What They Didn't Teach Us About Running a Business in Law School

with Neil Tyra

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Do you ever feel like what you learned in law school didn't prepare you for the world of running a law practice? Law school didn't teach us how to start our practices the right way so we could scale them into a thriving business. We didn't learn how to make sure that our businesses would meet our financial goals and provide the type of lifestyle we deserve. After ten years, I was fed up with struggling in my practice and decided to begin a journey to scaling a

successful practice that would actually allow me to finally live the life I've always dreamed of. I invite you to listen in on the conversations I'm having with some of the most successful solo and small firm practitioners  along with leading business entrepreneurs and share how I am implementing what I am learning. All with the goal of helping you take control of your practice, and your life. This is The Law Entrepreneur.

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Ep. 78 – How to Use Tablets in Your Law Practice – with Brett Burney

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Brett Burney is an E-Discovery Consultant – that means he goes all around the country “bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery.” Brett recently released a new course, iPractice on an iPad, which does just what the name implies: teaching you how to conduct your law practice using an iPad as your primary tool. However, you don’t need to use an iPad, or even Apple products, to get some incredibly useful (and practical) tech tips from this episode.

Here’s an example of how an iPad can help in your practice: the Easy-Peasy “Print” to PDF feature.

Let’s say you want to create a PDF of an e-mail you received. To do that…

  • Just make like you’re going to PRINT the message (which is under the “Reply” arrow)…
  • but instead of selecting a Printer, place your thumb & finger on the Print Preview and spread them apart, or zoom-out, or pinch-out.
  • Behold! It turns into a PDF file!

Now you can use the “Share menu” in the upper right corner to upload this PDF file to Dropbox, or open it in another app like PDF Expert so you can highlight text.

Or maybe you want to convert a web page into a PDF. Use the “Share menu” to “Print” it, zoom-out on the Print Preview, and you have a PDF!! (Going into the Reader Mode in Safari gives you a cleaner PDF without all the ads and junk.)

Now you could attach this to an e-mail message to send to a colleague or client, or upload it to OneDrive.

You can also do this from the Notes app, or virtually any app where you have the ability to “Print.” It’s even a good way to quickly export a note from Evernote to PDF. Brett has long used apps like PDF PROvider and PDF Converter to convert files and text to PDF, and he still uses those apps from time to time for their additional features, but this easy, BUILT-IN “Print to PDF” option on iOS is so incredibly handy!

If you’d like to see this in action, click to watch “3 Amazingly Useful iPad Tips for Lawyers” at http://appsinlaw.com/3-amazingly-useful-ipad-tips-for-lawyers/

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Ep. 77 – The Serendipitous Solo Attorney- with Andrew Sindler

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Whilst working for a non profit, Andrew Sindler began his solo practice as simply a side gig. After the non profit went out of business, Andrew was left with his solo practice still going strong, and made the transition. Andrew talks about how he uses technology to create a thriving practice and how to address budgeting with an ever unpredictable income stream.

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If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, please head to iTunes and leave a rating & review for the show! It only takes a moment, and really helps me to reach new listeners. You can also head to the website at TheLawEntrepreneur.com for more information on the podcast and my legal services.

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Ep. 76 – Scale Your Small Firm with Efficient Systems – with Jeffrey Katz

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Jeffrey Katz had an inauspicious beginning as a solo practitioner (with an exceptionally interesting first referral case) and grew to own a thriving practice with five attorneys and five CPAs. Jeffrey chronicles his journey and shares the systems he uses to make his firm more efficient and bring more value to clients.

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If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, please head to iTunes and leave a rating & review for the show! It only takes a moment, and really helps me to reach new listeners. You can also head to the website at TheLawEntrepreneur.com for more information on the podcast and my legal services.

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