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7 Tips For Dealing With Non-Tech Savvy Clients
Having to deal with non-tech savvy clients can be a real pain for law firm owners. This comment was posted in my exclusive Facebook Group
5 ways any law firm can save time with client-facing automated legal services
In a service-based industry, a lawyer’s time is their most valuable asset to the firm. But the time that lawyers say they spend practicing law
How client demand has changed the face of legal services (and how to keep up)
The sudden onset of COVID-19 forced a rapid acceleration of digital transformation, as businesses all over the world were forced to operate in a largely
Top tips for creating significant change as an entrepreneurial woman
As a woman who has built multiple multi-million dollar businesses, including my own law firm, I know all too well the particular type of energy it takes to ignore the cynics, jump the barriers and stay the course, despite historical bias and structural inequity.
Why I’ll Never Be Without a Business Coach￼
Sometimes, the biggest barrier to your law firm’s growth is you. And you know what, many of the law firm owners that I work with
The Law Is Too Complex and Inaccessible
Quite simply, the law is not accessible to everyone. I recently spoke with Scale Up customer, Jane Button of Jane Button and Associates, who talked
Why Finding Your Niche Is The Best Thing I Teach
I don’t know if I stand by any piece of business advice more staunchly – finding your niche is the BEST thing you can do for your law firm.
Lawyers Don’t Pay The Bills￼
Is it tradition that we’re afraid of challenging? Or the air of importance that the traditionalists carry around with them that puts us off? Either way, this industry ain’t gonna change itself. We need to lean into the fear, forget about the critics and focus on the future.
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How To Create a Daily Task List You Can Actually Get Done
All right, peeps, here’s the thing.
How To Stop Procrastinating
Right peeps, here is the deal…
How To Prioritise Your Time
So peeps, here is something I’ve noticed…
How To Choose Changes To Your Firm So You Don’t Waste Time
Right peeps, so here’s the thing.
How To Outsource To Contractors
Right, peeps, here’s the thing.
Buy Back Your Time
So, peeps, here is the truth.
How to get more done in less time
So peeps, here is the deal…
How to set out your calendar
Right peeps, here’s the deal.
How to work a 4 day week and earn more
Right peeps, so here’s the thing…
How to work effectively with your assistant
hen you work effectively with your assistant, it really helps you to focus on high value tasks and earn more revenue in your law firm.
How to plan the perfect week
Okay peeps, so here’s the thing. I regularly speak to law firm owners and lawyers who are overworked, overwhelmed, and over it.
The Goldmine Hiding in your law firm
As a law firm owner, you’ll rely on your instincts a lot.
Career Hacks For Female Lawyers
Did you know that on average, male lawyers in small law firms earn $84,000 more than female lawyers in small law firms every year?
One of the challenges law firm owners have in growing their firms, is finding the time to work on their business.
Building a Seven Figure Firm
If you want a 7 figure firm, you need a team of A Players.
The Unbreakable Challenge for Law Firm Owners
Business plans are a bit like fitness plans.
Who To Hire Next In Your Law Firm
As a law firm owner, do you often feel like you’re on your own when it comes to hiring staff?
5 mistakes law firm owners make (and how to avoid them)
When you’re growing a law firm, it’s only natural that you’ll make mistakes.
How To Automate Today
If you haven’t used automation before, it can seem a bit scary.
How to Handle Your Law Firm’s Competitors
The way you handle your competitors can make a huge difference in your own firm.
Use Your Money To Buy Time
wyers are not good at investing in the help they need. If entrepreneurial lawyers spent more of their hard-earned money on getting help (or buying their way out of negative experiences) they will:
Unpacking Your Process: What Savvy Lawyers Actually Do With Clients
As a lawyer, what do you actually do with each new client?
5 Steps To Growing Your Law Firm Even During A Recession
What is your growth plan for your law firm during this economic recession?
Why your law firm’s marketing isn’t working
“There are four things that law firms need to get right in order to be able to do digital marketing successfully”
So how much of a role does luck play in determining success? What about self-confidence?
How to make a promise to your ideal clients
In my latest vid I’m sharing the secret of creating a powerful, valuable brand that will win you new, ideal clients and let you scale your law firm to seven figures. Not bad for a 6 minute watch, right?
Planning for 2020
Last week we had the most amazing and productive 2-day strategic planning session – and now the team and I are back and ready to smash out the 2020 goals we set.
Focus On What Your Clients Need – Not What Other Lawyers Think
Respect, recognition, validation, affirmation. Call it what you will, most of us enjoy having it and (lawyers especially) work blimmin’ hard to earn it.
How To Increase Your Law Firm’s Revenue Over Christmas
What does Christmas mean to you? For most lawyers (along with carols, client functions and frenzied online shopping to avoid the malls) Christmas means their law firm’s revenue takes a nose dive.
The One Reason You’re Not Building Your Kick-Ass Law Firm
I sent out an email the other day, inviting some savvy lawyers to take part in a program I’m running.
Stop leaving money on the table and start getting new clients for your law firm
Okay entrepreneurial lawyers, quick question…
Finish 2019 strong – top tips for lawyers who want to get shit done
It’s happened. The thing that strikes terror into the hearts of even the most organised lawyers every year. The Christmas displays are going up! The countdown is on.
Video: Productivity Tips
Recently Automio’s CEO + Founder, Claudia King
What Law Firms Of The Future Will Look Like
What the legal industry might look like in a decade depends very much on who’s telling the story.
The Right Revenue Model For Your Law Firm
There are more than half a dozen ways you can make money from your legal expertise.
Hire The Team Your Future Firm Needs & Grow Rapidly
You know I love me some automation.
Seven Things Your Online Legal Solution MUST Do
Raise your hand if you want to:
Why Perfection Stops Entrepreneurial Lawyers Succeeding
Perfectionism – so highly prized in traditional law firms
Connect With Other Entrepreneurial Lawyers To Supercharge Your Law Firm’s Growth
In this socially linked-up, online age, connecting with like-minded people is easier than ever and can pay big dividends (last year I joined an online
I’ve found your perfect law firm coach – me!
I’ve got some super-exciting Automio news to share.
3 MUSTS for Entrepreneurial Lawyers
As an entrepreneurial lawyer, you’re confronted with these two things:
Why every lawyer should be a millionaire
Let’s get this straight – ambition, success and seven-figures are NOT dirty words.
3 steps to working ONLY with clients you love
One of the biggest gripes I hear from lawyers is that they are doing the wrong work for clients that just aren’t right for them, and it’s making them miserable.
7 Ways For Lawyers To Measure Progress
Q3 of 2019 is here!
No wonder lawyers are stressed – here’s the REAL reason why
Can we talk about your hectic lawyer life for a sec?
Four Ways To Find Time To Scale Your Law Firm
Most lawyers I speak to give away their power to time.
Growing or scaling your law firm? What’s the difference?
Are you confused by the terms growing and scaling?
Change These 3 Things On Your Law Firm’s Website To Get More Clients
I’m going to start with the good news:
Top 5 Challenges Ambitious Lawyers Face
I spend a lot of time talking to entrepreneurial lawyers, and I’ve started to notice key similarities about the challenges they face.
6 Steps to Earning 6-Figures From Online Legal Solutions
Scaling your law firm isn’t just about having the right to-do list.
Doors open to the Automio Marketplace
Starting next week, Automio law firm customers can use a range of popular Australian and NZ legal bots for free.
5 Things I’ve Learned About Scaling Law Firms By My 36th Birthday
Usually I talk about target clients, online legal solutions and branding when it comes to scaling your law firm.
How Much Revenue Has Your Law Firm Made This Quarter?
The first quarter of 2019 is done and dusted.
3 Game-Changing Ways To Serve Clients Faster Online
Our new API is here.
7 Productivity Tools for Ambitious Lawyers
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How to choose your ideal client to scale your law firm
Are you tired of taking any and every client that comes your way, even if you don’t want to? The way to solve this problem
How my firm went from 0 to 5 new clients a day with online legal solutions
In mid 2013 I was convinced I was a failure.
8 Updates That Will Make Your Legal Documents Beautiful
Create beautiful legal documents with our improved document creator
How To Pre-Launch Your Online Legal Solution
A pre-launch will help to provide validation that your online legal solution meets the needs of your clients.
These Two Words Will Increase Your Law Firm’s Revenue More Than Anything Else
If you own a law firm, you need to be creating and leveraging intellectual property – these are the two words that will increase your firm’s revenue more than anything else.
5 Reasons to Get Excited About Our New Interviewer
Automio users have been asking for a faster, more engaging and interactive interviewer.
The #1 thing holding your law firm back from growth
You’ve probably seen entrepreneurial law firm owners enter the legal world and scale their firms and create an audience super fast.
What is your law firm offering? (+ join my 5 day challenge!)
Do you look at the law firms that are crushing it in the online world and wonder how they’re doing it?
Video: Automio CEO & Founder Claudia King shares the story behind Automio
Recovering lawyer and tech entrepreneur Claudia King on the story of Automio and her vision for the future of the legal industry.
Could Lawyers Be Replaced By Robots?
Around the world, the professional services industry is abuzz with talk about automation, innovation and artificial intelligence (AI).
7 Ways to Make Money From Your Legal Expertise in 2019
By investing your time wisely and looking beyond trading hours for dollars, you could be earning money with your legal expertise in ways that you haven’t thought about before.
There’s a new iconic duo. Global Legal Solutions and Automio.
Global Legal Solutions (GLS) is an international legal industry disrupter. The GLS team is committed to removing time and cost as barriers to any business globally
5 Steps to Selling Your First Online Legal Document or Service
Try our Confidentiality Agreement Bot
Multi-language Bots with Automio
We have recently completed an exciting project for a law firm customer that involved creating a Will Bot in several languages – English, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Punjabi.
How Law Firms Can Get Going With Intelligent Automation In Under 2 Weeks
Lawyers are often concerned about how long it takes to successfully start using automation at their firm.
Automio makes Forbes list of top tech startups
We are beyond excited to be featured by Forbes in their article 60 Women-Led Startups That Are Shaking Up Tech Around The Globe. Since the article
Should Your Firm Create A Separate Brand To Sell Online Legal Services?
As more law firms start to sell legal services online, law firms are wondering whether they should create a separate online brand to sell those online services.
Happy Lawyer Happy Life Podcast – Interview with Claudia King
Recovering lawyer, mum, and tech entrepreneur: Claudia King on the importance of finding your spirit animals in the law
Innovative Law Firms Are Using Automation For These 4 Things
Innovation and the legal industry haven’t always gone hand in hand.
TABLES – One of the most-requested features is finally here!
One of the most requested Automio features is finally here!
First Birthday Celebrations
We celebrated Automio’s first birthday last week at our HQ in New Plymouth, NZ.
The Friendly Faces of Customer Success
With Automio’s continuing expansion throughout Australia and New Zealand, we reckon it’s time to introduce you to our super-friendly customer success team. The fabulous frontliners
30 Ways We Love Our Customers
We’ve spent the last few months focusing on a number of things that we call customer love.
How To Get the Law Firm Website You Really Want
In the course of helping our customers automate interviews and documents, we deal with many “flavours” of law firm website.
The Maths of Turning Your Legal Services Into Products
It’s 2018 but most lawyers still work like it’s 1999.
How To Choose What Legal Tech To Use At Your Firm
There’s a big gap between how lawyers deliver legal services and what clients want and need from their lawyers.
How To Set Up A Client Advisory Board For Your Law Firm
What do your clients really think about you? And where do they want your law firm to take them?
Automio Turns 1
We launched Automio a year ago with a vision to make quality legal help available to everyone, everywhere.
Lawyer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Hi, my name is Olivia, and I’m a recovering lawyer.
Is Using Automation Risky For Lawyers?
At this point in the evolution of modern business, every opportunity remaining to lawyers involves risk.
The 4 Lamest Excuses Lawyers Give For Not Using Legaltech
I get rejected. A lot.
What Law Firms Will Look Like in 2028
Holo-conferencing, hiring iGen lawyers, and statutes written in code…are you ready for a glimpse into the future of the legal profession?
We Need to Talk About Law’s Dirty Little Secret…
Automio’s Customer Success Manager, Olivia Wensley, bravely writes about her experiences with sexual harassment in law firms.
5 Lawyer Bots You Can Try Now
Lawyer Bots are providing legal help and access to justice to the masses.
How To Eliminate The Bottlenecks At Your Law Firm: Create Lawyer Bot Libraries For Your VIP Clients
This is the fourth and final blog post in our four-part series called How To Eliminate the Bottlenecks At Your Law Firm.
How I Survived the Death of my Business Partner
When people would ask my business partner and father, Dennis King, what his succession plan was, he’d jokingly reply with a one word answer: “Claudia”.
Cutting the Golden Handcuffs
If someone says they’re a tech entrepreneur and they don’t have a blog, are they even a tech entrepreneur …?
Won’t Automation Put Lawyers Out Of Work?
It’s a scary thought that runs through our minds when us lawyers hear the word automation.
Why You Need To Monetise The Hidden Value In Your Law Firm Now
Learn how to capitalise on your law firm’s intellectual property to stay ahead of the wave of change.
How I raised $600k seed capital
I have always believed that if you don’t ask, you don’t get.
Why invest in automation
Your law firm is profitable just as it is – so why invest in automation?
Why Are Lawyers So Damn Afraid Of Legal Tech?
When the word “lawyer” springs to mind, it is often not associated with innovation and technology.
5 Habits That Are Holding Back Your Legal Career
It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a lawyer.
How to Productise Your Legal Services to Work Less and Earn More
Carrying out legal services for clients takes time, and there are only so many hours in the day you can sell.
How To Eliminate The Bottlenecks At Your Law Firm: Law Firm Automation Strategies For 2018
This is our third blog post in our four-part series called How To Eliminate the Bottlenecks At Your Law Firm.
How To Create a Painted Picture For Your Law Firm
Happy New Year peeps! This time of year is fantastic for reflection and planning. Here are some questions for you to consider
How Any Lawyer Can Create Their Own Lawyer Bot
Billy Bot, Robot Lawyer Lisa, DoNotPay – these are a few of the cool bots out there that give legal help. But many lawyers don’t
How To Eliminate The Bottlenecks At Your Law Firm: How To Automate Client Onboarding
This is our second blog post in our four-part series called How To Eliminate the Bottlenecks At Your Law Firm.
How To Eliminate The Bottlenecks At Your Law Firm: Automate Client Communication
This month we’re running a four-part series on eliminating the bottlenecks at your law firm.
How Your Firm Can Use Automation To Earn More
Lawyers have long used precedents and document assemblies to create client documents without reinventing the wheel every time.
Is Using Document Automation Risky?
Most businesses have begun to use technology to automate workflows, often to the point where no human intervention is required for straightforward transactions.
What Innovative Law Firms Do That Other Law Firms Don’t
Innovation and the legal industry haven’t always gone hand in hand.
5 Things Lawyers Believe That Are Bu||s&!t
Many lawyers have a set of beliefs about how lawyers should act and do their legal work.
Document Automation vs Document Management Software – What’s the Difference?
Improving speed and accuracy will mean a competitive advantag
Movers and shakers with legaltech #2
Sarah Jones, the fabulous lawyer
We Are the Lawyers of NOW: A Manifesto
you know what I’m excited about? The change in the air. The buzz. The nervous energy.
Is Being a Lawyer Dehumanising You?
The responses I received to my article How I Survived the Death of My Business Partner were so moving.
Automio Update: Two Months Into It
Two months ago we launched the Automio smart document marketplace.
A Beginner’s Guide to Joining a Legal Tech Start-Up
One of the more random things I’ve been getting asked by people is for advice on how, like me, they can transition from lawyer to working in a legal tech start-up.
Are Lawyers Using Innovation To Better Serve Their Clients, Or Themselves?
Last week I was very honoured to win an individual award at the Janders Dean and LexisNexis Legal Innovation Index 2017 for my work with Automio.
Others in My Firm Aren’t Keen On Automation But I Am – What Can I Do?
I ventured out of Taranaki last week to meet with a number of our customers and potential customers (close the deal Zac).
Movers And Shakers With LegalTech #1
Andrew Simmonds, the evil lawyer In this series we ask lawyers and others in the legal industry what their law firms are doing with legal
The Highs and Lows of My 11 Year Legal Career
As my time being a lawyer and a director of a law firm comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the highs and lows of my legal career.
Sun, Sand and … 47 New Emails – taking your work on holiday
At the time of writing, I’m on holiday with my family in the Cook Islands.
Nextflix and Bill – how lawyers can use their skills to create passive income streams
In my first blog I set dual goals of blogging (1) regularly and (2) about stuff that would be useful to you.
Confession From A Business Leader: I’m Addicted To Crisis Mode
How I refocused my brain to use hustle mode for the greater good of my legal business.