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.
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.
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 time & how he got to where he is today.
Lab coach Kelly Street is talking with therapist Sherry Walling about what it looks like to carry your client’s trauma.
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.
Cisco's Ashley Goodall discusses leading and managing at work the right way and some of the biggest lies we believe about work.
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.
Stephanie Everett discusses why you need a business advisory council for your law firm and how to create one.
Mike Michalowicz discusses why business owners are struggle to name their biggest challenge and how to set priorities for work.
Alan Smith discusses business models optimized for today and tomorrow, how to transcend industry boundaries, and stay adaptable.
Greg Crabtree discusses important metrics that lawyers should measure when striving for a profitable small or solo law firm.
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.
David Burkus explains what’s wrong with the traditional approach to networking and how to build your connections more effectively instead.
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 pandemic.
Cameron Herold explains how the stages of entrepreneurship translate to different action steps.
Stephanie Everett discusses the five financial numbers you need to know to run your law firm successfully and to forecast your future.
Adam Markel talks about pivoting your life and career and what it means to be a resilient leader of your firm.
Ben Barton discusses how the Great Recession impacted law school admission, performance, and curriculum, and what this means for the future of law schools.
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.
Maryellen Stockton explains how to write a job posting that attracts the best talent, and job descriptions that set employees up for success.
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.
Annie Grace explains how to think about your relationship with alcohol and why moderation is harder than just drinking or not drinking.
Marshall Lichty talks about being a lawyer with ADHD.
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.
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.
Stephanie Everett explains how she helps Lawyerist Lab members set personal and business goals and follow through to meet them.
Doug Brackmann explains why traditional meditation may not work for innovators, entrepreneurs, and other highly driven individuals.
Vanessa Van Edward explains what factors into charisma—and awkwardness—and how everyone can learn to be more charismatic.
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 depression and anxiety.
Maryellen Stockton explains the different kinds of remote workplace arrangements, discusses some of the biggest challenges, and how to hire and manage effectively.
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 using an alter ego could help overcome someones biggest challenges.
Ben Hudson outlines his core values and how a thoughtful, slow-moving hiring process helps him make sure his replacement was the right person.
Jim and Jamie Sheils talks about work-life balance and what it’s like raising entrepreneurial kids.
Justie Nicol talks about her transition from a solo to small firm, KPI’s, and her Harry Potter-style House Cup system.
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 how to get started.
Adriana Linares joins Sam Glover on this week's Lawyerist Podcast to talk about how lawyers can “level up” their tech-savviness.
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 two.
Sam talks with Reshma Saujani about the importance of reframing the messages society delivers to girls and women.
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.
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.
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.
Sam Glover talks with Neil Tyra about the difference between being an entrepreneur and a lawyer, the future of real estate planning practices, and things they didn't teach you in law school.
Criminal defense attorney Erin Gerstenzang shares her vision for scaling her solo practice, what success looks like, and the challenges that come with growth.
This week on The Lawyerist Podcast, Sam Glover talks with Haben Girma the state of accessibility, changing the ableist mindset, and her new book.
In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Sam Glover talks with Matthew Dicks about storytelling and how learning the skill can help lawyers in their business.
Amy Morin talks to Sam Glover about what it means to be mentally strong and how to achieve that mentality.
Sam Glover talks with Giftology author, John Ruhlin, on the importance of gift giving and how it can boost moral and maximize client loyalty.
Sam Glover talks with Nicole Morris of Emory Law about the TI:GER program and how it helps law students innovate and gain unique skills in legal tech.
Stephanie Everett talks about client experience, client communication, and a few ways you can create micro-experiences for your clients.
Megan Zavieh talks about 'The Playbook', her content marketing strategies, and shares advice for lawyers thinking about starting podcasts.
Jan Glassman talks about her law firm business, her services she provides, and the challenges she faces when growing a law firm.
Rebecca Sandefur talks about why people don't ask lawyers or courts for assistance with their problems, how civilians can properly obtain legal help, and much more.
Bob Ambrogi examines the state of podcasting and legal blogging in 2019 and how influential these methods can still be.
Jason Fried talks about what it means to be a calm company and how less can be more when it comes to productivity.
David Colarusso talks about Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, what it is, and what it hopes to achieve.
Chris Voss talks about compromise and deadlines, listening and empathy as a martial art, and a few tips and tricks on negation.
Mark Britton talks about how he started Avvo, his vision for the company, and how it changed over the years.
Allison Shields talks about productivity mindset, delegation, and how better organization sets lawyers up for success.
ABA president Robert Carlson talks about what it means to lead a large and multifaceted legal organization in a time of technology change and innovation.
Kim Pray and Kate Kilberg talk about B Corporations, including what they are, and what they now know about B Corps that they wish they had known when they first started their law firm.
Zach Pousman talks about the design process and how it relates to law practice in-depth.
Ed Walters talks about his book "Data Driven Law", and why law firms should care more about data.
Rachel Rodgers talks about how she started an alternative law practice and what it means to build a business focused on serving women and women of color.
Mike Lissner talks about the pending PACER lawsuit, monopolies in law, and what the Free Law Project is.
Lainey Feingold talks about online accessibility requirements and what lawyers should know about them.
Alice Armitage talks about what today’s landscape looks like when law schools teach technology and innovation, and what role they have in solving the access to justice gap.
John Israel talks about how investing time in showing gratitude to people can wield a long term return in both personal and business relationships.
Stephen Dillard talks about how judges have mostly been inaccessible to the public and how quite a few judges are now going against the grain and taking residence on Twitter.
Cat Moon talks about how to achieve basic design competence, some lessons on innovation and design, and what role law schools can or should have in solving problems like access to justice.
Ben Balter talks about what GitHub is, why GitHub isn’t for lawyers, and some rules for communication and knowledge management that we can all take away from GitHub’s model.
Ashley Cox talks about what you need to do to prepare to hire, how to find the best applicants for your firm, and how to set up a new employee or independent contractor for success.
Stephanie Everett talks about some of the questions small firm lawyers should ask themselves.
Natalie Worsfold talks about her law firm’s approach to law practice and why more firms aren't following suit.
Jennifer Longtin talks about why implementing low cost options for clients doesn’t mean you will be less profitable, and how to have reasonable conversations about money with clients.
Mike Michalowicz talks about main concepts from a few of his books, including the idea of “entrepreneurial poverty” and why most average companies lose.
Sherry Walling talks about the typical sources of stress and unhappiness for an entrepreneur, and how to be objective about these levels.
Will Hornsby talks about whether or not ethics rules are standing in the way of innovation.
Haben Girma talks about how designing courts, law firms, and the attorney-client relationship for people with disabilities can increase access to justice for everyone.
Greg Crabtree talks about the four keys to profitable law firm.
George Psiharis talks about the state of small law, as well as Clio's 2018 Legal Industry Trends Report.
Mary Juetten talks about the end of the year finances.
Michel Falcon talks about what a people-first culture looks like, how to recognize why customers do business with you and how to resolve customer complaints.
Tracey Ivanyshyn talks about what makes employees happy, and how happy employees lead to happier clients.
Erik Pelton talks about his trademark law practice, in-depth conversations about his client onboarding and marketing systems, and communication philosophy.
Guest Rick Horowitz talks about why lawyers are better at knowing the law than communicating the law.
Lee Holcomb talks about her career path, her new book Lawyer Lifestyle, and how, with technology, women lawyers can find a voice and position in a challenging and constantly changing legal market.
John Strohmeyer talks about his time working at The Four Seasons Hotel, and how he is using his experience working there with his law firm.
Annie Duke talks about decision making, how poker is similar to the decision-making process in business, and some of the decision-making traps we fall into.
Shannon Montgomery talks about the differences between building a business around a brand versus building a brand around your business.
Nic Kusmich talks about how to advertise on Facebook.
Nathana Sharma talks about what blockchain is, what it does, why it is so interesting, and what it has to do with the legal industry.
Jim Sheils talks about why family sometimes falls to the wayside as a working professional, and how to balance success at work with success at home.
Stephanie Everett talks about what a mastermind group is and some of the benefits of both joining and creating one.
Jordan Harbinger talks about how he went from being a pick-up artist to being a thought leader on social dynamics.
Jordan Furlong talks about the difference between owning a law firm and working for one and how knowing the difference can help law firms function.
Amy Morin talks about what it means to be mentally strong and the steps it takes to get there.
Jeff Glover talks about substance abuse and addiction—what it is and what treatment looks like.
Hilarie Bass talks about some of issues facing the legal industry in 2018 and how the ABA is responding those issues.
Tom Martin talks about the chatbot fad and how chatbots are being implemented, and not just as gimmicks.
Guest Ashley Cox on what onboarding new employees means, why it matters, and what it looks like in a business.
Jeff Cohen talks about some of the successes, road bumps, and stories from his journey as a child actor to owning a successful entertainment law practice.
Nicole Abboud discusses the benefits of tailoring your firm to meet the demands of a growing millennial clientele.
Gabriel Cheong talks about billing flat fees in unpredictable cases, like contested divorces.
Michael Port shares seven steps for mapping out your next oral argument.
Merlin Mann discusses the relationship between personal productivity and organizational productivity and how they relate to work-life balance.
David Sparks shares ten ways lawyers can get more from their iPhones.
Jordan Couch explains what his workflow used to look like without Trello, what it looks like now, and how he balances his workflow using Trello and other tools.
In this episode of the Lawyerist podcast, Brooke Moore gives us a snapshot of her client-centric, virtual law firm.
Guest Karin Conroy talks about the key factors in making your website both functional and effective.
Natalie Kelly discusses some of the roadblocks that are stopping lawyers from addressing challenges in their firms.
Patrick Palace talks about how lawyers can help make legal services affordable to all consumers.
Stephanie Everett, Community Director at Lawyerist, talks about the big picture of what Lawyerist is up to and what the one-year road map looks like for Lab members.
From documentation processes to mailing resources, Lori Gonzalez shares how to improve your law firm with the simplest of legal technology tools.
Ryan Holiday talks about the big takeaways for lawyers from the Gawker-Hulk Hogan lawsuit and how lawyers can learn resilience from modern stoicism.
This week Jennifer Gerstenzang joins us to talk about her innovative legal coaching and family advocacy services, which help defendants and their families effectively navigate criminal defense charges.
This week, Megan Zavieh joins us to discuss the byzantine advertising rules imposed on lawyers. Plus, we also talk about her new chatbot and podcast, Lawyers Gone Ethical.
Boutique general counsel law firm owner and lawyer Kim Bennett talks about her approach to flat/fixed fees, adapting and responding to client needs over time, and generally running a successful firm in 2018.
In this episode with Joey Coleman, we talk about what client experience really is and why it’s important—especially during the first 100 days.
In this episode with Conor Malloy, we talk about some of the technologies Conor has built into his firm, and how those tools have changed the structure of his law practice.
Paul Spiegelman talks about how developing an internal law firm culture is a recipe for success.
Mitch Jackson discusses augmented reality with Sam, including what it is and how it can be useful in the courtroom.
How to prepare to hire, find the best applicants for your law firm, and set up a new employee or independent contractor for success.
Goals, successes, and design of the British Columbia’s Online Civil Resolution Tribunal.
How to claim and optimize your Google My Business profile for your law firm and effectively collect client feedback to improve your practice.
Why intake is the key to Billy's success, and how her firm uses empathy and data to strategically optimize the intake process.
Using technology and the design process to approach systemic problems in the legal industry and what to do for justice to be accessible for everyone.
Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold talk with Sam about the way they think differently about building Counter Tax Lawyers, a law firm that develops innovative strategies for resolving tax disputes.
Erin Levine explains how her experience as a divorce lawyer led her to build Hello Divorce, a web-based DIY divorce portal.
In this episode we're joined by Alan Sugarman to talk about the landmark case that opened up access to law and ultimately resulted in more options for online legal research today.
Sam Glover talks with Dean Cardinale, a professional "adventurer," about achieving big goals, and how you can apply the same knowledge to leverage your business aspirations.
Attorney branding specialist Nicole Abboud talks about the benefits of tailoring your firm to meet the demands of a growing millennial clientele.
How can making legal technology and innovation a priority in law schools can help shape a legal market that benefits both lawyers and their potential clients.
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.
Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold talk about their presentation and the three things lawyers should be doing or thinking about along with tech adoption.
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.)
Nicole Abboud talks about hiring millennials, managing millennial lawyers, and what millennial clients expect from their lawyers.
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.
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.
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.
Shantelle Argyle talks about how lawyers can unbundle their services and actually turn a profit.
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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