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The Legal Geeks are proud to be attorneys and geeks. We have been recognized by the ABA Journal Web 100 for one of the best legal podcasts in 2017 and nominated for Best Podcast by the Geekie Awards in 2015. Please enjoy our podcasts exploring legal issues Sci Fi, comic books, and pop culture, from Star Wars to Captain America and all things geek. Our podcasts are not legal advice and for entertainment only.
 
Counsel to Counsel is a periodic podcast produced by Stephen Seckler of Seckler Legal Recruiting and Coaching (www.counseltocounsel.com). It addresses important career and marketing issues facing attorneys. The target audience is associates, counsel and partners at law firms of all sizes; but the podcast also addresses issues that are relevant to in-house counsel, law students or any lawyer who is looking for career insights inside or outside of the law. Counsel to Counsel is aimed at indivi ...
 
Media Girlfriends is a podcast that gives you a behind the scenes look at women who work in media. We talk accomplishments, impostor feelings, making money, intersectionality and sometimes even journalism. Nana aba Duncan, a radio host and producer, talks to her girlfriends old and new, who work in and around media of all types. Media Girlfriends is now a network, event series, and scholarship. www.mediagirlfriends.com.
 
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Legal news about President Donald Trump often outrages people, but it shouldn’t. And at the same time, his administration makes outrageous legal statements that many accept as normal, says Kenneth White, a former assistant U.S. attorney known as "Popehat" on Twitter. Now a partner at Brown, White & Osborn in its Los Angeles office, White recently s…
 
Legal news about President Donald Trump often outrages people, but it shouldn’t. And at the same time, his administration makes outrageous legal statements that many accept as normal, says Kenneth White, a former assistant U.S. attorney known as "Popehat" on Twitter. Now a partner at Brown, White & Osborn in its Los Angeles office, White recently s…
 
What happens when a Subway foot-long sandwich is only 11 inches long? There’s a class action lawsuit for that. In recent years, high-profile class action settlements have been criticized for delivering little to no monetary relief to plaintiffs — instead, providing coupons, injunctive relief or “cy pres” relief in which the defendant makes charitab…
 
The separation of church and state is a concept that is often talked about, but there's hardly a national consensus on what that should look like–or whether it should exist at all. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has been shifting towards an "accomodationist" interpretation, say the authors of The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating C…
 
Judge Scott Schlegel’s history of utilizing technology in his Louisiana courtroom to make life easier for attorneys and members of the public has come in very handy during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the public health crisis forced the closure of Jefferson Parish courtrooms earlier this year, Schlegel contacted those he knows in the legal tech worl…
 
Making a career move can be intimidating, and many lawyers who want a change really aren’t sure how to go about it. Jared Correia talks with attorney coach Stephen Seckler about his experience helping lawyers take meaningful steps toward their goals. Stephen explains how coaching can help lawyers at any stage of life identify what they want, overco…
 
Justice Ginsburg's loss is a blow to the profession in almost every dimension. A legendary advocate, a long-tenured Supreme Court justice, and a genuine legal celebrity that provided a familiar touchstone with people mostly closed off from the law and its role in society. Joe chats with former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal about arguing befo…
 
The Virginia Lawyers’ Wellness Initiative is bringing even more resources and educational opportunities to help attorneys prioritize wellbeing. Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway welcome wellness coordinator Margaret Ogden to discuss the history and development of this new initiative and how attorneys can seek assistance, take advant…
 
Not every law student has a clear vision of where they want to end up in their career, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it’s more about seizing the opportunities that present themselves than strictly sticking to a plan. In this ABA Law Student Podcast, host Meghan Steenburgh sits down with attorney Robert Barnett to discuss his inc…
 
Legal news about President Donald Trump often outrages people, but it shouldn’t. And at the same time, his administration makes outrageous legal statements that many accept as normal, says Kenneth White, a former assistant U.S. attorney known as "Popehat" on Twitter. Now a partner at Brown, White & Osborn in its Los Angeles office, White recently s…
 
In this podcast, we discuss many questions about teaching in a hybrid position during the pandemic. Topics include how to utilize paraprofessionals, how to apply accommodations, how to balance students in person and students online, and more. 5 cohosts participated-their Instagram handle is below. A note about the podcast-in each section I name who…
 
ABA President Patricia Refo joins us to explain the ABA’s new initiative to gather lawyer volunteers to help keep our in-person polling locations open during the upcoming election. Sources: American Bar Association article ‘ABA Joins NASS and NASED to Mobilize Lawyers as Poll Workers for Election Day’ American Bar Association video ‘Poll Worker, Es…
 
Data privacy remains a critical priority for businesses today. The introduction and enforcement of regulations to protect consumers’ personal data is a trend that shows no sign of abating. And that reality has become a key challenge as organizations seek to maintain compliance amid ever-shifting privacy mandates. In this episode of the Robert Half …
 
Given the advances in technology over the last few years, the question of whether lawyers should code needs some revision. Today’s movement toward low-code/no-code applications has created new opportunities for those with little to no coding experience, so should lawyers learn to use them? Dennis and Tom unpack this topic with attorneys in mind and…
 
What happens when biometric information is compromised? For too many lawyers, the risks associated with this technology have been flying under the radar, but that needs to change! Digital Detectives hosts John and Sharon welcome Judy Selby to discuss the full spectrum of what lawyers should know about biometric technology. They address its many use…
 
Attorney Tim Agajanian from the law firm Ropers Majeski discusses the selection of cumis counsel attorneys and how their duties impact claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.…
 
Delta Air Line’s “Passport Plum” Lands’ End uniforms designed by Zac Posen debuted with much fanfare only to be mired in litigation once flight attendants started complaining of nausea, skin rashes, headaches, respiratory problems, and fatigue. Florida personal injury attorney Bruce Maxwell tells host Judson Pierce how he got a call from a flight a…
 
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 …
 
The separation of church and state is a concept that is often talked about, but there's hardly a national consensus on what that should look like–or whether it should exist at all. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has been shifting towards an "accomodationist" interpretation, say the authors of The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating C…
 
The separation of church and state is a concept that is often talked about, but there's hardly a national consensus on what that should look like–or whether it should exist at all. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has been shifting towards an "accomodationist" interpretation, say the authors of The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating C…
 
What was a nice trickle has turned into a tsunami. Law firms are falling over themselves to hand out big time bonuses to associates to show the world how they've weathered COVID. And yet some firms are being forced to admit that they aren't able to keep up with the Biglaw Joneses. Speaking of Joneses, we also check in on a Jones Day associate likel…
 
Many lawyers were so busy making fun of the robot lawyer, laughing at the thought of bot making a Perry Mason-like court appearance, that they missed a significant development. Online dispute resolution bypassed the court process and showed that lawyers aren’t always needed to help resolve disputes. The joke was on us, Tom Martin tells host Christo…
 
In this non-political tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 10 women leaders share how the late Supreme Court Justice inspired them in their legal careers. Participants: Trish Refo (ABA President) Marcia Clark (Author, Podcaster, and Criminal Attorney) Michelle Suskauer (former Florida Bar President) Liz McCausland (Florida Attorney) Lee Rawles (…
 
With Cybersecurity Awareness Month coming up in October, ABA and banks nationwide are preparing to launch the largest consumer education campaign in ABA’s history: #BanksNeverAskThat. On a bonus episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions — ABA’s Paul Benda discusses the growing need for anti-phishing …
 
What kind of tools could help you practice law in a healthy, sustainable way? With Texas’ diverse legal community in mind, the new www.texasbarpractice.com website is filled with resources to help any and all Texas attorneys practice law with ease. Podcast host Rocky Dhir talks with Sharon Sandle about the genesis of this newly launched site and it…
 
In this episode of the Counsel to Counsel podcast, I am joined by a talented communications expert, Charlotte Dietz, Founder of Speak Well Partners. Charlotte is a communications and public speaking coach and business story strategist. She shares some great insights into how we can all do a better job communicating in a virtual environment. Since M…
 
In this podcast, we discuss many questions about teaching in person during the pandemic. Topics include how to support students with physical needs, how to have students use materials safely, cleaning/sanitizing techniques, and more. 7 cohosts participated-their Instagram handle is below. A note about the podcast-in each section I name who is answe…
 
Since the pandemic caused courthouses to close and law practice to shift almost entirely online, practically overnight, Lawclerk has seen demand spike. The provider of on-demand virtual associates has doubled in size since the beginning of the year. That’s double the number of projects, and an increase in the value of projects overall, Lawclerk’s c…
 
This month, a series of excerpts from 18 recorded interviews between investigative journalist Bob Woodward and President Trump for Woodward’s book, Rage, were released. As many of you know, Bob Woodward, who was a young reporter with The Washington Post back in 1972, teamed up with another investigative reporter, Carl Bernstein to report on the Wat…
 
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 associa…
 
When the Utah Supreme Court started studying the access to justice gap, justices and bar leaders were alarmed to learn that 93% of those using adult courts in the state’s largest jurisdiction were showing up without legal assistance. Let that sink in: 93% were coming to court without a lawyer. It’s a figure host Ralph Baxter’s guests say is common …
 
Legal Analyst Teadra Pugh of Bloomberg Law tells us why there’s an artificially low number of bankruptcy filings around the country. Stay tuned for her predictions on where we’ll be as we crawl out of COVID-19 shutdowns. Sources: Bloomberg Law article by Teadra Pugh ‘ANALYSIS: Consumer Bankruptcy Filings are Low. Too Low’…
 
Community and midsize banks aren’t one-size-fits-all, and neither are the strategies they can adopt for their core processing needs. On the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions — two community bank CIOs describe five strategies banks can pursue, from the familiar one-stop-shop model to options like headless co…
 
Judge Scott Schlegel’s history of utilizing technology in his Louisiana courtroom to make life easier for attorneys and members of the public has come in very handy during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the public health crisis forced the closure of Jefferson Parish courtrooms earlier this year, Schlegel contacted those he knows in the legal tech worl…
 
Judge Scott Schlegel’s history of utilizing technology in his Louisiana courtroom to make life easier for attorneys and members of the public has come in very handy during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the public health crisis forced the closure of Jefferson Parish courtrooms earlier this year, Schlegel contacted those he knows in the legal tech worl…
 
A mistake hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Conrad Saam see far too many lawyers make is sending prospective clients cold, form-like rejection letters when declining representation. Clients seeking counsel are already likely in a bad place emotionally. Throw an emotionless rejection letter at them and they may leave the interaction disgruntled enough to fir…
 
Professor Rick Hasen of UCI Law and the Election Law Blog joins us to talk all things election. Following up on his new book Election Meltdown we cover dangerous media expectations, vote-by-mail rules, how ballots are processed, the "Blue Shift" and the impact COVID is having on an already strained election system. Special thanks to our sponsors, P…
 
What drives your business? Are you making smart investments that increase profits and grow your practice? The reality is, most lawyers aren’t businesspeople, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make their business a success. Jared Correia talks with Scott Brennan about common business struggles lawyers face and the importance of driving legal tech ado…
 
Hear the tale of a seemingly “nothing burger” case that could potentially send shockwaves of litigation against insurance companies even before it gets to trial. Paul White from Wilson Elser explains the impact of a pre-trial motion that may or may not open a floodgate of new cases filed against insurance companies during COVID-19. Sources: Wilson …
 
Attorneys are ethically bound to protect their firms from cybersecurity threats, but many feel out of their depth when choosing security options and fear the involved expense. While cybersecurity is truly a necessary cost of doing business for lawyers, there are options out there that won’t break the bank! On Balance podcast hosts JoAnn Hathaway an…
 
The Boys is off to a whale of a good time in season 2. Attorneys Josh Gilliland and Megan Hitchcock discuss the Battery and Employment Discrimination Based on a Disability of a Super-Hero, Extortion of S&M Supes, Murder of Government Officers, whether Homelander has any parental rights, hate crimes, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and the case ag…
 
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