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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 ...
 
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC publishes the CAFA Law Blog. The CAFA Law Blog is the leading online resource for information, case analyses, and insights regarding the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, better known as "CAFA." CAFA's enactment in February, 2005 revolutionized existing class action law, practice and strategies. Today's rapidly evolving CAFA class action landscape is now virtually unrecognizable to many class action practitioners, parties and courts. Countless ambiguities and uncert ...
 
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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.…
 
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 epis…
 
From the football field to the boardroom, talent development expert Ben Murphy has learned a few moves critical to building a motivated and productive team. Host Christopher Anderson and Murphy discuss how law firms can better hire, train, motivate and retain a team. Murphy explains why 56% of executives fail within 18 months of being hired and how…
 
There are decades of entertainment based on the inevitable AI apocalypse, but…is it really all that inevitable? Maybe, just maybe, robots are only here to help you. Think WALL-E—not Ultron—and tune in for Jared’s take on the importance of embracing AI in your legal practice. (1:50) Next up, lawyers need simple, collaborative tools to do their best …
 
Patrick Krill, a lawyer who has a consulting business focused on addiction, mental health and well-being in the legal profession, left all social media, except LinkedIn, during the COVID-19 pandemic. He did it for his own mental health and says any business development benefits that came from Twitter or Facebook were not worth the trade-off. Specia…
 
Aging baby boomers now fill the senior ranks of many law firms across the United States. Because of this, hundreds of partnerships will be facing succession planning issues in the next decade. How can firms make successful transitions and ensure the long-term viability of their practices? How will senior partners transition their clients to younger…
 
Governor Abbott wants to complete the border wall with a combination of redirected state funds and private contributions. Normally the Federal Government finances projects like that but when it decides not to, is Texas allowed to step in? Professor Eugene R. Fidell from New York University Law School joins us to answer that question plus much more.…
 
In cities across our nation, homelessness is an ongoing problem. According to the 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, completed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development prior to COVID, roughly 580,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States on a single night in 2020. This represented the fourth…
 
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.…
 
The Democratic side of the Texas Legislature escapes to DC while Republicans plot revenge. It seems no one is trying to make friends. What will happen next? Professor Randall Erben from the University of Texas School of Law walks us through this parliamentary predicament. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
Jones Day continues to be a black box -- let's break that open. Morgan Stanley is urging its outside counsel to get back to the office. To what extent do clients get to dictate how law firms run their business? And we talk about cruise lines suing Florida and a Catholic school suing Michigan claiming that making schoolchildren wear masks is sacrile…
 
Chicago's lakefront with its parks, museums, beaches and public spaces is an accident of history. But can we take lessons from that history to create sustainable and environmentally responsible public spaces? Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill look at the political, commercial and legal wrangling–some of which involved very strange bedfellows–…
 
When COVID-19 began hitting the United States hard in spring 2020, Janine Sickmeyer was among those in the bankruptcy world who thought that there would be a tsunami of cases. But contrary to the prognostications of many, the influx of bankruptcy matters never materialized. Special thanks to our sponsors, Alert Communications and Nota.…
 
Kraken, a cryptocurrency exchange, was forced by a court to provide user lists to the IRS. But, without probable cause and a warrant, isn’t that a violation of the 4th Amendment for traders not currently under investigation? Donna F. Hartl and Jake Nicholson from the law firm of Roetzel & Andress join us. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
Are there good ways to develop your legal technology expertise in a hurry? Well, Dennis and Tom’s short answer is no, but don’t let that get you down! Tune in for their tips and resources for building your knowledge base and gaining a greater understanding of the ever-expanding relationship between technology and law. This time on “Hot or Not?”, th…
 
As part of a continuing effort to show the different career paths open to paralegals, host Carl Morrison welcomes a fellow legal operations expert to share his backstory. Tom Stephenson, legal operations manager at Teladoc Health, shares his career trajectory from paralegal in private practice, legal tech consultant to the head of legal operations.…
 
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.…
 
What can you do if you don't have the law on your side? Have you considered telling the judge that legal research is an insult to you both? Because that's what one of the lawyers in the various Trump election suits tried. The judge didn't go for it. Meanwhile, the big man himself is searching for lawyers around Mar-a-Lago and this gets Joe wonderin…
 
Nation leaders at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England discussed the possibility of mandating certain “climate disclosures” on the financial reports of their nation's corporations. Does that mean American Corporations will be subject to foreign regulations on their home exchanges and how much could compliance cost? Jacob Hupart from the Mintz law fir…
 
In this part two of two, Sonia continues her conversation with Ravi Ramanathan and Mathew Kerbis about financial health. In this episode, they discuss what you need to consider before refinancing your student loans, the recommended savings everyone should have, and whether or not the Nintendo Switch can save you money. {hint} ... It’s about less su…
 
In this part one of two, Sonia Russo is joined by her friend and unofficial financial advisor Ravi Ramanathan as well as our financial wellness segment host Mathew Kerbis to talk about ways to become and remain financially healthy (even early in your career). Among the many topics of discussion are higher cost of living, managing student loans, and…
 
In the news, market consolidation continues with Litify’s purchase of LegalStratus. And the guys discuss Ohio’s recent short-sighted decision to roll back lawyer advertising by banning competitive brand bidding. Gyi and Conrad have more schooling to do when it comes to lawyer ad regulation. But first, the two create a glossary of online ad payment …
 
Jared’s got a long list of how law firms’ poorly manage documents, and, well, maybe you’re no better. Tune in for his advice on how to manage your law firm files the right way. (1:44) Next, Kara Vaval seriously debunks the myth that lawyers have to choose career over family, sharing how her unique life experiences motivated her to overhaul her goal…
 
The Supreme Court gave the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) an update with a recent decision but where does that leave state criminal laws? Will our streets become more dangerous? Professor Douglas Berman from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law returns to do a lot of law-splainin’. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
If a crisis has affected you or someone you know in the legal community, the State Bar of Michigan wants to help! Their newly implemented SOLACE Program offers support in the event of a catastrophic illness, accident, or event; and this help is available to all legal professionals and law students in Michigan. On Balance hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Mo…
 
For many lawyers, going in-house continues to be an attractive career option. But the lawyers I speak to have a lot of questions about making a transition to in-house. They ask me about the timing, how to find good in-house jobs, how practicing in a corporate law department differs from private practice and how in-house jobs differ from each other.…
 
Lawyers are expected to go to great lengths to represent their client’s interests. But what is actually required of them and when does zealous advocacy go too far? Stacie Rosenzweig from Halling & Cayo joins us to talk about Rudy Giuliani’s suspension and what we can learn from it. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
The Declaration of Independence famously states "that all men…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”. But do those or similar unalienable rights extend beyond people? According to groups like the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, our ecosystem - the trees, oceans, animals and mountains - are entitled to rights of thei…
 
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.…
 
Cedar Point Nursery vs. Hassid is a Supreme Court case that determines if property owners can be forced to let union bosses into their businesses to negotiate with their employees against them? Ilya Shapiro from the CATO Institute returns to guide us through the analysis. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
The SCOTUS Term is over and so is any remotely text-based interpretation of the Voting Rights Act. Justice Alito pulled off a smooth rewriting of the statute with nary a peep from his textualist colleagues. It looks like this is going to be our future for a while. And it's a future that will apparently include Justice Breyer who appears to have loc…
 
As the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers case approached, First Amendment scholars Lee Bollinger and Geoffrey Stone knew they wanted to mark the occasion somehow. Much has changed since RAND Corporation employee Daniel Ellsberg decided spend weeks photocopying some 7,000 pages of a classified report on the war in Vietnam and sneaking them out…
 
Congressman Jamie Raskin joins Dave Scriven-Young to give us a behind-the-scenes tour of what a Presidential Impeachment trial looks like as they discuss the last efforts from the House of Representatives to impeach former President Donald J. Trump. Stay tuned for Darryl Wilson’s tips on artificial intelligence and the legal issues that may arise.…
 
John Gow and Craig Sylvester from expert service provider Jensen Hughes discuss how the latest technologies are impacting marine loss claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.john…
 
Close to leaving the profession she worked so hard to join, Giugi Carminati realized what was missing: Legal project management. But there was a problem. By their very natures, lawyers are resistant to the methods and processes that make legal project management most effective. Carminati and host Christopher Anderson talk about how legal project ma…
 
Not everyone is thrilled about going back to the office, but it seems that more and more businesses are setting dates for their employees’ required return. This begs the question – should employers be able to demand their workers’ physical presence? Dennis and Tom talk through the many issues at play here, and whether we ever can (or should) get th…
 
Sylvia Borunda Firth has been sworn in as the new president of the State Bar of Texas! Host Rocky Dhir welcomes Sylvia to discuss her hopes for the presidency, particularly her passion for diversity and inclusion. As the first Hispanic woman and first person from El Paso to ascend to the presidency, Sylvia discusses her unique campaign path, the im…
 
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 thi…
 
What is “Amazon Sidewalk” and does it come in peace? Professor Bryant Walker Smith from the University of South Carolina School of Law joins us to explain how Jeff Bezos turned our home wifi into his free network using our smart devices. How does it work? What does it do? Tune in to find out! Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.…
 
The National Association of Legal Assistants is seeing record registration numbers for its second all-virtual annual meeting in July. NALA CEO Vanessa Finley joins host Jill Francisco to preview this year’s catalog of hot topics, standards, and certification courses. And Finley explains how to register to attend public events for free. At its July …
 
In this edition, guest host Trisha Rich and co-host Jennifer Byrne are joined by public relations and legal marketing expert Debra Pickett of Page 2 Communications for a discussion about how lawyers can shift their mindset from lawyer to entrepreneur and embrace the art of shameless self-promotion to build their book of business. Special thanks to …
 
Joe and Kathryn welcome Chris Williams, the newest writer to the Above the Law staff, to discuss the latest Above the Law law school rankings. Chris's alma mater tied with Harvard this year and we discuss the ATL model and how it comes up with these numbers. We also discuss last week's biggest story: an associate who billed for over a year to a clo…
 
Can you recall the moment your childhood ended? Jared does. For him, it all dates back to a fateful day in 1986. (1:50) Next, Jess Birken of the Birken Law Office joins Jared to share the best tips for “spring cleaning” your law firm. Tune in to learn how to eliminate the waste holding you back. (9:16) And finally, we find out what makes Minnesota …
 
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon introduces Special Directive 20-06 which curtails the use of cash bail for certain types of crime. So what are those offenses and what happens when offenders are instantly allowed back on the streets? Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee from Los Angeles County joins us. Special thanks to our s…
 
As the dean of Pennsylvania State University's law school during the COVID-19 pandemic, and at a time of significant social unrest, Hari Osofsky tried to say yes whenever possible. Leadership involves taking in a variety of viewpoints, she explains, and recognizing what students, professors and administration want is a good way to guarantee people …
 
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