Episode 69:

Using Technology to Create a Law Firm That Works for You, with Neil Tyra

Neil W. Tyra is a solo practitioner and the driving force behind The Tyra Law Firm, LLC (www.tyralawfirm.com). His practice focuses primarily on estate planning, estate administration, selected family law cases, adoption and guardianship. Prior to creating The Tyra Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Tyra was an attorney with the Washington DC firm of Simeone & Miller, LLP. Before entering law school, Mr. Tyra had a long and successful career in information systems and technology management for some of Washington D.C.’s largest technology firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation.

Mr. Tyra is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association.

Mr. Tyra is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. He received his undergraduate degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.

Mr. Tyra is also the creator and host of the popular podcast, The Law Entrepreneur. This podcast answers the questions “what they didn’t teach us about running a business in law school”. The podcast is available on iTunes and is heard throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia to name a few countries.

Mr. Tyra is a long time supporter of soccer in the Washington DC area. He was an original investor in Major League Soccer and sat on the Board of Directors for DC United for the first four years of the team’s existence. In addition, he is a former member of the Board of Directors for both Soccer ’94 and DC Scores (the predecessor of America Scores). He is also the founder of the Kenshin Karate School and has been an active practicing black belt in Japanese karate for over twenty-five years.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Neil’s total of 8 different careers led him to the practice of law, and how each of those careers has helped to build a practice that works for him
  • The evolution of technology in law firms
  • Using technology to reduce your work time
  • Why you shouldn’t necessarily consider yourself locked into your current area of practice
  • What the future setup of law offices may look like
  • Advances in documentation preparation systems
  • How artificial intelligence might affect the practice of law

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