Saturday, February 28, 2015

Podcasts for Lawyers

I have written previously about the benefits of podcasts: interesting, relevant, and timely content pushed directly to your device (so you don't have to go looking for it) that you can enjoy whenever you want.  What's not to like? And if you want a tutorial on how to get and use podcasts, read this article I found while putting this post together. And further, if you are interested in starting your own podcast, take a look at this piece.

Here are the legal podcasts on my device right now (with summaries largely based on their own descriptions), in alphabetical order so I don't have to rank them:

  1. Amicus With Dalia Lithwick. Lithwick writes about courts and the law for State, and Amicus is all about the United States Supreme Court. Great resource for following the goings-on at SCOTUS.
  2. Digital Edge. Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss topics related to lawyers and technology. Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA.
  3. Kennedy-Mighell Report. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell educate lawyers on how technology can be used to improve services, interactions with clients, and overall workflow.
  4. Lawyer 2 Lawyer. Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams address current issues from a legal perspective. 
  5. Lawyerist.  A weekly show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street. Glover and Street interview successful lawyers and interesting people about law practice, and answer questions from the Lawyerist community. Great interviews with interesting people in the legal community.
  6. Legal Toolkit.  A really good law practice management resource. Heidi Alexander and Jared Correia invite forward-thinking lawyers to discuss the services, ideas, and programs that have improved their practices.
  7. Oral Argument. A podcast about law, law school, and legal theory. Joe Miller and Christian Turner, law professors at the University of Georgia, do some really in-depth analysis of cases and legal issues.  A must-listen for those (including myself) interested in the laws of airline seat reclining and speed traps.
  8. This Week in Law. Denise Howell discusses breaking issues in technology law, including patents, copyrights, privacy, drones, driverless cars, the Internet of Things, and many other topics.