Do you listen to podcasts?


Since I started working from my home office, I have found that listening to podcasts connects me to the world, other lawyers, and writing ideas in new and creative ways. I have a growing list of favorite legal podcasts that I tune into regularly, and I search for specific topics I am curious about. Regarding legal writing, I enjoyed this episode of LAWsome and this interview on Lawyer 2 Lawyer

For more general fun on the writing life, I’ve enjoyed the Grammar Girl podcast, and I recently found Story Grid, which is about storytelling, writing, and editing.

So, tell me, how are you using podcasts to expand your horizons? Or, are you a podcaster? I’d love to know.

photo via Unsplash artist Melanie Pongratz


September: The Other New Year


The sign of the (other) New Year is back-to-school sales and all the tempting notebooks, stacks of paper, fresh pens, and especially crayons. This September I am sending my oldest to kindergarten and thinking about bettering this burgeoning practice. If you listen to podcasts, I commend the latest episode of Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft on capitalizing on Labor Day to think about your work goals for the “new year.” Some of mine are:

  • Continue to get feedback from my fantastic Legal Writing Group on my work product
  • Build my non-profitĀ  practice by connecting to my various communities
  • Appearing in immigration court more regularly
  • Attending the Maryland Solo Summit in November to “talk shop” and expand business
  • Make my website fully accessible in English and Spanish
  • Integrate calls to action on each page of my website to generate new business

I would love to hear how you are thinking about your work this time of year. Have a lovely labor day weekend!

Photo credit: Ivy Finkenstadt. Display of school supplies at Wegmans.