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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 […]

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Podcast #7: Gyi Tsakalakis Talks About Online Marketing without the BS

This week Sam and Aaron wonder whether a lawyer could become an Uber driver to market a law practice, on obvious marketing, and Sam talks to Gyi Tsakalakis of AttorneySync about online marketing without the BS.

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Podcast #6: Alison Monahan on Law School and Lawyering Success

This week Sam and Aaron discuss the effectiveness of meditation as a way for lawyers to relieve stress, shake our heads at the technological incompetence of LegalTech attendees, and Sam interviews Alison Monahan of the Girls Guide to Law School.

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Podcast #5: Brian Tannebaum’s Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering

Morning pages, robot lawbreakers, and an interview with Brian Tannebaum, the eminent law blogger who just published The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering.

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Podcast #4: Ed Walters on Robot Lawyers and the Law of Robots

This week Aaron and I cover non-lawyer ownership, non lawyers, and access to justice. Also — GOOD NEWS! — We also learn that every lawyer should be bringing in at least $200,000 because statistics. For the interview, Fastcase CEO Ed Walters and I talk about law and robots, which will not necessarily help you get your […]

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Podcast #3: Carolyn Elefant on Advance Planning for Going Solo

In today’s podcast, we discuss what you can and should do in advance if you are planning to go solo.

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MyCase Law Practice Management Software

Here’s what you need to know about MyCase, from getting started to using the mobile apps with your clients.

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Podcast #2: Paul Floyd on How to Value and Sell a Law Practice

Paul finally explained law practice valuation so I could understand: the best way to value a law practice is not to value it.

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Podcast #1: Alan Dershowitz’s Advice for Young Lawyers

Alan Dershowitz gives a lot of advice to young lawyers 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.

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The Lawyerist Podcast Preview

We are excited to announce the launch in January of the Lawyerist Podcast, a weekly show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street.