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The Lawyerist Podcast is a show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Laura Briggs, Stephanie Everett, and Aaron Street of Lawyerist.com. Every week includes conversations with successful lawyers and interesting thought leaders.

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Sep 17, 2020

#294: Onboarding New Associates, with Stephanie Everett 

Stephanie Everett and Laura Briggs discuss how to effectively hire and onboard new associates in your small law firm. 

Sep 10, 2020

#293: Futurism & Law Firms, with Tom Cheesewright 

Tom Cheesewright breaks down the changes happening in technology that will impact businesses and what that means for the legal industry. 

Sep 3, 2020

#292: A Mastermind Strategy Call, with Stephanie Everett 

Stephanie Everett guides Lab members through a discussion around some of the most pressing concerns small firms are facing today. 

Aug 27, 2020

#291: Managing Stress & Avoiding Burnout, with Emily Nagoski

Emily Nagoski gives her tips on how to handle stress and burnouts in your personal and professional life. 

Aug 20, 2020

#290: Legal Industry Issues in 2020, with Patricia Refo 

ABA President Patricia Refo breaks down some pressing questions and issues happening this year and for the future for the legal industry.

Aug 13, 2020

#289: Leadership Motives, with Pat Lencioni

Pat Lencioni discusses how it feels to be a leader.

Aug 6, 2020

#288: Lawyering & Maternity Leave, with Iffy Ibekwe 

Iffy Ibekwe explains how she prepared for and managed life with her law firm during maternity leave. 

Jul 30, 2020

#287: Managing Passion for Peak Performance, with Brad Stulberg

Brad Stulberg shares how you may be thinking about passion all wrong and what to do instead. 

Jul 23, 2020

#286: Finding and Using the Right Legal Tech, with Zack Glaser 

Zack Glaser discusses how to know which tech is right for your small law firm, trends in legal technology, and common mistakes you should avoid.

Jul 16, 2020

#285: From Career Plateaus to Pivots, with Jenny Blake

Jenny Blake helps listeners know when it’s time to make a change in their professional life and how to start moving towards the next chapter. 

Jul 9, 2020

#284: How to Start Your Own Law Firm

Stephanie Everett shares her tips for lawyers who are thinking of starting their own law firms when transitioning from law school or another firm. 

Jul 2, 2020

#283: Bringing Your Human to Work, with Erica Keswin

How to bring your human side to work and the steps used to infuse that throughout your firm on a regular basis, with Erica Keswin.

Jun 25, 2020

#282: Leading a High-Performance Remote Team, with Jason Fried

Basecamp founder & CEO Jason Fried discusses how the pandemic has shifted the perspective on remote work and what companies need to do to thrive with newly-remote teams.

Jun 18, 2020

#281: Lies About Work, with Ashley Goodall

Cisco's Ashley Goodall discusses leading and managing at work the right way and some of the biggest lies we believe about work.

Jun 11, 2020

#280: Expanding Your Firm’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Awareness, with Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown discusses how law firm's hiring process and culture can meet the needs for a diverse audience. 

Jun 4, 2020

#279: What to Do Before Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan, with Stephanie Everett 

Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss three steps lawyers should take before building and implementing a strategic marketing plan for their law firm. 

May 28, 2020

#278: Moving Forward with Your Law Firm in a Pandemic, a Coaching Call with Ryan McKeen

Ryan McKeen discusses how to strategize and make action plans for moving forward even with an uncertain future on the horizon. 

May 21, 2020

#277: Creating a Law Firm that Runs Without You, with Emily Cooper 

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. 

May 14, 2020

#276: Defining Processes for Teams & Clients, a Strategy Call with Amy McGarry 

Amy McGarry gives her tips on how to create and define processes for your team and legal clients.

May 7, 2020

#275: Creating a Business Advisory Council, with Stephanie Everett 

Stephanie Everett discusses why you need a business advisory council for your law firm and how to create one. 

Apr 30, 2020

#274: What to Fix Next, with Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz discusses why business owners are struggle to name their biggest challenge and how to set priorities for work.

Apr 23, 2020

#273: Your Business Model Canvas, with Alan Smith

Alan Smith discusses business models optimized for today and tomorrow, how to transcend industry boundaries, and stay adaptable. 

Apr 16, 2020

#272: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm with Greg Crabtree

Greg Crabtree discusses important metrics that lawyers should measure when striving for a profitable small or solo law firm. 

Apr 9, 2020

#271: Client-Centered Law Firms, with Jack Newton

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.

Apr 2, 2020

#270: The Real Secrets to Networking, with David Burkus

David Burkus explains what’s wrong with the traditional approach to networking and how to build your connections more effectively instead. 

Mar 26, 2020

#269: Adapting to Remote Law, with Stephanie Everett

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. 

Mar 19, 2020

#268: Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster, with Cameron Herold

Cameron Herold explains how the stages of entrepreneurship translate to different action steps. 

Mar 12, 2020

#267: From Litigator to Firm Leader, A Strategy Call with Amber James 

Amber James discusses shifting from a client-focused to a team leader-focused role in her own firm and the mindset and strategy required to make that transition.

Mar 5, 2020

#266: 5 Financial Key Performance Indicators for Your Firm, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett discusses the five financial numbers you need to know to run your law firm successfully and to forecast your future.

Feb 27, 2020

#265: Pivoting & Resilient Leadership, with Adam Markel

Adam Markel talks about pivoting your life and career and what it means to be a resilient leader of your firm. 

Feb 20, 2020

#264: Focusing on Your Ideal Clients, a Strategy Call with Tyler Inkster

Tyler Inkster discusses targeting the right clients, leveraging the most powerful referral sources, niching down, and the value of content marketing

Feb 13, 2020

#263: Fixing Law Schools, with Benjamin Barton

Ben Barton discusses how the Great Recession impacted law school admission, performance, and curriculum, and what this means for the future of law schools. 

Feb 6, 2020

#262: How to Hire & Delegate to Independent Contractors, with Laura Briggs

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.

Jan 30, 2020

#261: Hire Rock Stars with Killer Job Postings, with Maryellen Stockton

Maryellen Stockton explains how to write a job posting that attracts the best talent, and job descriptions that set employees up for success.

Jan 23, 2020

#260: Succession Planning for Anvils, Retirement & More, with Jonathan Hawkins

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.

Jan 16, 2020

#259: Controlling Alcohol, with Annie Grace

Annie Grace explains how to think about your relationship with alcohol and why moderation is harder than just drinking or not drinking.

Jan 9, 2020

#258: JDs and ADHD, with Marshall Lichty

Marshall Lichty talks about being a lawyer with ADHD.

Jan 2, 2020

#257: Eavesdropping on a Strategy Call with Jennifer Longtin

Stephanie Everrett talks with Lawyerist Lab member Jennifer Longtin about the strategy they developed to help Jennifer take charge of her firm finances.

Dec 26, 2019

#256: Culture Index, with Nathan Hightower

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.

Dec 19, 2019

#255: Why You Should Charge Less After Lunch, with Dan Pink

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.

Dec 12, 2019

#254: Setting Goals for Next Year, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett explains how she helps Lawyerist Lab members set personal and business goals and follow through to meet them.

Dec 5, 2019

#253: Meditation & Productivity for Entrepreneurs, with Doug Brackmann (Replay)

Doug Brackmann explains why traditional meditation may not work for innovators, entrepreneurs, and other highly driven individuals.

Nov 27, 2019

#252: The Science of Charisma & Awkwardness, with Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edward explains what factors into charisma—and awkwardness—and how everyone can learn to be more charismatic.

Nov 21, 2019

#251: Trauma, Stress, & Keeping Your Sh*t Together, with Sherry Walling

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.

Nov 14, 2019

#250: Making a Remote Workplace Work, with Maryellen Stockton

Maryellen Stockton explains the different kinds of remote workplace arrangements, discusses some of the biggest challenges, and how to hire and manage effectively.

Nov 7, 2019

#249: The Alter Ego Effect, with Todd Herman

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.

Oct 31, 2019

#248: Hiring on Values & Unscheduled Phone Calls, with Ben Hudson

Ben Hudson outlines his core values and how a thoughtful, slow-moving hiring process helps him make sure his replacement was the right person.

Oct 24, 2019

#247: Work-Life Balance and Raising Entrepreneurial Kids, with Jim and Jamie Sheils

Jim and Jamie Sheils talks about work-life balance and what it’s like raising entrepreneurial kids.

Oct 17, 2019

#246: Small Firm Profile, with Justie Nicol

Justie Nicol talks about her transition from a solo to small firm, KPI’s, and her Harry Potter-style House Cup system.

Oct 10, 2019

#245: The One Thing, with Geoff Woods

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.

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

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