For many of us, keeping up with the news can feel like a full-time job. From election coverage to pandemic precautions to court closures, the latest headlines constantly compete for your attention. If you’ve ever wished there was an easier way to stay informed – it’s time to consider legal podcasts!

Podcasts are great for multitaskers, and they’re available on most major streaming platforms. In particular, legal podcasts have become increasingly popular because they contain up-to-date information about industry trends and critical court rulings. To help you take the guesswork out of your day, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite legal podcasts to help you end the year. 

Let’s get started!

1. The Lawyerist 

For forward-thinking attorneys, there’s no better option than The Lawyerist! Featuring weekly episodes, ranging from 30 minutes to an hour, the show centers around conversations with successful lawyers and innovative thought leaders who are helping to shape the future of the legal practice. For listeners working in small law firms, you’ll love their insights about running a law practice or venturing out solo. The Lawyerist is hosted by Laura Briggs, Aaron Street, and Stephanie Everett. It is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify. 

2. Opening Arguments

One of the most fun and unique podcasts on our list is Opening Arguments! The show takes a humorous look at popular legal topics and political developments. The unique charm of the show is derived largely from the relationship between its co-hosts. Created by professional comedian Thomas Smith and attorney Andrew Torrez, their discussions ensure that the show is accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Episodes range from 45 minutes to 2 hours and they are posted twice per week. The show can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify.

3. LawNext

Do you love learning about the latest technology? If so, you’re sure to enjoy LawNext! This podcast aims to help attorneys stay updated on trends in legal technology, services, and products. Through interviews with technology startups and innovators, LawNext will give you an inside look at the future of law and legal practice. The show is hosted by legal content veteran Bob Ambrogi. Ambrogi is the publisher of LawSites and editor-in-chief of LexBlog.com. Don’t forget to check out LawNext on Apple Podcasts, LibSyn, and Spotify. 

4. Thinking Like a Lawyer

Much like Opening Arguments, you’ll find that Thinking Like a Lawyer appeals to a broad range of listeners. With their trademark accessible approach to current events, this 30-minute show is enjoyable and brimming with personality. Each week, a new episode delves into popular and relevant topics while hosts Elie Mystal, Joe Patrice, and Kathryn Rubino provide context from the legal perspective. Thinking Like a Lawyer is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify. 

5. The Anxious Lawyer

The final podcast on our list focuses on something that may have fallen by the wayside this year, specifically, the mental health of attorneys. Based on a book of the same title, hosts Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford share their strategies for practicing mindfulness and self-care while managing an extremely demanding career. Episodes run from 30 minutes to one hour and can be found on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

Final Thoughts

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