Show Notes

“Remote Legal Practice” is a concept that has rapidly gained traction in recent years. Elise Buie, a family law practitioner, shares her detailed experience on how she built a paperless and remote legal practice that is not only efficient but also life-enhancing in a recent podcast episode.

Elise Buie’s Remote Journey

Elise Buie’s journey to remote legal practice was largely inspired by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This natural disaster highlighted the need for a resilient and adaptable lawyering approach, pushing many legal practitioners, including Elise, to embrace the benefits of technology. Adopting this new way of working has significantly improved her practice, making it more streamlined and easier to manage.

Significance of Remote Legal Practice

Importantly, Elise notes that a remote legal practice not only ensures a smoother firm operation but also dramatically improves one’s quality of life. She shares an interesting perspective: “it’s so much easier to file a difficult brief from a beach in New Zealand than from your office.” This statement attests to the flexibility that technology brings to the legal profession, allowing lawyers to work from virtually anywhere.

Transitioning to a Remote Legal Practice

In conclusion, the journey towards a successful remote legal practice may be a learning curve, but the rewards are worth it. Not only does it provide a solution for unpredictable situations like natural disasters, but it also promotes a productive and flexible work environment. Learn from Elise’s experience and make your first step towards embracing remote legal practice today.

The Power of Tech Tools for Remote Legal Practice

Elise Buie’s firm website.

General Resources

Thanks to Our Sponsors

SweetProcess is a great way to document your important workflows. Doing so will help make your practice run more smoothly, and require less involvement on your part to keep things running smoothly.
The best way to understand how SweetProcess will help streamline your firm is to start using it. The company offers a 14-day free trial, but as a loyal listener of this podcast, you can try it for 28-days free of charge. And you don’t even have to enter a credit card to get started.
Just navigate to to start your 28-day free trial today.
And thanks to the other sponsor of this podcast… is an amazing virtual receptionist service that specializes in working with solo and small law firms. When you hire you’re actually hiring well-trained, friendly receptionists who can respond to callers in English or Spanish.
If there’s one great outsourcing opportunity for your practice, this is it. Let have your back while you stay focused on your work, knowing that your clients and prospects are being taken care of.
Plans start at $210/month for 30 calls and pricing starts at $140 for 20 chats, with overage at $7 per chat. They offer a risk-free start with a 14-day money-back guarantee on all receptionist and live chat plans including add-ons (up to $1000). And they have a special offer for podcast listeners where you can get an extra $100 discount with promo code ERNIE100. Sign up for a risk-free start with a 14-day money-back guarantee now (and learn more) at


If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.
He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.
Find out more at EmeraldCity Pro

Technology creates massive leverage when you use it selectively. This short Assessment will help you discover which tools you should be using to make massive improvements.