Podcast: Unbundled Attorney Mastermind

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08 JANUARY 2018

A New Era of Immigration Lawyering: How Embracing Technology and Affordable Pay-As-You-Go Pricing Can Significantly Increase Profits and Legal Accessibility

Episode 47: A New Era of Immigration Lawyering: How Embracing Technology and Affordable Pay-As-You-Go Pricing Can Significantly Increase Profits and Legal Accessibility

Originally from Trinidad, Jamila Little has always been passionate about immigration law. However, it took her some time to take the plunge from the corporate world and start her own practice. Once she finally did, she was committed to not only making great money but also serving as many clients as possible in the process. During this interview Jamila shares how she has implemented legal technology that reduces the amount of time she personally spends on each case by much as 75%. She also shares how eliminating her upfront retainer and allowing her clients to “pay-as-they-go” has enabled her to serve more clients and consistently bring over $15,000 per month in additional revenue into her firm.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The fears that prevented Jamila from starting her own immigration practice for over 4 years, and how she overcame them
  • Advice for lawyers that have a passion for an area of law but have been reluctant to make the jump to start their own practice
  • How to use virtual offices to keep overhead low when you first start your practice
  • The importance of investing time to develop systems in your practice that create a seamless experience for your clients
  • How immigration document automation software can significantly reduce the amount of time you have to spend on each case
  • How payment processing software that offers automatic recurring payments can reduce administrative time and increase the number of transactions that process successfully
  • How eliminating her up-front retainer and enabling her clients to pay-as-they-go has consistently generated over $15,000 in additional revenue for her firm
  • The importance of finding creative ways to serve more clients, and how this can improve access to legal services and attract more referral business
  • The value of legal financing, and how it can be a useful option for some clients to obtain the funds they need to hire your services
  • Why Jamila believes transparency is such an important part of the success of her practice
  • How Jamila is able to help her clients feel comfortable sharing the complete details of their case as well as exactly what they can afford to pay for her services
  • The power of sharing why you started your practice and what you are passionate about with your clients
  • And much more…

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

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