Who we are
Ernie Svenson is a New Orleans commercial litigator who began practicing law by being dependent on secretaries and paralegals to manage bulky paper files. Then he discovered how to use technology to create a paperless law practice.
In 2006, Ernie left a well-respected 50-lawyer firm to start a Ninja-efficient, solo practice. As a nationally recognized speaker, author, and blogger, he’s helped hundreds of other lawyers in small firms learn to slash overhead, boost profits, and gain tactical advantages over big firm adversaries with colossal resources—even lawyers whose computers have, in the past, been generally more stressful than helpful.
Andrew Legrand went straight out of law school (in 2011) into a solo practice, specifically a virtual law firm. He’s represented local businesses, and national ones —always making strategic use of technology to work smarter and do a better job. (e.g. using a visual mindmap in a city council presentation).
Adriana Linares is the founder of LawTech Partners. She travels the country helping lawyers streamline workflows, and eliminate profitability bottlenecks. To the point that these lawyers rave unabashedly about her skills. She also helps bar associations, such as the American Bar Association and Florida Bar.
She’s an exceptional technology trainer, speaker, and presenter. She lives, breathes (and sometimes dreams) Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, and Adobe Acrobat. Oh, and to set the record straight, she has nothing against lawyers who use Wordperfect. But she really does wish they’d stop obsessing about “reveal codes.”
Megan Hargroder founded Conversations, LLC, which does social media consulting and web-strategy for businesses of all sizes. She loves helping lawyers in small firms, and has spoken several times at CLE seminars, and events hosted by the Louisiana Bar Association.
She agrees that “social media” is an annoying word, but is quick to point out that strategic use of social media can help lawyers attract better clients, ones that they can work well with, and who value their services.
Happy lawyers with good clients who appreciate their diligent work…, who can be annoyed with that?