Tools For Investigating Membership
Attorney Listing - Add your firm to this top-ranked national directory of Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law Attorneys. This site ranks in the top 10 search results on Google, Yahoo! & MSN for nearly every city listed within the directory.
Deed Processing Assistance Program - Academy members assist each other with their out-of-state deed processing needs. There is a friendly agreement in place regarding the range of fees members charge each other for this work.
If you have clients with out of state property and you wish to have an Academy member assist you, please refer to the instructions that members use when they work with each other. Also refer to the complete Member Listing to find an attorney in the appropriate state.
Next Free Conference Call - Available to Non-Members
Most of your questions about what membership includes and the degree of impact on your practice will be answered on this free conference call. Join this no-obligation 1-hour conference call to learn more about membership. This call is presented by the two Academy founders and owners, Robert Armstrong and Sanford Fisch. They will highlight the benefits of membership and introduce a guest member who can describe the use of these tools in his or her own practice. Q&A follows.
Free Online Audio Sessions - A number of audio recordings have been made available to non-members. These audio recordings can be heard through your computer. There are recordings of conference call discussions about membership as well as two past educational sessions available at no charge.
Sample Academy FYI - The Education Deparment summarizes cases, law changes, and any current development - then distributes these FYIs to the membership before most of this information is readily available anywhere else!
Bonus Academy Information Packet - Our BONUS INFO PACK on membership includes a multitude of samples that will give you a close-up view of the quality of materials members can rely on. The Education Department writes a monthly educational/marketing piece for members to educate professional advisors in their areas. Our Education team also summarizes cases, law changes, and any current development - then distributes these FYIs to the membership before most of this information is readily available anywhere else! This multi-prong advisor education approach is one of the important tools members use to generate referred business. We will also include various marketing materials such as a sample quarterly newsletter in this Bonus Info Pack as well!
“In my 23 years as an attorney, I've been through many practice models. I've worked in a prestigious firm, worked for the Federal Government, worked in a small firm, operated in a partnership and ultimately opened my own firm. During the first half of my career, I was diligently searching for the model which would make me happy and allow me to honorably serve my clients and still have a balanced family life. I've worked closely with the two gentlemen who helped write this book and I attribute my success and happiness as a lawyer and layperson to their coaching. This book is the perfect primer for new law school graduates and seasoned attorneys seeking the answers which have alluded them in striking the right balance between life and law. Unfortunately, while law school teaches you how to think like a lawyer, it does a poor job of teaching you how to operate in a law firm or run a legal business. I've read all of Michael Gerber's books and heard him speak numerous times. I think he's right on point. This book is a supplement to his other books and specifically addresses the challenging issues which cause attorney dissatisfaction and law firm failure. If you are a satisfied attorney you shouldn't read this book. It's not for you. If you are not happy, this is the place to start. Legal practices are changing at a rapid speed. The old models are being replaced like yesterday's garbage. Successful, happy lawyers understand the skills involved in operating their practices as businesses. In my experience, this creates happy, satisfied clients. It's a win-win situation. Two of my children are now in college, both wishing to pursue different passions. I've encouraged both of them to get business degrees and learn accounting, computer skills, social networking, human resources, entrepreneurship and the myriad of other components mentioned in this book.”Cheryl D. — North Carolina Member