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Podcast #110: Inti Martínez-Alemán, Megan Zavieh & Tom Martin

Podcast #109: Recognizing Opportunities, with Andrew Haugen

Podcast #107: Niche Practice: Weed Law, with Matthew Buck

How and Why to Hire a Law Student

Hiring a law student can be a valuable experience for both the firm and your student. Here are some tips to make sure the process goes smoothly.

Podcast #104: Building a Multi-Million Dollar Law Practice, with Greg McEwen

Podcast #101: Working Out with Clients, with Drew Amoroso

How to Better Nominate Diverse Judicial Candidates

A diverse judiciary is critical. Judicial commissions, as the gatekeepers to the judicial profession, must be diverse as well.

The Decline and Renewal of the “General Practice” Lawyer

For many years, the idea of a general practitioner and a solo or small-firm lawyer were synonymous, but that is all changing.

Podcast #91: Starting a Boutique Firm, with Patrick Palace

Pay Yourself a Competitive Wage

Your small law firm is a business. You are both a partner and an owner of your firm. Make the smart decision to start acting like a business and pay yourself like you would any other employee.

Where Should You Hang out Your Shingle?

A recent deep dive into law school graduate and projected legal jobs statistics could help you figure out where you might want to hang your shingle.

Podcast #84: Meet Litigator, Legislator, and Legal Hacker, Shemia Fagan