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Law Firm Marketing, Strategy, and Practice Management to Ignite your Growth

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Latest Episode1/11/2022

How to Become a Lightning Rod for Your Niche with Julie Steinbacher

Ep. 134
>> Get the newest LFG episodes delivered to your inbox when you Sign Up for our Newsletter.Resource Links:Ready to niche down in your firm? Learn more about Julie Steinbacher’s Million Dollar SolutionClose more of your ideal clients with our Double Your Case Files MasterclassEstate planning attorney? Ditch toxic revenue and get better clients with Seminar 3.0Do you have a general practice?A lot of people don’t realize how much staying general costs them in the long run.If you can move just 1 step closer towards a niche or specialty…It’s going to increase your profitability for a LOT of reasons, but here are a few:The ability to provide better solutions for the people you helpFewer systems to maintainMore satisfying work, less burnoutAt the end of the day, there’s no reason to build a firm that doesn’t fit your life, because you can’t be everything to everyone.Julie Steinbacher understands this more than anyone. After all…She started her law firm in the garage of her house and now…She has 4 locations with 40 employees across Pennsylvania.Want to know how her simple tactics can pave the way for YOUR growth?Find out how just a few simple tweaks can transform your client’s experience from good to great on today’s episode.In this week’s podcast, Julie discusses the importance of keeping your mindset aligned with your firm’s goals by niching down into the areas you are most passionate about.There’s much more to learn in this episode about scaling your firm, so tune in now!In this episode:1:02 - How Julie got involved with elder planning8:07 - How specialization benefits your firm13:30 - Building up the skills to serve your niche over time18:05 - The Million Dollar Solution26:02 - The philosophy between 0 to 1 million vs 1 to 5 million32:24 - Helping people find what they’re good at39:20 - Where to take next stepsAbout Julie Steinbacher:Julieanne E. Steinbacher is the founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder care and special needs planning law firm established in 2002. The firm also offers its clients quality representation in litigation matters. Julieanne is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and holds an LLM degree in elder law and estate planning from Western New England School of Law. She has a “Superb” AVVO Rating for attorneys and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Julieanne is a recipient of a 2015 Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Special Achievement Award, which recognized her dedication and commitment to the PBA’s Quality of Life /Balance Committee.Prior to becoming an attorney, Julieanne was employed by AARP and as a geriatric social worker at Valley View Nursing Facility. As a gerontologist and former social worker, she has seen the devastating effect a lack of planning for long-term care needs can have. As an attorney, her goal is to provide a bridge between legal services and the aging network.If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast.
1/11/2022

How to Become a Lightning Rod for Your Niche with Julie Steinbacher

Ep. 134
>> Get the newest LFG episodes delivered to your inbox when you Sign Up for our Newsletter.Resource Links:Ready to niche down in your firm? Learn more about Julie Steinbacher’s Million Dollar SolutionClose more of your ideal clients with our Double Your Case Files MasterclassEstate planning attorney? Ditch toxic revenue and get better clients with Seminar 3.0Do you have a general practice?A lot of people don’t realize how much staying general costs them in the long run.If you can move just 1 step closer towards a niche or specialty…It’s going to increase your profitability for a LOT of reasons, but here are a few:The ability to provide better solutions for the people you helpFewer systems to maintainMore satisfying work, less burnoutAt the end of the day, there’s no reason to build a firm that doesn’t fit your life, because you can’t be everything to everyone.Julie Steinbacher understands this more than anyone. After all…She started her law firm in the garage of her house and now…She has 4 locations with 40 employees across Pennsylvania.Want to know how her simple tactics can pave the way for YOUR growth?Find out how just a few simple tweaks can transform your client’s experience from good to great on today’s episode.In this week’s podcast, Julie discusses the importance of keeping your mindset aligned with your firm’s goals by niching down into the areas you are most passionate about.There’s much more to learn in this episode about scaling your firm, so tune in now!In this episode:1:02 - How Julie got involved with elder planning8:07 - How specialization benefits your firm13:30 - Building up the skills to serve your niche over time18:05 - The Million Dollar Solution26:02 - The philosophy between 0 to 1 million vs 1 to 5 million32:24 - Helping people find what they’re good at39:20 - Where to take next stepsAbout Julie Steinbacher:Julieanne E. Steinbacher is the founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder care and special needs planning law firm established in 2002. The firm also offers its clients quality representation in litigation matters. Julieanne is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and holds an LLM degree in elder law and estate planning from Western New England School of Law. She has a “Superb” AVVO Rating for attorneys and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Julieanne is a recipient of a 2015 Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Special Achievement Award, which recognized her dedication and commitment to the PBA’s Quality of Life /Balance Committee.Prior to becoming an attorney, Julieanne was employed by AARP and as a geriatric social worker at Valley View Nursing Facility. As a gerontologist and former social worker, she has seen the devastating effect a lack of planning for long-term care needs can have. As an attorney, her goal is to provide a bridge between legal services and the aging network.If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast.
1/4/2022

How to Ethically Market a Brand New Practice Area

Ep. 133
>> Get the newest LFG episodes delivered to your inbox when you Sign Up for our Newsletter.Resource Links:Learn how to close more online leads with our Double Your Case Files MasterclassGet access to our Estate Planning Masterclass when you join our Law Firm Growth Secrets Facebook groupEstate planning attorney? Ditch toxic revenue and get better clients with Seminar 3.0Marketing a brand new practice area can be very exciting, however…There’s a potential problem that people often overlook:When your marketing outpaces your product, you’re more likely to self-sabotage a sale.To quote the Joker in The Dark Knight:“I'm like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn't know what to do if I caught one.”What does that mean, exactly? Well, for example…If you’re confident in your marketing, but not confident in your new practice area yet…You’ll subconsciously find a way to lose a sale if you aren’t sold on the process.As a result, you end up burning the first few clients you get, and those “wins” become toxic.So how can you introduce a new service without disrupting the rest of your firm?In this week’s podcast, Jan discusses the simple steps you can take to have an effective marketing strategy in a new practice area without the common hurdles most firms run into.There’s much more to learn in this episode about ethically scaling your firm, so tune in now!In this episode:1:38 - A new practice area with effective marketing on day 12:28 - Intentional self-sabotage3:09 - An old sales proverb5:37 - Unethical marketing6:00 - How to introduce a new service8:21 - The big takeawayAbout Our Host:Jan Roos is the founder and CEO of CaseFuel agency, which helps law firms generate revenue through pay-per-click advertising. He is a legal marketing expert and is the author of the bestselling book, Legal Marketing Fastlane. It talks about PPC lead generation, a technique used to generate client leads for big and small practices.If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast.
12/28/2021

How the Pandemic Changed Media Consumption Forever (And What You Should Do About It) with MaryAnn Pruitt

Ep. 132
>> Get the newest LFG episodes delivered to your inbox when you Sign Up for our Newsletter.Resource Links:Learn more about how you can combine traditional and digital media to reach any generation at Mosaic MediaClose more of your ideal clients with our Double Your Case Files MasterclassEstate planning attorney? Plug into a proven system for consistent revenue with Seminar 3.0As we have all experienced, the pandemic has changed our world completely.Most of us spent a significant amount of time at home, which completely transformed the media industry overnight…And now digital media consumption is at an all-time high.The current volume of traffic seen online was predicted to happen in 10 years and instead, happened in 2.What does that mean for your law firm?It means you have to be more strategic about how you’re doing marketing to stand out from your competitors.Knowing where to focus your budget is the ONLY way to scale to the next level.Luckily, you don’t have to waste a bunch of time and money trying to figure it all out yourself…Because there are already dedicated experts who can simplify your process and get it right the first time around.Tune into this week’s value-packed episode for insight into what experts like MaryAnn Pruitt are discovering during the current media overhaul.MaryAnn discusses how media consumption has changed across all generations along with the type of ripe opportunities that have opened up for your target audience.There’s much more to learn in this episode about scaling your firm and your budget, so tune in now!In this episode:4:38 - How MaryAnn got here6:21 - Media channels people should be paying attention to9:27 - When to consider an option like programmatic advertising13:36 - How many different places can you show up on a programmatic ad?16:46 - How to keep track of what’s happening on social media20:04 - How multiple social media channels affect each other23:10 - Common things people are doing incorrectly26:57 - Transitioning from a small marketing budget to a large marketing budget30:26 - What makes it hard to win on social media?35:12 - How you should be thinking about ROIAbout MayAnn Pruitt:MaryAnn Pruitt is the CEO and President at Mosaic Media, a collection of media buying experts and creative strategists who negotiate, purchase, and monitor advertising space and airtime. Mary Ann started her career in media by working as a senior sales executive for some of the nation’s largest media outlets. After discovering her talent and love for all things media strategy, she founded Mosaic as a way to provide niche expert experience to agencies and marketing departments across the country. She is passionate about passing on the experience that she has gained to eager professionals looking for actionable marketing tips.If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast.
12/21/2021

How "The Packet" Could be Killing Your Ability to Scale Beyond Referrals

Ep. 131
>> Get the newest LFG episodes delivered to your inbox when you Sign Up for our Newsletter.Resource Links:Boost your case count without using a packet with the Double Your Case Files MasterclassGet access to our Estate Planning Masterclass when you join our Law Firm Growth Secrets Facebook groupEstate planning attorney? Stop guessing how to get results from online ads and grow your firm with our client-generating Seminar 3.0Is it time for you to consider scaling beyond just referrals and into marketing?If so, you’re headed in the right direction, because…Growing from referrals to marketing is a jump almost all successful firms will need to make.But first, you must understand this…When you scale into marketing, the more you go into direct-to-market (where people don’t know you), the less effective relying on a packet will be.So what can you do to implement a sales process that continues to close deals?Well, it starts with building rapport, accommodating people as they are, and making note of feedback. After all…A sales process is only as useful as its ability to deliver results.Learn how our clients continue to get consistent results without packets on this week's episode.In this week’s podcast, Jan discusses where using a packet succeeds, where it fails, and the opportunities that get left on the table using any one-size-fits-all approach.There’s much more to learn in this episode about scaling your firm, so tune in now!In this episode:1:59 - Thoughts on “the packet”3:04 - Why you'd need a packet4:50 - Where the packet will be easier5:39 - Building rapport7:05 - Real-time feedback9:33 - Higher efficiency10:36 - Scalability12:08 - Accountability14:20 - Uncomfortable conversations15:54 - My goal for all of youAbout Our Host:Jan Roos is the founder and CEO of CaseFuel agency, which helps law firms generate revenue through pay-per-click advertising. He is a legal marketing expert and is the author of the bestselling book, Legal Marketing Fastlane. It talks about PPC lead generation, a technique used to generate client leads for big and small practices.If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast.
12/14/2021

How Your Firm Can Win in the Zero Moment of Truth with Paul Mackiewicz

Ep. 130
>> Get the newest LFG episodes delivered to your inbox when you Sign Up for our Newsletter.Resource Links:Learn more about how you can get more business and higher conversions with Paul’s Smart Marketing.Growth-minded firm owner? Join our Facebook group and get access to the Close Your Next Consultation trainingEstate planning attorney? Stretch your ad dollars further and get more clients with Seminar 3.0Your firm is always being shopped and looked at online by potential clients...But what are those customers looking at before they make a buying decision?Your competitorsYour reviewsYour overall online presenceIf you run an ad and a competitor pops up too, but they have 5 stars, and you have 3…You’re basically paying for THEM to get traffic because that comparison is taking you out of the conversation for many prospects.How can you solve this dilemma?Well, there’s plenty of attorneys out there, so when somebody works with you…You have the right to ask them for a review after you’ve solved their issues.Not only does it take about 30 seconds of their time…It benefits you for years and years to come.So what’s the quickest, hassle-free way to get reviews out of your happy clients?Tune into today’s episode to find out, where Paul discusses how you can integrate ZMOT (Zero Moment of Truth) into your marketing and how this concept can be used to put you at the forefront of your future clients.There’s much more to learn in this episode about scaling your firm, so tune in now!In this episode:0:55 - What is ZMOT and why should attorneys care about it?7:25 - Improving your online reputation12:50 - When to ask a client for a review20:03 - How to allocate your time and energy into making a process for receiving reviews28:52 - Allocating enough mental bandwidth to optimize your online presence39:44 - Leveraging software to make tasks easier45:56 - Where to connect with PaulAbout Paul Mackiewicz:Paul Mackiewicz is an Army Veteran and experienced marketing professional. He opened his digital marketing agency to provide professional service businesses with a trustworthy and knowledgeable team in their corner who live up to the values he learned in the military.Paul truly enjoys offering up actionable tips that can be put into place right away to help small businesses grow. He specializes in helping medical professionals, lawyers/attorneys, accountants, and others within the professional services space get their digital marketing efforts off the ground.Before starting his company, Paul served in an executive role at two different INC 5000 fastest growing companies in the digital marketing industry. He was once a Golf Professional and small business owner, fueling his passion for fellow entrepreneurs and the struggles they face marketing their businesses today.If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast.
12/7/2021

How the Theory of Constraints Saved Thanksgiving

Ep. 129
>> Get the newest LFG episodes delivered to your inbox when you Sign Up for our Newsletter.Resource Links:Boost your case count and stop stressing about leads with the Double Your Case Files MasterclassGet access to Close Your Next Consultation training and other valuable resources when you join our Facebook groupEstate planning attorney? Eliminate your constraints and plug into a proven system for consistent revenue with Seminar 3.0If you were prepared for Thanksgiving the day it arrived...You did better than most families (including mine), so kudos to you.Over the years, I’ve concluded that Thanksgiving falls into one of these categories:PeacefulStressfulChaoticBecause so many (hungry) people are gathering together, Thanksgiving tends to include some degree of normalized chaos for a lot of families.While I took a step and observed that chaos, my mind kept going back to the Theory of Constraints...but how did it help?Well, the solution became simple…The more structure you can give to something, the more efficiency you have, with less stress.We got organized by writing everything down and organizing it by the most anxiety-inducing stuff. For example…What meals needed to be prepared first, what needed to be cleaned, etc.Now, for some, the Theory of Constraint can save a Thanksgiving dinner...And for others, it can add serious clarity to a law firm.What simple tactics can you use to reduce overwhelm and gain focus on tasks that could take your law firm to the next level?In this week’s podcast, Jan discusses how to use structure in very specific ways to manage stress by giving those stress-related tasks a name.There’s much more to learn in this episode about scaling your firm and relaxing into a structured system, so tune in now!In this episode:1:34 - Thanksgiving by the numbers2:50 - The lion tamer principle4:37 - Project managing Thanksgiving tasks5:26 - The theory of constraints defined7:08 - The most hectic part7:40 - Closing the mental tabs in your mind10:06 - Structure, simplifiedAbout Our Host:Jan Roos is the founder and CEO of CaseFuel agency, which helps law firms generate revenue through pay-per-click advertising. He is a legal marketing expert and is the author of the bestselling book, Legal Marketing Fastlane. It talks about PPC lead generation, a technique used to generate client leads for big and small practices.If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast.