I’m honored to have been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the 100 powerful women of 2020 who are fighting for a better future. Grateful to be standing alongside the women on this list, and representing the legal industry, which I have been fighting to change for many years. Ironically, my “fight” in the legal industry is to decrease fighting and increase healthy conflict on our planet and in our communities. More love coming through lawyers and for lawyers, please.
The following is an excerpt from the Entrepreneur’s article:
Ali Katz thinks the motivations for lawyers are all wrong. “We’re financially incentivized to make things as complicated as possible,” she says. “The more complex they are, the more we get paid.” She was once part of the problem, but when she opened her own practice, she developed a better way: working with clients as an ongoing adviser, rather than someone who reacts to immediate needs. It helped her head off problems before they began, saving clients money and her time. That was in 2006, and the method has since evolved into New Law Business Model, a training system to help estate planning and business lawyers escape the billable-hour-obsessed model. Revenue will hit $5 million this year. “We’re teaching lawyers to be business owners,” she says. “Part of that is having systems that allow you to meet the needs of clients without being on call all day, every day.”
Visit New Law Business Model to download free resources for lawyers.