Jared Correia

Jared Correia

Host of Legal Toolkit and On the Road

Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work, and his ‘Law Practice Confidential’ advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’. He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He loves James Taylor, but respects Ron Swanson; and, he tries to sneak Rolos when no one is looking.

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October 5, 2022

How To Avoid a Serial Killer; Better Law Firm Intake Management; & Craft Brewing

A lot of law firm intake processes are a bit painful to look at, if we’re honest, but they don’t have to be! Jared and guest McKay Ferrell share how a little...

September 20, 2022

The LawPay/MyCase Sitch with Dru Armstrong; & “Florida Man: Texas Edition”

The legal tech space has been abuzz since LawPay’s acquisition of MyCase, so what’s the latest with this development? Jared goes to the source and talks with Dru Armstrong, CEO of LawPay,...

September 14, 2022

Jared’s Take on Law Firm Fees; The Coolness of the Indy Bar; & “Hoosier Hysteria”

Every bar association is unique, so there’s a whole lot we can learn from each other. Jared chats with Julie Armstrong, executive director at the Indianapolis Bar Association, about the importance of...

August 30, 2022

The R-Rated Comedy Drought; Workload Management for Law Firms; & “The Jeffrey Toobin Experience”

When new work comes into your law firm, whose desk should it land on? Oftentimes, the workload falls too heavily on a few, rather than being balanced amongst firm members. Jared brings...

August 17, 2022

5 Upgrades for Engagement Agreements; Lean Law with Larry Port & Dave Maxfield; & “Disposable Income”

A real shocker, we know, but many law firms are still struggling with efficiency. Surely you’re not among them… ahem… but, just in case, Jared welcomes Larry Port and Dave Maxfield, authors...

August 2, 2022

Talent Search Tactics & The Legal Job Market

Employers have experienced massive shifts in hiring practices the past few pandemic-affected years, and those who leaned into hybrid/remote work scooped up quality talent left and right. But, nowadays, law firms are...

July 20, 2022

Content Marketing with Real Personality; Perfect Albums Vol. 2; and a Game Called “Bag of Dicks”

Being so weird, so unique, so nerdy, and so “you” CAN actually be the foundation of your business plan. Jared talks with Mike Whelan about the ins and outs of using personality-driven...

June 29, 2022

Team Coco; An Insider’s View on Great CLEs; and “Course Correction”

Continuing legal education was slowly moving online even before COVID-19 hit, but nowadays, online, in-person, and hybrid CLE programs are all just part of the norm. Jared chats with Bruce Richard about...

June 14, 2022

LawPay buys MyCase; Modernizing Your Client Communications; and “What Would Florida Man Do? – Summer Edition!”

The way we see it, you’re either ghosting your clients on purpose (for shame!), or you’re just super busy like every lawyer, ever, and don’t know how to keep everybody in the...

May 31, 2022

Margaret Atwood and Matthew Gibson discuss the LongPen, Originalism, and More

Yes, that Margaret Atwood—famous author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and tons more, is really here on The Legal Toolkit!  But first, Jared chats with Matthew Gibson about how innovations involving video, audio...

May 18, 2022

The Big 4 Softwares Tools You Need; and Having Fun with Your Marketing Plan, with Cady Darago

Half-assed marketing plans not really working for you? Jared’s got Cady Darago here to nudge (or shove, nicely, if needed) you in the direction you actually need to go. They chat about...

May 4, 2022

Alternative Careers for Lawyers, with Lauren Fernandez; and “The All-Out Artery Clogger”

Jared chats with Lauren Fernandez about her experiences moving from a career as a practicing lawyer to a business owner and entrepreneur in the restaurant industry. For lawyers looking for a change,...

April 19, 2022

Honing Your Online Presence; Really Honing Your Online Presence; and “Lance-A-Lot”

Every single referral you get is going to google you before they give you a call, so… what will they find? If you’re not sure, that’s a problem. Jared says it’s time...

April 5, 2022

“Harold and Maude”; Newsletter Magic with Shaun Buck; and “Idaho? YOUdaho!”

Ever wanted to watch a dark, oddball love story about a death-obsessed couple with a 60-year age gap? Jared’s got just the thing! The 1971 film, “Harold and Maude” is a cult...

March 15, 2022

Outsourcing—Do It!; Content Production with a Professional Writer; and “The Town”

If you’re not outsourcing, you’re hurting your bottom line; Jared chats elevated content creation with Mike Feldman; and the guys and their wives talk townie culture for the Rump Roast!

March 1, 2022

The Best Show on TV; How to Contract with Laura Frederick; and “Legal Toolkit Trivia” with Jane Kuhuk

“Bluey” dad, Bandit, is Jared’s spirit animal; Laura shares her love of legal contracts; and longtime listener Jane tests her knowledge of obscure Legal Toolkit facts.

February 15, 2022

Delegating Law Firm Workflows; and “Live From the Playroom” with Erinn Peet Lukes!

Jared’s got tons of workflow pointers for busy lawyers, and, for something entirely different, he welcomes musical guest Erinn Peet Lukes for some talk and tunes.

February 1, 2022

Perfect Albums Vol. 1; Modern Legal Journalism; and Simpsons Trivia with Joe Patrice

Uncle Tupelo’s “Anodyne”; legal journalism with Joe Patrice; and, does Jared know anything about “The Simpsons?"

January 19, 2022

Laptop+Water; Incremental Resolutions; and “Sh!t Yoopers Say”

Jared’s how-to on avoiding a data catastrophe if you ruin your laptop; rethinking resolutions with Molly Ranns; and an examination of Michigan’s upper peninsula phraseology.

December 28, 2021

The Legal Toolkit Holiday Edition!

Jared and his audio team celebrate the holidays in true Legal Toolkit style.

December 14, 2021

Who Broke Up The Beatles?; Online Networking; and “Creative Team-Building”

No, Yoko Ono didn’t break up The Beatles; Jason Chan shares ways to up your online networking game; and Jared asks Jason to rate a variety of unique team-building exercises.

November 30, 2021

Fast Food For Thought; Modern Legal Ethics; and What Would Florida Man Do? – Holiday Edition

Jared tells us to be more efficient (and eat a McRib); Mark C. Palmer educates us on today’s legal ethics; and, together they look at some holiday-themed “Florida Man” news stories.

November 16, 2021

Quantum Leap; Why Does LinkedIn Matter?; and Correia Family Stories with Jared’s Mom!

Jared tells us all why we should go watch Quantum Leap; Terri Teague tells us how to make the most out of LinkedIn; and Jared’s Mom joins the show for a Correia...

November 2, 2021

Scooby Doo; Frightening Things Lawyers Do; and “The Magic of Folklore”

Jared talks about his Scooby Doo underoos; Joyce Brafford shares “scary” legal practice mistakes; and, together, they discuss a variety of the legendary creatures of cryptozoology.

October 19, 2021

Time Sucks; The Prosecutors Podcast; and “Direct Examination”

Jared ponders whether time management should be a “you do you” type of thing, and Alice and Brett of The Prosecutors Podcast talk through their approach to busy schedules and the growing...

October 5, 2021

Norm Macdonald; Niche Legal Practice; and “Chicago vs. Kansas City”

Jared pays his respects to the Norm Macdonald; Stanley Tate schools us on the perks of niche law; and, together, they talk through the best things Chicago and Kansas City have to...

September 21, 2021

Your Intake Mistakes; Leveraging Modern Phone Systems; and “Kiwi Colloquialisms”

Jared ridicules your intake process; Chelsea Aitken tells you how to get the most out of your phone system; and, together, they take a look at some of New Zealand’s finest slang.

August 24, 2021

Narnia Kicks Ass; eDiscovery 101; and “The Heat Index”

Jared pontificates on Narnia; Shree Sharma gives an up-to-date eDiscovery primer; and Jared brings the HEAT in this episode’s Rump Roast!

August 10, 2021

Weird Ken Burns; Benefits of Podcasting; and “Shitty Olympic Events”

Jared cautions against getting Ken Burns’ autograph; Steve Fretzin offers advice for starting a podcast; and, together, they ponder some of the less-than-cool Olympic events.

July 27, 2021

The Robot “Takeover”; Law Firm Productivity; and “Balls Deep”

No, robots aren’t going to replace you; Mat Rotenberg offers up productivity wisdom; and Jared quizzes Mat on a variety of... um, balls.

July 13, 2021

Document Management; Kara Vaval’s Unconventional Legal Career; and “What Would ‘Florida Man’ Do?”

It’s OK to store files in a shed by the river, right?; Kara Vaval shares how quitting law to sell Mary Kay led her to become a better lawyer than ever; and...

June 29, 2021

Growing Up Quickly; Law Firm Spring Cleaning; and “How Minnesota is That”

Jared recalls childhood trauma; Jess Birken shares tips for "spring cleaning" your law firm; and Jared and Jess try to put a finger on what makes Minnesota so unique.

June 15, 2021

Authenticity; Marketing the Real You; and Darian Kovacs’ Marketing Jam Podcast

Jared Correia and Darian Kovacs chat it up on authenticity, creative online marketing, podcasting, and more.

June 1, 2021

Aliens!; Why Law Firms Should Focus on Selling; and “Samesies”

Jared Correia ponders UFOs, aliens, and massive government cover-ups, and chats with Erik Bermudez about why you shouldn’t shy away from sales in your law firm.

May 18, 2021

Remote-Friendly Networking; Pro Rainmaking Tips; and “Three Answers”

Rainmaking trainer and coach Jaimie Field shares tactics for growing your law firm’s business, even in the midst of the pandemic.

May 4, 2021

Warren Zevon; Financial Management Best Practices; and “Number One Fan”

Jared Correia explores the life and times of Warren Zevon and then brings on Brooke Lively to demystify financial management for law firms.

April 20, 2021

The Bar is Low…Might as Well Improve Your Law Firm!; Pandemic-Era Talent Acquisition; and the Rump Roast: the Return of Correia Family Stories

Hire like a pro with tips from Ron Godier! And, stick around for the Rump Roast, where Patrick Correia reveals what it was like to have Jared for a big brother.

April 6, 2021

Larry Bird Stories; Getting the Reputation You Deserve; and the Rump Roast: The Gritty Origin Story

Jared Correia still hates the Lakers, and Shawn Hill joins for a chat on how online reviews can help you build a better reputation for your law firm.

March 23, 2021

Saying “NonLawyer” Isn’t Cool Anymore; Finding Fulfillment in Your Work; and the “Stick or Quit” Rump Roast!

Jared’s going to lose it if you keep saying “nonlawyer”, and, later, he and Toya Gavin chat about what lawyers should do if they feel discouraged in their work.

March 12, 2021

ABA Techshow 2021: Startup Alley Winner

In its fifth year, the Startup Alley Pitch Competition showcased a new group of 15 emerging companies in the legal tech market.

March 11, 2021

ABA Techshow 2021: Finding & Scaling New Practice Areas

At the intersection of legal need, a pandemic, and tech is the opportunity to develop a niche practice. This Atlanta lawyer has directions.

March 9, 2021

Why Sackboy is Super Dope; How AI Makes State Court Data Accessible; and the “Three Questions” Rump Roast

Welp, burlap sacks might be cool now. Oh, and Jared Correia talks trends in AI and legal research with Trellis CEO Nicole Clark!

February 23, 2021

The “Cat Lawyer” Buzzkill, Unusual Legal Marketing, and the Rump Roast: Game of Life 

Jared Correia ruins the “cat lawyer” fun and chats with Chad Sands about harnessing creativity and uniqueness for better law firm marketing.

February 9, 2021

Six Reasons WandaVision is Super Cool, 5-Star Customer Service Tips, and the Rump Roast: “Defining” Moments

Jared Correia tells us why WandaVision is the best superhero show ever and John Strohmeyer tells us how to have the best customer service ever — a win-win!

January 26, 2021

Sounding as Classy as Jared; the Upside of Single-Provider Legal Tech; and A Correia Family History Rump Roast

Jared Correia shares tips for upping your audio quality and chats with Sarah Schaaf about legal tech trends and the benefits of keeping all your tech under one roof.

January 12, 2021

Jim Carrey Should’ve Won an Oscar, Making Virtual Conferences Better, and the Rump Roast: Celebrity Nicknames

Jared Correia dishes on Jim Carrey’s greatest roles and chats with Melissa Rogozinski about how to enhance the virtual conference experience.

December 22, 2020

Moneyball Your Law Firm, Thought Leadership For the Win, and the Rump Roast: “Yacht or Nyacht?”

Jared Correia welcomes Jay Harrington to discuss what it means to be a thought leader in the legal marketplace.

December 8, 2020

Peculiar Pandemic Purchases, the Legendary Bob Ambrogi, and Our Spotify Contest-Winner Rump Roast

Jared Correia is joined by renowned journalist and lawyer Bob Ambrogi to talk through legal tech trends in 2020.

November 24, 2020

The Unkillable Billable Hour, Productizing Legal Services, and the Rump Roast: Double Jeopardy!

Jared Correia hashes out what it means to productize legal services in your law firm with Dorna Moini, CEO of Documate–winner of Clio’s 2020 Launch//Code Competition.

November 10, 2020

Everybody Likes Tom Petty, Your Client-Generating Machine, and the Rump Roast: Portland Edition

Jared Correia ponders whether anyone could actually not like Tom Petty (gasp!) and learns how Megan Hargroder uses storytelling to help lawyers build engaging websites clients love.