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Managing your law practice can be challenging. It’s important to bone-up on best practices regarding not only your cases but marketing, time management, attracting clients, and all the things–outside of your client responsibilities–that you need to do. The Un-Billable Hour is a law practice advisory podcast.

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Nov 14, 2019

Change Waves in Small Law: Surf or Drown? – Part 1

Greg Garman shares insights on legal business models and current supply and demand trends in the profession.

Oct 16, 2019

Insight, Intake, Discovery: Making Less Equal More

Karin Conroy offers guidance for connecting with the right clients for your law firm.

Sep 18, 2019

Labor Eats Profits

Liz Goddard, co-owner of Cc: My Admin, discusses how virtual assistants help lawyers increase efficiency and grow profits.

Aug 27, 2019

How to Become Niche

Jacob Slowik offers insights for lawyers on how niche specialization can lead to career successes.

Jul 29, 2019

The Power of Empowered Teams

Helen Bukulmez explains how investing in the interests of your team creates a culture of unity in your firm.

Jun 12, 2019

Planning for Profit

Ron Saharyan explains how putting profit first can help lawyers be more focused on their clients’ needs.

May 13, 2019

The Crème Brûlée Latte Shop

Deborah Farone discusses how smaller law firms and legal process outsourcing providers are well positioned to eat the lunch of larger, less nimble firms.

Apr 30, 2019

Rainmaking: Rethinking Your Sales Pitch

Liz Wendling discusses the many ways attorneys are sabotaging their own efforts to convert prospects into clients.

Mar 22, 2019

Owning Your Marketing Future

Conrad Saam talks about how lawyers can take full ownership of their firm’s marketing and website.

Feb 21, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Small Law Firms — Adversary or Ally?

Alex Babin and Ryan Steadman talk about what Zero can do to save lawyers time, give their clients a better customer experience, and increase security in email processes.

Jan 31, 2019

From the Valley to the Bar: What Law Firms can Learn from Silicon Valley

Sarah Schaaf, CEO of Headnote, talks about the key things law firms can learn from tech companies to improve how they operate.

Dec 27, 2018

The Virtual Law Firm

Bryan Miles talks about his book “Virtual Culture, The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore, a Manifesto” and the challenges of the traditional workplace.

Nov 27, 2018

Virtual Receptionists and Enhancing Communications

Maddy Martin talks about steps small law firms can take to improve their communication.

Nov 5, 2018

Attorney Wellness and Taking Good Care of You

Dr. Teresa Albizu and Dr. Gerardo (Gery) Rodríguez-Menéndez discuss attorney wellness, how to see the signs, strategies on how to cope with stress, and when an individual should seek help.

Sep 25, 2018

Office Space

Andrew Lechter talks about how lawyers can be wise about leasing their work space.

Aug 31, 2018

If I Could only Find Good People: Hiring for a Law Firm

Molly Hall tells us the best ways to find and hire quality employees.

Jul 23, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: Just Plain Smart Marketing

Keith Dyer discusses how using AI can improve law firms's marketing efforts.

Jun 27, 2018

A Minute Saved is a Minute Earned

Alan Tuback talks about different techniques and tools that can help keep lawyers on track with their billable hours.

May 30, 2018

Decoding Search Engine Optimization

Seth Price talks about the four main components of SEO: high quality content, authoritative links, correct coding, and local.

Apr 30, 2018

Addressing Access to Justice with Blockchain

Tyler Todd talks about the access to justice problem and how blockchain and other technology could be a solution.

Mar 27, 2018

Filling in the Gaps: Freelance Lawyers to the Rescue

Greg Garman from Lawclerk talks about when firms should hire freelance lawyers to provide different levels of expertise and free up a law firm’s time.

Mar 6, 2018

Demystifying Practice Management Software

PracticePanther CEO David Bitton dives into the details of just how practice management software can lead to a more focused and efficient law firm.

Jan 30, 2018

Systems Keep You Sane

Kristen David talks about the importance of using systems and how they help law firm owners, staff, and even clients.

Nov 30, 2017

The Seven Mindset Habits for Law Firm Growth

Michael Mogill talks about the seven mindset habits that lawyers can use to run a more successful and cohesive law firm.

Oct 26, 2017

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What Lawyers Need to Know

Joshua Lenon talks about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and why it's essential for lawyers to know what these technologies are and how they work.

Sep 29, 2017

Lead Conversion for Attorneys

In this legal podcast, Michael Chasin talks about what lawyers should be doing to turn leads into clients.

Jun 30, 2017

How Your Technology Mindset Affects Your Legal Business – Rebroadcast

In this Un-Billable Hour rebroadcast, Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMacIT, talks about the effect different technology mindsets have on legal businesses.

May 31, 2017

How Lawyers Get Referrals: The Four “Cs”

This legal podcast lays out the four Cs of referability and how to get and use testimonials.

Apr 28, 2017

Give Love to Get Love: Social Media Marketing Tips from Kevin O’Keefe

This legal podcast discusses ways to market your law firm with LexBlog CEO Kevin O’Keefe

Mar 30, 2017

How Algorithmic Data Finances Litigation

Joshua Lenon and Eva Shang talk about Legalist, a form of litigation finance underwriting for commercial cases based on algorithms and data.

Feb 24, 2017

How Your Technology Mindset Affects Your Legal Business

Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMacIT, talks about the effect different technology mindsets have on legal businesses.

Jan 31, 2017

Law Firm Accounting: Empowerment by the Numbers

Micky Deming explains common misconceptions attorneys have about bookkeeping and how these can be detrimental to legal businesses at large.

Dec 19, 2016

Marketing Game Plan for 2017

Marketing Vice President Chelsey Lambert from How To Manage a Small Law Firm talks about building successful marketing campaigns.

Nov 17, 2016

The Habits of Success

Tips to help legal practitioners create processes and habits to better leverage their strengths and achieve their goals.

Oct 14, 2016

Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy

Lisa Solomon discusses freelance lawyering, the difference between contract and freelance work, and how these lawyers thrive in the world of small law.

Sep 14, 2016

How to Make the CLE Experience A Better One

Christopher Anderson speaks with AttorneyCredits.com Director of Legal Education Jason Castillo about how to make the CLE experience a better one.

Jan 18, 2016

The Seven Parts of Your Law Firm Business

As a youngster, when someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, how did you respond? Did you tell them that you wanted to be the CFO of a mediocre law firm that does just enough to get by? With so many resources out there, it’s difficult to grasp why so...

Dec 22, 2015

Get Paid Faster With Online Billing

Historically, law firms have billed clients exclusively by mailing paper invoices, a slow and relatively time-consuming system. With the increase in technology and credit card billing for almost everything we purchase, billing online is now more professional and more efficient. Furthermore, by accepting credit card systems, your law firm saves money and will likely be...

Dec 9, 2015

Reputation Marketing: Manage Your Firm’s Online Reviews

As marketers of solo and small law firms, most listeners are aware of the importance of online reviews in today’s marketplace. Almost every potential client will research a lawyer or law firm’s reputation before even picking up the phone. Whether on Facebook, Google, Yelp, or other review sites, every business should know what is being...

Nov 9, 2015

Internet Marketing and Branding for Your Small Law Firm

Solo and small law firm owners spend plenty of time and money marketing their services each year, whether online, through networking, or offline advertising. But many lawyers are not seeing the return on investment that they would like. So with over 600 thousand solo and small firms in the U.S. today, what does it take...

Oct 13, 2015

Optimizing Insurance for your Law Practice

Many lawyers see legal malpractice insurance as a necessary cost incurred being a member of bar associations. But insurance is very important in the business of solos and small firms as it can greatly affect what happens after a catastrophic event. Every business owner can benefit from knowing how to custom create insurance plans for...

May 28, 2015

How to Overcome Law Firm Underperformance

Although Lawyers are under increasing pressure to be mobile, transparent, and organized, many are not billing sufficiently to live the lifestyle they want. Solo lawyers and law firms regularly lose money tracking time and expenses, billing, and organizing documents and calendars. Cloud-based practice management solutions are often suggested as a way for lawyers to increase...

May 16, 2015

Managing Law Firm Risk with Rules-Based Docketing

Court deadline rules can be incredibly complicated, particularly for civil litigators, and even the most meticulous lawyers and legal assistants can miss an important date. There are different rules when dealing with mailing deadlines or holidays and weekends. Additionally federal, state, and local courts all have individual rules, and even some federal courts are different...

Feb 18, 2015

Law Firm Leadership: Build Your A Team

When a law firm has the proper team of lawyers, paralegals, and associates, it can mean happy and productive employees, improvement in clients’ lives, and ultimately increased success. We have all heard of these “A Teams” of staff that work well together and are invested in the success and growth of the firm. However, as...

Dec 9, 2014

Law Firm Intake and Lead Conversion: Turn Prospects into Paying Clients

All lawyers should start focusing on intake and lead conversion, since it is the easiest and cheapest way to increase revenue. For the purpose of this podcast, lead conversion happens when prospective clients are turned into paying clients. Lead conversion is just a part of intake, the process or system that takes a potential client...

Nov 25, 2014

Lawyers, Turn Your Clients into Fanatics

Consumers and clients believe customer service has become increasingly bad, yet most businesses believe their customer service is above average. Lawyers are certainly not exempt from this. However, in the age of Twitter, Facebook, and smartphones, unhappy customers are able to share their bad experiences to hundreds, thousands, even millions of people in real-time. So...

Oct 1, 2014

Legal Marketing: Putting Your Clients First for a Valuable Practice

Most lawyers are technicians; they want to provide legal services but cringe at the necessary step of selling them. There is a negative connotation of sales and marketing in the legal field. Lawyers often feel like they are trying to convince a potential client to pay for something he or she does not really need....

Sep 17, 2014

Why Legal Marketing Cannot Be Left to the Marketers

Many lawyers believe they are not benefiting from the time and money spent on marketing their firm. Online marketing can seem complicated and time-consuming and most lawyers do not want to seem self-promoting so hiring marketers seems like the best option. However, the fact is that marketing a personal brand is both necessary and not...

Jul 23, 2014

6 Key Numbers Every Attorney Should Know

Many lawyers are hesitant to regularly look at their finances. In addition to the regular workload and marketing, maintaining a budget seems overwhelming and is often undervalued in time management. After all, when managing a business, there are so many different factors that can affect cash flow and finances: personnel issues, economy changes, client payment...

Jun 13, 2014

Applying Lean Startup Principles to a Law Firm

While identifying a client base, deciding on office space, and making countless other decisions, assumptions are made when developing a legal business plan that are, at best, educated guesses. Many startups have decided to follow in the path of previous companies only to find that their firm does not thrive in such a structured methodology....

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Christopher T. Anderson

Christopher T. Anderson has authored numerous articles and speaks on a wide range of topics, including law firm management,...

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