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Here are ways I might be helpful to you.
If you are ready to put the work into starting your own paperless or virtual law practice, I’m ready to help. I’ve consulted for firms ranging from solo practices to large law firms across the country, and I also work with international firms. I can help you create a business plan that incorporates the online delivery of legal services into your practice to increase your client base and expand your business. I can advice on the selection of the appropriate technology as well as the processes and procedures necessary to make the practice cost-effective.
I have helped firms set up a variety of different technology structures to help them grow their business. I am a results oriented consultant. I deliver the most value by spending a full day meeting with you followed by calls or video conferences designed to reinforce your plan. The intial meeting allows us to focus on developing a plan, both for the short and long-term, that will help increase profits for your practice. This will include making changes to your marketing, technology, and the processes and procedures used in the management of your systems and overall firm. We can focus on areas where you have concerns about growth and the potential solutions. After that, we will put together a plan for implementing these changes and tracking them so that it actually happens.
The fee for these individual sessions starts at $5,000 and from there the costs will vary depending on the situation. For most firms, this involves the one day meeting and twelve monthly follow-up calls or Skype conferences. This allows us to track the plan that you have committed to following and to make adjustments to it as necessary. The meeting and 12 monthly followup calls cost $10,000 with half paid prior to meeting and the balance paid in monthly installments over the course of the year. Additionally, if preferred, I can consult with you on an hourly basis. My hourly rate is $300. These individual meetings may be used for everything from working on a particular project in your firm’s plan to grow to solving a specific problem.
I’ve spoken to many groups across the country, both in person and via webinar. Most of my presentations will qualify for CLE credit in most states. If you need a speaker I’m available to talk about the following topics: technology in law practice, the future of the legal profession, online delivery of legal services, virtual law practice and virtual law firms, cloud computing, going paperless, virtual paralegals and virtual assistance, unbundling of legal services (limited scope representation), online marketing, and social media and social networking. If you need help dealing with issues within your firm, I’m available to help. I am also available for video taped recordings of presentations. My minimum rate for speaking in-person is $2,000 (with special consideration given to non-profits) with travel expenses covered. My rate for webinar presentations is $500 an hour. A full list of my speaking engagements and titles of programs is available. Contact me if you’d like more information.
I founded a legal technology startup which was aquired in 2009. From this experience, I have a number of contacts in the technology and startup world. I provide consultation services on a wide range of topics to legal technology startups via Skype, conference call or in-person. Contact me if you’d like more information.
I have taught as a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at a number of different law schools, including Wake Forest Law School, Michigan State University Law School, Concord School of Law, and I developed the Digital Lawyering Program at the University of Dayton School of Law. I have provided shorter, one or two hour presentations for law school classes. For each of these sessions, I provide chapters from my books and other materials for the students to read and give them access to my contact information for follow-up questions and guidance afterwards. I would be happy to discuss providing these services for your academic institution.
In addition to teaching full courses, I have also been involved in guiding several law schools in the development and redesign of their curriculum to address the pressing changes in our profession. I authored a chapter in the ebook, Educating the Digital Lawyer, a project of Harvard’s Berkman Center LawLab and LexisNexis and have been working with a colleague to develop a blueprint for larger scale curriculum change for a law school that emphasizes practical skills and the use of technology in everyday lawyering. Contact me if your institution would like more information on my services.
I have written three books and a number of publications for magazines, newspapers, journals, and law reviews. I would be happy to discuss writing projects and potential collaborations. I also provide quotes and resources for journalists writing articles. A full list of my publications is available. Contact me for more information.