Aaron Street is the co-founder and CEO of Lawyerist.com. In addition to his work growing Lawyerist’s community of small firm lawyers, Aaron is active in many facets of the legal industry, serving on the Board of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (LRTC), the State Assembly of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Board of the Hennepin County Bar Association.
Aaron’s prior work includes a weird array of activities at the intersection of law, business, and public policy, including work as an election law attorney, a CLE programmer, and a baseball card dealer, and leadership roles at a think tank, an innovation management company, and a robotics business.
Deaf-blind civil rights lawyer and accessibility advocate Haben Girma talks about accessible justice and how designing courts, law firms, and the attorney-client relationship for people with disabilities can increase access to justice for everyone.
Laura Genoves talks about being one of the first Limited Licensed Legal Technicians in Washington State and the differences between a legal technician and a practicing attorney, including everything from education costs to how each can practice.
Financial advisor mentor Brad Johnson talks about why financial advisors find it so difficult to build referral networks with lawyers.
How may stress be sabotaging your clients and getting in the way of your ability to represent them?
How did unbundled services come to law practice and what's the future of unbundling and its potential for closing the access-to-justice gap.
Pete Vargas explains how lawyers can use speaking engagements to generate new clients and referrals and outlines a three-part presentation outline.
Christina Scalera explains why Pinterest really is a great place for lawyers to build business, and how to approach it.
Can lawyers offer "primary care" law, the concept of addressing small and general issues to clients who may not need a specialist.
Jeff Skrysak lists 14 things you can do to improve your SEO profile that don’t cost much money. (They do require a bit of effort, though.)
Joyce Tischler discusses lessons learned from the founding of Animal Legal Defense Fund, which she founded in 1979.
How should lawyers begin thinking about a career change and what's right for you as an individual?
Doug Brackmann explains why traditional meditation may not work for innovators, entrepreneurs, and other highly driven individuals.
Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers author JoAnn Hathaway explains why you need malpractice insurance and how to shop for it.
John Pollock discusses the civil right to counsel (sometimes called "civil Gideon") movement with Sam on this episode of Lawyerist.
Alix Devendra explains why lawyers need to learn and apply design thinking in their law practices.
In-house lawyer Elliot Miller and outside litigation counsel Adam Losey discuss the different perspectives they have in their respective roles, the realities of traditional v. alternative billing structures, and the importance of trust.
In this episode, Jess Birken, whose solo-practice website stands out among the top ten law firm website of 2017, explains how she got that website built while keeping costs low.
Gyi Tsakalakis explains why local search marketing matters online and how to do it effectively.
Tim Stanley talks about public access to law and why it's taking so long for courts to get on board.
We check in with Katie Floyd, co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast, about her experience setting up her solo practice and the tools she uses to run it.
In this episode, we talk to Joshua Browder about how he built his DoNotPay chatbot—which has already helped thousands an is about to grow into 300+ robot lawyers—has made robot lawyers a reality.
How to reinvent a new business model for your law firm when you're feeling sluggish.
Sam Glover talks to Carl Malamud about public access to law and how it is threatened. They discuss how lawyers benefit from public access to law and how they can help increase it.
Why has law has become a "buyers market" and how can lawyers take advantage of the opportunities presented by that market by becoming client-centered law practices?
Minnesota lawyer Marshall Lichty explains why mentoring is important, how lawyers can find a mentor, and how experienced lawyers can find a mentee.
Wendy Calvert discusses what it means to have a "crossover" practice as a corporate consultant, real estate lawyer, and realtor.
Former public defender Brad Clark explains how he started his own firm, powered by a criminal expungement web app that lets him start helping people before they even contact him.
In this episode Sam Glover talks to Nika Kabiri about how your clients' stress makes it hard for them to make good decisions, and how you can help them work around it.
In this episode Sam talks to Scott Bassett, who had a virtual law practice before anyone thought in those terms.
In this episode we talk to Erin Gerstenzang about her solo criminal defense practice and the challenges of going solo, especially for newer lawyers.
In this episode, Douglas Sorocco explains why his law firm built a free public event space next door, and why it wound up being a good investment. Before or after you listen, you should watch this video to see how the space gets used: Doug is an Oklahoma intellectual property lawyer, focused on biotechnology, life...
Josie Beets explains why military spouses who are lawyers should be able to get a license to practice law without taking the bar exam over and over again.
Ansel Halliburton talks about how technologists have come together in solidarity against data collection and surveillance and how paranoid you should be.
Michelle Browning Coughlin discusses how being a parent—especially a mom—can make it harder to practice law, and how firms can be more parent-friendly.
Chad Burton, explains how (and why) he ditched his computer for an iPad Pro, and then ditched his iPad Pro for his iPhone.
Ruth Carter, a lawyer who is undeniably herself in public and private, talks about what it means to be a lawyer who participates in unusual activities.
Three TBD Law alumni to tell their stories of overcoming personal challenges and how their careers were affected.
What are the challenges of integrating several law practices into one functioning business?
Mindy Yocum, founder of a socially conscious law firm, explains how she envisions her role as a lawyer.
The world of weed law, the ethics of advising clients who are committing federal crimes, and how to market a niche practice.
Should lawyers learn to develop their own software and can they forecast the future of law practice?
Dr. Heather Hackman helps us get a new perspective on diversity and the legal profession.
How Greg has built a multi-million dollar personal injury firm by taking big risks for big rewards.
Bryan Wilson, the Texas Law Hawk, explains how he got started making outrageous viral videos and has some tips for lawyers who want to make videos of their own.
Betsy Stotler and Kelly Hayes discuss their innovative, distributed (remote) law firm that balances work, life, and clients.
Drew Amoroso talks about starting a small fitness law firm, why he chose a niche, and working out with clients before business.
How to use key performance indicators (KPIs) to "start with the end in mind"—to set goals for your law firm and measure your progress
Sam and Aaron discuss the value of business coaching and what it takes to get lawyers to think strategically about their law firms.
Former public defender Brad Clark explains how he started his own firm, powered by a web app that lets him start helping people before they contact him.
Lisa Solomon explains what freelance lawyering is, how to work with a freelance lawyer, and where to find one.
Jason Velez explains how he is using IBM's Watson to empower 1Law, the small firm and affiliation of US lawyers he founded.
In this Lawyerist Podcast, a discussion on the benefits and downfalls of shared working spaces for lawyers.
The evolution of law firm websites, online marketing, and excitement over the Lawyerist Podcast joining Legal Talk Network.
Sam Glover talks with several attendees of the inaugural edition of TBD Law, a first-of-its-kind gathering of innovation-minded lawyers.
Sam Glover talks with Jamie Sutton, a third-year law student who has already started his own sliding-scale nonprofit law firm.
Computer forensics expert Mark Lanterman talks about the dark web and the latest trends in law firm security breaches.
Will Harrelson from CuroLegal talks about how to overcome resistance when your law firm needs to upgrade its technology, systems, or processes.
Nicolle Schippers talks about what legal insurance is and how it can help to bridge the access to justice gap.
Solo practitioner Randall Ryder talks about what it is like to go out on your own when you have no safety net.
Janine Sickmeyer, CEO and founder of NextChapter, talks about how she went from being frustrated with her practice management software to building her own.
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