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Lawyerpreneur is the podcast where we discuss the alternate paths that allow lawyers to engage their entrepreneurial spirits and distinguish themselves from others. Lawyerpreneur is about encouraging you to ​explore your entrepreneurialism ​and ​creativity both within and outside of your law practice, because being a lawyer doesn't have to mean doing business as usual. ​​​​​​Do you envision yourself as a lawyer-entrepreneur? Or just want to be inspired by others who are? Then this is the show for you.

Lawyerpreneur is the podcast where we discuss the alternate paths that allow lawyers to engage their entrepreneurial spirits and distinguish themselves from others. Lawyerpreneur is about encouraging you to ​explore your entrepreneurialism ​and ​creativity both within and outside of your law practice, because being a lawyer doesn't have to mean doing business as usual. ​​​​​​Do you envision yourself as a lawyer-entrepreneur? Or just want to be inspired by others who are? Then this is the show for you.

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United States

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Lawyerpreneur is the podcast where we discuss the alternate paths that allow lawyers to engage their entrepreneurial spirits and distinguish themselves from others. Lawyerpreneur is about encouraging you to ​explore your entrepreneurialism ​and ​creativity both within and outside of your law practice, because being a lawyer doesn't have to mean doing business as usual. ​​​​​​Do you envision yourself as a lawyer-entrepreneur? Or just want to be inspired by others who are? Then this is the show for you.

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Language:

English


Episodes

Keeping Your Humanity in the Legal Profession with Kevin Pratt

7/7/2022
In Episode 63 of Lawyerpreneur, we talk with Kevin Pratt about why he focuses on bringing out the humanity of lawyers in his podcast, The Human Lawyer. Kevin talks about having a bias toward action (a topic we also discussed with Colin Levy in Episode 62) and how that has driven him through his legal career and added him in navigating an unsuccessful business. You'll note that my conversation with Kevin Pratt starts somewhat unconventionally as it actually carried over from our...

Duration:00:48:20

Career Evolution and Legal Tech with Colin Levy

6/23/2022
In Episode 62 of Lawyerpreneur, Colin Levy talks about having a bias toward action, career evolution and non-linear paths, being a legal tech evangelist, and being open on social media about difficult circumstances. Support the show

Duration:00:36:23

Wanderlust, Parenthood, and Law Practice with Margo Weinstein

6/9/2022
In Episode 61 of Lawyerpreneur, with Margo Weinstein about navigating the intersection of law practice, parenthood, and wanderlust. We also trade some travel stories and discuss Weinstein's new travel memoir, Jalan-Jalan: A Journey of Wanderlust and Motherhood (link). This is an episode you won't want to miss. Learn more about Weinstein at her website. Support the show

Duration:00:40:04

Learning How to Lawyer with Jonah Perlin

5/26/2022
In Episode 60 of Lawyerprenuer, Professor Jonah Perlin of Georgetown Law Center talks about the feeling of putting billable hours behind him when he entered academia and began teach legal practice and advanced legal writing. We discuss the changes in classroom instruction that have developed out of the pandemic and the ways in which he works to build and maintain relationships with his students. Professor Perlin talks about his motivation for launching an interview-based podcast, How I...

Duration:00:49:48

Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure with Norman Bacal and M.C. Sungaila

5/12/2022
In Episode 59 of Lawyerpreneur, I talked with Norman Bacal and M.C. Sungaila in what felt very much like an extraordinary after-dinner conversation. We discussed the importance of teaching the business of law practice to the next generation of lawyers, and how they teamed up to write a series of articles for The American Lawyer on that topic. We talked about the current climate of lawyers changing firms, which is something that I've done within the last six months. But my favorite part of...

Duration:00:51:36

Providing Access to Justice through Entrepreneurship with Erin Levine

4/28/2022
As the managing member of Levine Family Law Group and the CEO of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine is the prototype of the kind of lawyerpreneur that this podcast has always sought to highlight. She is also using her platform and entrepreneurship to help provide access to justice to those in need. Levine is a founding member of the recently-launched Justice Technology Association, where my co-host today, Maya Markovich, is the executive director. During the interview, Levine talks about...

Duration:00:44:59

Parallels between Being an NFL Agent and Practicing Law with Kevin Gold

4/14/2022
Several weeks ago, I was listening to an episode of Freakonomics Radio about specialization, and particularly about the long snappers in professional and collegiate football. Pennsylvania lawyer and NFL agent for long snappers Kevin Gold was interviewed as a part of that episode, and I knew that I had to have him as a guest on Lawyerpreneur. On Episode 57 of Lawyerpreneur, Kevin Gold and I continue the recent trend on this show of discussing niche markets by talking about how he became an...

Duration:00:32:42

Expand Your Network and Your Reach with Todd Smith and Jody Sanders

3/31/2022
In Episode 56 of Lawyerpreneur, M.C. Sungaila and I interview Todd Smith and Jody Sanders of the Texas Appellate Law Podcast. We talk about the launch of their podcast, the Connector (to borrow Malcolm Gladwell's term) who brought them together, and the perseverance required to record and publish more than 100 episodes over the last two years. As much as I enjoy the What (What are you doing?) and How (How did it start and how it is going now?) of these interviews, the Why is far more...

Duration:00:43:55

Work-Life Integration and Advocating for Parents with Lori Mihalich-Levin

3/17/2022
If you're a lawyer and a parent (or not yet a parent, but hope to be some day), there is someone advocating for you. And that's nice to hear because sometimes, it feels like working parents are on an island. Lori Mihalich-Levin has written the book on returning to work after parental leave (literally -- Back to Work after Baby). Her company Mindful Return consults with other businesses for developing and implementing their parental rights strategies. Among these topics, we also talk with...

Duration:00:35:05

Being an Agent for Change with Maya Markovich

3/3/2022
When I think of Maya Markovich, I can't help but think of the song from Hamilton, "The World Turned Upside Down," because she's exactly the kind of person with the vision and audacity necessary to effect those kinds of changes. In Episode 54 of Lawyerpreneur, we talk with Maya Markovich about doing really hard things, how behavioral economics can apply to lawyers and law practice, and how lawyers can effectively use change management within their firms. We also discuss the non-linear...

Duration:00:38:14

Using Humor and Storytelling in Law with Joel Oster

2/17/2022
Joel Oster is our guest in Episode 53 of Lawyerpreneur. Joel practices constitutional law and runs Comedian of Law, a CLE company that uses humor to liven up its materials. He also hosts a podcast called Debriefing the Law. He is also the author of UnDue Process: Exposing the Good, the Bad, and the Funny of the Law. Among other things, we talk about how he gave himself a bridge between his law practice and his other projects to chase his creative pursuits. Support the show...

Duration:00:32:52

Embracing Audio Formats for Marketing and Branding with Michael Young

2/3/2022
For going on two years, Michael Young has been my go-to example of the benefits of using unconventional marketing methods to establish your brand and build trust equity with others in your profession. Because of that, his appearance on Lawyerpreneur is long overdue. Young is a regular contributor on LinkedIn discussing insurance coverage and bad faith topics. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lawyerpreneur)

Duration:00:27:47

Becoming the Law Firm for Entrepreneurs with Tripp Watson

1/20/2022
For Episode 51, we talk with Tripp Watson of the Watson Law Firm in Birmingham, Alabama. Tripp started is own firm right out of law school and began marketing his firm as the Entrepreneur’s Law Firm. Tripp talks about Birmingham's entrepreneurial roots and how the city's business foundations have evolved over the last 150 years. He answers questions about whether having niche law practice focused on business owners made it more difficult to get started and get a foothold. Watson also talks...

Duration:00:32:27

Using Industry Organizations to Help Build Your Law Practice with Brian Gibbons

1/6/2022
Brian Gibbons is a partner in the New York office of the civil defense litigation firm Wade Clark Mulcahy. He hosts the interview-based podcast, Call Your Next Witness, and is an active member of DRI. He has used his involvement in DRI and other industry organizations as a platform to help build and grow his law practice. Gibbons has also used his podcast and other out-of-the-box marketing to expand his professional network. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lawyerpreneur)

Duration:00:33:40

Show Your Personality and Exhibit Your Expertise with Robert Ingalls

7/15/2021
In the past 18 months, we keep hearing that "everyone has a podcast now." It's become a running joke as hundreds, possibly thousands, of podcasts have been born out of a global pandemic. Most have since gone comatose, but others has continued on. Robert Ingalls, founder of LawPods, is encouraged by the continued prevalence and popularity of podcasts. He sees podcasts as a way for lawyers and firms to give clients and potential clients a look behind the curtain. It enables clients to get to...

Duration:00:36:34

Advocacy, Business Ownership, and Bagels Shops with Beth George

6/10/2021
Episode 47 of Lawyerpreneur starts off a little differently than most. Beth starts off asking me about my work, which I tell her about. And if you've been listening for any length of time, you may have heard before. But it leads us right into her work as a lawyer and what she has been doing outside of law practice. I hope you enjoy this interview that touches on everything from food science to creativity and finding fulfillment within a career. While Beth George hasn't entirely left the...

Duration:00:48:02

Turning the Tables with Lisa M. Lilly and J. W. Judge

6/4/2021
In this newest episode of Lawyerpreneur, Lisa M. Lilly (previously on Episode 19) returns to the podcast to interview me in my role as J. W. Judge, author of the new dark fantasy novel Vulcan Rising. In this role reversal interview, Lilly asks me about my writing process, my inspiration for the novel, and why I chose to write fiction under a pen name. Learn more about Lisa either by listening to Episode 19 or by going to her website lisalilly.com. Find out more about my fiction writing at...

Duration:00:33:42

Challenge Your Self-Doubt to Achieve Your Ambitions with Angela Han

5/6/2021
Despite the limiting beliefs and self doubts she was experiencing, Angela Han gave herself permission to start a business that she felt compelled to start. In Episode 46 of Lawyerpreneur, listen to Angela talk about why ambition isn't greedy, giving yourself the freedom to pursue opportunities, and how relying on a business coach's belief in the right choice for content creation contributed to her success. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lawyerpreneur)

Duration:00:38:14

Developing Solutions to Unprecedented Problems with Tahmina Watson

4/22/2021
Tahmina Watson is the founder of Watson Immigration Law in Seattle. She is the author of the books, The Startup Visa and Legal Heroes in the Trump Era. Tahmina is one of the founders of the legal network, Airport Lawyer. You can also find her on her podcast, Tahmina Talks Immigration, and on her weekly column for Above the Law. Tahmina Watson is both an immigrant to the United States and an immigration lawyer. And as you might expect, there is some correlation between those things. Tahmina...

Duration:01:05:33

Defying Expectations in Search of Fulfillment with David Lat

4/1/2021
In Episode 44 of Lawyerpreneur, David Lat and I talk about the early days of Underneath Their Robes, the predecessor to Above the Law. He tells the story of why he decided to come out from behind his anonymity, and how that led to Above the Law. David tells us what he's most proud of ATL having accomplished. We also discuss his motivations for these endeavors, David's view of himself as a creative person, his state of his recovery from COVD-19, and what's next. Support the show...

Duration:00:31:23