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3 Things Every Lawyer Needs To Know Before Hiring An Assistant

3 Things Every Lawyer Needs To Know Before Hiring An Assistant

You know you need help in your law practice. You need an assistant who can help you with practice growth strategies – more than just day-to-day legal client work. But where do you start? How will you find the right person and what will they do once you hire them? Hiring an assistant can be a very exciting time, but also a very stressful time. Years ago I remember someone saying to me: “Cindy, I know I need help. I know I need an assistant to help me. But I don’t know what I don’t know. Can an assistant really … Continue reading »

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Cindy Greenway
Cindy Greenway specializes in training Paralegals and Virtual Assistants to support lawyers in business growth and revenue generation. She also assists lawyers with identifying and finding the perfect team members for their business.

7 Key Hiring Strategies For Growing Your Law Practice Into a Business You Love

7 Key Hiring Strategies For Growing Your Law Practice Into a Business You Love

In law school you learned how to lawyer. Growing your law firm requires that you learn the business of law. Interviewing and hiring are two of the essentials you must learn to turn your law practice into a law business you can count on.  Here are 7 stratetgies for you to use in making your next hiring decision.  1.) Don’t hire for potential – who someone COULD be is not up to you. Hire based on who they are now and the experience, skills and training they already have; and if they grow in their role, all the better! It’s a … Continue reading »

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Craig Allan
Craig Allan is co-founder and President of New Law Business Model. He has over 11 years experience building marketing-based businesses with integrated online systems. Craig believes that family is the most important unit of society and feels lawyers have a unique responsibility to positively impact families, communities and future generations.

How Long Before I Will See ROI From My New Assistant?

How Long Before I Will See ROI From My New Assistant?

One of the questions I get asked all the time is ‘how long will it take before I see and experience return on investment (ROI) from my new Assistant?’ The quick answer is – approximately 90 days. At first, 90 days may feel like a lifetime. However, when you consider the milestones you’ll hit in that time, and the full support you’ll receive after ramping up, 90 days really isn’t that long at all. A lot of ‘downloading’ takes place in the first 90 days of a lawyer/assistant relationship. Both parties need to set aside and invest time to allow … Continue reading »

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Cindy Greenway
Cindy Greenway specializes in training Paralegals and Virtual Assistants to support lawyers in business growth and revenue generation. She also assists lawyers with identifying and finding the perfect team members for their business.

Real Solutions for Dedicated Lawyers

Real Solutions for Dedicated Lawyers

Dear Lawyers: I know you’re buried. Overwhelmed. I know you’ve probably thought about throwing in the towel at least once already this year. We hear it all the time around here. One email I received this week stood out in particular. (I do personally read all your comments & emails, so keep them coming.) She wrote about how she can’t keep up – hearing over and over “how I should be ‘transforming’ my practice while I am also worrying about making payroll, not screwing up cases, and meeting deadlines. PLEASE STOP TELLING ME HOW HORRIBLE IT IS, and give more … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Craig Allan
Craig Allan is co-founder and President of New Law Business Model. He has over 11 years experience building marketing-based businesses with integrated online systems. Craig believes that family is the most important unit of society and feels lawyers have a unique responsibility to positively impact families, communities and future generations.

What Lawyers Need To Do Before Hiring

What Lawyers Need To Do Before Hiring

Are you one of the 11% of lawyers who suffer from Lack of Talent in growing your practice this year? We all know the advice summarized from Jim Collins’ influential book Good to Great: Focus on what you’re best at, most passionate about & makes you the most money. The rest, we need to hand off to our team, partners and vendors. This requires trust. Trust should always be earned, never blind. Confidence begins with ourselves:  interviewing & hiring skills compensation plans & accountability operating procedures & training leadership & team dynamics Over the past 10 years I’ve hired dozens of assistants – from … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Craig Allan
Craig Allan is co-founder and President of New Law Business Model. He has over 11 years experience building marketing-based businesses with integrated online systems. Craig believes that family is the most important unit of society and feels lawyers have a unique responsibility to positively impact families, communities and future generations.

5 Ways Your Assistant Can Help You Grow Your Law Practice

Lawyer VA, Assistant, Paralegal

For most lawyers, your Assistant is someone who helps with the day-to-day tasks and priorities within an office. They take care of the clients and make sure all administrative details are looked after within the practice. As the owner of a small or solo law firm in today’s world, your responsibilities far exceed simply practicing law. Therefore, you need your Assistant to do MUCH more than simply handling administrative details. To be successful you need an Assistant (or three!) to help you implement effective marketing strategies that grow your law practice by connecting you with prospects and generating more revenue … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Cindy Greenway
Cindy Greenway specializes in training Paralegals and Virtual Assistants to support lawyers in business growth and revenue generation. She also assists lawyers with identifying and finding the perfect team members for their business.