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English, Finance, 1 season, 507 episodes, 9 hours, 44 minutes
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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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#506: Managing Stress & Avoiding Burnout, with Emily Nagoski (Replay)

In this episode, author and speaker Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., discusses how to handle stress and break the burnout cycle in your personal and professional life.    Links from the episode:   Check out Rocket Matter: modern legal software for busy lawyers   Burnout by Emily Nagoski     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
5/23/202442 minutes, 33 seconds
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#505: Get to Inbox Zero with the Help of a Virtual Assistant, with Stafi

Do you hear all this talk about how lawyers can use an assistant but worry it will never work for you? In this episode, Stephanie talks with law firm owner Robyn Christo, law firm owner, and Raquel Gomes, Stafi founder. Hear about Robyn’s experience hiring her first virtual assistant from Stafi and finally delegating her inbox to someone else! It can be done!   Links from the episode:   Visit Stafi and get $500 off with code Lawyerist!     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
5/22/202428 minutes, 6 seconds
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#504: Leveraging Franchise Know-How in Law Practice, with Chad Fox

Zack talks with Lab Coach Chad Fox about how developing law firm processes can build value for a practice. They specifically discuss how his experience in franchises showed him that the difference between success and failure can often be as simple as creating and abiding by standard operating procedures.  Links from the episode:   Check out and register for LabCon 2024!  CosmoLex: Complete Legal Practice Management for Modern Law Firms     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
5/16/202435 minutes, 48 seconds
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#503: Hiring, Growing, and Investing in Your Firm, with Seth Price

Zack talks with lawyer and digital marketing guru, Seth Price, about the struggles of scaling a small law firm. They discuss how to think about hiring, growing, and investing in your own firm. Seth shares his own growing pains and discusses how he and his partner took Price Benowitz LLP from two to over forty lawyers in less than a decade. If you listen closely, you’ll also get some tips on how to use AI to help you hire the right person for the right job.  Links from the episode:   Lawyerist Complete Guides  Check out NetDocuments!    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
5/9/202444 minutes, 14 seconds
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#502: How to Nourish Your Relationship, Even in a Busy Life, with Ellen Dorian

Could your marriage/relationship use a little spice? Maybe you’ve put your business before your partner? In this episode, Stephanie talks with relationship coach and host of the Make More Love Podcast, Ellen Dorian, about enhancing your intimate relationships. As Ellen says on her show, it’s time to “make more love: with your wife and in your life.”  Links from the episode:    Check out Omnizant   The Passionate Partners Project   Make More Love Podcast   Connect with Ellen     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
5/2/202437 minutes, 56 seconds
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#501: Celebrating 500: The Evolution, the Journey, and What Lies Ahead, with Sam Glover

Stephanie catches up with the original Lawyerist podcast host, Sam Glover. In addition to a brief walk down memory lane, hear how Sam is working to make our court systems more accessible to the public and how lawyers could think differently about the value they provide.  Additionally, Zack talks with Joyce Brafford from TimeSolv about project management, budget tracking, and determining the value of your cases and your time.  Links from the episode:   Increase your billable hours with Timesolv-start your free trial today!     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
4/25/202444 minutes, 54 seconds
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#500: Artificial Lab Coach, Real Answers, with Lasso the Lab Coach

We hit our 500th Episode! Instead of looking back, the team decided to look to the future. So naturally that led us to Stephanie interviewing our own AI bot lovingly named Lasso the Lab Coach. Hear for yourself exactly what an AI bot trained on all things Lawyerist has to say about how to create your firm’s branding. This one is....different!    Additionally, Zack talks with Waseem Daher, a human from Pilot, about the benefits of a virtual and fractional finance and accounting team.  Links from the episode:   https://Pilot.com/lawyerist/      If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
4/18/202436 minutes, 27 seconds
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#499: Conquering Self-Doubt, with Tim Atler

Sara has a heartfelt conversation with long-time Labster and owner of a thriving appellate law firm Tim Atler, about overcoming self-doubt and fear and embracing bold and impactful strategic decisions.   Through candid dialogue and poignant reflections, they explore the transformative power of self-awareness and courage as true business leaders. From navigating daunting uncertainties to embracing vulnerability, this episode inspires firm owners to embark on their own journey towards fearless, strategic decision-making and professional fulfillment.  Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
4/11/202450 minutes, 6 seconds
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#498: Harnessing Cultural Engagement for Team & Client Success, with Marcus Collins

Culture. You’ve heard the word a million times. But what is it really and how can we influence the culture of our teams and our clients? In this episode, Stephanie dives in to learn more about culture with Marcus Collins, author of For the Culture: The Power Behind What We Buy, What We Do; and Who We Want to Be.   Links from the episode:   Check out For the Cluture by Marcus Collins     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
4/4/202433 minutes, 29 seconds
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#497: Real Talk About Artificial Intelligence in Your Office, with Ben Schorr

In this episode, Zack talks with Ben Schorr, a Senior Content Program Manager at Microsoft and AI expert, about preparing to use Artificial Intelligence in your law firm. They discuss how the power of Artificial Intelligence can highlight the weaknesses of a firm in both their security and their processes.   Links from the episode:   Check out Rocket Matter!    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
3/28/202444 minutes, 5 seconds
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#496: Don’t Get Caught in the Tech Expectation Gap,with Jennifer Sherman from CARET Legal(Sponsored)

Zack talks with CARET Legal’s Chief Product & Experience Officer, Jennifer Sherman, about technology expectations in a law firm. They dig into how a lack of technology could cost your firm clients, time, and even valuable team members. The infrastructure table-stakes are changing from well-appointed office space and libraries to client-centered processes and efficient technology.   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  About Caret  CARET Legal is the leading solution for legal professionals to manage their practice and create space for what matters, including delighting clients and maximizing billable time. From client intake, to matter management, to back-office reporting, CARET Legal helps you save time, increase team collaboration, increase accuracy, scale your business, and collect revenue faster than ever before. 
3/26/202428 minutes, 49 seconds
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#495: Crack the Code of Compelling Writing, with Todd Rogers

Are your writings being read?   Stephanie and Harvard’s Todd Rogers discuss effective writing.   Links from the episode:   Schedule a free 30 minute strategy session with iLawyer!    Book with Todd  Writing for Busy People Checklist   AI Email Editing Tool    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
3/21/202446 minutes, 45 seconds
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#494: How to Stop Procrastination and Conquer Your To-Do List, with Paul Unger

What are you putting off? We’ve all been there and here’s the good news: it doesn’t mean you are lazy or a bad person! In this episode, Stephanie explores the why behind procrastination with time management expert, Paul Unger. Of course, they’ll also dig into actionable steps you can take to overcome procrastination and get those to-dos off your plate!    Links from the episode:   Check out Pilot!   Time Management for Legal Professionals Course with Paul Unger     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
3/14/202434 minutes, 9 seconds
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#493: Why Brilliant People Should Write Books, with Sharai Robbin

You own a law firm and have amazing thoughts, ideas, and stories to share. So, what’s holding you back from writing that book? In today’s episode, Stephanie talks with best-selling author and speaker Sharai Robbin about why and how you can write that book.   Links from the episode:   Freebie - 7- Figure Secret Case Study   Upcoming Masterclass - "The 3 Critical Mistakes Stopping Coaches & Experts From Getting Their Books Done"   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
3/7/202432 minutes, 40 seconds
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#492: Stop Training so Much and Support Your Team Through Change, with Paco Roman

You have great ideas as a leader, but do you struggle getting your team on board and ready to change with you? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Paco Roman, Professional Development Coach, about a change management system that will help you get your team on board and moving in the same direction.  Additionally, Zack talks with Joyce Brafford, from Cosmolex about how accounting and business reporting can be made easier through an all-in-one practice management platform.  Links from the episode:   Check out CosmoLex!    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
2/29/202437 minutes, 42 seconds
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#491: Crafting Your Purpose-Driven Leadership Vision, with Leticia DeSuze

Join seasoned business coaches Sara Muender and Leticia DeSuze as they offer a thought-provoking exploration of meaningful leadership, where purpose becomes the compass guiding leaders towards a brighter future for themselves and those they serve.  This episode will inspire and empower you on your leadership journey as they uncover the transformative potential of purposeful leadership for law firm owners, driving positive change and fostering a brighter future for themselves and their teams.  Additionally, Zack and Marc, from Spotlight Branding, run through five law firm marketing myths in 5 minutes.  Links from the episode:   Check out Spotlight Branding!    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
2/22/202438 minutes, 29 seconds
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#490: How to Build a Powerhouse Firm with Internal Talent, with Ryan McKeen

Zack talks with Lab Coach and former Lab member Ryan McKeen about delegating leadership in your law firm. Specifically, Ryan explains the recent Emerging Leaders Retreat that Lawyerist CEO Stephanie Everett facilitated for his firm.  Zack also digs into why lawyer websites matter and how attorneys should make sure their website is saying what they want to say to convert potential new clients with iLawyer Marketing.  Links from the episode:    Check out iLawyer Marketing!  iLawyer 30 Min Strategy Session  iLawyer Marking First Appearance     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
2/15/202435 minutes, 38 seconds
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#489: Breaking Down Decisions for Your Legal Tech Stack, with Jeff Schoenberger

Unsure where to start when choosing legal technology? Listen in as Zack interviews Jeff Schoenberger, fellow Legal Tech Advisor, on selecting the right tech for your office. Jeff homes in on specific questions to ask yourself, your office, and your potential provider. If you’re looking, choosing, or just dreaming about new technology, listen to this episode.  Additionally, Zack talks with Krystal, from POSH Virtual Receptionists about what firms are using VRs, and how their app can help you stay connected—or disconnected—when you need it most.   Links from the episode:   Check out the Posh for a 14 day free trial  Clio Optimization    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
2/8/202450 minutes, 18 seconds
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#488: The Power of Value-Based Pricing, with Shaun Jardine

Are you ready to ditch the billable hour? Join Stephanie and Shaun Jardin as they unpack the secret to value-based pricing for law firms. They'll break down the essential tools and mindset you need to transform your pricing strategy.   Also listen as Zack chats with Emily Brady from Omizant, a full-service law firm marketing agency, as they discuss how to tackle the unique SEO challenges faced by law firms.  Links from the episode:    Check out Omnizant   Ditch the Billable Hour! By Shaun Jardine     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!   
2/1/202434 minutes, 44 seconds
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#487: Nurturing Trust to Build Strong Team Foundations, with Randy Conley

Think trust is something that magically appears? Not according to today’s guest!   Stephanie talks with leadership expert Randy Conley about what leaders can do to build and grow trust with their team and clients.   Links from the episode:   Check out CosmoLex   Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust   Simple Truths of Leadership Playbook: A 52-Week Game Plan for Becoming a Trusted Servant Leader   Check Out the Leading With Trust Website  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
1/25/202442 minutes, 44 seconds
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#486: How to Safely Include AI in Your Legal Tech Stack, with Will Anoh

In this episode, Zack talks with Will Anoh, Affinity Consulting’s IT Coordinator, about integrating AI into your legal tech stack. They discuss questions to ask your providers to ensure your client data is safe and the different security concerns for a wide range of tools.   Zack also talks with Mike Perez, from iLawyer Marketing, about the 6 elements of a successful marketing campaign. Listen now!  Links from the episode:   Sponsor Links:  Check out iLawyer Marketing!  iLawyer 6 Elements Whitepaper  Request a power ranking report here    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
1/18/202437 minutes, 47 seconds
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#485: Unleash Your Law Firm’s Potential with an Internal Coach, with Robin Carberry

Imagine what your firm would look like if EVERY team member had a professional development coach. Sound crazy? It’s not!   Today, Stephanie talks with Professional Development Coach Robin Carberry about why and how Affinity Consulting/Lawyerist decided to hire an internal coach for everyone on the team and how law firm owners can start coaching their team members today.    Links from the episode:   Simplifying Coaching by Claire Pedrick  Time To Think by Nancy Kline   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
1/11/202429 minutes, 48 seconds
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#484: Revolutionizing Your Firm with Smart Hiring, with Jennifer Hawkins

Think it’s impossible for an "old" firm to learn "new" tricks? Think again!   After more than three decades in practice, Lawyerist Lab member and firm owner Jennifer Hawkins knew she had to make some changes to take her firm to the next level. In today's episode, Stephanie chats with Jennifer to hear how her firm transformed when she identified core values and rethought the hiring and onboarding processes.  Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! 
1/4/202429 minutes, 7 seconds
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#483: Goals, Resolutions, and the Power of the Unconscious Mind, with Supriya Venkatesan

Do your New Year’s resolutions fall flat after a few weeks? In today’s episode, Stephanie chats with Lawyerist Lab Business Coach, Supriya Venkatesan, about why this happens, and what you can do differently to make lasting changes in your life and your law practice.   Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
12/28/202330 minutes, 48 seconds
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#482: Prioritizing Progress: Building a Roadmap for 2024, with Debbie Foster

Ready to start the new year off with new goals and priorities for your firm? Maybe you’re not sure how to get started or you suffer from biting off more than you can chew. In this episode, Stephanie talks with Affinity’s CEO and Strategic Consultant Extraordinaire Debbie Foster about how to plan and achieve more success in 2024.   Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
12/21/202330 minutes, 40 seconds
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#481: Getting Clients into the Cloud, with Laura Kaminski from ShareFile (Sponsored)

Zack talks with ShareFile’s Laura Kaminski about the challenges of document management in law firms. Listen and learn how cloud-based technologies can provide more secure and user-friendly solutions for attorneys and their clients.  Check out ShareFile for Legal  Five Challenges Shaping the New Legal Paradigm   Streamline your document-related workflows with ShareFile for Legal    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  About ShareFile  ShareFile, a business unit of Cloud Software Group, helps you deliver a modern client experience with collaboration and workflow technology that is secure, easy to use, and made to fit your organization. Designed with highly regulated industries in mind, ShareFile offers a secure, digital solution to simplify workflows and improve collaboration. ShareFile works with your existing technologies and gives you added visibility, speed, and efficiency without having to sacrifice security. www.sharefile.com 
12/19/202320 minutes, 36 seconds
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#480: The Prenup Prescription for a Thriving Marriage, with Aaron Thomas

You know what they say about the cobbler’s kid? As lawyers, you know what a prenup is, but have you considered how one can help you redefine your marriage? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Aaron Thomas, author of The Prenup Prescription, about how having a prenup is the key to a healthy and happy marriage.  Bonus: Hear how Aaron completely reshaped his law firm from contested divorces to creating prenups.   Links from the episode:   The Prenup Prescription  Check out Aaron's Prenup Website!      If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
12/14/202333 minutes, 50 seconds
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#479: Beyond the Will: Adding a Personal Touch to Estate Planning, with Jolene Blackbourn

Picture this: an estate planning attorney with a twist—owning a law firm by day and conjuring up imaginative, offbeat celebrations for the dearly departed by night.  In this intriguing episode, Sara interviews Jolene Blackbourn, Labster and trailblazing estate planning attorney and entrepreneur, who has taken a distinctive approach to end-of-life celebrations.   Learn how Jolene blends her passion with her profession with her unique method of infusing her love for Halloween culture into the traditional landscape of estate planning. We invite you to challenge your notions about end-of-life planning while celebrating the magic of honoring individuality and explore ways to seamlessly blend law and creativity into your practice.    Links from the episode:    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
12/7/202334 minutes, 27 seconds
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#478: Overcoming Team Turnover and Embracing Change, with Allison Harrison

Stephanie talks with law firm owner and Lawyerist Lab member Allison Harrison about why the job of managing your business is never done and how to navigate the endless opportunities. Bonus: Get inspired with some creative way to describe team roles.   Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
11/30/202323 minutes, 24 seconds
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#477: Controlling Alcohol, with Annie Grace (Replay)

The holiday season is here which often brings fun, parties, stress, and a whole host of emotions. That’s why we are revisiting one of our favorite conversations with Annie Grace on some strategies we can use to rethink our relationship with alcohol.   Links from the episode:   The Naked Mind by Annie Grace   The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
11/23/202344 minutes, 1 second
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#476: The CEO Whisperer’s Advice for Hiring a Second in Command, with Cameron Herold

You are leading your law firm, but you can’t do everything. In this episode, Stephanie talks with Cameron Herald about what a second in command looks like and how to find one to help you unlock your next goals for your business.   Links from the episode:   The Second in Command by Cameron Herold   Leadership Training Course     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode. 
11/16/202332 minutes, 11 seconds
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#475: Say “Yes!” to a Virtual Assistant and Say “Yes!” to Team Growth, with Demetrio Rico and Raquel Gomes from Stafi (Sponsored)

Have you been nervous about saying yes to a virtual assistant? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Raquel Gomez and Dimitri Rico, founders of Stafi, about why a VA may be the missing link for your team’s growth, how to get started with the process, and tips to making the relationship a success. Bonus! Listen to the end to learn about an exclusive discount Stafi is offering Lawyerist’s listeners!   Links from the episode:  Check out Stafi and reference Lawyerist to claim your discount!   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  About Stafi  Stafi is a virtual staffing company that provides highly qualified virtual staff to law firms. They go beyond just providing staff by offering HR support, onboarding, management, and continued education for the staff they assign. They ensure the quality of their professionals through a rigorous vetting and screening process, and address concerns about security and reliability by implementing measures such as background checks, training, and backup plans for power outages. 
11/14/202321 minutes, 35 seconds
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#474: Unlocking Profitability in Your Law Firm with Moneyball Tactics, with Jeff Krause

When the Oakland As needed to find a way to compete with the high-dollar salaries of other teams, they focused on new KPIs (getting runners on base) and the ideas in Moneyball were born. In this episode, Stephanie talks with Jeff Krause about how lawyers might take a similar approach with their law firm.  Links from the episode:   The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.    
11/9/202331 minutes, 40 seconds
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#473: Redefining Perfectionism and Striving for Lawyers, with Stephanie Villinski and Kara Hardin

Zack talks with Stephanie Villinski and Kara Hardin about how lawyers can manage their mental health. They discuss balancing a striver vs. perfectionist mindset, and how lawyers can use self-forgiveness to help manage their stress and anxiety.  Links from the episode:   Brene Brown Books     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
11/2/202337 minutes, 29 seconds
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#472: Legal Innovation with Young Attorneys, with Kendall Heward

Stephanie checks in with one of the newest members of our profession, Kendall Heward. Hear how Suffolk’s Accelerator program prepared her to think about the business of law differently and how established firms can lean into the skills and talents new attorneys are bringing to today’s small firms.   Links from the episode:    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
10/26/202330 minutes, 46 seconds
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#471: Unleashing Your Inner Creative, with Phil McKinney

Let’s bust a myth: Creativity isn’t an innate talent that you’re lucky to have or out of luck if you don’t. And it’s not just about the arts. Everyone is creative, and it comes in all forms. In this episode, author Phil McKinney gives actionable tips on how to overcome the idea that creativity can’t be learned.   Listen to hear tips, formulas, and guidance on how to bring creativity into your day-to-day firm life.  Links from the episode:   Phil’s book: Beyond the Obvious   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
10/19/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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#470: Navigating Compensation Discussions, with Brandon Bramley

As lawyers, we often negotiate for our clients. But are we able to negotiate for ourselves? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Brandon Bramley, Founder of The Salary Negotiator.   Learn common misperceptions about the salary negotiation process plus tons of tips that both the employee and employer can use to reach a better outcome. No matter which side of the table you’re on, you’ll find helpful advice in this episode.   Links from the episode:   The Salary Negotiator    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
10/12/202334 minutes, 30 seconds
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#469: Lawyers in Crisis: Navigating Addiction and Mental Health, with Brian Cuban

In this episode, Stephanie talks with Brian Cuban, author of The Addicted Lawyer. Hear Brian’s story of how he battled addiction to alcohol and cocaine starting in college, then law school, and finally as a practicing attorney.   Brian and Stephanie also explore why a compassionate community is a must for everyone in the profession and three easy questions we can ask each other when we see worrisome signs.   Links from the episode:   Lawyers Depression Project   The Addicted Lawyer    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to   Posh Virtual Receptionists, NetDocuments & LawPay. for sponsoring this episode.  
10/5/202336 minutes, 16 seconds
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#468: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs, with Supriya Venkatesan

What is holding you back? In this episode, Stephanie and Lawyerist Lab Business Coach, Supriya Venkatesan, discuss limiting beliefs and how they are unknowingly keeping us from reaching our goals.   Learn real exercises you can do to uncover what’s going on in your head and how to retrain your brain to think differently and unlock more success in your life.   Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
9/28/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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#467: Healthy Owner: Embracing Change and Growth, with Ryan McKeen

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for another stop on our podcast book tour. This week we dive into what it takes to be a Healthy Owner—beyond the traditional concepts of what it means to be “healthy.”   Sara talks with Lab Coach and personal injury firm owner Ryan McKeen about making the decision to build a resilience muscle, leveraging the time and talents of others, not letting your 5-year-old-self run your business, and ultimately, letting go of control.     Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
9/21/202328 minutes, 2 seconds
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#466: Navigating Generational Differences in the Workplace, with Katherine Jeffrey

Be honest! Have you ever muttered or thought someone was being “such a Millennial” or “ok, Boomer!” Yes? Then, this episode is for you as Stephanie dives into generational differences with Katherine Jeffery, a generational strategist.   It turns out, these labels aren’t just excuses for behavior. There are real differences in the way each generation was raised that show up in the skill sets and abilities they bring to the workplace. Listen to find out how bathrooms might be impacting your team’s skills and much more!  Links from the episode:    Learn more about working with Katherine here   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
9/14/202335 minutes, 42 seconds
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#465: Mastering Data-Driven Decision Making in Your Law Firm, with Joyce Brafford from CosmoLex(Sponsored)

Learn to manage the data your law firm already creates to make better business and strategic decisions. Zack talks with Joyce Brafford, from CosmoLex, about how internal analytics can drive your marketing decisions, firm growth, and processes.  Links from the episode: Grow Your Law Firm with Data-Drive Decisions 10 Metrics Law Firms Should Track Identify Key Metrics to Determine Your Law Firm's Success QuickBooks vs. CosmoLex: Keeping Eyes on Your Business Health with Advanced Reporting
9/12/202327 minutes, 20 seconds
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#464: Unpacking the Power of Self-Accountability in Coaching, with Leticia DeSuze

Stephanie talks with our new Lawyerist Lab business coach, Leticia DeSuze, about what is holding most business owners back and how working with a business coach can help. They also explore why it is time to be radically honest with ourselves about what we are—and aren’t—willing to do.    Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
9/7/202329 minutes, 25 seconds
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#463: Reclaim Your Time and Grow Your Business, with Dan Martell

Business owners often hear the advice: “hire help and delegate!” In this episode, Stephanie talks with entrepreneur Dan Martell about why you should hire to buy back your time.   Learn how small shifts in how you think as a business owner can make big impacts on your business—and your happiness! To start, Dan shares why it’s time for lawyers to let go of their inboxes and calendars. We know why you think that is impossible but listen to hear why it is essential.   Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
8/31/202340 minutes, 21 seconds
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#462: Designing an Empathetic Client Experience, with Kirk Simoneau

Kirk Simoneau joins Sara to explore client experience design and accessibility. Sharing his journey from trauma survivor to lawyer, Kirk emphasizes the importance of understanding the client's perspective and creating a personalized and empathetic client experience.   He advocates customizing spaces and communication to clients’ individual needs, but for taking on pro bono work and representing people with disabilities, as it can be both financially rewarding and make a positive impact. You’ll also learn the origins of his firm’s name, "Red Sneaker Law."   Links from the episode:   Lawyerist LabCon  Red Sneaker Law    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
8/24/202335 minutes, 50 seconds
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#461: Using Project Management to Tame the Chaos, with Bobby Steinbach from MeanPug(Sponsored)

Learn how MeanPug, a law firm marketing company, manages a multitude of projects, tasks, and workflows within their company. Listen-in as Zack talks with founding partner, Bobby Steinbach, about their project management software journey. And learn how you can use project management concepts to drive efficiency and productivity in your firm. 
8/22/202335 minutes, 15 seconds
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#460: High Stakes: Exploring the Rise of Gambling Addiction Among Lawyers, with Eric Webber

Stephanie talks with Eric Webber about the silent addiction of gambling. In this episode, we explore why you can’t go anywhere or watch a sporting event without hearing betting terms. Online gambling has become all the rage, but it is not without potential dangers.   Especially in a profession like law where attorneys have access to client’s money, problems can turn problematic quickly. Learn more about what is triggered in the brain during gambling, what signs to watch for, and how to know when to suggest help for a colleague or yourself. Understanding this part of addiction is part of nurturing our healthy team.   Links from the episode:   Caron Treatment Center   Judge and Lawyer Assistance Program     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
8/17/202340 minutes, 28 seconds
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#459: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Connections on the Course, with LJ Finney

Think golf is a boring game for old white dudes? Think again! In this episode, Stephanie talks with LJ Finney about why golf is great for networking and business development and so much more!   Golf is about getting outside your comfort zone, mindfulness, self-talk, and being with nature. Use the game to learn more about yourself and how you approach your business problems or use the time to truly get to know a friend or colleague. You’ll also hear Stephanie’s favorite golf story from back when she was a summer associate out on the course with a senior partner, and, boy is it a doozy!    Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
8/10/202332 minutes, 49 seconds
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#458: How to Build a Marketing Plan That Works, Marc Cerniglia from Spotlight Branding (Sponsored)

Zack talks with Marc Cerniglia, founding partner of Spotlight Branding, about building a marketing plan that works for your office. They dig into the 4 steps you can take to make your plan more thoughtful, effective, and evergreen. Additionally, Marc shares some strategies on how you can track your ROI, and how many of the activities you already do can fit into your overall plan.  Schedule a consultation with Spotlight Branding:  https://confirm.spotlightbranding.com/website-booking/   Check out their marketing plan template:   https://spotlightbranding.com/lawyeristmarketingplan  Check out their free resources: https://spotlightbranding.com/insider/     About Spotlight Branding:  Spotlight Branding is content marketing for law firms that helps lawyers create content that focuses on credibility and expertise to spotlight your firm and stand out from the crowd.  Schedule a consultation:  https://confirm.spotlightbranding.com/website-booking/   Check out their marketing plan template:   https://spotlightbranding.com/lawyeristmarketingplan    
8/8/202331 minutes, 26 seconds
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#457: Healthy Profits: Understanding the Story Your Numbers Tell, with Bernadette Harris

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for another stop on our podcast book tour. This week we’re diving into achieving and maintaining Healthy Profits.    In this episode, Sara talks with Lawyerist Lab finance coach, accountant, and small business owner Bernadette L. Harris about making finances less scary, understanding healthy profits, and why owners need to prioritize paying themselves.  She advises listeners on how to determine a business’s desired income, how to be intentional with financial data to understand the story that numbers can tell, and more.  Links from the episode:    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
8/3/202334 minutes, 13 seconds
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#456: Building a Thoughtful and Personal Client Experience, with Rachel Allums

Lawyerist Lab member and estate planning lawyer Rachel Allums knows that the client experience isn’t “one size fits all.”   In this episode, Rachel Allums talks with Zack about her deliberate and thoughtful approach to client experience. Learn how she creates a personalized experience for every client by considering their age, family dynamics, comfort with technology, and more.   Rachel delves into how she integrates both digital tools and traditional methods for efficiency and offers valuable advice on creating educational videos, seeking mentorship, and navigating the path to a successful estate planning business.  Links from the episode:   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
7/27/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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#455: Enhancing Office Safety in a Volatile World, with Brink Fidler

In this episode, delve into the crucial topic of active violence preparedness with Brink Fidler, owner and founder of Defend Systems, a prominent life safety and security consulting firm in Nashville, TN. Stephanie and Brink talk about why every firm owner should have open discussions and plan for frightening events, and how they can empower their team with knowledge and tools to respond effectively.   They also address the relevance of active violence preparedness in office environments and how to adopt a “warrior mindset” when faced with danger. The emotional and traumatic aspects of active violence events are not overlooked, as Stephanie and Brink touch on the need for mental health support and proper coping mechanisms.  Links from the episode:    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.  
7/20/202334 minutes, 9 seconds
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#454: Act with Intention to Increase Employee Retention, with Joey Coleman

Stephanie and Joey Coleman, author of Never Lose an Employee Again: The Simple Path to Remarkable Retention, explore the crucial role the employee experience plays in creating a happy and engaged team.   Learn the steps team leaders can take to create a place where everyone LOVES their job. They delve into the power of creating memorable experiences throughout the employee journey—starting with the hiring process and through an employee’s first 100 days, which plays a vital role in long-term commitment and loyalty.   This episode is packed with lots of practical tips to give you ideas to start implementing immediately. Listen to the end to learn one easy thing you can do today to show your appreciation to your team.    Links from the episode:   Never Lose an Employee Again by Joey Coleman  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode. 
7/13/202342 minutes, 57 seconds
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#453: Healthy Systems: Creating Consistent Client Experiences, with Matt Loker

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for another stop on our podcast book tour. This week we dive into building, enabling, and integrating Healthy Systems in a law firm.  Lawyerist Labster Matt Loker sits down with Sara to discuss using systems and automation to deliver a consistent service to clients. They dive into how task management is crucial to consistent communication—from finding the right CRM, to rebuilding their systems and automating tasks, to regular system maintenance. Learn how Matt used healthy systems to save time, improve client experience, and create a seamless client journey.   Links from the episode:  https://lawyerist.com/resources/lawyerist-store/ If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Postali & LawPay for sponsoring this episode. 
7/6/202328 minutes, 50 seconds
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#452: Managing AI in Your Practice, with Ed Walters

Zack sits down with Ed Walters, Chief Strategy Officer of vLex and founder of Fastcase, to discuss AI's role in legal research. Delve into why it’s important to demystify AI and debunk misconceptions about "robot lawyers." Learn about using AI in discovery, the importance of choosing the right tools, and the limitations of language models like ChatGPT.  And explore how the industry is working to create dependable tools that can be verified by legal professionals, while maintaining human judgment in the legal process.  Links from the episode: Law Review Article  Data-Driven Law: Data Analytics and the New Legal Services (Data Analytics Applications)
6/29/202349 minutes, 29 seconds
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#451: Teaching the Business of Law, with Andrew Garcia and James Matthews

Professors Andrew Garcia and James Matthews discuss Suffolk University Law School’s Accelerator to Practice program. Designed to prepare students for small and solo practice, students partnered with small law firm owners in the Lawyerist Lab coaching program. Using tenets learned in Lawyerist’s book The Small Firm Roadmap, students interviewed the owners, analyzed their firms, and presented a case study complete with recommendations for improvements. Links from the episode:  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
6/22/202332 minutes, 40 seconds
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#450: The Power of Building Belonging, with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

In this episode, Stephanie talks with diversity scholar Dr. Terrell Strayhorn about the concept of belonging, emphasizing its significance beyond buzzwords like diversity, equity, and inclusivity. They highlight the positive outcomes of belonging, including increased job satisfaction and productivity and explore obstacles to fostering belonging. Dr. Strayhorn offers strategies for cultivating a sense of belonging in large organizations. The conversation extends to the ongoing need for addressing challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community in leadership and workplaces. Rewarding behaviors that foster belonging, such as recognizing selflessness and facilitating social connections, is also discussed. They discuss the concept of belonging and its importance, highlighting that it goes beyond buzzwords like diversity, equity, and inclusivity. positive outcomes of belonging, such as higher job satisfaction and productivity in the workplace. They explore the obstacles to creating a sense of belonging in the workplace, highlighting individual, group, and structural factors. Dr. Strayhorn suggests strategies for making large organizations feel smaller and promoting a sense of belonging among employees. discusses the importance of continuing conversations about the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community in leadership, the workplace, and job opportunities even beyond the month of June. The discussion also touches on the idea of rewarding behaviors that promote belonging, such as recognizing selfless actions, welcoming newcomers, and facilitating social connections. Links from the episode:  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
6/15/202340 minutes, 57 seconds
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#449: You Snooze You Lose: Cultivating Good Sleeping Habits, with Alex Colkitt

In this episode, Zack explores the vital role sleep plays in overall health and well-being with Alex Colkit, Founder and CEO of AC Holistic Wellness. They discuss the connection between sleep and mental health, suggest reminders of sleep importance, and emphasize the significance of a consistent sleep schedule. You’ll learn tips to help form healthy sleep habits and how prioritizing rest can lead to better decision-making and emotional stability. Sleep is the cornerstone of good health and can positively impact one's daily choices and well-being. Lack of sleep and poor mental health are interconnected, and good sleep contributes to better decision-making and emotional stability. Zack asks for tips on forming sleep habits and kicking himself into prioritizing sleep without much thought. Alex suggests finding tricks or touch points to remind oneself of the importance of sleep and the negative consequences of sleep deprivation. Stick to a regular sleep schedule, including wake-up and bedtime, to synchronize with the body's circadian rhythm. Links from the episode:  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
6/8/202346 minutes, 36 seconds
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#448: The Benefits of Accessible Systems and Practices, with Joe Hodge

Zack talks with Joe Hodge from American Printing House for the Blind, about building websites and systems for the visually impaired. They discuss why accessibility plugins may not be the panacea they claim to be and why good accessibility practices are beneficial to all users. Links from the episode:  https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/ If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
6/1/202345 minutes, 34 seconds
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#447: Healthy Teams: Leading Your Team to a Shared Vision, with Aaron Elinoff

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for another stop on our podcast book tour. This week we’re diving into recruiting, building, and retaining Healthy Teams. Stephanie talks with Aaron Elinoff, Labster and managing partner of Novo Legal Group, about how he guided his team to define who they are and how a breakthrough at a team retreat helped identify his firm’s vision and goals. Learn the steps he took to get his team aligned, moving in the same direction, and keep momentum. Links from the episode:  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
5/25/202330 minutes, 52 seconds
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#446: PatternBuilder Puts Firm Knowledge to Work, with Scott Kelly and Thomas Officer

Zack Glaser sits down with Thomas Officer and Scott Kelly co-founders of PatternBuilder, to discuss document automation, advanced content management, and what NetDocuments sees in their company AfterPattern. Learn how they are continuing to innovate in the automation space and what new features we can expect in the coming months. Links from the episode:  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
5/23/202330 minutes, 23 seconds
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#445: Step Up Your Podcast Game, with Britany Felix

In this episode, we get meta with Zack interviewing Lawyerist’s own podcast editor and consultant, Britany Felix. They talk about pitching yourself as a guest, using that appearance in your law firm marketing, and building an audience with your own podcast. Britany discusses how to look and feel professional both in your pitches and your appearances. And we get into how podcasts don’t necessarily need to be about the law to benefit your marketing strategy. Links from the episode:  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
5/18/202336 minutes, 16 seconds
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#444: Streamlining Legal Operations for Success, with Catherine Sanders Reach

Stephanie talks with Director for the Center of Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association, Catherine Sanders Reach, about Legal Ops and how that can help put the right people in the right seats at your firm. Mentioned in this episode: If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
5/11/202336 minutes, 19 seconds
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#443: Healthy Clients: Designing Client Experience, with Nkoyo-Ene Effiong

We’re back with another stop on our tour through The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited. In these episodes, we dive into each of the six areas of business integral to building client-centered, efficient, and profitable small law firm. Do you know how your clients experience your firm? Designing client experience isn’t something that will happen on its own, you need to be intentional. Today, Stephanie talks with Nkoyo-Ene Effiong, Director of Law Practice Management for the State Bar of Georgia, about Healthy Clients. Learn what that means and tips for how you can do that in a healthy way. Links from the episode:  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
5/4/202336 minutes, 24 seconds
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#442: Creating a Culture of Learning, with Danielle DavisRoe

Are you or your team lifelong learners? Maybe the thought of training exhausts you? In this episode, Zack talks to senior consultant and Lab coach Danielle DavisRoe about training at your firm and why it’s important to make this part of your culture. They discuss how to improve your firm’s process with technology, how to know when it’s time to train, and much more. New Hire Assessment If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
4/27/202331 minutes, 54 seconds
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#441: Debunking Myths of Subscription Model, with Ron Baker

Recently, we’ve featured Labsters from our community who made the switch to subscription models. Today, Stephanie interviews Ron Baker, returning guest and author of “Time's Up! The Subscription Business Model for Professional Firms”. They dive into all the benefits of a subscription model for your firm and why you should consider it. Ron is launching a Time's Up! Club in April! Links from the episode:  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
4/20/202342 minutes, 33 seconds
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#440: A Path to Meaningful Regulations, with Rebecca Sandefur

Join us as Zack and Professor Sandefur talk about what it takes to increase access to justice. They discuss what it really means, the unauthorized practice of law, and how we can find a path to meaningful regulations. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
4/13/202342 minutes, 15 seconds
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#439: Healthy Strategy: Client-Centered Business Model, with Brandon Harter

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for a podcast book tour, where we dive into each of the six areas of business integral to building client-centered, efficient, and profitable small law firm.  Lawyerist Lab member, Brandon Harter, noticed that traditional methods of practicing law were not effective, so he decided to start from scratch. Learn how he developed a Healthy Strategy, adopting a flat fee and subscription model that eliminates tension with clients.   Links from the episode:  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
4/6/202331 minutes, 37 seconds
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#438: Harnessing Chat GPT in Your Firm, with Joyce Brafford from Rocket Matter (Sponsored)

Zack talks with Joyce Brafford, a lawyer and practice management expert at ProfitSolv, about incorporating AI into your firm’s workflows and automations. See how you can use Chat GPT to do the heavy lifting for template creation, client emails, and even internal brand research. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! About Rocket Matter  Rocket Matter is legal practice management software that makes the lives of lawyers a whole lot easier Schedule a Personal Demo
4/4/202321 minutes, 24 seconds
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#437: Fair & Ethical AI, with Matthew Butterick

In a world where AI is becoming more and more prevalent, how do we protect the rights of the original, human ideas? Today, Zack talks with author, designer, programmer and lawyer Matthew Butterick about his work in copyright infringement and artificial intelligence. Links from the episode:  Typogrophy for Lawyers Stable Diffusion Litigation GitHub Copilot Litigation If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Gavel for sponsoring this episode.
3/30/202344 minutes, 16 seconds
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#436: Flat Fees and Flexible Firms, with Rebecca Ritchey

Labster Rebecca Ritchey from Sibus Law Group joins Sara to talk about how she has built a healthy business strategy in her firm—including a flat fee model, a flexible workplace, and opportunities to give back to her community. They delve into how Rebecca makes it work, costs and benefits, and suggestions she has for firms looking to do the same. Links from the episode:  To learn more about Lab Legacy, email Stephanie: [email protected] If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Gavel for sponsoring this episode.
3/23/202334 minutes, 22 seconds
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#435: How Lawyers Can Maximize Word, with Barron Henley

Stephanie interviews Affinity’s Barron Henley and they dive into how lawyers can maximize their use of Microsoft Word. From formatting to footnotes, Barron offers his insights, tips, and strategies for making Word work for any law firm. Links from the episode:  Workshop | Beyond the Budget: Why You Need a Financial Projection Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals Microsoft Word Digital Course Barron’s Pinterest Page for Vegan Recipes Interested in hearing about personalized training for your firm? Contact [email protected] If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Gavel for sponsoring this episode.
3/16/202336 minutes, 39 seconds
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#434: Leverage AI to Stay Ahead, with Greg Siskind

So you think your firm is tech forward, but do you have a strategy behind that? Today Zack Glaser talks with Lawyerist Lab member, author, and fellow legal tech guru, Greg Siskind. They dive into the ways AI is transforming the legal industry and how law firms can leverage technology to stay ahead of the curve.   Links from the episode:  Visalaw.com If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Gavel for sponsoring this episode. 
3/9/202343 minutes, 14 seconds
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#433: Revisit The Small Firm Roadmap, with Stephanie Everett & Aaron Street

Have you heard? We released a new edition of our book! Our goal has always been to help lawyers better manage their firms. Now we have new strategies and stories to help in that journey. Today Jennifer sits down with co-authors of The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited, Aaron & Stephanie. They dive into the reframing they have done since writing the first edition and the major differences in our new book.   Links from the episode:  https://lawyerist.com/book/   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking for help beyond the book? Check out our coaching community to see if it’s right for you.   Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Gavel for sponsoring this episode.
3/2/202328 minutes, 18 seconds
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#432: Working Abroad Full Time

Have you considered moving abroad full time? Have you wondered what it would take to make that a reality? Lawyerist Lab Coach Bernadette Harris moved herself and her business to Mexico and today she shares her journey with Stephanie. They discuss why, how, the challenges, and the surprising health benefits that came along with the decision.   Links from the episode:  Trust Bernadette If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!  Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Gavel for sponsoring this episode. 
2/23/202336 minutes, 59 seconds
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#431: What’s Your Website Goal? with Zack Glaser

It sounds obvious, but it may need to be stated: your law firm needs a website. Today Stephanie talks with our own Legal Tech Advisor Zack Glaser about the importance of your online presence. He gives advice on how to set goals with clear CTAs, nurture leads, and offers suggestions to get started with your content marketing strategy. Links from the episode:  Best Law Firm Websites If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking for help beyond the book? Check out our coaching community to see if it’s right for you. Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Gavel for sponsoring this episode.
2/16/202324 minutes, 29 seconds
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#430: Building Your Team in a Down Market, with Chong Ye

No one said hiring and keeping a strong team was easy, but it’s definitely possible. Sara interviews Lawyerist Lab member, Chong Ye, about the success he’s found in hiring great people and building a strong team, even in a down market.   Links from the episode:  Pre-order our new book! For Better or for Work   Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Gavel for sponsoring this episode.
2/9/202347 minutes, 34 seconds
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#429: Tame Your Digital Chaos, with Paul Unger

Do you feel overwhelmed in your day-to-day as you try to get everything done? Guess what? You’re not alone. Paul Unger, speaker, author, and owner at Affinity Consulting, joins Stephanie and offers specific tips on how to manage your to-do list, process fires, and focus on the most important things.   Links from the episode:  Affinity's Digital Courses Your Ultimate Blueprint for Managing Time as a Legal Professional Tame the Digital Chaos Best Law Firm Website Contest   Did you hear? We have a revised version of our book available for pre-order now! Get your copy of The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited today! Looking for help beyond the book? Check out our coaching community to see if it's right for you.
2/2/202330 minutes, 9 seconds
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#428: Behind the Scenes of a $100M Verdict, with Ryan McKeen

Believe it or not, securing a $100 million dollar verdict is not an overnight project. Today Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab coach Ryan McKeen about how he built his personal injury firm to support and win a $100M case. He pulls back the curtain and details the work it took and offers advice to other attorneys wanting to do the same.   Links from the episode:    Read the News Article about the Verdict   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!   Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Documate for sponsoring this episode.
1/26/202332 minutes, 46 seconds
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#427: Better Decisions, Less Fatigue, with Nika Kabiri

Just like the body gets tired after a workout, the brain gets tired from making too many decisions. Stephanie talks with Decision Scientist Nika Kabiri about what decision fatigue actually is and offers advice on how to overcome it. Spoiler alert: you’re not a bad decision maker! Links from the episode:  Your Next Decision More Than Just a Vocal Coach If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Documate for sponsoring this episode.
1/19/202331 minutes, 15 seconds
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#426: Leveraging LinkedIn as a Lawyer, with Amy Grubb

You probably have a LinkedIn profile. But, are you using it in a way that helps build your client portfolio, brand, and business? In this episode, meet new Lawyerist Lab coach Amy Grubb. She talks with Stephanie about how to build your LinkedIn profile and leverage that platform to grow your firm.  Links from the episode:  Lawyerist Lab If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Documate for sponsoring this episode.
1/12/202329 minutes, 12 seconds
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#425: The Making of a Merger, with Debbie Foster

Debbie Foster, managing partner at Affinity Consulting, joins Stephanie to share some big news. They detail how to best prepare your team for a merger through honesty and open communication. And outline ways to make a merger easier, whether two businesses are combining or a single partner is coming on board.  Links from the episode: Affinity Consulting Powerful Leaders Podcast If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Clio, & Documate for sponsoring this episode.
1/5/202330 minutes, 26 seconds
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#424: How to Get Great Feedback from Clients, with Ashley Steckler

You want your clients to give you feedback, but are you asking the right questions? Listen today as our product director, Ashley Steckler, shares specific suggestions on how to get the feedback that can help your firm grow. She talks about what, when, and how to ask the right questions and get valuable information in return! Were your expectations met with this episode? Yes? Mostly? Somewhat? Not really? No? We hope so! If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
12/29/202231 minutes, 2 seconds
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#423: Bridging the Access to Justice Gap with Technology, with Sateesh Nori

Attorneys have a unique opportunity to use their skills for the good of others. And Sateesh Nori, Executive Director of JustFix, has worked his entire career doing just that. Sateesh spent 20 years with New York City’s Legal Aid societies, defending the tenants’ rights of everyday people in housing court. He pivoted from practicing law on the front lines to join JustFix, a housing justice technology non-profit company. Now, he’s helping to bridge the gap of access to housing justice and help tenants exercise their rights to a livable home through technology. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
12/22/202239 minutes, 59 seconds
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#422: Know Your Team, Grow Your Firm, with Spencer Schmidt

How well do you know your team? Do they know you care about them? Did you know your relationship with your team can actually impact your bottom line?  In this episode, Sara talks with Lawyerist Lab member Spencer Schmidt about his journey to becoming a great boss. He’s learned that keeping employees engaged and accountable (even if you’re non-confrontational!) is one of the best ways to care for his clients and grow his business. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
12/15/202238 minutes, 49 seconds
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#421: Leading Your Firm Through Adolescence, with Karen Graves

You’re no longer in start-up mode for your firm. You’ve grown and stretched and you’re ready to level up. So what’s next?  In this episode, Stephanie talks with Karen Graves, Lawyerist’s newest Lab coach, about how to navigate your business’s teenage phase. Karen explains this phase and how to find support for your firm. She details how to reconnect to your genius, renew your identity as a leader, and learn to let go.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
12/8/202234 minutes, 46 seconds
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#420: Intake as an Iterative Process, with Wouter IJgosse from DecisionVault (Sponsored)

Zack sits down with Wouter IJgosse from DecisionVault to learn more about how their platform can streamline client intake for attorneys. DecisionVault takes a portal approach, making intake an iterative process for your clients.  Learn more about DecisionVault here! If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
12/6/202223 minutes, 44 seconds
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#419: Free Yourself from Productivity, with Oliver Burkeman

Is your to-do list never-ending? When was the last time you really felt productive? When we are constantly trying to get things off our list, the list seems to only grow longer.   In this episode, Stephanie talks with author Oliver Burkeman about this myth of productivity. They dive into different ways to be productive and actually get stuff done.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
12/1/202236 minutes, 3 seconds
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#418: More Income, Fewer Taxes, with Bernadette Harris

The end of the year is upon us and whether we like it or not, it’s time to think about wrapping up our finances. Do you have a plan in place for your financial strategy? Do you know why it matters?  Join Stephanie as she talks with Lawyerist Lab financial coach Bernadette Harris about finding the levers to systemize your firm finances and get ready for tax season. Plus, she shares some tips on how to increase your income but NOT your tax liability!  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!
11/24/202234 minutes, 41 seconds
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#417: Choosing to Stay a Small Firm, with Katie Roe

For some small law firm owners, growth isn’t the goal. In this episode, Sara talks with former Lawyerist Lab member Katie Roe about how and why she built her firm with the intention of staying small. They discuss the steps Katie took and the boundaries she created to find balance while running her thriving business and being a working mother of two. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
11/17/202229 minutes, 43 seconds
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#416: Working as a Legal Nomad, with Chrystan Carlton

If you could work from anywhere in the world, where would it be? What if we told you it could be possible with a little planning? In this episode, Sara talks with attorney and Lawyerist Lab Member Chrystan Carlton about being a legal nomad. Chrystan recently spent a month living and working in Spain without interrupting her practice. They dive into how she made it happen and the tools and preparation you need for success. Chrystan also details a working day in the life of a legal nomad. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
11/10/202237 minutes, 9 seconds
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#415: Negotiating the Sweet Spot, with Leigh Thompson

In a negotiation, each party wants something. Discovering how to make it a win-win situation, aka finding the sweet spot, is the key. Today, Stephanie talks with author and professor Leigh Thompson about how to work a negotiation in everyone’s favor, boldly state the outcome you’d like, and not settle for anything less! If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
11/3/202237 minutes, 47 seconds
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#414: Why You Need an Integrator, with Jasmine Prout

What is an integrator? What does an integrator do? Does your team need one?  Sara Muender talks with Jasmine Jowers Prout, Operations Director of The Gober Group, about the importance of having an integrator on your team. They discuss why and when to hire an integrator. And detail how an integrator can streamline, improve, and strengthen all areas of your law firm. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
10/27/202239 minutes, 19 seconds
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#413: Software as a Partner in Your Business, with Joyce Brafford from CosmoLex (Sponsored)

Are you looking at your software as if it’s a partner in your firm? In this episode, Zack is joined again by Joyce Brafford, lawyer and practice management guru. They talk all-in-one practice management software vs integrators, and dive into the benefits of CosmoLex by ProfitSolv, a true all-in-one software. And for more about CosmoLex, Zack spoke with Erica Birstler at CosmoLex. Check out that conversation here. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!
10/25/202231 minutes, 23 seconds
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#412: Challenging Hyper-Growth Mentality, with Paul Jarvis

How much growth is the right amount? How will you know when your business has grown enough? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Paul Jarvis, author and co-founder of Fathom Analytics, about escaping the growth-for-growth’s-sake mentality. They discuss the expectation of hyper-growth for business owners, and if that actually serves your needs, both professionally and personally.  Listen now to learn why more growth isn’t always better. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.  Your Opinion Matters Help us make this podcast better by completing the 2022 Listener Survey.
10/20/202235 minutes, 44 seconds
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#411: Staying Entrepreneurial at a Bigger Firm, with Nick Pleasants

Legal Talk Network wants to hear from you! Complete their Listener Survey and help them (and us!) improve your favorite legal podcasts and create new shows you’ll love. Complete the survey by October 14, 2022, and be entered to win great prizes! https://legaltalknetwork.com/survey/ Do the lessons learned while owning a small law firm translate to life in a larger firm? In today’s episode, Sara chats with long-time Lawyerist Lab member Nick Pleasants about how stayed entrepreneurial even after joining a bigger firm. He details how Lab helped him grow his small law firm (even before he launched), how he’s applied those skills after moving on to a new role, and offers some advice to solo and small firm owners.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists, Berkshire Receptionists, & Lawyerist Lab for sponsoring this episode.
10/13/202236 minutes, 17 seconds
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#410: Making Workflows Work for You, with Joyce Brafford from Rocket Matter (Sponsored)

Could a project management tool be the missing key in your law firm’s arsenal? In this episode, Zack talks with Joyce Brafford, a North Carolina attorney with over a decade of experience in the legal tech industry. She and Zack dive into the benefits of project management for law firms, how workflows and automations (even imperfect ones) can eliminate common woes, and how Rocket Matter legal practice management software can help.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! About Rocket Matter Rocket Matter is legal practice management software that makes the lives of lawyers a whole lot easier Schedule a Personal Demo Webinar: How to Get Paid Faster Top of Funnel: Guide for those looking to become more efficient as a practicing attorney Mid Funnel: eBook that is for those looking to buy practice management software. A must-read before buying.
10/11/202229 minutes, 55 seconds
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#409: PR: Your Marketing Puzzle’s Missing Piece, with Pam Perry

People don’t connect with brands, they connect with people. Could a publicist help you tell your story in a way that truly resonates with potential clients? In this episode, Stephanie talks with Pam Perry, communications and PR professional, about the importance of being authentically “you” in your branding. They delve into how to tell your story to build connections and the role PR (or a publicist) can play to help you meet your ideal client. Listen now! If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Berkshire Receptionists, Lawyerist Lab, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
10/6/202233 minutes, 29 seconds
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#408: Make Your Core Values Work for You, with Fiona McEntee

Do you treat your firm’s core values as the guiding principles they are designed to be? On this episode, Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab member Fiona McEntee about how, once she settled on her core values, she was able to use them as signposts to build and grow her immigration law practice. For Fiona, the values of harmony, optimism, modern, and empathy (HOME… get it?), are more than just buzzwords. Listen now to learn more. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
9/29/202230 minutes, 20 seconds
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#407: Serving Clients Through Alternative Business Structures, with Mike Payne and Chad Huebsch

What if you could join forces with another professional to both streamline and boost your business? This week’s guests have found a way, through their integrated law and accounting firm (one of the first in Arizona), to better serve their clients and their business. In this episode, Stephanie talks with owners of BOSS advisors, Lawyerist Lab member Mike Payne and non-attorney business partner Chad Huebsch. Learn how they found efficiency and streamlined success through an alternative business structure.
9/22/202243 minutes, 29 seconds
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#406: Harnessing Anxiety for Good, with Dr. Wendy Suzuki

Anxiety—it’s a big, evil beast that we all deal with on some level for all different reasons. But what if you were able to take your anxiety and harness it for good? On this week’s episode, Stephanie chats with Dr. Wendy Suzuki, author of Good Anxiety and Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University. Listen and learn about the root causes of anxiety, negativity bias, joy conditioning, and how to channel anxiety into actionable steps to fuel productivity. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
9/15/202236 minutes, 33 seconds
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#405: The Diverse Ways People Think, with Temple Grandin

Zack talks with Dr. Temple Gradin, academic, animal behaviorist, and Autism rights proponent, about different types of thinkers, the strengths they bring, and why it’s important to have different thinkers on your team. Zack talks with Dr. Temple Grandin about neurodiversity: the different ways people think. Some think in pictures, others think in words. It’s important to have different types of thinkers on your team as each one brings their own strengths with them.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
9/8/202234 minutes, 21 seconds
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#404: The Other F-Word: Protecting Your Business from Fraud, with Bernadette Harris

Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab coach Bernadette Harris, about how to protect your firm from fraud with proper procedures and safeguards, outsourcing accounting, and more.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
9/1/202233 minutes, 22 seconds
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#403: Create a Great First Impression, with Luis Bedoya from Berkshire Receptionists (Sponsored)

In this episode, Zack interviews Luis Bedoya, the COO of Berkshire Receptionists, a nationwide provider of 24/7 live virtual receptionists. They discuss how outsourcing aspects of your firm can help you navigate the current business climate, and even help you build trust with your clients. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!
8/30/202230 minutes, 8 seconds
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#402: Why Conviction Review Units Matter, with Sunny Eaton

In this episode, Zack talks to Sunny Eaton, director of the Conviction Review Unit in Nashville, TN. She goes into detail about what this unit does and why we should care about it. She helped put processes in place to make the whole unit more efficient and is working to overcome bias in reviewing convictions. Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
8/25/202253 minutes, 25 seconds
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#401: How to Value Your Law Firm, with Tom Lenfestey

Stephanie talks with Tom Lenfestey about how firms should start thinking about their firm as a business.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
8/18/202239 minutes, 41 seconds
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#400: Get Beyond the Billable Hour, with Ron Baker

Stephanie talks with Ron Baker from VeraSage about killing the billable hour and switching to a client-centered pricing model.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
8/11/202239 minutes, 47 seconds
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#399: When Business Partnerships Break Up, with Ryan McKeen, Meghan Freed, and Kristen Marcroft

Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab coach Ryan McKeen and his former firm partners Meghan Freed and Kristen Marcroft. They discuss their journey in starting a practice together, going their separate ways, and building successful separate practices.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
8/4/202239 minutes, 6 seconds
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#398: Bringing Technology to the Courtroom, with Judge Scott Schlegel

Zack talks with Judge Scott Schlegel about how he layers technology on top of courtroom workflows.    If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
7/28/202237 minutes, 35 seconds
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#397: Hiring a Legal Administrator Can Increase Your Bottom Line, with Matthew Sullivan

Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab member, Matthew Sullivan, who is the Executive Director of Finance and Operations at Sullivan Law and Associates. Together they discuss the importance of a legal administrator, the future of executive functions in law firms, and how Lawyerist Lab has helped his firm grow.   If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
7/21/202235 minutes, 44 seconds
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#396: How My Life (and Law Practice) Changed When I Became a Sober Lawyer, with Sarah Soucie Eyberg

Sara talks with principal attorney of Soucie Eyberg Law, Sarah Soucie Eyberg, about her sobriety journey while practicing law and what being a sober lawyer means for her. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
7/14/202259 minutes, 1 second
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#395: Law Firm Marketing Educational Resources, with GNGF (Sponsored)

Zack talks with GNGF’s Community Director, Jamie Kohls, about educational resources for law firm marketing. They dig into GNGF’s book, Online Law Practice Strategies, the free resources on their website, and the recently expanded Legal Marketing Academy. Listeners who want to get started with some free Legal Marketing Academy resources can go to https://gngf.com/lawyeristpod. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!
7/12/202225 minutes, 42 seconds
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#394: Choosing the Right Law Practice Management Software, with Zack Glaser

Jennifer Whigham talks with Lawyerist’s legal tech advisor, Zack Glaser, about the components to a successful law practice management system. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Albatross Legal Workspaces, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
7/7/202245 minutes, 57 seconds
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#393: How My Firm Changed When I Got Intentional, with Victoria Winterberg

Sara talks with Victoria Winterberg, an immigration attorney in El Paso about how things changed when she got intentional about the clients she works with. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
6/30/202233 minutes, 16 seconds
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#392: Hire Differently, Hire Better, with Rick Girard

Stephanie talks with the author Healing Career Wounds, Rick Girard, about how to hire and attract the right talent for your company. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
6/23/202235 minutes, 7 seconds
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#391: Start With Succession Planning in Mind, with Steven Glaser

Zack talks with his father, attorney Steve Glaser, about succession planning and the need to start before you ever think you should. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
6/16/202242 minutes, 52 seconds
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#390: Marketing Through Podcasts, with LawPods (Sponsored)

Zack talks with LawPods founder and Chief Strategist, Robert Ingalls, about how your firm can leverage a legal podcast to complement and enhance your existing content marketing strategy. Learn how to get quality sound, determine your cadence, and decide what content you want to focus on. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!
6/14/202229 minutes, 8 seconds
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#389: Dealing With Grief in the Workplace, with Sherry Walling

Stephanie Everett talks with clinical psychologist and mental health advocate, Dr. Sherry Walling, about dealing with grief in the workplace. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
6/9/202227 minutes, 47 seconds
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#388: Both Sides of Freelance Work, with LawClerk (Sponsored)

Zack and Kristin Tyler, of LawClerk, talk with Sarah Jewell and Jason Lawrence about their experience working together through the LawClerk platform. Listen in as they discuss the process, and thoughts behind hiring and working as a freelance attorney. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!
6/7/202235 minutes, 30 seconds
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#387: Change Your Law Firm (and Your Life) with Systems, with Jay Ruane

Stephanie talks with a serial legal entrepreneur, Jay Ruane, about integrating systems in your law firm. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
6/2/202236 minutes, 33 seconds
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#386: Beyond Status Quo Marketing, with CallRail (Sponsored)

Zack talks with the CallRail team about leveraging data and reporting to increase your marketing ROI and help you invest more deliberately. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!
5/31/202223 minutes, 1 second
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#385: Avoiding Common Project Management Mistakes, with Ashley Steckler

Zack Glaser talks with our product director here at Lawyerist., Ashely Steckler, about common project management mistakes and how to avoid them. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
5/26/202243 minutes, 46 seconds
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#384: Delivering Bad News to Clients, with Marjorie Aaron

Stephanie talks with the Professor and Director at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Marjorie Aaron, about how lawyers can deliver bad news to clients. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
5/19/202250 minutes, 7 seconds
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#383: Designing the Life You Want Instead of a Job You Have, with Stanley Tate

Stephanie talks with the Student Loan Lawyer, Stanley Tate, about leveraging tech instead of staff and having a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
5/12/202231 minutes, 11 seconds
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#382: Is Going Solo the Right Way?, with Carolyn Elefant

Stephanie Everett talks with Energy Lawyer, Author, Blogger & Legal Innovation Influencer Carolyn Elefant about her newest book, Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
5/5/202233 minutes, 13 seconds
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#381: Get More Clients Through Automation, with Lawmatics (Sponsored)

Zack talks with Founder and CEO of Lawmatics, Matt Spiegel, about automating client acquisition, intake, and management.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!
5/3/202230 minutes, 48 seconds
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#380: Get Started with KPIs, with Karol Brown

Stephanie talks with the managing attorney for World One Law Group, Karol Brown, about the importance of tracking KPIs in your law firm.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
4/28/202240 minutes, 5 seconds
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#379: What Does Web3 Mean (For My Practice?), with Justine Humenansky

Zack Glaser talks with Justine Humenansky about the basics of Web3, DAOs, and how lawyers can participate in the communities surrounding them. Justine has a background in decentralized finance and is the CFO at Rabbithole.gg. Find her on twitter as Justinehy.eth, where she writes about DeFi and crypto. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
4/21/202240 minutes, 12 seconds
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#378: Pulling the Trigger on Hiring, with Allison Harrison

Sara Muender talks with Lawyerist Lab member, Allison Harrison about when it’s time to hire and the ROI associated with finally making that hire and freeing up more of your time.                                                                     If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and POSH Virtual Receptionists, for sponsoring this episode.
4/14/202229 minutes, 25 seconds
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#377: Investing in Your Law Firm, with Bernadette Harris

Stephanie Everett talks with Lawyerist Lab coach and finance expert, Bernadette Harris, about law firm expenses, when it’s okay to spend money on your business, and when debt might even be a good thing.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, MyCase, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.  Check out the winners of this year’s Best Law Firm Websites contest!
4/7/202237 minutes, 59 seconds
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#376: Build an App for That: Document Automation With Knackly.io, with Kim Mayberry (Sponsored)

Zack talks with Knackly.io’s CEO, Kim Mayberry, about how lawyers can build apps using document automation platforms. Who is Knackly? They are the fastest, most-powerful document automation software available. They’re already saving other firms over 90% of the time they spent creating, drafting, proofing, editing, and producing legal documents and correspondence. Knackly.io: https://knackly.io Lawyerist Product Spotlight with Knackly: https://youtu.be/0WRKWUgA8Ng If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!
4/5/202238 minutes, 34 seconds
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#375: Taking Care of Your Team’s Mental Health, with Calvin Benton

Stephanie talks with Spill’s founder, Calvin Benton, about the importance of mental health check-ins for your team and providing them access to licensed therapists. Spill is a great tool for that!  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
3/31/202238 minutes
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#374: Avoid Burnout and Stay Engaged, with Paige Atkins

Stephanie talks with Lawyerist’s Operations Director, Paige Atkins, about how lawyers and leaders can avoid burnout and stay engaged in their most important work. They also talk about how to keep your team engaged and avoid overwhelm altogether.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode. 
3/24/202233 minutes, 50 seconds
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#373: Overcoming the Likeability Trap, with Alicia Menendez

We’re joined by author and TV correspondent, Alicia Menendez where we talk about the concept of likeability in the workplace, especially as women attorneys. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
3/17/202233 minutes, 48 seconds
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#372: From Joining to Running a Law Firm, with Russell Farbiarz

We’re joined by Lawyerist Lab member, Russell Farbiarz, as he discusses what it looked like to take over his practice. We discuss how he got there and what to think about if you’re interested in doing the same.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
3/10/202230 minutes, 24 seconds
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#371: Building and Using Computational Contracts, with Martin Clausen

Zack talks with lawyer and tech expert, Martin Clausen, about managing the rights and obligations of agreements in real-time with computational contracts. They also touch on how bringing this technology to your clients could help set you apart from the rest of the pack. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, Postali, and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
3/3/202243 minutes, 45 seconds
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#370: How to Use Personality Assessments with Your Team, with Ashley Steckler

Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares her perspective on the personality test industry and how to navigate your results! If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to  Posh Virtual Receptionists and  Postali for sponsoring this episode.
2/24/202226 minutes, 6 seconds
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#369: Selling Your Practice, with Tom Lenfestey

We’re joined by business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, where we talk through succession planning and what it looks like to sell your practice. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Postali and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
2/17/202239 minutes, 11 seconds
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#368: Using Strategy Intensives for Your Firm’s Success, with Anne Romanello

We’re joined by Lawyerist Lab member, Anne Romanello, where we talk through the importance of strategy intensives and how they can help your firm. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
2/10/202229 minutes, 35 seconds
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#367: Trends that Solo and Small Firms Should Know, with Clio (Sponsored)

We're introducing sponsored podcast episodes where we'll be joined by a legal voice/company & discuss the newest features, happenings, and trends in the legal world. Today we are joined by Clio. We’ll be talking with them about the latest trends that solo & small firms should be on the lookout for! We're excited to offer these episodes to our audience and hope you'll enjoy. About Clio Clio currently offers two products in their robust legal tech ecosystem. Clio Manage is a Law Practice Management Software (LPMS) and Clio Grow is a law firm Customer Relationship Management system (CRM). Clio Manage is a LPMS platform that welcomes, and encourages integration. This is one of its greatest strengths. Clio boasts an extensive App Directory, and an Open API. It works-and-plays well with an almost overwhelming amount of legal tech. Additionally, it's one part of the entire Clio Suite. Which means you can seamlessly add Clio Grow (an intake CRM), albeit for an additional price. Clio Grow is a law firm Customer Relationship Management system (CRM). It was previously called Lexicata, and is now part of Clio's legal software suite. This means that it can easily be used in concert with Clio Manage. However, it can still be used independently, if you so choose. Helpful Links Clio  |  2021 Legal Trends Report   |   How Law Firms Use Clio (Video)
2/8/202229 minutes, 39 seconds
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#366: Grow as a Leader With These Daily Experiments, with Susan Ashford

We’re joined by author and professor, Susan Ashford, where we talk about how you can use small, daily experiments to grow as a leader. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Postali and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
2/3/202241 minutes, 30 seconds
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#365: Why Reviews Are Essential for Your Business, with Ryan McKeen

We’re joined by Lawyerist Lab Coach, Ryan McKeen, where we talk why reviews are so important for the growth and success of your business. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Postali and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
1/27/202231 minutes, 27 seconds
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#364: A New Way to Look at Feedback, with David Bradford

We’re joined by author and interpersonal dynamics expert, David Bradford, today where we talk about a new way to approach feedback. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
1/20/202235 minutes
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#363: What Is the Future of Legal Tech?, with Zack Glaser

We’re talking with our Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, today about the future of legal tech in 2022 and beyond. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Postali and Posh Virtual Receptionists for sponsoring this episode.
1/13/202234 minutes, 17 seconds
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#362: The Great Re-Onboarding of 2022, with Maryellen Stockton

We’re talking with Lab coach, Maryellen Stockton, today about what re-onboarding looks like in 2022 with going back to the office If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
1/6/202239 minutes, 38 seconds
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#361: Rethinking Your Exit Strategy, with Sam Glover & Aaron Street

We’re talking with co-founders of Lawyerist, Sam Glover & Aaron Street, about a new way to think through your exit strategy. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to TextExpander, Litera, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
12/30/202140 minutes, 55 seconds
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#360: Leading Your Team with Empathy, with Sherry Deutschmann

We’re talking with author and entrepreneur, Sherry Deutschmann, about how important it is to have empathy in your leadership with your business.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Litera for sponsoring this episode.
12/23/202139 minutes, 37 seconds
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#359: Why You Need a Business Coach, with Sara Muender

We’re talking our newest Lawyerist team member and Lab coach, Sara Muender this week all about what it means to be a business coach and have a coach as well. We talk about her background and what she is excited to bring to the Lawyerist team. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Litera, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
12/16/202142 minutes, 27 seconds
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#358: What It Means to Be a Holistic Lawyer, with Cat Moon

We’re talking to Cat Moon this week about innovation & design in the legal field and how COVID has helped shape new trends/issues since rearing its head over the past 18+ months. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to TextExpander, Litera, and  Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
12/9/202133 minutes, 50 seconds
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#357: The Experience Maker, with Dan Gingiss

We’re talking to Dan Gingiss this week about why experiences matter to your clients and easy ways to wow them! If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Litera for sponsoring this episode.
12/2/202142 minutes, 28 seconds
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#356: Controlling Alcohol (Replay), with Annie Grace

We’re airing an older show from 2020 that we believe is just as relevant now as it was then. We’re joined by Annie Grace, who has helped over a hundred thousand people answer a simple question: “Would my life be better if I were drinking less?” (If you’re asking yourself that question, it probably would be.) She explains how to think about your relationship with alcohol and why moderation is harder than just drinking or not drinking. Plus, good manners for drinkers in the company of non-drinkers! Try The Alcohol Experiment yourself. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
11/25/202147 minutes, 19 seconds
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#355: A Look at the New Non-lawyer Firm Ownership Reform, Pt.2, with Allen Rodriguez

We’re talking with Allen Rodriguez today about his new Alternative Business Structure in AZ, Singular Law. He and his partner are some of the first to get licensed under the new rules. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
11/18/202148 minutes, 46 seconds
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#354: A Look at the New Non-lawyer Firm Ownership Reform, with Lori Gonzalez

Law firm and business expert, Lori Gonzalez, joins us today to discuss the recent regulatory reform regarding nonlawyer ownership. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Clio, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
11/11/202147 minutes, 43 seconds
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#353: Managing Projects Without a Project Manager, with Ashley Steckler

Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares how to better scope and manage projects for your business. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Clio, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
11/4/202142 minutes, 53 seconds
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#352: A Lawyer’s Success on Tiktok: How They Did It & What They Learned, with Julio Oyhanarte

Lawyerist Lab member, Julio Oyhanarte shares about how his popularity on TikTok helped grow his business. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Conroy Creative Counsel, Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
10/27/202142 minutes, 19 seconds
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#351: Designing Your Life, with Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

Bill Burnett & Dave Evans talk about their book, Designing Your Life, and share with us tips on taking charge and designing the life you want to live If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Termageddon, TextExpander,  Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
10/21/202148 minutes, 59 seconds
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#350: Ethics in Your Business: It's More than Regulations, with Susan Liautaud

Ethics expert Susan Liautaud joins us today to talk about ethics in our world today and how we can use ethics to make better decisions. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Lawmatics, TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
10/14/202144 minutes, 16 seconds
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#349: Building Trust: The Cornerstone of Your Business, with Sandra Sucher

Sandra Sucher shares about the importance of building trust to grow and sustain your business. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LEXReception, Rankings.io , TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
10/7/202150 minutes, 44 seconds
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#348: Why You Need to Have Quarterly Retreats, with Kelly Street

Lawyerist Lab Coach Kelly Street shares about the importance of quarterly retreats and how to run them. Kelly also shares her expertise in the EOS Traction system and how that can help with your quarterly meetings. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Get Staffed Up, Postali,  Rankings.io , and  TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
9/30/202144 minutes, 56 seconds
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#347: How a Client Happiness Coordinator Increased My Firm Referrals & Reviews, with Ryan McKeen & Brittany Green

Lawyerist Lab Coach Ryan McKeen and his Client Happiness Coordinator, Brittany Green share about how her role as a Client Happiness Coordinator helps create a client-centered firm.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
9/23/202131 minutes, 26 seconds
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#346: Building Your Firm’s StoryBrand, with Dr. J.J. Peterson

StoryBrand and digital marketing expert, J.J. Peterson, shares how to build a compelling story around your brand that reflects your firm well. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Abogados NOW, TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
9/16/202148 minutes, 58 seconds
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#345: Steps to Buying a Firm, with Tom Lenfestey

Business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, shares his best practices and steps for how to buy a law firm. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Clio, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
9/9/202140 minutes, 16 seconds
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#344: Life as a Law Firm CEO, with Patrick Palace

Patrick Palace joins us today and discusses how he’s created a successful firm that can run on the day to day without him. He shares how he spends some of his extra time & how he got to where he is today. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
9/2/202149 minutes, 6 seconds
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#343: Hiring & Growing Your Firm the Right Way, with Jeremy and Sara Danilson

Lawyerist Lab members Jeremy and Sara Danilson talk about what it takes to grow your business with the right hires. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Knackly, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and  Postali for sponsoring this episode.
8/26/202142 minutes, 48 seconds
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#342: Thinking Through Your Financial Strategy, with Bernadette Harris

Lab financial coach Bernadette Harris talks about how to think through your financial strategy in your firm. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to DK Global, Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
8/19/202150 minutes, 35 seconds
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#341: Conducting a Tech Audit, with Zack Glaser

Lawyerist’s Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, shares his best tips for conducting a tech audit in your firm! If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
8/12/202131 minutes, 34 seconds
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#340: Growing Big by Going Small, with Deena Buchanan

Lawyerist Lab member Deena Buchanan shares what she did in her firm to get things rolling and growing in no time. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LEX Reception, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
8/5/202135 minutes, 31 seconds
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#339: Nail Your Branding & Get More Clients, with Erik Pelton

Lawyerist Lab member Erik Pelton shares his experience with sprucing up his branding and how that helped with his client acquisition process. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Clio, Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
7/29/202147 minutes, 22 seconds
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#338: Reframing Your Client Experience, with Spencer Keys

Labster Spencer Keys shares with us what he has done to make sure his firm stays client centered. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to DK Global, TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
7/22/202149 minutes, 52 seconds
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#337: Establishing Systems for Your Firm, with Valentina Rose

Labster Valentina Rose shares about how systems and technology she put in place have helped propel her firm forward. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Rocket Matter, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
7/15/202144 minutes, 15 seconds
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#336: Dream Without Limitations: Rethink Your Strategy, with Ryan McKeen

Lab coach Ryan McKeen about the components of a business strategy and how to put one together to create a firm you’re proud of.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Lawmatics, Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
7/8/202139 minutes, 45 seconds
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#335: 5 Traits of Future Firm Leaders, with Mike Howard

Labster Mike Howard talks about how he is using the traits we teach in The Small Firm Roadmap to grow and improve his criminal defense firm.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Termageddon, TextExpander, Postali, and  Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
7/1/202139 minutes, 24 seconds
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#334: Carrying your Client’s Trauma, with Sherry Walling

Lab coach Kelly Street is talking with therapist Sherry Walling about what it looks like to carry your client’s trauma. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to DK Global, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
6/24/202149 minutes, 42 seconds
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#333: The Mindset Needed to Level up Your Firm, with Kelly Street

Lab coaches Kelly Street and Stephanie Everett share their best tips and insights to help level up your business for greater success. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
6/17/202137 minutes, 50 seconds
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#332: The Modern Lawyer: Ethics and Technology, with Megan Zavieh

Lawyer, author, and Lawyerist Lab alumna, Megan Zavieh, shares with us what it means to be a modern lawyer and the role ethics and technology play in it all. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.
6/10/202141 minutes, 14 seconds
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#331: The Small Firm Roadmap, with Sam Glover

We are replaying an older episode where Lawyerist Co-Founder, Sam Glover, and Stephanie Everett talk about the book they co-wrote together, The Small Firm Roadmap.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
6/3/202138 minutes, 32 seconds
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#330: Developing your Team, with Maryellen Stockton

Remote work expert and Lab coach, Maryellen Stockton, talks to us about what your next steps should be after hiring and onboarding an employee. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Postali, Rankings.io, and  TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
5/27/202141 minutes
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#329: How Ownership Controls Our Lives, with Michael Heller & James Salzman

Authors and professors, Michael Heller & James Salzman, talk to us about the rules of ownership in our lives and what role lawyers play in all this. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.
5/20/202128 minutes, 26 seconds
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#328: Getting to Inbox Zero, with Trivinia Barber

Author, speaker and business coach, Trivinia Barber, talks to us about fighting our email to get to inbox zero. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LEX Reception, ESQ.Marketing, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
5/13/202146 minutes, 13 seconds
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#327: Rituals to Transform Your Work & Home Life, with Erica Keswin

Author, speaker and workplace strategist, Erica Keswin, talks about the importance of rituals and how they can transform the workplace. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Postali, ESQ.Marketing and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
5/6/202134 minutes, 25 seconds
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#326: A Succession Plan for Your Law Practice, with Tom Lenfestey

Business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, shares with us his best practices for a law firm succession plan and his top tips for buying and selling law firms. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to TextExpander, Postali, ESQ.Marketing and SweetProcess  for sponsoring this episode.
4/29/202137 minutes, 6 seconds
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#325: Anxiety & High-Achieving Personalities, with Rachel Ann Dine

Counselor, author, and speaker, Rachel Ann Dine, talks to us about anxiety, high achieving personalities, and how to find a balance with it all. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Termageddon, SweetProcess, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.
4/22/202140 minutes, 48 seconds
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#324: Inclusifying for Leaders & Teams, with Dr. Stefanie Johnson

Author and speaker, Dr. Stefanie Johnson, shares her best practices to forge strong relationships between leaders and teams, inspire greater productivity, and create a positive environment for everyone. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to ESQ.Marketing,  SweetProcess, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
4/15/202134 minutes, 24 seconds
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#323: Hiring a Virtual Assistant, with Paige Atkins

Lawyerist Operations Director, Paige Atkins, shares her best practices for hiring a virtual assistant. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Lawmatics, Postali, ESQ.Marketing,  SweetProcess, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
4/8/202147 minutes, 24 seconds
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#322: Stop Making These Legal Marketing Mistakes, with Delisi Friday

Legal marketing expert, Delisi Friday, shares her specific do’s and don’ts when it comes to marketing across the legal industry. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to SweetProcess, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.
4/1/202146 minutes, 40 seconds
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#321: Document Automation Basics, with Zack Glaser

Marketing & Partnerships Director, Laura Briggs, interviews Lawyerist’s Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, about all things document automation. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to CosmoLex, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.
3/25/202138 minutes, 6 seconds
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#320: A Labster Call, with Aaron Thomas

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett interviews Lab member Aaron Thomas  about their lab journey and what they’re currently dealing with in their small firm. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Timesolv, ESQ.Marketing, CosmoLex, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
3/18/202139 minutes, 47 seconds
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#319: Becoming Undaunted, with Kara Goldin

Author and CEO of Hint Water, Kara Goldin, shares her story and what it means to be undaunted throughout your career. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Moneypenny, ESQ.Marketing, CosmoLex, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
3/11/202138 minutes, 56 seconds
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#318: Unlocking Creativity & Reinvention, with Josh Linkner

Author and speaker Josh Linkner shares his best practices for unlocking creativity in your work. Interested in Josh’s new book? Use this link  and type in code ‘lawyerist’ to get free stuff! If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Clio, Postali, ESQ.Marketing, CosmoLex, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
3/4/202141 minutes, 33 seconds
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#317: Leading Remotely, with David Burkus

Author and organizational psychologist David Burkus shares his tips on what it means to lead remotely. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking to learn more on how to lead remote teams effectively? Learn more here. Thanks to Lawyaw, TextExpander, Postali, ESQ.Marketing, and CosmoLex for sponsoring this episode.
2/25/202144 minutes, 55 seconds
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#316: Hiring & Firing for Law Firm Growth, with Ryan McKeen

New Lawyerist Lab coach, Ryan McKeen, discusses hiring and firing within your firm. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking to learn best practices about hiring, firing, and how to manage effective teams? Learn more here. Thanks to LEXReception, CosmoLex, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.
2/18/202146 minutes, 47 seconds
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#315: Checking for Partner Alignment in a Small Law Firm, with Stephanie Everett

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett and Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss partner alignment and how to navigate partner conflict within your firm. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking to tighten up your culture & core values, so your firm can have a unified vision? Build cohesive values here. Thanks to Spotlight Branding, ESQ.Marketing, CosmoLex, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
2/11/202139 minutes, 40 seconds
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#314: Why You Need a Highlight Reel, with Dan Cable

Behavior professor and author Dan Cable talks to us about highlight reels and why you need one in your life.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Ready to unlock more potential in your business? Learn more about how to sharpen your vision and goals here. Thanks to Postali, ESQ.Marketing, CosmoLex, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
2/4/202137 minutes, 5 seconds
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#313: Recognizing Bias in Strategic Decisions, with Olivier Sibony

Strategy professor and author Olivier Sibony about learning to recognize biases in your day-to-day decisions. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Ready to put your new skills with strategic decisions to the test? Learn more about your overall law firm strategy here. Thanks to TextExpander, ESQ.Marketing, Postali, and  CosmoLex for sponsoring this episode.
1/28/202129 minutes, 32 seconds
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#312: Bringing Back Common Sense, with Martin Lindstrom

Author and brand expert, Martin Lindstrom, shares his best tips for helping leaders build a team where common sense is the rule rather than the exception. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking for more tips on successfully managing your team? Learn more here. Thanks to Lawmatics, CosmoLex, TextExpander, ESQ.Marketing, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.
1/21/202140 minutes, 36 seconds
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#311: What You Should’ve Learned in Law School, with Neil Tyra

Practitioner attorney, Neil Tyra, shares all the things they didn’t teach you in law school, and some of the mistakes he made along the way in his own practice that helped him grow. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking to tackle this new year with momentum & clear vision? Learn more about your career & personal goals here. Thanks to Postali, CosmoLex, TextExpander, and  ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.
1/14/202150 minutes, 29 seconds
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#310: Better, Faster, Smarter Decision Making, with Annie Duke

Author and decision strategist, Annie Duke, shares how to make your decision making strategy more effective & efficient in your everyday life. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking to tackle this new year with momentum & clear vision? Learn more about your career & personal goals here. Thanks to ESQ.Marketing, Postali, CosmoLex, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
1/7/202140 minutes, 21 seconds
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#309: Tightening up Your Onboarding Process, with Maryellen Stockton

Lawyerist Coach and remote work expert, Maryellen Stockton, shares her tips on how remote companies can successfully onboard new employees. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking to onboard new associates successfully, so you can get stellar HR processes in your firm? Learn more here. Thanks to Knackly ,Back Office Betties, LawPay, and TextExpander  for sponsoring this episode.
12/31/202039 minutes, 6 seconds
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#308: Redefining HR, with Lars Schmidt

Entrepreneur, speaker, and HR expert Lars Schmidt shows us how we should rethink our perspective on HR. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Looking to nail down your mission, vision, and values, so you can get stellar HR processes in your firm? Learn more here. Thanks to Smith.ai, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and LawPay  for sponsoring this episode.      
12/24/202036 minutes, 48 seconds
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#307: Vision & Values: The Foundation of Your Business, with Stephanie Everett

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett and Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss why your clarity, vision, and values are about more than just team building and gushy things. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about taking our Lawyerist Lab community and what we do in our program, click here. Thanks to Termageddon, LawPay, TextExpander, and Back Office Betties  for sponsoring this episode.
12/17/202041 minutes, 38 seconds
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#306: Getting to Know & Love Your Numbers, with Bernadette Harris

Financial expert and author, Bernadette Harris shares three numbers that you should be paying attention to in your business. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about taking hold of your law firm’s finances, budgets, and more, check out our resource page on finances Thanks to Knackly, Back Office Betties, LawPay, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
12/10/202051 minutes, 23 seconds
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#305:How to Create More Fulfillment with Your Work, with Sarah Aviram

Author and thought leader Sarah Aviram talks with us about what it means to feel fulfilled with your work, regardless of your location, company, and personal circumstances. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about creating goals that will help with your fulfillment at work, check out our resource page on personal goals. Thanks to LexReception, TextExpander, Back Office Betties and LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
12/3/202044 minutes, 18 seconds
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#304: How to Discover and Lean Into Your Strengths, with Becca Syme

Author and thought leader Becca Syme talks with us all about what it means to not only discover, but actively lean into your strengths and use them in different areas of your life. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about creating goals that align with your personal vision and lifestyle, check out our resource page on personal goals. Thanks to Smith.ai, LawPay, TextExpander and Back Office Betties and for sponsoring this episode. 
11/26/202047 minutes, 55 seconds
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#303: Humanizing Your Clients, with Crystal Banse

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett interviews Lab member Crystal Banse on her trauma journey and how that experience helped tailor her legal approach and humanize her clients in the process. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about creating a holistic client experience, check out our resource page on client experience. Thanks to Quickbooks Online Advanced, TextExpander, LawPay, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode.
11/19/202046 minutes, 22 seconds
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#302 Mastering the Art of Negotiation, with Alex Carter

Author & professor Alex Carter talks to us about changing our perspective on what we think negotiation is and how we can build healthy relationships through negotiation. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about how to integrate such practices like negotiation into your firm’, check out our resource page on law firm strategy. Thanks to Termageddon, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and  LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
11/12/202045 minutes, 2 seconds
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#301 Strategies for Work Conflicts, with Amy Gallo

Thought leader & author Amy Gallo talks to us about dealing with conflict in the workplace and how we can effectively communicate with those who have different perspectives from us. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about managing a team and tips on communication, check out our resource page on managing people. Thanks to BetterLegal, LawPay, TextExpander, and  Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode.
11/5/202042 minutes, 12 seconds
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#300 Legal: Past, Present, & Future, with Sam Glover

For our 300th episode, we are joined by Lawyerist founder, Sam Glover. He shares his thoughts on the current state of the legal world, as well as debuting the project he’s been working on since leaving Lawyerist. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about building a law firm strategy that challenges the status quo of the legal industry, check out our resource page on law firm strategy. Thanks to Termageddon, Back Office Betties,  LawPay and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
10/29/202042 minutes, 23 seconds
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#299: Attracting Diverse Job Applicants, with Orin Davis

Self-actualization engineer and avid speaker Dr. Orin Davis discusses how to attract and hire with diversity in mind.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about an inclusive based approach to hiring, check out our resource page on diversity and inclusion. Thanks to Quickbooks Online, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and LawPay for sponsoring this episode.
10/22/202048 minutes, 34 seconds
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#298: Find a Way to Get to Yes, with Michael Abrashoff

Former Navy captain & author Michael Abrashoff shares his best practices on how to take an underperforming team to high achievers. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about empowering a team of high achievers, check out our resource page on managing people. Thanks to Knackly.io, LawPay, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
10/15/202045 minutes, 46 seconds
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#297: Smart Collaboration & Innovation, with Dr. Heidi K. Gardner 

Distinguished fellow at Harvard Law & author Dr. Heidi K. Gardner explains what smart collaboration is for small law firms.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about working with the right team, check out our resource page on law firm hiring and staffing.  Thanks to Smith.ai, Back Office Betties TextExpander, and LawPay, for sponsoring this episode.
10/8/202047 minutes, 20 seconds
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#296: How to Operationalize Culture, with Melissa Daimler

Operational culture expert Melissa Daimler discusses how to make your organization a great place to work.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about team culture, please read our resource page on law firm culture.  Thanks to Postali, TextExpander, LawPay, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode. 
10/1/202037 minutes, 4 seconds
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#295: The Future of Jobs, with Jeff Wald

Author and thought leader Jeff Wald discusses why so much about what you’ve heard about the future of work is wrong and what the data really tells us.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about hiring contractors to grow your law firm, check out our resource page on virtual legal assistants.  Thanks to Belay, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and Casetext.
9/24/202050 minutes, 18 seconds
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#294: Onboarding New Associates, with Stephanie Everett 

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett and Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss how to hire and onboard new associates in your small law firm effectively.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about hiring and onboard new associates, check out our resource page on law firm hiring and staffing.  Thanks to ActionStep, Casetext, TextExpander, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
9/17/202035 minutes, 22 seconds
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#293: Futurism & Law Firms, with Tom Cheesewright 

Futuristic & author Tom Cheesewright discusses changes in technology that will impact all businesses and what that might look like for legal.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about adaptable client service and experience strategies, check out our resource page on law firm client experience.  Thanks to Smith.ai, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and Casetext and for sponsoring this episode!
9/10/202038 minutes, 24 seconds
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#292: A Mastermind Strategy Call, with Stephanie Everett 

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett guides Lab members through strategic discussions around some of their most pressing concerns facing small firms today.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to take your law firm to the next level, check out our resource page on law firm coaching.  Thanks to LexReception, Casetext, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode! Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Traction  Rocket Fuel  EOS Traction Worksheets  Lawyerist Lab 
9/3/202044 minutes, 34 seconds
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#291: Managing Stress & Avoiding Burnout, with Emily Nagoski

Author, speaker, and Ph.D Emily Nagoski discusses how to handle stress and break the burnout cycle in your personal and professional life.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about how to address and reduce stress, check out our resource page on lawyer mental health.  Thanks to Knackly.io, Casetext, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
8/27/202043 minutes, 39 seconds
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#290: Legal Industry Issues in 2020, with Patricia Refo 

ABA President Patricia Refo discusses some of the most pressing questions and issues for the legal industry in 2020 and beyond.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about how to align your law firm with current challenges, check out our resource page on law firm strategy.  Thanks to Belay, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and Casetext for sponsoring this episode!
8/20/202038 minutes, 28 seconds
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#289: Leadership Motives, with Pat Lencioni

Business author and consultant Pat Lencioni discusses what it really means to be a leader. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about how to show up consistently and effectively as the leader of your team, check out our resource page on law firm culture & core values.  Thanks to Smith.ai, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and Casetext for sponsoring this episode!
8/13/202051 minutes, 23 seconds
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#288: Lawyering & Maternity Leave, with Iffy Ibekwe 

Lawyerist Lab member Iffy Ibekwe discusses how she prepared for and managed life with her team, law firm, and new baby during maternity leave.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about making room for family and business, check out our resource page on law firm work-life balance.  Thanks to Law.Bot, Casetext, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander, for sponsoring this episode!
8/6/202035 minutes, 56 seconds
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#287: Managing Passion for Peak Performance, with Brad Stulberg

Author and peak performance expert Brad Stulberg talks through why you might have been thinking about passion all wrong and what to do instead.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about defining your personal career goals, check out our resource page on lawyer personal and career goals.  Thanks to Postali, Casetext,  TextExpander, and Back Office Betties, for sponsoring this episode!
7/30/202039 minutes, 26 seconds
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#286: Finding and Using the Right Legal Tech, with Zack Glaser 

Lawyerist Legal Tech Advisor Zack Glaser discusses how to determine the right tech for your small law firm, trends in legal technology, and common mistakes you can avoid when outfitting your firm.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more buying the right legal tech, check out our resource page on law firm technology.  Thanks to ActionStep, Casetext, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
7/23/202035 minutes, 6 seconds
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#285: From Career Plateaus to Pivots, with Jenny Blake

Author Jenny Blake explains how to know it’s time to make a change in your professional life and how to start pivoting towards your next chapter.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about connecting your goals and culture at your law firm, check out our resource page on law firm mission, vision, and values.  Thanks to Belay, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and Casetext for sponsoring this episode!
7/16/202044 minutes, 24 seconds
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#284: How to Start Your Own Law Firm

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett discusses how to start your own law firm when you’re transitioning from law school or another firm. If you’re looking for more information about how to begin a solo or small law firm, check out our resource page on starting a law firm.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Casetext, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
7/9/202034 minutes, 50 seconds
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#283: Bringing Your Human to Work, with Erica Keswin

Author Erica Keswin discusses what it really means to bring your human side to work and the action steps you can use to infuse that throughout your firm on a regular basis.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and Casetext for sponsoring this episode!
7/2/202040 minutes, 43 seconds
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#282: Leading a High-Performance Remote Team, with Jason Fried

Basecamp founder & CEO Jason Fried discusses how the pandemic has shifted the perspective on remote work, what companies need to do to thrive with newly-remote teams, and how to handle the influx of communication that could overwhelm team members.  If you want more insight on how to succeed with a remote law firm, check out our resource page on virtual law firms.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Smith.ai, TextExpander, LawPay, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
6/25/202049 minutes, 40 seconds
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#281: Lies About Work, with Ashley Goodall

SVP of Methods and Intelligence at Cisco Ashley Goodall discusses leading and managing at work the right way and some of the biggest lies we believe about work.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about how to manage successfully in your firm for the long term, check out our resource page on law office management.  Thanks to First Place Legal, LawPay, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
6/18/202046 minutes, 14 seconds
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#280: Expanding Your Firm’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Awareness, with Jennifer Brown

Consultant, author, and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown discusses how to build a law firm with a hiring process and culture that meets the needs of diverse audiences.  If you’d like to learn more about inclusion and equity, please visit our resource page on diversity and inclusion.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LexReception, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and LawPay for sponsoring this episode!
6/11/202051 minutes, 12 seconds
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#279: What to Do Before Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan, with Stephanie Everett 

Lawyerist Lab leader Stephanie Everett and Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss the three steps you need to take before building and implementing a strategic marketing plan for your law firm.  If you’d like to learn more about marketing for your small firm, check out our resource page on legal marketing.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Smith.ai, TextExpander, LawPay, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
6/4/202033 minutes, 22 seconds
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#278: Moving Forward with Your Law Firm in a Pandemic, a Coaching Call with Ryan McKeen

Lawyerist Lab member Ryan McKeen discusses how to strategize and make action plans for moving forward even with an uncertain future on the horizon.  If you’d like to learn more about deciding on your goals and next steps right now, check out our resource page on personal and career goals.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Lawyers With Purpose, Back Office Betties, LawPay, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
5/28/202031 minutes, 36 seconds
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#277: Creating a Law Firm that Runs Without You, with Emily Cooper 

Family lawyer Emily Cooper discusses how to set your law firm team up to succeed when you’re not in the office or need to adjust to outside circumstances.  If you’d like to learn more about planning for incapacity or your departure from your firm, check out our resource page on succession planning.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Mockingbird Marketing, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and LawPay for sponsoring this episode! 
5/21/202048 minutes, 58 seconds
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#276: Defining Processes for Teams & Clients, a Strategy Call with Amy McGarry 

Elder law attorney Amy McGarry discusses how to create and define processes for your team and your legal clients to explain steps and keep them in the loop.  If you’d like to learn more about creating easily repeatable processes in your firm, check out our resource page on project management.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Smith.ai, LawPay, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
5/14/202037 minutes, 16 seconds
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#275: Creating a Business Advisory Council, with Stephanie Everett 

Lawyerist Lab leader and coach Stephanie Everett discusses why you need a business advisory council for your law firm and how to create one.  If you’d like to learn more about investing in support for your professional development and law firm growth, check out our resource page on law firm coaching.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to First Place Legal, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and LawPay for sponsoring this episode. 
5/7/202039 minutes, 54 seconds
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#274: What to Fix Next, with Mike Michalowicz

Author Mike Michalowicz discusses why so many business owners struggle with naming their biggest challenge and how to set priorities for what to work on next.  If you’d like to learn more about defining your plan as a law firm, check out our resource page on law firm strategy.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Smith.ai, TextExpander, LawPay, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
4/30/202042 minutes, 37 seconds
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#273: Your Business Model Canvas, with Alan Smith

Author and business strategist Alan Smith discusses business models optimized for today and tomorrow, how to transcend industry boundaries, and stay adaptable.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! For more information about defining your business model, check out our resource page on law firm strategy.  Thanks to Captorra, Back Office Betties, LawPay, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
4/23/202053 minutes, 24 seconds
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#272: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm with Greg Crabtree

CPA Greg Crabtree discusses the most important metrics to measure when striving for a profitable small or solo law firm.  To learn more about what to track in your firm and what to know to prepare for a possible 2020 recession, read our resource page on law firm finance. Thanks to First Place Legal, LawPay, TextExpander, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
4/16/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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#271: Client-Centered Law Firms, with Jack Newton

Clio CEO and author Jack Newton discusses why lawyers have to adapt and what it means to have a client-centered law firm in 2020 and beyond. To learn more about serving clients effectively, read our resource page on client experience.  Thanks to Smith.ai,  LawPay, TextExpander, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
4/9/202051 minutes, 58 seconds
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#270: The Real Secrets to Networking, with David Burkus

Author David Burkus explains what’s wrong with the traditional approach to networking and how to build your connections more effectively instead.  For more information about leveraging your marketing plan more effectively, check out our resource page on law firm networking and referral strategy.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LawPay, TextExpander, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
4/2/202042 minutes, 40 seconds
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#269: Adapting to Remote Law, with Stephanie Everett 

Lawyerist Lab leader and coach Stephanie Everett discusses how to be tech and remote ready, finding the right crowd of peers to push forward together, and keeping yourself mentally healthy while facing serious external challenges like a pandemic.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Smith.ai,  Rankings.io, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!  For more information about transitioning your law practice to a virtual law firm, check out our resource page on remote law firms.
3/26/202035 minutes, 46 seconds
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#268: Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster, with Cameron Herold

Speaker and author of Double Double and Meetings Suck Cameron Herold explains how the stages experienced in the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship translate to different action steps.  For more information about taking care of yourself and how your background can influence your work, read our resource page on mental health.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to GNGF, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode! 
3/19/202047 minutes
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#267: From Litigator to Firm Leader, A Strategy Call with Amber James 

Lawyerist Lab member Amber James discusses shifting from a client-focused to a team leader-focused role in her own firm and the mindset and strategy required to make that transition with Stephanie Everett.  For more information about stepping into a leadership role in your firm, read our resource page on people management.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Rankings.io, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
3/12/202030 minutes, 1 second
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#266: 5 Financial Key Performance Indicators for Your Firm, with Stephanie Everett

Discover the five financial numbers you need to know to run your law firm, to scale successfully, and to forecast your future, with Stephanie Everett.  For more information about financial KPIs, read our resource page on law firm finances.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to LexReception, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode!
3/5/202038 minutes, 47 seconds
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#265: Pivoting & Resilient Leadership, with Adam Markel

Author and speaker Adam Markel talks about pivoting your life and career and what it means to be a resilient leader of your firm.  For more information about leadership, read our resource page on managing people in your firm.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Rankings.io, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
2/27/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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#264: Focusing on Your Ideal Clients, a Strategy Call with Tyler Inkster

Lawyerist Lab member Tyler Inkster discusses targeting the right clients, leveraging the most powerful referral sources, niching down, and the value of content marketing with Stephanie Everett.  For more information about marketing strategy, read our resource page on legal marketing.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Smith.ai, TextExpander, Rankings.io, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
2/20/202041 minutes, 10 seconds
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#263: Fixing Law Schools, with Benjamin Barton

Law professor Benjamin Barton discusses how the Great Recession impacted law school admission, performance, and curriculum, and what this means for the future of law schools.  If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Ruby, Rankings.io, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander, sponsoring this episode!
2/13/202054 minutes, 56 seconds
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#262: How to Hire & Delegate to Independent Contractors, with Laura Briggs

Our newest Lawyerist team member, Laura Briggs, explains what to know before you outsource, what to look for in a freelancer, and how to hire and work with independent contractors. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Smith.ai, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and Rankings.io, for sponsoring this episode!
2/6/202039 minutes, 51 seconds
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#261: Hire Rock Stars with Killer Job Postings, with Maryellen Stockton

Remote working expert Maryellen Stockton explains how to write a job posting that attracts the best talent, and job descriptions that set employees up for success. Mentioned in this episode: Textio If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Lawyaw, TextExpander, Rankings.io, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
1/30/202047 minutes, 46 seconds
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#260: Succession Planning for Anvils, Retirement & More, with Jonathan Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkins explains how to transition out of your practice, whether you are squashed by an anvil out of the blue or planning to cash out and retire. Plus, common mistakes lawyers make when planning their exit (besides not planning in the first place). If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Rankings.io, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
1/23/202035 minutes, 32 seconds
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#259: Controlling Alcohol, with Annie Grace

Annie Grace has helped over a hundred thousand people answer a simple question: “Would my life be better if I were drinking less?” (If you’re asking yourself that question, it probably would be.) She explains how to think about your relationship with alcohol and why moderation is harder than just drinking or not drinking. Plus, good manners for drinkers in the company of non-drinkers! Try The Alcohol Experiment yourself. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Smith.ai, Back Office Betties, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!
1/16/202050 minutes, 53 seconds
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#258: JDs and ADHD, with Marshall Lichty

In learning about his own ADHD, Marshall Lichty realized that he’s not alone. Many lawyers struggle with untreated ADHD, but it can also be harnessed like a super power. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Smith.ai, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode!
1/9/202049 minutes, 1 second
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#257: Eavesdropping on a Strategy Call with Jennifer Longtin

Lawyerist Lab member Jennifer Longtin let us record a portion of a recent coaching call with Stephanie Everrett, so this week you get to eavesdrop on that conversation and learn the strategy they developed to help Jennifer take charge of her firm finances! If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to GNGF, TextExpander, Rankings.io, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!
1/2/202031 minutes, 42 seconds
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#256: Culture Index, with Nathan Hightower

Nathan Hightower explains Culture Index, a scientific approach to the “right people, right seats” concept, and why too much distance between your core traits and the behaviors required to do your job well might be hurting you and your law firm. To get an idea of what a Culture Index graph might look like so you can picture it as Nathan refers to it, here is Sam’s: If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Earth Class Mail, SaneBox, Alert Communications, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode!
12/26/201944 minutes, 15 seconds
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#255: Why You Should Charge Less After Lunch, with Dan Pink

Dan Pink suggests that your legal work probably isn’t as valuable in the afternoons—the “trough” of your day. (For similar reasons, he avoids afternoon doctor appointments and thinks you should, too.) In this episode Dan discusses the science of timing and productivity, the subject of his latest book, When, and also compensation and motivation, the subject of Drive. Also, Dan says science doesn’t think much of the billable hour: The billable hour is one of the most autonomy-thwarting, controlling, self-direction inhibiting mechanisms that one has. It puts the focus on the clock rather than on the work. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Mentioned in this episode:   Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing   Thanks to PwC Insights Officer, ROSS Intelligence, SaneBox, and Alert Communications for sponsoring this episode!
12/19/201942 minutes, 9 seconds
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#254: Setting Goals for Next Year, with Stephanie Everett

While we’re not big fans of easily broken resolutions, the end of the year is a great time to reflect on the past year for yourself and your business and set goals for next year. Stephanie Everett explains how she helps Lawyerist Lab members set personal and business goals and follow through to meet them. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Mentioned in this episode: The Small Firm Scorecard Thanks to Smith AI, Alert Communications, ROSS Intelligence, and SaneBox for sponsoring this episode!
12/12/201941 minutes, 20 seconds
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#253: Meditation & Productivity for Entrepreneurs, with Doug Brackman (Replay)

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on September 6, 2017. According to Dr. Doug Brackmann, traditional meditation may not work for innovators, entrepreneurs, and other highly “Driven” individuals who may possess characteristics commonly associated ADHD or OCD. Instead he proposes an alternative meditation style and productivity tools better suited to the Driven brain. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to the Law Firm Growth Summit, ROSS Intelligence, Sanebox, and Alert Communications for sponsoring this episode! Show notes: To find out if you are Driven, take the assessment at HighlyDriven.Life. If you want to learn more, pick up Doug’s book, Driven: Understanding and Harnessing the Genetic Gifts Shared by Entrepreneurs, Navy SEALs, Pro Athletes, and Maybe YOU.
12/5/201950 minutes, 13 seconds
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#252: The Science of Charisma & Awkwardness, with Vanessa Van Edwards

According to Vanessa Van Edwards, charisma is charisma is “a compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.” In this episode she explains what factors into charisma—and awkwardness—and how everyone can learn to be more charismatic. Thanks to PwC Insights Officer, Alert Communications, Sanebox, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode! Watch Vanessa’s presentation at TEDxLondon in 2017, “You are contagious.” Take the Charisma Quiz and find out where you fall on the charisma scale.
11/27/201929 minutes, 6 seconds
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#251: Trauma, Stress, & Keeping Your Sh*t Together, with Sherry Walling

Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things, but trauma can get in the way. In this episode she explains what trauma is and where it comes from, how to find out if you have trauma, and how it can be linked to other mental health issues, like depression and anxiety. Thanks to PwC Insights Officer, Alert Communications, Sanebox, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode! Sherry’s book is The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run You. To learn more about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research, visit the CDC resource portal.
11/21/201954 minutes, 38 seconds
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#250: Making a Remote Workplace Work, with Maryellen Stockton

Maryellen Stockton helps companies figure out how to build healthy, productive remote or hybrid workplaces. In this episode she explains the different kinds of remote workplace arrangements, discusses some of the biggest challenges, and how to hire and manage effectively. Plus, she shares some of her favorite software tools for collaborating remotely.
11/14/201946 minutes, 18 seconds
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#249: The Alter Ego Effect, with Todd Herman

Todd Herman’s book, The Alter Ego Effect, offers a tool for getting more out of “the six inches between your ears,” as he likes to say. In this episode he explains what the alter ego effect is, and how to use an alter ego to overcome your biggest challenges.
11/7/201953 minutes, 42 seconds
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#248: Hiring on Values & Unscheduled Phone Calls, with Ben Hudson

Ben Hudson made a hire for his small firm that really didn’t work out. So he went back to the drawing board on his hiring process. He took the time to outline his core values and build a thoughtful, slow-moving hiring process around them to make sure his replacement was the right person. Ben doesn’t take unscheduled calls, either, because it’s better for him and his clients.
10/31/201941 minutes
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#247: Work-Life Balance and Raising Entrepreneurial Kids, with Jim and Jamie Sheils

In this episode with Jim and Jamie Sheils, we talk about work-life balance and what it’s like raising entrepreneurial kids.
10/24/201946 minutes, 49 seconds
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#246: Small Firm Profile, with Justie Nicol

In this episode with Justie Nicol, we talk about her transition from a solo to small firm, KPI’s, and her Harry Potter-style House Cup system.
10/17/201936 minutes, 8 seconds
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#245: The One Thing, with Geoff Woods

In this episode with Geoff Woods, we talk about what the ONE thing means, why we shouldn’t focus on more than one thing, how to pick a “thing”, and how to overcome the challenges along the way.
10/10/201943 minutes, 50 seconds
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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.
10/3/201947 minutes, 50 seconds
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#243: Audience, Attention, and SEO, with Rand Fishkin

In this episode with Rand Fishkin, we talk about Moz, Rand’s book, Lost and Founder, and SparkToro. We go back to the basics about SEO on this podcast, and also discuss how most law firms are bootstrapped and how firms should think about structure services in the age of Uber and Amazon. Lastly, we dive into the difference between having an audience versus retaining attention.
9/26/201943 minutes, 26 seconds
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#242: Brave, Not Perfect, with Reshma Saujani

In this episode with Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and author of Brave, Not Perfect, we talk about the importance of reframing the messages society delivers to girls and women.
9/19/201935 minutes, 38 seconds
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#241: The Small Firm Roadmap, with Stephanie Everett

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about our new book, The Small Firm Roadmap and why we wrote it. This podcast outlines major points from the book including why law practice is broken and how we can create successful, future-oriented small and solo law firms.
9/12/201939 minutes, 55 seconds
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#240: Law in Context, with Larry Lessig

In this episode with Larry Lessig, we talk about law and context. Larry shares with us the two phases of his work: intellectual property and its impact on culture, and then his focus on political reform with Change Congress, Mayday PAC, Rootstrikers and his presidential campaign. We dive into Larry’s book, Fidelity and Constraint, and how it can help lawyers think about how the Supreme Court decides cases. Lastly, we ask Larry about his fairy novel style of doing slideshow presentations.
9/5/201946 minutes, 8 seconds
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#239: Radical Candor, Lawyers & Clients, with Jason Rosoff

On this week's Lawyerist podcast, Sam Glover talks with Jason Rosoff about how to become a better leader and manager by using radical candor. Jason shares how to care personally and challenge directly to break the barrier between employees, clients, and customers to create real, human relationships and a thriving workplace environment.
8/29/201937 minutes, 7 seconds
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#238: What You Should’ve Learned in Law School, , with Neil Tyra

In this episode with Neil Tyra, we talk about the difference between being an entrepreneur and being a lawyer, all the things they didn’t teach you in law school, and some of the mistakes Neil made along the way in his own practice that helped him grow. We also talk about real estate planning, the future prospects of that practice area, and Neil’s own podcast, The Law Entrepreneur podcast.
8/22/201940 minutes, 9 seconds
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#237: Scaling While Solo, with Erin Gerstenzang

In this episode with criminal defense lawyer Erin Gerstenzang, we talk about how her firm has evolved since the last time she was on the podcast two years ago. Erin fills us in on her vision, what success looks like for scaling, and what is working versus what is not.
8/15/201949 minutes, 53 seconds
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#236: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, with Haben Girma

In this episode with Haben Girma, we talk about her new book The Deaflind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law. We also talk about the state of accessibility and what barriers we still need to remove, the theme of “exclusion” in Haben’s book, and how to change the ableist mindset.
8/8/201935 minutes, 44 seconds
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#235: Storytelling, with Matthew Dicks

In this episode with Matthew Dicks, we talk about storytelling, and why it’s an important skill to learn in business. Matthew shares tips for better storytelling, how to approach storytelling as a lawyer, and how it can help lawyers teach witnesses how to tell better stories on the stand.
8/1/201942 minutes, 38 seconds
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#234: 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. 
7/25/201932 minutes, 33 seconds
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#233: Giving Gifts to Build Your Business, with John Ruhlin

In this episode with John Ruhlin, we talk about the overall theory of gift giving, including when to give and how much, the ethics of giving, what makes a good gift for your clients, and lastly, what makes a shitty gift.
7/18/201949 minutes, 40 seconds
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#232: Training the Lawyers of the Future at Emory Law, with Nicole Morris

In this episode with Nicole Morris, we talk about the Ti:GER program, what it is, how it works, and how it helps law students after graduation. Nicole shares the vision that the Ti:GER program is designed to help prepare students for and the unique skills the program gives law students that other lawyers might not have.
7/11/201945 minutes, 28 seconds
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#231: Creating Micro-Experiences for Your Clients, with Stephanie Everett

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about a few ways you can create micro-experiences for your clients. We cover retainers, graphics and video, and drafting briefs all as ways you can offer your unique value proposition and personal touch to win with your clients.
7/3/201934 minutes, 45 seconds
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#230: Podcasting as a Marketing Tactic, with Megan Zavieh

In this episode with Megan Zavieh, we check in on The Playbook as well talk about her content marketing strategies, including her own podcast is going. Megan shares advice for lawyers thinking about starting podcasts, and a few tips about what has worked in her marketing plan and what hasn’t.
6/26/201933 minutes, 25 seconds
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#229: Small Firm Profile: Daily General Counsel, with Jan Glassmann

In this episode with Jan Glassman, we talk about her law firm business model, her flexible service options, and what challenges she has faced growing a law firm focused on social impact and innovation.
6/19/201945 minutes, 56 seconds
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#228: The Real Access-to-Justice Problem and How We Might Solve It, with Rebecca Sandefur

In this episode with Rebecca Sandefur, we talk about why people rarely turn to lawyers or courts for assistance with their problems, how to properly educate civilians on obtaining legal help, and what role small and solo firm lawyers play in the solution.
6/12/201948 minutes, 20 seconds
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#227: The State of Legal Blogging & Podcasting, with Bob Ambrogi

In this episode with Bob Ambrogi, we talk about the state of legal blogging and podcasting in 2019 and whether or not blogging and podcasting can still be influential. Bob also shares advice for new legal bloggers and podcasters.
6/5/201950 minutes, 57 seconds
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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.
5/29/201951 minutes, 39 seconds
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#225: Chesterton’s Fence and Using Humility to Solve Legal Problems, with David Colarusso

In this episode with David Colarusso, we talk about Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, what it is and what it hopes to achieve, as well as a concept known as “Chesterton’s fence” and how you can better use risk assessment tools in your firm.
5/21/201948 minutes, 31 seconds
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#224: Calling Bullshit on Compromise, with Chris Voss

In this episode with Chris Voss, we talk about compromise and deadlines, listening and empathy as a martial art, and a few tips and tricks on negation from Chris’s book, Never Split the Difference.
5/15/201954 minutes, 29 seconds
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#223: Legal Tech Debrief: Avvo, with Mark Britton

In this episode with Mark Britton, we talk about how he started Avvo, his vision for the company, and how it changed over the years. Mark also shares his thoughts on rating lawyers and how he would advise the next startup hoping to rate lawyers.
5/8/201950 minutes, 14 seconds
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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.
5/1/201935 minutes, 23 seconds
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#221: The State of the Legal Profession, with ABA President Robert M. Carlson

In this episode with ABA president Robert Carlson, we talk about what it means to lead a large and multifaceted legal organization in a time of technology change and innovation. We also cover the ABA’s new membership dues structure, what it hopes to achieve, and what a much-diminished ABA membership would mean for the practice of law. Lastly, we talk to Bob about some hot-button ethics issues like non-lawyer ownership and advertising regulations. You’ll also get a glimpse of Robert’s plans after his term as ABA president is over.
4/24/201934 minutes, 52 seconds
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#220: Should You Start Your Law Firm as a B Corp?, with Kimberly Pray and Kate Kilberg

In this episode with Kim and Kate, we talk about B Corporations, including what they are, what problem Kim and Kate were trying to solve that they couldn’t with a regular corporation, and what they now know about B Corps that they wish they had known when they first started their law firm.
4/17/201934 minutes, 25 seconds
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#219: How the Design Process Works in Practice, with Zach Pousman

In this episode with Zach Pousman, we talk about the design process and how it relates to law practice in-depth. Zach walks us through Helpfully’s innovation process step-by-step, including how to pinpoint a client or customer’s needs and how to test whether or not your solution meets that need.
4/10/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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#218: Data-Driven Law Practice, with Ed Walters

In this episode with Ed Walters, we talk about his book "Data Driven Law", and why law firms should care more about data. We also talk with Ed about some of the bad or pointless uses of data, and how to use your data efficiently.
4/3/201946 minutes, 5 seconds
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#217: Succeeding by Scaling Up, with Rachel Rodgers

In this episode with Rachel Rodgers, we talk about how she started an alternative law practice, what it means to build a business focused on serving women and women of color, and why she transitioned into full-time coaching. In line with her own podcast Million Dollar Badass, Rachel also shares advice on how to scale a $100,000 business to a $1 million business.
3/27/201954 minutes, 19 seconds
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#216: Free Law Project & the PACER Litigation, with Mike Lissner

In this episode with Mike Lissner, we talk about the pending PACER lawsuit, monopolies in law, and what the Free Law Project is. We also talk with Mike about why open access to law matters to innovation and access to justice as well as a few ways that courts can help.
3/20/201936 minutes, 58 seconds
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#215: Online Accessibility & Law-Firm Websites, with Lainey Feingold

In this episode with Lainey Feingold, we talk about online accessibility requirements and what lawyers should know about them. We also talk with Lainey about structured negotiation as an alternative to litigation, and how to get companies to actually talk to you in business law.
3/13/201952 minutes, 15 seconds
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#214: How Law Schools Can Teach Innovation, with Alice Armitage

In this episode with Alice Armitage, we talk about what today’s landscape looks like when law schools teach technology and innovation, and what role they have in solving the access to justice gap. Alice shares a vision of what “practice-ready” and “think like a lawyer” mean today, and what they could mean in the future.
3/6/201940 minutes, 1 second
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#213: The ROI of Gratitude, with John Israel

In this episode with John Israel, we talk about how investing time in showing gratitude to people can wield a long term return in both personal and business relationships. John breaks down what the “Mr. Thank You Project” is, and shares why acknowledging the people around you is so important.
2/27/201939 minutes, 59 seconds
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#212: Tweeting Judges & Access to Justice, with Judge Stephen Dillard

In this episode with Stephen Dillard, we talk about the how, traditionally, judges have mostly been inaccessible to the public and how quite a few judges are now going against the grain and taking residence on Twitter. We also talk about Judge Dillard's thoughts about the role of courts in closing the access to justice gap, and what courts are doing to be more proactive.
2/20/201950 minutes, 13 seconds
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#211: The Innovative Lawyer Mindset, with Cat Moon

In this episode with Cat Moon, we talk about how to achieve basic design competence, some lessons Cat has learned about innovation and design, and what role law schools can or should have in solving problems like access to justice.
2/13/201943 minutes, 4 seconds
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#210: Rules for Communication in a Remote Workplace, with Ben Balter

In this episode with Ben Balter, we talk about what GitHub is, why GitHub isn’t for lawyers, and some rules for communication and knowledge management that we can all take away from GitHub’s model. During the show, we mentioned Greg Siskind's website. Check it out here. Be sure to read the inspiration for this podcast on rules for communication at GitHub here.
2/6/201950 minutes, 30 seconds
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#209: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox

In this week's episode, we talk with Ashley Cox about what you need to do to prepare to hire, how to find the best applicants for your firm, and how to set up a new employee or independent contractor for success. Be sure to download this complementary worksheet on how to uncover your company's core values.
1/30/201955 minutes, 26 seconds
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#208: Hard Questions for Small-Firm Lawyers, with Stephanie Everett

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about some of the questions small firm lawyers should ask themselves. When you are struggling with your law firm—struggling with money, struggling with time, struggling to focus—it’s helpful to take a step back and ask yourself some hard questions. This episode covers a few of those hard questions, and answers about how you can get back on track.
1/23/201941 minutes, 27 seconds
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#207: Better Risk Assessment for Litigators, with Natalie Worsfold

In this episode with Natalie Worsfold, we talk about her law firm’s approach to law practice, and why more firms aren't following suit. We start by asking Natalie what problem Counter Tax was trying to solve, then explore how they solved it, what their solution does now, and the plans they have to evolve and grow their solution.
1/16/201955 minutes, 44 seconds
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#206: Helping Clients Afford to Hire You, with Jennifer Longtin

In this episode with Jennifer Longtin, we talk about her criminal defense practice, including her business model and client portfolio, why implementing low cost options for clients doesn’t mean you will be less profitable, and how to have reasonable conversations about money with clients.
1/9/201939 minutes, 22 seconds
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#205: Entrepreneurial Poverty & Why Average Law Firms Lose, with Mike Michalowicz

In this episode with Mike Michalowicz, we talk about some of the main concepts from a few of his books, including the idea of “entrepreneurial poverty” and why most average companies lose.
1/2/201941 minutes, 8 seconds
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#204: How to Keep Your Shit Together as a Law-Firm Leader, with Sherry Walling

In this episode with Sherry Walling, we talk about the typical sources of stress and unhappiness for an entrepreneur, and how to be objective about these levels. We also redefine work-life balance and talk about whether or not happiness should be an end goal.
12/26/201837 minutes, 23 seconds
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#203: Ethical Legal Innovation, with Will Hornsby

In this episode with Will Hornsby, we talk about whether or not ethics rules are standing in the way of innovation.
12/19/201848 minutes, 19 seconds
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#202: 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.
12/12/201834 minutes, 23 seconds
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#201: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm, with Greg Crabtree

In this episode with Greg Crabtree, we talk about the four keys to profitable law firm. This includes how to figure out what a small-firm owner or partner’s salary should be, how to increase productivity in a service business, when to take distributions, and how to think about tax breaks.
12/5/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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#200: The State of Small Law, with George Psiharis

In our 200th episode with George Psiharis, we talk about the state of small law, as well as Clio's 2018 Legal Industry Trends Report. Check out our special post here in honor of our 200th podcast episode.
11/28/201851 minutes, 51 seconds
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#199: Year-End Law Firm Finances, with Mary Juetten

In this episode, we talk with Mary Juetten about what it means to be data-driven, how to collect data efficiently, and what to do with it once you've got it.
11/21/201839 minutes, 28 seconds
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#198: People-First Culture & Owning the Dinner Table, with Michel Falcon

In this episode with Michel Falcon, we talk about what a people-first culture looks like, including how to recognize why customers do business with you and how to resolve customer complaints. We talk about how to “own the dinner table” through micro customer experiences, and genuine customer appreciation.
11/14/201842 minutes, 6 seconds
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#197: How Happy Employees Lead to Happy Clients, with Tracey Ivanyshyn

In this episode with Tracey Ivanyshyn, we talk about what makes employees happy, and how happy employees lead to happier clients.
11/7/201848 minutes, 33 seconds
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#196: Small-Firm Profile, with Erik Pelton

In this episode with Erik Pelton, we talk about his trademark law practice, including some in-depth conversations about his client onboarding and marketing systems and his communication philosophy.
10/31/201834 minutes, 34 seconds
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#195: Strategic Legal Writing, with Rick Horowitz

In this episode with Rick Horowitz, we talk about why lawyers are better at knowing the law than communicating the law. Rick shares a few tips and structural ideas for how to become better at legal writing and how to be strategic while doing so.
10/24/201852 minutes, 44 seconds
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#194: How Technology Makes New Career Options Available to Women Lawyers, with Lee Holcomb

In this episode with Lee Holcomb, we talk about her career path, her new book Lawyer Lifestyle, and how, with technology, women lawyers can find a voice and position in a challenging and constantly changing legal market.
10/17/201841 minutes, 47 seconds
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#193: Bringing the Four Seasons Experience to Law Practice, with John Strohmeyer

In this episode, we talk with John Strohmeyer about his time working at The Four Seasons Hotel, and how he is using his experience working there to shape the culture and model of his law firm.
10/10/201835 minutes, 37 seconds
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#192: Thinking in Bets, with Annie Duke

In this episode with Annie Duke, we talk about the cognitive science behind decision making, how poker is similar to the decision-making process in business, and some of the decision-making traps we fall into.
10/3/201853 minutes, 22 seconds
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#191: Shannon Montgomery

In this episode with powerlifting badass Shannon Montgomery, we talk about the differences between building a business around a brand versus building a brand around your business. We also talk about social media influencing and how to create a niche doing something you love.
9/26/201844 minutes, 4 seconds
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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.
9/19/20181 hour, 57 seconds
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#189: Blockchain 101 for Lawyers, with Nathana Sharma

In this episode with Nathana Sharma, we talk about what blockchain is, what it does, why it is so interesting, and what it has to do with the legal industry.
9/12/201834 minutes, 55 seconds
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#188: The Key to Better Family Relationships, with Jim Sheils

In this episode, we talk with Jim Sheils about why family sometimes falls to the wayside as a working professional, and how to balance success at work with success at home. We also talk about a few ideas you can implement in your family and work life to help keep balance between the two. Jim Sheils is dedicated to fixing the epidemic of entrepreneurs/busy working professionals with broken homes, by teaching parents how to reconnect with their spouse and children, and hold that connection forever.
9/5/201844 minutes, 43 seconds
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#187: Why You Need a Mastermind, with Stephanie Everett

In this week’s episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about what a mastermind group is and some of the benefits of both joining and creating one. We talk about how to implement a mastermind in your business and how to decide who should be in it.
8/29/201840 minutes, 39 seconds
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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.
8/22/201848 minutes, 18 seconds
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#185: Acting Like a Law Firm Owner, with Jordan Furlong

In this week's episode, Sam talks with Jordan Furlong about the difference between owning a law firm and working for one, and why that may be the single biggest explanation for why some law firms can't seem to get out of their own way.
8/15/201846 minutes, 11 seconds
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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.
8/8/201839 minutes, 37 seconds
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#183: Rethinking Substance Abuse & Addiction, with Jeff Glover

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Jeff Glover joins us to talk about substance abuse and addiction—what it is and what treatment looks like. Sam and Jeff move away from the typical black-and-white/AA perspective and talk through some of the sensitivities and stigmas around the subject. They also talk about how lawyers—and anyone else—struggling with abuse and addiction can identify whether they have a problem and get the help they need.
8/1/201853 minutes, 3 seconds
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#182: The State of the Legal Profession, with Hilarie Bass

In this episode with Hilarie Bass, we talk about some of issues facing the legal industry in 2018 and how the ABA is responding those issues. We also discuss the ABA’s recent restructuring plan and what the organization could look like in ten years time.
7/25/201834 minutes, 16 seconds
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#181: Legal Bots for Your Law Practice, with Tom Martin

In this episode with Tom Martin, we talk about the chatbot fad, and how we are starting to see chatbots being implemented, and not just as gimmicks. Tom helps us understand when you should use a simple form over a chatbot, and how to make room for users to tell their story with these tools.
7/18/201833 minutes, 24 seconds
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#180: Onboarding New Employees, with Ashley Cox

In this episode with Ashley Cox, we talk about what onboarding new employees means, why it matters, and what it looks like in a business. If you're interested in hearing more about onboarding and hiring, check out this episode with Ashley from earlier this year: "Podcast #158: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox."
7/11/201848 minutes, 37 seconds
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#179: From Child Actor to Entertainment Lawyer, with Jeff Cohen

In this episode, we sat down with Jeff Cohen—most popularly known for his role as Chunk in “The Goonies” (1985)—and talked about some of the successes, road bumps, and stories (like the time he slept in his law office for a whole year!) from his journey as a child actor to owning a successful entertainment law practice.
7/4/201836 minutes, 53 seconds
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#178: What Millennials Want from Your Law Firm, with Nicole Abboud (Replay)

In this week’s episode, we talk with attorney branding specialist Nicole Abboud about the benefits of tailoring your firm to meet the demands of a growing millennial clientele.
6/27/201843 minutes, 43 seconds
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#177: Billing Flat Fees for Unpredictable Cases, with Gabriel Cheong

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Gabriel Cheong talks about billing flat fees in unpredictable cases, like contested divorces. Often seeming impossible to implement in a family law firm, Gabriel shares a few tips on how he makes this client service model function in his firm.
6/20/201838 minutes, 5 seconds
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#176: How to Rehearse for Your Next Oral Argument, with Michael Port

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Michael Port shares seven steps for mapping out your next oral argument. We talk about how to plan your content, when to make meaningful transitions, and how to make the most out of rewriting and rehearsing. Michael Port is a bestselling author of six books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, and co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking.
6/13/201851 minutes, 10 seconds
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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.
6/6/201841 minutes, 52 seconds
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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.
5/30/201846 minutes, 12 seconds
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#173: Using Trello in a Law Practice, Jordan Couch

In this episode with Jordan Couch, we talk about how he uses Trello in his law firm. Jordan walks us through what his workflow used to look like without Trello, what it looks like now, and how he balances his workflow using Trello and a host of other tools, like Clio.
5/23/201840 minutes, 55 seconds
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#172: Law Firm Profile: MyVirtual.Lawyer, with Brooke Moore

In this episode, Brooke Moore gives us a snapshot of her client-centric, virtual law firm. Brooke discusses how she uses automation, the approach she uses to make improvements, and how she measures success with her business model. We also mention a previous podcast episode with Josie Beets, which you listen to here.
5/16/201840 minutes, 8 seconds
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#171: A Law Firm Website Audit Checklist, with Karin Conroy

In this episode with Karin Conroy, we talk about the key factors in making your website both functional and effective. From SEO, design, and content tips—this podcast covers everything you need to conduct your very own website audit. We also talk about various website and SEO tools, including Moz.com for SEO tracking, gtmetrix.com to monitor and improve your website's page speed, a WordPress Security Plugin called iThemes Security, a responsiveness checker called the Mobile-Friendly Test by Google, webaim.org to check your website's accessibilty, a Hubspot resource page to learn more about Inbound Marketing, Lawyerist's Best Websites page to check out the law firm websites we think are doing it right, and lastly—our Website Design Guide to help kickstart your audit.
5/9/201842 minutes, 45 seconds
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#170: What's Stopping Lawyers From Addressing Challenges, with Natalie Kelly

In this episode with Natalie Kelly, we discuss some of the roadblocks that are stopping lawyers from addressing challenges in their firms. We also talk about some of the technology solutions that exist, and why some lawyers are hesitant to use those technologies.
5/2/201845 minutes, 19 seconds
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#169: A Recipe for Affordable Legal Services, with Patrick Palace

In this episode, we're joined by Patrick Palace to talk about how we—as a profession—can help make legal services affordable to all consumers.
4/25/201859 minutes, 5 seconds
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#168: A New Direction for Lawyerist, with Stephanie Everett

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, our Community Director, we talk about the big picture of what we [Lawyerist] are trying to do, how the various pieces like the Scorecard, Insider, and Lab fit in, and what the one-year road map looks like for Lab members.
4/18/201822 minutes, 33 seconds
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#167: 4 Law Firm Improvements, with Lori Gonzalez

In this episode, we talk with Lori Gonzalez about how to improve your law firm with the simplest of legal technology tools. We cover Lori's approach to using documentation processes, mailing resources, password managers, and different communication channels to boost productivity and efficiency.
4/11/201833 minutes, 50 seconds
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#166: Conspiracy and Resilience, with Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday joins us this week to talk about the big takeaways for lawyers from the Gawker-Hulk Hogan lawsuit and how lawyers can learn resilience from modern stoicism.
4/4/201841 minutes, 5 seconds
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#165: Designing New Criminal Defense Options, with Jennifer Gerstenzang

This week Jennifer Gerstenzang joins us to talk about her innovative legal coaching and family advocacy services. Surrounded by stellar ​criminal defense ​attorneys as a child, ​Jennifer ha​s​ always respected and understood the value of personal freedom and the Constitution's protections​. After her time at the San Diego Public Defender's Office, where she worked with people struggling to navigate the criminal justice system, she opened her own boutique criminal defense firm, Gerstenzang Law, in Encinitas, CA.
3/28/201843 minutes, 52 seconds
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#164: Ethically Problematic Marketing Strategies, with Megan Zavieh

This week, Megan Zavieh joins us to discuss the byzantine advertising rules imposed on lawyers. Plus, we also talk about her new chatbot and podcast, Lawyers Gone Ethical. Megan is a lawyer for lawyers—she represents California attorneys facing ethics investigations and prosecutions. She also writes, speaks, and now hosts a podcast on legal ethics issues, as well as advises lawyers who want to incorporate into their practice new methods of delivering legal services.
3/21/201840 minutes, 45 seconds
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#163: Sustainable Subscription Fees for Business Clients, with Kim Bennett

This week, we discuss subscription fees with Kim Bennett, including her process for designing her fee options and responding to clients’ needs. Kimberly is an avid traveler, lover of technology, legal industry disruptor and an attorney who runs K Bennett Law LLC, a boutique virtual general counsel law practice offering on-demand and subscription operations and legal services.
3/14/201830 minutes, 49 seconds
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#162: Designing Your Clients’ Experience, with Joey Coleman

In this episode with Joey Coleman, we talk about what client experience really is and why it’s important—especially during the first 100 days. Joey Coleman helps companies keep their customers. An award-winning speaker, he shares his First 100 Days® methodology for improving customer experience/retention with organizations around the world (e.g., Whirlpool, NASA, and Zappos). His book Never Lose a Customer Again shows how to turn any sale into a lifelong customer.
3/7/201853 minutes, 5 seconds
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#161: Building an Automated Law Practice, with Conor Malloy

In this episode with Conor Malloy, we talk about some of the technologies Conor has built into his firm, and how those tools have changed the structure of his law practice. Conor Malloy is a partner at Chi City Legal, a law firm dedicated to serving small and medium sized landlords in Chicago. He merges his knowledge of technology and legal processes in order to reduce friction between his clients and the court system.
2/28/201834 minutes, 35 seconds
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#160: Fostering Culture in Your Law Firm, with Paul Spiegelman

In this episode with Paul Spiegelman, we talk about what culture in your law firm means, why it is important, and how to create culture deliberately and intentionally. Paul Spiegelman is the co-founder of the Small Giants Community, a peer-group of purpose-driven business leaders.
2/21/201838 minutes, 18 seconds
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#159: Augmented Reality in the Courtroom, with Mitch Jackson

In this episode Mitch Jackson joins us to talk about augmented reality, including what it is and how it can be useful in the courtroom. Mitch Jackson is a California personal injury lawyer. He enjoys combining law, social media and technology to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients' companies, causes, and professional relationships.
2/14/201842 minutes, 45 seconds
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#158: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox

In this week's episode, we talk with Ashley Cox about what you need to do to prepare to hire, how to find the best applicants for your firm, and how to set up a new employee or independent contractor for success. Ashley Cox is the founder of SproutHR, where she helps hire, train, and lead happy, productive, and profitable teams. After a decade in the corporate world, she kicked off her heels and burst through layers of red tape to venture out and help small businesses and startups with their HR needs.
2/7/20181 hour, 12 seconds
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#157: Online Dispute Resolution & Public Interest Design, with Shannon Salter

In this episode Shannon Salter breaks down the technology behind British Columbia’s Online Civil Resolution Tribunal including what it is, its successes and failures, and why designing for the public is different than designing for customers. Shannon Salter is the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, Canada’s first online tribunal resolving small claims and condominium disputes. She is also an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics and professional regulation.
1/31/201844 minutes, 41 seconds
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#156: 2 Critical To-Dos for Your 2018 Marketing Checklist, with Gyi Tsakalakis & Kelly Street

In this episode, Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street identify two things lawyers should do in 2018 to make a big improvement in their online presence. Gyi Tsakalakis is the Director at AttorneySync, where he helps lawyers earn meaningful attention online because that’s where clients are looking. Kelly Street is the Marketing Director at AttorneySync. She is passionate about all things marketing and small business but is recently focused on content creation and social media advertising.
1/24/201832 minutes, 14 seconds
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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.
1/17/201835 minutes, 52 seconds
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#154: Why Legal Tech & Design Thinking Can't Solve All of the Legal System's Problems, with Nicole Bradick

In this episode, we have a conversation with Nicole Bradick, our first three-peat guest on the show, about some of the systemic issues in the legal system. Nicole walks us through how she is using technology and the design process to approach those problems, and what needs to happen in order for justice to be accessible for everyone. Nicole is a former lawyer and the founder and CEO of Theory and Principle, a legal technology product development firm. Whether it is improving the delivery of legal services, the justice system, lawyer efficiency, legal education, or access to justice for all, Theory and Principle works with clients who are moved to innovate and build to create a better system.
1/10/201844 minutes, 10 seconds
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#153: Building a Future-Centric Law Firm, with Peter Aprile & Natalie Worsfold

In this episode, we're joined by Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold to talk about the way they think differently about building Counter Tax. Learn how they use a long view, process, and firm culture to make big bets on the future. Peter Aprile is a tax controversy and litigation lawyer and the founder of Counter Tax Lawyers, a Toronto-based firm that develops innovative strategies for resolving tax disputes. Peter is also the co-host of the podcast Building NewLaw, along with fellow (cult member) Counter lawyer Natalie Worsfold. A somewhat unconventional lawyer, Natalie spends her days turning the firm into the well-oiled machine of the future, usually by optimizing and building technology that eliminates inefficiency. She's the co-architect behind many of Counter's process workflows and their comprehensive knowledge-base, lovingly named Hank.
1/3/201833 minutes, 34 seconds
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#152: Divorce with Benefits, with Erin Levine

In this episode Erin Levine explains how her experience as a divorce lawyer led her to build Hello Divorce, a web-based DIY divorce portal that earned Erin a nomination for the ABA's Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access. Erin Levine is a certified family law specialist, and owner of Oakland’s Levine Family Law Group. In 2016 she launched Hello Divorce, a “modern breakup service” that empowers users to manage the complicated divorce process online with easy to follow, step by step guidance and affordable, fixed fee access to top notch lawyers.
12/27/201727 minutes, 52 seconds
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#151: How Westlaw Lost its Copyright, with Alan Sugarman

In this episode we're joined by Alan Sugarman to talk about the landmark case that opened up access to law and ultimately resulted in more options for online legal research today. Alan Sugarman founded HyperLaw in 1991 to publish electronic law treatises linked to case law. HyperLaw successfully challenged Westlaw’s copyright claims to the text and citations of court opinions
12/20/201731 minutes, 49 seconds
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#150: Business Lessons Learned in the Dead Zone on Mt. Everest, with Dean Cardinale

Dean Cardinale is no lawyer, but he knows a thing or two about taking informed risks. In this episode, we talk with a professional "adventurer" about achieving big goals, and how you can apply the same knowledge to leverage your own business aspirations. Dean is an avid mountain climber, outdoors enthusiast, and adventure lover, the founder of World Wide Trekking, and the President and Founder of Human Outreach Project.
12/13/201737 minutes, 47 seconds
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#149: What Millennials Want from Your Law Firm, with Nicole Abboud

In this week’s episode, we talk with attorney branding specialist, Nicole Abboud, about the benefits of tailoring your firm to meet the demands of a growing millennial clientele. Nicole Abboud is the Founder of Abboud Media - a modern video branding and podcasting agency for lawyers. She is a Millennial speaker, former practicing attorney, and producer and host of two podcasts – Leaders Love Company and The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast. The internet is the best thing that happened to Nicole as she has been able to build a strong personal brand and business using digital platforms like social media and her podcast. Now she assists lawyers in doing the same by helping them tell their brand stories and connect with the right clients using videos and podcasts.
12/6/201744 minutes, 52 seconds
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#148: Rebooting the Law, with Ben Barton

In this episode we speak with the co-author of "Rebooting Justice," Ben Barton, about how making legal technology and innovation a priority in law schools can help shape a market that benefits both lawyers and their potential clients. Professor Ben Barton is also the author of "Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession" (Cambridge) and "The Lawyer-Judge Bias in the American Courts" (Cambridge) and a Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee.
11/29/201750 minutes, 34 seconds
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#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. The first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a civil rights lawyer and she advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in its *30 Under 30* list. Haben travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. She is a talented storyteller who helps people frame difference as an asset.
11/22/201730 minutes, 39 seconds
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#146: Practicing Law as an Legal Technician (LLLT) in Washington State, with Laura Genoves

In this episode, we talk with Laura Genoves and her experiences as one of the first Limited Licensed Legal Technicians in Washington State. We also discuss the differences between a legal technician and a practicing attorney, including everything from education costs to how each can practice. Laura is one of Washington State’s newest form of Legal Professionals, a Limited License Legal Technician and has a solo family law practice in Seattle. Laura is excited to be on the cutting edge of providing affordable legal services to those who otherwise might not seek out legal assistance.
11/15/201728 minutes, 38 seconds
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#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. Brad Johnson is VP of Advisor Development at Advisors Excel and mentors a small group of the country’s most elite financial advisors, teaching them to maximize their marketing ROI, streamline their client acquisition process, and run their business like a CEO not a salesperson.
11/8/201739 minutes, 9 seconds
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#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. Nika Kabiri is a sociologist who conducts research and leverages learnings from political science, economics, psychology, and sociology to understand what people go through as they navigate their legal issues.
11/1/201734 minutes, 57 seconds
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#143: The Past, Present, and Future of Unbundled Legal Services, with Forrest Mosten

In this episode, the "Father of Unbundling," Forrest ("Woody") Mosten explains how unbundled services came to law practice, discusses the future of unbundling and its potential for closing the access-to-justice gap, and lays out some best practices for lawyers who want to offer unbundled services. Forrest (“Woody”) Mosten is internationally recognized as the “Father of Unbundling” for his pioneering work in limited scope representation to provide affordable and understandable legal services to the underserved members of our society. He is in solo private practice as a family lawyer and mediator in Los Angeles in which unbundling, collaborative practice, representing clients in mediation, and other non-litigation conflict prevention activities are the foundation of his work with clients.
10/25/201733 minutes, 5 seconds
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#142: How to Energize Your Speaking Engagements, with Pete Vargas

In this episode, Pete Vargas explains how lawyers can use speaking engagements to generate new clients and referrals. Plus, Pete outlines a three-part presentation outline (heart, head, and hands) designed to get the audience to take action. Pete Vargas has been educating speakers for over a decade, helping speakers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and small business owners land speaking engagements and leverage the stage to grow their businesses. Also, we've got a special offer from Westlaw: a free webinar on cybersecurity for small law firms. If you can attend on Wednesday, November 8th, at 12pm Central, email [email protected] to register.
10/18/201748 minutes
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#141: How Lawyers Can (and Should) Use Pinterest for Marketing, with Christina Scalera

In this episode Christina Scalera explains why Pinterest really is a great place for lawyers to build business, and how to approach it. The gist of it is this: people go to Pinterest to find things, which presents an opportunity to get yourself in front of your potential clients. Learn more on the podcast, but you should also download Christina's Pinterest for Lawyers guide. Christina Scalera is the attorney + millennial behind the Contract Shop for creative entrepreneurs, and Ruckus, which explains how she built her IP practice and become an influencer in the creative community.
10/11/201732 minutes, 18 seconds
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#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. Melissa Hall is a general practice, "primary care" attorney who helps clients navigate the legal system by solving legal problems, helping clients solve their legal problems, or helping them find someone who can.
10/4/201732 minutes, 17 seconds
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#139: 14 Low-Cost Ways to Improve Your SEO Profile, with Jeff Skrysak

  In this episode, Jeff Skrysak lists 14 things you can do to improve your SEO profile that don’t cost much money. (They do require a bit of effort, though.) Give each page a good, relevant title (HTML tag). Write good content for each page, and give each a good meta description. If you use Wordpress, install the Yoast SEO plugin. Create a directory structure for your pages that is descriptive and makes sense. Get listed on Google Maps for better local search. Ask your clients to leave a review on your Google listing (need a Google+ account). Match your Google+ account to your website. Create content around topics that are rarely discussed on other websites about your practice area. Create Facebook and LinkedIn pages for your law firm, and update them regularly, including with links back to your website. Write blog posts. Link to other websites. Use photos on every page and post. Do not make your law firm website all about you. Use headings in your pages and posts! Jeff is a former IT professional who practices in estate planning and business law in Oregon. He is both an attorney and legal solutions architect, which means he uses his software engineering skills to automate and improve all aspects of a lawyers's business.
9/27/201736 minutes, 47 seconds
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#138: Starting a Legal Non-Profit, with Animal Legal Defense Fund Founder Joyce Tischler

In this episode Joyce Tischler discusses lessons learned from the founding of 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. As founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in 1979, Joyce Tischler has helped create and shape the emerging field of animal law. Joyce was the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s first executive director for twenty-five years, and now serves as the agency's general counsel.
9/20/201732 minutes, 19 seconds
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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.
9/13/201752 minutes, 22 seconds
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#136: Meditation and Productivity for Innovators and Entrepreneurs, with Doug Brackman

In this episode, Doug Brackmann explains why traditional meditation may not work for innovators, entrepreneurs, and other highly driven individuals. Instead he proposes an alternative meditation style and productivity tools better suited to the "Driven" brain. To find out if you are Driven, take the assessment at HighlyDriven.Life. If you want to learn more, pick up Doug's book, Driven: Understanding and Harnessing the Genetic Gifts Shared by Entrepreneurs, Navy SEALs, Pro Athletes, and Maybe YOU. Dr. Doug Brackmann is a dual Ph.D. in both clinical and organizational psychology. Over the last 30 years he has developed expertise in Driven individuals, roughly 10% of the population. The Driven exhibit a highly competitive and driven nature, are not averse to risk-taking and may struggle with finding balance in their lives.
9/6/201744 minutes, 9 seconds
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#135: How to Shop for Malpractice Insurance, with JoAnn Hathaway

In this episode, Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers author JoAnn Hathaway explains why you need malpractice insurance and how to shop for it. JoAnn L. Hathaway is a practice management advisor for the State Bar of Michigan. She previously worked as a legal liability claims director and risk manager, paralegal, and legal administrator.
8/30/201757 minutes, 26 seconds
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#134: Why It's Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock

On this episode, we discuss the civil right to counsel (sometimes called "civil Gideon") movement with John Pollock. The American Bar Association has endorsed a right to counsel whenever basic needs are threatened, and Pollock leads a national coalition seeking to bring the civil right to counsel to all US jurisdictions. "It's not about winning or losing. It's about not losing everything." John Pollock is a Staff Attorney for the Public Justice Center and the Coordinator of the National Coalition for the Civil Right to Counsel. He works to establish the right to counsel for low-income individuals in civil cases involving basic human needs such as child custody, housing, safety, and public benefits.
8/23/201735 minutes, 4 seconds
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#133: Why Lawyers Need to Learn Design, with Alix Devendra

In this episode, Alix Devendra explains why lawyers need to learn and apply design thinking in their law practices. Design is just a process for creative problem solving, and lawyers building client-centered law practices need design thinking as well as legal thinking to build successful client-service models. Alix Devendra is a co-founder and design strategist at Start Here HQ, a purpose-driven consultancy that helps lawyers harness the tools of modern entrepreneurship to build more scalable and sustainable law practices.
8/16/201743 minutes, 33 seconds
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#132: In-House v. Outside Counsel, with Adam Losey & Elliot Miller

In this episode, in-house lawyer Elliot Miller and outside litigation counsel Adam Losey discuss the different perspectives they have in their respective roles, the realities of traditional v. alternative billing structures, the importance of trust, and more. Adam Losey represents companies and individuals in high-stakes litigation across the country and advises clients on a variety of information security, privacy, electronic discovery, technology contracting, social media, and internet-related matters. Elliot Miller is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Wowza Media Systems, a global leader in streaming video software and services.
8/9/201747 minutes, 15 seconds
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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.
8/2/201740 minutes, 9 seconds
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#130: An Introduction to Local Search Marketing, with Gyi Tsakalakis (Replay)

In this episode, Gyi Tsakalakis explains why local marketing matters online (spoiler alert: “[those] earning more than $150,000 per year were more likely to choose an attorney based on an internet search than via a friend”) and how to do it effectively. Gyi Tsakalakis helps lawyers earn meaningful attention online because that's where clients are looking. On Lawyerist and elsewhere, he writes and speaks about legal marketing and technology.
7/26/201747 minutes, 41 seconds
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#129: The Business of Public Access to Law, with Tim Stanley

In this episode, we discuss the business of public access to law with one of its pioneers, Tim Stanley, and wonder why it's taking so long for courts and legislatures to get on board. Plus, a little karma.
7/19/201732 minutes, 8 seconds
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#128: Checking in on Katie Floyd's Mac-Powered Solo Practice

In this episode we check in with Katie Floyd, co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast, about her experience setting up her solo practice and the tools she uses to run it. Katie Floyd is a Florida estate planning and landlord-tenant lawyer who believes that technology is the great equalizer for the small firm and solo practitioner. She is nationally recognized for helping individuals and small businesses make the most out of their technology and speaks regularly on the use of technology and the practice of law for the American Bar Association and others.
7/12/201748 minutes, 53 seconds
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#127: Rise of the Robot Lawyers, with Joshua Browder

In this episode, we talk to Joshua Browder about how he built his DoNotPay chatbot—which has already helped thousands an is about to grow into 300+ robot lawyers—has made robot lawyers a reality. The BBC has called Joshua Browder's DoNotPay robot lawyer the Robin Hood of the internet. Border himself is one of Forbes' 30 under 30 for 2017.
7/5/201729 minutes, 29 seconds
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#126: Reinventing Your Law Practice, with Megan Zavieh

In this episode, Megan Zavieh explains what it takes to reinvent your law practice when you're feeling stuck, and how TBD Law inspired her and gave her the confidence to reinvent her own practice with a new business model for helping self-represented litigants in ethics cases.
6/28/201740 minutes, 18 seconds
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#125: Public Access to Law Under Threat, with Carl Malamud

In this podcast, we talk to Carl Malamud about public access to law and how it is threatened. We discuss how lawyers benefit from public access to law and how they can help increase it. https://youtu.be/2tOJdGaMvVw Carl Malamud is an American technologist, author, and public domain advocate, known for his foundation Public.Resource.Org.
6/21/201739 minutes, 44 seconds
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#124: The Client-First Future of Law Practice, with Jordan Furlong

In this episode Jordan Furlong explains why law has become a "buyers market" and how lawyers can take advantage of the opportunities presented by that market by becoming client-centered law practices. You can read more in Jordan's book, Law Is a Buyer's Market: Building A Client-First Law Firm, available as a paperback and for Kindle. Jordan Furlong is a leading analyst of the global legal market and forecaster of its future development. He helps law firms and legal organizations understand why the legal services environment is undergoing radical change and how to build sustainable and competitive legal enterprises that can dominate the new market for legal services.
6/14/201752 minutes, 18 seconds
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#123: Why Mentoring Could Be the Key to Your Legal Career, with Marshall Lichty

In this episode, Minnesota lawyer Marshall Lichty explains why mentoring is important, how lawyers can find a mentor, and how experienced lawyers can find a mentee. Marshall Lichty is an advisor to Minnesota entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. He also loves sharing everything he knows about law practice with students and young lawyers to help them meet their people, find their thing, and love their job. Mentioned in this episode is Contactually and Marshall Lichty's Double Loop.
6/7/201758 minutes, 51 seconds
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#122: Dear Landlord, I'll See You in Court, with Daniel Bramzon

In this episode we learn more about Daniel Bramzon's aggressive tenant-advocacy non-profit, BASTA, and learn how it has changed evictions in LA by demanding a jury trial in every case. Also, our Deputy Editor, Lisa Needham makes her podcast debut in the intro while we try to figure out what's behind the wave of new legal research platforms.
5/31/201733 minutes, 59 seconds
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#121: A "Crossover" Real Estate/Realtor Practice, with Wendy Calvert

In this episode Wendy Calvert discusses what it means to have a "crossover" practice as a corporate consultant, real estate lawyer, and realtor. She explains where her clients come from, how she juggles her various roles, and how access to justice can still come into play for middle-class clients. Wendy Calvert is a real estate attorney, business development consultant and realtor in Wisconsin and Illinois.
5/24/201732 minutes, 32 seconds
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#120: Web Apps for Justice, with Brad Clark (Replay)

In this episode, former public defender Brad Clark explains how he started his own firm, powered by a criminal expungement web app that lets him start helping people before they even contact him. He also talked about his access-to-justice efforts, from mobile legal clinics to financial aid for criminal expungements. Brad Clark created Unconvicted to help Kentuckians figure out whether they qualify for an expungement, and Driven Law Group to help those charged with DUIs and traffic offenses learn what options they have. A former public defender, Brad measures his firms success by the number of people he helps, not just by its revenue.
5/17/201739 minutes, 39 seconds
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#119: How Stress is Sabotaging Your Clients, with Nika Kabiri

In this episode we talk to Nika Kabiri about how your clients' stress makes it hard for them to make good decisions, and how you can help them work around it. Nika Kabiri is Director of Strategic Insights at Avvo, where she works alongside law and technology experts to make legal solutions more accessible to the public. A sociologist by training, Nika conducts research as well as leverages learnings from political science, economics, psychology, and sociology to understand what people go through as they navigate their legal issues.