Happy (Safe) New Year: Here’s to a Great 2021

Here we are. We made it. It’s 2021. We made it through what many will call the most troublesome year in our lifetime. The amount of loss we have suffered in the path of COVID-19 is unfathomable. Truly tragic. However, there have been more than a few wonderful things that have come out of this horrendous pandemic.

We got to spend more time with our children. I have an 18-month-old daughter, and while daycare was closed, we were able to spend a lot of time together. I was able to watch her grow in a way that if it were any other year, I wouldn’t have been able to.

We have seen rapid advancements in medicine, virtual education, telehealth, remote working, virtual events, and activities for children and adults (how cool are some of those museum tours!), etc.

In legal, we have seen a rapid increase in the use of technology for virtual mediations, depositions, and even jury trials.

Also, in 2020, Tad Thomas, Mike Campbell, and I launched two new sister businesses to Legal InSites.

Lawyer Minds – Which we like to explain as “an ambitious idea to create an ever-growing ecosystem for all of the resources modern lawyers need.” We interview lawyers, create amazing podcasts, and provide great educational articles. We’re always looking for more lawyers to interview and more content contributors. Reach out if you’re interested!

Gavl Video – We launched Gavl Video, a premium videography agency for law firms. We had our first major video shoot the week before the world as we knew it changed (thank you, Rob!). Perfect timing, right? Turns out, it wasn’t bad. We’ve since had more video shoots (thank you, Mark!), a growing backlog for 2021 as travel bans lift, and a very exciting partnership yet to be announced. We even won a prestigious Muse Award for our work.

We’re all going to get through this pandemic stronger and wiser. We have much to look forward to. In 2021, you will be able to continue to fight tirelessly for your clients who’ve been wrongfully injured. Bring them the hope, dedication, advice, and passion they need in their lives. You were born for this.

Thank you so much to all our wonderful clients. I know each of you has had many ups and downs this year, but you continued to trust us with your website, social, and SEO. You stood by us while courts were closed, and many unknowns lingered. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We’re always here for you.

I can’t wait to get back to AAJ conventions and share more stories, meals, and drinks with you.

Here’s to a great 2021.

Ryan Raplee
Co-Founder & CEO