Course Description

The Law Firm Autopilot course is geared towards lawyers who want to get more work done, more easily with less effort, such as:
  • Document automation
  • Email efficiency
  • Frictionless workflows
  • Online marketing
  • Virtual assistance, and more

Beyond those benefits, you're probably also interested in knowing:

What's the program all about, exactly?

Well, the best answer is the one that you'd get from an attorney like PATRICK SLAUGHTER

In 2015 Patrick was struggling to manage his family law practice in Knoxville, Tennessee. Most of all he was looking for a way for he and his wife Zena (who is his office manager) to get more time away from the office—so they could relax and enjoy life more. 

They wondered how technology could help make their practice easier to manage, so they started surfing the web and came across Ernie's website. 

Long story short, Patrick signed up to learn how to make his practice easier to manage (by using technology better). 

After several months he started to see massive improvements. So he posted a message to the Facebook discussion group.


“Ok, just want to put this out there. A few weeks ago, we tried something different and it was really life-changing.

January was probably our best month ever financially, but I was worn out and desperately needing a break. Problem was that I couldn’t imagine actually leaving town with the practice unattended. Then I thought what the heck, give it a shot.

We decided to try a “working vacation.” So we booked 10 days at Disney World (yea I know, but we love it). We headed to Florida with our laptops and thought we would see what happened.

Long story short, everything went great! We each billed about 3 hours a day in the morning before we went out to do all the fun stuff.

I was able to access all of our client files because everything is paperless and stored in the cloud.

I could dictate on my iPhone and then email it to my staff that were still working in the office. They could transcribe and send everything back for me to review. I could revise and then OK it, insert my signature and send it back to them to file.

I could return client phone calls from my cell phone using a special phone app so it looked like the call was coming from my office, even though I told them the truth. (Still they didn’t get my cell phone number.)

We use a cloud-based practice management software program. So we could bill and keep track of calendar appointments. Zena was able to book appointments for prospective and current clients.

We even ran bills while down in Florida. Took less than an hour to process invoices and then transfer money from trust to operating accounts.Now we are having the best February we’ve ever had.

We have been so impressed with how things went that now we are looking at renting an apartment in Florida and getting away at least once a month.

It was kind of hard for me to believe at first, but you really can run your practice from anywhere and be just as productive if you just invest in the right tools and take the time to set your practice up to take advantage of today’s technology.

So the short answer to the question of what do I do in the Autopilot program is this...

I help you figure out which technology tools to invest in and then help you use those tools effectively so you can streamline your practice in mind-boggling ways.

So that's the answer to the most common question about the AutoPilot course.

3 More Questions

Here are the other most common questions.

1. What’s included in the course?

2. How long does it take to go through the course, and how long to I get access to the course?

3. How will I know if the course is a good fit for me and my practice?

These are all important questions, so let me answer them one at a time…

1. What’s included in the course?

There are over 50 lessons (which you can scroll down and take a look at). 

The lessons are grouped into several modules, such as:

  • Foundational topics: Defining your ideal practice, and setting measurable goals
  • Creating Systems, for things like task management, email processing, scheduling, data security, backup, password management. We also teach you how how to choose the best practice management software for your firm.
  • Paperless law practice, and how to get more work done more easily without relying so much on paper.
  • Automation, especially text automation such as creating form documents more quickly and reliably.
  • Delegation & Outsourcing, including how to outsource legal work to part-time virtual assistants that you can hire on-demand on a per-project basis.
  • Marketing fundamentals that you must know before hiring anyone or spending any money on advertisements of any kind.
  • Referral Marketing and Online Marketing, essential strategies, and tactics—including the keys for creating a tasteful website that helps you attract your ideal clients in a steady stream in a low-cost way by using the power of automation.
  • Resource Library with over 30 checklists, templates, short guides and workbooks


Webinars - You'll be able to attend free webinars throughout the year, some related to operational topics, and some related to marketing.

There's a Q&A session after each presentation where you can ask questions about anything you want, even if it’s not related to the topic I covered in the webinar.

The webinars are recorded for later viewing so if you can’t make it to the live session you can watch the whole event, including the Q&A session.

2. How long does it take to go through the course, and how long to I get access to the course?

Obviously, how long it takes you to go through the course depends on how fast you want to go through it, and much time you have to go through it.

Some folks take a few weeks to go through all the lessons. Some folks take a few months. A few people have gone through all of the materials in a few days.

As far as access, you have LIFETIME ACCESS to all of the materials.

And, as I create new lessons (which I do from time to time) those lessons will be added to your course materials at no extra charge.

3. How will I know if the Autopilot course is a good fit for me and my practice?

I’m confident that you’ll find it helpful, but the best way for you to know is to sign up and check it out yourself. You can try it risk-free for 30 days because if (for any reason) during the first 30 days you decide that the Autopilot course is not for you then let me know and I’ll refund all of the money that you paid.

Why am I willing to make this guarantee? Simple, because 99% of lawyers who take the course get massive benefits. 

For example, here's what folks say about the course:

"I can honestly say that I'm years ahead of where I would be if had not done this..." —Keith Magness

"I’ve been working through the Law Firm Autopilot course as part of my weekend ritual. I absolutely love it!" —Erin Pedrami

My practice has grown exponentially because of Ernie."—Stephanie Quigley

"I'm an experienced lawyer, so I was concerned that this would just be more of the same things that I have learned in years of practice. That wasn't the case...The Autopilot course made me much more confident about starting my own solo practice."—Robert Nunn

"I recommend this Ernie's programs to anyone who wants to work smarter...while watching everyone else run around in circles."—Catherine Fairchild

So, here's the...

Bottom Line

You have no downside to trying the course for 30 days, but a lot of upsides if you make use of the valuable information contained in the LawFirm Autopilot course.

So, if you’re ready to get started with improving your practice (i.e. working smarter, not harder). here’s what to do.

Scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN and click on the button at the very bottom to sign up today.


Do you still have questions about the course?

Click below to schedule a free 30-minute call with me (Ernie Svenson)

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Instructor

Ernie Svenson

I help lawyers gain prosperity & freedom by leveraging technology more effectively

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Orientation Video

    • How to Get The Most Out of The Course

    • Tell Me About Your Practice - Personal Survey

    • LFA - Lessons Checklist

    • 3-Day Virtual Conference for Transforming your Practice

  • 2

    Foundation

    • Introduction

    • Download Course Book

    • Keys to Success: Avoiding Misjudgments & Poor Decisions

    • Strategic Firm Management

    • Scaling Your Small Firm - Featuring attorney Daryl Gray

  • 3

    Approach: Mindset, Vision, Focus

    • Cultivating a "Success Mindset"

    • Crafting The Ideal Vision For Your Law Firm

    • Defining Your Ideal Practice

    • Vision Brainstorming Workbook

    • After Completing the Vision Workbook

  • 4

    Systems & Strategic Goals

    • The Importance of Systems

    • An Overview of Systems

    • Setting Strategic Goals

    • Documenting Law Firm Systems

    • Sample Law Firm Systems Manual - General Checklist

    • John Fisher's Book: The Power of a System

    • Proof of The Power of Systems

    • John Fisher Discusses & Demonstrates His Systems

    • Patrick Slaughter Discusses His Firm's Systems & KPI's

  • 5

    Getting Assistance

    • 5 Keys to Hiring Good Consultants

    • List of Recommended Consultants

  • 6

    Marketing Your Practice

    • Introduction to Marketing

    • What Lame Marketing Looks Like

    • Why Clients Don't Trust You

    • Key Takeaways for Trust Building

    • Pop Quiz

    • Your Ideal Client

    • Brainstorming Your Ideal Client

    • Powerhouse Referral Marketing

    • Referral Marketing - Key Takeaways

    • Polishing Your LinkedIn Profile

    • Help with Your Marketing: Megan Graham

    • How to Gather Great Client Testimonials

    • Get more guidance on how to do super effective Referral Marketing (spending only 30 minutes per month to craft one single email)

  • 7

    Streamlining Operations

    • Creating a Paperless Practice

    • Free Course on Paperless Lawyering

    • Cloud Storage & Services

    • Legal ethics expert explains how lawyers can use Dropbox

    • Email Efficiency

    • Microsoft Word - Essential Tips for Legal Professionals

    • Better Virtual Collaboration: Slack

    • Securing Your Law Firm Data

    • The best way to protect yourself from hackers online

    • Password Management

    • Backing Up Data

    • How to Choose Practice Management Software

  • 8

    Automation

    • Automation Basics

    • Overview of Text Automation

    • Powerful Text Automation - TextExpander

    • TextExpander In Depth - Brett Burney

    • Automated Scheduling with Acuity

    • Automated Mileage Tracking

  • 9

    Outsourcing

    • Introduction to Outsourcing & Delegation

    • The 5 Levels of Delegation

    • Outsourcing Basics

    • Outsourcing Tips from a Solo Attorney

    • Receptionists

    • Bookkeeping

    • Transcription Service

    • Outsourcing Legal Work

    • Example of outsourced legal research

    • How to Hire Great Assistants

  • 10

    Resource Library: Checklists, Templates, Short Guides & Workbooks

    • Quick Start Actions

    • Strategic Success Blueprint

    • Three Keys to Success

    • 4 Key Components To a Successful Law Firm

    • Vision Quest Brainstorm Workbook

    • Productivity Blueprint

    • Ideal Week Planner

    • Top Concerns About Starting New Firm

    • Starting New Firm Checklist

    • Law Firm System Manual Checklist

    • Systems Overview - Process Mapping & Record Keeping

    • Process Mapping Worksheet

    • Overview of Automation

    • Automation Schematic

    • File Naming System - Guide

    • Document Management Systems

    • Top 5 Qualities for Tech Consultants

    • Guide to Going Paperless

    • Cloud Storage & Services

    • Model Engagement Letter: Provisions for a Paperless Practice & Cloud Storage

    • Backup Systems

    • Automating Brief & Memo Creation

    • Federal Court Pleading - Template

    • (Delegation) The 4 Stages of Competence

    • The 5 Levels of Delegation

    • Delegation-Worksheet

    • Example of outsourced legal research

    • (Marketing) Trust Building Progression

    • The 9 Keys to Trust-Building for Lawyers

    • The Interplay of Marketing & Psychology

    • The 7 Reasons Your Website Stinks

    • Direct Marketing for Lawyers

    • Anatomy of a Lead Magnet

    • Lead Magnet Questionnaire

    • Fast Action Referral Marketing

  • 11

    Webinar Recordings

    • 5 Big Myths about Law Firm Marketing - Presented by Mark Homer

Reviews

5 star rating

Essential skills for any business owner

Kalani Hawks Villafranca

I have learned a tremendous amount from Ernie's course. I started my immigration law firm in the middle of a global economic crisis where no one could meet i...

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I have learned a tremendous amount from Ernie's course. I started my immigration law firm in the middle of a global economic crisis where no one could meet in person. In less than 3 months I'm now running a profitable law firm and feel confident I can not only grow, but thrive in this harsh climate because of the skills and systems-based approach Ernie teaches. I took his course several months before I started my firm, and I had no idea how indispensable his teachings about technology and automation would become to my (unexpectedly) 100% virtual practice. I would not hesitate to purchase this course or otherwise learn from Ernie if you would like to increase your efficiency and organization to improve your practice and get your life back to do the things you want to do with your time.

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Amazing Course

john gately

Amazing course, great materials, especially when combined with paperless Lawyering- working on implementing the lessons learned and will provide feedback as ...

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Amazing course, great materials, especially when combined with paperless Lawyering- working on implementing the lessons learned and will provide feedback as I go along. arguably, the best money that i have spent during the past few years on my practice- thanks, Ernie! Jack Gately (www.galteylawfirm.com)

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So far so good

Michael Polk

So far so good. I am looking forward to this.

So far so good. I am looking forward to this.

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Great content!

Cathleen Curl

I learned so much from this course. It includes a lot of topics I didn't know I needed. Lots of great content in an easy to understand format.

I learned so much from this course. It includes a lot of topics I didn't know I needed. Lots of great content in an easy to understand format.

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Practice changing course

John Cutler

I signed up for the Law Firm Autopilot course to help me understand the best use of technology in my practice and how I could best implement it. In the Auto...

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I signed up for the Law Firm Autopilot course to help me understand the best use of technology in my practice and how I could best implement it. In the Autopilot course I found that along with information about how to improve my practice from marketing to intake to core foundation values. The course was so much more then just technology. Today my office has gone paperless and it is much thanks to this course for helping me through that process. I highly recommend the course and it author Ernest Svenson.

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Foundation

Paul Norton

Some really inspiring presentations here, from Daryl Grey and Charles T. Munger who have really struck me with their interesting takes on life. They are peo...

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Some really inspiring presentations here, from Daryl Grey and Charles T. Munger who have really struck me with their interesting takes on life. They are people who come across as super confident with who they are and have found their place in life and are really happy with who they are and where they are in their life.

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Foundation - Lawfirm Autopilot

Georgia Daniels

I am taking this course for a second time - didn't finish the first time.

I am taking this course for a second time - didn't finish the first time.

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Looking for a Blueprint for a Thriving Practice

Tom Railsback

Lots of "stuff" out there telling you how to start, run, and succeed in the practice of law as a solo or small firm. Don't waste your time. Go directly to ...

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Lots of "stuff" out there telling you how to start, run, and succeed in the practice of law as a solo or small firm. Don't waste your time. Go directly to "LawFirm Autopilot", Ernie Svenson's "in the box" answer to how to do it. Clear instructions, supported with understandable charts, graphs, clips, videos, and examples. It's a turnkey system that's affordable and easy to understand.

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