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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343. Integrating Technology into a Solo Criminal Defense Practice with Erin Gerstenzang

By | November 21, 2022

This is a classic rerun of my episode with Erin Gerstenznag. Erin Gerstenznag is a technology wizard and a solo criminal defense practitioner, and today she shares how she uses technology to leverage her offerings as a criminal defense attorney. We’ll learn how to use technology to gain efficiency and proficiency in a solo practice, including Erin’s robust and well-thought-out client intake process, which covers everything from the initial phone call to the start of a legal matter.

 

Resources:

 

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Get in touch with Neil:

Website: https://thelawentrepreneur.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lawentrepreneur

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelawentrepreneur/?ref=hl

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


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.

 

 Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Listen to the episode here

342. Building Authority & Your Email List with a Virtual Summit – with Nakia Gray

By | November 14, 2022

This is a classic rerun of my episode with Nakia Gray. Nakia Gray has an interesting tactic for marketing: She uses an online summit to promote her law practice and build her mailing list. She’s the perfect person to speak to on this subject, as her practice is a virtual practice that addresses the legal needs of entrepreneurs. She also has a coaching business that helps attorneys brand their firm and practice. All of these come together with the development of her legal summit that appeals to a wide array of practices and interests. This is an opportunity that many of us can take advantage of.

Resources:

Learn more: https://nakiagray.com/ & https://graylegalpc.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakiaGrayEsq 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nakiagrayesq/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nakiagrayesq 

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

Website: beyondthebarinstitute.com

Email: info@beyondthebarinstitute.com 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

  • Ruby Receptionist – Virtual receptionist & live call services that will help you grow your office (and save money), one call at a time – to learn more, go to http://ruby.com/ or call 844.311.7829

  • The Net Profit CFO – Ryan Kimler works with attorneys who want to enjoy higher net profits without working longer or harder. With just 9 Simple Numbers, Ryan will help you drive more profit to your bottom line-and he won’t confuse you with all the details! Connect with Ryan at www.netprofitcfo.com.

Get in touch with Neil:

Website: https://thelawentrepreneur.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lawentrepreneur

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelawentrepreneur/?ref=hl

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

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.

 

 Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Listen to the episode here

341. Documenting Processes for Law Firm Success with Randa Prendergast

By | November 7, 2022

My guest today is Randa Prendergast. Randa is the Attorney Whisperer. She runs a paralegal and legal administrative support service out of Columbus, Ohio called Mrs. June Legal. We talk a great deal about how attorneys can leverage a company such as Randa’s, to really gain a handle on growing their practice and expanding the reach of their law firm. 

In this episode, Neil and Randa discuss:

  • Having an excellent support staff to have a successful law firm. 
  • Recruiting and retaining enthusiastic, competent staff who want to work. 
  • Identifying and documenting processes, procedures, and workflows.  
  • Perfecting processes through practice. 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • In most processes and the workflow of a case, an attorney typically only needs to be involved directly with 2 or 3 of those tasks – the rest can be assigned to a paralegal or legal admin.
  • Working with an experienced recruiting company can help you to understand what type of help you may need in your firm to allow you, as the lawyer, to do the things that only you can do. 
  • Talking through your processes and procedures with another person can help you to understand exactly what is happening and where any pitfalls may be. 
  • Growth comes through small, incremental improvements in your baseline processes and procedures. 

 

“No one is going to be as successful as you want them to be if you don’t have any processes. They can be intelligent and have experience, but if they’re constantly having to ask you how you want something done, because it is your business, that it’s going to cause you stress and no one is going to be successful.” —  Randa Prendergast

 

Get in touch with Randa Prendergast:

Website: www.mrsjunelegal.com 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/attorneywhisper 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/attorneywhisperer/ 

Email: admin@mrsjunelegal.com 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

  • Ruby Receptionist – Virtual receptionist & live call services that will help you grow your office (and save money), one call at a time – to learn more, go to http://ruby.com/ or call 844.311.7829

  • Legal Funnels – You’re feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and you feel like you’re doing everything yourself because you lack the systems, procedures, and automations you need for your law firm to run without you…

We will set up automated systems and hire the best virtual assistants for your law firm to run completely without you! Within 6 weeks inside of our battle-tested and results-based implementation program, you will pack your calendar with high-quality meetings from qualified clients for your law firm.

You will outpace your direct competitors in your legal market with a reliable, consistent, and predictable system that will bring you clients 24/7 around the clock. 

And… You OWN the entire system yourself!

Go to www.legalfunnel.com and see what lots of other attorneys have to say about this program.

  • The Net Profit CFO – Ryan Kimler works with attorneys who want to enjoy higher net profits without working longer or harder. With just 9 Simple Numbers, Ryan will help you drive more profit to your bottom line-and he won’t confuse you with all the details! Connect with Ryan at www.netprofitcfo.com.

Get in touch with Neil:

Website: https://thelawentrepreneur.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lawentrepreneur

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelawentrepreneur/?ref=hl

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

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.

 

 Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Listen to the episode here

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