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ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 24: Train the Brain: Why Lawyer Mindfulness is Good Business

Jeff Bunn, lawyer, wellness expert and owner of the Mindful Law Coaching and Consulting Group, presents the business case for investing in attorney wellness. As he sits down with ALPS Executive Vice President, Chris Newbold, Jeff lays out why making mindfulness a priority in the legal profession makes sense not just from the health standpoint, [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 23: Have You Talked to Nancy Yet?

At ALPS we talk a lot about what makes us different. We can say with confidence that it is because we recognize our people as our greatest asset. If you’ve ever called ALPS over the  past 18 years then it’s very likely that you’ve spoken with Nancy Hinckley. She is the front line, the first [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 22: Project Rural Practice, Progress and Projections

ALPS Executive Vice President, Chris Newbold, caught up with former State Bar of South Dakota President and business transaction and estate planning attorney, Pat Goetzinger, at the 2018 South Dakota Annual Meeting in Sioux Falls. Pat reflects on an initiative that began under his tenure as Bar President six years ago called Project Rural Practice. (see [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 21: Are Women Attorneys a Better Risk?

 In this episode of the ALPS In Brief podcast, ALPS Risk Manager Mark Bassingthwaighte sits down with ALPS Underwriting Manager Leah Gooley to dig a little deeper into ALPS 30+ years of claims experience and what our data is telling us about women attorneys and their lower propensity toward malpractice claims. ALPS In Brief, [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 20: Can We Still Trust Photographic Evidence?

We may have reached, “a fairly critical point where traditional photographic evidence just isn't as reliable as it used to be.” This according to our most recent podcast guest, Joe Kashi. In addition to being a trial attorney in Alaska, Joe has worked in automation technology and is himself a serious photographer. Recently Joe taught [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 19: A Conversation with Brian Cuban, Author of ‘The Addicted Lawyer’

 Addiction, substance abuse and the resulting professional and personal fallout can destroy careers and lives. As another wonderful addition to our Wellness Podcast Episodes, Mark had the opportunity to connect with Brian Cuban, Dallas-based attorney, Addiction Recovery Advocate and author of The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption. Brian reflects on the reasons [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 18: Diet and Exercise – A Manner of Living

 Being busy is often an excuse for not taking care of ourselves, whether that means long days in the office or racking up the airline miles for business travel. As part of our Wellness Podcast Episodes, Mark sits down with Dr. Kathleen Baskett whose area of expertise is bariatric medicine focusing primarily on weight [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 17: Studying Self-Medication and Seeking a Remedy

Patrick R. Krill, JD, LLM shifted from the practice of law to addiction counseling at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. In partnership with the American Bar Association, Krill collaborated on a study of substance abuse among members of the legal community surveying approximately 15,000 lawyers in 19 states. Mark was able to sit down with [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 16: Attorney Well-Being

Mark Bassingthwaighte sat down with ALPS' Executive Vice President Chris Newbold earlier this year to discuss the topic of Attorney well-being. They take a look at the challenges facing the profession and the steps being taken across the country to make improvements and provide resources. To learn more, visit the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being's Resource Page, [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 15: 2017 ALPS Year in Review

 ALPS recently released our 2017 Annual Report online. Mark Bassingthwaighte was able to sit down with ALPS CFO Sara Smith as she elaborated on a year that was marked by growth and excitement for the company. ALPS In Brief, The ALPS Risk Management Podcast, is hosted by ALPS Risk Manager, Mark Bassingthwaighte. Transcript: MARK: [...]