There are hundreds of legal podcasts out there, covering topics from legal news to technology trends, law firm marketing, and legal ethics. Anyone with an internet connection and a microphone can make a podcast these days, but it’s no easy task to make a good podcast.
To help you find the legal industry podcasts you should listen to, we’ve created this list of some of our favorites and what we think are currently the best legal podcasts.
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1. Lawyerist Podcast
We’re not objective here, but we do think our podcast is the best show about law practice, so we had to list it at the top of best legal podcasts.
The Lawyerist Podcast is a weekly podcast about lawyering and law practice hosted by our team. Our conversations with successful lawyers, industry experts, and prominent business book authors cover innovative business models, legal technology, marketing, ethics, starting a law firm, and whenever possible, robots.
We get into the nuts and bolts of running a law practice and focus on topics to help solo and small firm attorneys, all with humor, caring, and the latest information. It’s a great podcast for forward-thinking lawyers looking for a better way to practice law.
(P.S.—We’re not the only ones who think this show is great. We’ve received multiple awards and are proud to produce this show!)
User Review of the Lawyerist Podcast
“I absolutely love this podcast! I spend quite a bit of time in my car driving for work and am an avid podcaster. When I found these guys I was skeptical because, to be honest being an attorney hasn’t always been the best thing. I have never loved a job, and have been searching for my legal path for years. After listening to one particular episode I immediately knew where I needed to go. Let’s just say these guys are the reason I am still practicing and plan to start my own firm here in the near future. I hope to attend the TBD law conference one day and meet the guys responsible for helping me find my motivation in this career!!”
Great Episodes of the Lawyerist Podcast
- Episode #300 Legal: Past, Present, & Future with Sam Glover: Lawyerist co-founder Sam Glover joins the podcast to talk about what lawyers need to know going into 2021.
- Episode #307: Vision & Values: The Foundation of Your Business, with Stephanie Everett: Lawyerist Lab leader Stephanie Everett discusses why it’s so easy to skip doing this important work and why you can’t afford to overlook it.
LawNext is a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Ambrogi, publisher of LawSites and expert in all things legal tech. Each episode features an interview with entrepreneurs and innovators that are transforming the legal landscape and improving access to justice.
The conversations in each episode provide insights, thoughts, and predictions on topics ranging from blockchain, new legal tech products and services, and the future of law and legal practice. It’s a great podcast for those interested in legal innovation or who want to keep up-to-date on legal tech trends and developments.
User Review of LawNext
“Bob’s ability to bring on top-notch guests each week and cover innovation and legal tech issues are second to none. This is definitely one of my go-to podcasts to keep on top of what’s changing in the legal industry and getting to know who the innovators are who are leading the change.”
Great Episodes of LawNext
- Was the Pandemic a Tipping Point for Law Firms?: Senior fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, James W. Jones, discusses how the pandemic may have affected the practice of law for years to come.
- How Kimberly Bennett Ditched the Billable Hour and Built a Successful Virtual Firm: Attorney Kimberly Bennett knew there was a better way to charge legal fees that offered predictability for her and her clients. In this episode, Kimberly discusses her flat-fee subscription-based model and how fellow attorneys can implement unique fee structures.
3. Legal Toolkit
Hosted by Heidi Alexander and Jared Correia, Legal Toolkit is a monthly podcast with an eye towards law practice management and how to get better at it. Each episode features an interview with top lawyers and professionals to discuss services, ideas, and programs that have improved their practices and the management of their practices.
The episodes discuss the latest in legal trends, tools, and tips so you can build out your toolkit for better law practice. This podcast has been around for nearly ten years, so you can say it has stood the test of time.
User Review of Legal Toolkit
“These podcasts are invaluable thanks to Jared Correia’s expertise in the field of Law Practice Management. Jared loads them with many practical tips for solo and small firm lawyers while keeping them entertaining – his sense of humor is great! Jared shares the cutting edge tips and tricks necessary to grow and enhance your law practice. I don’t know anyone else who can make ethics, marketing, and firm budgets so fun. You won’t regret listening, and you’re sure to be a better lawyer for it!”
-Emily Amara Gordon
Great Episodes of Legal Toolkit
- What Lawyers Don’t (But Should!) Know About the Business of Law: In this episode, Scott Brennan of Lexicon shares tips and tricks for increasing profits and growing a successful law firm. You’ll learn how to embrace legal technology as well as alternative legal service providers to benefit your firm.
- Sounding as Classy as Jared; the Upside of Single-Provider Legal Tech; and A Correia Family History Rump Roast: This episode of Legal Toolkit is as fun as it sounds. Not only will you learn how to improve your legal podcast or webinar audio, but Sarah Schaaf, GM of the Payments Division at Paradigm, shares how to shift to a single provider for your legal tech needs. Oh, and she shares the perfect sparking margarita recipe.
4. The LAWsome Podcast
The LAWsome Podcast is hosted by legal marketing professionals Jake Sanders and Paul Julius. This podcast provides legal industry insights as well as access to the best experts in law firm development. Each week, LAWsome features guests that provide their thoughts on the latest legal news, running a law firm, and digital marketing.
Episode topics range from branding your law firm to building a data-driven law practice (with a little humor thrown in). Jake and Paul do what it takes to further their podcast’s mission, which is to “make legal marketing LAWsome.”
User Review of LAWsome
Most of us don’t associate legal podcasts with laughter. But Jake and Paul have created a smart, witty, and enjoyable platform for people to not only learn how to be better lawyers—but find the common ground among us all (which somehow leads to lots of food references).”
Great Episodes of LAWsome
- Episode #147: Data-Driven Law Firm Business Development: In this episode, Jake and Paul speak with LexisNexis VP & GM of LexisNexis’ Law Firm Software Solutions, Scott Wallingford about data-driven business development for law firms. They discuss how to develop business by focusing on your clients’ needs and keeping track of your critical data.
- Episode #150: How to Discover Your Law Firm’s Brand: The LAWsome Podcast’s own Jake Sanders discusses how to discover and use your law firm’s brand to grow your business. It’s all made possible through the three S’s: Storylines, sense-making, and strategy.
5. New Solo
Hosted by Adriana Linares, New Solo is a monthly podcast that provides insights and tips on transitioning from a law firm to a solo practice. It goes through and answers questions that many attorneys have regarding all phases of a solo career.
Plus, it teaches solos how to build their practice within the context of interviews from attorneys who have traveled that path themselves. Each episode features a new guest with experience in the topic of the episode and provides actionable information and tips for attorneys to make the most out of their new solo practice.
User Review of New Solo
“I started about 6 months ago listening to new episodes and now I am doubling by also listening to past episodes. This podcast has motivated me to move out and educated me on how to have a smoother enough landing. Each guest provides honest tips and leads as well as sharing their own solo experience or how their service or product is useful to a solo. I also appreciate the different viewpoints and opinions. The host, Adriana, is outstanding at keeping the podcast moving and informing while keeping it light and entertaining. Each episode provides me with something to follow up on or look into further. Way worth your time! Solos, this is a must!”
Great Episodes of New Solo
- What New Solos Can Learn From Han Solo: Marketing expert Seth Godin and Clio CEO Jack Newton discuss how lawyers can be the “one and only” in their field. In this episode, they discuss everything from making the leap to solo business to using technology to run their practice.
- Getting Started Tips From a New Solo: Newly solo attorney Kelly Roberts shares the tips that made her practice profitable by month two. Her insights dive deep into client management, web development, and networking. Plus, host Adriana Linares delivers her advice on building a successful legal team.
6. The Digital Edge
Technology is no longer an option for forward-thinking attorneys. The Digital Edge covers tech-based topics for attorneys, including tech tools, software, the Cloud, and more. Plus, attorneys walk away with some advice on how to grow their firms using the technology available on the market today.
The Digital Edge is hosted by Sharon D. Nelson and Jim Calloway, two lawyers who specialize in the field of technology. You’ll also get to hear from various industry experts, authors, speakers, and legal technologists each month.
User Review of the Digital Edge
“This is a really enjoyable podcast. It is an easy and interesting way for attorneys like me to keep current with technology. I am glad I found this podcast.”
Great Episodes of the Digital Edge
- What’s on the Horizon for Law Firms in 2021?: Will more attorneys switch to remote work versus physical office space? Will COVID-19 continue to affect the legal industry? When should you start moving to the Cloud? Hosts Jim Calloway and Sharon D. Nelson discuss what attorneys can expect, and moves they should make, in 2021.
- A Legal Podcast About Legal Podcasting: Bob Ambrogi, Joe Patrice, and Tom Mighell share with Sharon and Jim their insights about legal podcasting. You’ll learn tips for getting started and stories from the guests’ own experiences in podcasting.
7. The Law Entrepreneur
Hosted by Neil Tyra, The Law Entrepreneur podcast is about the business side of running a law practice. Neil shares the perspective that many attorneys have: law school didn’t and doesn’t adequately prepare attorneys to run a law practice, let alone one that can scale into a thriving business.
Neil’s podcast is born out of that frustration and his experiences from running his firm. He interviews practicing lawyers and industry experts who provide lots of great advice and insight on running a successful law firm on topics ranging from niche practice areas, student loans, leveraging LinkedIn, how to grow your practice, and everything in between.
User Review of the Law Entrepreneur
“Whenever I meet a fellow lawyer who has started or is considering starting his or her own law firm, I insist they subscribe to this podcast. It gives a peek into success stories and different ways of developing a law firm business. It includes interviews with people who provide services to lawyers, advice about small firm tech, and people who genuinely like what they do for a living.”
Great Episodes of the Law Entrepreneur
- Episode 245: Making Payment Collection Painless with Daniel Joffe: Getting paid is important for attorneys. Yet how do you make sure you collect in a timely manner while keeping client relationships top of mind? Daniel Joffe, the founder of LawExpand, talks about collections and innovation in this episode.
- Episode 251: The Secrets to Growing Your Law Firm with Ken Hardison: In this episode, the hosts speak with Ken Hardison who has created and sold two seven-figure law firms. They discuss how to market, how to hire, and how to grow your own law firm.
8. Lawyers Gone Ethical
Lawyers Gone Ethical is hosted by Megan Zavieh. Her weekly podcast is a must for anyone that wants to stay up to date with the constantly changing ethical rules of law. Not only will she cover today’s most pressing topics, but she also provides the tools and resources to be successful in today’s law landscape.
The business of law is constantly evolving. Staying out of trouble requires that lawyers understand the latest interpretations and applications of the ethics rules. It also requires us to figure out what to do when the rules and modern business and technology are not in sync.
User Review of the Lawyers Gone Ethical
Who would have thought….. that a podcast about attorney ethics could be so entertaining and informative? Keep up the good work, Megan.
Great Episodes of the Lawyers Gone Ethical
- LGE #130: 3 Things Young Lawyers Should Know About Ethics & Careers: What should new attorneys know about ethics and a successful legal career? Host Megan answers this question in this episode of Lawyers Gone Ethical.
- LGE #127: Slowing Down Incoming Business—Why and How: Taking on more work than you’re able to complete results in subpar legal support; also, it’s unethical. Megan talks about how to slow down incoming business by hiring help and reducing availability.
9. Maximum Lawyer
Maximum Lawyer is hosted by Jim Hacking & Tyson Mutrux. This weekly podcast covers a wide range of topics from marketing, hiring, and everything else you need to run or start a law firm. Not only will they cover the basics, but they will also dive into growing pains and address mental health issues that are associated with solo law firms.
User Review of Maximum Lawyer
Tyson and Jimmy have a really great thing going here – great interviews with people in and out of the legal industry about how to build and grow a great law firm business. Well done!!!
Great Episodes of the Lawyers Gone Ethical
- Nonprofit Legal Services and Information Products À La Carte with Jess Birken: In this Pop-up episode, Jim interviews Jess Birken, a lawyer and consultant for nonprofits who runs her own law firm, Birken Law Office. They will go over her business, how she uses info products to educate her clients and make the most of the consults they have, and the advantages of her subscription model.
- The Mindset of Social Media For Lawyers, with Mitch Jackson: Jim & Tyson interview Mitch Jackson, The Streaming Lawyer. Listen as they dive deep into the mindset of social media and go over the importance of showing your human side in your marketing, consistency, and choosing the right platforms for your content.
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