Curiously, though, I have yet to see a podcast devoted just to legal writing or publishing. I made this observation on Twitter to see if perhaps I missed something, and that started quite a little thread (click through to see the whole thing):
I was just talking to @5thCircAppeals appeals about this. I want to do a series on lawyer storytelling. It’s not right around the corner, but it needs to exist. Too much legal writing training is about technical stuff. We need to advance the conversation.
— Mike Whelan (@mikewhelanjr) August 7, 2018
- Look for a podcast about storytelling and lawyers from Mike Whelan (sometime in the future, maybe once he’s finished writing his book—perhaps)
- I’m considering my own podcast focusing on attorney authors, publishing, and writing for non-clients
- There’s a Lawyers Who Write Facebook group
- Check out the Applied Legal Storytelling Conference next July in Boulder, CO
- For more on legal storytelling, see this JALWD article and this Legal Writing Institute symposium on applied legal storytelling
- For more on legal writing for non-clients, see this JALWD article
Although I’ve noted a lack of podcasts focused on legal writing, it is a frequent topic for single episodes. And I’ve listened to a few such episodes recently.
- On the most recent LAWsome podcast, the hosts interview Mike Whelan about the book he’s working on. I love the part where Mike says that for an expert, spending all day writing a book is more important than making billable hours.
- Two more episodes from LAWsome include an interview with Heidi Brown about her book The Introverted Lawyer and an interview with Canadian legal writing coach Caroline Mandell.
- And one more episode where Mike Whelan talks about his book and why he writes (it’s because he’s mad), from Lawyers Gone Ethical.