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The Hearing is a legal podcast from Thomson Reuters. Listen to insightful discussions with interesting people who have a connection to the law. We delve into anything and everything – trailblazers within the industry, the latest insights in legal innovation, and we explore how the profession is evolving. We also produce a regular spin-off called The Cross-Examination. These are documentary episodes where we do a deep dive into current issues and examine them through a legal lens. Find out mo ...
 
The Texas Appellate Law Podcast, proudly presented by Butler Snow LLP, covers topics of interest to lawyers handling appellate matters in Texas courts and beyond. The podcast demystifies appellate law and pulls back the curtain on the appellate system through conversations with judges, court staff, and top trial and appellate practitioners. Listeners discover best practices and tips for successfully presenting their cases, managing their dockets, and promoting efficiency through legal techno ...
 
Treatises, case law, Google…. what do they have in common? When you need answers, none of these will get you started faster than walking down the hall to chat with an expert. Down the Hall with Practical Law will host a panel of law firm and in-house law department leaders as well as Practical Law's editorial team that will feature plain English "What do I really need to know?" discussions and insights on trending legal topics. No legalese; just expertise.
 
My name is Dom Burch, I'm VP of marketing at SYKE - the world's foremost legal tech consultancy. I'm not a lawyer and I'm not a techy. Which makes me perfectly qualified to make legal tech simple. Join me as I interview expert legal engineers and software developers, and law firms and large corporations who are implementing legal tech. My aim is to provide you with a diverse set of views and opinions by speaking with thought-leaders and innovators across the legal tech spectrum. If you'd lik ...
 
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Law Firm Excellence

Michael Bell, Founder of LawFirmExcellence.com, targeting the managing partner & fans of Legal Talk Network, ALA, ABA Law Practice Management Section, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Thomson Reuters, Ed Poll, Bar Association, Alexis Neely, Jim Hart, John Skiba

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Law firm leaders share their stories and experts share tips that will empower you to grow your firm.
 
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The Heart Of Marketing

Jayme Soulati and John Gregory Olson

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Despite the latest new digital marketing technology, the fundamentals of good marketing haven’t changed a whole lot. At its core, we still need a solid strategy. And we still need to make human connections. That is The Heart of Marketing. Join hosts Jayme Soulati and John Gregory Olson for an informative and entertaining romp through the digital marketing world today. You get an insider view of a variety of topics to help you win customers and grow sales. Some of the topics we’ll cover inclu ...
 
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The military veteran community has lots of legal needs, including legal assistance in handling veterans’ claims stemming from their service. These brave men and women often lack access to experienced advocates to help in this area, including the appellate process. In this episode, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders discuss veterans’ claims and appeals wit…
 
In the latest podcast available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, Bill Josten, manager of legal industry and law firm content at Thomson Reuters Institute, recently spoke with Randy Staggers, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Baker Donelson, about the findings of the Dynamic Law Firms Report, and whether and how …
 
Devoted listeners to The Hearing will be familiar with the work of The Chancery Lane Project – which helps lawyers use contracts to fight climate change. This episode is about using a similar concept to tackle modern slavery and other human rights abuses. Becky speaks to Olivia Windham Stewart and Sarah Dadush about their work with the American Bar…
 
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the hot craze. While the initial coin offering ("ICO") craze of 2017-2018 fizzled out in the face of government enforcement actions, a resurgence in the global market for bitcoin and the new category of NFTs is fueling a new boom in digital assets as mainstream interest increases. Recently, Christie's became the very …
 
While lawyers are used to reading and speaking legalese, breaking complex legal concepts into digestible bits is a talent not all lawyers have. But, with legal issues and court proceedings frequently in the news, it’s becoming an increasingly necessary skill set. This is particularly true when attorneys need to speak to the media about legal issues…
 
In the latest podcast available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, we speak to Jennifer Dezso, Director of Client Relations at Thomson Reuters Market Insights and Thought Leadership, about the recent Thomson Reuters Institute’s 2022 State of Corporate Law Departments report.By Gina Jurva
 
In the latest podcast available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, Thomson Reuters' Bill Josten, and Becky Halat discusses the lessons from the Regional Law Firm Brand Indexes and the ongoing shift they show in the relationships between corporate clients and their outside law firms.…
 
Here at Hearing HQ, we love to hear the real life stories of the people who make up the legal industry. And it’s been a pleasure to speak to Julie Jaggin, from Howard Kennedy, about her career and experiences as a lawyer with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which wasn’t diagnosed until she was 41. Julie and Yasmin talk about the power of labels and…
 
Employment cases present unique challenges in both state and federal courts. Attorneys who practice in that area have to operate comfortably in both forums and understand some of the traps that less experienced practitioners might miss. Sole practitioner Jason Smith has been practicing employment law in trial and appellate courts for most of his ca…
 
In the latest podcast available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, Gina Jurva, of the Thomson Reuters Institute, speaks with Kelsey Nicol, of Thomson Reuters; and Lyndsey Wurst, Legal Operations Manager at Securian Financial.   The podcast features a preview of Nicol and Wurst’s upcoming panel at the Corporate Legal Operation…
 
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, Ethereum and dogecoin saw a record $9.3 billion inflow in 2021. Governments and regulatory bodies are racing to keep up with explosion of cryptocurrencies, associated marketplaces and exchanges, and other digital assets such as NFTs. Thomson Reuters is hosting a two-day exploration of risk and reward for the global…
 
In the second instalment in our jury system mini-series, Becky Annison speaks to Audrey Cherryl Mogan, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers. The pair chat about Audrey's inspiration for her work and her recent case successfully defending one of six Christian Climate Change activists who obstructed a DLR train during an Extinction Rebellion protest …
 
This episode features the Texas Appellate Law Podcast’s first three-time guest, M.C. Sungaila. She joins Todd Smith and Jody Sanders to discuss her new podcast, The Portia Project, which chronicles the careers of women judges and lawyers and their impact on the legal profession. M.C. discusses what drove her new project, as well as her goal of insp…
 
In our latest podcast, available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, Gina Jurva, attorney and manager of market insights and thought leadership content for corporate and government at the Thomson Reuters Institute, speaks with Amanda Dupont, an attorney and public records specialist at Thomson Reuters, about the 2022 Thomson R…
 
Get your brackets out! For the first time in three years, March Madness, as we’re accustomed to seeing it, is back. NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and the Olympics all navigated their way through the pandemic through a combination of delays, bubbles, cancelled games, and various COVID protocols. Will any of this have lasting effects on players’ rights, c…
 
To practicing attorneys, the pandemic seemed to change the legal system overnight. These changes, along with preexisting systemic issues, underlie the mental-health crises that affect attorneys throughout the profession—depression, anxiety, burnout, and substance abuse. Attorneys need to acknowledge and understand those conditions, as well as how t…
 
In the latest podcast available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, we discuss the 2022 Tax Professionals Survey report, which highlighted the megatrends the tax & accounting industry began experiencing in 2018 and went into overdrive in 2020. In 2022, clients are likely to continue demanding more from their tax and business a…
 
This is the first instalment in our special mini-series on the jury system. Following some recent cases, we decided to examine the integral role of jury trials in our justice system, and why it’s important that defendants have the opportunity to be judged by their peers. In this episode, Yasmin talks to Liam Walker QC, who successfully defended one…
 
Attorneys sometimes struggle to set themselves apart from their peers. One way is to find a niche and develop expertise. This is true for appellate lawyers, who, though already focused on appellate law, can cultivate unique areas of knowledge within that specialty. In this episode, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders find out what it takes to carve out a n…
 
In this latest podcast on the Thomson Reuters Market Insights channel, Bill Josten, manager of legal industry and law firm content at Thomson Reuters Institute, speaks with Jim Jones, a senior fellow with Georgetown Law and the chief author of the recent 2022 Report on the State of the Legal Market, about some of topics that have garnered the most …
 
February is US Black History Month and to celebrate we have a special episode featuring the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA). Our guest host, Thomson Reuters' Chief Legal Officer, Thomas Kim sits down with the LFAA's co-founders, Brenna DeVaney and Kiisha Morrow. As you will hear, Brenna and Kiisha have had an inspirational journey. Thomas asks …
 
Sometimes an appellate attorney’s most important work never reaches an appellate court. Appellate counsel can play a critical part in trial court proceedings—helping make a record, making legal arguments, and assisting trial counsel with issues that might come up on appeal. Kirk Pittard, one of the founders of Durham, Pittard & Spalding, LLP, relis…
 
In this episode, Yasmin goes back to school to meet the dean of BPP University Law School, Jo-Anne Pugh. They discuss what legal education is like for students who are at the beginning of their careers, and how the learning is evolving to fit (and indeed informing) the modern legal ecosystem. The pair also chat about the concept and real life exper…
 
The right to criminal defense counsel is a cornerstone of our justice system. This is particularly true in federal courts, where the stakes in criminal trials are very high. One of the ways we meet this constitutional guarantee is through the federal public defender system, which provides trial, appellate, and post-conviction services to criminal d…
 
During the last week of May 2021, significant gains were made in the battle against climate change. In this episode, Becky Annison talks to Mark van Baal, the founder of the international pressure group Follow This, about what happened. Was this the beginning of a sea-change that could save the world? What some commentators bill as the start of the…
 
Texas attorneys know the Pattern Jury Charges as valuable guide to properly instructing a jury at trial. But most don’t know all the work that goes into creating and updating the various volumes. In this episode, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders visit with Judge Dan Hinde, Chair of the State Bar’s Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee, about the proce…
 
Of all the issues employers will face in 2022, talent recruitment, retention, and management will likely be among the top. This will be true in major corporations, small businesses, professional services like law firms and tax & accounting firms, and even government agencies. While some common thread can be found as to how talent questions might im…
 
The Texas Bar is a self-regulating entity—it handles attorney discipline through a unique procedural process. Although most attorneys steer clear of professional discipline, it’s important for practitioners to know about the disciplinary system and how it works. This week, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders sit down with an expert on this topic, Seana Wil…
 
As 2021 comes to a close, co-hosts Todd Smith and Jody Sanders pause to thank listeners and followers of the Texas Appellate Law Podcast. During the holiday break, we recommend revisiting our 2020 interview with Chris Ritter on Well-Being Strategies for the Pandemic and the Holidays. See you in 2022! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and shar…
 
We could try to make a witty or poignant comment about this year, but we respect you all too much for that. We all know what 2021 was – and it wasn't the antidote to 2020 we'd hoped for (oops, there's the comment). We know what is was, however – it was another smashing year for The Hearing. We introduced two wonderful new hosts – Yasmin Sheikh and …
 
Although Texas has more than 100,000 licensed attorneys, many of its residents’ legal needs remain unmet. This is particularly true in appellate courts, where fewer attorneys practice. Luckily, Texas lawyers, judges, and bar leaders have worked to connect unrepresented litigants with counsel willing to handle their appeals pro bono. In this episode…
 
Today, lawyers are grappling to incorporate environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) principles into their practices and better serve their corporate clients. In a new podcast, we discuss the recently released Thomson Reuters Stellar Performance report. In the podcast, available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel,…
 
As technology becomes more sophisticated, so too do the security issues its users encounter. These challenges impact attorneys and law firms particularly, as they regularly deal with confidential data and privileged information. Often, however, attorneys and law firms remain unaware or unprepared for potential traps. But there are resources to addr…
 
This is an episode that may resonate with many of you. Yasmin speaks to Trevor Sterling about the chance turn of events that led him to pursuing a career in law. And, in spite of Trevor’s unconventional route into the profession, in July 2021 he made history by becoming the first black senior partner at a top 100 UK law firm. Trevor, a personal inj…
 
People take many paths into the practice of law. These varied experiences provide important perspectives that enrich and improve the legal industry. This week, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders talk with Texas Supreme Court Justice Rebeca Huddle about her path to legal practice and, ultimately, a place on Texas’s highest civil court. Justice Huddle discu…
 
Elderly investors or those with a mental or physical disability may be unable to make sound financial decisions on their own and are more vulnerable to exploitation. Host Haile Arrindell talks to Kelly Brennan about the new laws and regulations that empower financial institutions to act when they suspect financial exploitation of elderly or otherwi…
 
Yasmin's guest for this episode is something of an inspiration. I. Stephanie Boyce is the 177th president of the Law Society of England and Wales. But she’s the society’s first black office holder, and only the sixth woman to hold the presidency. And, as you will hear, she had to overcome lots of barriers to get there. Yasmin and Stephanie talk abo…
 
Balancing professional obligations with self-care is a major challenge for lawyers. It’s easy for attorneys to overload themselves with work, activities, and commitments, often stretching themselves too thin and straining their personal relationships. This week, Karen Vladeck a partner at Wittliff | Cutter PLLC and co-host of the In Loco Parent(i)s…
 
In a new podcast, available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, we preview the upcoming conference, "Those Darkest Hours”: The Future of American Security. One panel at that event will focus on how the danger of illicit finance, which covers everything from laundering money from illegal activity to funding terrorism, is becomi…
 
There are many different ways to practice law and many types of law to practice. Law students and young attorneys often don’t know where to turn for advice about their options. Luckily, in addition to his teaching and scholarship, Jonah Perlin, a Legal Practice Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, provides a unique resource for the public…
 
Bitcoin: bringing FOMO since 2013. What would your scream sound like if you had dismissed Bitcoin as a joke in your law class in 2013 at $100 dollars – when it sits at $60,000 today? Joe's guest this week is Houman Shadab, the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School. He's here to tell us how lawyers can navig…
 
In Texas, district attorneys’ offices appear as counsel in the courts of appeals more than almost any other litigant. Beyond simply appealing or defending appeals, district attorneys have unique responsibilities as prosecutors that impact the positions they take and the arguments they make. In this week’s episode, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders sit do…
 
In our latest podcast, available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, Gina Jurva, of the Thomson Reuters Institute, speaks with Henry Engler, Senior Regulatory Expert at Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence and primary author of the new report, ESG: Fast-emerging challenges for financial institutions.…
 
Attorneys spend a lot of time choosing the right words to use in briefs and motions. But they often neglect thinking about how their words actually look on the page. Layout and typography can impact how legal work product is perceived and read. This week, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders interview an expert on how lawyers can combine solid arguments wit…
 
Lobbying can have an outsized influence on which bills get passed and, sometimes more importantly, which ones do not. But many people don’t know what lobbyists actually do. In this week’s episode, Amy Bresnen and Steve Bresnen of Bresnen Associates explain to Todd Smith and Jody Sanders how their careers combine legislation, public policy, and advo…
 
In our latest podcast, available on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, we discuss these issues further with Paula Davis, CEO of The Stress and Resilience Institute. Davis explains the difference between stress and burnout, describing the characteristics of the latter as chronic emotional and physical exhaustion, chronic cynicism…
 
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