When I joined LegalMatch (and it’s the only marketing platform I’m using) I cut my marketing overhead by eighty percent and I doubled my business. It’s been radically impactful for me and my firm. It’s been so amazing.
I joined LegalMatch because I had been in a completely different mode -- I was paying a marketer four thousand dollars a month and I was running all over doing presentations for potential clients. I was doing lunch, seminars, webinars, all kinds of things for marketing, sometimes very inefficiently.
If there’s no pressure on your demand pipeline, then you’re out of business pretty quickly. About that time, I saw something about LegalMatch online and I clicked the button to learn more and one thing led to another. I talked to a number of attorneys that have used the service and they all gave rave reviews about it.
I finally talked LegalMatch into giving me a shot without some big or long commitment. They were happy to do that and I’ve never looked back. It’s made a huge difference in my business.
When I joined LegalMatch (and it’s the only marketing platform I’m using) I cut my marketing overhead by eighty percent and I doubled my business. It’s been radically impactful for me and my firm. It’s been so amazing. I almost didn’t believe the attorney I talked to when he said the same sort of thing. He was absolutely right.
LegalMatch does have the lead generation system that works for you. We very quickly got pretty good at it. What’s critical for people that are thinking about using a service is to make sure they are doing everything they can. With templates that are involved, I’ve spent a lot of time working on my templates and my conversion rate. Meaning the prospects-to-clients ratio is really good.
My representative with LegalMatch and I continue working on those templates and our response mechanism, so that we’re getting in quickly and we’re getting in with the right kind of image and impression. It’s not magic, the leads are going to be there and if they’re there and you work them correctly, you’ll convert them into clients.
It’s not something where you just stand by and wait for the manna to fall from heaven.
I’m happy with the return on investment from LegalMatch, as well as the customer service. My representative is always there if I need him. He will go the extra mile to try to get contact information to me from a prospect that has uploaded a legal need, but has remained undisclosed as far as his contact info is concerned. Those two things alone (return on investment and customer service) makes my investment on LegalMatch great!
I would recommend LegalMatch to others. To anybody who called me and asked me about it, I would certainly recommend it. I’d tell them, “Man, give it a shot because if you do it right, I don’t think you’ll ever look back with regret.”.
Apart from the financial part, LegalMatch is a big stress reliever. It has increased my efficiency. Remember I was running all over town doing all sorts of things. Many times I was buying lunch for 20 to 30 people. I was wearing myself out. Now I haven’t done a seminar in months, I just don’t need to. It was really fortuitous for me that I was already in this mode when COVID hit, really opportune that I was already entrenched in the LegalMatch technology, it’s just that efficient.
I would tell other attorneys that if your processes are not sured up, meaning if you haven’t done workflows that are automated in your office, or if you haven’t put together a system by which you keep up with cases where they are in development, you need to get about that business really quickly. I’ve seen a lot of small firms and solo practitioners who are just flying by the seat of their pants. If you do the LegalMatch thing correctly, your business volume is going to be at least potentially enough. If you don’t have those automated workflow processes in place, these are the first thing you need to turn your attention to.
Those templates are going to be as important as anything. If you’re a prospect and you’re looking at this video, there are automated responses you can turn to. I can be notified that someone has posted a need in my area of law in the part of the state I work in. In less than 10 seconds I can give a response to that.
Let’s say I have a probate prospect. The template outlines the entire probate process and tells them about my firm’s experience in doing it, things they can be doing in the meantime to be ready.
I don’t have to create a new response every time I respond to a lead. I can buff and polish the templates and get them as tight and as good as I can and I can respond in seconds with these. Many times getting to that lead first can really be critical.
The most beneficial thing about a LegalMatch membership is the quality of leads you get. Because the prospect uploads a synopsis of his case, I can read that synopsis and tell pretty quickly whether I’m a good fit for that case or not. I can tell by reading that synopsis whether or not someone is just angry because of how he’s been treated. I’m able to evaluate a case before I ever talk to a lead, familiarize myself with the situation and prepare arguments that strike home to those people I talk to. It all gives me a leg up on business.
I get six or eight referrals from LegalMatch a day, maybe 12 on a heavy day or four on a light day. If I can get them on the phone, we can convert about 60 of the truly qualified prospects a month.
On a monthly basis I get 10 or 12 times return on investment. Each month I’m spending a little over 800 dollars and I’m very confident that it’s generating more than 10,000 a month in return.
The best thing about LegalMatch is just the ease of operation. Anytime you need help, anytime that you’re unsure about what you’re doing, the support team or your account manager are there by the phone in order to walk you through your situation.
You have to spend some time with the buttons and switches and find out where everything is and how everything works. If you don’t, then you wind up spending your time figuring those things out when you should be converting that lead.
When we respond, and in my office everyone is looking at LegalMatch when we respond, that response is going out over my signature from whoever sees the prospect first. Then my admin assistant is notified and she follows up as quickly as possible by phone and sets a phone consult. I’m spending two and a half or three hours a day on my LegalMatch dashboard.
The bottom line is that the investment works. There are a huge number of attorneys that will tell you they have learned to work the system successfully. These have tweaked their processes to embrace the influx of business. If you have a month or two where the return isn’t what you think it should be, then you probably need to get with your LegalMatch account manager and work on your initial responses or response process.