Guidr Community

The Legal Community
Podcast

The Legal Community Podcast explores new technology and practices in the legal profession, like digitized online legal documents, that will make life easier for both attorneys and their clients. Listen now!

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.

Episode 2: Meet the Guidr Guys: David Zumpano

In today's episode, David 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 3: How One Lunch Transformed the Estate Planning Legal System

In today's episode, David 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 4: 3 Ways the Guidr Online Legal Platform Positively Impacts Law Firms

In today's episode, David 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 5: How One Company is Stopping The Legal Industry from Lagging Behind

In today's episode, David 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 6: How to Harness The Power of Collaboration

In today's episode, David 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 7: Are we truly in a ‘Golden Age’ of Legal Entrepreneurship?

In today's episode, David 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 digitisation - 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 8: What Platforms Actually Are And Why They Are So Important?

In today's episode, David 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 9: Leveraging The Power Of Community As An Entrepreneur

In today's episode, David 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 David's mother taught him the values he's built his life and career around.

Episode 10: Why Lawyers Need To Start Thinking Like Their Consumers and Get Online

In today's episode, David 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 digitisation - 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.

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