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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?

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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"?

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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You’ll Never Believe How Many Lawyers Are Psychopaths

It seems like nearly every day there’s a steady drip drip drip of lawyer-related stories telling us how terrible we are. Yesterday, we learned that we basically suck at having emotions or understanding that other people have emotions, a failing that can lead to increased malpractice claims, so that’s fun. Today, we find out that we […]

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Podcast #22: Allison Shields on Doing More in Less Time

In today’s show, Allison Shields talks about how to be more productive, also the subject of her new book, How to Do More in Less Time. But first, Sam and Aaron talk about Lee Rosen’s advice to block your firm website from your firm computer. The Importance of Your Mobile Website On Divorce Discourse, Lee […]

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Podcast #21: Todd Hendrickson’s Tech-Powered Trial Practice

Today Todd Hendrickson talks about how he uses technology to give him an edge against better-funded opponents in his solo med-mal and personal injury practice. But first, Sam and Aaron explain why a shredding service is better than throwing your clients’ files in the trash. Don’t Throw Your Clients’ Files in the Trash Sam has […]

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Podcast #20: David Colarusso, Hacking for Justice

n today’s podcast, David Colarusso, a lawyer and data scientist for the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services,1 talks about what a legal hacker is, how he incorporates hacking into lawyering, and why lawyers should learn to code.

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Podcast #19: Ernie Svenson on Going Paperless

According to Ernie Svenson, either you already are paperless or you just haven’t committed to it, yet. If you haven’t committed, you are just wasting resources maintaining two systems: one for your paper files and and one for your digital clients files. This week Sam and Aaron also talk about why you should never use […]

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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, […]