Law & The Pod

May 7, 2019

 Lawyers are, by nature, inquisitive; and some might even say this is mixed in with a bit of skepticism. You are big consumers of information. Reading, studying, investigating and researching are skills you need to problem solve effectively, and propose strategy and solutions. All of this is very time-consuming. What if you could absorb some key information while performing those necessary, mundane tasks of the day — like driving to the office, or working out?


Law-related podcasts are mobile and convenient, while offering a multitude of learning and entertainment opportunities, keeping lawyers sharp and on their game.


While by no means an exhaustive list, here are some of the most popular podcasts in the legal sphere:


  • The Docket: Criminal lawyer Michael Spratt and legal expert Emilie Taman get 5-star ratings all around for their topical discussions about the legal issues of the day that matter to Canadians, with a particular emphasis on politics and policy. Immigration policy, and the SNC-Lavalin scandal are recent trending topics covered here.
  • Above The Law – Thinking Like A Lawyer: For conversation a bit more…um…colourful, try this look at the issues of the day by Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice, who hold nothing back in opining about topics like The Odd Couple of George and Kellyanne Conway, the acceptability of emojis in workplace communications, and the “bizarre” (their word) current day reinvention of Rudy Giuliani.
  • The Lawyerist: A podcast about the future of lawyering covering issues like innovative business models, marketing, legal technology, ethics, and starting a law firm.
  • Building New Law: Another podcast all about rethinking legal services, featuring interviews with legal technologists and others that are reinventing the practice of law.
  • The Kennedy-Mighell Report: A legal tech podcast looking at the latest advancements in technology for your firm, and best practices for utilizing them.


Tune in and weigh in: Let us know which legal podcasts have caught your ear.