2021 Planning Ahead Guide for Lawyers

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Is your law practice ready for 2021?

If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that we absolutely cannot predict the future, and that our plans can be derailed at a moment’s notice. But believe it or not, that’s exactly why it’s so important to take the time to make a strategic plan for what you want to accomplish in the new year.

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Hi, I’m Allison Shields Johs, President of Legal Ease Consulting, where I help lawyers create more productive, more profitable and more enjoyable law practices.

Taking the time to make a plan in uncertain times is important because the process of making the plan forces you to think strategically about your practice – to take stock of where you are now, where you want to go in the future, and what steps you need to take to get you there. You’ll get a good handle on information like:

  • Your firm’s core values
  • Your firm’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Who your clients are, where they come from and their most pressing needs
  • Your expenses
  • Your most and least productive employees
  • Your firm’s priorities

That means if the unexpected happens and you have to make adjustments – or even if you have a year like 2020 and you have to scrap the plan and start all over, you won’t be starting from square one, because you’ve already done the hard work and you already have the information necessary to see exactly which parts of the plan need to be modified and what to do next.

When you haven’t done the work and you don’t have a plan, that’s when you get into trouble because you have no idea where to start or what to do next.

To get your firm ready for 2021 now, make planning a priority – get your copy of my 2021 Planning Ahead Guide for Lawyers to gather your data, set your goals, and outline the strategies and tactics you intend to pursue to reach those goals.  

In this guide, I’ll walk you through a series of questions to help you assess where you are, determine where you want to go, set goals and create action plans to meet them. You also get a copy of my FREE REPORT, “Are You Missing This Crucial Element in Your Marketing?” and be subscribed to the Lawyer Meltdown Newsletter to get more great tips (you can unsubscribe at any time).