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Lawyerist Podcast

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

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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.

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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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 9, 2016
#93: AI and Machine Learning for Lawyers, with Noah Waisberg

Noah Waisberg, CEO of Kira Systems, talks about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning for lawyers.

Nov 2, 2016
#92: Access to Justice Through Fotonovelas and Video Games, with Susan Garcia Nofi

Susan Garcia Nofi talks about using fotonovelas and video games to increase access to justice.

Oct 26, 2016
#91: Starting a Boutique Firm, with Patrick Palace

Patrick Palace of Palace Law talks about opening a boutique law firm and being president of the Washington State Bar Association.

Oct 19, 2016
#90: Designing the Client Experience, with Gyi Tsakalakis

Sam and Aaron discuss Florida lawyers and technological competence CLEs and Gyi Tsakalakis talks about designing a client-centric lawyer practice.

Oct 12, 2016
#89: Starting a Solo Practice, with Mac Power Users Podcaster Katie Floyd

Katie Floyd, co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast, talks about setting up her solo practice and tips for Mac and iOS users.

Oct 4, 2016
#88: Developing an Innovative Small-Business Practice, with Davis Senseman

Aaron and Sam discuss whether lawyers should learn to code and Davis Senseman talks about creating a small business law practice from the ground up.

Sep 27, 2016
#87: Building an Agile, Virtual Immigration Law Practice, with Greg McLawsen

The tips, tools, and motivations including lean and agile methodologies Greg McLawsen uses for building his law firm.

Sep 20, 2016
#86: Going Mobile without Losing Balance, with Kristin LaMont

Kristin LaMont, lawyer and adjunct professor, talks about how to maintain your work-life balance when your firm goes mobile.

Sep 13, 2016
#85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano

Michele DeStefano, law professor and founder of LawWithoutWalls, talks about how to be a creative problem solver.

Sep 6, 2016
#84: Meet Litigator, Legislator, and Legal Hacker, Shemia Fagan

Shemia Fagan talks about how she juggles being a litigator, legislator, legal hacker, podcaster, and more.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 12, 2016
#76: Setting Flat Fees at a New Firm, with Jamie Whitney

On this legal podcast, Jamie Whitney talks about how to make choices about fee-setting when starting a new law firm.

Jul 5, 2016
#75: Building a Mindful Law Practice, with Jeena Cho

Jeena Cho discusses her new book, The Anxious Lawyer, and how to build a mindful law practice.

Jun 28, 2016
#74: Staying out of Hot Water with the Ethics Board, with Eric Cooperstein

Eric Cooperstein, an ethics attorney, expands on how to approach law practice in a way that avoids ethics trouble.

Jun 21, 2016
#73: How to Leave a Small Firm in a Small Town, with Paul Floyd

Paul Floyd, an advisor for solosmall attorneys, talks about how an attorney can leave a small firm in a small town and do so on good terms.

Jun 14, 2016
#72: How to Spot Fly-by-Night Legal Tech, with Joshua Lenon

Joshua Lenon, a lawyer at Clio, speaks about how to assess legal technology through price, user base, the interactivity of the company, and responsiveness.

Jun 7, 2016
#71: TBD Law, with Matt Homann

Filament and Lawyerist are collaborating on TBD Law, a conference/retreat/summit/workshop about the future of law for solosmall firms.

Jun 1, 2016
#70: Using Public Court Data to Predict Court Outcomes, with Sam Harden

Sam Harden, developer of My Court Case, speaks about his solosmall firm and how to balance having a newborn at home with a burgeoning law practice.

May 25, 2016
#69: The Big Case, with Making a Murderer’s Dean Strang

This legal podcast features Dean Strang, the attorney who represented Steven Avery in the case that Netflix’s Making a Murderer documentary is based on.

May 17, 2016
#68: What’s Happening at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, with Adam Ziegler

Adam Ziegler talks about the future of law and the challenges it faces through the lens of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab.

May 10, 2016
#67: How and Why You Need to Ditch Your Smartphone, with Jared Correia

Jared Corella discusses the impact of smartphones on our daily lives and why it may be best for you to give it up in favor of being in the moment.

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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...