Lawyers With Purpose

Twice-Annual Practice Enhancement Retreat (TAPER)

Save the date: Practice with Purpose - May 2-4, 2022 and TAPER - May 4-6, 2022
Our Twice-Annual Practice Enhancement Retreat (TAPER) also incorporates live training, with a focus on new innovations in practice proficiency, operations, marketing, hiring, team building, personal and professional growth… basically, whatever you need to know to run a successful firm based on how YOU define success. The fact that many of our Members attend both TAPERs each and every year testifies to the event’s power and value, as well as the spirit of community inherent in LWP membership.

For additional questions contact Amanda Ross at aross@lawyerswithpurpose.com or call 877-299-0326.

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Hourly Schedule

Wednesday

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Firm Introductions & Keynote: Navigate Workplace Rapids
There are three unique elements that create rapids in a river: Pressure, Obstacles and Terrain Change. Those same three appear with force in our work environments today instigating change. They can crush us or create an adventure. Staying in the raft and navigating the difficulties they each create takes skill, teamwork and perspective. There are two aspects to the river: Above and below the surface. The same is true with us. What's going on around us and what's transpiring inside of us when change is disrupting our lives. This dynamic presentation will offer discernment for addressing both. With enthusiastic wit and wisdom, Greg brings alive the whitewater experience. The river is just like work. It continually flows with unforeseen treachery and offers new challenges daily. As a Corporate Culture Specialist, Greg shapes environments where everyone gets to contribute their best daily! For two decades he has mentored leaders, developed teams, crafted culture and and empowered employees. As a Keynote Speaker, he is an enthusiastic character. His style, wit and energy consistently capture the attention and imagination of audiences. His forward thinking contributes fresh perspectives that work.
Speakers:
Greg Hawks
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
The Vision Meeting: Overcoming Common Roadblocks
The Vision Meeting plays a crucial role in discovering and addressing your prospects’ needs, and in developing solid, rewarding client relationships. We’ll use video demonstrations of common roadblocks that arise during Vision Meetings and how to overcome them. You’ll learn what works (and what doesn’t), as well as the importance of MIFY skills and adaptability. You’ll leave with the knowledge and techniques you need to confidently manage a productive and profitable Vision Meeting. Member participation is welcome!
Speakers:
Erach Screwvala Esq.
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Take a Closer Look at Working Remotely
Many Attorney/Owners balk at having a team that works remotely, even though the technology that makes it possible has been available for years. As you’ll discover during this session, the reluctance to working remotely is really a matter of mindset and implementation. We’ll help you evaluate whether a virtual team is right for your firm; identify the technology needed and the LWP tools, systems, and process tweaks that facilitate implementation; walk through a “day in the life” of a matter handled remotely; and more.
Speakers:
Jeffrey Bellomo Esq., Tammy Ely
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bubbles and Boxes and Business Succession Planning
Work on your understanding of fundamental business succession concepts and strategies in this engaging session. Through a combination of hypothetical case studies and group discussion, you’ll learn the differences between business entities and how they are held, how to fund businesses to a revocable living trust or asset protection trust plan, how to create inside-out and outside-in protections for business owners, the laws governing business plan funding, and more.
Speakers:
Howard Weyers Jr. Esq.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Supercharge Your RMS Process
Turn your Relationship Management System (RMS) process into a steady, profitable flow of high-quality leads. Role playing and hypothetical conversations will show you how to identify opportunities and showcase your value to synergistic professionals, get Strategy Meetings scheduled, and properly close Synergy and Strategy Meetings. We’ll also review relevant LWP focusers and reports so you can effectively track and measure results. Don’t miss this chance to add even more vroom to the proven power of RMS!
Speakers:
Adrianne Peters Sipes Esq., Phil Miner
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Are You Ready to “Let Go” and Grow?
The decision to add team members can be difficult, especially for solos and owners of small firms accustomed to handling multiple roles themselves. In this session we’ll examine the three law firm models (Profitable, Robust, E-Freedom) and explore the financial and team structures at each level. You’ll learn how to determine the right time to hire; the “seat” you should fill first; LWP’s proven strategies, systems, and processes for efficient growth; and more. By session’s end you’ll know why, when, and how to grow your practice.
Speakers:
Briana L. Moriarty
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
You are NOT Your Fees
Do you feel uncomfortable talking about fees with prospects and clients? If so, you’re not alone—but this interactive session will change your mindset! Your true value is the knowledge, skills, and expertise that enable you to protect hard-earned assets, guide families through crises, and ultimately, help clients achieve greater peace of mind. Once you feel confident about your worth, putting a price on it becomes easy. In fact, it is likely you are not charging enough. Let’s change that!
Speakers:
Briana L. Moriarty, Elizabeth Evans Esq.
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Take Full Advantage of the Opportunities Inherent in Social Media
Announce your social media presence with authority! In this compelling session you’ll gain an understanding of the social media options available, which ones to use, and how to use them. We’ll look at examples of successful campaigns and explore user-friendly tools to help you utilize social media for brand awareness, advertising, and ultimately, the generation of new leads, conversions, and revenue.
Speakers:
Lisa Roser
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Master the New and Improved Dashboard
The new dashboard is better than ever, and in this session we’ll unveil the highlights! You’ll learn how to complete the dashboard using the five key focusers; who should generate and review it, and when; the difference between the dashboard for solos/small teams and larger firms; and how to upload the dashboard to the AS portal so LWP can assess it and provide support if needed. Ultimately, you’ll gain an understanding of how the new dashboard will impact your daily, monthly, and annual growth.
Speakers:
Amanda "Mandy" Bossow
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Join a Rewarding Discussion at the Marketing Roundtable
Let’s roll up our sleeves and talk marketing, one of the four pillars of practice success. Join our marketing experts and Member attorneys who have “done it” in this open-ended session. We’ll cover topics such as regional differences between markets, why it’s important to take the Marketing and Advertising Assessment, branding and lead generation, and anything that’s on YOUR mind. Think of this as an Idea Bank with exceptionally high returns on a small investment of your time.
Speakers:
Lesley Blaine, Lisa Roser
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Let’s Talk Turkey: Finance Roundtable
Join the Estate Planning Law Center’s finance team and Director of Operations Briana Moriarty for a free-wheeling discussion of all things finance. It’s a great opportunity to pick their brains, share what’s on your mind, and gain an understanding of law firm financial management from the experts who do it every day.
Speakers:
Briana L. Moriarty, Celeste Witchley, Melissa Petronio

Thursday

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Share, Compare, and Learn: Attorney/Owner Panel
“How do I make the LWP system work for me?” “How do I get the most from my team?” “How do you successfully close a Vision Meeting?” These are just a few examples of the types of questions you can ask fellow owner/attorneys during this free-wheeling panel discussion. Limiting attendance to owner/attorneys allows you to broach topics and ask questions that you might not feel comfortable discussing with your entire team in the room.
Speakers:
E-Freedom Panel
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Share, Compare, and Learn: Team Member Panel
“What is the best way to hold my boss accountable?” “What can I do to help the firm operate more efficiently?” “How do I handle ‘difficult’ clients?” You can ask questions like these, and share whatever else is on your mind, during this Team Member Panel. Since attendance is limited to your peers—teams from around the country—you can talk freely about issues you might not want to raise with your firm’s owner in the room.
Speakers:
Law Firm Leaders Panel
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Taking Guidr to Market, both RMS and Retail
Gain a thorough understanding of the Guidr℠ platform from start to market. You’ll learn the complete Guidr onboarding process; how to build your firm’s Guidr marketing plan; the components of the Guidr marketing toolkit and how to use them effectively in your community; and the proper mindset for digitizing your firm. Best of all, you’ll see how other Members have successfully integrated Guidr into their practices. Open discussion and questions are welcome!
Speakers:
Lisa Roser
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Firm Retreats: Getting Paid Throughout 2022
Set your goals and develop your plan for a profitable 2022 third and fourth quarter. You and your team will learn how to use Brainstorming Sprints, the Money Plan, the Four-Month Focuser, the Implementation Focuser, and the Project Focuser to gain an understanding of, and take responsibility for, your 2022 goals. At the end of the retreat you’ll be ready to take a proactive rather than a reactive approach to achieving all of your goals.
Speakers:
Amanda "Mandy" Bossow, Candace Pollock Esq., Phil Miner

Friday

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WHY DAY: Discover the Secrets to Catapulting Your Firm from Good to Great
Why Day will change the way you think about leadership, team building, and communication to help you transform your firm from merely good to truly great. You will discover that the most transformative leaders are not what you’d expect: charismatic, egotistical, self-serving. Rather, they often possess a paradoxical mixture of personal humility and fierce professional resolve, along with the capacity to channel their ego away from themselves and into the goal of building a great company. Topics will include the five levels of leadership; first who, then what; confronting the brutal facts; the hedgehog concept; the culture of discipline; and technology accelerators. Based on the principles of the legendary Jim Collins, Why Day will be led by Dynamic Training & Coaching Co-Founder Molly Gabor. A masterful communicator, Molly’s clients include AOL, Biogen, Citibank, Cushman & Wakefield, Ralph Lauren, Red Robin, RenaissanceRE, Toys R Us, Sun Products, and many more.
Speakers:
Molly Gabor
Greg Hawks
Greg Hawks
Corporate Culture Specialist | Hawks Agency
Erach Screwvala Esq.
Erach Screwvala Esq.
Legal-Technical Attorney | Lawyers with Purpose
Jeffrey Bellomo Esq.
Jeffrey Bellomo Esq.
Elder Law Attorney | Bellomo & Associates LLC
Jeffrey Bellomo is admitted to the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and York County Bar Associations. Jeffrey has been certified as a member of The Lawyers of Distinction, which is the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States, limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States. Jeffrey teaches attorneys across the country the legal-technical aspects of Estate Planning and Elder Law as well as how to run an Estate Planning and Elder Law Practice.
Tammy Ely
Tammy Ely
Drafting Coordinator, Probate Coordinator and Funding Coordinator | Bellomo & Associates
Tammy Ely is the Drafting Coordinator, Probate Coordinator and Funding Coordinator for Bellomo and Associates, LLC. She has over 20 years of experience working in the legal field for several firms in York in various areas of practice. For the last 15 years she has focused on the preparation of estate planning documents and probate. With this broad basis in many areas of the law and more specialized knowledge in estate planning and probate she can field most questions for our clients. She is also a great resource for our firm internally.
Howard Weyers Jr. Esq.
Howard Weyers Jr. Esq.
Attorney | Family and Elder Law of Mid-Michigan, P.C.
Adrianne Peters Sipes Esq.
Adrianne Peters Sipes Esq.
Attorney | Compass Estate Planning & Elder Law
Phil Miner
Phil Miner
Performance Management Specialist | Lawyers with Purpose
Briana L. Moriarty
Briana L. Moriarty
Head of Member Services | Lawyers with Purpose
Elizabeth Evans Esq.
Elizabeth Evans Esq.
Attorney | Estate Planning Law Center
Lisa Roser
Lisa Roser
Head of Marketing & Sales | Lawyers with Purpose
Amanda "Mandy" Bossow
Amanda "Mandy" Bossow
Performance Management Specialist | Lawyers with Purpose
Lesley Blaine
Lesley Blaine
Director of Operations | SmartMarketing
Celeste Witchley
Celeste Witchley
Head of Finance | Lawyers with Purpose
Melissa Petronio
Melissa Petronio
Staff Accountant | Lawyers with Purpose
E-Freedom Panel
Law Firm Leaders Panel
Candace Pollock Esq.
Candace Pollock Esq.
Attorney
Molly Gabor
Molly Gabor
President | Dynamic Training and Coaching

Date

May 04 - 06 2022

Time

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

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