If you’ve reached this stage of growth in your law firm, you know you have a decision to make: Continue to be the lead lawyer for the firm’s legal work or transition into being the firm’s full-time CEO. There is no right or wrong decision here, but either one will require help in transitioning trust.
If you are enthralled by the law and love working for clients and being in court, then you probably want to continue doing legal work in your law firm. That’s great, but you’ll need to hire a full-time CEO that will manage all other business functions, and work together with you on the firm’s business plan and driving it forward.
This isn’t an easy thing to hand over, especially because you’ve worked hard to build your law firm to where it is and you want to continue to see it grow. But, a professionally managed CEO will continue to employ your management principles and build your firm according to your business plan.
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Jennifer Reardon experienced unexpected changes in her life that led her to go from estate planning to now owning a law firm. Even with a plethora of degrees, none of it taught her how to run a law firm properly.
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“HTM, to me, was sort of like getting an applied MBA in how to run my own business: setting goals, measuring, and coming back. The other thing that I got out of and continue to get out of HTM is a lot of the mindset work that’s done—thinking about what your own blocks are, what your own fears are, and what is standing in the way. In this group, not just in the coaches and the team but with the other lawyers that come here, I gained so many benefits just from showing up, especially these LQMs (Live Quarterly Meetings). That association with just the peers has been transformational in and of itself.”
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There are defining moments in a person’s life, and one of those moments for me is when I chose to join How to Manage a Small Law Firm. It’s a wild, fun ride. I love it. It’s been the best thing I ever could have done for my business.”
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