Sam Glover

Sam Glover

Sam Glover is the founder and Editor in Chief of Lawyerist.com. Sam helps lawyers understand the economic, demographic, and technological changes shaping the present and future of small-firm law practice. Visit Lawyerist.com for more information, ideas, and discussions by and for solo and small-firm lawyers and legal service providers.

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Recent Episodes
March 10, 2022

#372: From Joining to Running a Law Firm, with Russell Farbiarz

We’re joined by Lawyerist Lab member, Russell Farbiarz, as he discusses what it looked like to take over his practice. We discuss how he got there and what to think about if...

February 24, 2022

#370: How to Use Personality Assessments with Your Team, with Ashley Steckler

Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares her perspective on the personality test industry and how to navigate your results!

February 17, 2022

#369: Selling Your Practice, with Tom Lenfestey

We’re joined by business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, where we talk through succession planning and what it looks like to sell your practice.

February 10, 2022

#368: Using Strategy Intensives for Your Firm’s Success, with Anne Romanello

We’re joined by Lawyerist Lab member, Anne Romanello, where we talk through the importance of strategy intensives and how they can help your firm.

February 8, 2022

#367: Trends that Solo and Small Firms Should Know, with Clio (Sponsored)

Clio’s Joshua Lemon talks the latest trends that solo & small firms should be on the lookout for!

February 3, 2022

#366: Grow as a Leader With These Daily Experiments, with Susan Ashford

We’re joined by author and professor, Susan Ashford, where we talk about how you can use small, daily experiments to grow as a leader.

December 23, 2021

#360: Leading Your Team with Empathy, with Sherry Deutschmann

We’re talking with author and entrepreneur, Sherry Deutschmann, about how important it is to have empathy in your leadership with your business.

November 18, 2021

#355: A Look at the New Non-lawyer Firm Ownership Reform, Pt.2, with Allen Rodriguez

We’re talking with Allen Rodriguez today about his new Alternative Business Structure in AZ, Singular Law. He and his partner are some of the first to get licensed under the new rules.

November 11, 2021

#354: A Look at the New Non-lawyer Firm Ownership Reform, with Lori Gonzalez

Law firm and business expert, Lori Gonzalez, joins us today to discuss the recent regulatory reform regarding nonlawyer ownership.

November 4, 2021

#353: Managing Projects Without a Project Manager, with Ashley Steckler

Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares how to better scope and manage projects for your business.

September 23, 2021

#347: How a Client Happiness Coordinator Increased My Firm Referrals & Reviews, with Ryan McKeen & Brittany Green

Lawyerist Lab Coach Ryan McKeen and his Client Happiness Coordinator, Brittany Green share about how her role as a Client Happiness Coordinator helps create a client-centered firm.

September 2, 2021

#344: Life as a Law Firm CEO, with Patrick Palace

Patrick Palace joins us today and discusses how he’s created a successful firm that can run on the day to day without him. He shares how he spends some of his extra...

June 24, 2021

#334: Carrying your Client’s Trauma, with Sherry Walling

Lab coach Kelly Street is talking with therapist Sherry Walling about what it looks like to carry your client’s trauma.

January 14, 2021

#311: What You Should’ve Learned in Law School, with Neil Tyra

Neil Tyra shares all the things they didn’t teach you in law school and some mistakes he made in his own practice that helped him grow.

June 18, 2020

#281: Lies About Work, with Ashley Goodall

Cisco's Ashley Goodall discusses leading and managing at work the right way and some of the biggest lies we believe about work.

May 21, 2020

#277: Creating a Law Firm that Runs Without You, with Emily Cooper 

Emily Cooper discusses how to keep your law firm team successful when you’re not in the office or need to adjust to outside circumstances. 

May 7, 2020

#275: Creating a Business Advisory Council, with Stephanie Everett 

Stephanie Everett discusses why you need a business advisory council for your law firm and how to create one. 

April 30, 2020

#274: What to Fix Next, with Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz discusses why business owners are struggle to name their biggest challenge and how to set priorities for work.

April 23, 2020

#273: Your Business Model Canvas, with Alan Smith

Alan Smith discusses business models optimized for today and tomorrow, how to transcend industry boundaries, and stay adaptable. 

April 16, 2020

#272: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm with Greg Crabtree

Greg Crabtree discusses important metrics that lawyers should measure when striving for a profitable small or solo law firm. 

April 9, 2020

#271: Client-Centered Law Firms, with Jack Newton

Jack Newton discusses why it's important for lawyers to adapt and what it means to have a client-centered law firm in 2020 and beyond.

April 2, 2020

#270: The Real Secrets to Networking, with David Burkus

David Burkus explains what’s wrong with the traditional approach to networking and how to build your connections more effectively instead. 

March 26, 2020

#269: Adapting to Remote Law, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett discusses how to be tech and remote ready, finding the right crowd of peers to push forward together, and keeping yourself mentally healthy while facing serious external challenges like a...

March 19, 2020

#268: Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster, with Cameron Herold

Cameron Herold explains how the stages of entrepreneurship translate to different action steps. 

March 5, 2020

#266: 5 Financial Key Performance Indicators for Your Firm, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett discusses the five financial numbers you need to know to run your law firm successfully and to forecast your future.

February 27, 2020

#265: Pivoting & Resilient Leadership, with Adam Markel

Adam Markel talks about pivoting your life and career and what it means to be a resilient leader of your firm. 

February 13, 2020

#263: Fixing Law Schools, with Benjamin Barton

Ben Barton discusses how the Great Recession impacted law school admission, performance, and curriculum, and what this means for the future of law schools. 

February 6, 2020

#262: How to Hire & Delegate to Independent Contractors, with Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs gives her tips on what you should know before outsourcing, what to look for in a freelancer, and how to hire and work with independent contractors.

January 30, 2020

#261: Hire Rock Stars with Killer Job Postings, with Maryellen Stockton

Maryellen Stockton explains how to write a job posting that attracts the best talent, and job descriptions that set employees up for success.

January 23, 2020

#260: Succession Planning for Anvils, Retirement & More, with Jonathan Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkins gives his tips on how to transition out of your practice, whether you are squashed by an anvil out of the blue or planning to cash out and retire.

January 16, 2020

#259: Controlling Alcohol, with Annie Grace

Annie Grace explains how to think about your relationship with alcohol and why moderation is harder than just drinking or not drinking.

January 9, 2020

#258: JDs and ADHD, with Marshall Lichty

Marshall Lichty talks about being a lawyer with ADHD.

December 26, 2019

#256: Culture Index, with Nathan Hightower

Nathan Hightower discusses Culture Index and why too much distance between your core traits and the behaviors required to do your job well might be hurting you and your law firm.

December 19, 2019

#255: Why You Should Charge Less After Lunch, with Dan Pink

Daniel Pink discusses the science of timing and productivity, the subject of his latest book, When, and also compensation and motivation, the subject of Drive.

December 12, 2019

#254: Setting Goals for Next Year, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett explains how she helps Lawyerist Lab members set personal and business goals and follow through to meet them.

December 5, 2019

#253: Meditation & Productivity for Entrepreneurs, with Doug Brackmann (Replay)

Doug Brackmann explains why traditional meditation may not work for innovators, entrepreneurs, and other highly driven individuals.

November 27, 2019

#252: The Science of Charisma & Awkwardness, with Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edward explains what factors into charisma—and awkwardness—and how everyone can learn to be more charismatic.

November 21, 2019

#251: Trauma, Stress, & Keeping Your Sh*t Together, with Sherry Walling

Dr. Sherry Walling explains what trauma is and where it comes from, how to find out if you have trauma or whether it may be linked to other mental health issues, like...

November 14, 2019

#250: Making a Remote Workplace Work, with Maryellen Stockton

Maryellen Stockton explains the different kinds of remote workplace arrangements, discusses some of the biggest challenges, and how to hire and manage effectively.

November 7, 2019

#249: The Alter Ego Effect, with Todd Herman

Todd Herman talks about his book, The Alter Ego Effect, which offers a tool for getting more out of “the six inches between your ears,” explains the alter ego effect, and how...

October 31, 2019

#248: Hiring on Values & Unscheduled Phone Calls, with Ben Hudson

Ben Hudson outlines his core values and how a thoughtful, slow-moving hiring process helps him make sure his replacement was the right person.

October 24, 2019

#247: Work-Life Balance and Raising Entrepreneurial Kids, with Jim and Jamie Sheils

Jim and Jamie Sheils talks about work-life balance and what it’s like raising entrepreneurial kids.

October 17, 2019

#246: Small Firm Profile, with Justie Nicol

Justie Nicol talks about her transition from a solo to small firm, KPI’s, and her Harry Potter-style House Cup system.

October 10, 2019

#245: The One Thing, with Geoff Woods

On this week's Lawyerist Podcast, Sam Glover talks with Geoff Woods about what it means to only focus on one thing at a time, the benefits and challenges it can bring, and...

October 3, 2019

#244: Tech Savvier Lawyers, with Adriana Linares

Adriana Linares joins Sam Glover on this week's Lawyerist Podcast to talk about how lawyers can “level up” their tech-savviness.

September 26, 2019

#243: Audience, Attention, and SEO, with Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin, the Co-founder and CEO of Moz, joins Sam Glover on this week's Lawyerist Podcast to talk about audience and attention, how they work with SEO, and the differences between the...

September 19, 2019

#242: Brave, Not Perfect, with Reshma Saujani

Sam talks with Reshma Saujani about the importance of reframing the messages society delivers to girls and women.

September 12, 2019

#241: The Small Firm Roadmap, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett outlines major points from Lawyerist's new book, "The Small Firm Roadmap," including why law practice is broken and how to create successful, future-oriented small and solo law firms.

September 5, 2019

#240: Law in Context, with Larry Lessig

This week on The Lawyerist Podcast, Larry Lessig talks about the two phases of his work: intellectual property and its impact on culture, and then his focus on political reform.

August 29, 2019

#239: Radical Candor, Lawyers & Clients, with Jason Rosoff

On this week's Lawyerist podcast, Sam Glover talks with Jason Rosoff about how to become a better leader and manager by using radical candor.