Sam Glover

Sam Glover

Host of Lawyerist Podcast

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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November 22, 2017
#147: Accessible Justice, with Haben Girma

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.

November 15, 2017
#146: Practicing Law as an Legal Technician (LLLT) in Washington State, with Laura Genoves

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.

November 8, 2017
#145: Why it’s Hard for Financial Advisors to Build Referral Networks with Lawyers, with Brad Johnson

Financial advisor mentor Brad Johnson talks about why financial advisors find it so difficult to build referral networks with lawyers.

November 1, 2017
#144: How Stress is Sabotaging Your Clients, with Nika Kabiri (Replay)

How may stress be sabotaging your clients and getting in the way of your ability to represent them?

October 25, 2017
#143: The Past, Present, and Future of Unbundled Legal Services, with Forrest Mosten

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.

October 18, 2017
#142: How to Energize Your Speaking Engagements, with Pete Vargas

Pete Vargas explains how lawyers can use speaking engagements to generate new clients and referrals and outlines a three-part presentation outline.

October 11, 2017
#141: How Lawyers Can (and Should) Use Pinterest for Marketing, with Christina Scalera

Christina Scalera explains why Pinterest really is a great place for lawyers to build business, and how to approach it.

October 4, 2017
#140: Making a Case for a Primary Care Lawyer, with Melissa Hall

Can lawyers offer "primary care" law, the concept of addressing small and general issues to clients who may not need a specialist.

September 27, 2017
Clio Cloud 2017: Building a Complete Law Firm

Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold talk about their presentation and the three things lawyers should be doing or thinking about along with tech adoption.

September 27, 2017
#139: 14 Low-Cost Ways to Improve Your SEO Profile, with Jeff Skrysak

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.)

September 25, 2017
Clio Cloud 2017: Working with Millennial Lawyers and Clients

Nicole Abboud talks about hiring millennials, managing millennial lawyers, and what millennial clients expect from their lawyers.

September 20, 2017
#138: Starting a Legal Non-Profit, with Animal Legal Defense Fund Founder Joyce Tischler

Joyce Tischler discusses lessons learned from the founding of Animal Legal Defense Fund, which she founded in 1979.

September 13, 2017
#137: Career Change for Smart Professionals, with Rikke Hansen

How should lawyers begin thinking about a career change and what's right for you as an individual?

September 6, 2017
#136: Meditation and Productivity for Innovators and Entrepreneurs, with Doug Brackman

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

August 30, 2017
#135: How to Shop for Malpractice Insurance, with JoAnn Hathaway

Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers author JoAnn Hathaway explains why you need malpractice insurance and how to shop for it.

August 23, 2017
#134: Why It’s Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock

John Pollock discusses the civil right to counsel (sometimes called "civil Gideon") movement with Sam on this episode of Lawyerist.

August 16, 2017
#133: Why Lawyers Need to Learn Design, with Alix Devendra

Alix Devendra explains why lawyers need to learn and apply design thinking in their law practices.

August 9, 2017
#132: In-House v. Outside Counsel, with Adam Losey & Elliot Miller

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.

August 2, 2017
#131: How to Build an Award-Winning Law Firm Website, with Jess Birken

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.

July 26, 2017
#130: An Introduction to Local Search Marketing, with Gyi Tsakalakis (Replay)

Gyi Tsakalakis explains why local search marketing matters online and how to do it effectively.

July 19, 2017
#129: The Business of Public Access to Law, with Tim Stanley

Tim Stanley talks about public access to law and why it's taking so long for courts to get on board.

July 12, 2017
#128: Checking in on Katie Floyd’s Mac-Powered Solo Practice

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.

July 5, 2017
#127: Rise of the Robot Lawyers, with Joshua Browder

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.

June 28, 2017
#126: Reinventing Your Law Practice, with Megan Zavieh

How to reinvent a new business model for your law firm when you're feeling sluggish.

June 21, 2017
#125: Public Access to Law Under Threat, with Carl Malamud

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.

June 14, 2017
#124: The Client-First Future of Law Practice, with Jordan Furlong

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?

June 7, 2017
#123: Why Mentoring Could Be the Key to Your Legal Career, with Marshall Lichty

Minnesota lawyer Marshall Lichty explains why mentoring is important, how lawyers can find a mentor, and how experienced lawyers can find a mentee.

May 31, 2017
#122: Dear Landlord, I’ll See You in Court, with Daniel Bramzon

Daniel Bramzon talks about his aggressive tenant-advocacy non-profit, BASTA, and explains how it has changed evictions in LA by demanding a jury trial in every case.

May 24, 2017
#121: A “Crossover” Real Estate/Realtor Practice, with Wendy Calvert

Wendy Calvert discusses what it means to have a "crossover" practice as a corporate consultant, real estate lawyer, and realtor.

May 17, 2017
#120: Web Apps for Justice, with Brad Clark (Replay)

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.

May 10, 2017
#119: How Stress is Sabotaging Your Clients, with Nika Kabiri

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.

May 3, 2017
#118: Old-School Virtual Law Practice and E-Brief Best Practices, with Scott Bassett

In this episode Sam talks to Scott Bassett, who had a virtual law practice before anyone thought in those terms.

April 26, 2017
#117: Minimalism, Ethics, and Tech Competence in Solo Practice, with Erin Gerstenzang

In this episode we talk to Erin Gerstenzang about her solo criminal defense practice and the challenges of going solo, especially for newer lawyers.

April 19, 2017
#116: The ROI of Giving Things Away, with Doug Sorocco

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...

April 12, 2017
#115: Why Military Spouses Shouldn’t Have to Keep Taking the Bar Exam, with Josie Beets

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.

April 5, 2017
#114: NeverAgain.Tech and Appropriate Security Paranoia, with Ansel Halliburton

Ansel Halliburton talks about how technologists have come together in solidarity against data collection and surveillance and how paranoid you should be.

March 29, 2017
#113 How to Build a Mom (and Dad)–Friendly Law Firm, with Michelle Browning Coughlin

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.

March 22, 2017
#112: How to Ditch Your Computer and Work from Your Phone, with Chad Burton

Chad Burton, explains how (and why) he ditched his computer for an iPad Pro, and then ditched his iPad Pro for his iPhone.

March 17, 2017
ABA TECHSHOW 2017: Don’t Be Afraid of Unbundled Legal Services

Shantelle Argyle talks about how lawyers can unbundle their services and actually turn a profit.

March 15, 2017
#111: Daring Networking, with Ruth Carter

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.

March 8, 2017
#110: Personal Challenges, with Inti Martínez-Alemán, Megan Zavieh, and Tom Martin

Three TBD Law alumni to tell their stories of overcoming personal challenges and how their careers were affected.

March 1, 2017
#109: Recognizing Opportunities, with Andrew Haugen

What are the challenges of integrating several law practices into one functioning business?

February 22, 2017
#108: Incubating a Socially Conscious Law Firm, with Mindy Yocum

Mindy Yocum, founder of a socially conscious law firm, explains how she envisions her role as a lawyer.

February 15, 2017
#107: Niche Practice: Weed Law, with Matthew Buck

The world of weed law, the ethics of advising clients who are committing federal crimes, and how to market a niche practice.

February 8, 2017
#106: Can Lawyers Really Innovate? with Jon Tobin

Should lawyers learn to develop their own software and can they forecast the future of law practice?

February 1, 2017
#105: How Small Firms Can Promote Diversity, with Heather Hackman

Dr. Heather Hackman helps us get a new perspective on diversity and the legal profession.

January 25, 2017
#104: Building a Multi-Million Dollar Law Practice, with Greg McEwan

How Greg has built a multi-million dollar personal injury firm by taking big risks for big rewards.

January 18, 2017
#103: Viral Video Marketing (and Yelling), with the Texas Law Hawk, Bryan Wilson

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.

January 11, 2017
#102: An Innovative Law Firm with Work-Life Balance, with Betsy Stotler & Kelly Hayes

Betsy Stotler and Kelly Hayes discuss their innovative, distributed (remote) law firm that balances work, life, and clients.

January 4, 2017
#101: Working Out with Clients, with Drew Amoroso

Drew Amoroso talks about starting a small fitness law firm, why he chose a niche, and working out with clients before business.

December 28, 2016
#100: KPIs and Starting with the End in Mind, with Mary Juetten

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

December 21, 2016
#99: Taking Inspiration from the Sh*ttiest Month, with Joe Bahgat

Sam and Aaron discuss the value of business coaching and what it takes to get lawyers to think strategically about their law firms.

December 14, 2016
#98: Web Apps for Justice, with Brad Clark

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.

December 7, 2016
#97: How to Expand Your Practice with Freelance Lawyers, with Lisa Solomon

Lisa Solomon explains what freelance lawyering is, how to work with a freelance lawyer, and where to find one.

November 30, 2016
#96: How IBM’s Watson Empowers a Network of Lawyers, with Jason Velez

Jason Velez explains how he is using IBM's Watson to empower 1Law, the small firm and affiliation of US lawyers he founded.

November 23, 2016
#95: Goldilocks, Clio, and Apps for Access to Justice, with Katrina Leung

In this Lawyerist Podcast, a discussion on the benefits and downfalls of shared working spaces for lawyers.

November 16, 2016
#94: The Evolution of Online Marketing, with Greg Siskind

The evolution of law firm websites, online marketing, and excitement over the Lawyerist Podcast joining Legal Talk Network.

August 30, 2016
#83: The Future of the Legal Profession, with the Attendees of TBD Law

Sam Glover talks with several attendees of the inaugural edition of TBD Law, a first-of-its-kind gathering of innovation-minded lawyers.

August 23, 2016
#82: Starting a Non-Profit Firm While in Law School, with Jamie Sutton

Sam Glover talks with Jamie Sutton, a third-year law student who has already started his own sliding-scale nonprofit law firm.

August 16, 2016
#81: The Dark Web, with Mark Lanterman

Computer forensics expert Mark Lanterman talks about the dark web and the latest trends in law firm security breaches.

August 9, 2016
#80: How to Overcome Resistance to Technology Upgrades, with Will Harrelson

Will Harrelson from CuroLegal talks about how to overcome resistance when your law firm needs to upgrade its technology, systems, or processes.

August 2, 2016
#79: Legal Insurance and Bridging the Access to Justice Gap, with Nicolle Schippers

Nicolle Schippers talks about what legal insurance is and how it can help to bridge the access to justice gap.

July 26, 2016
#78: Going Solo When You’re the Sole Breadwinner, with Randall Ryder

Solo practitioner Randall Ryder talks about what it is like to go out on your own when you have no safety net.

July 19, 2016
#77: Solving Problems by Building a Software Solution, with Janine Sickmeyer

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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