Learn how to build a reliable support network of colleagues, consultants, and mentors to help your law firm succeed
Proper research and planning are integral to the success of any law firm, but it’s also equally important to have a reliable network of people you can turn to when you need help and advice along the way.
This session is specifically geared towards helping lawyers build their own support system. Hear the stories of our panelists who built a strong network and learn more about:
- How you can get support from other lawyers in your community
- Why you should enlist the help of virtual assistants, staff and consultants to help you build your business
- How training and development—whether it’s your own or for your employees—plays a major part in creating a support system
Tune in to know what resources and relationships our panelists wish they had known about early on in their legal careers—so that you can avoid the same mistakes.
- Sponsored by Get Staffed Up, this is the final session of the Building a Successful Law Firm series
- Hosted by Nefra MacDonald, Senior Manager, Strategic Engagement at Clio, featuring Michelle Fonseca-Kamana, Founder & Principal Attorney of West Coast Lemons, Amy Grubb, Lawyer & Legal Consultant at Grubb Legal Consulting; and Brett Trembly, Co-Founder of Get Staffed Up
- Duration: 60 minutes (40 minutes of panel discussion + 20 minutes of Q&A)
P.S. This is the last session in the series Building a Successful Law Firm, you can catch up on previous installments here.
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Founder & Principal Attorney
West Coast Lemons
Michelle Fonseca-Kamana is the Founder and Principal Attorney at West Coast Lemons, a law firm specializing in California lemon law. She is passionate about consumer advocacy, education, and an unparalleled client experience, and with over $4.5 million recovered since 2017, Michelle has proven she is a force to be reckoned with. By actively sharing her knowledge via informational videos with her followers on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok she has built a solid direct-to-consumer and direct-to-business referral network all using social media. In her spare time, she mentors aspiring law firm owners across the country on how to start their own law firms and use social media as a marketing tool and has been a guest speaker on podcasts such as New Solo and legal conferences like Law Di Gras.
Lawyer & Legal Consultant
Grubb Legal Consulting
Amy Grubb practiced in Big Law for nearly a decade before going solo. Amy now helps other lawyers launch and build their practices, through 1:1 coaching and consulting. She is a Clio Certified Consultant and helps lawyers choose the appropriate software to build efficient practices, hire help, create a customized business development strategy and use LinkedIn to its full advantage. Her goal is to help lawyers build a profitable and enjoyable practice. She can be reached at [email protected]
Brett Trembly, Esq.
Get Staffed Up
In the South Florida legal community, Brett is a former President of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association and former Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar 11th Circuit Grievance Committee 11 “I.” He also volunteers on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Mentoring Program, the Dade-County Bar Associations Rainmakers Committee, and annually volunteers for Miami Dade County’s Ethical Governance Day. Brett has also been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Florida for the past three years. Brett also maintains his leadership emphasis and is strongly committed to giving back, serving as Past-President of the Rotary Club of South Miami, Past-President of a B.N.I. Chapter, Vice-President of the Rotary Foundation of South Miami, Inc., as a Director of the Palmetto Bay Business Association, a member of the Pinecrest Business Association, an American Ninja, Warrior alum, and Moderator for his E.O. forum.
Senior Manager, Strategic Engagement
Nefra MacDonald is a legal technology and wellness speaker who, as the team lead of Affinity Partnerships at Clio, works with bar associations and other legal organizations to help lawyers succeed in their practices. Having worked in legal for over a decade, Nefra understands the pain points that affect legal professionals, and she uses her experience to help lawyers streamline processes and run a better business. A graduate of the University of Miami, Nefra is passionate about bringing a practical lens to each one of her presentations, so each attendee leaves with a takeaway that can improve their day-to-day. She has been a speaker at the Clio Cloud Conference, ABA TECHSHOW, and at many other legal conferences across North America.