The Legal Community Podcast
The Legal Community Podcast explores new technology and practices in the legal profession, like digitized estate planning, that will make life easier for both attorneys and their clients. Each week, hosts Guy Remond and Dave Zumpano talk about a different legal topic, covering everything from estate planning and wealth building, to health care directives and modern practices in law and management. They share valuable tips and expert advice in the areas of law and technology, explaining how the two fields are coming together. Subscribe to the Legal Community Podcast to make sure you’re ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest technologies and practices attorneys need to know about.
Episode 43: The Digitization of Law with Dinesh Chawla (Part 2/2)
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave welcome Dinesh Chawla to the show for the second in a two-parter about the Digitization of Law. Dinesh is an Attorney and Owner of Chawla Legal Group. Some of the topics discussed include: why ethics remains a central tenet of law, whether online or in person; why reducing the room for user error is vital when digitizing law; and how digital security plays a pivotal role in forming trust with clients and the industry as a whole.
Episode 42: The Digitization of Law with Dinesh Chawla (Part 1/2)
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave welcome Dinesh Chawla to the show for the first in a two-parter about the Digitization of Law. Dinesh is an Attorney and Owner of Chawla Legal Group.
Some of the topics discussed include: the ways in which Dinesh chose to fully embrace the digitization of his Estate Planning business; why it is so important to offer flexibility to potential clients; and the ways in which the area can improve and transform even more.
Episode 41: The Importance of a Life of Contribution with Julian Alvarez
In today's episode, Lisa and Dave welcome Julian Alvarez to the show. Julian is the Co-Founder and CEO at Mindflow. Some of the topics discussed include: how Julian's life changed course after attending a Tony Robbins seminar; why it's crucial to focus on solving real world problems as opposed to wealth creation; and the overall importance of hard work and contribution in charting a life of significance.
Episode 40: The Four Levels That Identify a Recognized Authority with Alastair McDermott (Part 2)
In this episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave welcome back Alastair McDermott to the show for the second in a two part special. Alastair is a Marketing Coach, Consultant and Founder of The Recognized Authority.
Some of the topics discussed include: what the Authority Maturity Model is and where it stems from; the assessment which can help identify the four distinct levels when measuring someone's personal authority; and how this can apply more specifically to those working within the legal community.
Episode 39: How to Become a Recognized Authority with Alastair McDermott (Part 1)
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave welcome Alastair McDermott to the show for the first in a two part special. Alastair is a Marketing Coach, Consultant and Founder of The Recognized Authority. Some of the topics discussed include: why becoming a "recognized authority" is deeper than "personal branding" - and what the key differences are; why encouraging staff to become specialist leaders in their field is something to aspire to, not fear; and how a twenty minute coffee meeting can lead to effective relationship building.
Episode 38: Introducing New Technologies to the Legal Industry
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave talk about some new technologies being incorporated at Guidr. Some of the topics discussed include: the process of creating new technologies that directly benefit both lawyers and clients; how it can level the playing field for smaller practices; and the different types of traditionally under-represented people who may now be more likely to take advantage of this new technology.
Episode 37: How Technology Took Over the Workplace
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave talk about how technology took over the workplace. Some of the topics discussed include: why SAAS has proven to be so much more flexible for businesses; the ways in which technology has invaded law firms; and why taking online security is so crucial in an ever-changing world.
Episode 36: Abundance 360
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave discuss the recent Abundance 360 conference, hosted by Peter Diamandis. Guy and Dave attended it in person, and it sparked many fascinating thoughts for them, including: the technological advances coming over the next decade; why having an abundant mindset matters so much to business owners; and their personal favorite talks from the conference.
Episode 35: What 'Digitization' Really Means with Scott Blandford
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave welcome Scott Blandford to the show. Scott is the Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at TIAA.
Some of the topics discussed include: what digitization actually means and how it can transform targeted areas of your business or practice; why people don't want to talk to you - until they really want to talk to you; and the intriguing overlap between the financial and legal industries.
Episode 34: 9 Steps to Liquidity Event Success with Jeffrey Feldberg
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave welcome Jeffrey Feldberg to the show.
Jeffrey is the Co-Founder of Deep Wealth and the Chief Liquidity Event Advisor.
Some of the topics discussed include: the reasons why preparation is of paramount importance if you're planning to sell your practice or business; the nine most essential steps in preparing for a liquidity event; and the hidden statistics explaining why most attempts at liquidity don't always work as intended.
Episode 33: Self-Serve Vs Self-Help with Andrew Beacock
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave welcome Andrew Beacock to the show.
Andrew is the CTO of Guidr.
Some of the topics discussed include: the reasons why digitization taking care of various processes can free up valuable time for lawyers; the difference between self-serve and self-help platforms; and how embracing digital flexibility can help both clients and lawyers alike.
Episode 32: Technology From a Consumer's Perspective
In today's episode, Lisa, Guy and Dave welcome Julia Da Rocha to the show. Julia is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Author. Some of the topics discussed include: how technology feels and functions from the perspective of your average consumer; what these shifts in online behavior mean for the legal industry moving forward; and why the right technology can help us trade the most important commodity - time.
Episode 31: Accelerating Your Influence with Matt Halloran
In today's episode, Lisa and Dave welcome Matt Halloran to the show. Matt is a Partner at ProudMouth, an Influence Accelerator company. Some of the topics discussed include: why podcasts have a magical influence and how it can help you build a network over time; the differences between podcasts within the finance and legal industries; and why, with the right people and processes in place, you can create great content that can accelerate your influence.
Episode 30: Having a Figureoutable Mindset with Christen Belcher
In this episode, Lisa, Dave and Guy welcome Christen Belcher to the show. Christen is the CEO of Guidr. Some of the topics discussed include: the importance of asking the magic question "Why?" continuously; the magic behind a team having a positive mindset and not getting rebuffed by difficult challenges; and the reasons why technological and structural change is inevitable in the legal industry.
Episode 29: How To Keep Up With Technological Changes with Bill Bloom
In this episode, Lisa, Dave and Guy welcome Bill Bloom to the show.
Bill is a Financial Advisor, Strategic Coach and the Host of the "Retire As You Desire" Podcast.
Some of the topics discussed include: the differences between the approach to technology of the finance industry and law firms; why technology is constantly evolving and the importance of keeping up with those changes; and how understanding the demands of the client can make companies more efficient moving forward.
Episode 28: Into the Lion's Den with Dale Walls
In this episode, Lisa, Dave and Guy welcome Dale Walls to the show.
Dale is a High Performer Coach and the Founder of Lion's Guide.
Some of the topics discussed include: Dale's background from his early struggles to finding purpose in the Marines; how leaders swing a heavier stick than others and why they must choose their words more carefully; and how technology can foster a more modern and effective company culture - no matter the industry.
Episode 27: Understanding the Importance of Technology Within Your Business
In this episode, Dave, Guy, and Lisa discuss the importance of technology within your business.
Some of the topics discussed include the difference between systems and processes - and how technology can help facilitate both; how technology can help lawyers to manage entire parts of their interactions with clients much more easily and effectively; and why sometimes, outsourcing your digital transformation to the experts is a much better use of resources.
Episode 26: Understanding the Digital Consumer
In this episode, Dave, Guy and Lisa discuss how to understand the digital consumer.
Some of the topics discussed include: why the needs of the digital consumer should be placed front and center in the minds of lawyers; the role price differences can make to both consumer and lawyer alike; and how it can lead to a more dynamic and flexible workforce - if managed carefully.
Episode 25: Perception and Reality with Trent Clark
In this episode, Lisa, Dave and Guy welcome Trent Clark to the show.
Trent Clark is the CEO of Leadershipity, as well as a 3 time World Series-winning MLB Coach.
Some of the topics discussed include Trent's history in competitive sport and why it translates so well to team building in any company; why mindset and adaptability are two of the most crucial aspects to work on; and the importance of knowing the difference between perception and reality.
Episode 24: Why the Digitization of Law is Coming with Brittney Shearin
In this episode, Lisa, Dave, and Guy welcome Brittney Shearin back to the show. Brittney Shearin is the Head of Education at Lawyers With Purpose. Some of the topics discussed include Brittney's wide and varied road to where she is right now; why the digitization of law is coming - and cannot be stopped; and the importance of shifting to an appropriate mindset, depending on the situation you may find yourself in.
Episode 23: Tenacity
In today's episode, David and Guy discuss the concept of tenacity. Some of the topics discussed include: why tenacity matters so much within almost any entrepreneurial endeavour; how having a truly tenacious team can make the world of difference; and the role that 'Unique Ability' plays within a truly dynamic company.
Episode 22: Endless Digital Expansion
In this episode, Dave and Guy discuss the concept of “Endless Digital Expansion.” Some of the topics discussed include: the concepts deriving from the new book and accompanying scorecard; which category lawyers may fall into and how it could affect their future; and why it’s only going to become more important to keep apace with technological changes and the digitization of law.
Episode 21: Ethics with Dane Ciolino and Brittney Shearin
In this episode, Lisa and Dave welcome two very special guests to discuss remaining Ethically Compliant. Dane Ciolino is a Professor of Law at Loyola University. Brittney Shearin is the Head of Education at Lawyers With Purpose. Some of the topics discussed include: how lawyers can adapt to the ethical issues that new technologies potentially raise; following the Reasonableness Standard where possible; and the role technology could play in the Digitization of Law.
Episode 20: Who, Not How
In this episode, Dave and Guy discuss the concept of “Who, Not How.” Some of the topics discussed include the source of the original idea – from Dan Sullivan and Dr Benjamin Hardy; how it can be applied to a variety of different areas of any business; and the useful tools that can help you to go about finding the right ‘Who’.
Episode 19: Sales
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about the importance of Sales. Some of the topics discussed include: why everyone in all walks of life has to consider the crucial role sales plays in every aspect; the difference between a Sales System and an Enrollment System; and why a Value-Based Billing Model helps refine the entire process.
Episode 18: Advertising
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about Advertising. Some of the topics discussed include: why formulating a coherent advertising strategy is so important; how to leverage free avenues, including podcasts, blogs, vlogs and radio interviews; and how expertise can play a crucial role in establishing credibility.
Episode 17: What To Expect In 2022
In this episode, Dave and Guy give a glimpse of what to expect in 2022. Some of the topics discussed include: how the law needs to alter its mindset and embrace digitization; some fascinating technological changes which will affect everything in the forthcoming decade; and what the biggest changes to the legal profession will be in the year ahead.
Episode 16: Branding
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk all about Branding. Some of the topics discussed include the broad spectrum of what branding typically consists of; why branding is much more than just a change of logo; and why it’s usually better to spend money on a pipeline instead of merely a bucket.
Episode 15: Marketing
In this episode Lisa, Dave and Guy talk about Marketing. Some of the topics discussed include: why marketing doesn’t have to cost a lot of money; how demonstrating expertise within the marketplace can be an effective marketing tool; and when to outsource marketing to an experienced professional.
Episode 14: Forming the Right Business Collaborations
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about forming the right business collaborations. Some of the topics discussed include the difference between relationships and collaborations; why outside collaborators can be so effective; and finding potentially great connections within like-minded communities.
Episode 13: Building a Product
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about building a product. Some of the topics discussed include: the early stages of building a product; when the perspective of the youth can reinforce whether you’re on the right track; how legal platforms have changed and adapted over time; and why it’s best to keep moving alongside technological products – instead of getting left behind.
Episode 12: Living To 150
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about the aging process. Some of the topics discussed include: how many entrepreneurs – and scientists – believe that we could already be on the path to reaching the grand old age of 150 years old; the repercussions on the pension system; why retirement needs to be retired; and the role technology could play in helping us to liberate us as we age.
Episode 11: UX vs UI
In this episode, Guy invites a very special guest onto the podcast, Andy Nicol, to talk about the differences between UX and UI. Andy is the Head of Digital Strategy and Managing Director at Sputnik Digital. Some of the topics discussed include: the importance of UX and UI to the end user; how advances in the two have been made over time within the area of legal software; and why it usually makes much more sense for a company to find the right software, not create it from scratch.
Episode 10: How To Harness The Power Of Collaboration
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about the power of collaboration. Some of the topics discussed include: the early stages of building Guidr together and how Easy, Lucrative and Fun working together proved to be (E.L.F); how working with other like-minded people from other industries can expand horizons and prevent solo entrepreneurs from hitting a ceiling; and why it can often take time to find the right collaborator.
Episode 9: Why Lawyers Need To Start Thinking Like Their Consumers And Get Online
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about the impact of online legal services. Some of the topics discussed include: the advancements in technology within the area of law being frequently linked to the likes of LegalZoom; many lawyers having a certain fear of technology, yet the most common areas under threat are transactional law; the changes in law allowing further digitization – due to the pandemic – and how they may have helped technology’s march forward; and some of the technological challenges that may crop out over the coming years.
Episode 8: Leveraging The Power Of Community As An Entrepreneur
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about the power of community. Some of the topics discussed include the early stages of building a community; a tragic incident that helped cement the importance of having a will; how Lunch And Learns within large companies have proved particularly effective; and how Dave’s mother taught him the values he’s built his life and career around.
Episode 7: What Platforms Actually Are And Why They Are So Important?
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about platforms. Some of the topics discussed include: what platforms actually are; why they are so important; how Amazon has created such successful platforms featuring APIs; why lawyers shouldn’t fear artificial intelligence; and how creating a platform for local lawyers has been a central tenet to Guidr.
Episode 6: Are We Truly In A 'Golden Age' Of Legal Entrepreneurship?
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about how the legal industry is changing. Some of the topics discussed include: “The E-Myth” by Michael E.Gerber and how lawyers aren’t taught how to run the business side of a law practice; the recent ruling in Arizona which allows non-lawyers to own law practice, potentially opening the gates to real change; the changes in the law allowing further digitization – due to the pandemic – and how they may have helped technology’s march forward; and the similarities between Guidr and Tesla within their respective industries.
Episode 5: How One Company Is Stopping the Legal Industry From Lagging Behind
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about the past, present and future of online services. Some of the ground they cover includes: looking back to the early years of the internet, around the turn of the millennium; how the internet has fostered a myriad of inventive solutions to previously cumbersome services; and why a hybrid model of online and in-person events may well be the future.
Episode 4: 3 Ways The Guidr Online Legal Platform Positively Impacts Law Firms
In this episode, Dave and Guy on how Guidr helps lawyers in three specific ways. Firstly, we address the onslaught of self-help services (for example, LegalZoom). Secondly, how do we help lawyers who don’t fully understand these systems and innovations in technology? Finally, we talk about how Guidr can offer consumers better options – whilst also making sure we don’t dilute the revenue streams of lawyers.
Episode 3: How One Lunch Transformed The Estate Planning Legal System
In this episode, Dave and Guy talk about the origin of Guidr. Some of the ground they cover includes: how they met through a mutual friend; the uncanny balance they both bring to their working relationship; the technology that makes Guidr so useful and safe for both lawyers and potential clients; and how the next 10 years may shake out.
Episode 2: Meet the Guidr Guys: David Zumpano
In this episode, Dave talks in-depth about his personal journey from childhood to where he has ended up in the world of law today. It’s a fascinating tale that involves many twists and turns, including being the youngest of 10 children, trained in the Spice Room; having a mother as a “CEO”; being asked to leave a law firm – but counsel from afar; and setting up Guidr with Guy Remond.
Episode 1: Meet the Guidr Guys: Guy Remond
In the first episode of the Legal Community Podcast, co-host Guy Remond shares his story with us. Guy gives us insight into his childhood and early career from his school days to taking his first paper round & joining Sainsbury’s. Guy goes on to speak about his experience building businesses and where the inspiration and direction for Guidr came from and what he hopes to achieve.
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