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Podcast #18: Shannon Hoagland’s Creative Remedy for Boring Networking Events

If you are tired of drinking wine with strangers in conference rooms, you’re going to appreciate this podcast. Shannon Hoagland’s creative approach to entertaining clients is virtually guaranteed never to bore you. This week Sam and Aaron also talk about a brand-new guide to increasing your computer security. 4-Step Computer Security Upgrade On today’s episode, […]

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

Ken White and his partner started his firm with rented desks and unreliable phones and built their firm to around a dozen lawyers today. Meanwhile, he became a champion of free speech by defending bloggers threatened by censorious douchebags. He also reveals the secret of the name Popehat. Sam & Aaron start out today's show by talking about legal hacking, about which Aaron is a little confused and Sam is pretty interested.

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Podcast #16: Daniel Gershburg on the Future of SoloSmall Practice, Plus ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Wrap-Up

Daniel Gershburg has a real estate and bankruptcy practice in transition, so he is trying to figure out what the future of law practice looks like for solo and small-firm lawyers. As he puts it “I wanted to see who was going to eat my lunch.” Plus, Aaron and Sam talk about their 2015 ABA TECHSHOW experience.

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Podcast #15: Karin Conroy’s 5-Step Basic Law Firm Marketing Plan

Don’t build your marketing plan around the strategies you want to employ. That’s step 4. First, you need to do a little background work to figure out which strategies make sense for your practice. This week, Karin and Sam talk through her 5-step marketing plan. Plus, Sam and Aaron talk about a BigLaw April Fools […]

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ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 2

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ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 1

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Podcast #14: Marco Santori on What Lawyers Should Know About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is seriously cool technology with the potential to transform the financial industry — and any other industry that needs trusted transactions. Marco Santori talks with Aaron about what Bitcoin is, the hurdles to its wider adoption, and why every lawyer should accept legal fees in Bitcoin. Plus, we also talk about why computers are […]

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Podcast #13: Keith Lee on Going from Law School to Law Practice

During this week’s conversation, Keith Lee talks with Sam about his book, The Marble and the Sculptor and how new lawyers can become good lawyers. Before that, Sam waxes poetic about one of his favorite lawyer-friendly iPhone/iPad/Mac apps, Soulver. Soulver Look, if you have to do calculations and you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac […]

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Podcast #12: Ellie Krug on Starting a Firm and Litigating as Both a Man and as a Woman

Google is going to start directly penalizing websites that aren’t mobile device–friendly. We explain why this is important. Also, in its secret labs Google is learning to tell whether you are lying or not. Just something else to worry about. Then, in this week’s interview, Ellie Krug has a lot of interesting things to say […]

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Podcast #11: Casey Flaherty’s Quest to Reform Luddite Lawyers

40% of small law firms don’t have a website, and Casey Flaherty’s Legal Tech Audit was just the beginning of his quest to reform the way law firms use technology and price their services. 40% of Small Law Firms Don’t Have a Website That’s what Kevin O’Keefe says, based on this infographic prepared by Rocket […]

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Podcast #10: David Sparks on Going Solo with a Mac

Law school admissions are dropping, but the bar exam is getting harder. Is a smaller bar inevitable? After Sam and Aaron try to figure that out, David Sparks talks about starting a brand-new solo practice, including the Mac tools he is using to make it work.

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Podcast #9: Ali Grace Marquart’s Fashion Law Boutique

Entertainment lawyer Ali Grace Marquart recently made Forbes’ 2015 30 Under 30 list for law and policy. She talked about the unusual path she took to owning a successful fashion law boutique, what success means at this point in her career, and how she represents clients all over the world from her office in New York.

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Call for Submissions: Lawyerist’s 2nd Annual Short-Fiction Contest

Our short-fiction contest is open to all writers. If you have a story to tell (in 5,000 words or less), we want to read it! Submissions are due on June 1st, and the top two entries will receive cash awards and be published right here on Lawyerist.

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Podcast #8: Aaron Hall’s Client-Satisfaction Guarantee

Sam and Aaron talk with Jeena Cho about why jerky law students become jerky lawyers, and then Aaron Hall explains why and how he is giving some clients a satisfaction guarantee.

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Best Law-Firm Websites, 2015 Edition

This year we had over 100 nominations for the best law firm website of 2015. With the help of Lawyerist contributors Gyi Tsakalakis, Andrew Cabasso, and Karin Conroy, Sam and Aaron narrowed the list to the ten best. Best is a relative term, of course. Everybody has their own standards. In general, we were all […]