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The Lawyerist Podcast is a show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Stephanie Everett of Lawyerist. Every week we feature conversations with successful lawyers, innovative thought leaders, and other creative people helping to shape the future of legal practice.

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Jun 6, 2024

#508: From Retreat to Rebrand: How a Retreat Led to a Transformation, with Patricia Mancabelli

Sara joins Labster Patricia Mancabelli in a conversation about how an in-person, Lawyerist-facilitated retreat sparked a firm rebranding and enabled her team to hone in on their ideal clients.   Patricia discusses the...

May 30, 2024

#507: Navigating Motherhood and Law, with Sarah Soucie Eyberg

Lawyers are pretty good at keeping our guards up—especially when it comes to the hard, messy, personal stuff. So, what happens when we let those guards down and share those stories with...

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 22, 2024

#505: Get to Inbox Zero with the Help of a Virtual Assistant, with Stafi

Do you hear all this talk about how lawyers can use an assistant but worry it will never work for you? In this episode, Stephanie talks with law firm owner Robyn Christo,...

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...

May 9, 2024

#503: Hiring, Growing, and Investing in Your Firm, with Seth Price

Zack talks with lawyer and digital marketing guru, Seth Price, about the struggles of scaling a small law firm. They discuss how to think about hiring, growing, and investing in your own...

May 2, 2024

#502: How to Nourish Your Relationship, Even in a Busy Life, with Ellen Dorian

Could your marriage/relationship use a little spice? Maybe you’ve put your business before your partner? In this episode, Stephanie talks with relationship coach and host of the Make More Love Podcast, Ellen...

Apr 25, 2024

#501: Celebrating 500: The Evolution, the Journey, and What Lies Ahead, with Sam Glover

Stephanie catches up with the original Lawyerist podcast host, Sam Glover. In addition to a brief walk down memory lane, hear how Sam is working to make our court systems more accessible...

Apr 18, 2024

#500: Artificial Lab Coach, Real Answers, with Lasso the Lab Coach

We hit our 500th Episode! Instead of looking back, the team decided to look to the future. So naturally that led us to Stephanie interviewing our own AI bot lovingly named Lasso...

Apr 11, 2024

#499: Conquering Self-Doubt, with Tim Atler

Sara has a heartfelt conversation with long-time Labster and owner of a thriving appellate law firm Tim Atler, about overcoming self-doubt and fear and embracing bold and impactful strategic decisions.   Through...

Apr 4, 2024

#498: Harnessing Cultural Engagement for Team & Client Success, with Marcus Collins

Culture. You’ve heard the word a million times. But what is it really and how can we influence the culture of our teams and our clients? In this episode, Stephanie dives in...

Mar 28, 2024

#497: Real Talk About Artificial Intelligence in Your Office, with Ben Schorr

In this episode, Zack talks with Ben Schorr, a Senior Content Program Manager at Microsoft and AI expert, about preparing to use Artificial Intelligence in your law firm. They discuss how the...

Mar 26, 2024

#496: Don’t Get Caught in the Tech Expectation Gap,with Jennifer Sherman from CARET Legal(Sponsored)

Zack talks with CARET Legal’s Chief Product & Experience Officer, Jennifer Sherman, about technology expectations in a law firm. They dig into how a lack of technology could cost your firm clients,...

Mar 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...

Mar 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...

Mar 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...

Feb 29, 2024

#492: Stop Training so Much and Support Your Team Through Change, with Paco Roman

You have great ideas as a leader, but do you struggle getting your team on board and ready to change with you? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Paco Roman, Professional Development...

Feb 22, 2024

#491: Crafting Your Purpose-Driven Leadership Vision, with Leticia DeSuze

Join seasoned business coaches Sara Muender and Leticia DeSuze as they offer a thought-provoking exploration of meaningful leadership, where purpose becomes the compass guiding leaders towards a brighter future for themselves and...

Feb 15, 2024

#490: How to Build a Powerhouse Firm with Internal Talent, with Ryan McKeen

Zack talks with Lab Coach and former Lab member Ryan McKeen about delegating leadership in your law firm. Specifically, Ryan explains the recent Emerging Leaders Retreat that Lawyerist CEO Stephanie Everett facilitated...

Feb 8, 2024

#489: Breaking Down Decisions for Your Legal Tech Stack, with Jeff Schoenberger

Unsure where to start when choosing legal technology? Listen in as Zack interviews Jeff Schoenberger, fellow Legal Tech Advisor, on selecting the right tech for your office. Jeff homes in on specific...

Feb 1, 2024

#488: The Power of Value-Based Pricing, with Shaun Jardine

Are you ready to ditch the billable hour? Join Stephanie and Shaun Jardin as they unpack the secret to value-based pricing for law firms. They’ll break down the essential tools and mindset...

Jan 25, 2024

#487: Nurturing Trust to Build Strong Team Foundations, with Randy Conley

Think trust is something that magically appears? Not according to today’s guest!   Stephanie talks with leadership expert Randy Conley about what leaders can do to build and grow trust with their team...

Jan 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...

Jan 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...

Jan 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...

Dec 28, 2023

#483: Goals, Resolutions, and the Power of the Unconscious Mind, with Supriya Venkatesan

Do your New Year’s resolutions fall flat after a few weeks? In today’s episode, Stephanie chats with Lawyerist Lab Business Coach, Supriya Venkatesan, about why this happens, and what you can do...

Dec 21, 2023

#482: Prioritizing Progress: Building a Roadmap for 2024, with Debbie Foster

Ready to start the new year off with new goals and priorities for your firm? Maybe you’re not sure how to get started or you suffer from biting off more than you...

Dec 19, 2023

#481: Getting Clients into the Cloud, with Laura Kaminski from ShareFile(Sponsored)

Zack talks with ShareFile’s Laura Kaminski about the challenges of document management in law firms. Listen and learn how cloud-based technologies can provide more secure and user-friendly solutions for attorneys and their...

Dec 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,...

Dec 7, 2023

#479: Beyond the Will: Adding a Personal Touch to Estate Planning, with Jolene Blackbourn

Picture this: an estate planning attorney with a twist—owning a law firm by day and conjuring up imaginative, offbeat celebrations for the dearly departed by night.  In this intriguing episode, Sara interviews...

Nov 30, 2023

#478: Overcoming Team Turnover and Embracing Change, with Allison Harrison

Stephanie talks with law firm owner and Lawyerist Lab member Allison Harrison about why the job of managing your business is never done and how to navigate the endless opportunities. Bonus: Get...

Nov 23, 2023

#477: Controlling Alcohol, with Annie Grace (Replay)

The holiday season is here which often brings fun, parties, stress, and a whole host of emotions. That’s why we are revisiting one of our favorite conversations with Annie Grace on some...

Nov 16, 2023

#476: The CEO Whisperer’s Advice for Hiring a Second in Command, with Cameron Herold

You are leading your law firm, but you can’t do everything. In this episode, Stephanie talks with Cameron Herald about what a second in command looks like and how to find one...

Nov 14, 2023

#475: Say “Yes!” to a Virtual Assistant and Say “Yes!” to Team Growth, with Demetrio Rico and Raquel Gomes from Stafi (Sponsored)

Have you been nervous about saying yes to a virtual assistant? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Raquel Gomes and Demetrio Rico, founders of Stafi, about why a VA may be the...

Nov 9, 2023

#474: Unlocking Profitability in Your Law Firm with Moneyball Tactics, with Jeff Krause

When the Oakland As needed to find a way to compete with the high-dollar salaries of other teams, they focused on new KPIs (getting runners on base) and the ideas in Moneyball...

Nov 2, 2023

#473: Redefining Perfectionism and Striving for Lawyers, with Stephanie Villinski and Kara Hardin

Zack talks with Stephanie Villinski and Kara Hardin about how lawyers can manage their mental health. They discuss balancing a striver vs. perfectionist mindset, and how lawyers can use self-forgiveness to help...

Oct 26, 2023

#472: Legal Innovation with Young Attorneys, with Kendall Heward

Stephanie checks in with one of the newest members of our profession, Kendall Heward. Hear how Suffolk’s Accelerator program prepared her to think about the business of law differently and how established...

Oct 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...

Oct 12, 2023

#470: Navigating Compensation Discussions, with Brandon Bramley

As lawyers, we often negotiate for our clients. But are we able to negotiate for ourselves? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Brandon Bramley, Founder of The Salary Negotiator.   Learn common misperceptions...

Oct 5, 2023

#469: Lawyers in Crisis: Navigating Addiction and Mental Health, with Brian Cuban

In this episode, Stephanie talks with Brian Cuban, author of The Addicted Lawyer. Hear Brian’s story of how he battled addiction to alcohol and cocaine starting in college, then law school, and...

Sep 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...

Sep 21, 2023

#467: Healthy Owner: Embracing Change and Growth, with Ryan McKeen

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 dive into...

Sep 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...

Sep 12, 2023

#465: Mastering Data-Driven Decision Making in Your Law Firm, with Joyce Brafford from CosmoLex(Sponsored)

Learn to manage the data your law firm already creates to make better business and strategic decisions. Zack talks with Joyce Brafford, from CosmoLex, about how internal analytics can drive your marketing...

Sep 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...

Aug 31, 2023

#463: Reclaim Your Time and Grow Your Business, with Dan Martell

Business owners often hear the advice: “hire help and delegate!” In this episode, Stephanie talks with entrepreneur Dan Martell about why you should hire to buy back your time.   Learn how...

Aug 24, 2023

#462: Designing an Empathetic Client Experience, with Kirk Simoneau

Kirk Simoneau joins Sara to explore client experience design and accessibility. Sharing his journey from trauma survivor to lawyer, Kirk emphasizes the importance of understanding the client’s perspective and creating a personalized...

Aug 22, 2023

#461: Using Project Management to Tame the Chaos, with Bobby Steinbach from MeanPug(Sponsored)

Learn how MeanPug, a law firm marketing company, manages a multitude of projects, tasks, and workflows within their company. Listen–in as Zack talks with founding partner, Bobby Steinbach, about their project management...

Aug 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...

Aug 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...

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Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett leads the Lawyerist community and Lawyerist Lab. She is the co-author of Lawyerist’s new book...

Jennifer Whigham

Jennifer Whigham is the Community Director at Lawyerist.

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