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The Maximum Lawyer Podcast
28 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Who You Gonna Call w/ Jim and Tyson
This week on the podcast Jim and Tyson ask the question: who would you call first?3:47 current clients vs future clients6:09 clients not hearing from their attorney 10:38 new problems to solve13:12 design a firm to do what you like to do 15:32 moving to the cloud 19:07 quick signups Jim’s Hack: Jim has meditated at least 10 minutes almost every day this year, and has been focusing on the exhale. Jim recommends studying the value of managing your breath. Tyson’s Tip: Uberconference has a built in transcription feature. Watch the interview here.MaxLawCon tickets are on sale now! Join us Tuesday October 12th and Wednesday October 13th in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort + Spa.
4 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Gary Falkowitz
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 speaker Gary Falkowitz!Gary Falkowitz advises law firms, attorneys and legal organizations on the importance of creating, utilizing, managing and maximizing the intake process. He has worked with managing partners, associates, paralegals and all other support staff to assist law firms in improving their intake process and, importantly, increasing their conversion percentages. Through his years of experience, Gary has realized that accountability, implementing strong internal procedures and responsiveness are three of the most important factors to ensure a successful and efficient intake process. It doesn’t hurt that his passion for the subject matter is unrivaled. In short, Gary believes that the key to maximizing a law firm’s revenue is strongly dependent upon the ability to appropriately prioritize and adequately scrutinize the intake process.Gary is also the author of the book, “The Complete Guide to Law Firm Intake: Powerful Strategies To Maximize Retention and Increase Revenue”.Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: Stop Underestimating The Value of IntakeWatch the sneak peek. Last chance early bird tickets available now.
7 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Nicole Christie
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 speaker Nicole Christie of The Christie Law Firm in Hartford, CT where she serves families and businesses with a wide range of DCF legal services.Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: Niche Marketing StrategiesWatch the sneak peek. Last chance early bird tickets available now.
29 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Do What You Do With Less Overhead w/ Curtis Kleem
This week on the podcast Jim and Tyson chat with Curtis Kleem. After 17 years (13 years as a partner) at a respected small town firm, Curtis went out on his own in June, 2018. He continues to work in the same town, doing similar work (Adoptions, Family Law, and Personal Injury). He has built a busy solo practice which uses technology to assist with keeping all the plates spinning at once. He is married and has two adult daughters, two (almost adult) sons and the best looking grandson a man could hope for. 2:00 the longer you work for someone else the harder to leave2:46 doing what you do with less overhead7:47 capturing more of the market8:18 new firm owner feelings9:45 using technology to stand out 13:19 too busy to build out 16:15 envision growth in a smaller community 17:23 juggling working in and on the business18:10 semi-retirement 19:40 stay where you are or go out on your own Jim’s Hack: Recommends the book “How to Be a Great Boss” by Gino Wickman and Rene BoerCurtis’s Tip: Office 365 has a free alternative to Loom for 15 minutes videos or less. Excel spreadsheet with a mail merge to draft a petition in 5 minutes. Tyson’s Tip: Carve out time in your schedule to read.Watch the interview here.MaxLawCon tickets are on sale now! Join us Tuesday October 12th and Wednesday October 13th in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort + Spa.
9 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
MaxLawCon Speaker Announcement with Christopher Nicolaysen
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 speaker Christopher Nicolaysen, a founding member of Springs Law Group. Christopher focuses primarily on helping those injured in car accidents due to no fault of their own. The personal injury matters include auto accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and trucking accidents. Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: Smashing the Middle Class MindsetWatch the sneak peek. Last chance early bird tickets available now.
47 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Maximum Growth Live! with special guest Hector Quiroga
Today Seth and Jay chat with Hector Quiroga about his emigration to the USA and how he built his booming immigration practice tapping into overseas help.All MGL videos can be found under the Maximum Growth Live! topic in the Facebook group.Tickets are on sale for MaxLawCon 2021! Save $100 for a LIMITED time with last chance early bird pricing.
10 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
MaxLawCon Speaker Announcement with Pete Salsich
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Pete Salsich, of Capes Sokol. Pete is an experienced intellectual property attorney whose practice is focused on advising large and small companies and entrepreneurs regarding the creation, protection and use of intellectual property, in both litigation and transactional counseling, particularly in the media, technology and entertainment industries.Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: What All You Fools Need to Know About the Content You're CreatingWatch the sneak peek.Last chance early bird tickets available now.
31 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Unbundled Services w/ Dave Aarons 328
This week on the podcast Jim and Tyson chat with Dave Aarons, the founder and CEO of Unbundled Attorney whose mission is to promote the awareness of unbundled legal services and other options to working families who may not be able to afford huge, up-front retainers, and connect them with forward-thinking attorneys who want to grow a profitable law practice and stay at the forefront of the legal industry.Dave also loves to golf, often competing as a scratch golfer all over the country. He is an avid traveler, having spent time in over 30 countries, and is also very passionate about inspiring business leaders to become more socially conscious.7:03 the access to justice problem14:29 making more money by lowering the barrier to entry 18:30 limited scope retainer agreement20:30 a little bit of help can go a really long way 23:45 limited scope with difficult clients Jim’s Hack: If you have some good habits that you've fallen away from, try to get back to them today or tomorrow and just get back on the horse.Dave’s Tip: Making sure that I take time for the things that I really love and giving myself full permission to be able to spend time doing the things that give me joy.Tyson’s Tip: Just a reminder to reach out to the people that you love, and start getting out to see them again, and have those lunches, have those coffees because those relationships are extremely important and we've not had a chance to really go out and share with people over the last year.Watch the interview here.MaxLawCon tickets are on sale now! Join us Tuesday October 12th and Wednesday October 13th in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort + Spa.
11 minutes | May 29, 2021
MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Steven Lefkoff
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Steven Lefkoff, Principal & Founding Attorney of Lefkoff Law. Steven specializes in representing clients in the Motor Vehicle industry and in Georgia Fair Business Practices Act litigation, as well as Small Claims training.Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: From Idea to Execution, How I Created a Legal ProductWatch the sneak peek. Last chance early bird tickets available now.
48 minutes | May 28, 2021
Maximum Growth Live! with special guest Lee Heyward
Today Seth and Jay chat with Lee Heyward, a brand developer for Lawyers and Professionals about the role of Brand when growing your firm and what you can do to build a successful brand persona. All MGL videos can be found under the Maximum Growth Live! topic in the Facebook group.Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss an interview, presentation or training!
8 minutes | May 27, 2021
MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Morris Lilienthal
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Morris Lilienthal! Morris practices at the law firm of Martinson and Beason, P.C. in Alabama. He also hosts The Mo Show Live, a Facebook Live event that features interviews with prominent community members of Huntsville and Alabama. Morris is also a co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Social Media For Business Owners, Professionals and Entrepreneurs book.Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: 5 Ways to Grow Your Radius of InfluenceWatch the sneak peek: https://youtu.be/OoT5wXeAR5kLast chance early bird tickets available now.
46 minutes | May 25, 2021
The Evolution of Maximum Lawyer w/ Jim, Tyson and Dan Lear 324
This week we turn the tables and share an episode of the Financially Legal podcast with Dan Lear where Jim and Tyson were the guests!Financially Legal is a twice-monthly podcast with accompanying articles on the financial aspects of the business of law. Host, Dan Lear, talks with law firm leaders, academics, business professionals and thought leaders to provide compelling and provocative insights at the intersection of finance, economics, and law. 12:30 finding a supportive space14:01 can anyone be a small business owner17:00 take the action 18:41 Infusionsoft23:41 filling the need law school leaves open 24:29 The Morning Meeting Show27:13 Maximum Lawyer, Minimum Time 38:29 Maximum Lawyer ConferenceListen to the podcast here.MaxLawCon tickets are on sale now! Join us Tuesday October 12th and Wednesday October 13th in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort + Spa.Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss an interview, presentation or training!
8 minutes | May 23, 2021
MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Marco Brown
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Marco Brown, of Brown Law - Salt Lake City Divorce Attorneys.A good friend called and asked Marco to help her with her very difficult divorce case, andwhile he had never done a divorce before, he knew I needed to take her case. It wasn’t until he helped his friend that he found what he had been looking for in the law. Helping families successfully transition during such a difficult period was necessary, fulfilling, and important work.Since finishing his friend’s case, he has dedicated himself to becoming the best divorce and family law attorney possible and developing the best family law firm in Utah.Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: Your #1 Job: Get PaidWatch the sneak peek. Last chance early bird tickets available now.
10 minutes | May 20, 2021
MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Jay Ruane
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Jay Ruane, the co-founder of Ruane Attorneys At Law, LLC a criminal defense and DUI firm, and the CEO of Firmflex.Attorney Jay Ruane became a lawyer in October 1998. Since then, he has quickly become one of the Northeast's most recognized DUI defense attorneys. Jay also started his career as a public defender. There, he worked with a complicated docket of 100s of pending DUI cases. As he developed his skills as a public defender, he realized that complexity of these cases suited his nature and disposition.In early 2000, he joined his father, who was then a partner in the Bridgeport general practice firm of Gaston & Ruane to devote himself full time to the aggressive defense of drunk driving charges. Shortly thereafter, the two created Ruane Attorneys At Law, LLC to focus solely on criminal defense and DUI cases.FirmFlex creates social media marketing strategies for law firms that get prove results. FirmFlex has taken niche practice areas from concept, to generating well into six figures, in under two years.Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: A System for Building SystemsWatch the sneak peek. Last chance early bird tickets available now.
34 minutes | May 18, 2021
Starting a Firm Two Weeks Before Lockdown w/ Tom Kayes
This week on the podcast Jim and Tyson chat with Tom Kayes, a civil rights lawyer representing people beaten and sexually abused in prison, victims of police misconduct, women sexually harassed by landlords and other housing providers, and delivery drivers in the gig economy. 7:47 a successful Uber strategy10:09 starting a firm 2 weeks before lockdown11:43 the workspace you want to create 15:45 managing many different practice areas20:10 what would you delegate if you could 23:38 automations and outsourcing Jim’s Hack: Re-do your phone home screen to put all social media on the farthest screen inside a folder to make you more mindful of the time you spend on social media. Tom’s Tip: Don’t try to build systems in your business before you do the things, build them incrementally as you learn about it. Tyson’s Tip: The text function Twilio to send out text messages. Watch the interview here.MaxLawCon tickets are on sale now! Join us Tuesday October 12th and Wednesday October 13th in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort + Spa.
7 minutes | May 15, 2021
MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Jordan Ostroff
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Jordan Ostroff, of Jordan Law and Legal Ease Marketing.Jordan Law was founded on a dream to do things a different way. To leverage the latest legal technology and systems to create a client-focused practice. Jordan Law started in 2015 with just Jordan in a small office and has since grown to a multi attorney firm with its own building taking cases throughout Central Florida. Jordan believes that high seas raise all boats and to this day gets over 90% of their cases from referrals from other lawyers, doctors, financial professionals, and especially current and former clients. LegalEase was born out of frustration and a desperate need to help law firms succeed. You know that moment where you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and you’re ready to turn back? That’s their origin story. From there, attorney and LegalEase President Jordan Ostroff developed the concept of a marketing agency that would be for lawyers by law experts who know what firms need and who cared about helping lawyers find long term success. Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: 7 Essential Questions of MarketingWatch the sneak peek. Last chance early bird tickets available now.
10 minutes | May 12, 2021
MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Joey C. Vitale
Introducing MaxLawCon 2021 Speaker Joey C. Vitale, a trademark attorney (also known as a “brand legitimizer”) for online entrepreneurs, emerging thought leaders, and course creators. With his law firm, his courses, and podcast Joey helps online business owners call legal dibs on their brand name and signature methods so they never have to worry about losing their brand overnight. Join us in St. Charles, MO at the Ameristar Casino, Resort, and Spa to hear his presentation: How to Successfully Hire and Implement Your First Virtual Assistant.Watch or listen to the sneek peak. Last chance early bird tickets available now.
32 minutes | May 11, 2021
Taking Risks and Overcoming Perfection w/ Bobby Botnick
This week on the podcast Jim and Tyson chat with Bobby Botnick. Bobby was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where he now manages his criminal and traffic defense practice, The Botnick Law Firm, LLC. Following his admission to the Ohio Bar in 2004, Bobby served as a Cuyahoga County prosecutor for seven years, primarily handling felony cases. Bobby has tried dozens of felony trials throughout his career, including many that received special attention from local and national media outlets. Bobby is married to his former law school classmate and fellow attorney, Abby, and they have two children together. He is an avid technology enthusiast, a dedicated Phish fan, and a craft beer lover.He currently chairs the Solo/Small Firm Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and has served as President of the Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.4:15 not the path for you 5:00 hanging a shingle in the back of a jewelry store6:30 take pause and level up 9:25 the idea of outsourcing 10:20 parallel jeweler and criminal defense12:14 informed and educated13:34 taking risks and overcoming perfection 16:21 future planning26:10 letting go of more26:57 how to decide what it is you are doing Jim’s Hack: Create content so someone can binge watch you and gain trust in you.Bobby’s Tip: Crisp Email Template keyboard app: templates to throw in text in messages and email. Tyson’s Tip: Think of 3 adjectives to describe your perfect self - what you want yourself to look lije in 5 years. You think of those 3 each day and it will propel you towards that future self.Watch the interview here.Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss an interview, presentation or training!
28 minutes | May 4, 2021
Opening Doors Through Visibility w/ Ifeoma Ibekwe 316
This week on the podcast Jim and Tyson chat with Ifeoma Ibekwe of Ibekwe Law, PLLC, a wills and trusts firm in Austin, Texas.Iffy Ibekwe is an estate planning attorney evangelist for intergenerational wealth transfer and legacy building with effective wills and trusts. She activates intentional women so they can take agency over their lives and build impactful legacies. As a Black businesswoman and attorney, she is not your garden-variety estate planning attorney. She wishes to provide services to those who her area of the law has historically ignored. Being a unicorn does not mean she only serves people of color and/or women, but it does mean she actively seeks to serve this demographic. 4:08 test piloting a new career6:02 serving those who have been ignored8:41 activating intentional women 10:50 the importance of rest16:30 market shamelessly 19:20 visibility 21:26 use the resources around you Jim’s Hack: Have fun when you’re making your content!Ifeoma’s Tip: Block schedule to protect your time. And challenge yourself to schedule in time off.Tyson’s Tip: Tyson has switched from Slack to Cliq, and he much prefers it. Watch the interview here.Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss an interview, presentation or training!
82 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Maximum Growth Live! with Tom Lenfestey
Today Seth and Jay chat with the managing member of The Law Practice Exchange, Tom Lenfestey.Tom is also a practicing North Carolina attorney and licensed CPA. Tom’s years in the legal world focused on transition and succession planning for other professions including creating, advising and implementing strategic business and estate plans for those clients. In doing so, he came to recognize the lack of knowledge, attention and options that were provided in the legal profession to attorneys for their own practices, specifically in the realm of succession planning and other transition or exit opportunities.Tom is the author of the book Designing a Succession Plan for Your Law Practice and numerous other articles and resources about selling, buying and valuation of law firms.Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss an interview, presentation or training!
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