Reboot Your Law Practice: Boost Profits, Restore Work-Life Balance and Make Clients Happy in a Changing Legal Landscape
Erin Levine is a Certified Family Law Specialist and managing attorney of Levine Family Law Group, based in Emeryville. She is also the founder and CEO of Hello Divorce, a platform that empowers users with moderately contested divorces to access the tools, resources, articles and unbundled services they need to manage the California divorce process. Erin and her husband have two daughters, Zoe (age 6) and Mia (age 3).
Have you stopped lately to notice just how much technology and culture are changing around us? You may have noticed the change in your personal life but maybe not your professional life. As lawyers, we’re too busy trying to navigate the declarations, legal memoranda, and client consultations that somehow always need to be done today. Why would we need to think about anything other than our work when law practice today is still a seller’s market? Two reasons:
- Relevance. If we do not stay relevant in a rapidly changing economy, we risk losing our footing (and therefore our revenue) down the line; and
- Joy. If all we do is bury ourselves in bettering other people’s lives, we risk missing out on our own joyful experiences, we fail to modernize our systems, and we remain overburdened with work, which all leads us to lose track of our vision: our ultimate goal for our practice and our life.