Podcast category: Practice Management
March 23, 2017
Even if you qualify as an extrovert, the pressure of networking can be stressful for many legal professionals. In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, host Vicki Voisin talks to Carl Morrison about why networking is so important for lawyers and what they can do to improve their professional social skills. Some of his tips include asking open ended questions, joining a professional association, and working on both your passive and active networking. Social media is a critical aspect of maintaining professional relationships these days, so Vicki concludes the show with do’s and don’ts of posting on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Carl H. Morrison is a Senior Certified Paralegal for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, working in the areas of litigation, gaming, employment and corporate law.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Boston University, NALA, and ServeNow.
March 23, 2017
Taking the plunge into solo practice can be intimidating. Maybe even downright terrifying. But it doesn’t have to be. This is part 2 of the New Solo episode in which host Adriana Linares talks to Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, Tony Chiosso, and Albert Thuesen about their experiences running their own solo law firms and advice for those thinking about doing the same. Their tips and tricks range from scanners they use in the office to marketing techniques and social media. Whether you are looking for experience with video conferencing software or finding a solo community, these experts have you covered.
Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve has been a practicing attorney in the public and private sector for nearly 20 years. She has owned Fairgrieve Law since 2013.
Albert Thuesen is the principal of Coit Law Group (CLG), founded in 2014 in San Francisco. CLG is a full service civil practice, focusing on handling litigation claims on behalf of individuals, families, and local business clientele.
Tony Chiosso recently started his own firm, Chiosso Law. He has represented clients in a variety of transactional, consulting and litigation matters throughout his career.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio, Answer1, PerfectIt, and Unbundled Attorney.
March 20, 2017
For those not familiar with the GTD methodology, it is a work-life management systems that, when done correctly, can help you manage your legal business and personal with less stress. In this report from On The Road, host Christopher Anderson talks to Ivan Hemmans and David Sparks, two legal professionals who have switched to the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology and have seen positive results. Their discussion includes how to implement the system, key benefits, and resources that will help you get started.
Ivan Hemmans is the Manager of Technology Development and Communications at O’Melveny & Myers LLP where he uses his extensive experience with information technology to help people find ways to solve everyday problems with the many available tools at their disposal.
David Sparks has been a lawyer in Orange County, California, for 21 years and recently started a solo practice. He is also a technology expert who has a blog, a podcast, and often writes articles, including his MacSparky blog, about finding and using the best tools, hardware, and workflows for Apple devices.
March 17, 2017
There are a lot of practice management softwares out there, all claiming to help with the behind the scenes aspects of running a legal business. In this episode of On The Road, host Bob Ambrogi discusses the advantages of practice management software with Niki Black, legal technology evangelist at MyCase. They talk about the strengths of MyCase specifically, along with the improved mobile app and the future of the company.
Niki Black is an attorney in Rochester, New York, and the legal technology evangelist at MyCase.com, a law practice management software company.
March 16, 2017
The speed and efficiency of your practice always has the potential for improvement. In this report from On The Road, host Christopher Anderson talks to Amani Smathers and Gina Bongiovi about process mapping and how it can improve your legal business management. From understanding issues completely to identifying unrecognized waste, cleaning up your processes can lead to a more efficient law firm.
Amani Smathers currently works as a legal solutions architect at Davis Wright Tremaine – De Novo, where she helps design and implement legal and business solutions for the firm and its clients.
Gina Bongiovi is the owner of Bongiovi Law Firm which provides her clients with business-minded legal advice that addresses all facets of business ownership.
March 15, 2017
There’s more to practicing law than practicing law. Proper client relationships and interactions can be the difference between a good law firm and an exceptional one. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Michael Chasin, CEO of Lexicata, about effectively managing your practice’s client intake process. They lay out a couple common mistakes that legal professionals often make and also explain why improving your intake process is important to the success of your firm.
Michael Chasin is CEO of Lexicata, a CRM and client intake software designed to help law firms and lawyers increase client satisfaction.
Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney, Scorpion, and Answer1.
February 28, 2017
What if there was a way to practice law and only spend five dollars a day running your business? Would you believe it? In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Rick Georges, a solo practitioner practicing in St. Petersburg, Florida, about how he uses technology to run his business effectively and cheaply. Some of his methods are as simple as using software to take care of administrative tasks, like switching to online banking. In their discussion, they also talk about security measures that those using technology need to take, like encrypting emails and protecting accounts with two-factor identification.
Rick Georges is a solo practitioner, practicing in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is active in the St. Petersburg Bar Association, Florida Bar, and American Bar Association, and presents seminars and programs on the use of computers in the practice of law.
February 2, 2017
Diversity and inclusion policies are becoming more important to a firm’s bottom line and can contribute to its long-term growth and success in the legal field. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Dawn Siler-Nixon, diversity and inclusion partner at FordHarrison, discuss current trends and share law practice management strategies for establishing and maintaining a legal workplace that values diversity and inclusiveness.
January 31, 2017
Before you read the word “numbers” and cover your ears, consider this your reminder that accounting doesn’t have to be intimidating. On this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Micky Deming, the director of business development at Kahuna Accounting. Together they explain the common misconceptions attorneys have about bookkeeping and how these can be detrimental to legal businesses at large. In reality, dedicating time and effort to accounting can build your confidence, save you time, and help you make wise business decisions. Plus, it can potentially save you money. Maybe numbers aren’t as intimidating as they seem.
Micky Deming is the director of business development at Kahuna Accounting where he has seen first-hand hundreds of attorneys who have taken their financials from a place of anxiety to a place of clarity.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1.
January 11, 2017
Betsy Stotler and Kelly Hayes started Burgeon Legal because they were two lawyer-moms who didn’t like the way their firm jobs took up so much of their time. In this episode, they explain how that led them to found an innovative, distributed law firm that balances work, life, and clients.
Betsy and Kelly represent health care facilities in collection and Medicaid eligibility matters, including assisting clients to avoid future problems.
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