Last week in my column at Above the Law, I rounded up a passel of new legal podcasts. Having just launched the new LawNext podcast myself, it seemed I was suddenly seeing all sorts of new legal podcasts.

As might be expected, no sooner did I publish that column than I started hearing from other new legal podcasts that I missed. So herewith is a supplement to that column — passel, part two.

Behind the Trial. The law firm McKool Smith and Benchmark Litigation jointly produce this podcast, which features conversations with “the nation’s most iconic trial lawyers.” You might be concerned that a firm-produced podcast would center on its lawyers, but this podcast lives up to its promise. Episodes so far have interviewed Evan R. Chesler, chairman of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Evan Chesler, chairman of Cravath, Swaine & Moore; and David Boies, chairman of Boies Schiller Flexner.

Legal Marketing 2.0. Not sure how I missed this one, since I’ve actually been a guest on it, but this weekly podcast from the legal marketing firm Good2bSocial offers insights on the latest legal marketing trends and strategies. Launched a year ago, it is hosted by firm founder Guy Alvarez. Among recent topics: the importance of storytelling in marketing, using technology to differentiate your legal services, and enhancing relationships through client interviews.

Legal Speak. From ALM and Law.com, Legal Speak is a weekly podcast about law and the legal industry. Law.com editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum host the show, each week tackling a topic they consider worthy of a deep dive. Law.com reporters and editors contribute interviews with lawyers and others in the news. ALM started Legal Speak a year ago to test the format, but officially launched it in March, a spokesperson tells me.

Getting Off. Two criminal defense lawyers in Madison, Wis., Jessa Nicholson Goetz and Nicholas Gansner, discuss high-profile trials, defense strategies, popular culture’s fixation on crime, and all other things related to criminal law. Recent episodes have looked at such topics as the stand-your-ground defense, the murder of Emmett Till, prosecutorial discretion, and civil commitments for sexual offenders. A reader who wrote me about the show said, “Not only entertaining, but reminds me of a lot of what I had forgotten since my law school days.”

Stereo Decisis. Law in Canada is the focus of this podcast, which is hosted by University of New Brunswick law professor Hilary Young, Vancouver lawyer Oliver Pulleyblank and Canada Department of Justice lawyer Robert Danay. With four episodes under their belts as of this writing, topics so far have been the Trans Mountain pipeline, clashes between equality rights and freedom of religion, pardons, and immigration.

Filevine Fireside. The case management software company Filevine hosts this occasional podcast featuring interviews with personal injury lawyers on topics ranging from digital marketing to practicing law with your spouse to using technology.

5 Cases in 5 Minutes. This new podcast from FindLaw is described as a “lightning quick five minutes recapping the most important, amusing, or outrageous recent legal decisions.” Hosted by Jeremy Winston Conrad, an attorney and business lead for cases and codes at FindLaw, the show is a quick and informative listen.

Uncivil Procedure. File this one under “Watch for It”. The e-discovery company Relativity says it is putting the final touches on this podcast and that it will go live by Aug. 13. The monthly, 30-minute show will feature informal discussion of recent e-discovery case law, rotating game segments, and discussion of trending legaltech topics. The first episode will focus on innovation in legaltech and recent case law related to the use of new technology. The show will be hosted by my former ALM colleague and north-of-Boston neighbor David Horrigan, discovery counsel and legal education director at Relativity, and Anna Siroonian, program manager at Relativity.

 

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.

  • Louise Kulbicki

    This is a great list, thank you for sharing, I teach non-native English speaking lawyers ‘Legal English’ and they are always asking for resources to improve and keep up their listening skills. Some other podcasts which could be useful specifically for international lawyers with English as a second language are ‘The Law School Tool Box Podcast’ – good for international law students, ‘Business English Pod’ – good for soft skills such as negotiation language and my podcast ‘The Study Legal English Podcast’ – helpful for British Legal English vocabulary.