RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOWDid you enjoy this episode? We would love to hear your thoughts. Head to Apple Podcasts and then rate, review, and subscribe. This way you will get notified once a new episode goes live.CONNECT WITH RIELLY AND TOVAHInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/goboldlytogether/Website: goboldlythepodcast.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Go-Boldly-Together-105942584706928LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/go-boldly-initiativeYouTube: http://bit.ly/boldlyyoutubePinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/GoBoldlyTogether/_saved/Twitter: https://twitter.com/goboldlypodcastPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/wegoboldly

Class Action
Bonus: Checking in with AJ and Andy

Class Action

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 29:48


Producers Kevin Huffman and Lisa Gray check in with St. Mary's Law coach AJ Bellido de Luna and former student Andy Vizcarra. You'll hear some of their personal experiences about being followed by the podcast production team, reflections on upsetting moments during last season's tournaments, and exciting current news about the team.    Learn more about the schools, programs and special guests: St. Mary's University Law School  Texas Young Lawyers Association  National Trial League Follow us on Twitter @ClassActionPod and Instagram @ClassActionPod Visit our show page for transcripts and more details about the series at ClassActionPod.com Follow host Katie Phang on Twitter @KatiePhang and Instagram @KatiePhang.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Maximum Mom
Ambitious Like a Mother with Lara Bazelon

Maximum Mom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 41:21


This week on Maximum Mom, your host Elise Buie joined Lara Bazelon.Lara is a law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she directs the Criminal & Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinics and holds the Barnett Chair in Trial Advocacy. Before that, she worked as a deputy federal public defender and the director of a Los Angeles-based innocence project. Along the way, she got married, had two children, divorced, and worked to create a different kind of family. Advocating for criminal defendants and writing about systemic breakdowns in courtrooms and in families have always felt interrelated and important. So often, people stay within their silos, unaware of the rich possibilities for collaboration, support, and mutual understanding. Her writing seeks to break down those barriers and ask that her readers open their minds to unexpected—even unlikely—ways of thinking about problems that may not be so intractable after all. To learn more, check out the profiles in MM LaFleur's Lives with a Purpose and The Sun Magazine.4:37 they're at great risk7:24 it sparked a huge reaction12:01 we're choosing what to do16:41 opening your mind20:28 great lesson24:21 missing a couple of hours, she was going to learn more29:25 how do you look at these issues34:40 turning that mirror on yourself 38:00 is it really anything such as too much informationWatch the interview here.Subscribe to Maximum Mom on your favorite podcast player, so you never miss an episode!Sign up for the Maximum Mom newsletter!

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast
Key Levers To Drive Profit Margin -- Featuring Danielle Hendon

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 33:45


A lot of times, we're told that the way to grow a business is by growing your revenue or cutting your expenses. And while those are both key components, there are ways to generate greater health for your business by increasing the amount on the bottom line - in ways we're not taught to think about.    My guest today is someone who thinks and focuses her practice on helping small law firms scale their businesses using sound financial policies. Her name is Danielle Hendon, and she is the founder and CEO of 4 Corners CFO, LLC. With more than a decade of experience working in corporate finance and accounting, and a passion for people that rivals her love of numbers, Danielle brings the benefit of big business financial analysis to entrepreneurs on a scale that fits both their company AND their budget.   In this episode, we discuss: Ways to generate greater health for your business by increasing the amount on the bottom line How to plan - and ultimately fund - your growth before you get there Your time is worth more for your growth than you'd like to pay a bookkeeper Looking at the bottom line is going to be the key indicator of the health of your business.     Contacts - Social Media Danielle Hendon Website: https://4cornerscfo.com/   Snip-Its 00:14:48 (36 Seconds)  So there's a couple of different types of profit margin, one being that net profit margin, which just like we talked about earlier, net income is going to drive your net profit margin. That is, after all the expenses, you want that number to be 10 to 15%. That's the ideal range for a business to run a net profit. And that gives you what you need to put back into the business to continue to grow and scale the way that you want to. The gross profit margin that I mentioned just a minute ago is going to be your revenue minus the costs that go into providing that Revenue service.   Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist  

Latte With a Lawyer
Donald Kudler, Partner at Cap & Kudler: Latte with a Lawyer Episode 104

Latte With a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 37:18


Donald C. Kudler is a partner in the Las Vegas law firm Cap & Kudler who has been certified as a Civil Litigation Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Kudler's practice focuses on personal injury cases, commercial negotiations and litigation, business start up, and consumer advocacy. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donaldkudleresq/ Cap & Kudler: https://lasvegaspersonalinjuryexperts.com/ Learn more about EmotionTrac and our AI-driven Emotional Intelligence Platform: https://emotiontrac.com/calendly/ https://legal.emotiontrac.com/

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast
Podcasting For Lawyers -- Featuring Robert Ingalls

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 33:44


I'm a huge proponent of welcoming guests who don't just sell a service but are tailored to the small law firm experience. And as a recovering attorney, speaker, and Founder and Chief Podcast Strategist of LawPods — Robert Ingalls fits the mold. Having worked with premier law firms including McGuire Woods, Blank Rome and The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, LawPods helps busy attorneys create world-class podcast content that boosts SEO, builds relationships and drives revenue. In this episode we discuss: Challenges lawyers face in a highly regulated profession. How we might be resistant to putting ourselves out there if we have not been a public speaker. How can we deal with the potential conflicts that arise from having your message out there. Speaking to your ideal clients. How to cross-market various clips that you will create from a podcast. The three P's of podcasting that are helpful when you want to start a podcast.   Contacts – Social Media Website: https://www.lawpods.com robert@lawpods.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/lawpods Instagram: www.instagram.com/lawpods   About Robert Ingalls Robert Ingalls is a recovering attorney, professional speaker and the founder of LawPods, one of the first podcast production agencies for law firms. At LawPods, Robert and his team help some of the premier law firms in the world launch and grow branded podcasts that build relationships and drive revenue.  Robert's path to Podcast Producer to the Am Law 100 was anything but direct. For years he battles anxiety from the pressure, long hours and constant conflict of a litigation career. When he was finally ready to throw in the towel, he had no idea what to do next. With no business/marketing background and only a love for podcasts he discovered while creating a podcast for his law firm, Robert decided to see if lawyers would pay him to help them launch podcasts. With very few takers in the early days, Robert spent two years in a corporate banking gig, grinding nights and weekends to finally bring LawPods to life.    Snip-Its 00:19:36 (36 Seconds)  So you referenced earlier this, this idea of using the podcast in different places and you just hearken back to it. So when someone is kind of thinking through a podcast as a portion of their marketing plan, right, they're going to have the podcast as kind of the pillar content, and then that content is going to go out to different places. How do you take it and alter it so it fits different platforms so you know where it's going to get the most bang for your buck? Like where is it in the line of, of, of a, I guess, nurturing from point of initial awareness to the point of sale where you're really getting your most bang for your buck.   Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist

Elawvate
It's About Vision with John Romano

Elawvate

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 46:57


Join Ben and Rahul for their discussion with legendary Florida trial lawyer, John Romano. John recounts his experience learning from masters of trial practice during the golden age of trial practice in Florida and about the need for trial lawyers of each age and generation to continuously reinvent themselves, innovate, and develop a new vision for the times. John shares strategies of presenting non-economic losses in a compelling way that resonates with the jury. About John RomanoA partner at Romano Law Group, John F. Romano is a civil trial advocate board-certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, as well as the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. John is also a member of the Taos Group, an association of prominent trial attorneys from around the country who work together to better serve the needs of their clients.   John regularly handles and litigates cases in the following areas: auto and truck accident litigation and trials, fall-down and premises liability cases, product liability, business litigation, pharmaceutical drug cases, pharmaceutical medical device cases, insurance litigation and criminal defense.   John has successfully litigated to a verdict nearly every type of civil and criminal case, including those involving failure to diagnose cancer, product defects, drug and vaccine defect litigation, libel and slander, vehicular collisions, personal injury, murder, armed robbery and wrongful denial of health insurance benefits. He lectures across America on trial advocacy and tort and criminal law, has authored three textbooks, and has published more than 100 articles in national publications or papers for national presentation.   John is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. He accepted a football scholarship from Florida State University and went on to attend law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1973. He was admitted to practice law in the state of Florida in 1974. John also proudly served as a Captain and J.A.G. Officer with the United States Marine Corps (primarily with the Second Marine Division out of Camp LeJeune, North Carolina).   John returned to Florida to work with the personal injury and general trial attorneys at the law firm of Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Johnson & McKeown, and later formed the Palm Beach County law firm of Romano, Eriksen & Cronin. In 2007, the firm became Romano Law Group. With nearly 40 years in law practice, he has held numerous positions in national law organizations and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of law in Florida, including receiving the Jon E. Krupnick award in 2015.  He was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame in 2015.   John has authored thousands of legal opinions and articles, including The Right to Trial by Jury. 

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

This is one of those topics that comes straight from the well of what I do here at Law Firm Mentor; coaching lawyers on how to look at things from a different perspective. Oftentimes, it's a little tweak in the way we approach something that can bring traction.  Other times, we have to do something grandiose; something far different than what we were doing before. Because the most power tends to come when we are being ourselves and doing what we already know — just a little bit differently — that can make a dramatic change.  In this episode we discuss: 3 key strategies for how to get out of your comfort zone that will lead you to grow. The risk of comfort is the notion that growth feeds itself. The main goal is what will compel you to do the work that will lead to growth. How your lifestyle will grow and evolve with inflation. Staying in your comfort zone will never satisfy your true purpose.   Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist Snip-Its 00:08:36 (30 Seconds)  But growing doesn't mean growing your body count. Growing can mean growing your revenue. It can mean growing your free time. It can mean growing both. Usually, for lawyers, it is growing both. It can mean growing your reach, right? You could be taking on clients all across the United States, even all across the world, depending on what you do for a living.  So growing just means that you want more of something than you currently have. And that is a very real human instinct.

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
Fully Acknowledging Human Damages with Randy Sorrels

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 34:52


A surprising shift has swept through Texas courts since COVID-19, likely traceable to the public's collective new awareness of suffering due to pandemic-era hardships. In recent months, there has seemed to be a marked change in jurors' thoughts on awarding non-economic damages, resulting in larger damages verdicts in many courts. To discuss this phenomenon, Rocky Dhir talks with Randy Sorrels about his article, Fully Acknowledging Human Damages, which appeared in the October issue of the Texas Bar Journal. Randy Sorrels is a partner at Sorrels Law in Houston, Texas, and holds board certifications from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, including: Personal Injury Trial Law, Civil Trial Law, and Civil Trial Advocacy.

State Bar of Texas Podcast
Fully Acknowledging Human Damages with Randy Sorrels

State Bar of Texas Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 34:52


A surprising shift has swept through Texas courts since COVID-19, likely traceable to the public's collective new awareness of suffering due to pandemic-era hardships. In recent months, there has seemed to be a marked change in jurors' thoughts on awarding non-economic damages, resulting in larger damages verdicts in many courts. To discuss this phenomenon, Rocky Dhir talks with Randy Sorrels about his article, Fully Acknowledging Human Damages, which appeared in the October issue of the Texas Bar Journal. Randy Sorrels is a partner at Sorrels Law in Houston, Texas, and holds board certifications from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, including: Personal Injury Trial Law, Civil Trial Law, and Civil Trial Advocacy.

Marketing Solutions for Local Businesses

Allison Williams is the owner of not one, but two successful companies. She is the Founder of Williams Law Group, a full-service family law firm where she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Family Law.  After taking Williams Law Group from start-up to a multi-million dollar business in 3.5 years, she created her second business, Law Firm Mentor, where she and her team provide business coaching services for Solo and Small Law Firm attorneys, helping them grow their revenue, crush chaos in business and make more money. Visit her website here: https://lawfirmmentor.netAllison's Checklist of Questions to Ask a Digital Marketing Agency: https://bit.ly/LFM-SEOvet Connect with Allison on Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisoncwilliams/General Info:We wrote a blog post about this topic, if you'd like more information about this, you can visit that post here: https://lbmsllc.com/how-to-choose-a-digital-marketing-company/Are you looking for digital marketing help for your law firm? Are you currently running a few campaigns, but are not getting the results you were hoping for?If you are nodding yes to both questions, check out these case studies of some killer results we have gotten for law firms just like yours and ask us how we can help you get those same results.  Click here to review the case studies: https://lbmsllc.com/lp-attorneys/If you want to get a hold of us, or you would like to be a guest on our show simply click here: https://www.lbmsllc.com/contact-us/Is there a topic you would like us to cover? Send an email to info@lbmsllc.com or simply call 888-416-7752Want a free evaluation of your digital marketing presence? Simply click here: https://www.lbmsllc.com/online-presence-report/and we'll send you a free snapshot report to get started.For a copy of my book, 7 Steps to Recession-Proofing Your Business, click this link: https://www.lbmsllc.com/bookConnect With Us On Social Media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lbmsllcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lbmsllc/Twitter: https://twitter.com/lbmsllcLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/local-business-marketing-solutionsAlignable: https://www.alignable.com/fanwood-nj/local-business-marketing-solutionsConnect With Frank Directly on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fdemming/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC97CxzX4YnOazsF39DOe34A

Faces of TBI
NeuroLaw with Bruce Stern

Faces of TBI

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 33:00


Bruce H. Stern is a shareholder and member of the Personal Injury Group of Stark & Stark. He concentrates his practice in the area of trucking and construction litigation, brain and spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death. He graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1977 and from Rutgers School of Law-Camden in 1981. Mr. Stern is a founding member and past chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of AAJ. He also has served as chair of AAJ's Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section. He serves as Treasurer of the International Brain Injury Association and the North American Brain Injury Society. In 2009, he was elected president of the Belli Society. Mr. Stern was selected for induction into the International Society of Barristers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Stern is the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer on the subject of traumatic brain injury litigation, evidence and trial techniques. He also co-authored a book entitled Litigating Brain Injuries which is published by Thomson Reuters and a chapter entitled "Brain Injuries" which is included in Association of Trial Lawyers of America's (ATLA) Litigating Tort Case Series, published by AAJ Press. Mr. Stern is certified as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by both the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. www.braininjurylawblog.com   Episode brought to you by Integrate Brain Centers Support this podcast for just $5 a month via Patreon.

Class Action
Bonus: Home for the Holidays in the Valley

Class Action

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 20:39


Genesis Salinas, a Saint Mary's 2L, travels 3 and a half hours south of San Antonio to her hometown in the Rio Grande Valley. There, along the Texas-Mexico border, her family celebrates Christmas as she re-adjusts to what life was like before law school. The holidays, though a short time together, reminds her of the importance of family, culture and tradition   Learn more about the schools, programs and special guests: St. Mary's University Law School  Texas Young Lawyers Association  Follow us on Twitter @ClassActionPod and Instagram @ClassActionPod Visit our show page for transcripts and more details about the series at ClassActionPod.com Follow host Katie Phang on Twitter @KatiePhang and Instagram @KatiePhang. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast
Why You Need Automation In Your Law Firm | Feat. Matt Spiegel C.E.O Of Lawmatics

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 32:59


We are joined today by entrepreneur, attorney, C.E.O, and innovator Matt Spiegel. Matt is an attorney, founder, and CEO of Lawmatics.  Matt shares how a bar grievance filed against him is what led to founding Lawmatics. Matt also shares why automation is necessary for your law firm's growth and providing star treatment for your clients. This is a great episode you don't want to miss. In this episode we discuss: The areas of aspects of practice management software and legal automation. How to get a better client experience with automation software. Asking yourself as a law firm owner the right questions about how and what to automate. How to get into the numbers of your law firm with Lawmatics. The only way to get analytics and good reporting on where your leads are coming from are to have some automation.   About Matt Spiegel: Matt Spiegel is an attorney and serial entrepreneur in the legal-tech space. He is Founder and CEO of Lawmatics, the #1 automation platform for law firms, offering legal client intake, CRM, marketing automation, billing, and much more, all in one easy-to-use software. With Lawmatics, law firms streamline their operations, impress clients, and win more business. Prior to Lawmatics, Matt worked as a criminal defense attorney for six years and founded MyCase, a legal practice management software company that has grown into one of the most widely used cloud-based law practice management systems. It was then acquired by AppFolio in 2012, where he remained as a General Manager for three more years. In 2015, Spiegel founded ExpoGuru, an event marketing management software. Later in 2015 he became the CEO of Cammy, a global consumer tech company with headquarters in Sydney, Australia. In 2017, he decided that it was the right time to go back in the legal software industry with Lawmatics. He is a golf enthusiast and passionate about making an impact on advancing the practice of law. He can't wait to continue reaching audiences in all consumer-driven practice areas; legal professionals wanting to build and scale a profitable law firm! Contacts – Social Media Matt Spiegel's Contact:Matt@lawmatics.com www.lawmatics.com Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist Snip-Its 00:07:57 (32 Seconds) But, but the catalyst was, it was actually, to be honest with you, Allison, it was a bar complaint. I got a bar complaint and it was like it was stupid. It wasn't like, that I was a bad lawyer. It wasn't that, you know, I got a bad outcome or that I was malpractice or ineffective assistance of counsel or anything. It was quite literally, I didn't call you back quick off. It was attorney-client communication. And so then I went down. That which was the number was that it was the number one complaint in 2009, and it's still the number one complaint. And it's, it's ridiculous and actually embarrassing that that is still the number one issue that we have as lawyers      

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast
Effective Use of Credit in Law Firms

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 18:08


A lot of business owners have misconceptions around lines of credit and debt. Credit and debit are a necessary part of growing a business. Once debt has been accumulated, it is important to create a system to repay your debt. I will be going over all the ins and outs of taking accumulating debt to grow your business in this episode.  In today's episode we discuss: Debt is an advance that affords an opportunity to invest in your business that will give you a greater return.  How to use debt and learn how to use it effectively. Recognizing that there is a great distinction between credit card debt and a line of credit. Creating a schedule of repayment as soon as there is any money on the credit card. Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist Snip-Its 00:06:56 (32 Seconds) Now, increasing the line of credit gives you a benefit of decreasing your income to debt ratio, right? So if I have a card and it has a 9000 credit limit and I have spent $3,000, I've used 33% of my credit. However, if I get them to increase that credit limit to 10,000, my credit utilization rate goes down to only 30%. So I've done nothing other than secure more credit, but that will typically trigger an increase in my FICO score, my credit score.      

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast
Seven Overlooked Strategies In Negotiating Your Commercial Lease

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 29:44


When it comes time to find a commercial rental for your office space, many lawyers are overlooking key strategies in their negotiation. In today's episode I will teach you the seven most overlooked strategies in order to prepare you for your next negotiation as well as get you the best deal and space for your business to grow.  In today's episode: Why you should consult a commercial broker and not a real estate attorney. Why professionals are desirable to commercial landlords and how to leverage that in your negotiations.  What to look for when renting out a commercial rental property. Longer term space needs and what to do if your landlord can't accommodate them.    Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist   Snip-Its 00:11:41 (25 Seconds)  When you think about coming into a space, the landlord doesn't just have a vested interest in renting the space today, he or she is creating a relationship with you as the business owner, and professionals, professional practices tend to be one of the most stable lessees, less orders lessees, less orders, tenants, we tend to be really great tenants, right? We don't throw large parties, we don't do a lot of damage, we obviously want to keep the space looking professional. And so when a landlord is looking to create a relationship with a business owner, we are desirable, know that going in. Not only are we desirable because of our status as professionals, because we don't just have legal responsibilities under our lease, we have professional responsibilities as licensed attorneys.

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

There is a myth in business that managing your expenses means simply cutting costs. On today's episode, I will dispel that myth and teach you how to create a money system for your money coming in and going out so you can continue to grow your business.  In this episode we discuss: How to create a plan for your money to know where it's coming in and going out. Managing your expenses does not mean cutting your expenses. The way that you can create financial freedom through your business. How important it is to have an effective money managing system. Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist Snip-Its 00:12:25 (36 Seconds) The way that we create financial freedom through a business, through a law firm, is we create more money. And more importantly, we create an understanding of money in a way that we can produce it when we need it, as we need it. Instead of, I'm going to live like a pauper today so that eventually I will have enough to stop working, right? That's kind of the middle-class mindset that says save for a rainy day and save for retirement, and then one day you'll be able to stop working. Well, here's the thing. I don't want to have a poultry existence today so that I can have a somewhat less poultry existence tomorrow.      

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast
The Structure of Flexibility

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 21:11


In today's market, in order to recruit new and retain existing employees, offering a flexible work environment is a great way. When your employees have flexibility in their schedule to achieve a work life balance they are happier and more productive. In today's episode I am going to teach you how to create systems for you to implement flexibility into your work environment.  In this episode we discuss: How to structure a flexible work environment that will make your employees happier. 3-step query to ask of yourself to create a structure of flexibility in your workplace. Effective communication is necessary to make clear the goals that need to be achieved. How to manage your business by metrics. Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist Snip-Its 00:07:59 (32 Seconds)  Well, when I started adding people and I had that same general attitude, right, you give to me, I give to you, this is a relationship. I want you to be happy. I want your life to fit with your work and share that ethos pretty freely with people. We had one paralegal that just didn't work that way. This person would ask to come in late or leave early, and by this time I had gotten very clear guidance from an employment attorney that we needed to be keeping time records. So we were maintaining time records

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Why You Need An In-House Marketing Team For Your Law Firm

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 17:19


The goal of marketing is to keep your message content clear and consistent across all platforms. Regardless if you outsource your marketing, having an in-house marketing team is important in order to achieve your goals and receive your return on investment. In this episode, I will give you three reasons why you want to invest in an in-house marketing team. In this episode we discuss: How the in-house marketing team has to look like. 3 Characteristics that will justify making an investment in your in-house marketing team. You require someone who is the eyes and ears of your company. Have someone on your team who is looking for the next opportunity for your business to expand into marketing. Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist Snip-Its 00:11:01 (38 Seconds) Now, this doesn't mean that if you have different people in your company marketing, that you all have to copy and paste each other's style. We do want you to be authentic in your marketing, but even as you are working toward authenticity, your goal is to make sure that there is consistency of your message and that when you are communicating in different places, that that data, if it is multipurpose, if you're cross-marketing, what you put on, what you what you say in a public speaking engagement to what you put in your newsletter or on your blog, you want to make sure that what people are consuming says we say the same thing, even if we say it in different ways because we are about this value.        

The Great Trials Podcast
GTP CLASSIC: Jeffrey Kroll | Tierney Darden v. City of Chicago, et al. | $148 million verdict

The Great Trials Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 74:35


This week, we're replaying a classic episode where your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Jeffrey Kroll of Kaveny + Kroll Trial Attorneys (www.KavenyKroll.com).   Remember to rate and review GTP in iTunes: Click Here To Rate and Review   Episode Details: Accomplished trial attorney Jeffrey Kroll of Kaveny + Kroll Trial Attorneys shares how he secured one of the largest premises liability compensatory awards in the nation and the largest verdict ever reported against the city of Chicago on behalf of college dance student Tierney Darden. In 2015, Tierney suffered life-altering injuries at O'Hare International Airport after a poorly maintained pedestrian shelter weighing 750 pounds fell on top of her, shattering her spinal cord. Today, Tierney is paralyzed from the waist down and suffers from severe neuropathic pain on a daily basis. A post-verdict settlement of $115 million was reached with the city of Chicago. Click Here to Read/Download Trial Documents   Guest Bio: Jeffrey Kroll Jeffrey J. Kroll is an award-winning attorney who has represented injured victims of negligence throughout the country for nearly three decades in the areas of trucking accidents, products liability, and medical malpractice. In 2017, Mr. Kroll was part of the trial team that obtained a record-breaking $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a dancer who was paralyzed when a shelter collapsed on her at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Overall, his verdicts and settlements have exceeded $1 million on 80 separate occasions. Mr. Kroll has lectured throughout the country on personal injury and wrongful death matters. He has had more than 125 legal articles published on topics ranging from strategic jury selection and maximizing an injured client's recovery, to successfully handling wrongful death cases and preparing and cross-examining expert witnesses. He is well known in Chicago media for countless segments and publications, and has taught Trial Advocacy and Medical Malpractice Law at DePaul University and Northwestern Law School. Mr. Kroll was the only Illinois attorney to be published in the Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th Edition, released by Trial Guides and the American Association for Justice. Read Full Bio   Show Sponsors: Legal Technology Services - LegalTechService.com Digital Law Marketing - DigitalLawMarketing.com Harris Lowry Manton LLP - hlmlawfirm.com   Free Resources: Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 1 Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 2

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Why Do So Many Professionals Think SEO Is A Hoax?

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 29:24


If You Are Reading This, Then SEO Is NOT A Hoax. Key questions you need to ask when you hire a marketing company to manage your SEO. Clean-up work needs to be done on your website when a marketing company starts to work with you. How to communicate appropriately with search engines. You have to partner with your marketing company and provide the right information to succeed. Which is the best marketing strategy that will work best for your law firm. Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist Snip-Its 00:04:53 (38 Seconds) And the more information that there is on your website, the easier it is for the search engine to say, yes, this is exactly what the searching party is looking for when this person's content comes into our awareness. So the more content that a person has generated over a course of time, the more likely that they are to show up when they are doing things like altering keywords on their website, because they already have authority. They already have a reputation, if you will, with Google, or Bing, or whatever search engine that says this is a reputable source that is highly connected with the service that people are searching for.

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3 Questions You Need To Ask BEFORE You Institute Your Associate Bonus Compensation Plan

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 27:34


Associate bonus compensation is vital in retaining top talent at your law firm and motivating your employees. In order to create a bonus incentive plan, however, you need to have an answer to three specific questions:  What does your business need? 2. What will motivate your associates? 3. What is your M.V.P.? In this episode, we discuss:  The 3 questions to start the process of configuring the bonus compensation plan. Try to create parity between what's expected and what's delivered. How much should be going to the base compensation based on the market. Be sure what will motivate your associates so you can create the right incentive plan. What you are going to create in the future so you have the balance of your profit and your expenses in appropriate ratios Allison C. Williams, Esq. Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist LFM Podcast: Necessity of Growth https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/podcast/2021/03/16/the-necessity-of-growth Snip-Its 00:16:57 (36 Seconds) As your company grows, you might not want to differentiate the types of benefits that you give from person to person, but you might, right? You might want to have a structured bonus plan whereby people get to elect at the beginning of the year what bonus they're going to be pursuing. You can build out your entire budget around if a person hits a budget, a goal so that they are entitled to bonus compensation that it's already paid for by virtue of you starting at the beginning of the year, setting aside the funds that are going to be necessary for that. But the worst thing that you can do is presuppose that the only thing people care about is money.

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3 Questions You Need To Ask BEFORE You Institute Your Associate Bonus Compensation Plan

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 27:34


Associate bonus compensation is vital in retaining top talent at your law firm and motivating your employees. In order to create a bonus incentive plan, however, you need to have an answer to three specific questions:  What does your business need? 2. What will motivate your associates? 3. What is your M.V.P.? In this episode, we discuss:  The 3 questions to start the process of configuring the bonus compensation plan. Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist Snip-Its 00:16:57 (36 Seconds) As your company grows, you might not want to differentiate the types of benefits that you give from person to person, but you might, right? You might want to have a structured bonus plan whereby people get to elect at the beginning of the year what bonus they're going to be pursuing. You can build out your entire budget around if a person hits a budget, a goal so that they are entitled to bonus compensation that it's already paid for by virtue of you starting at the beginning of the year, setting aside the funds that are going to be necessary for that. But the worst thing that you can do is presuppose that the only thing people care about is money. Try to create parity between what's expected and what's delivered. How much should be going to the base compensation based on the market. Be sure what will motivate your associates so you can create the right incentive plan. What you are going to create in the future so you have the balance of your profit and your expenses in appropriate ratios    

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How To Onboard A Star Performer In Your Law Firm

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 19:35


Onboarding is necessary, but it is one of the things most people do not want to do.  Learning the basics of onboarding can be the difference between hiring someone who works out miraculously or hiring someone who can't get the job done. These five key strategies will help you onboard your star performer. In this episode we discuss: 5 Key Strategies you can use to be more effective at onboarding new members of your team. How important it is to be organized so your employees can make associations in their minds of the content that's covered. Breaking down the big picture into key components in each onboarding. Create a repeat pattern of the key points that you want the person to understand. The value of taking handwritten notes creates a connection with the memory. Allison Bio: Allison C. Williams, Esq., is the Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Ms. Williams is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm by 581% in three years. Ms. Williams won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Ms. Williams was voted as NJBIZ's Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Ms. Williams won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest-growing companies among graduates of Florida State University. In 2018, Ms. Williams created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. She helps solo and small law firm attorneys grow their business revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications, and money management in law firms. Contacts – Social Media https://www.lawfirmmentor.net/speak-with-a-growth-strategist Snip-Its 00:14:54 (34 Seconds) It's really important that they get into the habit of taking your words and translating it into their words. And then the final strategy ultimately is going to show you why that's so critically important as a part of further reinforcing what they've learned. But for purposes of number four, super important that you emphasize and require that notes be taken and that you make sure that you check in periodically to make sure that those notes are really the person's reiteration of key points and not the person's kind of brain dump if you will, or recording of what you've had to say.