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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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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 Gomez and Dimitri 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...

Aug 8, 2023

#458: How to Build a Marketing Plan That Works, Marc Cerniglia from Spotlight Branding (Sponsored)

Zack talks with Marc Cerniglia, founding partner of Spotlight Branding, about building a marketing plan that works for your office. They dig into the 4 steps you can take to make your...

Aug 3, 2023

#457: Healthy Profits: Understanding the Story Your Numbers Tell, with Bernadette Harris

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’re diving into achieving...

Jul 27, 2023

#456: Building a Thoughtful and Personal Client Experience, with Rachel Allums

Lawyerist Lab member and estate planning lawyer Rachel Allums knows that the client experience isn’t “one size fits all.”   In this episode, Rachel Allums talks with Zack about her deliberate and thoughtful...

Jul 20, 2023

#455: Enhancing Office Safety in a Volatile World, with Brink Fidler

In this episode, delve into the crucial topic of active violence preparedness with Brink Fidler, owner and founder of Defend Systems, a prominent life safety and security consulting firm in Nashville, TN....

Jul 13, 2023

#454: Act with Intention to Increase Employee Retention, with Joey Coleman

Stephanie and Joey Coleman, author of Never Lose an Employee Again: The Simple Path to Remarkable Retention, explore the crucial role the employee experience plays in creating a happy and engaged team.  ...

Jul 6, 2023

#453: Healthy Systems: Creating Consistent Client Experiences, with Matt Loker

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 building,...

Jun 29, 2023

#452: Managing AI in Your Practice, with Ed Walters

Zack sits down with Ed Walters, Chief Strategy Officer of vLex and founder of Fastcase, to discuss AI’s role in legal research. Delve into why it’s important to demystify AI and debunk...

Jun 22, 2023

#451: Teaching the Business of Law, with Andrew Garcia and James Matthews

Professors Andrew Garcia and James Matthews discuss Suffolk University Law School’s Accelerator to Practice program. Designed to prepare students for small and solo practice, students partnered with small law firm owners in...

Jun 15, 2023

#450: The Power of Building Belonging, with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

In this episode, Stephanie talks with diversity scholar Dr. Terrell Strayhorn about the concept of belonging, emphasizing its significance beyond buzzwords like diversity, equity, and inclusivity. They highlight the positive outcomes of...

Jun 8, 2023

#449: You Snooze You Lose: Cultivating Good Sleeping Habits, with Alex Colkitt

In this episode, Zack explores the vital role sleep plays in overall health and well-being with Alex Colkit, Founder and CEO of AC Holistic Wellness. They discuss the connection between sleep and...

Jun 1, 2023

#448: The Benefits of Accessible Systems and Practices, with Joe Hodge

Zack talks with Joe Hodge from American Printing House for the Blind, about building websites and systems for the visually impaired. They discuss why accessibility plugins may not be the panacea they...

May 25, 2023

#447: Healthy Teams: Leading Your Team to a Shared Vision, with Aaron Elinoff

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’re diving into recruiting,...

May 23, 2023

#446: PatternBuilder Puts Firm Knowledge to Work, with Scott Kelly and Thomas Officer

Zack Glaser sits down with Thomas Officer and Scott Kelly co-founders of PatternBuilder, to discuss document automation, advanced content management, and what NetDocuments sees in their company AfterPattern. Learn how they are...

May 18, 2023

#445: Step Up Your Podcast Game, with Britany Felix

In this episode, we get meta with Zack interviewing Lawyerist’s own podcast editor and consultant, Britany Felix. They talk about pitching yourself as a guest, using that appearance in your law firm...

May 11, 2023

#444: Streamlining Legal Operations for Success, with Catherine Sanders Reach

Stephanie talks with Director for the Center of Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association, Catherine Sanders Reach, about Legal Ops and how that can help put the right people in...

May 4, 2023

#443: Healthy Clients: Designing Client Experience, with Nkoyo-Ene Effiong

We’re back with another stop on our tour through The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited. In these episodes, we dive into each of the six areas of business integral to building client-centered, efficient,...

Apr 27, 2023

#442: Creating a Culture of Learning, with Danielle DavisRoe

Are you or your team lifelong learners? Maybe the thought of training exhausts you? In this episode, Zack talks to senior consultant and Lab coach Danielle DavisRoe about training at your firm...

Apr 20, 2023

#441: Debunking Myths of Subscription Model, with Ron Baker

Recently, we’ve featured Labsters from our community who made the switch to subscription models. Today, Stephanie interviews Ron Baker, returning guest and author of “Time’s Up! The Subscription Business Model for Professional...

Apr 13, 2023

#440: A Path to Meaningful Regulations, with Rebecca Sandefur

Join us as Zack and Professor Sandefur talk about what it takes to increase access to justice. They discuss what it really means, the unauthorized practice of law, and how we can...

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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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