How to Start and Grow a Law Practice

Rocket Academy has grown to over 50 videos covering law practice management, marketing, and productivity, taught by industry leaders. Occasionally we highlight a few topical presentations. Here are four popular videos on how to start and grow your own law practice.

How to Start a Successful Small Law Firm in Under 30 Days – Learn the 5 steps to launching a 6-figure law firm, how you can start your own firm, even if you’re not an “expert” or you have law school debt, the formula for earning at least $10,000 in your first month of your new firm, and what mistakes you need to avoid

Presenter: John Corcoran is an attorney, and a former Clinton White House Writer and Speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, he has worked in the heart of Silicon Valley and owns his own boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

How to Start and Grow an IP Law Practice – Learn how to get started on adding IP law to your practice or expanding your IP practice, how to run an IP practice, the unique ethical obligations of IP law, and the tools IP lawyers need to thrive.

Presenter: Nehal Madhani is an attorney and the founder and CEO of Alt Legal. Alt Legal’s cloud-based IP software is trusted by Am Law 200 firms, boutique firms, and in-house legal departments to prepare and manage thousands of IP filings daily. Before starting Alt Legal, Nehal practiced as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He is a CodeX fellow at Stanford Law School.


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How to Develop the Right Team and Leadership to Grow Your Firm – Developing the right team of associates, paralegals, and staff is a key part of growing a successful firm. And it starts with good leadership in hiring, training, and keeping new recruits. Easier said than done. In this freewheeling, question & answer session, Erik Broel shares his experiences – good and bad – of how he significantly grew his firm and how you can too, by creating the right culture to lead your firm to grow and succeed.

Topics include:
– The myth of bad staff
– How to find the right person for the right position
– The right interview questions
– How to hit the ground running with a new recruit
– Setting expectations and reviewing progress
– How to grow your people so you can grow your firm
– Management strategies and tips

Presenter: Erik Broel is the Founder and CEO of Broel Law Group, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. He sees it as his personal mission to demystify the process of handling an estate or trust, and to help people by making the complex estate process simple and accessible. His firm focuses exclusively in the areas of estate & trust administration and estate & trust litigation.

Erik believes there is always a better way to do things, and loves finding new and innovative ways to deliver better, more effective service that solves the client’s key problem or issue, and improves the client’s life.


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How to Use Freelance Attorneys to Grow Your Practice – One of the biggest expenses in law firms is payroll. But firms have other options including outsourcing work to freelance attorneys who provide contract-based legal services–from litigation-related legal services to transactional services–to help firms and solo attorneys stay nimble and lean.

Learn how to use freelance attorneys to manage your overflow work, handle special projects, and shore up support during peak periods. Learn about ethical considerations, fees, and much more!

Presenter: Leila Kanani is a patent attorney with over a decade of experience in the top IP firms. She then founded her own patent boutique law firm. After realizing the staffing challenges solo and small firms faced when they had too much work, but not enough to hire full time associates, she founded Intermix Legal Group. The freelance attorneys at Intermix are all ones that left traditional firm life for career flexibility and they provide temporary legal services to law firms nationwide.