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

With
Sam Mollaei
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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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403. 5 Best AI Tools For Lawyers To 5x Your Productivity

By | June 21, 2024

In this episode, Neil and Sam dive into the transformative world of AI tools for lawyers. Sam, who has meticulously tested hundreds of apps, is here to share the most practical and valuable ones that can dramatically boost your productivity and revolutionize your practice. From practical uses of mobile AI assistants and advanced speech enhancement, to powerful organizational tools and more, this episode is packed with insights to help you cut through the noise and focus on what truly matters. Tune in to unlock the secrets of maximizing efficiency and achieving a balanced, happy life in the legal industry.

Key Takeaways from Neil and Sam:

  • The ChatGPT Mobile App is an incredibly versatile tool that goes beyond the capabilities of traditional search apps. It provides instant answers, helps create engaging social media content, and offers on-the-go brainstorming. With its ability to handle text, images, spoken conversations, and even file uploads like PDFs, it’s a comprehensive solution for various needs.
  • Adobe Enhance Speech improves audio clarity in videos by reducing background noise and enhancing vocal quality. It uses advanced algorithms to make spoken words sound clearer and more professional, significantly enhancing the overall listening experience.
  • Evernote AI offers tools for efficient note-taking and organization. Its features automatically categorize and tag notes, enhance search functions to find text within images and handwritten notes, suggest related content, recognize handwriting, and provide templates and formatting options, improving productivity and ease of use.
  • Grammarly AI Writing Assistance accelerates the writing process by generating polished drafts from basic instructions, offering rewriting suggestions, adjusting tone and formality, brainstorming new ideas, and expediting email replies. It ensures error-free writing with a Chrome extension available for free or through paid plans, making it indispensable for virtual assistants and everyday writing tasks. 
  • MacWhisper Transcription excels in quickly and accurately converting audio files, videos, and YouTube content into text. This tool is perfect for transcribing meetings, lectures, and advertisements into accessible text, enhancing productivity and ensuring important information is readily available.

 

“My experience with ChatGPT is that it’s way more conversational and the results are dependent. They look to be more resolved the better you pose the question.” —  Neil Tyra

“I’ve seen so many tools that I know what’s really actually practical and usable versus the gimmicky ones. And there’s a lot of gimmicky ones. I would say probably over 80 percent are not necessary at all.” —  Sam Mollaei


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402. Artificial Intelligence Disruption Galore Coming to the Legal Space

By | June 14, 2024

In this episode, hosts Neil Tyra and Sam Mollaei dive into the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal industry, presenting both challenges and opportunities for lawyers and law firms. They discuss insights from major AI conferences and announcements, emphasizing the exponential impact of AI advancements and the importance of embracing these technologies to solve problems and seize opportunities. Join them as they explore how lawyers can leverage cutting-edge AI tools to enhance their practices and stay ahead in a rapidly evolving landscape.

Key Takeaways from Neil and Sam

From the Singularity AI Conference:

  • Understanding Moore’s Law’s exponential growth in computing power and Wright’s Law’s cost reduction with production can help lawyers predict technological advancements and plan for AI integration in legal practices.
  • Ray Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns predicts exponential technological progress, urging lawyers to anticipate rapid AI advancements for improved legal research, contract analysis, and case predictions.
  • In the AI era, data is invaluable for predictive analytics and legal trend identification, enabling lawyers to gain a competitive edge by leveraging high-quality data for more accurate and efficient client services.

OpenAI – GPT-4o:

  • OpenAI’s GPT-4o, announced on May 13, 2024, offers GPT-4-level intelligence with faster performance and enhanced capabilities across text, voice, and vision, improving user interactions and real-time voice conversations.
  • GPT-4o is twice as fast, 50% cheaper, and provides five times higher rate limits compared to GPT-4 Turbo, making it a superior and more economical AI model.
  • GPT-4o is being rolled out to most paid users, with a free version starting this week, featuring new image upload capabilities, improved web browsing, and a code interpreter, while voice input still uses the old Whisper, and Mac and Phone apps are pending release.

Google’s AI Release:

  • Announced at Google I/O 2024, Gemini 1.5 Pro is an advanced multimodal AI model with a context window of up to one million tokens, capable of processing text, images, and videos, with plans to expand to two million tokens for developers soon.
  • Google introduced Ask Photos, allowing users to ask complex questions about their photo library for detailed information, and Veo, a video generation tool that creates high-quality videos from text prompts, both set to enhance user experiences across Google services.
  • Google’s generative AI enhancements in search provide more comprehensive and contextually relevant results, including video-based searches and improved AI overviews, as part of 44 new AI tools and updates aimed at deeper AI integration into its products.

“One of the other things I understood about this new version (of ChatGPT) is that it very much strengthened the visual analysis.” —  Neil Tyra

“The importance of data is that essentially, data is the asset, and if you have a unique data set… that is what makes AI valuable.” —  Sam Mollaei

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Get in touch with Sam:

Website: https://mylegalacademy.com/

 https://thelawentrepreneur.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@mylegalacademy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sammollaei/?hl=en

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sammollaei

If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, please head to Apple Podcasts 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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The Law Entrepreneur Relaunch & Vision For 2024 and Beyond with Sam Mollaei

By | May 31, 2024

In this relaunch episode, Neil passes the hosting baton to Sam Mollaei, who dives into the importance of adapting to change and seizing opportunities in the legal market. Join Sam as he shares his expertise on virtual law firms, automation, and practical AI applications, drawing from his inspiring journey from escaping religious discrimination in Iran to building a successful law firm in Los Angeles. Moving forward, expect episodes focused on early adoption strategies, practical tech tools, and self-development to help lawyers thrive in a competitive landscape!

Key Takeaways from Neil and Sam:

  • Embracing early adoption strategies, such as leveraging Google LSA, Facebook ads, and AI technology, can provide a significant competitive edge in the legal industry.
  • Implementing automated systems, such as sales funnels, can help law firms generate clients consistently and efficiently, even while the firm owner is not actively working.
  • Utilizing virtual assistants and other scalable solutions allows law firms to manage growth effectively and maintain high levels of client service without overburdening the core team.
  • Maintaining a strong emphasis on personal well-being, mental health, and work-life balance is crucial for long-term success and sustainability in the legal profession.
  • Providing and sharing valuable knowledge and practical insights through platforms like My Legal Academy and Lawyer Club can significantly benefit the broader legal community, fostering growth and innovation.

 

“Sam is so capable of doing with everything he touches, he takes it to the next level, the best level, the best version of anything that it could be. And so we’re really hopeful that this is the case here with The Law Entrepreneur.” —  Neil Tyra

“We promise bar none, the most value that you could possibly imagine for your audience. So if you’re listening in, you’re in for a treat for sure.” —  Sam Mollaei

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Purchase Sam’s books here: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B01ENMJSKI

Get in touch with Sam:

Website: https://mylegalacademy.com/

 https://thelawentrepreneur.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@mylegalacademy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sammollaei/?hl=en

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sammollaei

If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, please head to Apple Podcasts 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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