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    Vote For Nick Augustine for Shady Shores, Texas Town Council, Place 2

    in Politics

    Keeping an eye on the past while focusing on the present and future, we can ensure Shady Shores, Texas will be a great place to buy a home and raise a family.


    If elected to Town Council, my votes will be in the direction of:


    (1) Spending cuts and maintaining our savings and assets for the future;


    (2) Manageable growth that increases our land values and preserves our charm;


    (3) Increased resident communication and involvement in future decision-making.


    Voting for me, Nick Augustine, is a smart choice because I am educated, available, and interested in adding a new sense of balance and viewpoints to our council with my volunteer background and experiences.


    I operate a local marketing and public relations business, which allows a flexible schedule to talk with residents anytime they give me a call or want to meet to talk about their concerns. Being on Council requires a great deal of work and I have the time to get it all done. 


    I hope to see you all at the Candidates Debate on Monday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. 


    Volunteer Experience:



    Chair, Town of Shady Shores Citizens’ Advocacy Committee on Revenue
    Appointed Board Member of Alumni Association Board of Directors at The John Marshall Law School
    Chair, Government Affairs Committee, Woodridge Area Chamber of Commerce
    President, Kiwanis Club of Woodridge
    Law Student Intern, Milwaukee County Office of the District Attorney


    Education


    Marquette University, Bachelors of Arts degree earned 1999


    The John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor degree earned 2002

  • 00:34

    Episode 16 of Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

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    Episode 16 of Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine.


    What is your backup plan if you become sick or temporarily disabled? Who can pick up and step up for your client matters? Is there are process or system in place?


    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice and What They Can Do About It.” Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base.  


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.

  • 00:32

    Episode 14 of Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

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    Episode 14 of Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine


    Young lawyers: Don’t think you know enough people to get referrals? Let us help you with that list.


    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice and What They Can Do About It.” Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base.  


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.

  • 00:35

    Episode 16 of Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

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    Episode 16 of Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine


    Do you know where your business is coming from and who is sending you referrals? Did new and referral clients check out your website and social media pages before calling you? Tracking the source of business is a necessary business habit we should all adopt.


    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice and What They Can Do About It.” Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base. 


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


     


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.

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    Episode 12 of Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

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    Episode 12 of Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine.


    What do you do when you get a new referral client? Jim shares two recent personal experiences.


    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice and What They Can Do About It.” Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base.  


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.

  • 00:32

    Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

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    03/31/2014 - next episode focused on building relationships through netweaving and when it we need to "close" and ask for referrals. 


    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice  and What They Can Do About It”


    Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base.  


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.

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    Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

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    03/24/2014 - Join Jim and Nick at Noon CDT - Tips on following up after you receive a referral and the system to follow the referral.


    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice  and What They Can Do About It”


    Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base.  


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.

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    Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

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    Join Jim and Nick Mon. 4/7 at Noon CDT – Are you a rich hillbilly and don’t even know it yet? 


    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice  and What They Can Do About It”


    Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base.  


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.

  • 00:32

    Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

    in Legal

    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice  and What They Can Do About It”


    Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base.  


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.

  • 00:32

    Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

    in Legal

    On today's 3/10 show we are going to talk about networking events and share some good stories.


    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice  and What They Can Do About It”


    Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base.  


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.

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    Building Your Law Practice with Jim Thompson and Nick Augustine

    in Legal

    On today's 3/17 show we continue our conversation about networking (netweaving) and the importance of following up and some tips on doing so. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


    About this weekly show:


    Referrals are the lifeblood of any business and especially for lawyers, so why is it that lawyers are not getting the referrals they need to grow their practice?


    Over the next few weeks we will be talking with Jim Thompson, a retired attorney and author of “Why Attorneys Fail to Get the Referrals they Deserve and Need to Grow Their Practice  and What They Can Do About It”


    Jim will share with us many of the reasons why lawyers are not getting referrals and some of the things they can do to grow their referral base.  


    About Jim and Nick:


    Jim Thompson is a retired lawyer who is well-known for helping attorneys get on track to earning more clients through simple cost-effective activities. Jim is the author of "Why Lawyers Fail To Get Referrals and What They Can Do About It"


    Nick Augustine helps lawyers share tips and stories about their practice areas by writing their blog content, managing social media and producing Internet radio podcasts.