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Ep 5- This Dude Started a Non Profit Out of Law School (w/ MacKenzie Dunham)



When I got out of law school, I wanted to make money. In fact, the student loan people that started chasing me pretty much told me I HAD TO make money.

MacKenzie Dunham, however, decided to start a non-profit that offers affordable legal services to those who do not qualify for legal aid.

In this episode, we discuss his motivation to serve an under-served segment of the community, ways he has kept his costs down, providing efficient legal services, and how they set their legal fees.If you are setting up a family law practice, immigration practice, criminal defense practice, or estate planning practice, the tips shared by MacKenzie are invaluable.

For more information, check out his website:  https://accessjusticehouston.org/attorneys/ 

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Ep 4- Four Cheap or Free Marketing Ideas



You don’t have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to market your law firm. When it comes to marketing, the idea is that you want to be the first lawyer others think of in a given situation.

This episode is all about finding cheap (or even free) ways to market yourself. I give specific examples on what to say or how to reach out ethically and cheaply.

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You can also see me on my law firm website: www.flowers-law.com 


Ep 3- Delegating Tasks to Grow Your Firm (conversation with Matt Starosciak)



Look at your day-to-day activities. How much of your time is spent doing law work? How much of your time is spent doing administrative tasks? Can you delegate some tasks to someone who can do those tasks for $10 to $20 per hour? Is it something you hate to do anyway?

In this episode, I have a continued conversation with Matt Starosciak (see Episode 2) of www.provenlawmarketing.com. In our conversation, we discuss ways to evaluate your day and determine if and when certain tasks can be delegated.


Ep. 2- Full Service Marketing for Small Law Firms (w/ Matt Starosciak)



Solo and small firm lawyers must wear many hats. It’s not enough to be a great lawyer. Great lawyers fail in business every day when they cannot get new clients.

Marketing can eat up a lot of time. And most vendors focus only on one thing… SEO, or social media, or pay per click, or video. What if you could hire someone to just handle the whole thing for you?

In this episode, I talk to someone who does just that. Matt Starosciak is an alum of University of Houston Law Center and now focuses solely on helping law firms with their marketing needs.

Check out his website here: www.provenlawmarketing.com

Buy his book at www.thelawyermarketingbook.com/ Or on Amazon


Ep 1 – Self Awareness is the Key to Success



Self awareness is the key to success. You must know your own strengths and weaknesses as well as your interests. Doing a personal audit can you help guide your firm toward your goals.

If you take the time each year, each quarter, or even each month, to look at where you are in relation to where you want to go, it will help you make healthy decisions for your law firm.

“If you’re walking East looking for a sunset, you have a bad plan.”

Making a plan for your law firm will help you stay true to who you want to be and who you want to serve. If something pops up that does not fit within the parameters of your plan or will be a distraction from your goals, you can identify the distractions and eliminate them.

I hope you enjoy Episode 1. I promise to work hard to improve these podcasts.

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