Top podcasts for lawyers

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Nicole Black
BridgeTower Media Newswires

Podcasts have been around for decades now, but it was only recently that lawyers really began to take notice of them. The “Serial” podcast’s fame helped expand the reach of podcasts, both among the general public and lawyers. Since then, podcasts have increased in popularity and many new legal-themed podcasts have emerged.

But with so many law-related podcasts out there, how do you know which ones to listen to? Well, never fear! If you’re interested in legal podcasts, but aren’t sure where to start, then you’re in luck! Here are some great podcasts by and about lawyers that are worth a listen.

First, there’s “Legal Talk Network” (online: https://legaltalk network.com/), a legal podcast network that hosts a ton of great podcasts about an assortment of law-related issues, ranging from running a law firm and legal technology to the latest in legal news.

Next there’s legal technology expert Bob Amborgi’s new podcast, “LawNext” (online: https://lawnext.libsyn.com/). In this podcast series, Bob interviews the innovators and entrepreneurs that are “driving what’s next in law.” Bob’s been part of the legal technology space for decades and always provides interesting insight and predictions, so this podcast is well worth a listen.

If a podcast with a legal marketing slant is up your alley, then there are two to consider subscribing to: “Legal Marketing 2.0” (online: https://good2bsocial.com/category/podcast/) and the “LAWsome podcast” (online: https://lawsome.libsyn. com/). Both address a host of issues related to running and marketing a law firm, and provide lots of great legal marketing advice.

You may already be familiar with one of the longest running legal podcasts: “This Week in Law” (online: https://twit.tv/ shows/this-week-in-law). But if not, you’re in for a treat! In this podcast, attorney and legal technology guru Denise Howell and her podcast colleagues and guests discuss the latest issues in technology law, including patents, copyrights and more.

Another legal tech-focused podcast to consider is “The Geek in Review” (online: https:// anchor.fm/geekinreview/). In this podcast you’ll learn about emerging issues in legal information and knowledge management from Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert.

If one of your goals is to learn how to run your law firm more efficiently and effectively, then the Law Firm Autopilot (online: https://ernietheattorney.net/podcast/) is the podcast for you. In it, attorney and law firm consultant Ernie Svenson covers all aspects of law practice management, from client intake and choosing legal technology for your firm to setting up a streamlined billing process.

In “The Law Entrepreneur” (online: https://thelawentrepreneur.libsyn.com/) podcast, Neil Tyra covers the business end of law. You’ll hear from practicing lawyers and experts and will learn all you need to know about running a successful law firm.

If you’re looking to de-stress, then consider “The Resilient Lawyer” (online: https://resilient lawyer.libsyn.com/) podcast. In each episode, attorney Jeena Cho shares tools and strategies for finding more balance, joy and satisfaction in your professional and personal life.

Another podcast to consider is “The Jabot” (online: https:// itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jabot/id1386838312?mt=2). In this podcast, Above The Law Senior Editor Kathryn Rubino focuses on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other diverse populations face in the legal industry.

If BigLaw is your thing, then you might want to subscribe to “Biglaw Book Of Business” (online: https://itunes.apple.com/ us/podcast/biglaw-book-of-busi ness/id1354269858?mt=2), a podcast that launched earlier this year. In each episode, Above The Law founder David Lat and Robert Kinney, founder and president of Kinney Recruiting, discuss market analysis and notable lateral moves in large law firms.

Finally there’s Rochester’s very own “Real Life Law” (https://itunes.apple.com/ us/podcast/real-life-law/id117338 5690?mt=2&i=1000396891222), a podcast hosted by attorneys Elizabeth Randisi and Meredith Lamb. In each episode they interview a special guest and discuss the ins and outs of practicing law and being a lawyer in Rochester.

So, no matter what your interest, there’s a podcast for you. They’re a great way to keep up to date on the issues that matter to you, so subscribe to a few that pique your interest. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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Nicole Black is a director at MyCase.com, a cloud-based law practice management platform. She is also of counsel to Fiandach & Fiandach in Rochester and is a GigaOM Pro analyst. She is the author of the ABA book “Cloud Computing for Lawyers,” co-authors the ABA book “Social Media for Lawyers: the Next Frontier,” and co-authors “Criminal Law in New York,” a West-Thomson treatise. She speaks regularly at conferences regarding the intersection of law and technology. She can be reached at niki@mycase.com.

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