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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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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.

May 3, 2016
#66: What It Means to Have a “Human” Practice, with Julie Tolek

Julie Tolek chats about what it means to be a solo lawyer and how to create a brand experience that doesn’t intimidate clients.

Apr 26, 2016
#65: What You Need to Know About the Cloud Services You Use, with David Tollen

David Tollen tells us what we should do about data security and what we should look out for when subscribing to a new cloud service.

Apr 19, 2016
#64: What the Internet of Things Means for You and Your Clients, with Andy Mergendahl

Andy Mergendahl chats about the ever-increasing prevalence of Internet-enabled devices and the impact it will have on your practice and your daily life.

Apr 12, 2016
#63: Controlling Your Information in the Digital Age, with Tom Mighell

Tom Mighell talks about how to keep your information—client data, finance documents, and other records—preserved, orderly, and accessible using a data map.

Apr 5, 2016
#62: Outside Counsel and Access-to-Justice Incubator, with Sofia Lingos

Sofia Lingos discusses how her firm provides outside counsel services to startups and small businesses, and the challenges of doing so.

Mar 29, 2016
#61: The Future of Bar Associations, with Chad Burton

Chad Burton discusses how bar associations can help lawyers run their practices—and whether bar associations need to rebrand.

Mar 22, 2016
#60: Building an Agile, Virtual Immigration Law Practice, with Greg McLawsen

Greg McLawsen expands on how he went about building an agile, virtual immigration law practice.

Mar 15, 2016
#59: Why Lawyers Should Learn to Code, with V. David Zvenyach

David Zvenyach dives into the reasons lawyers should consider learning to code.

Mar 8, 2016
#58: Preparing for the Future of Law Practice, with Jordan Furlong

Jordan Furlong talks about the changes in store for the legal industry over the next 5-15 years, and what those changes mean for lawyers.

Mar 1, 2016
#57: Apple vs. the FBI, with Megan Zavieh

Megan Zavieh explains what’s at stake in the FBI’s quest to force Apple to build a backdoor to the iPhone.

Feb 23, 2016
#56: How to Fix Conferences and Meetings, with Matt Homann

Matt Homann explains how the needs of conference-goers have changed, which is an opportunity to do better CLE.

Feb 17, 2016
#55: How to Help People Represent Themselves, with Mike Vraa

Mike Vraa lists some of his best tips for helping people represent themselves.

Feb 9, 2016
#54: Open Access to Law, with Sarah Glassmeyer & Ed Walters

Sarah Glassmeyer and Ed Walters both share their frustrations and wishes for open access on today’s podcast.

Feb 2, 2016
#53: Putting Access to Justice into Practice, with Billie Tarascio

Billie Tarascio built a firm that furthers access to justice via legal services at every price point - but it didn't work. Here's why.

Jan 26, 2016
#52: Local Marketing, with Gyi Tsakalakis

Gyi Tsakalakis on what local marketing is, why it matters, and how to do it effectively.

Jan 19, 2016
#51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015.

Jan 12, 2016
#50: Stuff You Should Know About Computers but Probably Don’t, with Adriana Linares

Adriana Linares trains lawyers to use technology. In this episode, she goes over some basic skills and how to master them.

Dec 29, 2015
#49: Law Firm Website Best Practices, with Karin Conroy

In Karin Conroy’s last podcast, we talked about her 5-step marketing plan. In today’s podcast, we talk about best practices for law-firm websites.

Dec 22, 2015
#48: Law Firm Data Security, with Sharon Nelson and John Simek

Security experts Sharon Nelson and John Simek explain how hard it is to hack into someone’s email.

Dec 15, 2015
#47: Automating Your Documents, with Barron Henley

Barron Henley talks about how to get started automating your documents without purchasing a thing.

Dec 8, 2015
#46: How to Figure Out if Your Online Marketing is Working, with Dan Weeks

Dan Weeks talks about what goes into the score and shares free tools you can use to figure out how your own website performs relative to your competition.

Dec 1, 2015
#45: CEO John Suh on Why Lawyers Should Love LegalZoom

John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom, explains why lawyers should learn to love his company.

Nov 24, 2015
#44: Typography for Lawyers, with Matthew Butterick

Matthew Butterick talks about typography and addresses some common typographical controversies.

Nov 17, 2015
#43: What An Innovative Law Firm Really Looks Like, with Peter Carayiannis

According to Peter Carayiannis, an innovative law firm is less about technology and more about clients.

Nov 10, 2015
#42: How to Choose a Law Partner, with Jayne Sykora & Jen Santini

Law partners Jayne Sykora and Jennifer Santini have great advice on figuring out if you want a partner to start your practice, and how to choose one.

Nov 3, 2015
#41: Reflecting on the Shingle Life, with Josh Camson

Josh Camson reflects on nearly six years of law practice and the column he wrote when he was just starting out: “The Shingle Life.”

Oct 27, 2015
#40: Alan Dershowitz’s Advice for Young Lawyers (Replay)

As a well-known lawyer and (former) law professor, Alan Dershowitz gives advice to young lawyers.

Oct 20, 2015
#39: Tips for Representing Low-Income Clients, with Martha Delaney

Martha Delaney explains common misconceptions about representing low-income clients, barriers to representing clients, and discusses good client service.

Oct 13, 2015
#38: Brian Tannebaum’s Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering (Replay)

This week’s episode is a replay of one of our favorite conversations about lawyering and law practice, with Brian Tannebaum.

Oct 6, 2015
#37: Internet Ninja Research Tricks with Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch

Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch discuss the Internet and how to effectively use it.

Sep 29, 2015
#36: Dennis Kennedy on How Technology Can Make Law Practice More Satisfying

Dennis Kennedy explains the real promise of technology is taking away the tedious bits of law practice so lawyers can do more of what matters.

Sep 22, 2015
#35: Jodi Ettenberg’s Never-Ending Vacation from Law Practice

Jodi Ettenberg talks about what work looks like when you’re far from home, and how she manages her finances.

Sep 15, 2015
#34: Pablo Arredondo on Getting Lawyers to Collaborate

Casetext VP Pablo Arredondo discusses what it takes to get lawyers to collaborate in order to increase access to legal information online.

Sep 8, 2015
#33: Stephen Dillard on Judges Using Social Media

Judge Dillard discusses about why he joined Twitter, what he gets out of it, and whether it is a good thing.

Sep 1, 2015
#32: Sonia Miller Van Oort’s Non-Traditional Law Firm

Sonia Miller Van Oort describes what a law firm looks like without the traditional hierarchy.

Aug 25, 2015
#31: Shantelle Argyle’s Non-Profit Law Firm

Shantelle Argyle talks about what it takes to start a non-profit law firm and how OLS has grown from two lawyers to six in less than two years.

Aug 18, 2015
#30: John Grant’s Agile Project Management Tips for Lawyers

John Grant explains how to adapt Agile for law practice.

Aug 11, 2015
#29: Brendan Kenny on What Lawyers Need to Know About E-Discovery

Brendan Kenny explains what every lawyer needs to know about e-discovery.

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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...