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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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    • Business
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

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.

    Community Table: Hiring decisions, attracting quality candidates, and team meetings!

    Community Table: Hiring decisions, attracting quality candidates, and team meetings!

    This episode’s discussion around the Community Table:

    How do I decide which candidate to hire for the office manager position?

    How do I attract quality candidates to my small firm when we’re competing against larger law firms?

    How do I hold people accountable in a way that doesn’t create a lot of extra work for me?

    • 29 min
    Offshore Legal Support: Delegation Is Liberation

    Offshore Legal Support: Delegation Is Liberation

    The COVID pandemic changed our understanding of remote work with new technologies and more efficient management. But does that remote employee need to be in your town, or even country?
    Guest Brett Trembly is cofounder of Get Staffed Up, a growing firm that provides talented, English-proficient, remote professional legal support staffers from around the world. Some 700 law firms around the U.S. profit from offshore legal support.
    Look beyond the limited – and highly competitive – talent pool in your region. Limit costs by working with staffers in countries with less expensive economies.
    Never considered offshoring? Now’s the time, as technologies and attitudes about remote work open new ways to expand your business, tackle new projects, and delegate support services so you can focus on results that matter.
     

    • 42 min
    Community Table: Promoting Employees, Hiring Mistakes, and Relinquishing Duties!

    Community Table: Promoting Employees, Hiring Mistakes, and Relinquishing Duties!

    This episode’s discussion around the Community Table:

    How do I promote an employee to a part-time position without upsetting the current full-time coworker?

    Did I make a mistake hiring a friend?

    How do I overcome my reluctance to hand over the drag-in duties to a new hire?

     
    Special thanks to our sponsors LawClerk, Alert Communications, LawYaw, and Scorpion.

    • 33 min
    Hiring Done Right: “Look Beyond the Resume”

    Hiring Done Right: “Look Beyond the Resume”

    Guest Joey Seeber prides himself on bringing out the best in his team in the courtroom, at his legal firm, and as an elected public official. He says finding the right person for the job starts with understanding yourself and your organization’s values.
    Seeber reflects on what went right and what went wrong when assembling teams. At his company, Level Legal, he focuses on culture and fit by identifying core values and living by them: “Give a damn. Get it done right. Show respect.” Everything starts with the interview, asking important questions that align with the organization’s values instead of checking boxes.
    What interview questions are you asking? Do they connect to your values? Before you seek a new team member, do you understand what makes your organization work? Hear how Seeber focuses on indicators of success and learned the difference between a “job description” and a “role description.” As he says, “look beyond the resume.”
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors LawClerk, Alert Communications, LawYaw, and Scorpion.

    • 37 min
    Community Table: Formatting invoices, teaching systems, candidate red flags, and more!

    Community Table: Formatting invoices, teaching systems, candidate red flags, and more!

    Host Christopher T. Anderson meets with lawyers from around the country to discuss issues they are currently facing in their practices. 
    Featured on this episode:

    How do I format my invoices so they convey value?

    How can I better teach systems to my team?

    What should I do when a job candidate has a few red flags?

    What is the most efficient way to have my virtual assistant write out processes and procedures?

     
    Special thanks to our sponsors LawClerk, Alert Communications, LawYaw, and Scorpion. 

    • 29 min
    Nice To Meet You: Relationship Tips We All Need Now

    Nice To Meet You: Relationship Tips We All Need Now

    For guest Jason Levin – author of “Relationships to Infinity” and founder of the firm Ready, Set, Launch – keeping in touch with past connections, friends, and mentors is a lifelong passion and the bedrock of networking and relationship development. Through his work, Levin has developed an intense interest in helping people develop and maintain personal and business relationships. Business, after all, truly comes down to who you know.
    Levin’s firm Ready Set Launch applies corporate brand management principles to personal and corporate relationships. It’s the stuff they don’t teach in law school but is a pillar of any successful law firm. 
    Hate networking? Learn to overcome. Think you are doing a great job at networking? Maybe you aren’t. Levin helps professionals make new and maintain lifetime connections. Keeping in touch is foundational. “Let’s do lunch” and “keep in touch” have become meaningless phrases, but the art of maintaining relationships has never been more important. Go beyond social media, events, and transactions and start getting real with steps you can take right now. Today is the day.    
    Special thanks to our sponsors LawClerk, Alert Communications, LawYaw, and Scorpion.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

HeatherMoulder ,

Practical, Relevant and Necessary

This show is full of practical advice on areas of private practice that most of us attorneys wish we didn’t have to spend time on (yet need to). Listen to learn how to start treating your practice as the business it is. And then use the strategies Chris and his guests share to build a thriving practice and manage it with ease.

The Prev ,

Chris is the “Law Firm Whisperer”

I’ve had the experience of coaching with Chris for several years. I love his podcast! He gives you actionable and practical information about how to run your law firm business. He’s honest, direct and knowledgeable about various aspects of running a profitable law firm. You don’t know what you don’t know, but Chris knows what you don’t know! Listen to this to get a leg up.

Dina Cataldo ,

Must-listen podcast for lawyers building their practice

Most lawyers I talk to are stuck in the grind and hussle of working more and more hours to increase their take-home. This is the exact opposite of what lawyers need to do to increase their profits and decrease their stress. Christopher Anderson helps bring mental strategy into the workplace, and he brings on engaging guests who help do the same. As a lawyer, I highly recommend this podcast.

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