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The Lawyer Life Podcast covers the professional, personal, and political lives of lawyers. Hosts Mike Anderson and Darlene Tonelli use their experience across the music, media, and entertainment business to shed light on how lawyers can bring their A-game at work, home, and in their communities. Clawbie for Best Law Podcast 2019. Presented by www.interalia-law.com. Music credit: Nick Fowler, composition and performance. Certain episodes are accredited by the Law Society of Ontario for Professionalism Hours, as noted in the show notes.

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The Lawyer Life Podcast covers the professional, personal, and political lives of lawyers. Hosts Mike Anderson and Darlene Tonelli use their experience across the music, media, and entertainment business to shed light on how lawyers can bring their A-game at work, home, and in their communities. Clawbie for Best Law Podcast 2019. Presented by www.interalia-law.com. Music credit: Nick Fowler, composition and performance. Certain episodes are accredited by the Law Society of Ontario for Professionalism Hours, as noted in the show notes.

    Stop Yelling, Start Listening

    Stop Yelling, Start Listening

    Darlene and Mike wrap up season 6 by discussing the default treatment of opposing lawyers as instant adversaries.

    They ask whether an approach of respectful problem solving can lead to better results (and should become the profession's new default).

    PLUS: Mike's guru morning, Darlene revisits classic stories from her youth, and Mike's memory from his first year orientation BBQ.

    SPONSOR
    This episode is sponsored by Helcim. Helcim makes credit card processing for your business easy, simple, and affordable. Visit Helcim.com/lawyerlife to get your first $6,000 worth of processing free!

    SHOW NOTES:
    Check out Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, Satya Nadella, https://www.amazon.ca/Hit-Refresh-Rediscover-Microsofts-Everyone-ebook/dp/B01HOT5SQA

    FEEDBACK, CREDITS & REVIEW
    Please give us feedback here: http://bit.ly/LLPFeedback

    Music credit: Thanks to Nick Fowler who composed and performed our theme music. To learn about his work, visit teknologyproductions.wixsite.com/teknology.

    Art credit: Thanks to Jenny Henderson for our LLP artwork. To learn about Jenny and see her work, visit: https://www.jennyhendersonstudio.com/

    Please rate, review, subscribe and comment. We would so appreciate your feedback (I mean, we're just two lawyers trying to podcast).

    • 34 min
    Untangling Fear In Lawyering ft. Heidi K. Brown

    Untangling Fear In Lawyering ft. Heidi K. Brown

    Darlene and Mike are joined by Heidi K. Brown (Author, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School) to discuss her book Untangling Fear In Lawyering.

    The group considers whether lawyers can improve performance and well-being by embracing confidence, understanding what drives fear, and adopting practices to first acknowledge it, and then work to eliminate it.

    PLUS: Darlene goes west, a great show recommendation, and is Mike Scandinavian?

    SHOW NOTES
    Check out Heidi's book "Untangling Fear in Lawyering: A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy" here: https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/358687385/(USA) and here: https://www.amazon.ca/Untangling-Fear-Lawyering-Four-Step-Powerful/dp/1641053526 (Canada).

    This episode is sponsored by Helcim. Helcim makes credit card processing for your business easy, simple, and affordable. Visit Helcim.com/lawyerlife to get your first $6,000 worth of processing free.

    FEEDBACK, CREDITS & REVIEW
    Please give us feedback here: http://bit.ly/LLPFeedback

    Music credit: Thanks to Nick Fowler who composed and performed our theme music. To learn about his work, visit teknologyproductions.wixsite.com/teknology.

    Art credit: Thanks to Jenny Henderson for our LLP artwork. To learn about Jenny and see her work, visit: https://www.jennyhendersonstudio.com/

    Please rate, review, subscribe and comment. We would so appreciate your feedback (I mean, we're just two lawyers trying to podcast).

    • 45 min
    Lawyers Aren't Robots: How Identity, Principles, and Empathy Drive Outcomes

    Lawyers Aren't Robots: How Identity, Principles, and Empathy Drive Outcomes

    Darlene and Mike are joined by Sara Robertson (Limehorse.com) to learn how acknowledging identity, principles, and empathetic abilities can help lawyers avoid bad outcomes.

    PLUS: Golden Girls, a genius road trip hack, and sartorial reviews of My Cousin Vinny.


    THANK YOU
    Thanks to dealcloser, our sponsor for this episode! Fill out the form at the link below to get an extended 30-day free trial. If you like what you see after your free trial ends, dealcloser will give Lawyer Life Podcast listeners 15% off your monthly or annual dealcloser subscription for one year: https://cloud.dealcloser.com/lawyerlife.

    FEEDBACK, CREDITS & REVIEW

    Please give us feedback here: http://bit.ly/LLPFeedback

    Music credit: Thanks to Nick Fowler who composed and performed our theme music. To learn about his work, visit teknologyproductions.wixsite.com/teknology.

    Art credit: Thanks to Jenny Henderson for our LLP artwork. To learn about Jenny and see her work, visit: https://www.jennyhendersonstudio.com/

    Please rate, review, subscribe and comment. We would so appreciate your feedback (I mean, we're just two lawyers trying to podcast).

    • 42 min
    Overthinking Is Not Awesome

    Overthinking Is Not Awesome

    Darlene and Mike discuss the downsides of overthinking.

    With a little help from books on the subject, they propose that eliminating negative soundtracks and distracting noise is actually key to the effective practice of law.

    PLUS: The power of Lego, a document from Darlene's past appears, and Mike finds the perfect metaphor for self-improvement efforts.

    THANK YOU
    Thanks to dealcloser, our sponsor for this episode! Fill out the form at the link below to get an extended 30-day free trial. If you like what you see after your free trial ends, dealcloser will give Lawyer Life Podcast listeners 15% off your monthly or annual dealcloser subscription for one year: https://cloud.dealcloser.com/lawyerlife.

    LINKS:
    Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
    by Jon Acuff: https://www.amazon.ca/Soundtracks-Jon-Acuff/dp/1540900800#:~:text=In%20Soundtracks%2C%20New%20York%20Times,the%20soundtracks%20that%20define%20you.

    NOISE: A FLAW IN HUMAN JUDGMENT by Daniel Kahneman, OLIVIER SIBONY, Cass R. Sunstein: https://www.amazon.ca/Noise-Human-Judgment-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0316451401


    FEEDBACK, CREDITS & REVIEW:

    Please give us feedback here: http://bit.ly/LLPFeedback

    Music credit: Thanks to Nick Fowler who composed and performed our theme music. To learn about his work, visit teknologyproductions.wixsite.com/teknology.

    Art credit: Thanks to Jenny Henderson for our LLP artwork. To learn about Jenny and see her work, visit: https://www.jennyhendersonstudio.com/

    Please rate, review, subscribe and comment. We would so appreciate your feedback (I mean, we're just two lawyers trying to podcast).

    • 33 min
    The Problem With "Hacking It"

    The Problem With "Hacking It"

    Darlene and Mike discuss whether 'hacking it' should be the goal, or whether it can actually be a sign of strength to choose another path.

    PLUS: Darlene hates cakes, Mike (desperately) offers his Alvin and the Chipmunks impression, and is Mike's obsession with his grass contagious?

    THANK YOU
    Thanks to dealcloser, our sponsor for this episode! Fill out the form at the link below to get an extended 30-day free trial. If you like what you see after your free trial ends, dealcloser will give Lawyer Life Podcast listeners 15% off your monthly or annual dealcloser subscription for one year: https://cloud.dealcloser.com/lawyerlife.


    NOTES:
    The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday https://ryanholiday.net/ryan-holiday-books/

    FEEDBACK, CREDITS & REVIEW
    Please give us feedback here: http://bit.ly/LLPFeedback

    Music credit: Thanks to Nick Fowler who composed and performed our theme music. To learn about his work, visit teknologyproductions.wixsite.com/teknology.

    Art credit: Thanks to Jenny Henderson for our LLP artwork. To learn about Jenny and see her work, visit: https://www.jennyhendersonstudio.com/

    Please rate, review, subscribe and comment. We would so appreciate your feedback (I mean, we're just two lawyers trying to podcast).

    • 37 min
    What is *True* High Performance?

    What is *True* High Performance?

    Darlene and Mike discuss the profession's misconception of high performers, and what TRULY makes a high performing person that practices law.

    PLUS: Mike talks about his grass (again), learning from the Billy Beane test case, and the importance of humility.

    CREDITS: Brendon Burchard – High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way (https://www.amazon.ca/High-Performance-Habits-Extraordinary-People/dp/1401952852)
    THANK YOU
    Thanks to dealcloser, our sponsor for this episode! Fill out this form to get an extended 30-day free trial. If you like what you see after your free trial ends, dealcloser will give Lawyer Life Podcast listeners 15% off your monthly or annual dealcloser subscription for one year: https://cloud.dealcloser.com/lawyerlife.

    FEEDBACK, CREDITS & REVIEW
    Please give us feedback here: http://bit.ly/LLPFeedback

    Music credit: Thanks to Nick Fowler who composed and performed our theme music. To learn about his work, visit teknologyproductions.wixsite.com/teknology.

    Art credit: Thanks to Jenny Henderson for our LLP artwork. To learn about Jenny and see her work, visit: https://www.jennyhendersonstudio.com/

    Please rate, review, subscribe and comment. We would so appreciate your feedback (I mean, we're just two lawyers trying to podcast).

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Dina Cataldo ,

This podcast offers a perspective that you need

Darlene and Mike are refreshing hosts who do a great job cultivating conversations with lawyers who offer different perspectives on practicing the law, following their passions, and creating the space to follow their dreams whether they're law-related or not. This is a must-listen for lawyers who want to think differently about how they're approaching their careers. They also have great podcasts on social issues that are relevant right now. I definitely recommend subscribing.

zpousman ,

Smart, Fun

One of my favorites!

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