The Secret Ingredient


The one secret ingredient to successful law firm marketing is knowing the results you have gotten in the past… and you don’t want to just know ONE result, you want to know the whole story! It’s not uncommon for attorneys conducting a presentation for consumers to say, “the marketing didn’t work” when they end up [ ] The post The Secret Ingredient appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Keeping Your Law Firm’s Facebook Page Secure


Ransomware, data breaches, malware infections – with all of the recent cyberattacks in the news, it seems like the Internet has truly become the new wild, wild west. When considering the issue of Internet security for your law firm, you likely conjure up images of nefarious strangers attempting to hack your website and social media [ ] The post Keeping Your Law Firm’s Facebook Page Secure appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Real Talk: What’s the Deal with Millennials?


Today, a video. A quick 15-minute watch for your Monday morning on a hot topic that comes up in many conversations we have with Members at the Academy: Millennials. The question I am asked most often about this controversial group is, “How do I work with them?!” I’ll let Simon Sinek, one of my most [ ] The post Real Talk: What’s the Deal with Millennials? appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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The Damage “Drift” Can Do to Your Practice


One of the easiest things to let slip, is “working on the business.” The crisis du jour is always going to trump time spent thinking, contemplating and looking at what we like to call “drift.” If you started with systems in place sometimes you drift from the system or process because a new employee comes [ ] The post The Damage “Drift” Can Do to Your Practice appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Basics of Estate Planning: Prenuptial Agreements


This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. This week, we’ll look at prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements can alter the rights spouses have after the agreement is signed. For example, in a community property state, a valid prenuptial agreement could override the default community property laws. The agreement could [ ] The post Basics of Estate Planning: Prenuptial Agreements appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Trump 2018 Budget Would Slash Medicaid


On May 23, 2017, President Trump presented his proposed 2018 budget to Congress. The budget would make deep cuts to Medicaid, the needs-based health care program for poor disabled and elderly Americans. The budget builds on the cuts to Medicaid make by the “American Health Care Act” which passed the House of Representatives but which [ ] The post Trump 2018 Budget Would Slash Medicaid appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Give Me A Break!


I’m going to preface this with asking a few questions. How many of you find it difficult to separate your work life from your home life? How many of you only take time off from work when you’re deathly ill? How many of you feel drained of energy? If you raised your hand or if [ ] The post Give Me A Break! appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Team Work Makes the Dream Work


Now, and I am not trying to be biased, but the Academy has a team culture unlike any other. The only way I can begin to explain our team culture here at the Academy is with the saying “from the outside looking in, you don’t understand it. From the inside out you can’t explain it.” [ ] The post Team Work Makes the Dream Work appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Basics of Estate Planning: Coordination of the Estate Plan


This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. This week, we’ll look at coordination of the estate plan. Perhaps the most important (and most often overlooked) aspect of an estate plan is the coordination of different vehicles. Let’s look at a couple and their assets. Bob and Mary are [ ] The post Basics of Estate Planning: Coordination of the Estate Plan appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Seeking to Understand


Communication—that giant five syllable word affects us all so significantly every day. We communicate daily to our family and friends, strangers and of course, our colleagues, clients and customers. We typically think of communication as a verbal act upon which words are spoken, however communication can be categorized into three basic types: (1) Verbal communication, [ ] The post Seeking to Understand appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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