The Mysteriously Simple Approach To Save Money

And Reduce Lawyer-Induced Stress

The Mysteriously Simple Approach To Save Money

And Reduce Lawyer-Induced Stress

Ex-lawyer Teaches Non-Lawyers How Not To Get Screwed By Their Lawyers

Ex-lawyer Teaches Non-Lawyers How Not To Get Screwed By Their Lawyers

Dealing with your lawyer is often the toughest part of your business life ...

Dealing with your lawyer is often the toughest part of your business life ...

You don't feel like colleagues working in sync.

​You're not clear about where you are in the complicated and bureaucratic legal process.

​Information isn't shared in the best way.

You don't feel like colleagues working in sync.

​You're not clear about where you are in the complicated and bureaucratic legal process.

​Information isn't shared in the best way.

It’s unfortunate ... because it’s hard to get through life without needing a lawyer. 

And even in the BEST of circumstances when the BEST lawyer has your back and is your biggest advocate ...

... the lawyer-client relationship can be a difficult one. 

It’s unfortunate ... because it’s hard to get through life without needing a lawyer. 

And even in the BEST of circumstances when the BEST lawyer has your back and is your biggest advocate ...

... the lawyer-client relationship can be a difficult one. 

You Don't Hear Back From Your Lawyer When You Expect To.

For as smart as lawyers may be, complaints filed by clients against their lawyers most often have to do with poor communications.

You Don't Hear Back From Your Lawyer When You Expect To.

For as smart as lawyers may be, complaints filed by clients against their lawyers most often have to do with poor communications.

You Don't Understand How The Bills Can Get So Effing High So Quickly.

A problem shared EQUALLY by the largest, most sophisticated corporations and the least sophisticated users of legal services ... you all have this same agony.

You Don't Understand How The Bills Can Get So Effing High So Quickly.

A problem shared EQUALLY by the largest, most sophisticated corporations and the least sophisticated users of legal services ... you all have this same agony.

You Can't REALLY Ask Or Say What You Want To ...

Your lawyer keeps telling you all these steps are "necessary" ... but you're feeling lost in the minutia.

You Can't REALLY Ask Or Say What You Want To ...

Your lawyer keeps telling you all these steps are "necessary" ... but you're feeling lost in the minutia.

The struggles from the client's eyes are real

After 12 years in corporate law and leaving a partnership at a New York City law firm to start my own consulting business, I saw and experienced way too often the struggles of the non-big-business client.

No matter how smart and capable, there were too many examples of people ...

... desperately trying to protect their money, their business, their house or their family, and working to figure out the best way to do that ...

... struggling through a divorce ...

... getting sued or getting screwed ...

And instead of being comforted by their lawyer, too many people were struggling with the relationship with their lawyer.

The struggles from the client's eyes are real

After 12 years in corporate law and leaving a partnership at a New York City law firm to start my own consulting business, I saw and experienced way too often the struggles of the non-big-business client.

No matter how smart and capable, there were too many examples of people ...

... desperately trying to protect their money, their business, their house or their family, and working to figure out the best way to do that ...

... struggling through a divorce ...

... getting sued or getting screwed ...

And instead of being comforted by their lawyer, too many people were struggling with the relationship with their lawyer.

The Lawyer Took Off With

His Client's Money

The Lawyer Took Off With

His Client's Money

Just like in every other profession, there are good ones and bad ones.

And "bad" doesn't just mean bad at their jobs. It means "bad" as in immoral. Or criminal.

 

And a lawyer doing shady shit is just so ... wrong. Oxymoronic. 

I don't know. It's just worse than normal bad.

You know when people say, "You can't make this stuff up." We really can't make this stuff up ... 

Lawyers helping themselves to their clients' money in trust accounts.

Lawyers lying to clients, in sworn affidavits, to other lawyers ... to judges who often KNOW it's happening and act like castrated sloths anyway.

Lawyers suing clients and family members after getting bad reviews for a job badly done. 

Clients screwed every which way. Figuratively. And sometimes literally.

It doesn't just happen to people who are working with their first lawyer. It happens to clients who are on their 10th lawyer, too

Sadly, bar associations that are supposed to be governing lawyers' behavior are often way behind.

Besides, if and even when lawyers are finally "caught," what do the pillaged clients get?

Usually nothing. 

Imagine this: A lawyer has used his client trust funds to feed a gambling or drug problem. 

Does the client go through the expense, stress and discomfort of suing the lawyer - who may not have the assets to make it worthwhile? And what lawyer will help him?

 

It's a tangled web.

And even if there are more good lawyers than bad ones (I believe there are) and even if you have a really good lawyer (there are lots of them) ...

Dealing with your lawyer is hard. 

No matter how successful you are in life you still find the more questions you ask your lawyer, the more confused you are, and the more your bills skyrocket.

You often feel lost and in the dark ...

... in the weeds of a complicated and bureaucratic justice system that you either don't understand or doesn't seem like justice.

There are enough relationships to work on in life ...

With spouses. 

Lovers. 

Partners. 

With the kids. Parents. Friends. 

With our colleagues and employees.

Seems crazy that you have to work on relationships with those who you PAY to be on our team.

The reality is that you have to work on relationships with everyone.Including with your lawyer. 

The good news is you can do that

Not everything is outside your control. 

Let's be honest. Most of your legal problem is out of your control. 

But not all of it. There's no reason you can't improve the relationship with your lawyer to get you back some of that control - and save you money, time, frustration and stress in the process!

Your lawyer knows a particular area of the law and you don't. That's why you pay them. 

That doesn't mean that you don't have the intelligence to help yourself get through your legal problem more smoothly.

Besides ... who doesn't know an effed up lawyer?

We all know a lot of highly educated, “smart” (and good) people …

... in bad relationships ...

... with financial problems ...

... with bad kids ...

… or otherwise suffering the same emotional turmoil as the rest of us.

 

Even the American Bar Association admits that “research suggests that lawyers experience depression and substance abuse at higher rates than the general population.”

Clearly, there are different types of “smart.”

 

And you are no less smart. You are simply hiring someone for expertise that you don’t have. 

Just like you'd hire a plumber for a broken toilet.

And just like you need to be proactive with your health and your finances and your broken toilet, you've gotta be proactive when it comes to your lawyer.

Just like in every other profession, there are good ones and bad ones.

And "bad" doesn't just mean bad at their jobs. It means "bad" as in immoral. Or criminal.

 

And a lawyer doing shady shit is just so ... wrong. Oxymoronic. 

I don't know. It's just worse than normal bad.

You know when people say, "You can't make this stuff up." We really can't make this stuff up ... 

Lawyers helping themselves to their clients' money in trust accounts.

Lawyers lying to clients, in sworn affidavits, to other lawyers ... to judges who often KNOW it's happening and act like castrated sloths anyway.

Lawyers suing clients and family members after getting bad reviews for a job badly done. 

Clients screwed every which way. Figuratively. And sometimes literally.

It doesn't just happen to people who are working with their first lawyer. It happens to clients who are on their 10th lawyer, too

Sadly, bar associations that are supposed to be governing lawyers' behavior are often way behind.

Besides, if and even when lawyers are finally "caught," what do the pillaged clients get?

Usually nothing. 

Imagine this: A lawyer has used his client trust funds to feed a gambling or drug problem. 

Does the client go through the expense, stress and discomfort of suing the lawyer - who may not have the assets to make it worthwhile? And what lawyer will help him?

 

It's a tangled web.

And even if there are more good lawyers than bad ones (I believe there are) and even if you have a really good lawyer (there are lots of them) ...

Dealing with your lawyer is hard. 

No matter how successful you are in life you still find the more questions you ask your lawyer, the more confused you are, and the more your bills skyrocket.

You often feel lost and in the dark ...

... in the weeds of a complicated and bureaucratic justice system that you either don't understand or doesn't seem like justice.

There are enough relationships to work on in life ...

With spouses. 

Lovers. 

Partners. 

With the kids. Parents. Friends. 

With our colleagues and employees.

Seems crazy that you have to work on relationships with those who you PAY to be on our team.

The reality is that you have to work on relationships with everyone.Including with your lawyer. 

The good news is you can do that

Not everything is outside your control. 

Let's be honest. Most of your legal problem is out of your control. 

But not all of it. There's no reason you can't improve the relationship with your lawyer to get you back some of that control - and save you money, time, frustration and stress in the process!

Your lawyer knows a particular area of the law and you don't. That's why you pay them. 

That doesn't mean that you don't have the intelligence to help yourself get through your legal problem more smoothly.

Besides ... who doesn't know an effed up lawyer?

We all know a lot of highly educated, “smart” (and good) people …

... in bad relationships ...

... with financial problems ...

... with bad kids ...

… or otherwise suffering the same emotional turmoil as the rest of us.

 

Even the American Bar Association admits that “research suggests that lawyers experience depression and substance abuse at higher rates than the general population.”

Clearly, there are different types of “smart.”

 

And you are no less smart. You are simply hiring someone for expertise that you don’t have. 

Just like you'd hire a plumber for a broken toilet.

And just like you need to be proactive with your health and your finances and your broken toilet, you've gotta be proactive when it comes to your lawyer.

Your Legal Problem Is Hard Enough. Make It Easier By 

Better Managing The Relationship With Your Lawyer.

Your Legal Problem Is Hard Enough. Make It Easier By 

Better Managing The Relationship With Your Lawyer.

Effective teamwork

Effective teamwork

Better communication

Better communication

Greater control

Greater control

More organization

More organization

Save time

Save time

Save money

Save money

Save frustration

Save frustration

Save stress

Save stress

Introducing...

Introducing...

A 2-hour on-line LIVE workshop designed to master the relationship with your lawyer,

saving you hard earned dollars and life-sucking stress.

A 2-hour on-line LIVE workshop designed to master the relationship with your lawyer,

saving you hard earned dollars and life-sucking stress.

WHAT'S INCLUDED ...

WHAT'S INCLUDED ...

Foundations

You and your lawyer are on the same team. Learn the secrets to ensure you start that relationship on the right foot ... and make life better for both of you  - but ESPECIALLY you!

Foundations

You and your lawyer are on the same team. Learn the secrets to ensure you start that relationship on the right foot ... and make life better for both of you  - but ESPECIALLY you!

Communications

Better communication leads to greater productivity, happier people, less frustration, less wasted time, less money spent ... and an EMPOWERED sense of self you wouldn't imagine. Learn five strategies critical to time and money saving communications.

Communications

Better communication leads to greater productivity, happier people, less frustration, less wasted time, less money spent ... and an EMPOWERED sense of self you wouldn't imagine. Learn five strategies critical to time and money saving communications.

Systems

Successful business people use systems to make their business dealings (and their lives) successful. And yet for some reason, even sophisticated users of legal services seem to forget to apply those same types of systems to their legal matters. Learn an easy approach to systemize your legal matter to bring you the success you experience in other areas of your life.

Systems

Successful business people use systems to make their business dealings (and their lives) successful. And yet for some reason, even sophisticated users of legal services seem to forget to apply those same types of systems to their legal matters. Learn an easy approach to systemize your legal matter to bring you the success you experience in other areas of your life.

Billings

If there's an area that clients need to be ultra-aware, it's here. And don't worry ... even if you find phone bills confusing, you'll develop eagle-like eyes to better monitor legal bills.

Billings

If there's an area that clients need to be ultra-aware, it's here. And don't worry ... even if you find phone bills confusing, you'll develop eagle-like eyes to better monitor legal bills.

Retainers And Trusts

Understand common issues and risks that arise under retainer letters and trust accounts. Learn how to ask better questions in order to highlight sources of concern.

Retainers And Trusts

Understand common issues and risks that arise under retainer letters and trust accounts. Learn how to ask better questions in order to highlight sources of concern.

Live Session

This single workshop session will be delivered LIVE on line to give you a high-touch experience for participation and time for questions. Remember - ABSOLUTELY NO LEGAL ADVICE WILL BE GIVEN! This class is not about getting legal advice.

Live Session

This single workshop session will be delivered LIVE on line to give you a high-touch experience for participation and time for questions. Remember - ABSOLUTELY NO LEGAL ADVICE WILL BE GIVEN! This class is not about getting legal advice.

YOU HAVE THE POWER AND INTELLIGENCE TO MASTER THE RELATIONSHIP 

WITH YOUR LAWYER. LEARN TO BETTER USE THOSE SKILLS.

YOU HAVE THE POWER AND INTELLIGENCE TO MASTER THE RELATIONSHIP 

WITH YOUR LAWYER. LEARN TO BETTER USE THOSE SKILLS.

PLUS ... Limited Time Bonuses

PLUS ... Limited Time Bonuses

Nº 01

Nº 01

HNTGSBYL APP

HNTGSBYL APP

Nº 02

Nº 02

 HNTGSBYL BOOK!

 HNTGSBYL BOOK!

The first ever How Not To Get Screwed By Your Lawyer app is now available. Your workshop recordings will be put in a private area accessible only to workshop attendees. Learn on the go and without being chained to your laptop (and without remembering another bloody password!). Not only will you be able to access Workshop materials, you'll also get access to bonuses developed solely to meet your needs and delivered directly into your private members' area.

The first ever How Not To Get Screwed By Your Lawyer app is now available. Your workshop recordings will be put in a private area accessible only to workshop attendees. Learn on the go and without being chained to your laptop (and without remembering another bloody password!). Not only will you be able to access Workshop materials, you'll also get access to bonuses developed solely to meet your needs and delivered directly into your private members' area.

I'm in the process of editing the How Not To Get Screwed By Your Lawyer book and you'll be sent a signed copy when it's complete (no promises as to when that will be). Just send me your address when the book is complete (I'll let you know), and you'll be sent a copy. I already can't wait to deliver it to you. 

I'm in the process of editing the How Not To Get Screwed By Your Lawyer book and you'll be sent a signed copy when it's complete (no promises as to when that will be). Just send me your address when the book is complete (I'll let you know), and you'll be sent a copy. I already can't wait to deliver it to you. 

Nº 03 

Nº 03 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Nº 04 

Nº 04 

BINDER NOTES

BINDER NOTES

Using one of the easiest and most popular project management tools around, you'll get access to this specifically designed How Not To Get Screwed By Your Lawyer Trello Board that will keep you organized with all your important resources and materials in one place, both for this Workshop AND with your lawyer ... you'll be so organized you'll be like Elon Musk running electronic car and spaceship companies at the same time.

Using one of the easiest and most popular project management tools around, you'll get access to this specifically designed How Not To Get Screwed By Your Lawyer Trello Board that will keep you organized with all your important resources and materials in one place, both for this Workshop AND with your lawyer ... you'll be so organized you'll be like Elon Musk running electronic car and spaceship companies at the same time.

Receive a special copy of class notes that will otherwise be UNAVAILABLE in order to keep you organized and to make your note-taking during the session easier, more efficient and more complete for future reference. The presentation materials will otherwise NOT be made available for download; the only way to get them is through this offer.

Receive a special copy of class notes that will otherwise be UNAVAILABLE in order to keep you organized and to make your note-taking during the session easier, more efficient and more complete for future reference. The presentation materials will otherwise NOT be made available for download; the only way to get them is through this offer.

the HOW NOT TO GET SCREWED BY YOUR LAWYER workshop

the HOW NOT TO GET SCREWED BY YOUR LAWYER workshop

A one-of-a-kind workshop to save money, save stress and put you back in control of your legal matter.

A one-of-a-kind workshop to save money, save stress and put you back in control of your legal matter.

Workshops will run with as little as 1 and as many as 15 attendees. Workshops will run Saturdays beginning March 6 until further notice 

(which won't be forever so get in now for this quick and dirty 

format and one-time low price).

Workshops will run with as little as 1 and as many as 15 attendees. Workshops will run Saturdays beginning March 6 until further notice 

(which won't be forever so get in now for this quick and dirty 

format and one-time low price).

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot attend the session you sign up for and you let me know at least 24 hours before the start of your session via email to daniela@danielaliscio.com (and I have confirmed that I have received your email), then you may transfer your registration to another Saturday that the workshop is running. IF THERE ARE NO OTHER WORKSHOPS RUNNING YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRANSFER YOUR REGISTRATION BUT YOU WILL RECEIVE THE RECORDINGS OF THE SESSION YOU REGISTERED FOR VIA THE APP (which requires a smart phone). Other than as specified here, there are no refunds or exchanges.

If you cannot attend the session you sign up for and you let me know at least 24 hours before the start of your session via email to daniela@danielaliscio.com (and I have confirmed that I have received your email), then you may transfer your registration to another Saturday that the workshop is running. IF THERE ARE NO OTHER WORKSHOPS RUNNING YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRANSFER YOUR REGISTRATION BUT YOU WILL RECEIVE THE RECORDINGS OF THE SESSION YOU REGISTERED FOR VIA THE APP (which requires a smart phone). Other than as specified here, there are no refunds or exchanges.

ABSOLUTELY NOT. This is business and professional development advice and NOT legal advice. We are not creating a lawyer-client relationship of any kind. Please see the Disclaimer and the Terms (and Privacy Policy) associated with this page. The How Not to Get Screwed Workshop will provide you with an education (and inspiration) to improve the relationship with your lawyer in order to save you time and money and make it less frustrating. Legal challenges are difficult enough. The relationship with your lawyer should be a productive one and not add to that difficulty. A good lawyer should be happy you are doing this Workshop as it will likely make their life better, too. Good lawyers want to see their clients happy. 

ABSOLUTELY NOT. This is business and professional development advice and NOT legal advice. We are not creating a lawyer-client relationship of any kind. Please see the Disclaimer and the Terms (and Privacy Policy) associated with this page. The How Not to Get Screwed Workshop will provide you with an education (and inspiration) to improve the relationship with your lawyer in order to save you time and money and make it less frustrating. Legal challenges are difficult enough. The relationship with your lawyer should be a productive one and not add to that difficulty. A good lawyer should be happy you are doing this Workshop as it will likely make their life better, too. Good lawyers want to see their clients happy. 

Even if you're a sophisticated user of professional services and this isn't your first rodeo, I'll bet you're making a lot of the mistakes that most non-lawyers make when they hire a lawyer. Becoming How Not To Get Screwed certified means taking a new approach with a fresh set of eyes. And I'm going to guess that once you do that, you'll see how often in the past you might have gone wrong. And if you are a business person, you especially can't afford to let that risk live on. 

Even if you're a sophisticated user of professional services and this isn't your first rodeo, I'll bet you're making a lot of the mistakes that most non-lawyers make when they hire a lawyer. Becoming How Not To Get Screwed certified means taking a new approach with a fresh set of eyes. And I'm going to guess that once you do that, you'll see how often in the past you might have gone wrong. And if you are a business person, you especially can't afford to let that risk live on. 

Yes! This class is ABSOLUTELY useful if you don't already have a lawyer, or if you are in the process of getting a lawyer. In fact, this class will be immensely useful EVEN IF you don't have any immediate need for a lawyer but would like to learn how to better manage yourself around your legal (and, frankly, any professional) relationships. You will benefit from this program if ANY of these circumstances apply to you.

Yes! This class is ABSOLUTELY useful if you don't already have a lawyer, or if you are in the process of getting a lawyer. In fact, this class will be immensely useful EVEN IF you don't have any immediate need for a lawyer but would like to learn how to better manage yourself around your legal (and, frankly, any professional) relationships. You will benefit from this program if ANY of these circumstances apply to you.

I get it. I've watched friends and family members - including those who "can afford it" - hurt financially to pay their legal fees. The complicated and bureaucratic justice system doesn't help. And we have little control over that. BUT what we do have control over is improving the relationship with our lawyers. And when we do that, including how better to communicate, we can't help but create a more productive and efficient relationship. And that often results in better knowing how to manage and control your fees. What you REALLY should be asking is, "How can I afford to NOT take this Workshop? Also, this down and dirty Saturday morning format will be offered for a limited time only. 

I get it. I've watched friends and family members - including those who "can afford it" - hurt financially to pay their legal fees. The complicated and bureaucratic justice system doesn't help. And we have little control over that. BUT what we do have control over is improving the relationship with our lawyers. And when we do that, including how better to communicate, we can't help but create a more productive and efficient relationship. And that often results in better knowing how to manage and control your fees. What you REALLY should be asking is, "How can I afford to NOT take this Workshop? Also, this down and dirty Saturday morning format will be offered for a limited time only. 

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This one-of-a-kind workshop was developed to ensure you have a more 

productive relationship with your lawyer  ...

This one-of-a-kind workshop was developed to ensure you have a more 

productive relationship with your lawyer  ...

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Via Zoom @ 9 am - 11 am Central (with 30 additional minutes for more Q&A if needed). 

Via Zoom @ 9 am - 11 am Central (with 30 additional minutes for more Q&A if needed). 

Full Session + Bonuses: $195

Full Session + Bonuses: $195

 Next Workshop: TBA

 Next Workshop: TBA

Via Zoom @ 9 am - 11 am Central (with 30 additional minutes for more Q&A if needed). 

A lawyer's average hourly billing rate is often estimated at $225 / hour. You'll pay less than 1 hour of time.

Via Zoom @ 9 am - 11 am Central (with 30 additional minutes for more Q&A if needed). 

A lawyer's average hourly billing rate is often estimated at $225 / hour. You'll pay less than 1 hour of time.

Full Session + Bonuses: $195

Full Session + Bonuses: $195

You don't feel in control of your legal matter, 

you're caught in a broken justice system

and - despite paying their bills - you don't feel

like you have a ROCK-solid teammate in your corner.

You don't feel in control of your legal matter, 

you're caught in a broken justice system

and - despite paying their bills - you don't feel

like you have a ROCK-solid teammate in your corner.

A lawyer's average hourly billing rate is often estimated at $225 / hour. 

Pay less than 1 hour of the average lawyer's time to help save you so much more.

A lawyer's average hourly billing rate is often estimated at $225 / hour. 

Pay less than 1 hour of the average lawyer's time to help save you so much more.

Help the justice system along. 

Make it work for you.

Help the justice system along. 

Make it work for you.