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Rodney welcomes Danny Johnson to discuss the use of Document Management Systems (DMS) by attorneys. Rodney and Danny talk about how DMS systems create efficiency and improve knowledge management and can improve case management by integrating with firm practice management systems. They also spotlight some of the players in the industry and provide examples of solo or small firms that have improved efficiency/profitability with DMS.

Rodney welcomes Danny Johnson to discuss the use of Document Management Systems (DMS) by attorneys. Rodney and Danny talk about how DMS systems create efficiency and improve knowledge management and can improve case management by integrating with firm practice management systems. They also spotlight some of the players in the industry and provide examples of solo or small firms that have improved efficiency/profitability with DMS.
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Rodney welcomes Danny Johnson to discuss the use of Document Management Systems (DMS) by attorneys. Rodney and Danny talk about how DMS systems create efficiency and improve knowledge management and can improve case management by integrating with firm practice management systems. They also spotlight some of the players in the industry and provide examples of solo or small firms that have improved efficiency/profitability with DMS.

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Office Space

9/25/2018
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It’s not the most glamourous topic, but your office space is important for running your practice efficiently. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Andrew Lechter about how lawyers can be wise about leasing their work space. From maintaining a healthy relationship with your landlord to trends in the real estate market, there’s a lot that goes into leasing your own office space. Andrew shares tips about what lawyers should look for in a law firm lease,...

Duration:00:42:12

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

8/31/2018
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Hiring the right employee involves a lot more than looking at a resume. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Molly Hall about the best ways to find and hire quality employees. She shares tips on how to conduct interviews, weed out ill-fitting candidates, and compete with larger firms for talent. She also discusses best practices when letting go of employees that don’t fit. Molly Hall has coached, consulted, and directed presidents and founders of...

Duration:00:50:06

Artificial Intelligence: Just Plain Smart Marketing

7/23/2018
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More clients for less ad spend seems like a distant ideal, but artificial intelligence (AI) may be the tool lawyers need to get their ads in front of the right people. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Keith Dyer about how law firms can use AI to improve their marketing efforts. They discuss the three different types of AI (robotics, natural language processing, and machine learning), their capabilities, and how they could impact the future of...

Duration:00:33:50

A Minute Saved is a Minute Earned

6/27/2018
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All lawyers want to get paid but keeping track of billable hours can be a challenge for solo and small firm lawyers. Inevitably, some hours may through the cracks resulting in a loss of potential money. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Alan Tuback about techniques and tools that can help lawyers keep track of their billable hours. They also discuss using practice management software to track time and other easy-to-implement software solutions for...

Duration:00:34:59

Decoding Search Engine Optimization

5/30/2018
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is vital if you want your website to be found by the right clients. But SEO can be difficult to understand to those who don’t specialize in online marketing. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Seth Price about the four main components of SEO including high quality content, authoritative links, correct coding, and local. They also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of taking on a website redesign and identify the...

Duration:00:42:07

Addressing Access to Justice with Blockchain

4/30/2018
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By now you’ve probably heard about blockchain and you’ve definitely heard about access to justice, but could blockchain potentially help close the access to justice gap? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Tyler Todd about the access to justice problem and how blockchain and other technology could be the key to solving it. They discuss the common issues within access to justice like lawyers not being able to connect with consumers, and how blockchain...

Duration:00:27:23

Filling in the Gaps: Freelance Lawyers to the Rescue

3/27/2018
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For growing solo and small firms, deciding when to use billable resources to hire new employees can be a challenge. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Greg Garman about when firms should hire freelance lawyers to help them fill in the gaps. They discuss the benefits and functions of freelance lawyers, like providing different levels of expertise and freeing up a firm’s time. Greg Garman is the CEO of Lawclerk and a partner at Garman Turner...

Duration:00:31:16

Demystifying Practice Management Software

3/6/2018
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There’s a lot of talk about practice management software in legal circles, but what is it and how can it serve your law firm? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson and PracticePanther CEO David Bitton dive into the details of just how practice management software can lead to a more focused and efficient law firm. From client portals to document generation, they discuss the key benefits of practice management software and how they enhance the client...

Duration:00:37:27

Systems Keep You Sane

1/30/2018
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There are systems to help you run every part of a small law firm, whether it’s billing, marketing, or hiring. But what are systems and how do you implement them in your practice? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Kristen David about the importance of using systems and how they help law firm owners, staff, and even clients. They discuss crafting checklists, freeing up time, and how systems are sometimes resisted. They also share tips on how an owner...

Duration:00:41:22

The Seven Mindset Habits for Law Firm Growth

11/30/2017
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The mindset of a leader can affect an entire team and how they perform. This is especially true in law firms. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Michael Mogill about the seven mindset habits that lawyers can use to run a more successful and cohesive law firm: They go into detail about the strategies and benefits of each habit while also discussing the difference between a growth or fixed mindset. Michael Mogill is the president and CEO of Crisp...

Duration:00:51:27

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What Lawyers Need to Know

10/26/2017
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Currently, there are at least 900 different kinds of cryptocurrencies being traded on the internet. As they have grown in popularity, it has become clear that cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology will inevitably impact the way law is practiced. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Joshua Lenon about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and why it is essential for lawyers to know what these technologies are and how they work. They discuss how blockchain...

Duration:00:26:12

Lead Conversion for Attorneys

9/29/2017
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Everybody hates those merciless sales emails that fill up your already packed inbox, but marketing via emails and phone calls is an important part of bringing clients through the door. As the owner of a legal business, what’s the best way to balance selling your services and being a lawyer? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson talks to Michael Chasin about what lawyers should be doing to turn leads into clients. They discuss how important it is to create internal...

Duration:00:28:19

How Your Technology Mindset Affects Your Legal Business - Rebroadcast

6/29/2017
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Everyone has had technology issues. Whether it’s yanking paper out of your printer, restarting your computer for the fifth time this week, or struggling to open certain kinds of files, no law firm operates free from technology challenges. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson talks to Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMacIT, about the effect different technology mindsets have on legal businesses. Some of these mindsets include ignoring smaller tech problems, avoiding issues...

Duration:00:43:07

How Lawyers Get Referrals: The Four "Cs"

5/31/2017
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In order to run a law firm successfully, you need clients and one of the most effective ways to get clients is through referrals, but what’s the best way to get referrals? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson and guest Vikram Rajan, co-founder of PhoneBlogger.net, lay out the four Cs of referability, which are: They also discuss testimonials, how to get them, and their key benefits in legal marketing. Vikram Rajan is a co-founder of PhoneBlogger.net. He...

Duration:00:37:24

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

4/28/2017
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In order to be a good lawyer, you first need clients. And to get clients, you need good marketing. Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of marketing courses at law school. So in this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson discusses way to market your law firm with LexBlog CEO Kevin O’Keefe, including how to use social media strategically, online networking, and using technology to facilitate and simplify your marketing process. According to Kevin, marketing is a...

Duration:00:56:47

How Algorithmic Data Finances Litigation

3/30/2017
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So there’s an ice cream shop. This ice cream shop is used to serving quality ice cream to its customers, but recently their vendor has cheated them out of their usual delicious product. But since this is a small business, they can’t cover the cost of litigation even though they have a solid case. What do they do? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, recorded at ABA TECHSHOW 2017, host Christopher Anderson talks to Joshua Lenon and Eva Shang about Legalist, a form of litigation finance...

Duration:00:25:56

How Your Technology Mindset Affects Your Legal Business

2/24/2017
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Everyone has had technology issues. Whether it’s yanking paper out of your printer, restarting your computer for the fifth time this week, or struggling to open certain kinds of files, no law firm operates free from technology challenges. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson talks to Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMacIT, about the effect different technology mindsets have on legal businesses. Some of these mindsets include ignoring smaller tech problems, avoiding issues...

Duration:00:53:00

Law Firm Accounting: Empowerment by the Numbers

1/31/2017
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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...

Duration:00:54:34

Marketing Game Plan for 2017

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It can be difficult to set your course in marketing when you don’t know where your firm has been. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks with Marketing Vice President Chelsey Lambert from How To Manage a Small Law Firm about building successful marketing campaigns. Together, they discuss the money-saving attributes of planning in advance and the components needed to drive business to your firm including key performance indicators, ideal times to attract...

Duration:00:51:25

The Habits of Success

11/17/2016
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Law firms, attorneys, and legal tech entrepreneurs require certain skills in order to successfully grow their business within the legal marketplace. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson talks with Habitude Executive Director Martin Hurwitz about his tips to help legal practitioners create processes and habits to better leverage their strengths and achieve their goals. Martin Hurwitz is the Executive Director of Habitude and the founder of Transitioneering. He...

Duration:00:41:32