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Podcast #70: Using Public Court Data to Predict Court Outcomes, with Sam Harden

On this week's podcast, a discussion with Sam Harden about balancing solosmall firm practice and having a newborn at home. Sam Harden also discusses how he developed My Court Case, a service that uses public court data to help predict outcomes in criminal cases in Florida.

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Podcast #69: The Big Case, with Making a Murderer’s Dean Strang

Sam talks with Dean Strang, the attorney who represented Steven Avery in the case that formed the basis for Netflix's Making a Murderer documentary. They discuss how Strang came to represent Avery and how an attorney makes a decision to take a case that will be all-consuming.

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Podcast #68: What’s Happening at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, with Adam Ziegler

Sam and Adam Ziegler talk about the future of law and the challenges it faces through the lens of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. They also explore the beginnings of Perma.cc—a tool that saves links from rotting—and other products that have also come out of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab.

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Podcast #67: How and Why You Need to Ditch Your Smartphone, with Jared Correia

Sam and Jared Corella discuss the impact of smartphones on our daily lives and why it may be best for you to give it up in favor of being in the moment. (And don’t worry, you can give up your smartphone without being considered a luddite.) Lawyerist Announces Its First Ever Event: TBD Law In exciting Lawyerist […]

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Podcast #66: What It Means to Have a “Human” Practice, with Julie Tolek

Sam and Julie Tolek chat about what it means to be a solo lawyer and how to create a brand experience that doesn't intimidate clients. Julie also tells us about how she manages her client tasks and what it takes to maintain a work-life balance in the legal field.

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Podcast #65: What You Need to Know About the Cloud Services You Use, with David Tollen

As more law firms go paperless, using cloud services for billing, timekeeping, and client files is common. But not all cloud services, especially those that offer free packages, will promise to keep your client data secure.

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Podcast #64: What the Internet of Things Means for You and Your Clients, with Andy Mergendahl

Sam and Andy Mergendahl chat about the ever-increasing prevalance of Internet-enabled devices, otherwise known as the Internet of things, and what impact it will have on your practice and your daily life. The worst part of all this? You may now have to read the Terms of Service that comes with every new software packagae you buy.

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Podcast #63: Controlling Your Information in the Digital Age, with Tom Mighell

Sam and Tom Mighell talk about how to keep your information—client data, finance documents, and other records—preserved, orderly, and accessible using a data map. Tom also tells lawyers that even though abundant online storage gives you the ability to keep all of your client and business record data, that doesn't mean you should.

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Podcast #62: Outside Counsel and Access-to-Justice Incubator, with Sofia Lingos

Sofia Lingos talks with Sam about how her firm provides outside counsel services to startups and small businesses, and the challenges of doing so. Lingos and Sam also take a deep dive into the Access-to-Justice incubator program at the Northeastern University School of Law

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Podcast #61: The Future of Bar Associations, with Chad Burton

Chad Burton discusses how bar associations can help lawyers run their practices—and whether bar associations need to rebrand. Sam and Aaron also go over what practice management apps stood out to them at the ABA TECHSHOW.

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Podcast #60: Building an Agile, Virtual Immigration Law Practice, with Greg McLawsen

Greg McLawsen discusses how he went about building an agile, virtual immigration law practice. Sam and Aaron also discuss Deloitte's unique acquisition of Conduit Law.

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Podcast #59: Why Lawyers Should Learn to Code, with V. David Zvenyach

David Zvenyach discusses the reasons lawyers should consider learning to code. But first, Carolyn Elefant asks whether lawyers should shed bar association dues as an unnecessary expense?

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Podcast #58: Preparing for the Future of Law Practice, with Jordan Furlong

Jordan talks about the changes in store for the legal industry over the next 5-15 years, and what those changes mean for lawyers who will be practicing during (and after) them.

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Podcast #57: Apple vs. the FBI, with Megan Zavieh

Megan Zavieh explains what's at stake in the FBI's quest to force Apple to build a backdoor to the iPhone. But first, a good story about social media and the law.

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Podcast #56: How to Fix Conferences and Meetings, with Matt Homann

Let’s face it, a lot of legal conferences are pretty bad. You get a lot of presenters reading their slides and panels where one person hogs the microphone. As Matt Homann explains, the needs of conference-goers have changed, which is an opportunity to do better CLE. 2016’s Best Law-Firm Websites Out of more than 150 […]