2017 ABA Journal Web 100

Web 100: Best law podcasts

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Lawyerist Podcast

Sam Glover and Aaron Street of Lawyerist get down to the nuts and bolts of law practice, drawing from guest interviews and their experience with Minneapolis solos and startups. “This is the best podcast out there for anyone who cares about the future of the legal profession,” says Jordan L. Couch of Palace Law in University Place, Washington. “They cover a lot of topics with phenomenally interesting people and provide a voice for the often-overlooked solo and small-firm lawyers.”

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams have been podcasting since 2005, almost as long as the word podcast has been in circulation. Episodes pair up lawyers with opposing perspectives on legal issues in the news.

The Legal Geek Podcasts

Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland watch the latest superhero sequel and wonder how the courts would sort out the carnage. Heavy doses of comic books and sci-fi make this chatty podcast a guilty pleasure for fans of the Justice League and other defenders of justice.

Legal Toolkit

Jared Correia and Heidi Alexander survey topics in law practice with a strong focus on project management techniques.

Maximum Lawyer

Marketing-savvy St. Louis lawyers Jim Hacking and Tyson Mutrux and their guests explore the details of lead generation and the broader practice management issues that solos and small firms face.

New Solo

Legal technology coach Adriana Linares aids lawyers building their practice or making small-firm transitions.

Reasonable Doubt

Adam Carolla, a comedian and former contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice, engages criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos in pop culture bro banter.

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Resilient Lawyer

Autumn Witt Boyd of the Legal Road Map podcast recommends podcaster Jeena Cho. “Law is a high-stress field, no doubt,” Boyd says. “Many lawyers need to hear what she and her guests have to share. She interviews lawyers at all stages of their careers, including many at the highest levels of BigLaw, CEOs and corporate counsel, to find what’s worked for them to be more resilient.”

Sword and Scale

Among the wave of true crime podcasts, Sword and Scale is notable for covering a wide range of sordid and bizarre events and documenting how they wind their way through the justice system.

Thinking Like a Lawyer

Above the Law surveys legal news with skepticism and a few F-bombs. “Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice are often both insightful and hilarious,” Rosen says.

This Week in Law

Denise Howell, a lawyer from Newport Beach, California, launched this technology podcast in 2006. Intellectual property litigator J. Michael Keyes and University of Notre Dame Law School student Matt Curtis now join Howell in a video conference that covers drones, virtual reality, privacy and Kim Kardashian West.

Un-Billable Hour

Employment lawyer Christopher Anderson schedules time to make lawyers more successful. The no-nonsense style of a former ADA serves Anderson well as he guides business and technology experts in breaking down topics such as blockchain, bookkeeping, litigation financing and process management. His team consulting background helps focus discussion on what’s best for lawyers and their clients.


Maria Rainsdon of Grand Junction, Colorado, became hooked on the case of Adnan Syed from the Serial true crime podcast. “Then came Undisclosed, which actually investigated, looked into any and all facts they could find, and produced a high-quality podcast that shined a light into so many places Serial walked past.”

Podcast judges

Daniel W. Linna Jr., director of LegalRnD—the Center for Legal Services Innovation at the Michigan State University College of Law

Exavier Pope, principal owner of the Pope Law Firm in Chicago

Brad Rosen, lawyer based in Skokie, Illinois, and writer-analyst at Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

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