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Mike O'Horo is a serial innovator in the law business. His current venture, RainmakerVT, is the world's first interactive online rainmaking training for lawyers, by which lawyers learn how to attract the right kind of clients without leaving their desks. For 20 years, Mike has been known by lawyers everywhere as The Coach. He trained more than 7000 of them, generating $1.5 billion in new business. Mike can be reached at mikeohoro@rainmakervt.com

Seller Myths vs. Market Truths

Seller Myths vs. Market Truths

Many refer to the 2008 economic meltdown as the “Great Reset.” For law firm business development, it’s healthy to embrace that as a literal expression. The law business was reset from a seller’s market, characterized by demand exceeding supply, to a buyer’s market, where the reverse is true. One important consequence of that shift is […]

Lawyers, Nail that Meeting with Your Prospective Client

Lawyers, Nail that Meeting with Your Prospective Client

A prospective client has identified three lawyers whom she believes possess the expertise and standing to solve her problem. The good news is that you’re one of them, and 10 minutes from now she’ll be sitting in your office to interview you. The less-good news? You don’t know much about her beyond whatever dry information a […]

California Case Summaries Monthly™ Organized Succinct Summaries of New California Civil Cases

California Case Summaries Monthly™ Organized Succinct Summaries of New California Civil Cases

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Landlord-Tenant Dr. Leevil, LLC v. Westlake Health Care Center (2018) _ Cal.5th _ , 2018 WL 6597341: The California Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court ruled that an owner of real property that acquires title to property under a power of sale contained in a […]

Law Firm Business Development: “Plans Are Useless, but Planning Is Indispensable…”

Law Firm Business Development: “Plans Are Useless, but Planning Is Indispensable…”

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Lawyers detest creating business development plans. They delay and resist as long as possible, and when their firm finally brings down the hammer, too often they create something pro forma that lets them check the […]

The Future of Law Firm Business Development Belongs to the Bold

The Future of Law Firm Business Development Belongs to the Bold

Ultimately, the meek may, indeed, inherit the earth. But history suggests that, in the meantime, meek salespeople will waste time, money and energy and miss out on the opportunities awaiting those with the vision and courage to take bold action. By now all but the most resolute of ostriches have accepted that the embryonic law […]

20 Traits of the 100%- Capable Rainmaker

20 Traits of the 100%- Capable Rainmaker

What does it take to be a great rainmaker, able to generate millions of dollars in business each year, reliably? As with every great accomplishment, there’s much more than you can see. The Winter Olympic broadcasts featured background stories about how athletes became among the best in the world at their sport. Before those stories, […]

Critical Success Factors. The Key to Exposing Demand.

Critical Success Factors. The Key to Exposing Demand.

Let’s get the new year started off on the right foot by simplifying what many lawyers struggle with. There’s a lot of confusing advice out there for lawyers who are trying to learn how to get clients. Let these three basic questions be your guide to simplified business development: What? Why? How? What problem, situation, […]

Networking: How To Disengage From a Dead-End Conversation

Networking: How To Disengage From a Dead-End Conversation

We’ve all found ourselves trapped in a dead-end conversation at a networking event. Someone drones on about a topic in which you have no interest. Or, it’s simply someone you don’t like. Or, there’s nothing wrong with the topic or the person, but you can’t spend that much time with any one person. You need […]

Convert Unhappy Clients into Fans

Convert Unhappy Clients into Fans

Clients can become upset with us for many reasons, some of which are within our control, and others that aren’t. We make mistakes, forget things, have bad days, or simply get overwhelmed by the unexpected. Such is life. However, what happens afterward determines the future of that relationship, and countless other potential relationships that that […]

Sales and Marketing are Not the Same

Sales and Marketing are Not the Same

There is an understandable confusion among lawyers about the difference between Sales and Marketing. First, lawyers still struggle to understand marketing, as demonstrated by the fact that most lawyers’ marketing considerations are limited to one of marketing’s four P’s: marketing communication and other forms of Promotion. Law firm Marketing departments still have little or no […]

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