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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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Aug 15, 2019

#237: Scaling While Solo, with Erin Gerstenzang

Criminal defense attorney Erin Gerstenzang shares her vision for scaling her solo practice, what success looks like, and the challenges that come with growth.

Aug 8, 2019

#236: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, with Haben Girma

This week on The Lawyerist Podcast, Sam Glover talks with Haben Girma the state of accessibility, changing the ableist mindset, and her new book.

Aug 1, 2019

#235: Storytelling, with Matthew Dicks

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Sam Glover talks with Matthew Dicks about storytelling and how learning the skill can help lawyers in their business.

Jul 25, 2019

#234: Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, with Amy Morin

Amy Morin talks to Sam Glover about what it means to be mentally strong and how to achieve that mentality.

Jul 18, 2019

#233: Giving Gifts to Build Your Business, with John Ruhlin

Sam Glover talks with Giftology author, John Ruhlin, on the importance of gift giving and how it can boost moral and maximize client loyalty.

Jul 11, 2019

#232: Training the Lawyers of the Future at Emory Law, with Nicole Morris

Sam Glover talks with Nicole Morris of Emory Law about the TI:GER program and how it helps law students innovate and gain unique skills in legal tech.

Jul 3, 2019

#231: Creating Micro-Experiences for Your Clients, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett talks about client experience, client communication, and a few ways you can create micro-experiences for your clients.

Jun 26, 2019

#230: Podcasting as a Marketing Tactic, with Megan Zavieh

Megan Zavieh talks about 'The Playbook', her content marketing strategies, and shares advice for lawyers thinking about starting podcasts.

Jun 19, 2019

#229: Small Firm Profile: Daily General Counsel, with Jan Glassmann

Jan Glassman talks about her law firm business, her services she provides, and the challenges she faces when growing a law firm.

Jun 12, 2019

#228: The Real Access-to-Justice Problem and How We Might Solve It, with Rebecca Sandefur

Rebecca Sandefur talks about why people don't ask lawyers or courts for assistance with their problems, how civilians can properly obtain legal help, and much more.

Jun 5, 2019

#227: The State of Legal Blogging & Podcasting, with Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi examines the state of podcasting and legal blogging in 2019 and how influential these methods can still be.

May 29, 2019

#226: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Your Law Firm, with Jason Fried

Jason Fried talks about what it means to be a calm company and how less can be more when it comes to productivity.

May 22, 2019

Podcast #225: Chesterton’s Fence and Using Humility to Solve Legal Problems, with David Colarusso

David Colarusso talks about Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, what it is, and what it hopes to achieve.

May 15, 2019

#224: Calling Bullshit on Compromise, with Chris Voss

Chris Voss talks about compromise and deadlines, listening and empathy as a martial art, and a few tips and tricks on negation.

May 8, 2019

#223: Legal Tech Debrief: Avvo, with Mark Britton

Mark Britton talks about how he started Avvo, his vision for the company, and how it changed over the years.

May 1, 2019

#222: Doing Even More with Less Time, with Allison Shields

Allison Shields talks about productivity mindset, delegation, and how better organization sets lawyers up for success.

Apr 24, 2019

#221: The State of the Legal Profession, with ABA President Robert M. Carlson

ABA president Robert Carlson talks about what it means to lead a large and multifaceted legal organization in a time of technology change and innovation.

Apr 17, 2019

#220: Should You Start Your Law Firm as a B Corp?, with Kimberly Pray and Kate Kilberg

Kim Pray and Kate Kilberg talk about B Corporations, including what they are, and what they now know about B Corps that they wish they had known when they first started their law firm.

Apr 10, 2019

#219: How the Design Process Works in Practice, with Zach Pousman

Zach Pousman talks about the design process and how it relates to law practice in-depth.

Apr 3, 2019

#218: Data-Driven Law Practice, with Ed Walters

Ed Walters talks about his book "Data Driven Law", and why law firms should care more about data.

Mar 27, 2019

#217: Succeeding by Scaling Up, with Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers talks about how she started an alternative law practice and what it means to build a business focused on serving women and women of color.

Mar 20, 2019

#216: Free Law Project & the PACER Litigation, with Mike Lissner

Mike Lissner talks about the pending PACER lawsuit, monopolies in law, and what the Free Law Project is.

Mar 13, 2019

#215: Online Accessibility & Law-Firm Websites, with Lainey Feingold

Lainey Feingold talks about online accessibility requirements and what lawyers should know about them.

Mar 6, 2019

#214: How Law Schools Can Teach Innovation, with Alice Armitage

Alice Armitage talks about what today’s landscape looks like when law schools teach technology and innovation, and what role they have in solving the access to justice gap.

Feb 27, 2019

#213: The ROI of Gratitude, with John Israel

John Israel talks about how investing time in showing gratitude to people can wield a long term return in both personal and business relationships.

Feb 20, 2019

#212: Tweeting Judges & Access to Justice, with Judge Stephen Dillard

Stephen Dillard talks about how judges have mostly been inaccessible to the public and how quite a few judges are now going against the grain and taking residence on Twitter.

Feb 13, 2019

#211: The Innovative Lawyer Mindset, with Cat Moon

Cat Moon talks about how to achieve basic design competence, some lessons on innovation and design, and what role law schools can or should have in solving problems like access to justice.

Feb 6, 2019

#210: Rules for Communication in a Remote Workplace, with Ben Balter

Ben Balter talks about what GitHub is, why GitHub isn’t for lawyers, and some rules for communication and knowledge management that we can all take away from GitHub’s model.

Jan 30, 2019

#209: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox

Ashley Cox talks about what you need to do to prepare to hire, how to find the best applicants for your firm, and how to set up a new employee or independent contractor for success.

Jan 23, 2019

#208: Hard Questions for Small-Firm Lawyers, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett talks about some of the questions small firm lawyers should ask themselves.

Jan 16, 2019

#207: Better Risk Assessment for Litigators, with Natalie Worsfold

Natalie Worsfold talks about her law firm’s approach to law practice and why more firms aren't following suit.

Jan 9, 2019

#206: Helping Clients Afford to Hire You, with Jennifer Longtin

Jennifer Longtin talks about why implementing low cost options for clients doesn’t mean you will be less profitable, and how to have reasonable conversations about money with clients.

Jan 2, 2019

#205: Entrepreneurial Poverty & Why Average Law Firms Lose, with Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz talks about main concepts from a few of his books, including the idea of “entrepreneurial poverty” and why most average companies lose.

Dec 26, 2018

#204: How to Keep Your Shit Together as a Law-Firm Leader, with Sherry Walling

Sherry Walling talks about the typical sources of stress and unhappiness for an entrepreneur, and how to be objective about these levels.

Dec 19, 2018

#203: Ethical Legal Innovation, with Will Hornsby

Will Hornsby talks about whether or not ethics rules are standing in the way of innovation.

Dec 12, 2018

#202: Accessible Justice, with Haben Girma

Haben Girma talks about how designing courts, law firms, and the attorney-client relationship for people with disabilities can increase access to justice for everyone.

Dec 5, 2018

#201: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm, with Greg Crabtree

Greg Crabtree talks about the four keys to profitable law firm.

Nov 28, 2018

#200: The State of Small Law, with George Psiharis

George Psiharis talks about the state of small law, as well as Clio's 2018 Legal Industry Trends Report.

Nov 21, 2018

#199: Year-End Law Firm Finances, with Mary Juetten

Mary Juetten talks about the end of the year finances.

Nov 14, 2018

#198: People-First Culture & Owning the Dinner Table, with Michel Falcon

Michel Falcon talks about what a people-first culture looks like, how to recognize why customers do business with you and how to resolve customer complaints.

Nov 7, 2018

#197: How Happy Employees Lead to Happy Clients, with Tracey Ivanyshyn

Tracey Ivanyshyn talks about what makes employees happy, and how happy employees lead to happier clients.

Oct 31, 2018

#196: Small-Firm Profile, with Erik Pelton

Erik Pelton talks about his trademark law practice, in-depth conversations about his client onboarding and marketing systems, and communication philosophy.

Oct 24, 2018

#195: Strategic Legal Writing, with Rick Horowitz

Guest Rick Horowitz talks about why lawyers are better at knowing the law than communicating the law.

Oct 17, 2018

#194: How Technology Makes New Career Options Available to Women Lawyers, with Lee Holcomb

Lee Holcomb talks about her career path, her new book Lawyer Lifestyle, and how, with technology, women lawyers can find a voice and position in a challenging and constantly changing legal market.

Oct 10, 2018

#193: Bringing the Four Seasons Experience to Law Practice, with John Strohmeyer

John Strohmeyer talks about his time working at The Four Seasons Hotel, and how he is using his experience working there with his law firm.

Oct 3, 2018

#192: Thinking in Bets, with Annie Duke

Annie Duke talks about decision making, how poker is similar to the decision-making process in business, and some of the decision-making traps we fall into.

Sep 26, 2018

#191: Shannon Montgomery

Shannon Montgomery talks about the differences between building a business around a brand versus building a brand around your business.

Sep 19, 2018

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

Nic Kusmich talks about how to advertise on Facebook.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

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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...

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