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Jared Correia, Law Practice Management Advisor with Mass. LOMAP, welcomes two of “The 3 Sisters,” trial lawyers and psychodramatists, Joane Garcia-Colson and Mary Peckham, to discuss the art of psychodrama and its application to the practice of law. Joane and Mary talk about the importance of telling a story in trial practice and how to use psychodrama to better connect with your clients.

Jared Correia, Law Practice Management Advisor with Mass. LOMAP, welcomes two of “The 3 Sisters,” trial lawyers and psychodramatists, Joane Garcia-Colson and Mary Peckham, to discuss the art of psychodrama and its application to the practice of law. Joane and Mary talk about the importance of telling a story in trial practice and how to use psychodrama to better connect with your clients.
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Jared Correia, Law Practice Management Advisor with Mass. LOMAP, welcomes two of “The 3 Sisters,” trial lawyers and psychodramatists, Joane Garcia-Colson and Mary Peckham, to discuss the art of psychodrama and its application to the practice of law. Joane and Mary talk about the importance of telling a story in trial practice and how to use psychodrama to better connect with your clients.

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Building Confidence for a Better Practice

9/4/2018
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Lawyers, especially those newer to the industry, can often suffer from “imposter syndrome” or feeling like their experience doesn’t qualify them to serve their clients. In this Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Jeremy W. Richter about how lawyers can build confidence both in their practice and business skills. Jeremy, author of Building a Better Law Practice, shares his best tips for staying organized with personalized systems and maintaining consistent communication with...

Duration:00:27:57

New Tactics to Improve Client Performance in the Courtroom

8/7/2018
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How a client acts in the courtroom has a large impact on how a case pans out, but communicating effectively with clients can sometimes be a challenge. In this Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Alan Fanger about what lawyers can do in order to improve their client’s performance within the litigation process. They discuss currently used tactics, how they fail, and the importance of sitting down with clients in order to explain the process to them. They also talk about how online...

Duration:00:34:51

How to be a Better Law Firm Associate

7/11/2018
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As an associate at a law firm, it can be a challenge balancing marketing yourself while also giving your best to the firm. In this Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Jay Harrington about how young associates can take ownership of their careers and build their brand while also being accountable to a firm. They discuss overcoming marketing challenges, in-person versus web marketing, and finding your identity both in and out of the office. Jay Harrington runs Harrington, a brand...

Duration:00:35:49

Online Communities for Lawyers and Why They’re Great

6/19/2018
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Why are lawyers now opting for online communities instead of traditional networking avenues, namely bar associations? In this Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia explores the answer to this question along with guest Keith Lee. They discuss the benefits of Slack and what bar associations can do to become more relevant to younger lawyers looking for a supportive community of lawyers. Keith Lee writes for Above The Law while he practices law at Hamer Law Group, LLC in Birmingham,...

Duration:00:39:33

Putting your Firm on Autopilot

5/24/2018
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As a solo lawyer or small firm lawyer, running your firm can involve many repetitive marketing, management, or even accounting tasks that seem to take up a lot of potentially billable time. But many of these tasks can be easily automated. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Ernie Svenson about automation and setting up systems that can help attorneys run their firms more efficiently. They discuss these systems, how to manage business changes, and marketing...

Duration:00:34:07

Talking TECHSHOW: Interviews from the TECHSHOW Floor

5/7/2018
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When you give Jared Correia a mic and let him wander around ABA TECHSHOW, you’re bound to get off the cuff conversations, intriguing guests, and only a couple awkward silences. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia walks the floor of ABA TECHSHOW 2018 and interviews students, vendors, and attendees about everything from Rhode Island food items to spirit animals. The guests also share what they love about TECHSHOW and their favorite parts of the conference. Special thanks to...

Duration:00:48:45

How to Vet Outside Counsel and Other Lessons from Corporate Lawyers

4/20/2018
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In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia and guest-host Cash Butler talk to Debbie Hoffman and Jeremy Potter about how they run an effective corporate legal department. They go into detail about implementing technology, measuring the value of legal services, and their vetting process for outside counsel. They also discuss working with small law firms and address the question of how small is too small to hire? Debbie Hoffman is the co-founder and CEO of Symmetry Blockchain...

Duration:00:49:03

How to Name a Law Firm

3/5/2018
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What’s in a name? A lot, actually, especially for a law firm. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Andrew Garcia and Megan Zavieh about law firm names and why they don’t have to be boring. Together, they also discuss why lawyers don’t feel free to be creative with their firm names, the ethics to keep in mind when branding your company, and how to spice up a traditional name for attorneys who decide to take that route. Megan Zavieh is an attorney with a broad range...

Duration:00:39:49

Legal Printing Isn't Dying, Just Changing

2/12/2018
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Is using paper out of style? There are a lot of advantages to making things digital but that doesn’t have to make paper obsolete. In this episode of the Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Ed Walters about the role of print mediums in law. They reexamine when to use paper versus digital mediums; both printed paper and digital copies have their own quality and characteristics that are useful in different cases. Ed also nerds out about font and classic printing methods, which is...

Duration:00:36:56

All You Need is New Technology

1/18/2018
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Sometimes, one host just isn’t enough. In this special episode of the Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia was joined by guest host and wife Jessica Correia. After establishing Jessica’s indifference towards the Beatles, they talk to Chelsey Lambert about how and why law firms should invest in new technology, from voice activated time and billing to simply updating basic software. They discuss common reasons why law firms hesitate to adopt new technology and who should be involved in the...

Duration:00:43:30

Flirting with Revenue: How to Make Money as a Lawyer

12/15/2017
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Making money is a pretty important part of practicing law and, as good as you may be at it, you can always do better at raking in the dough. In this episode of the Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to marketing ninja Dorie Clark about what lawyers can do to bring in more revenue in a chaotic marketplace. They discuss things like building a brand in a saturated field, using the gig economy to your advantage, and marketing yourself through podcasting or online courses. As a bonus, tune...

Duration:00:41:27

Diversity (or Lack Thereof) in the Legal Profession

11/21/2017
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The lack of minorities like people of color, women, and people with disabilities working within the legal industry has long been a topic of discussion but there has been very little progress when it comes to inclusion. In the episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Jeena Cho about why there’s a lack of diversity in the legal industry, what both individual lawyers and firms are doing about it, and why it’s important for legal professionals to care. They also discuss...

Duration:00:39:55

Redefining Couples Court with Dana and Keith Cutler

9/18/2017
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Do you suspect that your partner is cheating? Fear not, the Cutlers are here to help! In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Dana and Keith Cutler, stars of the new TV show “Couples Court with the Cutlers.” During their discussion with Jared, the attorney power couple answers common questions asked by suspicious partners, like whether it is legal to snoop through a loved one’s phone or track them via GPS. They also talk about data protection laws and how they are...

Duration:00:31:20

How Can Lawyers Solve the Access to Justice Problem?

8/17/2017
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Access to justice is a complicated issue. Some can’t afford lawyers, some don’t know how to find a good lawyer, and some are looking for services that not all lawyers provide. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Keri Norris about this issue, including how technology can facilitate attorney client relationships and what bar associations are doing to solve the problem of access to justice. Keri Norris is the Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and the...

Duration:00:37:09

How Millennials View the Legal Industry

7/18/2017
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At this point, you can’t avoid the millennials. As they enter the legal workforce, it’s important to understand their mindset and what they’ll bring with them. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Drew Rossow and Elan Fields about their millennial perspective of the legal industry. Their discussion includes technology, access to justice, machine learning, and unbundled legal services. They also talk about current trends that are affecting law practices,...

Duration:00:23:27

Managing Your Law Firm with Key Performance Indicators

6/19/2017
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Making sure your law firm experiences stable financial growth sounds like a good idea, but how do lawyers put this into practice? In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Mary Juetten about what key performance indicators (KPIs) are and why lawyers should use them for business management. For those convinced to try KPIs, they also discuss how to get started and potential technology solutions that can supplement the use of KPIs. Mary Juetten is the founder and CEO...

Duration:00:18:20

The ABA’s Newest Project: Blueprint (Rebroadcast)

5/31/2017
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Many lawyers around the country rely on the resources, support, and networking opportunities that the American Bar Association provides to their members. In this rebroadcast episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks with American Bar Association President Linda Klein about law practice management needs that solo and small firm attorneys struggle with and the new Blueprint initiative that the ABA is rolling out to help meet those needs. In addition to being president of the...

Duration:00:32:57

Encouraging Innovation in Law School

4/20/2017
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A few years ago, having technology courses at law schools was unheard of. But recently schools have been offering more and more tech opportunities. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Gabe Teninbaum, professor of legal writing at Suffolk Law, about the work Suffolk is doing to encourage innovation, including programs, technology courses, and internship opportunities. In the second segment, they discuss Gabe’s website, Spaced Repetition, and his take on topics...

Duration:00:34:39

Improve Your Law Firm with Small Client Intake Changes

3/15/2017
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There’s more to practicing law than practicing law. Proper client relationships and interactions can be the difference between a good law firm and an exceptional one. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Michael Chasin, CEO of Lexicata, about effectively managing your practice’s client intake process. They lay out a couple common mistakes that legal professionals often make and also explain why improving your intake process is important to the success of your...

Duration:00:39:10

Digital Assistance in the Practice of Law

2/17/2017
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Christmas brought digital assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home, into homes everywhere. Maybe it’s only a matter of time before they show up in law firms too. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Louise Kennedy and Mitch Jackson about the role of digital assistants in the practice of law. While there are definite advantages, like easy communication and access, there are also complicated security issues that will only be resolved as the technology...

Duration:00:44:56