Jennifer Whigham

Jennifer Whigham

Host of Lawyerist Podcast

Jennifer Whigham is the Community Director at Lawyerist.

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May 23, 2024

#506: Managing Stress & Avoiding Burnout, with Emily Nagoski (Replay)

In this episode, author and speaker Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., discusses how to handle stress and break the burnout cycle in your personal and professional life.    Links from the episode:   Check out...

May 16, 2024

#504: Leveraging Franchise Know-How in Law Practice, with Chad Fox

Zack talks with Lab Coach Chad Fox about how developing law firm processes can build value for a practice. They specifically discuss how his experience in franchises showed him that the difference...

March 21, 2024

#495: Crack the Code of Compelling Writing, with Todd Rogers

Are your writings being read?   Stephanie and Harvard’s Todd Rogers discuss effective writing.   Links from the episode:   Schedule a free 30 minute strategy session with iLawyer!    Book with Todd  Writing for...

March 14, 2024

#494: How to Stop Procrastination and Conquer Your To-Do List, with Paul Unger

What are you putting off? We’ve all been there and here’s the good news: it doesn’t mean you are lazy or a bad person! In this episode, Stephanie explores the why behind...

March 7, 2024

#493: Why Brilliant People Should Write Books, with Sharai Robbin

You own a law firm and have amazing thoughts, ideas, and stories to share. So, what’s holding you back from writing that book? In today’s episode, Stephanie talks with best-selling author and...

January 18, 2024

#486: How to Safely Include AI in Your Legal Tech Stack, with Will Anoh

In this episode, Zack talks with Will Anoh, Affinity Consulting’s IT Coordinator, about integrating AI into your legal tech stack. They discuss questions to ask your providers to ensure your client data...

January 11, 2024

#485: Unleash Your Law Firm’s Potential with an Internal Coach, with Robin Carberry

Imagine what your firm would look like if EVERY team member had a professional development coach. Sound crazy? It’s not!   Today, Stephanie talks with Professional Development Coach Robin Carberry about why and...

January 4, 2024

#484: Revolutionizing Your Firm with Smart Hiring, with Jennifer Hawkins

Think it’s impossible for an “old” firm to learn “new” tricks? Think again!   After more than three decades in practice, Lawyerist Lab member and firm owner Jennifer Hawkins knew she had to...

December 14, 2023

#480: The Prenup Prescription for a Thriving Marriage, with Aaron Thomas

You know what they say about the cobbler’s kid? As lawyers, you know what a prenup is, but have you considered how one can help you redefine your marriage? In this episode,...

October 19, 2023

#471: Unleashing Your Inner Creative, with Phil McKinney

Let’s bust a myth: Creativity isn’t an innate talent that you’re lucky to have or out of luck if you don’t.  And it’s not just about the arts. Everyone is creative, and...

September 28, 2023

#468: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs, with Supriya Venkatesan

What is holding you back? In this episode, Stephanie and Lawyerist Lab Business Coach, Supriya Venkatesan, discuss limiting beliefs and how they are unknowingly keeping us from reaching our goals.   Learn real...

September 14, 2023

#466: Navigating Generational Differences in the Workplace, with Katherine Jeffrey

Be honest! Have you ever muttered or thought someone was being “such a Millennial” or “ok, Boomer!” Yes? Then, this episode is for you as Stephanie dives into generational differences with Katherine...

September 7, 2023

#464: Unpacking the Power of Self-Accountability in Coaching, with Leticia DeSuze

Stephanie talks with our new Lawyerist Lab business coach, Leticia DeSuze, about what is holding most business owners back and how working with a business coach can help. They also explore why...

August 17, 2023

#460: High Stakes: Exploring the Rise of Gambling Addiction Among Lawyers, with Eric Webber

Stephanie talks with Eric Webber about the silent addiction of gambling. In this episode, we explore why you can’t go anywhere or watch a sporting event without hearing betting terms. Online gambling...

August 10, 2023

#459: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Connections on the Course, with LJ Finney

Think golf is a boring game for old white dudes? Think again! In this episode, Stephanie talks with LJ Finney about why golf is great for networking and business development and so...

June 29, 2023

#452: Managing AI in Your Practice, with Ed Walters

Zack sits down with Ed Walters, Chief Strategy Officer of vLex and founder of Fastcase, to discuss AI’s role in legal research. Delve into why it’s important to demystify AI and debunk...

May 25, 2023

#447: Healthy Teams: Leading Your Team to a Shared Vision, with Aaron Elinoff

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for another stop on our podcast book tour. This week we’re diving into recruiting,...

May 18, 2023

#445: Step Up Your Podcast Game, with Britany Felix

In this episode, we get meta with Zack interviewing Lawyerist’s own podcast editor and consultant, Britany Felix. They talk about pitching yourself as a guest, using that appearance in your law firm...

May 11, 2023

#444: Streamlining Legal Operations for Success, with Catherine Sanders Reach

Stephanie talks with Director for the Center of Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association, Catherine Sanders Reach, about Legal Ops and how that can help put the right people in...

April 27, 2023

#442: Creating a Culture of Learning, with Danielle DavisRoe

Are you or your team lifelong learners? Maybe the thought of training exhausts you? In this episode, Zack talks to senior consultant and Lab coach Danielle DavisRoe about training at your firm...

April 20, 2023

#441: Debunking Myths of Subscription Model, with Ron Baker

Recently, we’ve featured Labsters from our community who made the switch to subscription models. Today, Stephanie interviews Ron Baker, returning guest and author of “Time’s Up! The Subscription Business Model for Professional...

April 6, 2023

#439: Healthy Strategy: Client-Centered Business Model, with Brandon Harter

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for a podcast book tour, where we dive into each of the six areas...

March 23, 2023

#436: Flat Fees and Flexible Firms, with Rebecca Ritchey

Labster Rebecca Ritchey from Sibus Law Group joins Sara to talk about how she has built a healthy business strategy in her firm—including a flat fee model, a flexible workplace, and opportunities...

March 16, 2023

#435: How Lawyers Can Maximize Word, with Barron Henley

Stephanie interviews Affinity’s Barron Henley and they dive into how lawyers can maximize their use of Microsoft Word. From formatting to footnotes, Barron offers his insights, tips, and strategies for making Word...

March 2, 2023

#433: Revisit The Small Firm Roadmap, with Stephanie Everett & Aaron Street

Have you heard? We released a new edition of our book! Our goal has always been to help lawyers better manage their firms. Now we have new strategies and stories to help...

February 9, 2023

#430: Building Your Team in a Down Market, with Chong Ye

No one said hiring and keeping a strong team was easy, but it’s definitely possible. Sara interviews Lawyerist Lab member, Chong Ye, about the success he’s found in hiring great people and...

February 2, 2023

#429: Tame Your Digital Chaos, with Paul Unger

Do you feel overwhelmed in your day-to-day as you try to get everything done? Guess what? You’re not alone. Paul Unger, speaker, author, and owner at Affinity Consulting, joins Stephanie and offers...

January 26, 2023

#428: Behind the Scenes of a $100M Verdict, with Ryan McKeen

Believe it or not, securing a $100 million dollar verdict is not an overnight project. Today Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab coach Ryan McKeen about how he built his personal injury firm...

January 12, 2023

#426: Leveraging LinkedIn as a Lawyer, with Amy Grubb

You probably have a LinkedIn profile. But, are you using it in a way that helps build your client portfolio, brand, and business? In this episode, meet new Lawyerist Lab coach Amy...

December 29, 2022

#424: How to Get Great Feedback from Clients, with Ashley Steckler

You want your clients to give you feedback, but are you asking the right questions? Listen today as our product director, Ashley Steckler, shares specific suggestions on how to get the feedback...

December 22, 2022

#423: Bridging the Access to Justice Gap with Technology, with Sateesh Nori

Attorneys have a unique opportunity to use their skills for the good of others. And Sateesh Nori, Executive Director of JustFix, has worked his entire career doing just that. Sateesh spent 20...

December 8, 2022

#421: Leading Your Firm Through Adolescence, with Karen Graves

You’re no longer in start-up mode for your firm. You’ve grown and stretched and you’re ready to level up. So what’s next?  In this episode, Stephanie talks with Karen Graves, Lawyerist’s newest...

December 1, 2022

#419: Free Yourself from Productivity, with Oliver Burkeman

Is your to-do list never-ending? When was the last time you really felt productive? When we are constantly trying to get things off our list, the list seems to only grow longer.  ...

October 27, 2022

#414: Why You Need an Integrator, with Jasmine Prout

What is an integrator? What does an integrator do? Does your team need one?  Sara Muender talks with Jasmine Jowers Prout, Operations Director of The Gober Group, about the importance of having...

October 20, 2022

#412: Challenging Hyper-Growth Mentality, with Paul Jarvis

How much growth is the right amount? How will you know when your business has grown enough? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Paul Jarvis, author and co-founder of Fathom Analytics, about...

September 29, 2022

#408: Make Your Core Values Work for You, with Fiona McEntee

Do you treat your firm’s core values as the guiding principles they are designed to be? On this episode, Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab member Fiona McEntee about how, once she settled...

September 15, 2022

#406: Harnessing Anxiety for Good, with Dr. Wendy Suzuki

On this week’s episode, Stephanie chats with Dr. Wendy Suzuki, author of Good Anxiety and Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University. Listen and learn about the root causes...

September 8, 2022

#405: The Diverse Ways People Think, with Temple Grandin

Zack talks with Dr. Temple Gradin, academic, animal behaviorist, and Autism rights proponent, about different types of thinkers, the strengths they bring, and why it’s important to have different thinkers on your...

August 25, 2022

#402: Why Conviction Review Units Matter, with Sunny Eaton

There is a lot to consider when dealing with criminal law. In today’s episode, Zack talks with Sunny Eaton, director of the Conviction Review Unit in Nashville, TN, about what this unit...

August 11, 2022

#400: Get Beyond the Billable Hour, with Ron Baker

In this episode, Stephanie talks to Ron Baker about better alternatives to the billable hour and how to get there.

August 4, 2022

#399: When Business Partnerships Break Up, with Ryan McKeen, Meghan Freed, and Kristen Marcroft

In this episode, Ryan McKeen and his former firm partners discuss starting, separating, and building successful separate practices.

July 21, 2022

#397: Hiring a Legal Administrator Can Increase Your Bottom Line, with Matthew Sullivan

Stephanie talks with Matthew Sullivan about the importance of a legal administrators and the future of executive functions in law firms.

July 14, 2022

#396: How My Life (and Law Practice) Changed When I Became a Sober Lawyer, with Sarah Soucie Eyberg

In this episode, Sara talks with social security disability attorney, Sarah Soucie Eyberg, about her sobriety journey while practicing law and what being a sober lawyer means for her.

July 7, 2022

#394: Choosing the Right Law Practice Management Software, with Zack Glaser

In this episode, Jennifer talks with Zack Glaser about the components to a successful law practice management system.

June 16, 2022

#391: Start With Succession Planning in Mind, with Steven Glaser

In this episode, Zack talks with his father, attorney Steve Glaser, about succession planning for law firms and making sure you take care of your clients in the transition. They also discuss...

June 2, 2022

#387: Change Your Law Firm (and Your Life) with Systems, with Jay Ruane

In this episode, Stephanie talks with serial legal entrepreneur Jay Ruane about integrating law firm systems and getting your team on board. In addition to integrating systems, learn how systems have...

May 26, 2022

#385: Avoiding Common Project Management Mistakes, with Ashley Steckler

In this episode, Zack Glaser talks with our product director here at Lawyerist., Ashely Steckler, about common project management mistakes and how to avoid them.

May 19, 2022

#384: Delivering Bad News to Clients, with Marjorie Aaron

In this episode, Stephanie talks with Marjorie Aaron, Professor of Practice and Director of the Center for Practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, about communicating effectively to better deliver...

May 12, 2022

#383: Designing the Life You Want Instead of a Job You Have, with Stanley Tate

In this episode, Stephanie talks with the Student Loan Lawyer, Stanley Tate, about leveraging tech instead of staff and having a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset.

May 5, 2022

#382: Is Going Solo the Right Way?, with Carolyn Elefant

Lawyerist talks with Solo by Choice author, Carolyn Elefant, about starting a solo law practice and if going solo is right for you.