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Lawyerist Podcast

The Lawyerist Podcast is a show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street of Lawyerist.com. Every week Sam and Aaron have conversations with successful lawyers and interesting people.

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Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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?

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Sep 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.)

Sep 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.

Sep 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?

Sep 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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?

Jun 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.

Apr 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.

Apr 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...

Apr 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.

Apr 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.

Mar 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.

Mar 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.

Mar 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.

Mar 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.

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

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

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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?

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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

Dec 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.

Dec 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.

Dec 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.

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Sam Glover

Sam Glover is the founder and Editor in Chief of Lawyerist.com. Sam helps lawyers understand the economic, demographic, and...

Aaron Street

Aaron Street is the co-founder and CEO of Lawyerist.com. In addition to his work growing Lawyerist’s community of small firm...

Lisa Needham

Lisa Needham is the Deputy Editor of Lawyerist.com, the Editor-in-Chief of Bitter Lawyer, teaches legal writing at Mitchell Hamline...