While there are thousands of legal podcasts spanning numerous niche topics, the best legal podcasts combine great research, expert input, and engaging storytelling. The trouble is, since it’s fairly easy to create a podcast, it can be challenging to sift through the noise and determine which ones are truly worth your time. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best legal industry podcasts out there, covering topics from legal news to technology trends, law firm marketing, and legal ethics.
Here are the best legal industry podcasts you should subscribe to:
1. The Lawyerist Podcast
From the same team that brings you the website lawyerist.com, this weekly podcast covers many topics for lawyers and legal practices. They feature real conversations with prominent industry leaders such as authors and successful attorneys. They are especially helpful when it comes to topics around solo and small firm attorneys.
2. Law360’S Pro Say
Tune into Pro Say to hear the latest news from courtrooms, legal newspapers, and law classrooms around the country. Every week, Law 360’s Pro Say provides a recap of what happened in the legal world in the past seven days. The hosts of the show are legal journalists who discuss the week’s big stories, as well as those that didn’t make the headlines. You can think of Pro Say as the CliffNotes of legal news.
3. Technically Legal
Do you love to geek out over the latest in legal technology and innovation? Then this is the podcast for you. Each episode features interviews with innovators in law and legal tech. Guests discuss how they are using, creating or implementing legal technology and pursuing innovation in their legal departments and law firms. In the latest episode, Suited CEO Matt Spencer and CTO Aaron Meyers, discuss the use of artificial intelligence in legal hiring decisions.
This weekly podcast offers insights, thoughts, and predictions on everything from blockchain to innovative legal technology and the future of the legal industry. These episodes are great for keeping up with the industry trends and latest-and-greatest tools.
5. Legaltech Week
The host of LawNext, Bob Ambrogi, recently launched this new shorter podcast series. At 15 minutes in length, each episode offers a weekly round-up and review of news in legal technology and innovation.
6. Legal Toolkit
Released monthly, this podcast focuses on law firm management and how to optimize it. Each episode is formatted as an interview with top lawyers and professionals to provide the tools and tips that can help you build out a better practice.
7. Building NewLaw
This Canadian podcast focuses on the next generation of law practice, centered on clients and their experience. They take a thoughtful approach on how to improve productivity, how to make your law practice more efficient with technology, and how to better focus on client relationships.
8. The Gen Why Lawyer
Directed at young attorneys, this podcast is hosted by millennial lawyers. Expect information, discussion, and advice geared toward professionals who are early on in their careers. Subjects like empowerment guide lawyers in how to have their best experience well into the future.
9. New Solo
A monthly podcast, the subject matter presented focuses on transitioning from a law firm to an individual practice. Offering interviews with lawyers who have traveled this path, listeners will receive actionable advice about how to go solo.
Hosted bi-monthly, this podcast is marketed as “your place to get information about legal marketing in the digital age. Talking about all things client development, digital marketing, and ethical implications of these topics in the legal field.”
11. The Law Entrepreneur
There’s a whole business side to running a law firm that doesn’t receive a lot of attention. This podcast shares information that can help lawyers be successful business people (not just attorneys). It was created by a lawyer who felt that law school did not prepare him for actually operating a firm.
12. Lawyers Gone Ethical
The ethical rules of law are often changing, and this weekly podcast seeks to inform lawyers of the updates. Tune into this podcast to make sure you understand the latest interpretations and implications of ethics rules.
13. Maximum Lawyer
If you’re interested in starting or running your own firm, this podcast can help you learn about marketing, hiring, and growing pains. They cover basics as well as deep dives into particular areas.
14. Lawyer 2 Lawyer
A long-running program, this podcast is one of the most listened-to in the legal sector. The weekly show dives into contemporary legal issues and they tend to have interesting guests with contemplative questions.
15. TED Law
Technically video podcasts (or “vodcasts”), we included this one because you can listen at your convenience. Similar to TED talks, these episodes cover a range of interesting and modern legal topics sure to keep your attention.
16. Bloomberg Law
This podcast is frequently released, and you can expect quick insights into high profile legal news. Offering highly authoritative insights, it’s easy to browse and find episodes on topics that interest you.
17. Legal Marketing 2.0
We’re not objective here, but we do think our podcast is one of the best out there offering fresh insights and perspectives on the latest legal marketing trends and strategies. From predicting digital marketing trends, to hosting industry leaders, we share business advice, personal stories, and best practices on topics relevant to law firms and legal marketers.
Your time is valuable, and absorbing information from podcasts can help you personally and professionally – but only if you can find the right one that piques your curiosity. Whether you’re looking for an additional legal news source or a unique take on the legal industry, we hope you discovered a new podcast to add to your rotation.
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Updated and originally published April 6, 2020.