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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336. Hiring, Onboarding, & Engaging Staff in a Small Law Firm with Molly McGrath

By | October 3, 2022

This is a classic re-run of my episode with Molly McGrath. Molly McGrath is the CEO and founder of Hiring & Empowering Solutions, a company that takes a very unique approach to answering two of the most critical questions that I hear most frequently from solo and small firm practitioners: How do I go about hiring staff and how do I train my staff to best support my organization?

Molly has a unique take on outsourcing that I think will be invaluable to solo and small firm attorneys who want to stay focused on what they do best – like practicing law – but also want their business to run smoothly and efficiently.

 

Resources:

Learn more at hiringandempowering.com 

The Team Empowerment Academy: theteamempowermentacademy.com/innercircle

Listen: Hiring and Empowering Solutions Podcast

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/molly-hall

 

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

335. Increasing Efficiencies and Communication with Jonathan Rosenfeld

By | September 26, 2022

Today, my guest is Jonathan Rosenfeld. Jonathan is the principal owner and creator of his law firm, a personal injury law firm outside of Chicago. In our conversation today, we’ll talk a lot about the nuances of a personal injury practice, particularly in light of the fact that post-pandemic, many law firms are becoming more virtualized, and work is being done more in a remote fashion. We also look at this way of doing business in the personal injury space and if it lends itself to that type of workflow or not. Listen in to another great conversation!

In this episode, Neil and Jonathan discuss:

  • The evolution of personal injury law firms with the increase in remote work. 
  • Flexible work options and hiring successful employees. 
  • Increasing efficiency and decreasing human error through automation and systems. 
  • Appropriately conveying information to clients and juries. 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The commute is a waste of time for most people. If your employees have more flexibility in where and when they work, they will happily get their work done regardless of where and when they are working. 
  • Case intake has increasingly moved out of the 9 to 5 timeframe as people submit inquiries online or even call outside of standard office hours. 
  • Over time, the type of cases you see will help you to develop your systems, automations, and how the resources in your office will be divided. 
  • Prepare, prepare, prepare. The preparation for trial begins with how the work is handled from the beginning of the case. 

 

“Without systems, there are a lot of opportunities in this business for errors. These are errors, which not only affect your business but, ultimately, they can affect the client’s case and it’s really hard to undo that type of damage.” —  Jonathan Rosenfeld

Get in touch with Jonathan Rosenfeld:

Website: https://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/ 

Website: https://camplejeuneusa.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rosenfeld.Injury.Lawyers 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rosenfeldinjurylaw 

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

334. Standing Out as a Solo Law Firm with Taylor Darcy

By | September 19, 2022

Today, my guest is Taylor Darcy. Taylor is a business attorney and small firm practitioner out of San Diego, California, who has been a longtime listener of the podcast here. I am delighted to have Taylor on the program. Today, we’re going to spend quite a bit of time talking about his journey, but maybe more to the point, Taylor is one of the biggest advocates and users of YouTube videos, particularly live YouTube video sessions, to market and promote his law firm and set it apart from others in the San Diego area. We get into the weeds about YouTube marketing, and YouTube content development. So I hope that’s important, useful information that you can turn around and using your practice. 

In this episode, Neil and Taylor discuss:

  • Creating a brand approach in naming your law firm. 
  • Marrying planning and action for your business success. 
  • Carrying prior experiences and careers into your law practice. 
  • Creative marketing that provides value. 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Hope and prayer is not a strategy for business. While it can be what you do as well, you must plan and do it in order to succeed in your business. 
  • Often the executives are no smarter than you are, they took a chance where you did not and took action where you sat back. 
  • Efficiencies, automation, and client experience can set you apart and make you competitive as a small or solo law firm. 
  • YouTube is the second most searched search engine in the world. It takes less time than you think and provides a largely untapped market that most lawyers do not venture into. 

 

“If you’re providing good and meaningful content, people don’t care if you say ‘um’. People recognize that you’re a human being, and a lot of them are too afraid to do it themselves. They’re not going to judge you. Honestly, anybody that’s going to give you a hard time over your mistakes aren’t somebody that you’re going to want to work with anybody anyway.” —  Taylor Darcy

 

Get in touch with Taylor Darcy:

Website: https://thinklegalpc.com/  

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThinkLegalPC 

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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thinklegalpc/ 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinklegalpc 

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

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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