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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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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...

Apr 6, 2023

#439: Healthy Strategy: Client-Centered Business Model, with Brandon Harter

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for a podcast book tour, where we dive into each of the six areas...

Apr 4, 2023

#438: Harnessing Chat GPT in Your Firm, with Joyce Brafford from Rocket Matter (Sponsored)

Zack talks with Joyce Brafford, a lawyer and practice management expert at ProfitSolv, about incorporating AI into your firm’s workflows and automations. See how you can use Chat GPT to do the...

Mar 30, 2023

#437: Fair & Ethical AI, with Matthew Butterick

In a world where AI is becoming more and more prevalent, how do we protect the rights of the original, human ideas? Today, Zack talks with author, designer, programmer and lawyer Matthew...

Mar 23, 2023

#436: Flat Fees and Flexible Firms, with Rebecca Ritchey

Labster Rebecca Ritchey from Sibus Law Group joins Sara to talk about how she has built a healthy business strategy in her firm—including a flat fee model, a flexible workplace, and opportunities...

Mar 16, 2023

#435: How Lawyers Can Maximize Word, with Barron Henley

Stephanie interviews Affinity’s Barron Henley and they dive into how lawyers can maximize their use of Microsoft Word. From formatting to footnotes, Barron offers his insights, tips, and strategies for making Word...

Mar 9, 2023

#434: Leverage AI to Stay Ahead, with Greg Siskind

So you think your firm is tech forward, but do you have a strategy behind that? Today Zack Glaser talks with Lawyerist Lab member, author, and fellow legal tech guru, Greg Siskind....

Mar 2, 2023

#433: Revisit The Small Firm Roadmap, with Stephanie Everett & Aaron Street

Have you heard? We released a new edition of our book! Our goal has always been to help lawyers better manage their firms. Now we have new strategies and stories to help...

Feb 23, 2023

#432: Working Abroad Full Time

Have you considered moving abroad full time? Have you wondered what it would take to make that a reality? Lawyerist Lab Coach Bernadette Harris moved herself and her business to Mexico and...

Feb 16, 2023

#431: What’s Your Website Goal? with Zack Glaser

It sounds obvious, but it may need to be stated: your law firm needs a website. Today Stephanie talks with our own Legal Tech Advisor Zack Glaser about the importance of your...

Feb 9, 2023

#430: Building Your Team in a Down Market, with Chong Ye

No one said hiring and keeping a strong team was easy, but it’s definitely possible. Sara interviews Lawyerist Lab member, Chong Ye, about the success he’s found in hiring great people and...

Feb 2, 2023

#429: Tame Your Digital Chaos, with Paul Unger

Do you feel overwhelmed in your day-to-day as you try to get everything done? Guess what? You’re not alone. Paul Unger, speaker, author, and owner at Affinity Consulting, joins Stephanie and offers...

Jan 26, 2023

#428: Behind the Scenes of a $100M Verdict, with Ryan McKeen

Believe it or not, securing a $100 million dollar verdict is not an overnight project. Today Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab coach Ryan McKeen about how he built his personal injury firm...

Jan 19, 2023

#427: Better Decisions, Less Fatigue, with Nika Kabiri

Just like the body gets tired after a workout, the brain gets tired from making too many decisions. Stephanie talks with Decision Scientist Nika Kabiri about what decision fatigue actually is and...

Jan 12, 2023

#426: Leveraging LinkedIn as a Lawyer, with Amy Grubb

You probably have a LinkedIn profile. But, are you using it in a way that helps build your client portfolio, brand, and business? In this episode, meet new Lawyerist Lab coach Amy...

Jan 5, 2023

#425: The Making of a Merger, with Debbie Foster

Debbie Foster, managing partner at Affinity Consulting, joins Stephanie to share some big news. They detail how to best prepare your team for a merger through honesty and open communication. And outline...

Dec 29, 2022

#424: How to Get Great Feedback from Clients, with Ashley Steckler

You want your clients to give you feedback, but are you asking the right questions? Listen today as our product director, Ashley Steckler, shares specific suggestions on how to get the feedback...

Dec 22, 2022

#423: Bridging the Access to Justice Gap with Technology, with Sateesh Nori

Attorneys have a unique opportunity to use their skills for the good of others. And Sateesh Nori, Executive Director of JustFix, has worked his entire career doing just that. Sateesh spent 20...

Dec 15, 2022

#422: Know Your Team, Grow Your Firm, with Spencer Schmidt

How well do you know your team? Do they know you care about them? Did you know your relationship with your team can actually impact your bottom line?  In this episode, Sara...

Dec 8, 2022

#421: Leading Your Firm Through Adolescence, with Karen Graves

You’re no longer in start-up mode for your firm. You’ve grown and stretched and you’re ready to level up. So what’s next?  In this episode, Stephanie talks with Karen Graves, Lawyerist’s newest...

Dec 6, 2022

#420: Intake as an Iterative Process, with Wouter IJgosse from DecisionVault (Sponsored)

Zack sits down with Wouter IJgosse from DecisionVault to learn more about how their platform can streamline client intake for attorneys. DecisionVault takes a portal approach, making intake an iterative process for...

Dec 1, 2022

#419: Free Yourself from Productivity, with Oliver Burkeman

Is your to-do list never-ending? When was the last time you really felt productive? When we are constantly trying to get things off our list, the list seems to only grow longer.  ...

Nov 24, 2022

#418: More Income, Fewer Taxes, with Bernadette Harris

Financial Coach Bernadette Harris shares end of year financial considerations, including paying less in taxes while increasing income.

Nov 17, 2022

#417: Choosing to Stay a Small Firm, with Katie Roe

For some small law firm owners, growth isn’t the goal. In this episode, Sara talks with former Lawyerist Lab member Katie Roe about how and why she built her firm with the...

Nov 10, 2022

#416: Working as a Legal Nomad, with Chrystan Carlton

If you could work from anywhere in the world, where would it be? What if we told you it could be possible with a little planning? In this episode, Sara talks with...

Nov 3, 2022

#415: Negotiating the Sweet Spot, with Leigh Thompson

In a negotiation, each party wants something. Discovering how to make it a win-win situation, aka finding the sweet spot, is the key. Today, Stephanie talks with author and professor Leigh Thompson...

Oct 27, 2022

#414: Why You Need an Integrator, with Jasmine Prout

What is an integrator? What does an integrator do? Does your team need one?  Sara Muender talks with Jasmine Jowers Prout, Operations Director of The Gober Group, about the importance of having...

Oct 25, 2022

#413: Software as a Partner in Your Business, with Joyce Brafford from CosmoLex (Sponsored)

Are you looking at your software as if it’s a partner in your firm? In this episode, Zack is joined again by Joyce Brafford, lawyer and practice management guru. They talk all-in-one...

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

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Jennifer Whigham is the Community Director at Lawyerist.

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