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The Un-Billable Hour

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

May 16, 2014

Model Rules for the Modern Lawyer: Leveraging Technology to follow ABA Guidelines

As the rate of new technology increases, it becomes more difficult for lawyers to keep up with industry standards for protecting client data confidentiality. In addition to the rigors of day-to-day practice,...

Mar 21, 2014

8 Things Killing Your Law Firm and How to Stop Them

Law firms are beginning to utilize Lean Six Sigma standards to improve service quality for their clients. This two-tiered approach is both paradigm and methodology aimed at increasing organizational efficiency and accuracy...

Feb 17, 2014

Attorneys and Billing: The Art of Getting Paid

Nearly every firm has clients who are difficult to collect from. Most lawyers are not trained to deal with that. On this episode of the Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson interviews experts...

Dec 11, 2012

Biggest Mistakes by Lawyers in Business Development

On The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, joins Paramjit Mahli, a Development Coach/Consultant for lawyers at The Rainmakers Roundtable, to discuss some of the biggest mistakes lawyers make when it comes...

Aug 29, 2012

The iPad Practice

Do you use an iPad in your legal practice? On The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, chats with Tom Mighell, the author of three books about the use of iPads, iPad...

Jul 10, 2012

The Firm Leader – Mastering Difficult Conversations

Attorneys can turn into leaders by successfully engaging others during difficult conversations.  Learn more about handling these tough talks, how to prepare and how to get the results you want during these...

Jun 12, 2012

The LinkedIn Lawyer

Are you on LinkedIn? Un-Billable Hour host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Executive Director at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and Director of LCL’s Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program chats with Dennis Kennedy, lawyer...

May 24, 2012

Using Document Assembly Tools to Improve Your Firm

Find out how document assembly tools can increase efficiency and profits at your firm on The Un-Billable Hour.  Host and Attorney Rodney Dowell, Executive Director at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and Director...

Apr 13, 2012

Solo Sanity: How to Control the Anxiety

The largest proportion of attorneys work as sole practitioners, or within small firms and chronic stress is rampant among these attorneys, who face stress from all sides. On The Un-Billable Hour, host...

Mar 20, 2012

Hiring Your First Employee

Hiring your first employee can feel like jumping off a cliff, but in some circumstances it can lead to more efficiency and profits.  On The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Executive...

Feb 15, 2012

How Law Firms Can Track Time

How does your firm track time?  On The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Executive Director at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and Director of LCL’s Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program joins...

Jan 26, 2012

Securing Electronic Law Firm Data for Big and Small Firms

Law firms are increasingly being targeted by hackers seeking to access confidential business and personal information. On The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Executive Director at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and...

Dec 20, 2011

For Law Firm Success and Profit: Stress Management

Feeling Stressed? On The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Executive Director at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and Director of LCL’s Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program welcomes Attorney Eric MacLeish, principal...

Nov 22, 2011

Outside Looking In: Selling Legal Services

One of the biggest challenges facing attorneys is how to acquire and maintain clients. A fundamental method of developing a client base is to create a referral network.  On The Un-Billable Hour,...

Oct 26, 2011

Law Firm Administrators’ Top Issues in Today’s Legal Environment

Law firm administrators are the backbone of every law practice and they are often times met with challenges on a daily basis.  On The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Executive Director...

Sep 23, 2011

Finance 101: Tracking the IOLTA Trust Account

A vast majority of attorneys in the United States and Canada must keep and maintain IOLTA trust accounts pursuant to very specific guidelines established by the governing body in each state.  Despite...

Aug 26, 2011

Listening to Learn – Legal Podcasts as Educational Tools

Podcasts have become increasingly available and cover topics of all flavors. On The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Director of the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program and interim executive director...

Jul 13, 2011

Solving Communication Avoidance in the Legal Profession

Why are the world’s best communicators often unable to have difficult conversations with clients, employees, partners, or even family members?  Find out on The Un-Billable Hour, with host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Director...

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Christopher T. Anderson

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

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