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Webinar: Law Firm Finance 101

 

 

Mike Swanson 2017With an in-depth understanding of finance and the right tools, your guidance will help your contingent-fee law firm operate at its fullest potential. We invite you to join our August 16th webinar with President and CEO Michael J. Swanson to learn the most relevant financial concepts for plaintiff attorneys and pinpoint the challenges contingent-fee law firms face when seeking capital.

 

Also, Mike will discuss the pros and cons of the 10 most common forms of capital utilized by contingency-fee lawyers.

 

You’ll get steps you can take to improve the financial health of your firm.

 

Space is limited, so register for the August 16th webinar now: http://www.advocatecapital.com/August16Webinar

 

Law Firm Finance 101 Webinar on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 with Michael J. Swanson:

 

  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM Central (Chicago)
  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM Pacific (Los Angeles)
  • 2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern (New York)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00PM Mountain (Arizona)
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Ed Bell Inducted Into Inner Circle of Advocates

 

 

Ed BellAdvocate Capital extends congratulations to our great friend and client, J. Edward Bell, III, on his induction into The Inner Circle of Advocates.  This prestigious organization consists of the top 100 Plaintiff lawyers in the United States.

 

The Inner Circle of Advocates was founded 45 years ago to share information, promote the profession, learn new innovations within the industry and teach other legal professionals.

 

The lawyers invited to participate are limited to the absolute best in their craft.  This nationally known organization has strict qualifications for membership including:

 

  • Three or more $1 million verdicts or one verdict in excess of $10 million within the last five years;
  • Extensive litigation experience of a least 30 trials (presiding judge and opposing counsel are interviewed to rate the candidate);
  • A stellar reputation among peers.

 

Mr. Bell’s use of technology in the courtroom and his cutting-edge facility, including a one-of-a-kind science and research laboratory for accident and crime scene reconstruction, make him a perfect fit for The Inner Circle of Advocates.  Mr. Bell is tenacious in his quest for justice on behalf of victims who have suffered horrific injuries due to the negligence of others.  The important work done by Mr. Bell and the members of The Inner Circle leads to recalls, regulations and safety improvements that benefit each and every one of us.

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. is proud to support the work of trial lawyers like Ed Bell as he furthers his commitment to help the injured and shares his wealth of knowledge with other Plaintiff attorneys.

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Billie Hardison, Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor

 

 

Billie HardisonCongratulations to Billie Hardison on completing both the online and desktop versions for the QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor program.  Ms. Hardison has been part of the ACI Team since 2012 and recently transitioned to our Training Specialist.  In addition to support with applications like Intacct, Needles and Microsoft products, she will also now be available for Quickbooks support.

 

Billie now joins Senior Vice President Donna Jones and Executive Client Manager Michelle Rigsby on the QuickBooks support team.  If you are an Advocate Capital, Inc. client, not only do you receive discounts on user licenses and software upgrades but UNLIMITED free Quickbooks training and support as well.

 

If you have questions regarding your existing Advocate Capital account related to Quickbooks, please contact your Account Manager, call our office toll-free at 1-877-894-9724, or send us a message by clicking here.

 

If you are not an Advocate Capital, Inc. customer, we hope you join our family of clients very soon!

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Quick! Five Advocate Capital, Inc. Clients to Receive Three Free Months of Internet Marketing Consulting!

 

 

I just returned from Boston where the American Association for Justice held its annual Summer Convention.  While at the convention, I had a chance to meet with Dan Goldstein, the President of Page1Solutions LLC.  Dan is a long-time friend and vendor for Advocate Capital.  Dan told me about a new consulting service they have launched.  In the past, only their SEO or Web Design clients could get access to the Consultants on Dan’s team.  Now, however, they are making that expertise available to non-website clients for what I think is a very reasonable fee:  $500 per month with a three-month commitment.

 

However, if you are an Advocate Capital client and if you respond quickly, Dan will give Advocate Capital, Inc. clients THREE MONTHS of consulting at no charge with no commitment to continue afterwards.  No long-term commitment. No obligation. No strings attached. This is a special limited time opportunity for Advocate Capital clients and is limited to the first five (5) Advocate Capital clients that respond.

 

So what are you waiting for?!  Click here or email me to let me know you are interested and I will put you in touch with Dan for your three months of FREE consulting.  This special offer ends on August 15th.  Here is an overview of the services that are available in their consulting plan:

 

  • Monthly Scheduled Online Meetings – Consultant will gather analytic and lead data as well as identify priority marketing areas and provide higher level evaluation and insight during screen-sharing sessions.
  • Designated Hours – Consultant and team members will dedicate four hours per month to conduct research, evaluations, reports, recommendations, communications and consultations.
  • Establish Marketing/Sales Baselines: Google Analytics, client-provided reporting on ranking results and leads. Consultant should be added to email marketing/newsletters. Consultant will follow and monitor client on social media and through Google Alerts. Consultant will assess client’s review profiles, secret shop (email, chat, phone), determine how client is tracking leads -> consultations, identify marketing budgets (break out per platform), gather examples of advertising media/creative rationale, branding, cohesiveness, competitive research.
  • Goals/Priorities – Practice areas, traffic, leads, conversions, revenue, time frames. Consultant will identify original priorities and goals communicated by client to current agency. Have any of those priorities/goals changed?  What are the client’s current priorities and goals?
  • Opportunities Assessment – Consultant will identify provider/practice differentiators (experience, technology, intake, niche focus, reputation, media brand, mission statement, positioning messaging, slogans), seasonal aspects, events, market-specific opportunities, industry-specific opportunities, calendar/monthly awareness issues, etc.
  • Consultation – Consultant will collaborate monthly with client; provide evaluation and recommendations:
    • Website Design/ Structure
      • CTA’s – phone-focused lead generation design elements (Hotline, Helpline, etc.)Website Design/Layout/ColorsWebsite NavigationWebsite and Blog Content – Consultant will evaluate content types, prime pages, visual, long form, etc. Are additional pages needed to target priority services. Duplicate content issues? Consolidate existing pages.  Evaluating content for priority pages, making recommendations to improve content to increase traffic and lead generation. A full content audit would be an additional cost.Other Website Elements – Email Forms, locations, Awards & SettlementsBio PagesMobile Responsive – Mobile Friendliness and Site-speed analysis
    • Google Analytics
      • Consultant will evaluate traffic trends, target pages/sections, user activity/experience, etc.
    • Reviews and Ratings
      • Consultant will review and make engagement recommendations, target review sites/profiles, strategies to deal with negative posts (and positive ones).
    • PPC/ Display Advertising/ Facebook Advertising
      • Consultant will assess ads and results. Possible suggestions may include – seasonal opportunities, holidays, daylight savings, monthly awareness, anniversaries, dayparting, differentiators, 24/7-chat/intake, landing page suggestions, and descriptions
    • Video Marketing
      • Consultant will review current strategy and present ideas on how to better leverage video – promotions, platforms, etc.
    • Database Marketing
      • Promotions, updates
      • aNewletters
      • Inbound Marketing Automation
    • Sales Intake – Consultant will assess lead to consultation conversions, conduct secret shopping; share telephone intake and email follow up sales results.
    • Social Media – Consultant will assess organic social media marketing results, reach, activities, engagement, synergy with other marketing and provide recommendations.
    • Service Recommendations – Consultant will provide suggestions regarding 3rd-Party services (SEO, PPC, Display Advertising, Reviews, Social Media, Database Marketing/eNewsletters, Inbound Marketing, Content Writing, Live Chat Services, etc.)
  • Establish Baselines: Page 1 SEO specialist to be given access to GA (Google Analytics), GSC (Google Search Console), NinjaCat, Screaming Frog, Moz, Linkdex, Majestic, Copyscape, Ranking Reports from current SEO provider, practice priorities/goals
  • Site Programming Recommendations
  • Site Structure, Page Organization
  • On-site Optimization Recommendations – Meta, titles, headings, schema mark-up recommendations
  • Backlink report and recommendations
  • Local Citation Research and Recommendations

 

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Debbie Ivey Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

 

Debbie holding her 15 year awardAdvocate Capital employees strive to achieve five Company Core Values – Professionalism, Integrity, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork and Service. Our service value says –

 

We deliver a ‘Wow’ experience by providing helpful, humble service both to our clients and to each other.

 

Many of our clients interact with Debbie Ivey, the main Accounting contact for payment and loan advance processing. Some clients have provided me with ‘shout outs’ about Debbie’s excellent service level.

 

Today, I have a ‘shout out’.

 

Congratulations Debbie as you celebrate fifteen (15) years with Advocate Capital and for providing excellent service to our clients all these years.

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Now Hiring: Marketing Coordinator

 

 

Desk chair that reads "Now Hiring"Excellent opportunity in a profitable, growing company!

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. is currently recruiting for a new Marketing Coordinator to add to our MetroCenter (Nashville, TN) office.

 

We are a successful, rapidly growing commercial lender. The successful Marketing Coordinator candidate will offer administrative support to our Marketing Department including database maintenance, email and direct mail campaigns, website editing, content writing, social media monitoring, market research, tradeshow coordination, video shoot coordination, etc.

 

The hourly rate for this position is in the $13.17 – $16.16 depending upon education and experience.

 

Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (company pays 80%, employee pays 20%); $50,000 of employee life insurance (company paid); Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance (company paid); Flexible Spending Account for Unreimbursed Medical Expenses and Dependent Care Expenses, 401(k) with company match (max 4%); Paid time off (PTO) starting at 17 days per year.

 

We offer industry-leading financial products and services providing law firms nationwide with low-cost access to capital and flexible business solutions.

 

To apply, please send your resume to HRM@AdvocateCapital.com.

 

SKILLS

·         Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook proficiency required.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication.

·         Possession of strong organizational skills.

·         A high level of attention to detail (accuracy, proofreading, spelling, grammar, consistency)

·         Effective use of time management and meeting deadlines.

·         Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks concurrently.

·         Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as within a team.

·         Flexibility

·         Must be able to work in a professional work environment

·         Salesforce.com experience helpful.

APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE

·         Corporate marketing.

·         Salesforce.com administration helpful.

·         Adobe Preimiere Pro and Photoshop experience helpful.

·         Google and social media analytics helpful.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

·         Minimum: High school diploma.

·         Desired: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

Seniority Level

Entry level

Industry

Financial Services

 Legal Services

Employment Type

Full-time

If you are interested, please submit your resume for consideration to HRM@AdvocateCapital.com. Click here to view the job posting on LinkedIn.com. 

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Malpractice! $7.75M Awarded In Pressure Sore Case

 

Tom RhodesCongratulations to our friend Tom Rhodes and Robert Brzezinski of Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. who played a significant role in securing justice for a New Mexico man who developed acute pressure sores during a lengthy 2011 ICU stay at Presbyterian Hospital located in Albuquerque. Mr. Rhodes served as co-counsel with attorneys Randi McGinn and A. Elicia Montoya of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A.

 

Terrible story. While admitted at the hospital, the plaintiff Mr. Webb was unable to care for his own needs and was forced to rely on the intensive care unit staff. In six short days, wounds started to develop due to inadequate repositioning of his body. These ‘pressure sores’ developed into significant stage 4 ulcers…one of which is still not fully healed.

 

Thanks to the work of Mr. Rhodes and his colleagues, they were able to hold the hospital accountable for their negligence. While no amount of money will fully compensate Mr. Webb for what he endured, the hope is that this type of pain and suffering can be prevented moving forward.

 

Everyone here at Advocate Capital, Inc. appreciates the important work done by this team of talented litigators who have dedicated their lives toward achieving justice for so many. Thank you for what you do!

 

You can read more about this case here.

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Advocate Capital Employees Enjoy America’s Favorite Pastime

 

Authored By: Iris Garrett

 

ACI Team at Sounds Game

You can never have a bad time at a Nashville Sounds baseball game. Our team at Advocate Capital, Inc. can tell you firsthand what a blast it is to watch a game at First Tennessee Park and root (root root!) for the home team. In fact, we’ve had the opportunity to see the Sounds in action for the past three years, and this year was no exception.

 

On Monday, June 26th, several of the Advocate Capital staff and their families gathered to catch the Sounds compete against the Round Rock Express. The group was treated to drinks and an endless buffet of hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, and coleslaw while they watched the game from the Vanderbilt Children’s Picnic Place in right field. The view was perfect and sat us directly beneath the park’s high-definition guitar scoreboard.

 

During the game, the group enjoyed socializing and great weather, and many were given fun bobble heads to take home. After several hours at the park, the Sounds came out on top with a 5-3 win against Round Rock, making the night an all-around home run for our entire group!

 

To see photos from the Sounds event, check out our Facebook and Google+ pages!

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Advocate Capital Hosts Movie Day

 

Authored By: Iris Garrett

 

Table setting for event.

When you think of summer, things like backyard BBQ’s, fun festivals, and pool parties probably come to mind, but one other summer favorite is going to catch a great movie. Right now, the box office is full of summer blockbusters like “Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros.) and “War for the Planet of the Apes” (20th Century Fox), and you’ve most likely seen a few of them already. Well, our team here at Advocate Capital, Inc. also enjoys a great movie, and though we can’t trade in work for a ticket to the theater, we did get a chance earlier this week to take in a flick over lunch.

 

The Marketing Department hosted “Lunch and a Movie” for staff at our Nashville office on Wednesday, July 12th. The event was a first for Advocate Capital’s Employee Appreciation series, as well as a first for Marketing’s cleverly-dubbed “ACI Cinema”. The team wanted employees to get the full moviegoing experience, so they set up a concession stand with fresh popcorn, candy, and snacks from “Double Dogs” as well as a big screen to watch the film. There were also decorations and props placed throughout the office that created a true movie theater atmosphere.

 

During the film, staff played a quotes quiz and a celebrity crossword puzzle for the chance to win $25 Regal Cinemas gift cards. Only two people could answer the questions correctly, and they were movie buffs, Bea Solorzano and Buffy Escue!

 

The Marketing Department’s “ACI Cinema: Lunch and a Movie” allowed the Advocate Capital team to enjoy a fun summer experience together in the office. We are all looking forward to the next time we get chance to catch a flick at work (in between helping our clients of course), but until then we’ll just stick to seeing them on the weekend!

 

If you would like to check out more pictures from the event, visit our Facebook and Google+ pages!

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Advocate Capital, Inc. Celebrates 18th Anniversary

 

Authored By: Iris Garrett

 

18th AnniversaryThis month Advocate Capital, Inc. celebrates 18 years in the business! Since 1999, our team has been helping plaintiff lawyers get even better results for their clients with products like our Case Expense Funding and The Advocate Flexline™. We continually strive to offer these services and more so that our clients can fight for justice and protect the seventh amendment rights for all Americans.

 

To mark another successful year for the company, the Advocate Capital, Inc. team held a special anniversary party at our Nashville office. Employees enjoyed cake and other sweet treats from the Publix Bakery at Nashville West and only briefly stopped eating to engage in a balloon fight! Check out photos of it on our Facebook and Google+ pages (and don’t worry, no one was injured in the exchange).

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. is thankful to have such a wonderful group of clients, vendors, and friends who have continued to support us during the last 18 years. Because of your efforts and the hard work and service of our amazing staff, we have reached this milestone. Thank you, and we look forward to celebrating many more years like this in the future!

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