Justie Nicol: Building a Culture of Trust and Respect Across Generations


In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Justie Nicol discuss:
  • Leading and selling without fear.
  • Building your law firm to support you and your life.
  • Systematizing your training processes and procedures.
  • Running a virtual firm to invest in people over premises.

  • Key Takeaways:
  • There are no bad people, only bad decisions. As a lawyer, your job is to make sure that that bad decision doesn’t wreck the person’s life.
  • Be the best you can be with the years you have with the amazing people you have. Sometimes things change and people move on and that’s okay.
  • Self-care is extremely important for both you, as the leader, and for your team. Finding a way to be flexible and support your team in what they find most important can be culture-defining and still lead to a successful law firm.
  • Check-ins don’t have to be scheduled and formalized. You can have informal meetings to make sure everyone is doing good and all on the same page.
  • COLawTeam Partner Justie Nicol has appeared on a number of podcasts and webinars as a guest to discuss various topics. COLawTeam is a leader in a number of areas, and Justie has taught seminars on everything from automating intake processes to animal cruelty prosecution. COLawTeam is a big proponent of using technology to help serve each and every client like a VIP person. A sampling of the recordings where COLawTeam has been featured is below. Take a listen and let us know your questions! We’re here to help. Speaking inquiries can be emailed to FrontDesk@COLawTeam.com.

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    May 6, 2020: Wealthy Woman Lawyer Podcast

    Criminal defense attorney Justie Nicol rejects the buttoned-down, gray-suit approach. She talks about Taylor Swift on social media, and her pets are part of her marketing. She co-founded an almost entirely virtual firm, serving clients in multiple counties throughout Colorado.

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    Justie Nicol talks about her transition from a solo to small firm, KPI’s, and her Harry Potter-style House Cup system.

    October 8, 2019: The LAWsome Podcast

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    Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street were joined by Justie Nicol, owner of Nicol Law Offices, a Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is a savvier than average solo attorney who used technology tools to make her practice run smoother and create better work/life balance.