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Podcast #158: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox

In this week's episode, we talk with Ashley Cox about what you need to do to prepare to hire, how to find the best applicants for your firm, and how to set up a new employee or independent contractor for success.

Measuring productivity with a tape measure on a chalkboard.

Rethinking Law-Firm Productivity Measurement for the Post Billable Hour Era

The traditional definition of law-firm productivity revolves around hours as outputs, but that's not how clients measure value.

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Podcast #153: Building a Future-Centric Law Firm, with Peter Aprile & Natalie Worsfold

In this episode, we're joined by Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold to talk about the way they think differently about building Counter Tax. Learn how they use a long view, process, and firm culture to make big bets on the future.

Lawyers Get Paid for Less than 30% of their Time, on Average

This year Clio also did a consumer survey to try to figure out how clients find lawyers, decide to hire a lawyer, and evaluate the attorneys they hire.

Clio’s Apollo Update is an Ambitious “Re-Platforming”

Clio just announced its Apollo update—what it calls a bet-the-company update to its software and company. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from Apollo.

How to Keep Track of Your Time

There are plenty of ways to track your time, but there is only one important criteria for picking a tool: pick the one you actually use. Here are some options.

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Podcast #135: How to Shop for Malpractice Insurance, with JoAnn Hathaway

In this episode Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers author JoAnn Hathaway explains why you need malpractice insurance and how to shop for it.