Unlocking Your Legal Career Potential | A 3-part series

APR 18, 2024 | PRACTUS LLP

Unlocking Your Legal Career Potential | A 3-part series

Authored by Stephanie Recupero

If you’re at the point in your legal career where you feel stagnant or are looking to grow beyond what your current firm allows, this series is for you. Practus partners, Molly Aspan and Christopher Lange, co-authored a 3-part series that explores critical elements to unlock the potential of attorneys across the country. Chris and Molly take a look into how virtual law firms are opening new paths for attorney success through autonomy, the alignment of financial incentives, and the removal of geographical barriers—while highlighting how clients benefit from these same changes. Each part of the series offers valuable insights into navigating the dynamic landscape of modern day legal careers. 

Part 1: The Power of Autonomy

The first article of the series, The Power of Autonomy, dives into why giving control back to attorneys plays a critical role in the success for both lawyers and their clients. 

If you’ve been wondering what your legal career could be if you had more control over your schedule, the clients you represent, how you work, and where you work… this piece is for you. 

The Power of Autonomy discusses how regaining this ability to run your legal practice serves as a catalyst for professional fulfillment and success in the legal field as well as how modern law firms are helping unlock legal career potential. 

Read the full article here.

Part 2: Law Firm Incentives with Client Success

The traditional financial models of law firms don’t necessarily serve clients’ best interests. Many traditional firms don’t allow their attorneys to offer alternative fee arrangements. But what if aligning firm interests with client needs could revolutionize the legal landscape? 

Part 2 of the Unlocking Your Legal Career Potential series sheds light on the impact aligning financial incentives at law firms with client goals can truly have. From fostering a client-centric ethos within firms to redefining performance metrics to reflect client satisfaction, this piece shares actionable strategies to align firm incentives with client objectives.

Read Aligning Firm Incentives with Client Success here.

Part 3: Serving Legal Deserts

Did you know legal deserts are growing across the United States? The scarcity of attorneys in certain regions has led to 10 states throughout the U.S. losing more attorneys than they gain each year, causing entire counties to have zero attorneys for their population. 

Serving Legal Deserts is the third and final part of Chris and Molly’s series. This article shines a spotlight on the pressing need to bridge the gap of legal deserts by providing legal support to underserved regions (and how virtual firms can help alleviate some of this underrepresentation). 

Because virtual law firms remove geographical barriers like limited office locations, clients can more easily access the legal representation they need even if they live in a legal desert. At the same time, attorneys located in legal deserts can reach their legal career potential by expanding their client base statewide without leaving the community that relies on their counsel.

Read the full article to learn more about legal deserts and how modern law firms can help bridge the gap within underrepresentation here

More Insights and News

We hope this series helps you find new ways to unlock your legal career potential. The legal field is changing and modern law firms are here to stay. The great news is this shift results in a more fulfilling legal practice and comprehensive representation for clients. To stay up to date with the latest in Practus News, subscribe to our newsletter below. If you’d like to learn more about joining the Practus team, you can reach out to me directly or visit our site here.

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Stephanie Recupero
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This Practus, LLP publication should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own lawyer on any specific legal questions you may have concerning your situation.

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