Podcast #37: Internet Ninja Research Tricks with Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch
The Internet is a powerful tool for research that few people know how to use well. Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch are two of those people. They move through the Internet like ninjas through a moonless night. Before we talk to Carole and Mark, we argue about whether Nikki Black is right that 50% of […]
Podcast #36: Dennis Kennedy on How Technology Can Make Law Practice More Satisfying
Dennis Kennedy thinks the real promise of technology is taking away the tedious bits of law practice so lawyers can do more of what matters. And do the numbers show that law school crushed all our dreams?
Podcast #35: Jodi Ettenberg’s Never-Ending Vacation from Law Practice
Jodi Ettenberg left for a vacation, and never came back. On today’s podcast, she talks about how to do the same (even if you’ve got a shorter timeline). But first, did Ohio just issue the dumbest ethics opinion ever? Ohio, Seminars, and Solitication [A]ttorneys giving seminars to the public cannot engage in dialogue with people […]
Podcast #34: Pablo Arredondo on Getting Lawyers to Collaborate
Casetext VP Pablo Arredondo discusses what it takes to get lawyers to collaborate. But first, why law firms shouldn't serve clients.
Podcast #33: Stephen Dillard on Judges Using Social Media
Judge Dillard is one of a small group of judges who have an active presence on social media. In this episode, he talks about why he joined Twitter, what he gets out of it, and whether it is a good thing. Plus, Microsoft is releasing practice-management software. Microsoft (Sort Of?) Enters the Practice-Management Software Field […]
Podcast #32: Sonia Miller Van Oort’s Non-Traditional Law Firm
What does a law firm look like without the traditional hierarchy? Sona Miller Van Oort's firm has a flat governance structure, transparent compensation, and offers alternative-fee arrangements to every client. Plus, why it's silly to let your hardware dictate your law-firm policy.
Podcast #31: Shantelle Argyle’s Non-Profit Law Firm
Shantelle Argyle has a non-profit law firm, something many people talk about but few attempt. Well, the non-profit firm Argyle co-founded doesn't just work, it's flourishing. Find out more on today's podcast after we talk about the ridiculous disconnect between law and science — and by the way, should trials be held virtually?
Podcast #30: John Grant’s Agile Project Management Tips for Lawyers
Agile project management is huge in software development, but lawyers can take advantage of Agile, too. John Grant explains how to adapt Agile for law practice. But first, is the legal market really experiencing "modest job gains"?
Podcast #29: Brendan Kenny on What Lawyers Need to Know About E-Discovery
Brendan Kenny explains what every lawyer needs to know about e-discovery. But first, how to effectively disconnect your phone when you're on a vacation.
Podcast #28: Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice
Nicole Bradick explains what a virtual practice is and how to build one. But first, we talk about a baby who is crazy about a local personal injury lawyer, and the difficulty in combating link rot. Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice Nicole Bradick of Curo Legal explains what a virtual […]
Podcast #27: Omar Ha-Redeye on Incubating the Future of Access to Justice
Omar Ha-Redeye is (among other impressive things) co-founder of Fleet Street Law, a law practice incubator focusing on innovation and increasing access to justice. In today's podcast, he talks about how the legal industry is changing and what that means for the future of access to justice. But first, we try to figure out why lawyers let receivables become a problem.
Podcast #26: David Lat on the Future of BigLaw and SmallLaw
David Lat of _Above the Law_ talks about the similarities and differences between BigLaw and solo and small firms, and talks about changes and opportunities in the legal market. But first, Sam and Aaron talk about the new wine fad: rosé.
Podcast #25: Five Things Deborah Savadra Thinks You Should Know About Microsoft Office
Deborah Savadra writes for Lawyerist as well as for her own blog, Legal Office Guru. She specializes in making Microsoft Office do what lawyers need it to do, and in today’s podcast she identifies the five things she thinks lawyers ought to know about Microsoft Office and explains why. But first, Sam and Aaron try to figure out to what lengths lawyers will go to avoid turning in their timesheets.
Podcast #24: Ed Walters on Robot Lawyers and the Law of Robots (Replay)
This episode we’re trying something a bit different. One of our favorite interviews to date was Sam’s conversation with Ed Walters about law and robots, so this week we are replaying it. If you missed it the first time around, you’ll want to tune in now. Ed Walters on Robot Lawyers and the Law of […]
Podcast #23: Bob Young on Being a Plaintiff’s Lawyer in a Defense Firm
In today’s show, 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 with marketing, management, finances, and technology. But first, is solo practice a terrible economic proposition for most people? Is Solo Practice a Terrible Economic […]