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Sick Firms, Hurricanes, and Creepy Conspiracies

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: ABA Journal's Legal Rebels, Ringler Radio, and Alice Isn't Dead.

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What Millennials (and Everyone Else Even If They Don’t Realize It) Want From Their Lawyers

Loving, Leads, and Shoelaces

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Modern Law Library, the Un-Billable Hour, and Wow in the World.

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Podcast #140: Making a Case for a Primary Care Lawyer, with Melissa Hall

In this episode, Melissa Hall argues that lawyers can learn from healthcare, where a primary care doctor diagnoses and treats common health problems and sends patients to specialists as necessary. As with doctors, primary care lawyers could be the primary user interface for law. It's the approach Melissa has taken with her own practice, Smol Law.

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Is Reverse Mentoring Right For Lawyers?

Reverse mentoring—where a younger lawyer mentors an older, more experienced lawyer—can have tremendous benefits for law firms.

Clio Cloud 2017 Podcasts: Tech, Data, and Millennials

This week, we're highlighting podcasts from the 2017 Clio Cloud Conference.


Lowering the California Bar Examination’s Pass Score Will Do More Harm than Good

California is contemplating lowering its bar pass score, but it shouldn't do so. Lowering the score won't address the problems that actually plague the legal industry and will also flood the market.

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Microsoft Word, Weed Law, and Global Capitalism

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: New Solo, Planet Lex, and Containers.

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Podcast #138: Starting a Legal Non-Profit, with Animal Legal Defense Fund Founder Joyce Tischler

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Joyce Tischler discusses lessons learned from the founding of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which she founded in 1979. Today its annual budget is nearly $13 million and it has over 200,000 members and supporters. Joyce explains how she founded ALDF, what she learned, and gives some tips to anyone interested in starting a legal nonprofit today.

Well-Being, Football, and Recovering from the Worst Day of Your Life

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: The Florida Bar Podcast, A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast, and First Day Back.