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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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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.

Aug 4, 2015
#28: Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice

Nicole Bradick explains what a virtual practice is and how to build one.

Jul 28, 2015
#27: Omar Ha-Redeye on Incubating the Future of Access to Justice

Omar Ha-Redeye talks about how the legal industry is changing and what that means for the future of access to justice.

Jul 21, 2015
#26: David Lat on the Future of BigLaw and SmallLaw

David Lat talks about the similarities and differences between BigLaw, solo, and small firms, and talks about changes and opportunities in the legal market.

Jul 14, 2015
#25: Five Things Deborah Savadra Thinks You Should Know About Microsoft Office

Deborah Savadra identifies the five things she thinks lawyers ought to know about Microsoft Office and explains why.

Jul 7, 2015
#24: Ed Walters on Robot Lawyers and the Law of Robots (Replay)

Ed Walters discusses law robots and the roles computers in law practice.

Jun 30, 2015
#23: Bob Young on Being a Plaintiff’s Lawyer in a Defense Firm

ABA Law Practice Division chair Bob Young talks about being a plaintiff’s lawyer in a defense firm, and explains what the ABA LPD is doing to help lawyers.

Jun 23, 2015
#22: Allison Shields on Doing More in Less Time

Allison Shields talks about how to be more productive, also the subject of her new book, How to Do More in Less Time.

Jun 16, 2015
#21: Todd Hendrickson’s Tech-Powered Trial Practice

Todd Hendrickson talks about how he uses technology to give him an edge against better-funded opponents in his solo med-mal and personal injury practice.

Jun 9, 2015
#20: David Colarusso, Hacking for Justice

David Colarusso discusses what a legal hacker is, how he incorporates hacking into lawyering, and why lawyers should learn to code.

May 26, 2015
#19: Ernie Svenson on Going Paperless

Ernie Svenson expads on objections and advantages to going paperless, and explains why you have almost certainly already started.

May 12, 2015
#18: Shannon Hoagland’s Creative Remedy for Boring Networking Events

Shannon Hoagland describes her creative approach to entertaining clients.

May 5, 2015
#17: Ken White on Popehat, Censorious Douchebags, and Building a Successful Law Firm

Ken talks about how he helped build a successful law firm from rented desks and unreliable phones.

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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...