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15 Oct 2018 Download

Five Podcasts for Solo and Small Law Practitioners

Running a solo law practice or small law firm has its perks and challenges—and for all lawyers, time is sacred. From attracting new clients to knowing the latest technologies and best practices in law firm hiring, a number of resources exist. But who has time to read? Podcasts have grown in popularity due to their ease of consumption and the flexibility they offer to listeners. If you’re looking for tips and tricks to help you run your firm more effectively and efficiently, consider listening to any of the podcasts below.

ABA GPSOLO PODCASTS

The GPSolo Brown Bag Series podcasts offer presentations on timely legal topics and advice on practice management.  The podcasts are recorded as teleconference programs and posted online as a free member benefit. The ABA GPSolo  section also offers a Hot Off the Press podcast series featuring a GPSolo book presented by the author. Topics include “Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm” and “LinkedIn® Marketing Techniques for Law and Professional Practice.”

LAWYERIST®

The Lawyerist Podcast is a show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street of  Lawyerist.com. Each week, Sam and Aaron speak with successful lawyers and interesting people. In a recent episode,  “#188: The Key to Better Family Relationships, with Jim Sheils,” Sheils talks about why family sometimes falls to the  wayside for working professionals, and how to balance success at work with success at home.

THE MODERN LAWYER

Anand Upadhye, VP of business development at Casetext® and former litigator, hosts this regular series in which he interviews legal professionals from myriad corners of the law, from KM professionals and inside counsel to law firm CKOs and other industry leaders. In a recent episode, “Is Small Law the Future?” Upadhye speaks with Carolyn Elefant, a solo attorney and author of the popular blog “MyShingle,” who shares her predictions for how solo practice will change in the next 20 years, including new technologies and business models that are already gaining popularity among solo practitioners.

NEW SOLO

Hosted by legal practice consultant and legal tech advisor Adriana Linares, New Solo covers a diverse range of topics including transitioning from a law firm to a solo practice, rainmaking, law practice management, networking, job searching, technology and more. In a recent episode, “The Solo Essentials,” corporate attorney Taylor Darcy talks about why he chose  to go solo and the technology that has helped make his practice successful.

UN-BILLABLE HOUR

Managing a law practice includes completing tasks that can’t be billed to clients. For solo and small law firm lawyers,  the Un-Billable Hour podcast focuses on topics to increase efficiencies and improve practices around marketing, time management, attracting clients and all the things outside of client responsibilities. In a recent episode, “If I Could only Find Good People: Hiring for a Law Firm,” Molly Hall tells listeners the best ways to find and hire quality employees.