Joe Emmerth is a family law practitioner in the Chicago area who left the firm he joined out of law school to start his own firm. After 15 years of practice, he knew a lot about being a lawyer, but suddenly he had to make sure he knew enough about running his own law business.
In this episode, he explains how he planned his move, and what tools he finds most essential in his new firm.
- Emmerth Divorce Law (Joe’s firm website)
- Clio (practice management software)
- Gravity Legal (payment processor)
- Core Solutions (legal accounting software)
- Kofax PDF software
- Zoom (video conference software)
- Andy Stickle’s YouTube channel (marketing tips)
- Maximum Lawyer Group
- Arrow Consultants YouTube Channel (North Carolina paralegal with great tips on using Microsoft 365 and other tech stuff)
- Microsoft Office 365
- Microsoft OneDrive (online file storage)
- Office 365 Planner
- DocuSign (e-signature software)
- Slack (virtual business collaboration software)
- Dragon Naturally Speaking
- Dropbox (online file storage)
- A Second Monitor (essential for modern knowledge workers)
- Google Chromebook (backup computer)
- Remarkable tablet (paperless tool)Joe Emmerth is a family law practitioner in the Chicago area who left the firm he joined out of law school to start his own firm. After 15 years of practice, he knew a lot about being a lawyer, but suddenly he had to make sure he knew enough about running his own law business.In this episode, he explains how he planned his move, and what tools he finds most essential in his new firm.
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