Many attorneys have a natural affinity for the details involved in building, growing, and managing a successful law firm. For many of us, however, being a law firm owner doesn’t come as naturally as being a lawyer. The truth is, most of what law school teaches about being an attorney doesn’t help us with the key aspects of a successful law firm: marketing, management, and operations. That’s where BTL Consulting comes in.
BTL Consulting offers law firm owners the opportunity to learn those important skills in real time while also making positive changes to their firm and utilizing the BTL team to train your staff and get company-wide buy-in and implementation.
While many companies understand the business concepts and practices that can be helpful to an attorney, there’s no one who is more prepared to address and answer the specific questions and needs you have than other successful attorneys. The legal industry is more intricate and complicated than other industries, with additional ethics rules and a different product, which means there are more details to pay attention to and more pitfalls to avoid. That’s why the ideal voices to improve your firm are ones that have done it all successfully for themselves.
The founders of Brain Trust Legal, attorneys Darryl Isaacs and Rob Levine, are owners of their own currently operating and successful billions-earning law firms. The combined experience, skill, contacts, and growth strategies of both Isaacs & Isaacs and Rob Levine & Associates guarantee guidance and expertise born from success that spans over 50 years between the two firms. That’s the kind of “in the trenches” knowledge and experience that you won’t get from more generalized consulting companies.
The entire process begins with a meeting between the law firm owner(s) and members of the BTL team, including co-founder Rob Levine. The purpose of this meeting is to understand your law firm’s specific needs, explain the general consultation process, and to define what opportunities and challenges lie ahead.
Once we understand where the law firm wants to be, we start to gather information that gives us a picture of where the law firm is currently. This analysis phase involves a detailed survey process in which the BTL team requests information on client load, internal processes, marketing efforts, employee count and type, case cost and other metrics, and any details that help us get a snapshot of your law firm’s current health and functionality.
The BTL team compiles and studies this information to look for issues and blind spots, as well as to find possibilities for growth and streamlining. We gather all of our results into a report that we share with you.
After the analysis is over, the BTL team will schedule a call to share those results. We will go over where we see needs, rank the concerns in order of priority, and give a general plan of the timeline and strategy for the BTL team to work with your firm to implement and execute the needed changes.
Depending on the intended meeting schedule and the scope of work, the suggested consulting timeline could be anywhere from a few months to over a year. Once all is agreed on, BTL and your law firm get to work.
In short, consulting is just for you.
Most MasterMind and coaching programs are designed as group experiences, with attorneys working together for overall improvement of multiple firms. While those are incredibly helpful and effective, they don’t always provide the specific and unique advice and guidance that your individual firm requires to make the impact you want. BTL Consulting is a detailed process that is custom designed to the needs of your firm, not a broadly targeted program intended to help anyone.
Consulting also provides hands-on instruction, scheduled training sessions, and accountability. Many attorneys in coaching and MasterMind programs recognize the value of what they learn in those groups, but they struggle with the logistics of executing the ideas. BTL Consulting stresses the need for accountability, measurability, and consistent evaluation of progress. Simply put, it provides a level of detail, hands-on guidance, and results-oriented focus that other programs can’t.