Every year, we ask lawyers to tell us their favorite legal podcasts. This year, they offer some really great suggestions. Lots of our fans actually said The Lean Law Firm Podcast and The Ten Minute Law Firm Podcast are among their favorites! Here’s what else they recommend:
“I Am the Law is an award-winning podcast from Law School Transparency that is both educational and entertaining. In each episode, law school graduates and legal professionals give insight into what the practice of law is really like for them. By digging into real legal jobs, they hope to help listeners make better and more informed choices in law school and job searches. It’s a must for those going through law school. Even for those of us with more experience have a lot to gain by hearing what the next generation of lawyers has to say.” —Lance J. Robinson, a criminal defense lawyer in New Orleans
“Podcasts are a great way to stay current on the latest developments in the legal industry. Our top two favorite legal podcasts are TechLaw from DLA Piper, which includes insights from the world of AI, Big Data, and Blockchain, and Law Technology Now which features legal tech players discussing top trends in the legal industry.” —The legal team at Linkilaw, a legal platform for businesses based in London
“My favorite legal podcast is Maximum Lawyer hosted by Jim Hacking and Tyson Mutrix, who are very engaging hosts. Jim and Tyson feature lawyers and other legal professionals who discuss everything related to creating and running the best possible law practice including marketing, firm administration, hiring, creating systems, growth problems, and solutions.” —Tina Willis, a personal injury lawyer in Orlando, Florida
“One of my favorite podcasts is Of Counsel, which features interviews with the biggest movers and shakers in the legal world. Listeners typically learn how prominent lawyers and judges found their way into the law. It also features commentary on legal changes and problems facing society as a whole. I also like Chat with Lawyers because it’s Ottawa-centric and local to my practice. The podcasts are with lawyers I encounter on a daily basis, and I really enjoy the practice tips.” —Nigel McKechnie, an employment, human rights, and labor lawyer in Ottawa
“I enjoy listening to the podcasts put out by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. I like them because they are tailored to my area of practice, and they also include tips around ethics, business, and self-care. Plus, they are free with my membership.” —Elizabeth Ricci, an immigration lawyer based in Tallahassee, Florida
“I listen to several legal podcasts regularly. The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast is a great podcast with tips for attorneys that are at the beginning of their legal career. The hosts are extremely knowledgeable and the guests always provide practical steps that attorneys can implement. I also find The Legal Toolkit quite informative because the featured guests share a lot of practical tips about practicing law and seeking new business.” —Brett Holubeck, a labor and employment law in Houston, Texas and creator of the Texas Labor Law Blog
“As a lawyer in entertainment, I find myself drawn to the podcast POPLAW. The hosts Desiree and Tyrone are two entertainment lawyers who discuss pop culture and the law in a fun, entertaining. and digestible way.” —Merlyne Jean-Louis, a business and entertainment lawyer in New York City
“As someone who reads The Lawyerist regularly, I follow all of their podcasts on the Legal Talk Network. I think Sam Glover is a great interviewer and the legal guests on his podcasts always teach me something new. I love the podcast because the topics are not dry discussions on mundane legal issues, but they instead cover contemporary issues related to lawyer business needs and best practices for lawyers in a fast-changing technology environment.” —Matthew Ryan, an attorney practicing in Queens, New York
“I listen to two legal podcasts: Lawnotes, the LGBT Bar podcast and Slate’s Amicus podcast. Lawnotes is the most comprehensive podcast for attorneys like myself, who specialize in serving the needs of the LGBT community. Lawnotes is narrated by Eric Lesh as well as Art Leonard, one of the foremost legal experts in the LGBT law world. It highlights national, state, and local legal developments on a monthly basis, and I consider it a legal necessity for any attorney who wants to serve the LGBT community. Amicus focuses on the Supreme Court and all things legal and is of particular relevance today because the courts are in danger of losing their purpose of being a check on the legislative and executive branches of government. It is narrated by Dahlia Lithwick and she interviews national legal heavyweights to figure out what exactly is going on with the judiciary.”—Anthony M. Brown, a family and estates law attorney in Long Island and New York City.
Kristin Johnson is an executive and corporate communications professional, and founder of KSJ Communications, a communications and public relations firm. She consults with a diverse roster of clients spanning the technology, professional services, financial services, public sector, consumer, and healthcare industries. In addition to Rocket Matter, Johnson writes for various other publications as well.