Well, then I have some bad news. We have shut down Her Virtual Law Office.
The website and all of its content including our course, Open Your Virtual Law Office in Six Weeks, and our services, both web design and consulting, are no longer available as of Monday, March 10, 2014.
The reason is simple: we need to focus.
My practice, Rachel Rodgers Law Office, has experienced continued growth since I started Her Virtual Law Office (formerly Freedom Is the New Rich, also formerly Gen Y JD — we’ve had a lot of names!). I am at a stage of business where I have to start saying ‘no’ a lot more than I did before because there simply isn’t enough time to say yes to everything anymore.
Her Virtual Law Office was a passion project. I did it because I wanted to help lawyers figure out how to practice law on their own terms. And I did. I’ve talked to and worked with hundreds of lawyers and law students over the past 2+ years and helped them go on to start their own successful virtual law offices or just think about the practice of law in a new way.
Now, its time for me and my team to focus on building our own practice. It was a tough decision. Its hard to say goodbye to any aspect of your body of work that you’ve spent a lot of time and energy building. However, sometimes its necessary in order to truly say yes to other aspects of your work. So its time for me to say “Farewell, my friend!” to Her Virtual Law Office.
Now to answer some questions this news may have triggered:
1. What happens if I recently purchased a product or service from Her Virtual Law Office?
If you are currently going through the Open Your Virtual Law Office in Six Weeks Workshop or if you are a current web design or consulting client, we will continue to work with you in the course (including delivering bonus webinars to those who purchased during the Valentine’s Day sale) and complete your web design project or consulting work.
2. What happens if I previously purchased access to the workshop? Will I still have access to the materials?
If you recently took the Open Your Virtual Law Office in Six Weeks Workshop, you will continue to have access to the course materials through our private membership site for the next couple of months. If you don’t currently have access through the current membership site, send an email to email@example.com and she’ll give you access.
Essentially, if you have recently purchased any service or product from us, we will absolutely deliver what you purchased, with no interruptions in service or quality.
3. What’s going to happen to the Facebook page for those who have taken Open Your Virtual Law Office in Six Weeks?
The Facebook page will live on, but we will stop hosting it. So you’ll still have the opportunity to interact with fellow lawyers who are creating virtual law offices. And Tressa and I will remain in the group for at least a little while longer, since we enjoy being a part of it.
4. Will the Open Your Virtual Law Office in Six Weeks Workshop still be available?
No. We are shutting down the site and all of its products and services with it. However, we are talking with another company who is considering acquiring the workshop. So it is possible that the Open Your Virtual Law Office in Six Weeks Workshop will be available through another source in the future.
5. What if I need web design services? Do you have someone you recommend?
Why, yes, I do. Our web designer and developer, Nicole Evans, will continue to provide web design services for lawyers through her site: ncreatives.com. Nicole is a lawyer herself, so she is in a unique position to understand the web design needs of lawyers, and particularly virtual law offices.
6. Where should I go for relevant content and consulting?
Trebuchet Legal, run by Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess, is a great source of content for lawyers. They cover everything from solo practice and virtual law offices to SEO for lawyers and what to wear to a networking event. I also have written for Trebuchet’s blog and may continue to do so in the future.
For consulting, here a few folks that I recommend:
- Alvaro Arauz of 3a Law Practice Management
- Casey Berman of Leave Law Behind
- Katie Slater of Career Infusion Coaching
Thank you for being a part of (or just seeking out) the HVLO community. I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors.
To your success,
PS – I’d love to keep in touch so please be sure to follow me on twitter: @RachRodgersEsq.