In February 2005, I wrote that podcasting may prove to be the next big thing in continuing legal education. Less than a year later, podcasting shows all signs of going mainstream, receiving a major push in June when Apple added podcasts to its iTunes Music Store. There is no doubt that, in technology, 2005 was the year of the podcast.

Today, there are thousands of podcasts, many produced by professional news and broadcast organizations, others produced by amateurs using little more than a microphone and a computer. In February, there were only a handful of podcasts related to law. Today, the number has multiplied, although the total remains modest. Legal professionals now can find a range of high quality podcasts on a variety of topics. This column reviews 10 of them, but it is not a 10-best list. My purpose is to show a cross section of the podcasts being produced for and by lawyers. These 10 share the characteristics of quality and consistency, but there are other law-related podcasts out there equally deserving of your ear.

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