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Lawyerist Podcast

The Lawyerist Podcast is a show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Stephanie Everett of Lawyerist. Every week we feature conversations with successful lawyers, innovative thought leaders, and other creative people helping to shape the future of legal practice.

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#244: Tech Savvier Lawyers, with Adriana Linares

In this episode with Adriana Linares, we talk about how lawyers can “level up” their tech savviness. We talk about transitioning to the cloud, dropbox versus document management, basic automation, and outsourcing simple tasks to make work and life easier.


3 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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#184: Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, with Amy Morin

In this week’s episode with Amy Morin, we talk about what it means to be mentally strong and the steps it takes to get there. Some key points we cover are finding independence and resilience, practicing optimism, and learning how to think, feel, and behave as someone who is mentally strong.


8 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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#3: Carolyn Elefant on Advance Planning for Going Solo

In today’s podcast, we talk to Carolyn Elefant about what you can and should do in advance if you are planning to go solo. Then, in our Q&A segment, we talk about whether solos ought to form a business entity or "go naked."


20 Jan 2015

Rank #3

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#186: Networking Tips, with Jordan Harbinger

In this episode with Jordan Harbinger, we talk about how Jordan went from being a pick-up artist to being a thought leader on social dynamics. We also talk with Jordan about networking best practices, including how to approach networking events and maintain those relationships.


22 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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#5: Brian Tannebaum's Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering

Morning pages, robot lawbreakers, and an interview with Brian Tannebaum, the eminent law blogger who just published The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering.


3 Feb 2015

Rank #5

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#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?


15 Mar 2016

Rank #6

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#175: Getting Organized at Home and Work, with Merlin Mann

In this week’s episode with Merlin Mann, we talk about what it means to actually get organized. We discuss the relationship—and conflict—between personal productivity and organizational productivity and how they relate to work-life balance.


6 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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#78: Going Solo When You're the Sole Breadwinner, with Randall Ryder

This week, Sam talks with solo practitioner Randall Ryder about what it is like to go out on your own when you have no safety net.


26 Jul 2016

Rank #8

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#190: How to Advertise on Facebook, with Nic Kusmich

In this week’s episode, we talk with Nic Kusmich about how to advertise on Facebook. Nic walks us through his 4-step process for creating successful Facebook ads, and he also talks about how to give value to your clients and customers every step of the way.


19 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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#226: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Your Law Firm, with Jason Fried

In this episode with Jason Fried, we talk about what it means to be a calm company, how to think about remote work and accountability, and how less can be more when it comes to productivity.


29 May 2019

Rank #10

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#174: How Lawyers Can Get More from Their iPhones, with David Sparks

David Sparks shares ten ways lawyers can get more from their iPhones in this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast. From security hacks to email and notification optimization, David reveals myriad hidden iPhone features every lawyer can use.


30 May 2018

Rank #11

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#47: Automating Your Documents, with Barron Henley

Want to automate your documents? Step one is *not* shopping for software. Barron Henley talks about how to get started — without purchasing a thing. Before that, we say goodbye to two Dropbox services we loved.


15 Dec 2015

Rank #12

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

In this episode, 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.Greg McEwen has focused his career on complex, high stakes personal injury litigation, and he has recovered in excess of $500 million for clients over the last 20 years.


25 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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#117: Minimalism, Ethics, and Tech Competence in Solo Practice, with Erin Gerstenzang

In this episode we talk to Erin Gerstenzang about her solo criminal defense practice and the challenges of going solo, especially for newer lawyers. We also address the importance of tech competence and the role minimalism plays in Erin's personal life and law practice. Erin Gerstenzang is a criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. She primarily handles DUI and other drug- and alcohol-related offenses.


26 Apr 2017

Rank #14

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#137: Career Change for Smart Professionals, with Rikke Hansen

In this episode, Rikke Hansen explains how lawyers should think about career change—including when to leave the profession or start their own firm. She also explains the ways in which lawyers tend to overthink their career paths and self-sabotage, and how to overcome those blockers. Rikke Hansen helps smart professionals in their 30s and 40s change careers or start their own business by sharing her proven framework for figuring out what you really want to do next.


13 Sep 2017

Rank #15

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#131: How to Build an Award-Winning Law Firm Website, with Jess Birken

In this episode, Jess Birken, whose solo-practice website stands out among the top ten law firm website of 2017, explains how she got that website built while keeping costs low. Jess Birken focuses on helping nonprofits solve problems and get back to their mission.


2 Aug 2017

Rank #16

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#91: Starting a Boutique Firm, with Patrick Palace

This week, Aaron and Sam discuss talk about the five reasons that your customers are leaving. Then, Sam talks with Patrick Palace of Palace Law about opening a boutique law firm and being president of the Washington State Bar Association.


26 Oct 2016

Rank #17

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#155: Why Intake is the Key to Law Firm Success, with Billie Tarascio

In this episode, Billie Tarascio explains why intake is the key to her firm's success, and how her firm uses empathy and data to strategically optimize the intake process. Billie Tarascio is the principal attorney at Modern Law, a family law firm in greater Phoenix, and Access Legal, a legal technology company providing do it yourself resources for self-representing family law litigants.


17 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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#222: Doing Even More with Less Time, with Allison Shields

In this episode with Allison Shields, we pick up where left off in Episode #22, talking about productivity mindset, delegation, and how better organization sets lawyers up for success.


1 May 2019

Rank #19

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#50: Stuff You Should Know About Computers but Probably Don't, with Adriana Linares

Adriana Linares trains lawyers to use technology, but she often has to back up and teach basic skills. In this episode, she goes over some of those basic skills and how to master them. The second tip alone is worth the download. Before that, Aaron gushes about Making a Murderer. If you’re watching, too, discuss the show with us in the Lab.


12 Jan 2016

Rank #20