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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September 19, 2018
#190: How to Advertise on Facebook, with Nic Kusmich

Nic Kusmich talks about how to advertise on Facebook.

September 12, 2018
#189: Blockchain 101 for Lawyers, with Nathana Sharma

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.

September 5, 2018
#188: The Key to Better Family Relationships, with Jim Sheils

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.

August 29, 2018
#187: Why You Need a Mastermind, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett talks about what a mastermind group is and some of the benefits of both joining and creating one.

August 22, 2018
#186: Networking Tips, with Jordan Harbinger

Jordan Harbinger talks about how he went from being a pick-up artist to being a thought leader on social dynamics.

August 15, 2018
#185: Acting Like a Law Firm Owner, with Jordan Furlong

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.

August 8, 2018
#184: Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, with Amy Morin

Amy Morin talks about what it means to be mentally strong and the steps it takes to get there.

August 1, 2018
#183: Rethinking Substance Abuse & Addiction, with Jeff Glover

Jeff Glover talks about substance abuse and addiction—what it is and what treatment looks like.

July 25, 2018
#182: The State of the Legal Profession, with Hilarie Bass

Hilarie Bass talks about some of issues facing the legal industry in 2018 and how the ABA is responding those issues.

July 18, 2018
#181: Legal Bots for Your Law Practice, with Tom Martin

Tom Martin talks about the chatbot fad and how chatbots are being implemented, and not just as gimmicks.

July 11, 2018
#180: Onboarding New Employees, with Ashley Cox

Guest Ashley Cox on what onboarding new employees means, why it matters, and what it looks like in a business.

July 4, 2018
#179: From Child Actor to Entertainment Lawyer, with Jeff Cohen

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.

June 27, 2018
#178: What Millennials Want from Your Law Firm, with Nicole Abboud (Replay)

Nicole Abboud discusses the benefits of tailoring your firm to meet the demands of a growing millennial clientele.

June 20, 2018
#177: Billing Flat Fees for Unpredictable Cases, with Gabriel Cheong

Gabriel Cheong talks about billing flat fees in unpredictable cases, like contested divorces.

June 13, 2018
#176: How to Rehearse for Your Next Oral Argument, with Michael Port

Michael Port shares seven steps for mapping out your next oral argument.

June 6, 2018
#175: Getting Organized at Home and Work, with Merlin Mann

Merlin Mann discusses the relationship between personal productivity and organizational productivity and how they relate to work-life balance.

May 30, 2018
#174: How Lawyers Can Get More from Their iPhones, with David Sparks

David Sparks shares ten ways lawyers can get more from their iPhones.

May 23, 2018
#173: Using Trello in a Law Practice, Jordan Couch

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.

May 16, 2018
#172: Law Firm Profile: MyVirtual.Lawyer, with Brooke Moore

In this episode of the Lawyerist podcast, Brooke Moore gives us a snapshot of her client-centric, virtual law firm.

May 9, 2018
#171: A Law Firm Website Audit Checklist, with Karin Conroy

Guest Karin Conroy talks about the key factors in making your website both functional and effective.

May 2, 2018
#170: What’s Stopping Lawyers From Addressing Challenges, Natalie Kelly

Natalie Kelly discusses some of the roadblocks that are stopping lawyers from addressing challenges in their firms.

April 25, 2018
#169: A Recipe for Affordable Legal Services, with Patrick Palace

Patrick Palace talks about how lawyers can help make legal services affordable to all consumers.

April 18, 2018
#168: A New Direction for Lawyerist, with Stephanie Everett

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.

April 11, 2018
#167: 4 Law Firm Improvements, with Lori Gonzalez

From documentation processes to mailing resources, Lori Gonzalez shares how to improve your law firm with the simplest of legal technology tools.

April 4, 2018
#166: Conspiracy and Resilience, with Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday talks about the big takeaways for lawyers from the Gawker-Hulk Hogan lawsuit and how lawyers can learn resilience from modern stoicism.

March 28, 2018
#165: Designing New Criminal Defense Options, with Jennifer Gerstenzang

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.

March 21, 2018
#164: Ethically Problematic Marketing Strategies, with Megan Zavieh

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.

March 14, 2018
#163: Sustainable Subscription Fees for Business Clients, with Kim Bennett

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.

March 7, 2018
#162: Designing Your Clients’ Experience, with Joey Coleman

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.

February 28, 2018
#161: Building an Automated Law Practice, with Conor Malloy

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.

February 21, 2018
#160: Fostering Culture in Your Law Firm, with Paul Spiegelman

Paul Spiegelman talks about how developing an internal law firm culture is a recipe for success.

February 14, 2018
#159: Augmented Reality in the Courtroom, with Mitch Jackson

Mitch Jackson discusses augmented reality with Sam, including what it is and how it can be useful in the courtroom.

February 7, 2018
#158: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox

How to prepare to hire, find the best applicants for your law firm, and set up a new employee or independent contractor for success.

January 31, 2018
#157: Online Dispute Resolution & Public Interest Design, with Shannon Salter

Goals, successes, and design of the British Columbia’s Online Civil Resolution Tribunal.

January 24, 2018
#156: 2 Critical To-Dos for Your 2018 Marketing Checklist, with Gyi Tsakalakis & Kelly Street

How to claim and optimize your Google My Business profile for your law firm and effectively collect client feedback to improve your practice.

January 17, 2018
#155: Why Intake is the Key to Law Firm Success, with Billie Tarascio

Why intake is the key to Billy's success, and how her firm uses empathy and data to strategically optimize the intake process.

January 10, 2018
#154: Why Legal Tech & Design Thinking Can’t Solve All of the Legal System’s Problems, with Nicole Bradick

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.

January 3, 2018
#153: Building a Future-Centric Law Firm, with Peter Aprile & Natalie Worsfold

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.

December 27, 2017
#152: Divorce with Benefits, with Erin Levine

Erin Levine explains how her experience as a divorce lawyer led her to build Hello Divorce, a web-based DIY divorce portal.

December 20, 2017
#151: How Westlaw Lost its Copyright, with Alan Sugarman

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.

December 13, 2017
#150: Business Lessons Learned in the Dead Zone on Mt. Everest, with Dean Cardinale

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.

December 6, 2017
#149: What Millennials Want from Your Law Firm, with Nicole Abboud

Attorney branding specialist Nicole Abboud talks about the benefits of tailoring your firm to meet the demands of a growing millennial clientele.

November 29, 2017
#148: Rebooting the Law, with Ben Barton

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.

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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