JDB 169: Ozan Varol | Rocket Scientist, Law Professor, Coach for Overwhelmed Attorneys

I am happy to share you with the first in a series of interviews I conducted of speakers who presented at Avvo’s Lawyernomics conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. My first guest on the podcast is Ozan Varol. Mr. Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning law professor at Lewis & Clark where he teaches in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, comparative constitutional law, and Islamic law.

Ozan presentation at Lawyernomics was titled “Get Your Life Back: A Playbook for a Happier, Healthier and More Effective You.” In this episode Ozan shares some of the tips and strategies lawyers can use to gain control over their schedule, reduce stress, and become more productive.

Ozan is the founder of Effective Lawyer, a coaching program designed to help lawyers get their life back.

You can download a free copy of his book “The Effective Lawyer: A Playbook for a Happier, Healthier, and More Effective You” by going to Effective.Lawyer .

JDB 168: Is the Legal Profession in Trouble? (Lawyernomics Day 2)

Day 2 of Lawyernomics is in the books and it was a good one. The day kicked off with presentations from various members of the Avvo leadership team, including Avvo CEO Mark Britton. Avvo gathers huge amounts of data related to law practice and legal consumers and the statistics cited by Briton show a legal profession that is not healthy.

In this episode I share with you my take-aways from today including some of the solutions presented and how you can keep your law practice on track.

JDB 167: Lawyernomics by Avvo – Day One

I am back in Las Vegas, Nevada for Avvo’s 8th annual Lawyernomics conference. Lawyermonics is a three day conference focused on helping lawyers with the business side of law practice.

Last year was my first year attending Lawyernomics and I really enjoyed the conference. After the conference each day I came back to my hotel room and recorded a recap episode of what I learned that day and some of the insights shared by the speakers. This year Avvo has allowed the JDBlogger Podcast additional access to the various speakers and I will be bringing you interviews with some of the conference speakers in addition to a recap episode each night.

Catch the Lawyernomics Conference Online

Avvo is making it even easier to participate in the conference by live streaming the conference at Lawyernomics.live. Check out the speakers in real time and then check back the JDBlogger Podcast for more in depth interviews with the speakers.


JDB 166: How I Reduced Overhead by $79,893.96 and Became More Efficient

Recently I made some significant changes to my law practice and as part of this transition I went through the various systems that make up my law practice and started looking to how I could reduce costs throughout the business. And reduce I did…

In the episode I walk you through my overhead reducing process and how it actually made me more efficient. Here is the net monthly savings after accounting or additional expenses I had to incur to keep the law firm running smoothly.

Monthly Savings $6,657.83

Annual Savings $79,893.96

JDB 165: Luke Ciciliano | Is Uber Killing Your Law Practice?

How does Uber impact the number of DUI cases handled by criminal defense law firms? What about the impact of self driving cars on personal injury practice? What about cultural trends like fewer people getting married – how is that going to impact family law firms?

In this special episode I interview Luke Ciciliano, founder of SEO for Lawyers, on his research and warning that solo and small firm lawyers might very well find themselves out of business due to an over supply of lawyers, a reduction in demand for legal services, as well as cultural and technological changes.

Luke provides valuable insight and data into shifts that will impact attorneys and offers solutions that you can implement today to safeguard your firm from advances in technology.

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