Better, Faster, Stronger: Building Your Small Firm

December 18, 2017

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa
8:30 a.m.
6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

[ Seminar Brochure ]

A well-run practice makes for a successful attorney, happy clients, and strong, consistent revenues. Join Dustin Cole, nationally-renowned advisor to law firms and lawyers, to learn how to make your small firm better, faster and stronger through ethical and effective marketing, effective communications practices, cost-effective and time-saving office operations, a knowledgeable and supportive team, effective and easy bookkeeping practices, and worry-free and ethical transition planning.

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If you are unable to attend this seminar in person, you also have the option of watching LIVE from your own computer. Live webcasting allows attorneys from all parts of the state to have access to quality speakers and programs without having to travel. Webcasts count as "live credits" just as if the viewer were in attendance at the seminar. 

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBCASTClick Here and follow the on screen instructions.

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To pay by credit card, select the registration option below:

$329 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - includes handout materials in ELECTRONIC FORMAT Registration
48 hours prior to the seminar you will receive a link for downloading the written materials.

The program will begin at 8:30 and adjourn at 3:50, with a 1-hour break for lunch. 

SESSION ONE: Better in the Marketplace: Ethical, Cost-Effective and Successful Marketing

You can’t attract clients if they don’t know you exist. Grow your marketing skills and avoid the ethical and social landmines. Learn how to effectively, ethically and cheaply market your practice using social media, advertise-ments, personal communication, and more.

SESSION TWO: Better with Clients, Better with Prospects: Communications Practices that Impress Clients and Create Referrals

Poor communications represent more than half of all grievances lodged against attorneys nationwide. Learn how to employ communications practices that ensure your clients are pleased with your care, and refer their friends and family.

SESSION THREE: Better Office Operations: Building a Firm That Can Grow Without Killing the Attorney

An efficient office is a successful office. Learn how to make your office more efficient and whether certain practices are a good fit for you. Topics will include case management software, billing and collections, going paperless, and email management.

SESSION FOUR: Better with Your Team

The right team increases your efficiency, accuracy and results—and allows you to have a life. Learn how to find, hire, retain and manage a great team (including outsourcing, contracting, and virtual support) so you can build your best firm.

SESSION FIVE: Better on the Books

Less time spent managing your law practice means more time spent helping clients. Discover new approaches to your bookkeeping practices that will save you time, increase collections, and improve your profits.

SESSION SIX: Better at the End: Planning NOW for Transition and Succession

Lawyers typically lose $100,000—$300,000 of the accumulated value of their firm and their career by not developing a detailed plan for retirement, succession or practice sale. Smart attorneys begin the process 10, 15, even 20 years ahead, by building a firm structure that maximizes their return during their careers and at transition. Learn the framework and secrets for creating a career-long success plan.