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Are you running or starting your own law firm? This is your podcast.

    Team Inbox: A Place to Centralize Emails with Tyson Mutrux

    Team Inbox: A Place to Centralize Emails with Tyson Mutrux

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    In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, co-host Tyson Mutrux delves into the advantages of shared inboxes for law firms, as they can enhance team collaboration and efficiency.
     
    Tyson provides a detailed look at Zoho Team Inbox's features, such as customizable views and email templates, which streamline communication within legal teams. Listen in!
    03:15 The benefits of using team inboxes, including improved collaboration, productivity, and reduced response times
    04:07 The various features of Zoho Team Inbox, such as customizable views, email assignment, chat integration, snooze option, and email templates.
    08:13 How to use client names as tags, integration with automation rules, and the importance of integrating with case management systems.
    09:05 Analytics and reports available for law firm owners, including email response tracking, activity logs, encryption, two-factor authentication, and role-based access.
    Tune in to today’s episode and checkout the full show notes here.Ask us a question about starting your own law firm here. Peak Performance Intensive with Dr. Jason Selk, sign up here.

    • 11 min
    Becoming a Law Firm Owner as a Second-Career Success with Bill Gshwind

    Becoming a Law Firm Owner as a Second-Career Success with Bill Gshwind

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    Are you someone who is looking to transition into law? In this engaging podcast episode, Jim and Tyson sit down with Bill Gshwind of Minnesota Construction Law, who shares his unique journey into law after a 25-year tenure in business.
    Bill shares lessons learned from a business failure which led to a transition into the legal field. After spending over 5 years owning a business where many financial mistakes were made, Bill decided to take a chance and sell the business after realizing he had lost control. Transitioning into the legal field came from working with a lawyer who did not understand him as a small business owner. From that point on, Bill dedicates his time working with clients in which he understands what their needs are as business owners.
    Bill provides insight in his decision making processes and how it structures his firm. One thing Bill has implemented is strategic planning, which involves long term planning and mapping out how you will get to your goals. This can ultimately lead to certain decisions being made to ensure that goal is reached. Bill also shares the importance of ensuring the responsibility for the performance of work is not put on a client. It is important that lawyers are doing what they are hired to do and have clients leave feeling satisfied.
    Take a listen to learn more!
    Jim's Hack: Tell clients that: Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
    Tyson's Tip: Get your blood tested.
    12:16 The impact of the business failure on the decision-making process
    18:38 The challenges of the billable hour system 
    19:24 The importance of delivering value to clients 
    22:27 Using tools to solve client problems
    Tune in to today’s episode and checkout the full show notes here. 
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    • 30 min
    Creating and Using Your Target Lists with Tyson Mutrux

    Creating and Using Your Target Lists with Tyson Mutrux

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    In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, co-host Tyson Mutrux explores the strategic use of target lists in law firms. Target lists are more than just a to-do list; they are a strategic tool (spreadsheet) that can focus your firm's efforts on specific cases, ensuring that you're not just busy, but productive. 

    By identifying the cases that are most likely to be resolved within a quarter, you can allocate your resources effectively and increase your chances of success. This approach is about working smarter, not harder. Listen into the full episode to hear how Tyson does this!
    02:51 The components and tracking methods of target lists
    04:43 How target lists allow teams to focus on specific cases
    Tune in to today’s episode and checkout the full show notes here.
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    • 7 min
    Flourishing in Law: A Journey from Big Law to Boutique Firm with Lauren Klein

    Flourishing in Law: A Journey from Big Law to Boutique Firm with Lauren Klein

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    Are you a lawyer who is thinking about starting their own firm? In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer podcast, Jim and Tyson speak with Lauren Klein, co-founder of Flourish Law Group. Lauren shares her transformative journey working in a large firm to starting her own boutique firm.
    Lauren provides some insight on the challenges and rewards that come with leaving Big Law and starting a small firm. One of the rewards is the focus on marketing. For small law firms, there is flexibility to focus on the clients you want to and design a marketing plan that is unique and not controlled by a larger company. Another reward that comes with having your own firm is the ability to control the delegation of tasks and create a system or workflow that works for you as the owner.
    Transitioning from big law to a small firm owner can allow you to help guide new law school graduates. Most new graduates are eager to work in big firms because it means more money and more success. But, Lauren dismisses that idea in that the team and culture you have regardless of the size of the firm is what matters. Asking questions about work life balance as well as what a typical day looks should be used to make a decision.
    Listen in to learn more from Lauren!
    Jim's Hack: The phrase “first party data” which are the emails and phone numbers of people who consume your content. From an analytics perspective, it is important to know who is watching your content and how to connect with them.
    Lauren’s Tip: Do not fall into the trap of thinking that in order to become a successful attorney, you need to be overworked, unhappy and unhealthy. 
    Tyson's Tip: Just let it go. If you are having feelings of resentment or anger towards someone, just try to find a way to let it go and focus on yourself.

    2:57 The challenges and rewards of starting a law firm
    6:30 The struggle of delegation
    16:01 Experiences in big law 
    28:19 The myth of overwork in the legal profession 
    Tune in to today’s episode and checkout the full show notes here.
    Connect with Lauren:
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    • 32 min
    Setting Up Your Quarterly Meeting with Tyson Murtux

    Setting Up Your Quarterly Meeting with Tyson Murtux

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    Are you looking for ways to spice up your team meetings? In the latest episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, Tyson reflects on his law firm's recent quarterly meeting, which embraced a "Future is Bright" theme. 
    Tyson shares the activities that occurred during the firm's quarterly meeting that can be impactful for staff. Activities included functional games that had a purpose. Some included playing games where you would get feedback from colleagues or games to get to know each other. The goal for these activities is to share ideas that could lead to a change in how something is done in the workplace or the implementation of a new process. Another aspect of these quarterly meetings is to go over the company’s core values, mission as well as the review of the past 4 months to see what has been accomplished.
    Listen in to learn how to incorporate Tyson’s ideas into your quarterly meetings!

    1:35 Explanation of the theme for the quarterly meeting 
    4:32 Description of the light-hearted activities that happen during the meeting
    7:03 Discussion and sharing of simple yet impactful ideas
    10:01 Review of priorities and future focus for the upcoming quarter
    Tune in to today’s episode and checkout the full show notes here.
     

    • 14 min
    Key Considerations for Hiring a Digital Marketing Agency with RizeUp Media

    Key Considerations for Hiring a Digital Marketing Agency with RizeUp Media

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    Are you a law firm owner who needs to market their firm better? In this insightful episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, Jim and Tyson engage with Vaidas and Steve from RizeUp Media to explore the intricacies of selecting a digital marketing agency. 
    When searching for a marketing agency, it is important to find one that aligns with your goals as a firm. Vaidas and Steve share a few red flags to look out for and some things to consider. One red flag is working with a company that does not truly understand the vision of a law firm and what the firm needs from a marketing standpoint. Marketing a firm involves a lot of things, including knowing who your audience is and where they are located. A good marketing agency is going to do the research and work with you to determine these factors.
    When it comes to the relationship between a firm and a vendor, like a marketing agency, communication is key to a successful partnership and results that will make the firm money. For a firm it is important to let your partner know what is and isn't working. To maintain consistent communication, set up recurring meetings for 15-30 minutes to go over how things are going for the firm as well as strategizing if a change is needed.
    Take a listen to learn more!
    RizeUp Media is offering Maximum Lawyer listeners a free competitive analysis of your competition and your market. They will review your current performance and compare it to your competition to help determine what you can do better. Claim yours here! Or email vaidas@rizeupmedia.com or steve@rizeupmedia.com.
    Jim's Hack: Using the phrase “happy and grateful” which for him means something needs to get taken care of.
    Vaidas’s Tip: is to use the app Loom, which is a recording tool and can be utilized to record short videos or snippets to send to people.
    Steve’s Hack: is using legal directories as an analytics tool and seeing how many calls you get from individuals who have found your firm through a directory.
    Tyson's Tip: Use a Notebook LM which is a virtual AI assistant. You can upload documents and ask the tool anything which will then provide answers using those documents.

    2:49 Discussion on red flags when hiring a digital marketing agency
    7:51 Seeking exclusivity in their marketing partnerships.
    17:33 The importance of communication for successful partnerships 
    19:42 Importance of regular follow-ups and communication with clients
    Connect with RizeUp Media:
    Website  Instagram  Facebook  Linkedin X Tune in to today’s episode and checkout the full show notes here. 

    • 39 min

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