The following Guest Post is from Donna Reish:
Are you an attorney who is always on the go? After reading and writing all day at the office, the last thing you want to do is read updates and briefs at home! Do not fear, you can download podcasts onto your Mac computer or iPhone to save yourself from ignorance (being too blissful). The best part: you can listen to these from the comfort of your own home!
Here are the 3 best podcasts I would say are particularly useful for attorneys. I like to listen to these on my evening jog after work or even right before I go to bed. By listening to them on a regular basis, you can help you keep you with the latest updates in the legal field as well as other areas which may affect your work.
- Law Technology Now is a podcast hosted by Monica Bay, the editor-in-chief of Law Technology News. She often interviews people involved working in the field of legal technology. She discusses a wide range of important topics such as green law programs, e-network communities, and graphics that could be used in the courtroom! With new technology issues and policy affecting a wealth of our work, I find this to be a very useful podcast!
- Berkman Center Audio Fishbowl is a podcast hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. The podcast contains discussions with a range of policy makers and legal activists dealing with the intersections between democracy, law, and technology.
- CPR: International Dispute Resolution is a great podcast for attorneys interested in keeping up with international law disputes. The host of the podcast is Michael McIlwrath, who serves as senior counsel for General Electric infrastructure (oil and gas). He works out of the Florence, Italy headquarters, and deals with a wealth of international legal issues.
News Podcasts are MANDATORY: Whether you are left leaning or right, you can find a podcast which keeps you updated with economic, legal, and political changes. Because policy changes often affect us, you should try to listen to at least a front page podcast or an economic podcast from a journal. Here are a few good podcasts (from both left leaning and right leaning media sources, all who claim to be impartial):
- Wall Street Journal: This Morning
- Wall Street Journal: The News Hub
- New York Times: The Front Page
- New York Times: The Caucus
- BBC News: Global News
About the Author: Donna Reish, a freelancer who blogs about best universities, contributed this guest post. She loves to write education, career, frugal living, finance, health, parenting relating articles. She can be reached via email at [email protected].