Guest Andrew Schierberg retired from his first career after 20 years as a police officer, investigator, and chief in Northern Kentucky. Then he asked, “What next?” With a law degree and a lifetime of working in tense situations with people during their most stressful moments, Schierberg started a law practice with a focus on helping families by specializing in elder law and estate planning.

He wrote his own business plan, shadowed established attorneys, sought educational and business development support, found shared office space with other lawyers, and developed a holistic approach that lets him to build relationships with his clients and work not only as an attorney but also as a trusted advisor.

Learn how he set up his practice, selected case management software, established a flat-fee subscription plan for his clients rather than hourly rates, and developed an understanding of the needs of both elder clients and their families as they navigate a new stage of life.

If you’re well into a first career, you might be surprised at how much your “real world experience” can translate to a solo law practice.

Got questions or ideas about solo and small practices? Drop us a line at NewSolo@legaltalknetwork.com  

Topics:

  • Starting a solo practice as a second career and putting your “old job” skills to work in your new venture.
  • The importance of selecting the right practice management and office equipment tools, learning about marketing, and asking for help when you don’t know.
  • The value of finding a niche that lets you focus your energy on the kind of law that matches your passion. 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Fearless Paranoia podcast

Life Care Planning Law Firms Association

Actionstep

MyCase

ElderCounsel

DecisionVault

Calendly

Textexpander

Maximum Lawyer podcast

The 80/20 Principle podcast

The Law Entrepreneur podcast

Lunch Hour Legal Marketing podcast

Peggy Gruenke on Legal Talk Network podcasts

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