I've been thinking a lot about you over the past couple of weeks, as it became clear to me that we were going to be going into a national lockdown...
I was thinking about how many of you would be scared -- scared about your livelihood… scared about whether clients would still hire you… scared about how you would deliver your services.
And I've been thinking about how I can best help you to see that you are in the best position possible right now to be able to step up and lead in your community in a way that is, really, I believe, the reason you went to law school.
Watch the video below to hear my message for you, and lawyers everywhere, on how to use your law degree to become the solution your community is looking for in this time of crisis. If you prefer to keep reading instead, I've outlined the rest of the message below...
And you have an asset, your law degree ... along with your critical mind, your thinking skills, your problem-solving skills, and your ability to counsel and guide people with wisdom during these times that very few other people have.
And if you choose to step up and lead during this time you can step into having the life and law practice that you truly want. Even through all of this uncertainty.
Most lawyers won't do it. Most lawyers will choose to succumb to thoughts of fear. They'll pull back from the marketplace. They'll hide. They won't know what to say. They won't know what to do.
They won't know how to get virtual with their clients.
They won't know how to connect with people as a true expert and leader, and I'm inviting you to do something different.
I'm inviting you to step up now, and lead.
You went to law school so that you could truly serve in a meaningful way.
And I believe the best way to do that is to serve the families and the small business owners in your community who need you right now, more than ever, they need you to help them to make wise decisions about how to take care of their family, how to take care of their assets, and how to take care of their businesses.
This is not about estate taxes, and this is not about complex tax rules and regulations...
Again, not complex tax matters, basic tax matters, the support structures that they need in order to thrive no matter what.
You can be the kind of trusted advisor with your law degree that the people in your community are turning to for guidance on these matters.
And I want you to step into it. I want to invite you to step into it.
I want to invite you to become a trusted advisor, to use your law degree in the highest and best way possible to truly serve, to make a real difference in your community, and to be able to do it right from home.