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When you’ve got 20 years of litigation under your belt, stepping into a new role can feel like a leap. But that’s exactly what Kiele Linroth Pace did when she founded her law firm and took on the fresh challenge of the special counsel role. She has effectively blended her considerable experience in criminal law with the less familiar world of law firm administration. Now, she’s got the freedom to carefully select the projects that inspire her most, and she’s even contemplating the idea of training others to do the same.

Hiring and delegation are two major focal points of our discussion. Kiele shares her expertise in simplifying the hiring process, primarily for law firm owners and solo practitioners. We also talk about the positive impact of having clear job descriptions, accountability, and adequate systems in place for a successful hire. We also tackle some of the common mistakes that can stunt a law firm’s growth – neglecting personal development, overlooking the importance of outside perspective, and underestimating the power of delegation. 

One of the most fascinating parts of our conversation revolves around the art of setting boundaries to reclaim time. Kiele shares her journey of learning to set boundaries, and how it has allowed her to conserve energy, enhance productivity, and lead a more balanced life. We also dive into the idea of finding work that truly sparks your passion. Kiele’s perspective is inspiring. Even within the same job, changes can be made to better align your work with your passion. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Special counsel in law firms
  • Mistakes impacting law firm growth
  • Freelance services and time management for lawyers
  • Setting boundaries to reclaim time
  • Coaching for ideal clients

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Books we talked about:

You are a Badass, Jen Sincero: 

You are a Badass at Making Money, Jen Sincero: 

The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard PhD and Spencer Johnson, MD: 

The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks: 

Episode Credits

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