398 episodes

Where Entrepreneurship and the Law Meet!

The Law Entrepreneur Neil Tyra

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 129 Ratings

Where Entrepreneurship and the Law Meet!

    All Good Things Must Come to an End with Neil Tyra

    All Good Things Must Come to an End with Neil Tyra

    Over the last 8 years and 400 episodes, Neil Tyra has provided listeners with great guests and amazing information that they didn’t learn in law school. But now, it is time for a transition and in this goodbye episode, Neil takes us through the journey of The Law Entrepreneur Podcast. So long, friends. 
    In this episode, Neil discusses:
    Taking a break from podcasting. How the podcast came to be. Some of the rockstar guests that we’ve had on over the years. A big thank you to all of our listeners. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    Thank you to all of our sponsors, current and past, you made the podcast possible. Thank you to all of the many guests that we’ve had throughout the years. You’ve shared your wisdom and it was a great joy to speak with you. Thank you to the listeners, whether you’ve listened to one episode or all 400, you are the reason that we have continued to do the show. 
     
    "Thank you to all of you - my sponsors, my guests, my fans, my family for putting up with all of this. We will see you on the other side. Thanks for being part of The Law Entrepreneur." —  Neil Tyra
    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 https://get.ruby.com/TLE or call 844.311.7829The 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. 

    • 16 min
    Conquering the Inbox: Automated Email Marketing for Attorneys – with Tom Tate

    Conquering the Inbox: Automated Email Marketing for Attorneys – with Tom Tate

    This is a classic rerun of my episode with Tom Tate. The email inbox can be the bane of an attorney’s existence, easily stealing half of your day if you let it. But email marketing is an affordable and highly effective form of marketing for solo and small firms, so the inbox also shouldn’t be ignored. However, you can save a lot of time and hassle with a good strategy and a bit of automation.
    Joining us today to help us conquer our inbox is Tom Tate, a marketing specialist with AWeber, creators of a suite of popular email marketing products. I use AWeber for both my law practice and my podcast, and although it’s already helped me save a lot of time, I’m still just scratching the service of what the product offers. The sheer number of options in email service providers such as these can look a little daunting on the surface, but after this episode, I think you’ll see that it’s approachable for almost anyone.

    Get in touch with Tom Tate:
    Website: https://tomtatejr.com/ 
    Try out AWeber: https://www.aweber.com/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tnrt
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomtatejr/ 
    Do More with Zapier + AWeber: https://zapier.com/apps/aweber/integrations 

    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 https://get.ruby.com/TLE or call 844.311.7829The 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.

    • 47 min
    Legal Tech for a More Efficient Law Firm with Karl Seelbach

    Legal Tech for a More Efficient Law Firm with Karl Seelbach

    Today my guest is Karl Seelbach. Karl is an attorney down near Austin, TX with a very interesting practice in which he defends or works with corporate clients that have the option of opting out of worker's comp (and self-insuring, so to speak) which creates a really interesting opportunity, and I think has a lot of pluses and some minuses to it. So I enjoyed exploring that with him. He's also the co-founder of a company called Skribe.ai. They seek to revolutionize the video deposition world with the introduction of AI tools to help create an efficient and effective way of doing depositions in this modern legal landscape. It's a fascinating discussion, and it addresses a lot of other concerns and issues I had when I was a litigator doing deposition. I hope you enjoy.
    In this episode, Neil and Karl discuss:
    Why Karl started his firm and Skribe.ai.Changing business from the beginning of your firm to having a more established firm. Introducing and implementing new tech at your firm and with your team. Using technology to improve your law firm. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    If you are starting out, you need to get your name out there and be willing to hit the pavement. Sometimes lowering your rate will get you the work that you want, which can help to reel in larger work later down the road. If you are trying to find the truth, you will be taking many depositions. Using technology to keep them all straight and organized can cut down on the amount of time you are using to review and take them. Using a program like Skribe.ai will allow you to get video deposition, with a transcript for less money and more quickly which can empower attorneys and better serve clients. 
     
    "I’ve always been very tech-forward…We're always looking for new tools to help us be more efficient." —  Karl Seelbach
    Episode Reference: 
    The Power of a System by John Fisher

    Get in touch with Karl Seelbach:
    Website: https://skribe.ai/ 
    Website: https://www.doyleseelbach.com/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarlSeelbach 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwseelbach/ 
    Email: karl@skribe.ai - Email Karl and mention the podcast to get a discount and some credits to try out Skribe.ai for yourself!

    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 https://get.ruby.com/TLE or call 844.311.7829The 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.

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    • 43 min
    Building a Virtual Federal Employment Law Practice with John Mahoney

    Building a Virtual Federal Employment Law Practice with John Mahoney

    Today, my guest is John Mahoney. John is the founder of The Law Offices of John Mahoney, and they focus exclusively on federal employment law, which is a subject area near and dear to my heart being from the Washington, DC area - although, as John quite clearly points out, federal employment laws pertain not only all over the country, but indeed internationally with federal employees being stationed all around the world. It's a fascinating discussion with him about his virtual practice in the federal employment law space and how he was influenced by his father's experience in the industrial area of Worcester, MA. It’s an interesting conversation that he and I have, a little bit more in the substantive area of the law than we normally do on this program, but I hope you enjoy listening to John and learning a little bit about how he built a virtual practice in the federal employment law space.
    In this episode, Neil and John discuss:
    How John first got interested and involved in employment law. The history of the labor movement, and why labor laws are so important and were created in the first place. Running a virtual law practice with remote employees. Virtual growth practice, law, and sustainability. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    Federal law is not limited geographically - there are federal employees all around the globe. By building a virtual practice, you can attract attorneys from wherever the government is. Many people today take for granted the work that was done by early labor lawyers, unions, and others in the labor movement. Many of the benefits we experience today are because of these individuals. There are ways to build culture and comradery with your team in a virtual environment. Starting with the right people can help. Understanding what your capacity is for yourself and each of your attorneys can help you to have a better understanding of when you need to hire. 
     
    "These whistleblower retaliation or complaint or grievance retaliation are considered prohibited personnel practices, federal employees cannot be terminated for any of those reasons. And that has stood from 1889 to 2023." —  John Mahoney
    Get in touch with John Mahoney:
    Website: https://www.attorneymahoney.com/ 
    Phone: 202-350-3881
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/attorneymahoney 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JPMLawyer 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/john-p.-mahoney-esq.-attorney-at-law 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFuKuPeMRndDEYxZ7lKdGw 

    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 https://get.ruby.com/TLE 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

    • 42 min
    Accounting and Bookkeeping for Solo and Small Law Firms with John Pontius

    Accounting and Bookkeeping for Solo and Small Law Firms with John Pontius

    This is a classic re-run of my episode with John Pontius. John Pontius is based in Rockville, Maryland, and represents individual and business clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. Today he joins the show to talk about how solo and small law firms can set up their accounting and bookkeeping practices to save time, maximize their income, and avoid costly mistakes. 
    Connect with John Pontius:
    Website: www.pontiustaxlaw.com 
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/johnpontiusjr 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/PontiusTaxLaw 

    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 https://get.ruby.com/TLE 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.

    • 52 min
    Starting Your Solo Law Firm with Jason Rice

    Starting Your Solo Law Firm with Jason Rice

    Jason Rice is a solo practitioner up in the beautiful state of Maine, having left the Sunshine State of Florida to pursue his legal practice near his wife's hometown was a matter of fact, and he has a family law practice there called Dirigo Divorce. One of the planning tools he used in preparation to go solo was listening to this podcast and recommendations, and so that's very gratifying for me to hear. So I'm thrilled to have him on and to talk about his journey. And as you will see, it's one that I think many of us can relate to, and find inspiration in.
    In this episode, Neil and Jason discuss:
    Skills that can help you be a great family law attorney. Collaborative law and mediation. Making the decision and preparing to go solo. How the current housing economics have affected marital homes in divorces. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    No two cases are alike in family law - each family and individual is unique and has their own story that needs to be reflected in the solution. Private mentorship in solo and small firms can help newer attorneys to understand the practice and, eventually, grow their own firms. This would help both the mentor and the mentee. Technology has helped to level the playing field for new attorneys looking to go solo. Working with virtual assistants, remote answering services, and other such staffing options can help you to grow your law firm with less in-person staff than you would have needed previously. 
     
    "I don’t want to become a big law firm, but the technology has really allowed and afforded me the ability to run a practice almost at the same level I was at and where I have seen others at with multiple staff members." —  Jason Rice
    Get in touch with Jason Rice:
    Website: https://www.dirigo-divorce.com/ 
    Email: jrice@dirigo-divorce.com 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonRiceESQ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DirigoDivorce 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmrice/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dirigo_divorce/ 
    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 https://get.ruby.com/TLE 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/
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

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Law School =/ Reality of Running a Law Firm

I love the honest and openly shared insights on the realities of what law school doesn't teach you about running a successful practice. This show has been a beacon, highlighting that while law school may not cover it, the skill of running a law practice can indeed be learned!

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Insightful and Organized

I really like Neil’s podcast. He provides a wealth of great information for solos ready to grow their firm. I find it easy to scan through epidoes and find exactly what I need. I also have had the pleasure to being a guest twice and Neil makes it so easy!

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Always helpful

Neil does a great job and offers valuable content.

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