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Be the CEO of Your Law Firm: Gain Control, Turn a Profit, and Reclaim Your Life (Paperback)
Be the CEO of Your Law Firm: Gain Control, Turn a Profit, and Reclaim Your Life walks the solo and small firm attorney through the 6 Roles and Responsibilities every lawyer must master to become a successful business owner and transform a law practice into a thriving business.
Are you overwhelmed trying to run your solo practice? Are you constantly afraid that you don't have enough money to pay your bills? Do you feel disorganized with the business side of your practice? Do you feel like there is a "secret" to running a successful solo practice that you simply don't know?
Be the CEO of Your Law Firm: Gain Control, Turn a Profit, and Reclaim Your Life is written for you: the attorney who is struggling to do the work that you love, make a living, and enjoy your life. Our passion for our work is not enough to run a successful law practice. A law firm is a business and you must treat it like one in order to not only survive, but to thrive.
This book prepares you for the journey from barely keeping your head above water to being in control of your practice, your finances, and your life. It defines the role of a CEO and outlines the responsibilities you must master in order to grow and prosper:
(1) Creating Your Vision and Strategy; (2) Marketing Your Services; (3) Taming Your Finances; (4) Managing Your Firm; (5) Cultivating Your Relationships; and (6) Attaining Client Satisfaction.
Be the CEO of Your Law Firm: Gain Control, Turn a Profit, and Reclaim Your Life unlocks all of the secrets to running a successful practice so you can get back to doing the work that you love and make an excellent living while doing it.
All purchasers are eligible to receive a workbook containing the documents mentioned and sampled in the book:
Chapter 1: EXERCISE: Create Your Vision and Strategy; EXERCISE: Critique Your Website; EXERCISE: Create Your Ideal Client Profile
Chapter 2: APPENDIX: Tracking Sheet for Number of Consults and Contracts per Month; APPENDIX: Tracking Sheet for Origin of Consults and Contracts per Month; APPENDIX: Tracking Sheet for Consults and Contracts per Month; APPENDIX: Daily Phone Log
Chapter 3: EXERCISE: Income Sources; EXERCISE: Revenue Scenarios; APPENDIX: Client Payments Log; APPENDIX: Expense Report; APPENDIX: Employee Daily Time Log; APPENDIX: Authorizations for Credit Card and e-Check; APPENDIX: Sample Flat Fee Contract; APPENDIX: Sample Flat Fee (All Inclusive) Contract
Chapter 4: EXERCISE: Office Tasks; EXERCISE: Empower Employees; APPENDIX: Employee Confidentiality Agreement; APPENDIX: Employee Performance Review; APPENDIX: Employee Warning Notice
Chapter 6: EXERCISE: Create the Client Experience; APPENDIX: Client Consultation Intake Sheet; APPENDIX: Monthly Client Update Letter; APPENDIX: Client Bio Sheet
About the Author
Alexandra Lozano is a nationally recognized and award-winning immigration attorney. She is the founder of Alexandra Lozano Immigration Law PLLC, based in Seattle. As the founder and CEO of the Association of Mother Immigration Attorneys (AMIGA), Alexandra is passionate about teaching other attorneys how they can transform a simple law practice into a thriving business. Through AMIGA, Alexandra empowers other attorneys to be the CEOs of their law firms with her weekly blog and webinars, Six-Figure Solo membership, inspirational 6-Minute CEO Facebook Live show, a regularly scheduled Ask Ally coaching conference calls, and the annual Women, Power & Money in-person conference where she provides women attorneys with step-by-step guidance on how to perform the work they love while also running a profitable legal business. In 2016, Alexandra received the American Immigration Lawyers Association Sam Williamson Mentor Award for "outstanding efforts and excellent counsel to immigration attorneys by providing mentoring assistance." Her alma mater, the Seattle University School of Law, also bestowed upon her the distinguished alumna award for "her tireless advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrants and her innovation in creating a national network to support immigration attorneys who are women and mothers." Alexandra and her husband share five children and are happily living in the Seattle suburbs.