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The Gen Y Lawyer Podcast

Practicing law doesn't have to suck. Crafting a meaningful career is possible. Leaving the law doesn't have to be scary. That's why this show exists. You don't have to navigate through this profession and world as a Millennial lawyer alone. Join host, Nicole Abboud, former practicing attorney, leadership speaker, and consultant each week as she brings you conversations with lawyers, legal innovators, and leaders in the profession to help you in your journey to building a meaningful life and fulfilling career.
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Jul 6, 2015

Scott is a criminal defense and personal injury attorney from Annapolis, MD, where he was born and raised. He runs a thriving solo practice, is killing it with his social media game, and (my favorite part), he’s a fellow podcaster! In this episode, we cover everything from not being afraid of the “ask,” to finding your tribe and building your community, to building your social media presence through blogging and community volunteering.

The post Finding Your Tribe and Getting Comfortable with the “Ask” with Scott MacMullan [GWL 21] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Jun 29, 2015

Aria is a former practicing lawyer who is passionate about using technology to change the practice of law for the better. He ditched the Biglaw position and accepted a position with e-Stet, a company leading the change in legal industry technology use, as the corporate communications lead. Show Notes What We Cover in this Episode: Don’t […]

The post Tech, the Changing Culture of the Law, and Ditching the Hive Mentality with Aria Safar [GWL 20] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Jun 22, 2015

Freelance attorney, Tristan Blaine, shares how to discover your niche practice area as a young attorney and how to use your knowledge of the law to help others (aside from being their attorney!).

The post Finding Your Niche and Improving Legal Literacy with Tristan Blaine [GWL 19] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Jun 15, 2015

Kristen is a Los Angeles attorney who decided to use her extensive background in sales and marketing and her legal knowledge to help other lawyers. For the last 4 years, she has been running her business, Web Presence, Esq., a digital media marketing agency geared towards helping lawyers and other legal industry professionals build their online and offline […]

The post Creating an Unforgettable Brand as a Young Attorney with Kristen Marquis Dennis [GWL 18] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Jun 8, 2015

What We’ll Cover in this Episode: What is an Anxious Lawyer and how to identify if you are one What is mindfulness and why should lawyers care about it How mindfulness can help you become a better attorney Why a podcast can be a great platform to spread your message Jeena will walk us through […]

The post Improving Your Legal Practice With Mindfulness – With Jeena Cho [GWL 17] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Jun 1, 2015

Samantha, a real estate attorney, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30. Now, she spends her time advocating both in Court for her clients and as a board member of The Pink Agenda, a branch of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York which helps raise awareness and educate young professionals […]

The post Advocating for Her Clients and for Breast Health Awareness with Samantha Golkin [GWL 16] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

May 25, 2015

Student loans are the bane of my existence! If you’re just as confused about what your options are, then you’re in good company. I’m joined by Claire and Ben from Crowley & Palkowski Legal Counsel and we chat about the state of student loans today, what students should consider before taking out loans, and whether […]

The post Making Sense of Student Loans with Student Loan Lawyers Claire Crowley and Ben Palkowski [GWL 15] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

May 18, 2015

 Ali is a fashion and entertainment attorney practicing in New York.  She previously served as the Deputy General Counsel and Director of Business and Legal Affairs for Wilhelmina Models and was recently named as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for 2015 for law and policy. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law […]

The post Don’t Fake It, Just Make it! With Fashion Law Attorney Ali Grace Marquart [GWL 14] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

May 11, 2015

Staci Zaretsky became an editor for Above the Law in June 2011. She graduated from Western New England University School of Law. Before decided to pursue writing as a full-time career, Staci clerked at a small law firm. Her writing has appeared in other legal publications, such as Judgepedia, Lawyerist, and Ms. JD. She has […]

The post Two Women in the Law Discuss Women in the Law – with Staci Zaretsky from Above the Law [GWL 13] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

May 4, 2015

Gabriel is a Family Law attorney and the owner and principal attorney of the Infinity Law Group out in Quincy, Massachusetts. Gabriel started his own law firm straight out of law school.  His law firm grew steadily for the first year until he had the opportunity to purchase the law firm where he once interned […]

The post How to Find Your Value as a Solo Practitioner with Gabriel Cheong [GWL 12] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Apr 27, 2015

Patrice is an attorney practicing in Chicago and the founder of and principal attorney at Creative Genius Law, a law firm working exclusively with creative entrepreneurs + innovative brands doing major impact work, helping them develop successful legal strategies. Patrice was also named one of the ABA’s 2014 Legal Rebels. Quote: “I fear not the […]

The post Designing a Practice Area Around Your Passion with Patrice Perkins [GWL 11] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Apr 20, 2015

Renwei is currently a 2L law student at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He has an undergrad degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago and is the author of The Golden Rule: How Income Inequality Will Ruin America. Renwei is also an Above the Law featured columnist, […]

The post Diversity in the Legal Profession and Challenging the Status Quo with Renwei Chung [GWL 10] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Apr 13, 2015

Mitch has been a trial lawyer for 29 years focusing on personal injury. When he’s not in the courtroom, Mitch uses social media to help good attorneys become great trial lawyers and to show everyone (not just lawyers) how to communicate with impact. He authors a very successful communication tips blog at mitchjackson.com and he […]

The post How to Develop a Unique Digital Presence That Knocks People’s Socks Off with Mitch Jackson [GWL 09] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Apr 6, 2015

Jennifer Duval is currently counsel in the Los Angeles office of BET, a television network she has watched and admired since she was a young girl. Jennifer shares how she treated everyday of law school as an interview, proactively connected with professors and attorneys, and harnessed her PR and marketing background to help her excel […]

The post How Leveraging Her Network Helped Jennifer C. Duval Land Her Dream Job as Counsel at BET [GWL 08] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Apr 1, 2015

Ryan Jenkins is a millennial keynote speaker and author. He equips organizations and leaders with the next generation leadership, branding, and communication skills needed to thrive in today’s multi-generational marketplace. His mission is to help leaders become tomorrow’s leaders today. Show Notes “One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” […]

The post How to Become a More Effective Leader…Even if You’re an Introvert with Ryan Jenkins [GWL 07] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Mar 23, 2015

Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq. founded J.A. Williams Law P.C. – The Artist Empowerment Firm in 2011 to provide artists and entrepreneurs with ways to successfully navigate their careers and provide assistance with business, entertainment and intellectual property matters. She founded Artist Empowerment Group in 2013 to advise artists on business, branding and marketing. Some of […]

The post Empowering Artists, Entrepreneurs, and YOU to Create Unstoppable Careers with Jo-Ná Williams [GWL 06] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Mar 16, 2015

Alison is a former Biglaw attorney and is the founder of The Girl’s Guide to Law School, an online blog/learning resource created to help law students get what they want out of their law school experience. In this episode, we chat about her journey from Biglaw to unemployed to founding an awesome business which provides support […]

The post On Finding Happiness and Fulfillment as a New Lawyer with Alison Monahan [GWL 05] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Mar 9, 2015

Los Angeles Attorney, Jenny Wu, has taken her practice of Fashion Law to the next level! She channels her passion for the fashion industry into a profitable fashion and lifestyle blog called Good, Bad, and Fab. Not one to be limited by boundaries, Jenny became a contestant on the current season of The Amazing Race, […]

The post Why a Fashion Law Attorney and Fashion Blogger Decided to Go on The Amazing Race with Jenny Wu [GWL 04] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Mar 1, 2015

Entertainment attorney Kamal Moo shares his journey from music major to entertainment attorney and music producer. Join me as I chat with Kamal about his transition into solo practice and his side business involving music production. Show Notes “Find something you love doing and you never have to work another day in your life.” Recommended […]

The post Why Entertainment Law Can Be a Sink or Swim Business with Kamal Moo [GWL 03] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Mar 1, 2015

Show Notes “When Duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Recommended book: Craig Stull, Phil Myers, and David Meerman Scott – Tuned In: Uncover […]

The post Why Going Solo as a Young Attorney Could Be the Best Decision Ever with Solo Practice University’s Susan Cartier Liebel [GWL 02] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

Mar 1, 2015

 Welcome to the very first episode of The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast. I am so excited to be starting off on this journey with you guys and gals. This first episode is short and sweet. I offer a warm welcome to you, my listeners, and share with you why I truly believe our generation of […]

The post Intro and Top 4 Ways Gen Why Lawyers Are Shaking Up the Legal Profession [GWL 01] appeared first on The Gen Why Lawyer.

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