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Legal Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for professionals in law practice management. Each month, host Jared Correia invites forward-thinking lawyers to discuss the services, ideas, and programs that have improved their practices.

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Mar 28, 2024

Superior Sketch Comedy; Opting Out of Legal Tech; & “Stuck in the Middle With You”

Sometimes, legal tech is the perfect solution for the needs of your law firm, but sometimes, lawyers need to look outside the legal tech world at other technologies that can serve their...

Mar 8, 2024

3 Simple Rules for Safer GenAI Use; AI’s Role in Legal Practice; and “Brother Up”

Adjusting to the new and persistent presence of AI in the legal world isn’t easy, but it is necessary. Jared welcomes brothers Justin and Luc Cary, an attorney and software engineer, respectively,...

Feb 8, 2024

Remote Work: Dude, It’s Fine; Onboarding Legal Technology; and Art by Rob Joyner

Backsliders are the worst, and if you’re making your employees come into the office after years of successful remote work, then, well… you’re the worst. Jared weighs in on the remote/in-office work...

Jan 25, 2024

Obnoxious Email Responses; Data Security for Dummies; & “Doubling Up”

Why is it that law firms are a frequent target for data breaches? Make no mistake, attorneys, you’ve got a lot of sensitive, valuable data that a threat actor would love to...

Dec 28, 2023

Jared’s Obscure Holiday Viewing Guide; Building Your Law Firm C-Suite; and Correia Family Stories

If your firm is experiencing operational challenges you just can’t seem to overcome, you might be in need of some C-suite help. Lawyers don’t necessarily want to take on the business responsibilities...

Dec 14, 2023

Perfect Albums, Vol. 5; Analyze This; “Overrated, Underrated—Thanksgiving Edition”

Searching for state court data used to be a huge pain in the ass, but data analytics has almost entirely fixed it, giving attorneys searchable databases in just about every state. What...

Nov 16, 2023

How Much Should You Pay for AI Tools?; Insurance Best Practices; and “Historic Mistakes”

As lawyers, you constantly assess the risks of your clients, whether in their business practices, court cases, personal relationships, or a multitude of other things. So, managing risk for your clients is...

Oct 27, 2023

A New Era of Advertising; Perfecting Workplace Communication; and “A Rose By Any Other Name”

Whether there’s a generational divide, unhelpful technology, a lack of emotional intelligence, or, really, a whole bunch of other issues—communication is hard. And, when communication breaks down, your business just doesn’t operate...

Oct 12, 2023

Sci-Fi Roundup; Document Management with Microsoft 365; and “Star Tours”

Document management is a must in legal, and Microsoft 365 has plenty of ways to organize and process your documents for you. So, what do you need to know about it? Jared...

Sep 29, 2023

3 Real-Life Uses for Generative AI in Legal; Empowering Women Lawyers with Rachel Clar; & “Town in Upstate NY, Town in Rural Alabama, or Discontinued Household Cleaner?”

Women attorneys are intelligent and brave, but they still face particular challenges in the legal profession. Jared chats with Rachel Clar of Interconnected Us about her mission to create safe environments for...

Sep 14, 2023

Good Vibes, Jimmy Buffett; Chuki Obiyo’s Laws for Growing Your Law Firm; & “Fake-Ass Holidays”

Chuki Obiyo has made a science of growing law firm businesses, with plenty of research to back up his time-tested strategies. Jared talks with Obiyo about how to form deeper connections with...

Sep 1, 2023

5 Essential Tips for Going Solo; “Live from the Playroom” with Mark Oblinger

It’s been 563 days, but we’re finally back in the Playroom with musical guest Mark Oblinger. Mark holds the double distinction of being an Emmy-winning/Grammy-nominated musician AND having a longtime connection with...

Aug 21, 2023

5 KPIs You Need Now; Asking the Right Questions About Software; & “Dream Podcast Music”

Lawyers, you really actually do need to use KPIs—that’s Key Performance Indicators for those of you who *still* haven’t kept up with good business practices. Do it! And, Jared’s here to help...

Aug 3, 2023

Software Integrations; Emil Ali talks IP Ethics; and “A Day at the Movies”

Integrations, integrations, integrations.  You’ve probably heard about integrations for years, but lots of people still struggle to understand just how this stuff is going to change their workflows. Jared explains the whole...

Jul 13, 2023

Succession Spoilers Galore; What PR Can Do for You; and Succession Children’s Theater

Why would a law firm hire a PR agency? Well, if you’ve ever wished your firm was known for its expertise and thought leadership, a PR agency might be just the thing....

Jun 29, 2023

Bar Associations, Side Hustles, & More with Rio Peterson and Annoying “Name Songs”

Adding value for bar association members is always a good idea. Jared chats with Rio Peterson, who has just about seen it all when it comes to bar programming—from cool events to...

Jun 20, 2023

Time to Change Your Lame Logo; Stop Thinking Like a Lawyer; and “Deep Cuts with Steve Seckler”

Even if you’re a great lawyer, your top-notch skills might be holding you back when it comes to running your business. Jared talks with Steve Seckler about his recent article in the...

May 25, 2023

AI Tells Lame Jokes; The Fastcase/vLex Merger; and “ChatGPT Jeopardy!”

Fastcase and vLex have merged to form the world’s largest law library, containing the law from over 100 countries and more than a billion documents. One platform with all these resources means...

May 11, 2023

Perfect Albums, Vol. 4; The Attorney Whisperer—Randa Prendergast; and “Beantown Beanfest”

Randa Prendergast takes a “June Cleaver” approach to running a law firm, making every little thing run smoothly without breaking a sweat. Jared and Randa talk through how to identify your workflow...

Apr 27, 2023

The Perfect Intake Form; Turning Data Collection on Leads into Profits; and “What Would Georgia Man Do?”

If you know exactly how all your clients found you, then you know exactly how to market your firm to keep driving more growth. But, a whole lot of firms aren’t tracking...

Apr 13, 2023

A Flipping Disaster; Bruce La Fetra—Client Whisperer; and “Technical ‘Knox’ Out”

How do you get your best clients to hire you? Jared welcomes Bruce La Fetra, a real, live client whisperer, to chat about how to flip your usual script and market to...

Mar 28, 2023

Finding Legal Mentors, The Expert Witness Roundtable, and Perry Mason

Where do expert witnesses come from, exactly? Jared welcomes guests Allison Muller, Nick Briscoe, and Nick Rishwain—an experienced and knowledgeable panel discussing the ins and outs of expert witnessing. They share how...

Mar 16, 2023

Jared’s Latest TV Obsession; Strategic Communications with Jessica Chen; “And the Award Goes To…”

Communication often happens because we are simply reacting to something, but how often do we react with a thoughtful, impactful response? Jared welcomes Jessica Chen to hear her strategies for leveling up...

Feb 23, 2023

A Fair Dinkum Interview with Chris Stock and “Shit Australians Say”

This time on The Legal Toolkit, Jared forgoes his monologue to give more time to his conversation  with Chris Stock. Tune in as this duo dig into criminal justice reform, ChatGPT’s future...

Feb 2, 2023

Swifties, Assemble!; Lawyers Need Vacations; and “Travel Etiquette”

If you’re a lawyer, you need a break. Tune in with Jared, his lovely wife Jessica, and her fellow travel agent Samantha Hedges to learn a thing or two about escaping the...

Jan 19, 2023

TV Gems of an 80s Childhood; Better Law Firm Management; and “Not-So Happy Endings”

You don’t have to figure out how to manage your law firm alone. Because, honestly, there are people out there who can do it way better. Jared chats with Margaret Burke about...

Dec 29, 2022

Law Firm for Sale — Planning Your Exit Strategy, and “The Cost is Correct!”

Hey, that law firm you own is an asset! A whole lot of lawyers don’t fully realize the value of their legal practice, but there are willing buyers out there, and keeping...

Dec 16, 2022

Data Integration–Simplified; Efficiency Plays for Law Firms; and “Shit Miamians Say”

No one likes change, but your law firm will be more profitable and organized if you keep up with the latest tools for streamlining workflows. Jared talks with Marisa Portuondo about her...

Dec 2, 2022

Hyped for “Cocaine Bear”; Filevine’s Ryan Anderson; and “The Magnificent Andersons”

Efficient back-and-forth communication in law firms has always been a necessity, but it’s not always easy to do it well. Finding the right collaboration tech is a critical step in modern law...

Nov 18, 2022

Legal Tech’s Second Wave, A Different Take on Diversity in Business, and The Legal Toolkit Law Review Hour

Many business leaders are mis-educated about what diversity is, and, as such, lack the ability to support it in their organizations. Jared brings on diversity coach Dr. James Rodgers to learn about...

Nov 4, 2022

The Skinny on Biden’s Loan Forgiveness Program; Perfect Albums Vol. 3; and “Forgive Me”

People have been alternately ticked, thrilled, and confused since the Biden Administration rolled out its loan forgiveness program. So, what’s the deal? Jared gets insights from student loan lawyer Adam Minsky on...

Oct 18, 2022

Consumer-Centric Pricing; Document Assembly for Lawyers; & “Documentary History”

Easy math: if you can get through more work, more quickly, you’ll make more money. And document assembly software can help you do it! Jared Correia talks with Tony Thai and Ashley...

Oct 5, 2022

How To Avoid a Serial Killer; Better Law Firm Intake Management; & Craft Brewing

A lot of law firm intake processes are a bit painful to look at, if we’re honest, but they don’t have to be! Jared and guest McKay Ferrell share how a little...

Sep 20, 2022

The LawPay/MyCase Sitch with Dru Armstrong; & “Florida Man: Texas Edition”

The legal tech space has been abuzz since LawPay’s acquisition of MyCase, so what’s the latest with this development? Jared goes to the source and talks with Dru Armstrong, CEO of LawPay,...

Sep 14, 2022

Jared’s Take on Law Firm Fees; The Coolness of the Indy Bar; & “Hoosier Hysteria”

Every bar association is unique, so there’s a whole lot we can learn from each other. Jared chats with Julie Armstrong, executive director at the Indianapolis Bar Association, about the importance of...

Aug 30, 2022

The R-Rated Comedy Drought; Workload Management for Law Firms; & “The Jeffrey Toobin Experience”

When new work comes into your law firm, whose desk should it land on? Oftentimes, the workload falls too heavily on a few, rather than being balanced amongst firm members. Jared brings...

Aug 17, 2022

5 Upgrades for Engagement Agreements; Lean Law with Larry Port & Dave Maxfield; & “Disposable Income”

A real shocker, we know, but many law firms are still struggling with efficiency. Surely you’re not among them… ahem… but, just in case, Jared welcomes Larry Port and Dave Maxfield, authors...

Aug 2, 2022

Talent Search Tactics & The Legal Job Market

Employers have experienced massive shifts in hiring practices the past few pandemic-affected years, and those who leaned into hybrid/remote work scooped up quality talent left and right. But, nowadays, law firms are...

Jul 20, 2022

Content Marketing with Real Personality; Perfect Albums Vol. 2; and a Game Called “Bag of Dicks”

Being so weird, so unique, so nerdy, and so “you” CAN actually be the foundation of your business plan. Jared talks with Mike Whelan about the ins and outs of using personality-driven...

Jun 29, 2022

Team Coco; An Insider’s View on Great CLEs; and “Course Correction”

Continuing legal education was slowly moving online even before COVID-19 hit, but nowadays, online, in-person, and hybrid CLE programs are all just part of the norm. Jared chats with Bruce Richard about...

Jun 14, 2022

LawPay buys MyCase; Modernizing Your Client Communications; and “What Would Florida Man Do? – Summer Edition!”

The way we see it, you’re either ghosting your clients on purpose (for shame!), or you’re just super busy like every lawyer, ever, and don’t know how to keep everybody in the...

May 31, 2022

Margaret Atwood and Matthew Gibson discuss the LongPen, Originalism, and More

Yes, that Margaret Atwood—famous author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and tons more, is really here on The Legal Toolkit!  But first, Jared chats with Matthew Gibson about how innovations involving video, audio...

May 18, 2022

The Big 4 Softwares Tools You Need; and Having Fun with Your Marketing Plan, with Cady Darago

Half-assed marketing plans not really working for you? Jared’s got Cady Darago here to nudge (or shove, nicely, if needed) you in the direction you actually need to go. They chat about...

May 4, 2022

Alternative Careers for Lawyers, with Lauren Fernandez; and “The All-Out Artery Clogger”

Jared chats with Lauren Fernandez about her experiences moving from a career as a practicing lawyer to a business owner and entrepreneur in the restaurant industry. For lawyers looking for a change,...

Apr 19, 2022

Honing Your Online Presence; Really Honing Your Online Presence; and “Lance-A-Lot”

Every single referral you get is going to google you before they give you a call, so… what will they find? If you’re not sure, that’s a problem. Jared says it’s time...

Apr 5, 2022

“Harold and Maude”; Newsletter Magic with Shaun Buck; and “Idaho? YOUdaho!”

Ever wanted to watch a dark, oddball love story about a death-obsessed couple with a 60-year age gap? Jared’s got just the thing! The 1971 film, “Harold and Maude” is a cult...

Mar 15, 2022

Outsourcing—Do It!; Content Production with a Professional Writer; and “The Town”

If you’re not outsourcing, you’re hurting your bottom line; Jared chats elevated content creation with Mike Feldman; and the guys and their wives talk townie culture for the Rump Roast!

Mar 1, 2022

The Best Show on TV; How to Contract with Laura Frederick; and “Legal Toolkit Trivia” with Jane Kuhuk

“Bluey” dad, Bandit, is Jared’s spirit animal; Laura shares her love of legal contracts; and longtime listener Jane tests her knowledge of obscure Legal Toolkit facts.

Feb 15, 2022

Delegating Law Firm Workflows; and “Live From the Playroom” with Erinn Peet Lukes!

Jared’s got tons of workflow pointers for busy lawyers, and, for something entirely different, he welcomes musical guest Erinn Peet Lukes for some talk and tunes.

Feb 1, 2022

Perfect Albums Vol. 1; Modern Legal Journalism; and Simpsons Trivia with Joe Patrice

Uncle Tupelo’s “Anodyne”; legal journalism with Joe Patrice; and, does Jared know anything about “The Simpsons?"

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