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FindLaw's Don't Judge Me Podcast

FindLaw's Don't Judge Me podcast is all about the real life of lawyering. From interviews with a variety of legal professionals to documenting the foibles of the profession, hosts Ally, Andy, Laura and Joe take an honest - and funny - look at what it's really like to be a lawyer.

 Questions or comments? We'd love to hear from you. Contact us at findlawpodcasts@thomsonreuters.com.

  • Video Conferencing Fails
    Know that feeling when you show up to court without a shirt on? Or just had a Zoom meeting with a potato? On this episode, our hosts discuss real-life video fails that are hard to believe but now appear to be a regular part of this strange new world we live in. Andy also shares his own epic teleconferencing fail.

  • Small-Town Lawyers, "For Life" Review, and Trial by Combat
    We talk with Chris Frank, of Frank Law Offices in Wilmar, MN, about the benefits and challenges of practicing law in a small town.

  • COVID-19 and Burnout
    It's . . . a little stressful right now. Law firms are anticipating sustained lowered revenue. Lawyers will be asked to do more to keep their law firms afloat, and all legal professionals will need to be flexible. In this episode, we discuss law firm operations during the outbreak and how to spot and avoid burnout. Stay safe and stay strong, everyone. (Note: Portions of the podcast were recorded prior to the exponential growth of COVID-19 cases in several states).

  • SLAPP-Happy
    Responding to negative online reviews is one thing. But what about when someone just plain lies? Is a defamation suit ever appropriate? We discuss, then play a game we're calling SLAPP-Happy. As always, more information is available on lp.findlaw.com.

  • Online Reviews and the Mean, Mean Internet
    Our hosts discuss online reviews, particularly how to handle the ones that are less than glowing. Andy then does a negative review of his own, of NBC's recent legal drama Bluff City Law.

  • Toilet Flushes, the Grim Reaper, and Law Student Prospects
    Now that graduates are facing the worst job market for new attorneys in over a decade, what can they do to get their legal careers started? Our hosts discuss what difficulties face law students and what they can do to keep their dreams of practicing law alive. ion

  • Interview With Joan Bibelhausen, MN Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
    Joan Bibelhausen, Executive Director of Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, joins us to talk about attorney wellness, including what services are available to lawyers working to manage mental health during the pandemic and when to reach out for help.  

  • Access to Justice With Elizabeth Sauer and Lilo Schluender
    Access to justice has again become a part of the national conversation in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Unfortunately, systemic inequality is not limited to the criminal justice system.

  • Making Sense of Qualified Immunity
    Making any real sense of qualified immunity may be beyond the ability of any lawyer - or judge, for that matter. But our hosts do explain the doctrine, how and why it was created, how it's applied today in civil rights cases involving police use of excessive force, and the reason some are calling for its end. Then, since we're on the topic of inscrutable trainwrecks anyway, we figure it's a good time to talk about a recent libel claim former MLB player Lenny Dykstra made that went badly awry.