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Managing your law practice can be challenging. Marketing, time management, attracting clients and all the things (besides the cases) that you need to do, but aren't billable. Welcome to this edition of "the Un-Billable Hour" ...the law practice advisory podcast! This is where you'll get the information you need from expert guests and host Christopher Anderson.

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Managing your law practice can be challenging. Marketing, time management, attracting clients and all the things (besides the cases) that you need to do, but aren't billable. Welcome to this edition of "the Un-Billable Hour" ...the law practice advisory podcast! This is where you'll get the information you need from expert guests and host Christopher Anderson.

    Securing the Unstructured Castle: Protecting Your “Dark Data”

    Securing the Unstructured Castle: Protecting Your “Dark Data”

    Every attorney knows to lock client secrets behind sophisticated cybersecurity. But as guest Rich Hale explains, the data that’s hiding in plain sight, “Dark Data,” is just as important to your client relationships and your reputation.
    After this important episode, you’ll want to look around your office. What do you see? Passwords taped to keyboards, thumb drives and scribbled notes left on desktops overnight, email exchanges that keep expanding as more people are looped in? Protecting that data both from thieves and ransomware attacks is every bit as crucial as your clients’ secret formula or business plans.
    As chief technology officer for the data security firm ActiveNav, Hale is surprised how many organizations are swimming in unsecured Dark Data. Just because you aren’t hearing about a security breach at a small law firm doesn’t mean it’s not happening daily. Learn to shine a light on your Dark Data. This may be one of the most eye-opening podcasts you listen to this year.

    • 44 min
    Community Table: Bookkeeping, Online Job Boards, and Internal Team Messaging

    Community Table: Bookkeeping, Online Job Boards, and Internal Team Messaging

    This episode’s discussion around the Community Table:

    What do I need to consider to bring the firm’s outsource bookkeeping in-house?

    How can I utilize job boards more effectively to find quality candidates?

    What is the best way to script internal messaging to my team about a firing?

    • 27 min
    Steering the Course: Controlling Your Life and Career

    Steering the Course: Controlling Your Life and Career

    Feeling overwhelmed, like you’ve lost control of your life and your practice, like your job runs you instead of the other way around? You’re not alone and there are ways to overcome anxiety, doubt, and feeling overwhelmed. You can put you back in charge of you.
    Guest Monica Levi is a lawyer and former corporate HR executive who channels what she learned into leadership coaching for attorneys. This episode of the Un-Billable Hour is about you. Learn to listen to yourself, understand your worth, and go after what you want in life, whether that’s managing your own law practice, working within a corporate setting, or doing something entirely different.
    Lawyers especially feel the pressures of time management, productivity, and reacting and responding to everyone else’s needs. No wonder so many attorneys are struggling to find satisfaction. It’s hard to set boundaries and gain control of your time and goals. But you can do it.  
    And if you’ve got questions and want to be part of the discussion, join us at The Community Table, a live round table Q&A with host Christopher Anderson and guests here!

    • 41 min
    Community Table: Impending resignations, caseloads, and…hiring the neighbor?

    Community Table: Impending resignations, caseloads, and…hiring the neighbor?

    This episode’s discussion around the Community Table:

    How can I minimize the damage of an upcoming employee resignation?

    How do I decide which size cases my firm should pursue?

    How do I handle two employees that need to be hired/transferred?

    • 27 min
    Marketing Is Messaging, Express Yourself

    Marketing Is Messaging, Express Yourself

    Marketing is about message, not volume. Before big advertising spends, figure out who you are and what you want to say. What makes you special? Look inside your firm and understand your culture and passions. You don’t have to dress, act, and talk like every other firm. And you can’t buy authenticity.
    Guests April and Tyler Roberts are co-founders of NOMOS Marketing. They dig into what makes a law firm unique, building on aspects that forge stronger connections with clients. Lean into what makes you unique.
    Too often, firms focus on the same, bland messaging. They don’t know what they stand for, so they follow the crowd. Instead, build a real brand. When people need an attorney, they are going through a scary period. Learn how making your firm more personal generates trust and helps clients envision the successful outcome only you can deliver.
    (Plus, the one thing any lawyer or law firm can do right now, today, to improve marketing results).

    • 41 min
    Community Table: Structuring bonuses, pro hac vice agreements, and marketing educational courses!

    Community Table: Structuring bonuses, pro hac vice agreements, and marketing educational courses!

    This episode’s discussion around the Community Table:

    How should I structure a bonus plan for my client intake specialist?

    How should I construct a pro hac vice agreement with an out-of-state law firm?

    How should I market my newly created educational course to my potential clients?

    • 29 min

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