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Freelance Lawyering Success Packages

Silver Success Package

If you want to start a career as an independent contract lawyer, the Silver Success Package is for you.

You could spend a lot of time and money starting a freelance lawyering practice on your own, learning the ropes by trial and error. Or you can make a small investment in yourself and your career.

If you’re a practicing lawyer, the price of a Silver Success Package is equivalent to a billable hour (or less) of fees. But the value of the Silver Success Package is much, much greater: just ask yourself how much a satisfying legal career—full of intellectually stimulating work that you can do wherever and whenever you want—is worth to to you.

The Silver Success Package includes:

Freelance Freedom: How to Get Started as an Independent Contract Lawyer

In this 2.5-hr. video, freelance lawyering expert Lisa Solomon answers these important questions:

  • What is the most powerful way to market your services as a freelance lawyer?
  • How much should you charge, and how can you make sure you get paid?
  • What ethical issues arise in the freelance lawyering relationship, and how are those resolved?
  • Should you obtain your own malpractice insurance?
  • If you want to concentrate on legal research and writing, do you need your own Lexis or Westlaw/WestlawNext subscription? How can you get the best deal from these companies? What alternatives are available?
  • How can you compete with foreign LPOs?
  • What impact will the ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission’s revised initial proposal concerning changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct have on freelance attorneys and the lawyers who hire them?
  • Why is a shaky economy good news for freelance lawyers?

This recording is chock-full of information for all types of contract lawyers—whether you want to handle depositions for other lawyers, assist with discovery or trial prep, cover court appearances, or offer legal research and writing services.

Freelance Freedom Companion Guide
This unique e-book contains a comprehensive collection of ethics opinions from across the country that are relevant to freelance lawyers and the attorneys who hire them. As a bonus, you also get a sample services agreement (in MS Word format)—the same agreement Lisa uses in her own successful practice as a freelance lawyer.

What You Get – Silver Value
Freelance Freedom recording and companion guide $197
Sample services agreement $97
Total value $294
You pay only
$197
a $97 savings!
 

Is a Silver Success Package right for me? View the package features comparison chart.

Gold Success Package

If you want to jump start your new practice as a freelance lawyer, go with the Gold Success Package.

The Gold Success Package includes everything in the Silver Success Package—the 2.5-hr. Freelance Freedom recording, companion guide and sample services agreement—plus any three recorded programs of your choice from our library. The programs are designed to help your practice grow and prosper; the presenters are all experts in their fields. Events address such popular topics as legal writing, practice management, marketing and blogging/advanced RSS.

Click here to jump down the page to view detailed descriptions of all of the available recorded programs

Here are a few suggested combinations:

  • Contract Lawyering Power Pack
    • How to Market an Appellate or Contract Lawyering Practice Using Blogging and Social Media
    • Beyond Hourly Billing: How to Implement Flat Fee and Other Alternative Billing Arrangements
    • Business Competency for Lawyers
  • Taking Charge Power Pack
    • The Successful Solo Mindset: Overcome Your Fears to Achieve Your Professional Goals
    • Five Foundations of Time Mastery for Lawyers
    • Distinguish Yourself in the Downturn
  • Marketing Power Pack
    • Leveraging the Media: How to Establish Your Name and Expertise in the Mainstream and Legal Press
    • PR 101 for Lawyers: How to Write Direct-to-Consumer Press Releases That the Media Will Also Love
    • When Networking Isn’t Working
  • Legal Writing Power Pack
    • Powerful Persuasive Writing Techniques for Your Marketing Materials and Briefs
    • Plain Language Principles for Better Briefs
    • How Judicial Writing Guides Can Make Lawyers Better Writers

Remember, these are only suggestions: you can choose any three programs you want.

What You Get – Gold Value
Freelance Freedom recording and companion guide $197
Sample services agreement $97
Any three recorded events of your choice $97 per event
Total value $585
You pay only
$297
a $288 savings!
 

Is a Gold Success Package right for me? View the package features comparison chart.

Platinum Success Package

If you’re ready to turbocharge your contract lawyering career, you’re ready for the Platinum Success Package.

The Platinum Success Package includes everything in the Silver Success Package—the 2.5-hr. Freelance Freedom recording, companion guide and sample services agreement—plus any six recorded programs of your choice from our library and an hour of private coaching. Put my experience to work for you, with individualized feedback on any aspect of your contract lawyering practice.

What You Get – Platinum Value
Freelance Freedom recording and companion guide $197
Sample services agreement $97
Any six recorded events of your choice $97 per event
One-hour private coaching session $197
Total value $1,073
You pay only
$597
a $476 savings!
 

Is a Platinum Success Package right for me? View the package features comparison chart.

Platinum Plus Success Package

If you want to get on the fast track to contract lawyering success, you’re ready for the Platinum Plus Membership.

In addition to all of the items that come with the Platinum Membership—the 2.5-hr. Freelance Freedom recording, companion guide and sample services agreement—plus any six recorded programs of your choice from our library and hour of private coaching—lawyers who purchase the Platinum Plus Success Package have the exclusive opportunity to become LRWP Certified providers.

LRWP Certified Seal
There are two significant benefits to becoming an LRWP Certified provider. First, you will be authorized to display the LRWP Certified seal (pictured at right) on your website. The seal links back to a page on the LRWP website that explains the significance of the certification (more about that below).

Second, LRWP Certified providers (and only LRWP certified providers) are added to my referral list. Because I’m a solo, I don’t want to supervise anyone else’s work. That means that I never subcontract work on legal research and writing projects that I accept. As a consequence, because I value work/life balance, I don’t accept all of the projects that come my way. Instead, I make referrals.

A steady stream of referrals is the lifeblood of any successful law practice. When you receive a referral, you have the opportunity to develop a relationship with the hiring lawyer. And because you are not paying a fee based on the number of referrals you receive from me, or the payments you receive from hiring attorneys, there are no added bookkeeping burdens. Referrals are not guaranteed, but are at my discretion and depend on the nature of the assignment, the hiring attorney’s specific requirements (if any), and the jurisdiction where the hiring attorney is located.

To become LRWP Certified, you must meet my standards for legal research and writing ability. This will be evaluated via submission of an assigned legal research and writing project. If your initial certification project does not result in an award of certification, you will have the opportunity to participate in additional private legal writing coaching (if you so choose) at a reduced rate before completing another certification project (remember, one hour of private coaching on legal writing or practice management issues is included in the Platinum Plus membership plan).

The Platinum Plus Success Package isn’t cheap, and it isn’t for everyone: it’s only for highly skilled legal research and writing services providers who are ready to get on the fast track to an intellectually fulfilling career that combines the flexibility to enjoy personal and family time and the ability to earn a comfortable living. Are you ready?

What You Get – Platinum+ Value
Freelance Freedom recording and companion guide $197
Sample services agreement $97
Any six recorded events of your choice $97 per event
One-hour private coaching session $197
A spot on Lisa’s referral list (as
soon as you become LRWP Certified)
Priceless
Total value Products: $1,073
Potential Referrals: unlimited
You pay only
$1,497
 

Is a Platinum Plus Success Package right for me? View the package features comparison chart.

Not sure if you’re ready for a Platinum Plus Success Package, but want to leave your options open? Buy a Gold or Platinum Success Package, then upgrade when they’re ready, at a substantial discount off the regular price of a Platinum Plus Package.

The Legal Research & Writing Pro No-Risk Guarantee

satisfaction guarantee
We’re so certain that our Success packages will give you the information you need to start and run your own successful contract lawyering practice that, if you feel our materials have not provided you with valuable information, we’ll refund your money, no questions asked.

Recorded Programs

These recorded teleseminars and webinars are designed to help your practice grow and prosper. The Gold Success Package includes any three recorded events of your choice. The Platinum and Platinum+ Success Packages each include any six recorded events of your choice. Remember to tell us which recorded events you want by e-mailing us at info@LegalResearchandWritingPro.com after you’ve placed your order.

How to Market an Appellate or Contract Lawyering Practice Using Blogging and Social Media
Presenter: D. Todd Smith, Esq., Appellate Lawyer and Blogger

Internet-based tools, from e-mail to online legal research, are fundamental to the rise of appellate practice and contract lawyering as viable practice niches. The web is critical not only to how we do our jobs, but also to how we market our services to other lawyers.

A blog is one of the most powerful tools you can use to market your practice to fellow lawyers, because blogging allows you to showcase your writing ability and legal skill in an informal, easy-to-update, and readily accessible format. Since blogging requires only a minimal financial investment (you can start a blog for under $50—and that includes buying a domain name and a web hosting services!), it’s a perfect marketing tool for lawyers just starting their own practices, as well as for more established lawyers seeking the highest ROI for their marketing dollars.

In this program, appellate law blogger D. Todd Smith will teach you how you can use a blog to market any kind of contract or appellate law practice, whether your practice is state-specific or nationwide. Join us to learn more about:

  • Why you should blog
  • How to create a blog
  • How to generate content
  • How blogging fits into a broader social media strategy
  • And more . . . .

D. Todd Smith is creator and publisher of the Texas Appellate Law Blog, a trusted source of practice tips, resources, and news for anyone with matters pending before Texas appellate courts. A former big-firm lawyer, Todd opened a solo practice in 2006 and has been blogging ever since. In addition to catching the attention of local media outlets, Todd’s blog posts have been republished on CNN.com and in the online versions of the Wall Street Journal and Chicago Sun-Times. As a result of his blogging efforts, legal publications including Texas Lawyer have published his expert commentary on appellate law issues.

Available formats: video (.wmv), audio (mp3), Powerpoint (.ppt). Choose whichever format you prefer, or download them all: you can view the video right away, and save the audio recording and Powerpoint to review later.

Program length: 1 hr. 42 min.

Beyond Hourly Billing: How to Implement Flat Fee and Other Alternative Billing Arrangements
Presenter: Allison Shields, law practice management expert

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about abandoning or moving beyond billable hours, but is it possible for contract lawyers to use alternative billing? What are the most common alternatives to hourly billing? What does “value pricing” mean? This program focuses on which alternative billing methods are appropriate for contract lawyers. You’ll learn how to implement those methods, even if you’re a new lawyer. You’ll learn what value billing is and how to talk about it with the lawyers who hire you. And you’ll learn the special problems encountered by contract lawyers in using alternative billing arrangements, when it’s possible to overcome them, and how.

Available formats: video (.wmv), audio (mp3), Powerpoint (.ppt). Choose whichever format you prefer, or download them all: you can view the video right away, and save the audio recording and Powerpoint to review later.

Program length: 1 hr. 15 min.

Powerful Persuasive Writing Techniques for Your Marketing Material and Briefs
Presenter: Lisa Solomon

This program teaches you how to write more persuasive marketing materials and briefs, using the same powerful techniques that copywriters have been using for years. During this program you’ll learn about:

  • The greatest challenge that your marketing copy and briefs must overcome in order to achieve your goal of persuading the reader to take a desired action
  • A basic concept underlying all effective persuasive writing—ignore this one and you’re sunk
  • How to write a compelling marketing piece or brief that the reader just can’t put down
  • The role of emotion in marketing and jurisprudence, and how to skillfully trigger the reader’s emotions
  • Two things readers absolutely hate—and how to avoid them
  • How to deal with objections to your position
  • Closing the deal: conclusions and calls to action
  • And more . . . .

Available formats: audio (mp3)

Program length: 1 hr. 32 min.

The Successful Solo Mindset: Overcome Your Fears to Achieve Your Professional Goals
Presenter: Carolyn Elefant

Many lawyers and professionals long to hang out a shingle, but fear holds them back. Others may face an opportunity to take their practice to the next level—perhaps to hire that first associate or take on a case outside of their comfort level—but rather than embrace these challenges, they hold back or procrastinate about making a decision.

In this course, you’ll learn about some of the fears that solos and solos to be face, such as:

  • fear of failure
  • fear of asking for help
  • fear of loss of financial stability
  • fear of “what others will think”
  • fear of embarrassment

Next, you’ll get a glimpse into the mindset of successful solo lawyers and entrepreneurs, as well as the foundations of a plan to address each of the fears that prevent you from achieving success. This program will not only offer the inspiration you need to break free from your fears, but will also provide intensely practical steps on how to reach this goal.

Available formats: audio (mp3) with written course materials (pdf)

Program length: 1 hr. 12 min.

Five Foundations of Time Mastery for Lawyers
Presenter: Julie A. Fleming

If you’re like most lawyers, your “to do” list is overflowing, and you probably feel that you’re facing an uphill battle just to get the “must do” items completed–never mind the fresh ideas you’d like to implement for better client service, business development, or just taking a few moments to enjoy lunch. Join Julie A. Fleming, J.D. to learn how to get a handle on your time, once and for all. You’ll discover:

  • How to revise your to-do list so you’ll accomplish what matters most without fail every day
  • Why you must focus on non-urgent tasks to maximize your effectiveness
  • How to handle e-mail effectively
  • Why multi-tasking actually costs you time and undermines your work product
  • The six steps for effective delegation and the five most common delegation mistakes

Julie A. Fleming, J.D., A.C.C. is the founder of Life at the Bar LLC. Julie practiced law (specializing in patent litigation) for over a decade in firms ranging from two to more than 2,000 lawyers, before founding Life at the Bar LLC in 2005. She provides attorney development coaching and consulting (focusing on topics such as rainmaking, professional development, career strategy, leadership development, and work/life integration) and is a frequent speaker for law firms, bar associations, and law schools. Julie also publishes the weekly email newsletter Leadership Matters for Lawyers.

Available formats: video (.wmv), audio (mp3), Powerpoint (.ppt). Choose whichever format you prefer, or download them all: you can view the video right away, and save the audio recording and Powerpoint to review later.

Program length: 1 hr. 41 min.

Business Competency for Lawyers
Presenter: Ed Poll

Are you interested in launching a solo practice or small firm, but don’t know where to start?

Are you in the process of opening, or planning to open, a solo practice or small firm?

Do you want to take your existing solo practice or small firm to new levels of profitability?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t miss this information-packed program, in which you’ll learn about:

  • metrics that measure your success
  • the importance of a business plan
  • the elements of a business plan
  • where marketing fits into your business plan
  • the different types of financial statements—and why they’re important for solos

All practicing lawyers need to have a firm grasp of the subjects covered in this program.

Presenter Ed Poll is a nationally-recognized law firm strategist who coaches lawyers and consults with law firms for their greater profitability. Ed enables lawyers to be more effective with their clients, more efficient in their delivery of legal services and more profitable. The net result is more revenue for the family and less stress in the practice of law!

Available formats: video (.wmv), audio (mp3), Powerpoint (.ppt). Choose whichever format you prefer, or download them all: you can view the video right away, and save the audio recording and Powerpoint to review later.

Program length: 1 hr. 6 min.

Leveraging the Media: How to Establish Your Name and Expertise in the Mainstream and Legal Press
Presenter: Jordan Furlong

Who says mass media is dying? As newspapers and magazines migrate onto the Web, the reach and brand power of these periodicals is actually going to grow—along with their capacity to promote your practice. With reporters and editors hungrier than ever for low-cost, high-quality copy, there has never been a better time for lawyers to build relationships and leverage their expertise with both mainstream and legal media.

In this course, you’ll learn how to get noticed by, published in, and interviewed by the publications that lawyers—and clients—read:

  • initiating contact and building relationships with editors and journalists
  • establishing your credentials as the go-to person in your area of practice
  • understanding the media perspective: what they need, when they need it
  • writing for print versus web publications; writing for lawyer versus client publications
  • preparing for an interview: setting the ground rules, preparing for surprises
  • turning your media profile into a marketing advantage

Presenter Jordan Furlong delivers dynamic and thought-provoking presentations to law firms and legal organizations throughout North America on how to survive and profit from the extraordinary changes underway in the legal services marketplace. He is a partner with Edge International and a senior consultant with Stem Legal Web Enterprises. His blog, Law21: Dispatches From a Legal profession on the Brink, tracks the extraordinary changes underway in the legal marketplace. He was formerly Editor-in-Chief of National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, and chairs the InnovAction Awards at the College of Law Practice Management.

Available formats: audio (mp3) and Powerpoint (.ppt)

Program Length: 1 hr. 25 min.

Joke and Grow Rich
Presenter: Sean Carter

The law is serious business but speaking about it doesn’t have to be. In fact, if you’re serious about establishing yourself as a leader in your field by speaking at conferences and workshops, developing a sense of humor is a must. In a crowded marketplace, the ability to entertain as well as inform will make you stand out from the herd.

In this raucous program, Sean Carter, America’s foremost Humorist at Law, will show you how to add a spark of “lawghter” to any presentation. He’ll demonstrate:

  • Why humor sells better than anything else (including sex)
  • Why humor is always welcome
  • How to find “the funny” in any topic
  • How to blend humor with practical and useful information
  • Tricks of the humor trade

Sean Carter is the founder of Lawpsided Seminars, a company devoted to solid legal continuing education with a healthy dose of laughter. Since 2002, Sean has crisscrossed the country delivering his Lawpsided Seminars for state and local bar associations, law firms, in-house corporate legal departments and law schools. Each year, he presents more than 100 humorous programs on such topics as legal ethics, stress management, constitutional law, legal marketing and much more. He’s the author of the first-ever comedic legal treatise, If It Does Not Fit, Must You Acquit?: Your Humorous Guide to the Law. His syndicated legal humor column has appeared in general circulation newspapers in more than 30 states and his weekly humor column for lawyers appeared in the ABA e-Report from 2003 to 2006.

Before becoming the country’s foremost legal humorist, Sean practiced for ten years in the areas of corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions.

Available formats: audio (mp3)

Program Length: 58 min.

PR 101 for Lawyers: How to Write Direct-to-Consumer Press Releases That the Media Will Also Love
Presenter: Joan Stewart, a/k/a the Publicity Hound

Many lawyers overlook the value of public relations as part of their marketing mix. Today’s press releases are versatile, and can be used to reach consumers directly, as well as to reach journalists in traditional media outlets and bloggers.

Over the last 10 years, most of the rules of press releases have changed. We no longer write press releases only for journalists, but for consumers who are using search engines like Google to search for information online. So, even if the media doesn’t pick up your stories, your releases can pull valuable targeted traffic to your website. This strategy works equally well for attorneys who only do business locally.

Publicity expert Joan Stewart, a/k/a The Publicity Hound, knows scores of professionals who are doing just that. Some of them never get media attention for their releases. But that’s OK. The releases are targeting potential clients who end up hiring professionals (including lawyers). As a newspaper editor, Joan accepted and rejected thousands of press releases.

In this program, Joan teaches you:

  • Why most of the rules of writing press releases have changed, and why this is a huge benefit to firms like yours
  • 3 questions to ask yourself before writing your press releases . . . if you don’t know the answers to these questions, you’re just wasting your time
  • The 6 elements of a great a press release, including the three elements that many people mistakenly skip because they don’t know any better
  • Why your press release doesn’t have to be about anything newsworthy . . . that’s because you aren’t writing it only for journalists
  • Why your press releases no longer have to be limited to one page . . . and how to use all that extra space to really promote your practice
  • Why a pile of clips from newspaper and magazines is the worst way to judge the success of your press releases . . . you’ll learn what really counts!
  • How to write press releases for the search engine spiders . . . the more spiders that find your releases, the more humans will read them
  • The importance of keywords, and where to place keywords within your release so the search engines can find them
  • A major mistake companies make when choosing keywords and the one keyword phrase that’s a big waste of space
  • The best press release distribution services that will give your releases the greatest online exposure
  • The dirty little secret about those “free” press release distribution services, and what you must know before you consider using them
  • Opportunities to write press releases . . . you don’t even have to think creatively because Joan has done all the heavy lifting for you
  • The one thing you must do before you start writing press releases . . . skip this step and most of the traffic that you pull to your website will be worthless
  • Where to learn more about how to write and distribute press releases online

Available formats: audio (mp3), transcript (pdf)

Program length: 1 hr. 17 min.

Distinguish Yourself in the Downturn
Presenter: Ari Kaplan

While the economy is faltering, those who focus on creating and building genuine relationships will strengthen their potential for career and business development. Learn how to stand out in today’s stagnant economy from the author of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development, which the New York Law Journal described as “a must-have treasure box of marketing ideas.”

This program provides proven strategies to help you:

  • Expand your network
  • Raise your profile
  • Harness the power of social media
  • Build stronger relationships

Presenter Ari Kaplan is the author of the Amazon.com bestseller, The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development. He practiced law with large firms in New York City for nearly 9 years and has been recognized in the Miami Herald, the New York Post, the ABA Journal, Above the Law, the National Jurist, the Chicago Lawyer, GP Solo, the California Recorder and other publications. He provides business development training, career guidance, ghostwriting and individual coaching.

Available formats: Audio (mp3)

Program length: 1 hr. 12 min.

Plain Language Principles for Better Briefs

In Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, authors Bryan Garner and Justice Antonin Scalia advise lawyers to “[b]anish jargon, hackneyed expressions and needless Latin” from their briefs. You can accomplish this goal, and write more persuasive briefs, by applying the principles of plain language legal writing. Plain language legal writing refers to legal writing that is well thought out, well organized, and understandable to the reader without interpretation: the language is clear, the legal concepts are explained and the technical terms are defined.

In this program, you’ll learn:

  • What it means to really know your audience
  • What your intro should include
  • When and how to use precedent
  • Ways to reword legal terms so they’re understandable in plain English
  • Methods for reducing wordiness
  • When ambiguity is useful, and when it’s a hindrance
  • Traps that make your writing cumbersome
  • How to structure a sentence for clarity
  • How to design paragraphs that work
  • What passive voice is good for

. . . and more!

Presenter Cheryl Stephens is the author of several articles and books, including Plain Language Legal Writing. Her plain language blog, Rapport, is a popular resource online. For nearly twenty years, she has been writing, speaking, and teaching about plain language, helping legal professionals to become more successful communicators using plain language principles.

Available formats: Audio (mp3) with written course materials (pdf)

Program length: 59 min.

When Networking Isn’t Working
Presenter: Jennifer Loud Ungar

If you’re like most lawyers, the thought of networking makes your skin crawl. That’s because you haven’t learned how networking really works: it’s nothing more than relationship building.

In this program, Jennifer Loud Ungar teaches you how to build a strong professional network to draw from for career success. You’ll learn:

  • How the web can make you a more effective networker—and when to get out from behind your computer
  • How to easily and naturally build substantive relationships at a networking event
  • The biggest mistake most lawyers make when following up on a networking contact
  • How both introverts and extroverts can effectively build their base of referrals without feeling sales-y
  • How to leverage your existing communities, even outside of the law, to help you increase business
  • And much more!

Jennifer Loud Ungar, a “Recovering Lawyer” herself, is the founder of Career Moves, a career strategy firm for attorneys. She’s also the creator of “Unlock the Golden Handcuffs,” a proven six-step system to help attorneys find the career of their dreams inside or outside the practice of law. Jennifer’s background as a lawyer, career counselor, co-adjunct professor, headhunter and law school administrator gives her unique insight into all aspects of the career planning and discovery process for lawyers at any stage of their career, from law student to experienced practitioner.

A few minutes after you place your order, you will receive an e-mail with a link to the recording, which is provided in mp3 format. You can listen to it on your computer, or download it to put on your mp3 player or burn onto a CD.

Program length: 1 hr. 7 min.

Seven Ways to Increase the Lifetime Value of Your Clients in the New Year
Presenter: Cole Silver, Esq., lawyer and certified marketing consultant

Did you know that

  • it costs 5-12 times as much to attract a new client as it does to keep an existing client?
  • the return on investment is up to 10 times higher for investments in client retention than in new client acquisition?
  • 80% of your business will come from existing clients and their referrals?

Do you dislike “outbound” marketing tasks?

In a tough economy, all businesspeople—lawyers included—need to maximize the value of their current assets. Your current clients are your assets.

In this program, lawyer and certified marketing consultant Cole Silver will reveal the 7 steps you can take to maximize the lifetime value of your current clients. You’ll learn how to:

  • increase revenues and profits
  • reduce marketing costs
  • lower client attrition
  • multiply your referrals
  • reduce employee turnover
  • liberate yourself from problem clients
  • expand your sphere of influence and
  • increase your career satisfaction—dramatically

Presenter Cole Silver, Esq. leads The Silver Group, a company specializing in client acquisition and retention strategies for lawyers and professional service organizations. The Silver Group’s high performance training, products and consulting activities have turned personal, professional and organizational visions into reality. As a motivator and innovator with more than 27 years of successful legal and executive management expertise, Cole thrives on sharing empowering business development strategies that help people succeed in their careers.

As a former General Counsel to several high-growth companies (including one of the most profitable banks in the country, a national insurance company, the largest commercial MasterCard issuer in the U.S., an international specialty finance company and the third largest internet payments company), Cole understands what clients want and how to deliver and address their needs. As a result, he offers a point of view and level of experience that few lawyers or marketing experts can convey.

Available formats: Audio (mp3), Powerpoint (.ppt)

Program length: 1 hr. 7 min.

How Judicial Writing Guides Can Make Lawyers Better Writers
Presenter: Lisa Solomon

While a brief is first and foremost a forum for advocacy on behalf of your client, the closer it approximates judicial writing style, the more favorably the judge will be inclined view the substance of your argument. In this program, I discuss how you can apply the lessons set out in judicial writing guides to write more effective briefs that will make judges want to rule in your clients’ favor. I also reveal how you can get free copies of some of the same instructional materials on legal writing that federal judges and law clerks use.

Available formats: Audio (mp3) with written course materials (pdf)

Program length: 1 hr. 24 min.

Consultations

Whether you want individualized assistance improving your legal writing or one-on-one advice about launching or running your contract lawyering practice, Lisa can help.

The art of written advocacy is a critical part of a lawyer’s job. Is your writing as effective at producing results for your clients as it could be? In a private consultation, Lisa will evaluate your writing style, identify your personal strengths and weaknesses and help you write clearer, more persuasive briefs. Lisa is an experienced legal writer who has written winning briefs filed in state and federal courts across the country.

Want personal, confidential feedback on any aspect of your contract lawyering practice, from marketing to collections, and everything in between? Lisa is a nationally-recognized expert on contract lawyering who can help you with those business-related issues they didn’t teach you about in law school.

After you reserve your coaching session through our shopping cart, we’ll contact you to set up a time for the session that works for you.

One-hour private coaching session
$197
Two-hour private coaching session
$297 (a 25% savings!)

 

 

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