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Six Things to Keep You Delegating Effectively w/ Jess Birken 447
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Today we’re excited to share a presentation by Jess Birken from MaxLawCon 2021! Tune in to learn more about delegating more effectively.

Jess is the former CEO & Managing Partner at Urban Birken PLLC, a boutique firm that specialized in serving the nonprofit community. She has worked with nonprofit organizations for most of her career. Before becoming a private practice attorney, she spent four years inside a national nonprofit organization, Pheasants Forever.

She worked her way through law school and had the beginnings of a promising career in criminal law after graduation. However, Jess quickly realized that going to court is depressing! In court, the toothpaste is out of the tube and you’re just trying to clean up the mess. Her colleagues reassured her that she would become callous and get used to the grim reality. But she thought that sounded like a terrible personal outcome and decided she needed to change course. 

Jess really missed the nonprofit sector. As a result, She went back to grad school and earned a Masters in Nonprofit Management. She rejoined the nonprofit sector through her work with Pheasants Forever where her role was a marriage of attorney work and federal grant management and administration. Since that time, Jess has run her own firms and is now the owner of Birken Law Office a firm designed to help nonprofits.

1:16 there are some things that suck

4:05 you know this drill

7:12 the two Bobs from corporate

10:02 why is this all worth it

14:28 in managing your inbox

17:03 it’s too weird

Watch the podcast here.

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