Law Firm Growth with Katie Burke

In this episode, Alay and Katie discuss: 

  • Katie’s journey to family law and law firm growth during the pandemic. 
  • Realistic hiring practices for your solo firm. 
  • Being able to turn work off when you are “off the clock.” 
  • How a strong culture and values can fuel the growth of you firm. 


Key Takeaways: 

  • Have dedicated one-on-one meetings with people in your network and discuss your hiring needs.
  • Hire employees who appreciate your firm’s culture and embody its values.
  • You need to develop your life outside of your work. 
  • When deciding what type of cases you want to work, focus on the types of clients you want to work with. 


Tweetable Moments:

“When someone decides to join a firm, It’s not about just the money or the benefits. It’s about the mission and culter of the law firm.” —  Alay Yajnik

“You can’t ask for good talent and not be willing to invest in competitive pay benefits, training, and that kind of thing. I’ve learned to make this work as a small firm, so that the associate coming in feels really valued.” —  Katie Burke 

“It is very, very important that they understand the mission. You communally, together, create the culture, but there has to be a shared value system.” —  Katie Burke

“Working nights and weekends is the easy path. It’s much harder to put systems in place and come up with other people that can handle that workload.” —  Alay Yajnik 




About Katie Burke: 

Katie Burke has practiced family law in San Francisco for seventeen years. Katie is a compassionate and zealous advocate, operating at a high level to preserve her clients’ dignity. A champion for children and families, she has represented children in their parents’ custody and visitation disputes, and she has volunteered in domestic violence prevention throughout her career.


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