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Welcome to the Legal Toolkit, where you'll get the latest trends and business initiatives that help your law firm everyday. Hear from the experts setting the standards for the legal, insurance, and law enforcement industries. You're listening to the Legal Talk Network!

    Quantum Leap; Why Does LinkedIn Matter?; and Correia Family Stories with Jared’s Mom!

    Quantum Leap; Why Does LinkedIn Matter?; and Correia Family Stories with Jared’s Mom!

    Missed out on Quantum Leap back in the day? No worries, Jared’s here to put right what went wrong, hoping this time you’ll find a way to bring this awesome series home… or something like that.
    Next, Jared leaps into his interview with small business consultant Terri Teague! They chat about new trends on LinkedIn and how lawyers can leverage creative content to help their businesses grow.
    And, you’re in for a treat this time on the Rump Roast! Jared’s mom joins in for a special edition of Correia Family Stories, featuring Jared’s ill-conceived attempt at giving ducks swimming lessons, and more.
     
    Terri Teague is founder and principal of SmallBiz.Consulting and the Digital Power Team.


    Since we discussed my favorite TV show ever: Quantum Leap (and in memory of Dean Stockwell), this week let's throw some science tunes on the turntable. SCIENCE!
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0RtVYlBN7m9FDudediOyRD?si=43cb41bade5a43f8


    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 Conversation Funk by Cast of Characters.
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors TimeSolv, Clio, Scorpion, and Alert Communications.

    • 35 min
    Scooby Doo; Frightening Things Lawyers Do; and “The Magic of Folklore”

    Scooby Doo; Frightening Things Lawyers Do; and “The Magic of Folklore”

    Grab your Scooby Snacks and hop into the Mystery Machine! Jared takes a nostalgic trip to recall his favorite Scooby Doo memories and share his thoughts on what he thinks may be the best iteration of this beloved animated franchise.
    Next up, Jared talks with Joyce Brafford about the three scariest things lawyers do in their legal practices. But, don’t be too freaked out! If you’re guilty of any of these cringe-worthy blunders, Joyce has tips for making things right.
    Last, this time on the Rump Roast, Jared and Joyce dive into cryptozoology, discussing a variety of absurd, creepy, and just plain silly “cryptids.” 
     
    Joyce Brafford is sales manager at CosmoLex.
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    Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fit one more round of that sweet, sweet Halloween music into the mix. After all, what else are you going to listen to? Thanksgiving music?
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0DsPJiKa76bn4etZneCuJy?si=5ba5d0128f534341
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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 Tipsy by AlterEgo.
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors TimeSolv, Clio, Scorpion, and Alert Communications.

    • 36 min
    Time Sucks; The Prosecutors Podcast; and “Direct Examination”

    Time Sucks; The Prosecutors Podcast; and “Direct Examination”

    Ah, time management. Jared muses over whether time is the enemy or simply something we all should bend mercilessly to our respective wills. 
    Then, Jared is joined by Alice and Brett, co-hosts of The Prosecutors Podcast, to talk about how they manage their time as prosecutors and podcasters and their thoughts on what gave rise to the true crime boom.
    Today’s Rump Roast features “Direct Examination,” where Jared digs in deeper to get to know Alice and Brett.
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    In honor of alternate universe Alice being a world famous fiddle player, here’s a list of some great songs that feature the fiddle:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Ut2bR6C4ullxG8eBuMVss?si=17c5e5457d0e4388
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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.

    Special thanks to our sponsors TimeSolv, Clio, Scorpion, and Alert Communications.

    • 37 min
    Norm Macdonald; Niche Legal Practice; and “Chicago vs. Kansas City”

    Norm Macdonald; Niche Legal Practice; and “Chicago vs. Kansas City”

    Maybe he wasn’t the funniest Canadian ever (who could unseat Jim Carey?), but Norm Macdonald still deserves his due. Jared pays homage to the late comedian with an overview of his finest works and samplings of his deadpan comedic style.
    Next up, Jared brings on Stanley Tate to talk through the benefits of niche legal practice. Many lawyers leave law school not really knowing how to develop a profitable business, but Stanley shares how working up expertise in a niche area of the law can lead to a lucrative career. 
    Last, on today’s Rump Roast, Jared pits Stanley’s former and current locales against each other in a game called “Chicago vs. Kansas City.”

    Stanley Tate is principal of Tate Law, where he works exclusively with clients in need of help with student loan debt management. 

    In honor of he Norm Macdonald, the Canadian comedic great, this episode’s Spotify playlist is full of other great stuff from Canada.
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0gbMsv2IGXBQo8AzfFcEzB?si=7d108c12f4924b08

    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 outro music is Eternity by Eazy
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors TimeSolv, Clio, Scorpion, and Alert Communications.

    • 38 min
    Your Intake Mistakes; Leveraging Modern Phone Systems; and “Kiwi Colloquialisms”

    Your Intake Mistakes; Leveraging Modern Phone Systems; and “Kiwi Colloquialisms”

    Jared wants to know—how’s your intake process working for you? If you’re like a lot of law firms, with potential leads just quietly slipping into a black hole… you’re doing it wrong. Just so incredibly wrong. Tune in for Jared’s easy, effective client intake tips.
    Next up, Chelsea Aitken joins Jared to chat about modern phone systems and the important updates lawyers need to help them communicate better and utilize smart integrations with practice management software. 
    Then, the Rump Roast! Jared and Chelsea examine common New Zealand expressions, so stick around to find out the meaning of “jandals”, “pack a sad”, “munted”, and more!
    Chelsea Aitken is the chief customer officer of Vxt, a software company revolutionizing small business communications.
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    I mentioned the longest place name in the world* - It's in New Zealand, and typing it out here would just look kind of ridiculous - so, here are some songs with long names instead.
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1KSQhVXArSYEdx5hSJH17B?si=42f235fa68db45c3
    *I’ll save you the Google search: it’s 

    Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu, New Zealand. 

    I butchered that on the show and I feel we, as a community, can do better. Send us a recording of you pronouncing it and, if you impress me, I’ll name drop you on the show.
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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 outro music is Skinny Jeans by Andrew Stanton.
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors TimeSolv, Clio, Scorpion, and Alert Communications.

    • 31 min
    Narnia Kicks Ass; eDiscovery 101; and “The Heat Index”

    Narnia Kicks Ass; eDiscovery 101; and “The Heat Index”

    Religious allegory might seem like an odd topic for Jared, but, the truth is – C.S. Lewis is just plain splendid. And even a crass iconoclast can fall in love with Narnia. Tune in for Jared’s reflections on this favorite childhood series, along with his recommendations for several of Lewis’ other works.  
    Next up, Jared welcomes Shree Sharma to discuss how eDiscovery has changed over the past decade and what lawyers need to know about its current best practices. 
    Last, in honor of this super-hot summer, Jared and Shree Sharma play yet another new game, “The Heat Index,” featuring a variety of temperature-related trivia. 
     
    Shree Sharma is vice president of business development at HaystackID. 
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    With how damn hot it is, we’ve just decided to embrace it. This week’s playlist has some songs that are scorching.
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1emWKWIjn6vy9ucaQW02zx?si=d11f2818eba440c9
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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 outro music is He Said, She Said by Dr. Delight.
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors TimeSolv, Clio, Scorpion, and Alert Communications.

    • 34 min

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