If I had a dime for every time I heard a negative stereotype used to describe my generation, Generation Y, I’d be a rich gal. I’d also be a very cranky gal because I truly dislike how inaccurate so many of these stereotypes directed at Millennials are. Well, in this episode, I’m joined by several brilliant […]
Why are there so many women leaving the practice of law? Even though 47% of law degrees are awarded to women, female lawyers make up only 36% of the profession in 2016. What is up with those numbers? I decided to reach out to several thought leaders on the issues of women in the law […]
Is it possible for creativity to exist within the law? Can lawyers be creative in their practices or must they turn outwards for creative fulfillment? In this episode, I explore the idea of creativity and whether or not it can exist in the law. Many believe that being a lawyer requires people to tap into […]
In this episode, I’m delving deep into the topic of time, specifically, the billable hour. Lawyers have such an interesting relationship with time. It seems like we’re in a constant race to gain more time in our lives. I wanted to learn about the origins of the billable hour to try to understand where it […]
My guest today is Dan Minc, a New York city attorney and partner with the law firm Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, and Wolff LLP. Dan’s practice focuses on representing the most seriously injured victims of personal injury and medical malpractice. His accomplishments include an impressive stream of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. What We Discuss in […]
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My guest today is Karen Gifford. Along with Jeena Cho (guest on Episode 17), Karen co-authored the new book The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation. Karen practiced law in highly contentious practices for many years and then transitioning into the financial tech sector. All […]
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My guest is Rhett Marlow, CEO and President of LexHelper, a technology-enabled virtual assistant company specifically focused on helping attorneys, law firms, and agencies. While Rhett has been an entrepreneur most of his life, it wasn’t until his brother, a solo practicing attorney, voiced some concerns to Rhett about his solo practice that Rhett thought […]
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Thank you to our show sponsor – CEB! CEB provides legal resources and solutions as well as gold-standard CLE to California attorneys. They also offer great discounts to new lawyers. Their upcoming Basics Conference is a fantastic opportunity for learning fundamentals and networking. Whether you want to master a practice area, change your focus, or […]
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Kelly Lake is the newly appointed Executive Director of CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar). CEB is a leading source for legal education and legal research solutions for Ca lawyers. What We Cover In This Episode: How Kelly ascended into her positions as Executive Director What motivates Kelly to always reach for the next level […]
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Johnnie Finch is a criminal defense attorney in North Carolina. In this important episode, Johnnie and I discuss his experience and perspective on Black Lives Matter and law enforcement. We also explore the business side of Johnnie as he shares his marketing tips to marketing a solo practice in a small town. What We Chat About […]
My guest today is Anna Romanskaya, a Partner with Stark & D’Ambrosio, LLP and manages the firm’s family law division. Anna is an activist and avid public speaker on victim advocacy, domestic violence and youth issues. Anna is also the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the American Bar Association, which is the premier […]
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Grab your free guide to personal branding here. Clarissa Rayward is a family lawyer, wife and mom who is passionate about relationships, people and family. This Australian attorney is using her industry knowledge and skill to change the way Australian families experience divorce and separation. Clarissa is known as ‘The Happy Family Lawyer’ as she believes […]
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Keith Shannon joins us in this episode to chat about the adventures of being a stay-at-home father and a lawyer. He is a former attorney, college professor, and author of My Boss Wears Diapers. After practicing for many years, Keith and his wife decided that he would be the stay-at-home parent to help raise their […]
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Grab Declan’s new book – The Millennial Way here. Declan Wilson is a Millennial author and blogger. During the day, he is a supply chain analyst but his true passion is to become self-employed so at night, he authors his blog, A Milliennial Type. His blog documents in his journey from the 9-to-5 to self-employment […]
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If you’re in need of a reliable online appointment scheduling software, my recommendation is Acuity Scheduling. Check them out using my affiliate link*: www.bit.ly/keepmebooked My guest today is Matt Ritter, a lawyer-turned-comedian who traded in big law for the big stage. Matt is also a TV producer on various shows including A&E’s Duck Dynasty and “Fat N’ […]
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Nick Rishwain is the Vice President of Client Relations and Business Development at Experts.com. Nick and I met on social media and have become good friends! He is super knowledgeable about live streaming platforms and social media marketing, which is precisely the reason why I wanted him to come on the show and discuss it […]
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Sara Giddings is a tax, estate planning, and business law practitioner in San Angelo, Texas. She currently works at the firm of Smith Rose Finley PC. She serves as the District 15 TYLA Director. She is very involved in her community and statewide and currently serves as the Tom Green County Young Lawyers President, the […]
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My guest in this episode is Jesse Wilson. Jesse is a Juilliard Theater Graduate and TEDx Speaker. He has created a life-changing program designed to help lawyers and business owners Connect, Communicate, and Lead with their greatest source of power through the tools and strategies of the theater. He developed a one-day intensive program […]
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In this solo episode, I delve deeper into the importance of an elevator pitch, our identities, and how interrelated they are with being “lawyers.” I also discuss the new direction my life and career are headed in (hint: it’s not as a lawyer!). Listen in to hear more.
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Jim Hart is a business and intellectual property attorney in North Carolina. He is also an entrepreneur and podcaster. His practice focuses on helping online entrepreneurs with their legal needs. What We Cover in this Episode: Are you sabotaging yourself and your practice and you don’t even know it? Even if you practice in a […]
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Julia Shapiro CEO and Founder of Hire an Esquire, an online legal recruiting and staffing company which allows lawyers to be autonomous and entrepreneurial. Julia herself stumbled upon freelance legal work when she became ill and was unable to commit to a full-time associate position. When she recovered, she realized that there was a huge […]
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Bari Tessler Linden, MA, is a financial therapist, a mentor/coach, and a mamapreneur. Bari’s gentle, body-centered approach weaves together personal, couple, and creative entrepreneurial money teachings into one complete tapestry. She is the founder of The Art of Money: a global, year-long money school, which integrates Money Healing, Money Practices and Money Maps. What We […]
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Aiden Kramer is a young attorney in Denver, Colorado. She helps small businesses and startups with their business and estate planning needs. Aiden is a self-proclaimed mild Youtube sensation and with over 5,342 Youtube subscribers, I can see why she calls herself that. What We Chat About in this Episode: Why Youtube is an underutilized platform by […]
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Jay Fleischman is a student loan lawyer. He speaks regularly at national events on the subjects of student loans, bankruptcy, and consumer protection. What We Cover In This Episode: Here’s one thing you should realize if you’re going to go solo, with no money, no clients, and no experience How Jay niched down to student […]
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Follow me on Snapchat @nic_abboud and send me your questions, I’ll send you back my answers. My guest today is John Skiba, a consumer debt collection and bankruptcy attorney in Arizona. John is a solo practitioner and fellow podcaster. His podcast, the JDBlogger podcast, focuses on smart legal marketing techniques. What we cover in this […]
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