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Podcast #147: Accessible Justice, with Haben Girma

In this episode, we talk with deaf-blind civil rights lawyer and accessibility advocate Haben Girma about accessible justice and how designing courts, law firms, and the attorney-client relationship for people with disabilities can increase access to justice for everyone.

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Big Data Bias, Legal Hacking, and True Crime

Three podcasts we are listening to this week: ABA Journal's Modern Law Library, On the Road, and Dirty John.

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Collect Call: The Best Way to Handle Accounts Receivable is to Eliminate Them

Dealing with accounts receivable is tough for lawyers. Here are some ways to make sure you spend your time being a lawyer rather than a debt collector.

Doc Assembly, iPhone X, and Talking Turkey

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Kennedy-Mighell Report, Daring Fireball—The Talk Show, and te Sporkful.

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Podcast #145: Why it’s Hard for Financial Advisors to Build Referral Networks with Lawyers, with Brad Johnson

In this podcast, we ask Brad Johnson why financial advisors find it so difficult to build referral networks with lawyers. We also discovered some interesting parallels between financial advising firms and small law firms.

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How I Built an Online DIY Ethics Defense Playbook

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Moving On, Burning Out, and Building Up

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: ABA Journal Asked & Answered, Sincerely X, and How I Built This.

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Podcast #144: How Stress is Sabotaging Your Clients, with Nika Kabiri (Replay)

In this episode we talk with Nika Kabiri about the ways stress may be sabotaging your clients and getting in the way of your ability to represent them. You’ll also learn how to empathize with your clients the way lawyers who are building truly client-centered law firms must do.

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Virginia Bar Takes Aim at Avvo but Offers a Path Forward for Third-Party Platforms

While it could easily be read as “Avvo has been shot down by Virginia,” the opinion highlights a relatively small flaw in the business model and a map toward partial acceptance of those types of services.

Bitcoin, iPhones, and Equifax

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: the Un-Billable Hour, the Digital Edge, and Digital Detectives.