Posted by Robert Half Legal on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 07:09 | Follow me
Podcasts have become indispensable sources of information and insight for legal professionals. Whether you’ve never tuned into an episode, or you’re an avid listener looking for a greater variety of programming, we present our list of the top six podcasts for legal professionals.
Top 6 Podcast Picks
The Bloomberg Law Podcast provides frequent reporting and analysis of current legal issues, addressing all areas of the profession from property and criminal law to bankruptcy and securities law. Drawing on Bloomberg’s vast journalism resources and inviting input from prominent attorneys and legal scholars, this podcast is one of the most detailed and thorough sources available.
The Modern Law Library
The Modern Law Library Podcast, produced by the American Bar Association Journal, takes an informal, newsmagazine approach to reporting on a variety of legal topics as different as how to maximize your productivity and grammar usage and punctuation rules for legal professionals, featuring a delightful interview with The New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris, a self-described “comma queen.”
Life of the Law
This 5-year-old, biweekly podcast, which its creators said began “with a conversation in the summer of 2010 at an ice-cream stand on a hot night in Austin,” gets under the skin of stories about the law. Its “live storytelling” is the work of a group of journalists, editors, producers and scholars talking to the individuals involved in cases — some high profile, others not. Its value is its ability to highlight the human element and its cast of characters includes lawyers, sleuths, victims and criminals. Need we say more?
Lawyer 2 Lawyer
Co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi are to the legal world what Shields and Brooks are to the PBS Newshour, offering expert current events analysis as only veterans in their professions can. Williams is a noted criminal defense lawyer whose education began in media studies with a focus in journalism, radio and film. Ambrogi is a lawyer and has held top editorial positions at both the National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA; he blogs on topics including technology and First Amendment issues for a legal audience. Part of the Legal Talk Network, a rich source of podcasts itself, Lawyer 2 Lawyer is the longest running legal podcast and has won numerous industry awards.
The Robert Half Legal Report
Hosted by attorney Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, the Robert Half Legal Report offers expert discussion and analysis of current trends in hiring and staffing in the legal profession. Covering critical law practice management strategies such as succession planning and eDiscovery management and professional development tips for candidates, it’s a terrific companion to the Robert Half Legal blog and Salary Guide.
The Paralegal Voice
Another gem from the Legal Talk Network, the Paralegal Voice podcast focuses on nuts-and-bolts topics, trends and resources relating to the paralegal and legal secretary professions, such as navigating your annual review and leveraging the discussion to improve communication with your manager, as well as overall job performance and satisfaction. Hosted by paralegal mentor Vicki Voisin, these podcasts are valuable programming for all levels of skill and experience.
Podcasts are growing in popularity, as they’re free to consume and make an ideal companion to daily activities such as your commute or workout. Find a show you enjoy and you'll unlock a great source of in-depth industry insight.
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