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Editor’s Picks: Negotiation revisited | Save $$ on legal research | Marijuana election clean sweep

Practice tips and insights from the day’s headlines are nestled in the latest podcast episodes on Legal Talk Network.

My favorites this week covered the practical to the curious, with tips on negotiation to an overview of a few ballot measures that haven’t made front-page news given other news priorities.

kayak v. negotiation
How steering a kayak is like negotiation. Photo via Kristoffer Trolle.

Practice tips: How negotiation steers healthy relationships & how to save $$ on legal research

 Let’s face it, when it comes to negotiating, most of us think we suck at asking for more or better when closing a deal. Alexandra Carter, a negotiation trainer and clinical law professor, tells Lawyerist Podcast host Sarah Briggs how to best frame negotiation and how for lawyers to use to improve and develop professional relationships.


At a time when lawyers and everyone else is paying attention to the bottom line, authors experts Carole Levitt and Judy Davis share when it’s best to use free legal research databases over expensive paid options. They share money-saving tips with Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway, hosts of the State Bar of Michigan’s On Balance Podcast. Listen for their top three legal research options. While some advice is specific to Michigan, most tips are applicable to lawyers throughout the United States.

Ripped from the headlines: Jones Day doubles down | Magic mushrooms OK’d for therapy | Marijuana clean sweep

Above the Law Podcast hosts Joe Patrice and Kathryn Rubino debrief over a head-spinning news week, leading with dissension and consternation at Jones Day over unwanted attention from the Lincoln Project and MeidasTouch for the firm’s representation of the Pennsylvania GOP.

On Legal Talk Today, host Laurence Collettispeaks with Oregonian reporter Lizzy Ackerman about the first-in-the-nation legalization of “magic mushrooms” for therapy and decriminalization of personal use of many controlled substances.

In another Legal Talk Today episode, Colletti speaks with Ohio State Law Professor Douglas Berman about the states voting for marijuana legalization. Is it time for the feds to step up and join the states?

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Molly McDonough, a longtime legal affairs journalist, is a producer for the current events show "Legal Talk Today." She also is a media and content strategist with McDonough Media LLC. McDonough previously served as editor and publisher of the ABA’s flagship magazine, the "ABA Journal." She writes about access to justice at "A Just Society."