It's three years since we posted our first video. We're told by many people that the videos are of enormous help. We're glad.
This weekend I was a presenter at San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu's Family Wealth Workshop. The title of my presentation was "Protecting Against Elder Financial Abuse." I was able to share stories with the community and they in turn shared stories with me. I find this the most gratifying part of these events.
We're nearing the end of the year and many thoughts come to mind of "all that has been." The press of year end business coupled with the magnificence of the Christmas season make December a very busy month. Whatever the press of business or the season's needs the most important part of our lives should not be forgotten. It is this sense of gratitude that we share.
MH: Hello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust, and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. This is Hackard Law's podcast, It Starts Here. This is an August 2017 podcast featuring Chaplain Mindi Russell, the executive director of the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy of Sacramento. We are going to discuss how Chaplain Mindi has made a difference in people's lives both here in Northern California and in the country. I appreciate Mindi's presence here today. Mindi, thank you.
Bernard Lee, Senior Consultant at Thomson Reuters FindLaw, joined us recently for our podcast It Starts Here. Bernard offered a good deal of insights into lawyer marketing and making sure clients can find the best legal advocate to represent them. Bernard is not only a business partner, he's also a friend, and we are grateful that he shared his analysis of the challenges and benefits of marketing a law firm. Here's a short excerpt from the podcast:
MH: Hello, I'm Mike Hackard; I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. This is Hackard Law's podcast It Starts Here. This is an August 2017 podcast featuring Bernard Lee, a legal marketing expert, and you will see much more. We are going to discuss some of Bernard's experiences where he has helped others achieve their potential. I appreciate Bernard's presence here today; Bernard, thank you for being here and welcome.
The year is 1992. I am in my 16th year of law practice. My career is fulfilling, and it brings great financial rewards. My partners and I own one of Sacramento's preeminent land use law firms. European travel is at least an annual event, and I own a pressurized twin-engine airplane for more local travel. We entertain and often hold political and charitable fundraisers at our home. Our children are doing well. We love our home and neighborhood.