The Lawyerist Podcast

Lawyerist‘s weekly podcast about lawyering and law practice.

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Podcast #108: Incubating a Socially Conscious Law Firm, with Mindy Yocum

Mindy Yocum is one year into building a socially conscious law firm. In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Mindy explains how she envisions her role as a lawyer, what it's like for a law firm to go through a startup incubator program, and just what she means by socially conscious law firm. Plus, how she hopes to reform the entire legal system from the ground up.

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

"Weed law," it turns out, is neither as exciting nor as boring as you might think. In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Matthew Buck offers a window into the world of weed law, the ethics of advising clients who are committing federal crimes, and how to market a niche practice.

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Podcast #106: Can Lawyers Really Innovate? with Jonathan Tobin

In this episode of the Lawyerist podcast, Sam starts some friendly arguments with Jonathan Tobin. They revisit the question whether lawyers should learn to develop their own software, try to agree on whether the legal industry is really capable of meaningful disruption, wonder whether lawyers can really innovate, and forecast the future of law practice.

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Podcast #105: How Small Firms Can Promote Diversity, with Heather Hackman

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Dr. Heather Hackman helps us get a new perspective on diversity and the legal profession. She also explains why "doing diversity" doesn't work, and what small firms actually need to do to increase diversity in the legal profession.

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

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, we aren't talking about technology and online marketing, although Greg McEwen knows plenty about both. Instead, we talk with Greg about how he has built a multi-million dollar personal injury firm by taking big risks for big rewards—the "old-fashioned" way.

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Podcast #103: Viral Video Marketing (and Yelling), with the Texas Law Hawk, Bryan Wilson

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Bryan Wilson, the Texas Law Hawk, explains how he got started making outrageous viral videos, name-drops another outrageous, viral video–making Texas lawyer, Adam Reposa, and has some tips for lawyers who want to try making videos of their own.

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Podcast #102: An Innovative Law Firm with Work-Life Balance, with Betsy Stotler & Kelly Hayes

Betsy Stotler and Kelly Hayes started Burgeon Legal because they were two lawyer-moms who didn’t like the way their firm jobs took up so much of their time. In this episode, they explain how that led them to found an innovative, distributed law firm that balances work, life, and clients.

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

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Drew Amoroso talks about starting a small fitness law firm of his own, Move Legal, after building a fitness practice at a big firm. Drew talks about meeting his clients for a workout before talking business, using Slack to communicate with clients, and the tools he uses to manage a mobile, niche practice.

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Podcast #100: KPIs and Starting with the End in Mind, with Mary Juetten

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Mary Juetten explains how to use key performance indicators (KPIs) to "start with the end in mind"—to set goals for your law firm and measure your progress (or lack of progress) towards those goals. Make goal-setting and KPIs a part of your planning for 2017.

Podcast #99: Taking Inspiration from the Shittiest Month, with Joe Bahgat

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Joe Bahgat talks about how a shitty revenue month finally got him to start working on his entertainment law firm, Hub City Law Group, with help from How to Manage a Small Law Firm. Sam and Aaron discuss the value of business coaching and what it takes to get lawyers to think strategically about their law firms.