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The premier provider of podcasts for attorneys and legal professionals. Over 15 shows on varied topics highlight important issues, current events, technology and the future of law. Legal Talk Network's shows are hosted by leading industry professionals and feature high profile guests.

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The premier provider of podcasts for attorneys and legal professionals. Over 15 shows on varied topics highlight important issues, current events, technology and the future of law. Legal Talk Network's shows are hosted by leading industry professionals and feature high profile guests.

    Dennis & Tom’s Top 12 Personal Productivity Tips

    Dennis & Tom’s Top 12 Personal Productivity Tips

    The year is rapidly drawing to a close, and some of us might just be feeling the crunch of too much to do in too little time. Never fear! Dennis and Tom are here with their favorite personal productivity tips to help you plow through that to-do list. They share simple strategies you can put to work both professionally and personally.
    Next, the guys respond to a listener’s podcasting question! They chat about how to podcast for the long haul by focusing on consistency, authenticity, and content you really care about. 
    As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.
    Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for answers to your most burning tech questions.
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors, Colonial Surety Company, ServeNow, and Nota.

    • 37 min
    Honing Your Virtual Presence

    Honing Your Virtual Presence

    Every lawyer hopes to present themselves as poised and intelligent, but some struggle to put their best foot forward when engaging clients or fellow professionals online, especially in video communications. Elisabeth Steele is here to help! Host Rocky Dhir welcomes Elisabeth to walk lawyers through the elements of effective virtual presence and communication. She shares tips on: cultivating connection and authenticity for your audience; setting up a workspace that minimizes distractions; and, enhancing your credibility and authority in online interactions. 
    Elisabeth Steele Hutchison is a faculty specialist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Teaching Excellence. She coaches attorneys, faculty, and remote leaders to communicate well on video.
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

    • 34 min
    Bonus Season Stumbles Off The Line

    Bonus Season Stumbles Off The Line

    We thought we entered Biglaw bonus season last week, but after Cravath rolled out a higher bonus schedule, the majority of firms responded with silence. What's going on, and is someone finally going to break that logjam? We also talk about the verdict in the Arbery murder and continue last week's discussion about the troubling balancing act when it comes to prosecutorial discretion. And an Ivy League school settles with students over COVID tuition. Should schools really have charged less during the pandemic?
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors, Lexicon and Nota.

    • 31 min
    Can You Turn off Your Lawyer Brain?

    Can You Turn off Your Lawyer Brain?

    Do you do a statutory interpretation of board game rules at every family gathering? Does a trip to the grocery store involve observations about slip and fall potential? And how many liability lawsuits would you have filed over the Jurassic Park debacle? Laugh along with this spirited discussion about trying to turn off your lawyer brain…..and get solid advice on what to do if you can’t.

    • 29 min
    To Take Or Not To Take The Deposition

    To Take Or Not To Take The Deposition

    The purpose of every deposition should be to advance your case. How do you decide which depos are crucial to your case, and which ones you can or should avoid? In the first of several episodes on deposition strategy, Plaintiff attorney Tim Cronin joins John and Erich discuss key considerations regarding the first decision you make when planning your deposition strategy…will this depo hurt me or help me?

    • 24 min
    Fast Food For Thought; Modern Legal Ethics; and What Would Florida Man Do? - Holiday Edition

    Fast Food For Thought; Modern Legal Ethics; and What Would Florida Man Do? - Holiday Edition

    Struggling with efficiency in your law practice? Well, go watch “The Founder” starring Michael Keaton, meditate on its entrepreneurial lessons, and you should be good to go. Jared thinks so, anyway.
    Next, Jared welcomes Mark C. Palmer of the Illinois Supreme Court’s 2Civility Program to discuss a variety of the ways legal ethics have evolved alongside the new developments in technology and communication. They chat about texting with clients, client portals, cryptocurrency, virtual practice, and more.
    Last, the Rump Roast ushers in the return of “What Would Florida Man Do?”—this time with a holiday spin! Jared offers up a series of peculiar news stories and Mark must determine whether a true “Florida Man” was involved.
     
    Mark C. Palmer is the Chief Counsel of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, also known as 2Civility
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    Since we talked about the McDonald brothers Speedee system, and what a tool Ray Kroc was, how about some songs about food!
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7IAkSDRYzv56bUr0sPNnkN?si=77d9c717eaa540f4
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    Our opening track is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.
    The music for the Legal Trends Report Minute is I See You by Sounds Like Sander.
    Our closing track is Low Lit Blues by Renderings.
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors TimeSolv, Clio, Scorpion, and Alert Communications.

    • 33 min

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