Work Smarter in the Digital Age

Work Smarter. Be Happier.

You want to work less. But you need to earn more. And you want to have more time for your family, hobbies, and stuff that makes life enjoyable. 

Are these things incompatible? Probably so, unless you learn to "work smarter." Essentially, working smarter involves optimizing your practice for the Digital Age.

Working smarter means automating your work, saving lots of time, and dramatically lowering your overhead.

Working smarter means:

  • Wielding the power of bigger law firms (by being a "tech-efficient David" versus "luddite Goliaths").
  • Dramatically lowering your overhead (pay less for office space because you're not hoarding paper, or don't pay for an office at all)
  • Being able to work from anywhere (even from a sailboat in the Caribbean ocean).
  • Hyper organization of digital information so that you can find any file in 30 seconds or less, (even from a sailboat in the Caribbean ocean or a plane cruising at 30,000 feet).
  • Being able to bang out documents 300% faster (and do so more reliably) using powerful automation tools that cost little money.
  • Blitzing through emails in seconds (filtering 80% of the noise automatically).
  • Gaining confidence knowing you're hyper-organized, and your digital data is fully secure from intruders.
  • Maximize outsourcing to get grunt work done at a lower cost by people who work as much or as little as you need (even legal work).

If you want to work smarter, this course is for you.

First, this course will help you understand how to avoid having your practice be disrupted by digital technology (think: VCR tapes and Kodak film, bates-stamping, faxing, and copy machines that collate).

Second, it'll show you the keys to leveraging technology effectively.

It will specifically identify which technology tools are indispensable so that you can be confident that you're moving forward in the right direction.

And finally, you'll learn how to make all the tech changes in the most sensible way (i.e. with minimal stress and frustration).

In short, the course lessons have all been designed to help you make key improvements as quickly as possible

There are 30 videos that are only a few minutes long. The video lessons will take less than 75 minutes to watch.

There are bonus resources as well. We designed every resource in the course to give you specific, actionable guidance for transforming your practice, step-by-step.

Best of all?

You can sign up at no risk...

Because the course comes with a no-questions-asked 30-day Full-Money-Back Guarantee.

And here's one more thing to consider...

A Sobering Truth

Technology can (theoretically) help amplify efforts to make massive improvements faster and easier. But, in practice…

Adopting useful technology doesn’t always lead to big results. I’m sure you’ve experienced this disappointment already. 

And, here’s a less obvious truth…

Adopting technology (even the stuff that leads to big results) ALWAYS leads to short-term disruption and frustration.

So the key, clarifying question is: which tech options are best for most lawyers?

The answer to that question has been something it‘s taken me a long time to work out.  This course is basically my answer to that question. 

In it, you'll find the “must-have“ tech recommendations that are worth the unavoidable disruption because they deliver the biggest, significant improvements in your practice.

I update this list from time-to-time. But I’m very conservative about adding to the list, because remember….

I’m optimizing my recommendations for the best tech options for MOST lawyers. 

And that requires a lot of observation and deliberation, as you might imagine.

The Bottom Line:

If you want to create a much better practice (i.e. one that allows you to work less and relax more), then this is probably the best resource for you.


Ernie Svenson

I help lawyers make key changes to their practices so they can get more work done more quickly, with less effort and less stress.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Introduction to Course

    • Welcome From Ernie

    • How to Get the Most Out of The Course

  • 3

    I. Key Principles

    • Lawyer Work is Changing (so seize the opportunities & meet the challenges)

    • Understanding Modern Leverage

    • Leveraging Information

    • Leveraging Knowledge

    • Optimizing Your "Knowledge Factory"

    • Optimizing Your Knowledge Factory - Pt. 2

    • Leveraging Simplicity

    • Leveraging Effectiveness

    • Leveraging Sustainable Scalability

    • Leveraging Visual Models

    • Review of Leverage Principles

  • 4

    II. Essential Technology

    • Overview of Automation

    • Paperless Law Practice

    • Text Automation Essentials

    • Automated Writing & Editing

    • Automated Legal Writing

    • Macro-Based Automation (TextExpansion)

    • Formatting Automation

    • Templating Automation

    • Voice-to-Text Automation

    • Email Automation

    • Automated Meeting Notes

    • Automated Scheduling

    • Audio Automation (background noise removal)

    • Automation Caveats

    • Security & Privacy Essentials

    • Delegation Principles

    • Leveraging Virtual Assistance

    • Leveraging Video Instructions

    • Understanding Tech Tradeoffs

    • How to Select the Best Technology

    • Review of Technology Principles

  • 5

    III. Introduction to Systems

    • Key Benefits of Systems

    • Systems & Knowledge Work

    • Principles for Creating Systems

    • Challenges with Systems

    • Types of Systems

    • Productivity Systems

    • Focus Systems

    • Delegation Systems

    • Automation Systems

    • The Key to Effective Law Firm Systems

    • Documenting Workflows Effectively

    • Best Tool for Documenting Workflows

    • The Ideal Systems Blueprint

    • Review of Systems Principles

  • 6


    • Continued Success

    • Next Steps...

  • 7

    Bonus Resources

    • Book a Free Call With Ernie

    • Some Interesting Lawyer Stats

    • Recommended Reading

    • Essential Software (Checklist)

    • Effective Decision Models

    • Case Study: How to Select Case Management Software

    • Cloud-Based Automation Overview

    • Marketing With Artificial Intelligence

  • 8

    Zoom Sessions

    • Oct 22, 2021 Zoom Session

    • Oct 29, 2021 Zoom Session

    • Executive Assistant VAs (through Chatterboss)

  • 9

    Newly Added Material

    • The Superhuman Email App for people who use Google Email is Amazing

Common Questions

  • What's included in the course?

    There are 56 lessons including the bonus lessons; most of the lessons are short videos. The total time to watch the videos is 75 minutes. And you'll also receive lessons via email to make it easier to absorb the content and reinforce key principles. Plus you can schedule a free call to talk with Ernie about whatever you want.

  • Does it matter what technology I use?

    No, it doesn't matter what computer or smartphone you use. Whatever tech/software recommendations are made, they are cross-platform tools/apps (or are cloud-based) so it doesn't matter what devices you're using.

  • How long will it take to complete the course?

    You can watch the video lessons in 75 minutes. The text lessons might take an extra 30 minutes. The bonus materials (which are optional) might take an additional hour. So, no more than 3 hours for everything.

  • How does this relate to your other programs?

    This course is a CONCISE compendium of essentials you need to know/use to optimize your law practice for the "Digital Age." So, I REQUIRE folks to sign up for this before they can sign up for any other program I offer.

  • How tech savvy do I need to be?

    This course teaches you best practices and principles for leveraging digital technology. Everyone will benefit from the lessons, but it's especially helpful for less "tech-savvy" lawyers.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    As long as have internet access. That's how long you'll have access. And if you forget your password, or have any other tech issues, we'll help you get access.

  • Will I be able to get personal guidance?

    Yes, you can set up a free call (or zoom session) with Ernie. You'll see that option listed in the "Bonus" section of the course.

  • What if I'm not satisfied with the course?

    We don't want you to be stuck with a course you won't use or benefit from, which is why we offer a 30-Day Full Money Back Guarantee of your complete satisfaction.

  • What happens right after I enroll?

    As soon as you enroll you'll be placed directly into the course where you'll watch a 5-minute welcome video. Ernie Svenson will give you a tour of the course lessons, and explain how to get the most out of the course.

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