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Ohio’s Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit to turn Google into a public utility so it can be regulated as a common carrier. This might sound far out but Ohio’s unique law gives them legal grounds to try it. But what does all this mean? Harold Feld from Public Knowledge gives us the skinny. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
Mental health problems have long been a prevalent issue amongst both law students and practicing lawyers, but have things gotten better as the profession has sought to increase awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding these concerns? Meg Steenburgh welcomes Patrick Krill for a broad discussion on legal field mental health and his extensive resea…
 
What happens when you are surrounded by Canada and water during COVID-19? If you’re an American living in Minnesota’s Northwest Angle, you get cut off from civilization. So how did everyone survive? Brad Dokken from the Grand Forks Herald tells us about this true-life "Tale of Two Lakes". Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
We have all seen a wave of ransomware attacks in the news as of late. For those who are unfamiliar, ransomware is a type of malware that threatens to publish, destroy, or block access to the victim's personal data unless a ransom is paid. The ransom is usually paid to these attackers through cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, impairing the ability to t…
 
Looking for some simple ways to make life just a little bit better? Dennis and Tom challenge themselves to fire through 20 simple technology-related tips in just 20 minutes, from useful shortcut commands, to favorite apps, to smarter tech habits, and more! On “Hot or Not?”, they discuss whether making cell phone calls is really useful or necessary …
 
No lawyer wants a failing grade, but the fact that nearly one-third of law firms have experienced a data breach makes it apparent that cybersecurity preparedness needs some major work. Focusing specifically on smaller law firms, Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Tom Lambotte to discuss why lawyers fail to adequately protect themselves and what t…
 
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.…
 
Did Snapchat’s Speed Filter cause a fatal high speed accident and if so does Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protect it from liability? Associate Dean and Professor Eric Goldman from the Santa Clara University School of Law walks us through the lawsuit filed against the social media company by parents who lost their children. Special …
 
Biglaw firms are furiously matching salary increases this week, and Joe and Kathryn walk through the latest announcements, how we got here, the impact across the country, and the fate of the whiny corporate clients out there. This episode doesn't have a cash register sound effect, which is really a shame and Joe takes full responsibility for this o…
 
Devshi Mehrotra and her classmate Leslie Jones-Dove, who was also passionate about criminal justice reform, contacted local public defenders in the Chicago area to see how the two technologists could potentially be of help. They responded by developing a technology platform known as JusticeText, an AI-powered evidence management tool primarily gear…
 
A whole lot of lawyers are trying to be something they’re not, but Jared thinks you all really ought to cut the crap. The truth is, marketing yourself as some unapproachable superlawyer isn’t going to get you nearly as far with clients as just being yourself. (1:56) Building on this theme, Jared welcomes Darian Kovacs to discuss ways to develop you…
 
In this part two of two, Sonia Russo talks with Hema Lochan who participated in the American Bar Association’s Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition. Together, they discuss her short story ‘F(A.I.)LED US’ which is about the unintended consequences for using artificial intelligence (instead of a lawyer) in a future criminal justice system. Stay t…
 
In this part one of two, Sonia Russo talks with the winner of the American Bar Association’s Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition, Theresa Yuan, about her winning dystopian-future short story ‘In The Matter of Infinite Monkeys’ and how it cautions against over-trusting predictive algorithms to determine what kind of person a child will become. …
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for taking off our masks and relaxing certain social distance protocols associated with COVID-19. In this episode we discuss what workplaces need to consider before they change their policies with Melissa Legault from Squire Patton Boggs. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
What do we mean when we talk about web presence, and how exactly can your law firm get it? Hosts Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway welcome legal marketing pro Gyi Tsakalakis to chat about what digital marketing looks like in the current legal landscape. They discuss effective ways to invest in your online presence, how to measure your success, and whe…
 
Amateur online investigators have helped police break cold cases wide open but what happens when they go too far? Dr. Sarah Lageson from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice stops by to discuss the ethical and Constitutional concerns as well as the proper way for law enforcement to team up with these arm-chair detectives. Special thanks to…
 
#23: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Brandon Yosha from Yosha Cook & Tisch in Indiana. Brandon is a break out star in the trial world, receiving a $20 million dollar jury verdict (adjusted by a fault reduction for a net win of $12.2 million) only five weeks out of law school. We discuss the importance of the human story and ho…
 
Attorneys Thomas Brown and Patrick Delong from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin discuss differences between regular automobile cases and rideshare cases and the types of claims that result from them. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, a…
 
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…
 
Recent secession efforts aim to add land to Idaho by removing it from other states like Oregon, Washington, and California. But who is heading this movement and why? Is it legal? Will it happen? Professor Norman Williams from Willamette University College of Law joins us. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
Stanford responded swiftly to the outcry over threatening a law student's graduation because he made jokes about Josh Hawley, but what's not funny is the fact that the people who targeted him will all have high profile clerkships next year. We also discuss Harvard's insistence that students on need-based aid hand over all their summer associate ear…
 
A red tie. Manicured nails. Bleached hair. Loafers. The width of a person's hips. These are just a few of the things cited by vice patrol cops as indicators of someone's sexual preferences in the 1930s through the 1960s. In Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle Over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall, author Anna Lvovsky examines the way that qu…
 
If your firm recognized Memorial Day on social media, there’s a chance the celebratory language fell flat against the occasion’s solemnity. Gyi and Conrad explain how to recognize holidays from a business perspective appropriately. Search engine optimization leads the news with the release of The State of Link Building Report 2021, controversy over…
 
Professional Tennis Star Naomi Osaka recently and surprisingly withdrew from the French Open after she was fined for failing to make her contractually obligated media appearances. If you’ve been following the headlines, you know Naomi had a really good reason for doing this but there’s so much more to the story. Sports lawyer and law professor Darr…
 
There’s a right way to create a culture of diversity and inclusion and there are countless wrong ways companies and law firms continue to develop failing programs and policies. St. John’s University’s William Murphy tells host Carl Morrison the range from worst reasons to implement (reactionary) to best (making the business case). In between are al…
 
According to The Hill, Republican lawmakers in 34 states have introduced more than 80 anti-protest bills thus far in the 2021 legislative session. In Florida, Governor Ron Desantis recently signed an ‘anti-riot’ bill into law that states, in part, that a driver may avoid liability "for injury or death caused if fleeing for safety from a mob.” And O…
 
It’s that time again! Dennis and Tom return to the time-honored tradition of sharing their summer reading plans with listeners. After discussing their reading habits and some favorite digital reading tools, they offer up their top book picks for the summer – both fiction and non! Next, this time on “Hot or Not?”, Dennis and Tom discuss CCTV, its si…
 
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 spon…
 
Thankfully, career opportunities for law students and new lawyers seem to be increasing as COVID concerns abate. But, how can you best prepare yourself for actually getting the job you want? Meg Steenburgh welcomes Howard University School of Law’s Lauren Jackson to discuss tips and tactics for pursuing a fulfilling legal career. She emphasizes the…
 
Famed author and attorney Edna Selan Epstein stops by to talk with Dave Scriven-Young about Attorney Client Privilege, how it’s developed over the years, and related ways to save cost in discovery. In addition, they talk about starting her firm, lessons she’s learned, and much more. Stay tuned for Darryl Wilson’s tips on the scope and use of Attorn…
 
The Arizona Election Audit has provoked high-powered legal battles but what is the Arizona Senate looking for and why is Maricopa County and the Democratic Party of Arizona trying to stop it? Zachary Stieber from the Epoch Times walks us through this colossal rumble. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
More law firms announce that they aren't expecting associates to be back full-time in the office in the fall. More law schools announce that they aren't expecting enrolled law students to be in class at all. And more Kardashians announce that they aren't lawyers yet. Special thanks to our sponsors, LexisNexis® InterAction®, Lexicon and Nota.…
 
As Texas has lightened its COVID-related restrictions ahead of many other states, courts around the state are making plans to or have already opened their doors to resume in-person court proceedings. As this process moves forward, how are jurors, litigants, and the many other people involved kept safe? State Bar of Texas podcast host Rocky Dhir tal…
 
In May 2020, lawyer and author David Lat was starting his recovery from a life-threatening bout with COVID-19. A little over a year later, Lat, founder of Above the Law, decided to leave his job as a legal recruiter, go back to writing full time, and leave New York City for the New Jersey suburbs with his husband and their 3-year-old son. The COVID…
 
With an ever-expanding universe and a Goldilocks zone around each and every star, isn’t it pretty impossible to assume we are alone in the cosmos? Perhaps since the mysterious Roswell incident of 1947, increased curiosity about aliens and space has given rise to a whole lot of great entertainment and conspiracy theories both interesting and absurd.…
 
The 6th Amendment guarantees our Right of Confrontation in criminal trials and affords us an opportunity to question witnesses against us. But in a world where criminal courts are using Zoom for trials, are we protecting the Constitutional Rights of defendants in court? Professor Andrea Roth from the University of California Berkeley School of Law …
 
Microsoft 365 is heavily relied upon by many legal professionals, and with its numerous and frequently updated tools, it’s always good to re-up your knowledge of its capabilities! Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway welcome Ben Schorr to discuss 10 features lawyers especially enjoy about Microsoft 365. Ben discusses some of his favorite hidden gems in t…
 
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.…
 
As the fully vaccinated emerge and more and more offices welcome employees back in-person, employers may be looking for creative ways to reconnect their teams in the office and on the softball field. Before organizing that company picnic or sponsoring, they may want to check their liability for employees. Hosts Judson and Alan Pierce address the “d…
 
As America continues to reopen, certain changes at the Department of Labor might impact your workplace and its ability to recover from COVID-19. Tune in to hear the details with expert guests Crystal Wildeman and Louise Griffin from the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
Amid the far-reaching disruptions caused by the pandemic, safeguarding client relationships, maintaining seamless delivery of legal services and supporting an engaged and productive (and largely remote) staff have been critical priorities. As law firm and legal department leaders manage these and other health, safety and business continuity matters…
 
Rob Bilott, the renowned attorney leading the fight against the spread of deadly “forever chemicals,” the author of acclaimed memoir “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont,” and the subject of the 2019 legal thriller “Dark Waters,” sits down with host Jonathan Amarilio to discuss his struggle …
 
Infinite vacation time sounds great until you place yourself inside the passive-aggressive crucible of a law firm. Management is probably genuinely trying to give associates more flexibility with their vacations but ultimately freaking out their lawyers in the process. Meanwhile, summer associates are heading to work and very worried about the leve…
 
When Mark A. Torres was researching his first novel, A Stirring in the North Fork, he came across a piece of local history he'd never known about. Starting during the labor shortages of World War II, Long Island had been home to dozens of camps for several decades, some of which kept migrant workers in deplorable–and often deadly–conditions. As gen…
 
#22: In our first ever Rising Star Roundtable series of Settlement Nation, we feature Rilee Harrison from Lawter & Associates and Jonathan Davidi from Panish Shea & Boyle. These up and coming trial lawyers share their lessons and victories, as we discuss what it's like walk into the courtroom on their first day of trial, attitudes of the defense co…
 
Jaclyn Foster knows what it’s like being a full-time paralegal and working for a temp staffing agency. But she opted to break from the norm and build her dedicated paralegal agency because she learned that a professional contract paralegal service could save law firms money, improve quality, and assure continuity. Host Christopher Anderson intervie…
 
How do you balance the needs of a patient versus safely running a mental health facility? In this episode, we discuss whether or not a non-certified service animal should have been granted access to a treatment center. Christopher Knauf from the Disability Rights Legal Center joins us to discuss his work and the law. Special thanks to our sponsor N…
 
Gyi and Conrad review the latest news. First up: Clio’s “blind date” with HubSpot. They wonder about the development of Clio Grow, its relationship with HubSpot, and customer relationship management options for law firms. In the Clio Legal Trends Report Minute, Gyi and Conrad consider the quarter of lawyers who don’t meet clients virtually and the …
 
Many Americans privately give to causes and charities but don’t want that fact to be made public. But, do we actually have a right to privately donate? The Supreme Court will soon answer that question in another free speech case called ‘Americans for Prosperity Foundation vs. Bonta’. Professor Roger Colinvaux from Columbus School of Law stops by to…
 
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