Marco Brown earns a lot of money and enjoys being a lawyer. But the truth is, Marco didn’t become an exceptional lawyer until he forced clients to pay for the exceptional work completed by his law firm. In Episode 92, Marco Brown discusses the power of communication and why he uses money to create an exceptional law firm.
What Can You Do With a Law Degree
Young lawyers need to understand that the most important people you will ever have in your legal practice are not the judges; they're not the partner who are over you. No, it's your paralegal. They're the people below you on the ladder, right? So you're a paralegal. You take care of your paralegal before you take care of anybody else because your paralegal makes your life 10 times easier or 10 times harder.
The Power of Being a Lawyer
And people will say, child alienation does not exist. I'm like, no, child alienation exists in literally every divorce because you are alienating the child from the other parent, one, by divorcing them, and then two, by your attitude toward that parent.
It just happens. It's the minimization of the alienation that's important. You wanna minimize that as much as humanly possible. So that's on the parent side. But there's only so much we can do as attorneys, but we can do a lot. So when we get into a case and decide, we have this culture as a firm. We get into a case, and we are going to go to mediation, we are gonna go to negotiation, we are gonna get these things done with a minimum amount of litigiousness possible.
The minimum amount of animosity and fighting as we can. Now if we have to, if we are forced to go to court and put boxing gloves on and punch people in the face, that is exactly what we will do because we are paid to do that thing and it is necessary in about 5%, maybe 10% of cases. But it is not in a vast majority of cases. So what we can do as attorneys is really lower that temperature, lower the animosity, not be litigious.
Lawyers Getting Paid for Being Exceptional
They're projecting themselves out there. They're projecting their inability to be good with money and make money onto others. I can tell you as somebody that does very well in family law by serving their clients exceptionally well; there's a lot of money to be made and a lot of satisfaction in helping people through the hardest time in their life. Now, the other portion of this is to give it a chance. That's really what I'm saying.
But the other portion is you must have the right attitude. You have to be able to disconnect yourself emotionally from your clients and their problems, okay? Not my circus, not my monkeys. We say it all the time here in the office. You have to be able to do that. If you cannot do that as a human being on a general level, then please do not go into family law because it will tear your soul up inside. You will never be able to go home and put it in the box.
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