Episode #44: Typography for Lawyers, with Matthew Butterick
Why should you care about typography? That’s like asking why you should practice for an oral argument or wear a tie to court. If you aren’t already using Matthew Butterick’s typography guide for lawyers, you’ll snap up a copy after you listen to this podcast. Crowdfunding Lawsuits Crowdfunding is all the rage, these days, and […]
Episode #43: What An Innovative Law Firm Really Looks Like, with Peter Carayiannis
What does an innovative law firm look like? According to Peter Carayiannis, whose firm, Conduit Law, has been twice nominated for an innovative law-firm award, it’s less about technology and more about clients. And you know what, it’s not your fault that you can’t encrypt your email. Stop trying and just use a secure portal.
Episode #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. Before that, Sam and Aaron discuss the security of If This Then That and Zapier. Task Automation Services and Data Security If This Then That and Zapier Are […]
Podcast #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.” Plus, Sam and Aaron break down Net Promoter Score, the closest you’ll get to a magic number for growing your law practice. Breaking Down Net Promoter Score Surveying your current and former […]
Podcast #40: Alan Dershowitz’s Advice for Young Lawyers (Replay)
As a well-known lawyer and (former) law professor, Alan Dershowitz gives a lot of advice to young lawyers. At one point, he wrote it all down in Letters to a Young Lawyer. The book has been around for a while, but it is still full of good advice for young lawyers — and so is Dershowitz.
Podcast #39: Tips for Representing Low-Income Clients, with Martha Delaney
Representing low-income clients can present challenges for lawyers who are not used to it, but learning to meet those challenges is a good lesson in basic client service. While we're on the subject …
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Podcast #38: Brian Tannebaum’s Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering (Replay)
Brian Tannebaum’s book, The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering is a collection of tough-love letters to the new generation of lawyers.
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?