New: “Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch” Seminar
give your graduates the practical know-how & confidence to start their own law practice and become self-employed attorneys
(*Yes, even if they’re not a top graduate, well-connected, or know nothing about running a law practice)
Law school sign-ups are dropping across the board…
…and have been for some time.
The top tier colleges easily scoop up the best candidates, with students elbowing each other out of the way to secure the strongest employment prospects… while the rest of the schools are left scrambling to make their numbers and fill their intake quotas.
To make matter worse, legal employment rates are taking a massive hit. Today’s new lawyers face one of the bleakest job markets in history… salaries have plummeted and entry level law jobs are being increasingly outsourced abroad.
Every day it gets harder and harder to help your graduates find jobs.
The Limitations of the Traditional Legal Job Market…
When I graduated from law school in 2013 I did exactly what I’d been advised to do… I polished up my resume and sent it out to all the big (and small) legal firms in my state and beyond… and waited for offers to roll in.
Three months of soul-crushing rejection later I finally secured a job working as a “general legal lackey,” earning just $20 per hour.
The work was mind-numbingly dull, but I knew I should be grateful. After all, a bunch of people in my graduating class ended up working as paralegals or, even more depressingly, went back to the same job they had BEFORE law school!
I’d always dreamed about maybe one day opening my own practice. But you need years of experience for that, right?
So I sucked it up and determined to make the best of a bad situation.
How a Pair of Boots Upended my Apple-cart!
My wife’s birthday was coming up and I knew she’d fallen in love with a pair of boots at the mall.
The thing is, those boots cost $300… and I knew I couldn’t afford to buy them for her.
Still, I thought maybe there IS a way of juggling things so I could surprise her. I was checking my bank account to see if there was some way of making it happen when I felt the bottom drop out of my world…
My meagre paycheck had bounced!
I had just spent 3 years of blood, sweat and toil, and lumbered myself with a MASSIVE student debt to become an attorney…
…and now I couldn’t even pay the bills, let alone buy my wife that stinking pair of boots!
How was that even possible?!
Right then and there I decided to start my own practice,
even if it killed me.
Anything had to be better than where I was!
But where to start? What to do? Who to turn to for advice?
Hell, I’d didn’t even know how to practice law!
I took a deep breath and jumped…
Well, to cut a long story short, I brought in over $186K that first year alone, and never looked back (more on that later).
So, Why Don’t More Lawyers Start Their Own Practice?
Here’s the thing…
Law schools almost NEVER encourage students to hang out their own shingle… because their system is simply not geared for it.
Traditionally, the people running the show:
Have no personal experience with setting up an independent law practice
Are set up by precedent to channel graduates into corporate jobs
Think graduates will need experience of actually practicing law to feel confident and comfortable enough to set up on their own
Even though they often feel like they’re fighting a losing battle against the current “chew them up and spit them out” nature of today’s fiercely competitive jobs market…
…they’re mostly oblivious to the missed opportunities for graduate job placements in lucrative self-started law practices.
Which is why there’s a MASSIVE opportunity for forward thinking law schools to significantly uplevel their job placement rates and rankings by thinking outside the box.
Savvy law schools are reframing their focus to help graduates become more entrepreneurial and create their own opportunities!
(rather than jostling elbow-to-elbow for traditional avenues of employment)
I wish the problems I experienced after graduation were unusual, but they’re not.
Anybody who doesn’t graduate from a top tier college has a high chance of going through something similar. Especially if they’re a non-traditional student like I was.
Non-traditional students in particular, have the odds stacked against them in the job market. Yet many of them would jump at the chance to start their own practice if they knew they could succeed.
But they think it will be too difficult because:
They have no actual experience of practicing law
They’re not sure how to get clients or market themselves
They don’t know who to turn to for advice that’s proven to work
That’s why plenty of graduates dismiss their dream of starting their own practice.
It’s not that they CAN’T do it… they can.
It’s just a terrifying leap of faith when you’ve got nobody to give you the right advice and lay out a roadmap for financial success.
I totally understand that because I went through it all myself.
There were times in the early days when I thought, “What the hell have I DONE?”
But piece by piece I figured it out along the way.
Sure, I made mistakes. But the world didn’t stop turning.
Every time I messed up, I made a note of
one more way NOT to do things.
Any every time something worked out great, I doubled down on it.
I won’t lie—it wasn’t all plain sailing. And while I did manage to make a success of it eventually, it took:
A ton of trial and error
Plenty of pricey mistakes, and
A fair share of banging my head against the wall before I reached that place
Honestly, the hardest part was “not knowing what I didn’t know”—all those things that were glaringly obvious… only AFTER I’d screwed up the first time.
The good news is that your graduates won’t ever need to go through that, because I’m going to share my complete roadmap with them… all the secrets of setting up their own 6-figure law practice, right out of law school.
Not only do you get to boost your school’s job placement rate and watch it rise up the rankings, but also you’ll have the immense satisfaction of seeing your grads thriving personally and professionally as a result. A very cool win/win.
That’s why I urge you to read this all the way through to the end … the information I’m about to share has the potential to be a huge game changer for you, your law school and your graduates.
But before I get to that, allow me to introduce myself…
Hi, I’m Patrick Slaughter.
That story I just told you took place back in 2013.
You might recall, a little earlier I also mentioned that I was a “non-traditional” graduate…that’s not the half of it!
Prior to law school, for almost 20 years I was a professional magician!
Yes, you read that right! I have literally performed thousands of magic shows for resorts, amusement parks, and corporations around the globe. Quite the career change!
Here’s the thing… although I had zero experience of practicing law, I had plenty of experience dealing with people and situations. Which gave me the confidence to go for it.
After all, I knew I still had a few tricks up my sleeve—see what I did there? 😉
Just shy of a year (and one crappy job) after graduating “summa cum laude” from Nashville School of Law, I hung out my own shingle…
Over the next 12 months, I brought in over $186K in revenue. And the next few years, I pretty much doubled my revenue year after year. In 2016 I partnered with a long-standing local lawyer who was ready to retire. By 2018 I had been recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ by SuperLawyers. And last year I brought in over a million dollars in revenue working just 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.
I hate to sound like I’m bragging (it’s really not my style), but at the same time I AM proud and grateful for my success, and the things I’ve been able to do in my life as a result, like:
2016 build our dream home in Tennessee overlooking the mountains
2018 buy a second home in Florida just a hop, skip and a jump from Disney World (where my lovely wife, Zena, and I can be regularly found having a blast)
Take one week’s vacation every quarter, PLUS take all of December off each year
Regularly cruise the Caribbean and visit gorgeous locations like Hawaii and Italy
While I’m thrilled with what I’ve managed to accomplish, I confess that believing I was ready to run my own law practice (without any experience of ever actually practicing law or running a law practice) was a real struggle at first.
In the beginning, I had no idea what I was doing and didn’t have anybody I could ask.
At law school I learned a ton about “the law”—but NOTHING about how to actually practice law… and zero about how to set up a profitable practice.
But thanks to those damn boots, I took the plunge… and the rest is history.
I’ll admit, along the way I made a lot of mistakes… costing me a bunch of time and money, and causing me plenty of headaches.
But I learned valuable lessons from every one of those mistakes and today, I’ve gotten building a profitable law practice down to a science.
I know EXACTLY how to set up a smooth-running law practice that brings in a six-figure income, right out of law school—without sacrificing every waking moment OR throwing your relationships under a bus.
Still, I haven’t forgotten how scary it was when I first started out.
Back then, I really wished there was some kind of instruction manual—something I could turn to that would show me step-by-step exactly how to build a profitable law practice.
That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about my NEW 3-day seminar: “Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch”…
It’s specifically designed for law school graduates who have always wondered about striking out on their own, non-traditional graduates who’ve found it a challenge to find a fulfilling job in law after graduation, and those looking for a way to make a bigger difference in the world AND have a life they love.
“Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch” is an easy, step-by-step roadmap that walks graduates through all the critical elements of building a successful law practice... plus, crucially, gives them the confidence they really CAN do it.
And, because they get a ton of practical, start-from-scratch ideas, insights and ahas throughout the seminar, it even works if they aren’t well-connected, didn’t set the world on fire with their results, and/or don’t have a lot of capital to invest.
In fact, by the time they get to the end of it, they’ll have a solid understanding of the essential concepts needed to build their own law firm—and the practical knowledge and confidence to get started right away!
That’s because this course covers ALL the crucial steps of building a successful, smooth-running and profitable law practice from the ground up.
In the “Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch” 3-day seminar, I’ll show YOUR graduates the easiest, fastest way to:
Successfully start their own profitable law practice from scratch (even with NO experience of practicing law).
Get as many clients as they can handle (even if they’re NOT well connected, good at marketing or a raging extrovert).
Implement smart systems that keep their practice running smoothly, efficiently and profitably (week in, week out, year after year) .
Generate a 6-figure income, build a winning reputation AND have a life they love!
My seminar leaves nothing to chance:-
Where to find their first clients? It’s in the seminar.
Should they specialize or play the field? That’s in there too.
How can they successfully take on cases with no experience of practicing law? I break that down.
Need to know how to structure a fee agreement? I show them how.
How to make sure they get paid on time, every time? I’ll teach them my #1 secret.
The best ways to market their services? I cover that.
The art of turning free consultations into cold, hard cash? They’ll learn that too.
But that’s not all.
In the “The Secret Sauce of a Successful Practice,” they’ll also get my proven systems for saving massive amounts of time and money along the way.
Plus, perhaps most important of all, the confidence they really CAN do it.
My seminar is designed to help them start their own thriving law practice, even if they:
They’ll learn about all the “little” things that make a BIG difference…
Did you know you can build a reputation as a winning attorney through something as simple as case selection?
Yes, you read that correctly.
You can build a winning reputation as an attorney just by the cases you choose to take on… IF you use the clever tactic I teach in my seminar.
Plus, I share my “Three Platinum Rules of Practicing Law” that led to being awarded by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the top 10 law firms in my niche, just 7 years after hanging out my shingle.
This seminar is so comprehensive and logical that I promise you it works even if…
Here’s the thing… They Don’t Need to Be a High Scoring “Hot-Shot” Graduate to Succeed in Private Practice
You might be thinking, this seminar sounds great, but are our graduates really up to pulling it off? Won’t they need to be more talented to start a successful law practice from scratch? And right out of law school???
Allow me to answer that.
First up, let me say there’s a reason for the saying, “A-students make great law professors, B-students make great judges, and C-students make money!”
The thing is, the attorneys making big bucks in private practice are NOT more talented than anybody else.
They’re not smarter, they don’t come from a “better” background, and they aren’t just lucky. The only difference between your graduates and them… is that they have information most people don’t.
This seminar levels the playing field. It gives them straightforward, no-fluff information—based on my own experience—so they can learn step-by-step what is needed to do to be successful.
The seminar was designed with newly minted lawyers in mind—someone who’s never done this before and needs a blueprint that’ll break it all down for them.
There’s nothing I teach in the “Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch” that they can’t do.
Right now, you’re reading this because if there’s a foolproof way to increase your school’s job placement rate… you want it working for YOUR graduates.
Soaring placement rates. Higher rankings. A stronger alumni network. More prestige. Better career prospects. A greater sense of pride and accomplishment.
ALL those things are on the table as a result of “Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch” seminar.
Imagine for a moment…
What the future would look like if, right now, you committed to opening up opportunities for your graduates to become self-employed in their own profitable law practice, simply by following the steps I outline in the seminar?
And it’s not just the immediate spike in your employment rate…
…think about the knock-on effect that an expanding network of successful alumni in private practice would have on your regular job placements, going forward.
Imagine the kudos, rewards and recognition due as the school’s resident “job placement whisperer.”
That could easily be you.
You heard my story. I brought in $186K my first year in practice… without any kind of roadmap and nobody to tell me what I was doing wrong.
And honestly, it wasn’t all that difficult.
That’s why starting a law practice is totally do-able for your grads. And how significantly uplifting your college’s graduate employment rate is practically a slam dunk for you.
But getting your “baby lawyers” into jobs is just part of the equation…
You Can’t Put a Price on
Happiness and Freedom…
It’s well known that lawyers have some of the highest rates of depression, substance abuse and relationship issues of all professions. Contributing factors include long hours, relentless stress, and dysfunctional work environments.
To make things worse, junior roles are often filled with unfulfilling “grunt work” that pays less than a decent job in the mall (believe me, I know just how demoralizing and painful this can be).
Even if the pay is good, the price is most likely a grueling treadmill of endurance that sucks the joy right out of life, wrecks personal relationships and sends many spiraling into into unhappy situations they feel trapped in.
Frankly, it can be depressing to think about.
But I’ve got news for you…
Setting up on your own is THE best cure I know of.
Before I started my own practice, the only law job I could find was mind numbingly dull. I felt rock-bottom-miserable knowing I’d spent all that time, effort and money to go to law school, pass the bar and become an attorney… only to end up stuck chained to a desk in a job I hated and unable to pay the bills!
Now, I wake up feeling happy every day because I love what I do, earn a phenomenal income, and have a fabulous lifestyle with my wonderful wife, Zena…
I work around four hours per day, and never on weekends. Because I can.
I spend an average of one week a month working in Tennessee where my practice is located, and the other three weeks working out of our second home in Florida. Because I can.
I take at least a week of vacation every quarter, plus all of December off. Because I can.
Like I said, these are things you can’t put a price on.
Sharing those possibilities with newly graduated lawyers is seriously one of THE greatest pleasures. My 3-day seminar walks your graduates through the step-by-step of building a solid, profitable law practice AND a life they love.
So, Let Me Tell You More About What’s Included in “Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch” Seminar…
In the seminar we cover the three core “pillars” of building a successful law practice:
The Platinum Rules of Practicing Law
Client Acquisition Strategies That Convert
The Only Four Metrics that Matter (and how to measure them)
Over three days we’ll take a deep dive into each of these 3 pillars… along the way covering ALL the Critical Elements of Building a Six-Figure Law Practice from Scratch, including:
The success secrets of turning free consultation calls into signed-up clients… even if you’ve never closed a sales call in your life.
How to craft watertight fee agreements that get you paid ON TIME. EVERY TIME.
How to manage client expectations so you’re ALWAYS the “good guy”… even with difficult, demanding clients.
The three CRUCIAL things needed to prepare winning case after winning case… so you can become “that” lawyer everybody wants to hire.
How to create an unforgettable personal brand that spreads the word on your awesomeness “while you sleep.”
Effective, low-cost marketing strategies that get FAST results… without requiring a marketing degree to understand, implement and profit from.
Which SPECIFIC systems to set up… to make your life and business run like clockwork.
The #1 way to build your reputation as THE go-to legal expert… even if you feel like the new kid on the block.
How to manage your money wisely, put more profit in your pocket, AND stay in the tax man’s good books (yes, these goals ARE mutually compatible).
That’s just a sneak peek of some of what they’ll learn in my “Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch”—the seminar covers way too much to list here.
There is literally nothing else on the market that gives YOUR graduates the opportunity to be taken by the hand by an in-the-trenches, 7-figure law firm principle… teaching them exactly what they need to do to set up their own 6-figure law practice from scratch.
Your graduates will thank you for opening up a whole new opportunity for them to thrive… personally, professionally and financially.
Don’t just take my word for it:
Patrick is an innovative businessman, skilled lawyer, and supportive mentor. If you are motivated to make a change and strike out on your own, or if you are wondering how your existing practice could be more efficient or lucrative, he is definitely the man to guide you.
Christina L. Wilford, Esq.
Patrick has a real knack for figuring out fast and easy ways to get clients and maximize law firm efficiency.
He manages to keep things fun while teaching an art that law school completely ignores — how to actually own and build a law firm. I have learned and implemented priceless, quality of life and money maximizing strategies from Patrick.
Don’t spend a decade trying to figure out what Patrick can teach you NOW. Highly recommended.
Benjamin Barnett, Esq.
I was absolutely amazed at the results. When Patrick told me I would be billing a per month in short time period, I thought he was joking. By April of 2019, I was billing exactly the amount per month he said I would. Anyone looking to open a solo practice would benefit greatly from consulting with Patrick Slaughter.
Clay White, Esq.
Become YOUR law school’s MVP (aka: job placement “miracle worker”):
Here’s the best part…
I’m offering the entire 3-day seminar, including introductory virtual masterclass, at NO COST to your school!
Yes, you read that right!
I know what you might be thinking…
“Patrick, you’re a successful lawyer charging $400 an HOUR for you time… offering a THREE-DAY seminar for NO COST… What’s the catch?”
In the interest of full transparency, there are two reasons I can offer you this amazing deal…
1) This brand new 3-day seminar format is a great way for me to gather valuable feedback and glowing testimonials from colleges and participants.
And 2) I’ll be offering attendees opportunities for further, more personalized coaching, mentoring and support which some participants may wish to take up.*
*PLEASE NOTE: the 3-day seminar is a complete training… any further training/support is entirely optional for those who wish to accelerate their results.
In the future, this seminar will be priced at $497 per participant (which I’m sure you’d still agree is a steal for the value it offers)!
But for now, your law school has access to this valuable resource at NO COST to you whatsoever.
Imagine the extra revenue and prestige that will be on the table for YOUR college (and, of course, the recognition you’ll personally get) when you generate a significant jump in your school’s job placement rate.
Tell me, where else can you give your graduates access to the roadmap they need to build their own successful, fulfilling and profitable law practice… for ZERO cost to your college???
Grab it while you can and laugh all the way up the rankings.
So, I know I covered a lot here today…
let me just quickly sum up the 3 biggest reasons to give your graduates access to “Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch” seminar:
J.D.s are facing the grimmest job market in decades. Corporations are cutting costs to the bone, with huge amounts of entry-level legal work being outsourced to temporary contract employees, both at home and abroad… a trend that is exponentially rising. Traditional job placement channels can NOT be relied on to get enough of your graduates into employment.
Tens of millions of Americans lack adequate access to legal representation (priced out of the market by prevailing corporate hourly rates of $250 and above). Yet lean, private law practices can easily surpass 6-figures annually, even charging just $100/hour.
Solo practice is a lucrative and fulfilling opportunity for non-traditional graduates (who may otherwise find it difficult to secure satisfying legal roles) to step up and “make the difference” that got them interested in practicing law in the first place.
Patrick, how can I book this seminar for our graduates?
Simply get in touch with my office using the contact form below and let’s set up a time to speak.
You literally have NOTHING to lose… and EVERYTHING to gain.
I look forward to meeting you and showing you how easy it is to radically raise your graduate employment rate and become your law school’s new MVP.
Founder, “Secrets of a 6-Figure Law Practice from Scratch”