An Essential Tech Tool for Lawyers

By December 11, 2018 February 15th, 2019 Law + Tech

Too many lawyers waste time with “shiny tech objects.”

But, you understand the need to focus on just a few key tech tools.

And you understand that time is precious and…

You need the best return on your investment of time. And of course, money too.

An Essential Tools

So let’s talk about an important tech tools that can help improve your practice…

By making you more efficient, and by improving the quality of your work.

First, let me say these are tech tools you may not have heard of.

Or maybe you heard about them but dismissed them as not useful to your practice (that would be a mistake).

Here are the three tools that are game changers for modern lawyers:

  1. Slack – a simple and powerful collaboration tool that eliminates the frustration of relying too much on email.
  2. GoToMeeting – a virtual meeting tool that is one of several similar tools.
  3. Automated scheduling services like Acuity, Calendly and ScheduleOnce

But for now let’s just focus on Slack a little more closely.

Slack

This is a powerful tool for collaboration and information sharing.

Too many lawyers don’t know about the tools I just mentioned, or they know a bit but have too quickly dismissed them.

Most lawyers experience excess frustration with email because it wasn’t designed for modern collaboration.

They don’t seem to know how to escape the email quandary.

The answer is an amazing tool called Slack.

Slack allows modern knowledge workers to collaborate easily in ways that email does not.

The best way to understand why Slack is so powerful is to use it for awhile.

Realistically, you’re not going to want to set up a Slack account and experiment just to get a sense of how it works.

You’re too busy, right?

(probably due in no large part to having to deal with email frustration, but anyway…)

The second best way to grasp the power of Slack is to peer over the shoulders of attorneys who are using it in their practice.

To that end, read this blog post by savvy business lawyer Lee Rosen where he details how he uses Slack in his law firm to share important information about specific cases, firm administration and more.

You can also learn about Slack if you join my Co-Pilot coaching program because we use Slack there as well.

Below is a short video that explains how we use Slack in a nutshell.

Mobile-Powered As Well

Slack has a mobile app that allows you to use it on your smartphone, another reason why it’s so useful.

For example, as I write this email I’m on a cruise ship in the Caribbean ocean off the coast of Columbia.

I’m able to use Slack from my iPhone to communicate with dozens of people all around the world.

Slack lets me share information quickly and easily (as opposed to email which is usually frustrating)

In the modern firm you have to be able to easily collaborate with people from anywhere and that’s what Slack lets you do.


The Bottom Line…

Too many solo and small firm lawyers are overworked, underpaid, and under appreciated. So I help them create practices that are easier to manage, more profitable, and much more fulfilling.


And when you’re ready…

Here are 5 ways I can help you improve your practice.

  1. Join my free private Facebook Group, We have 570+ like-minded lawyers who share some great practice management strategies. And who offer sincerely helpful encouragement.
  2. Get my Ultimate Lawyers’ Technology Toolkit (a free 10-page compendium of the best tools for streamlining your practice)
  3. Listen to my LawFirm Autopilot podcast, an ongoing audio course in how to make your practice more profitable and easier to manage. The latest episode is about the Keys to Outsourcing.
  4. Sign up for one of my online programs, designed for solo & small firm attorneys who want to learn how to work less, earn more, and spend more time relaxing away from the office
  5. Not sure which option is right for you? Book a call and let’s talk specifics about improving your practice. The call is free, by the way, because I love talking to solo and small firm lawyers like you.

Why join the C0-Pilot program?

Lawyers in my Co-Pilot membership program get personal guidance from me to help them stay on track as they grow their practices, which is something that they greatly appreciate. You wouldn’t know that obviously, because you don’t know me very well yet.

The better you get to know me, the more you’ll realize how much I believe in you (because I know you’re probably a lot like this lawyer).

Specifically, I believe you’re capable of achieving more and achieving it sooner than you probably think.

The key to this is focusing on the right things in your practice (i.e. the 20% that gives you 80% of the big results you’re looking for).

When you join the Co-Pilot program I’ll show you the simplest, most effective things you can do to create your ideal practice.

To learn more about the program and/or sign up, click here.

If you want to book a free 30-minute call to talk about your specific goals and how I believe I can help click here.

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