In this month’s recap, I talk about my struggle to tone down my lawyer brain and tune up my business brain. As lawyers trained to spot issues (aka all the things that could go wrong), it often becomes difficult to spot opportunities when all you’re thinking about are the negatives. So this past month, I […]
We can’t discuss mental health awareness enough on this podcast or in this profession. Substance abuse remains a huge issue that many lawyers, especially young lawyers, are dealing with. Joining us today is Patrick Krill, the principal and founder of Krill Strategies. Patrick is a globally recognized leading authority on addiction and mental health issues […]
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We’re talking about money! It’s important to be educated and informed about how best to save, spend, pay off debt, and of course, play with your money. Joining us today to chat about money is Sophia Bera, founder of Gen Y Planning. As a certified financial planner, Sophia provides affordable financial planning to our generation, […]
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Dating in general can be difficult! Dating as a lawyer…now that’s a challenge. My guest today is Dr. Robert Riordan. He is an attorney and licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and counseling services to individual adults, as well as therapy and mediation services to couples. What we chat about in this episode: If lawyers’ […]
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Christie Miller is founder of Eat Train Win, where she coaches in the areas of health, nutrition, and happiness. She is a former financial analyst, corporate lawyer, and LA County Sheriff. Christie is a total badass. What we chat about in this episode: What led Christie to leave her high paying, high powered job as […]
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This month, I venture into uncharted territory with cold emails. After speaking with a business coach, I learned a lot of new business development techniques I hadn’t thought about but am excited to implement. In this episode, I discuss how I was able to narrow down my ideal customer description, aka my avatar, how I […]
My guest today is Joey Vitale, founder of Indie Creative Law – a law firm serving creative small businesses. Joey and I have been friends online for a while and, I finally decided to make it official by having him on as a guest. He shares a lot of great advice on how to figure […]
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Today’s fabulous guest is Allison Leotta. For twelve years, Allison was a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in sex crimes, domestic violence, and crimes against children. Drawing on that experience, she now writes legal thrillers, for which she’s been dubbed “the female John Grisham.” What we chat about in this episode: How Allison drew […]
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My guest today is Shawn McBride. He is licensed to practice law in 12 states and DC. Along with practicing, he is also a business strategist, a CPA, and a public speaker. He works to empower business owners in their mission to build businesses that stand the test of time. What we cover in this […]
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We’re celebrating the 2 year anniversary of The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast! Woohoo! Thank you to all of the listeners for the continued support. In this episode, I bring in a special guest to help me ring in year 2 of the podcast. We chat about how the podcast has evolved, how the community of […]
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In this month’s bonus episode, I recap the trials and tribulations of building my new business – Abboud Media. I discuss building the new website, attending a whole lot of networking events, dealing with not meeting all of my goals for the month, and letting go of some control. Email me your thoughts on the […]
This is the last week of the Annual Listener Survey. Please share your thoughts to help improve the podcast here: www.bit.ly/2017gwlsurvey My guest today is Jodi Ettenberg. In 2008, she quit her job as a lawyer and set off to travel to Siberia for what she believed would only be a year but 9 years […]
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Got opinions on how to make this podcast better? Share your thoughts in my annual listener survey: www.bit.ly/2017gwlsurvey After practicing law for 17 years at top-tier firms, most recently as a Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Catherine Krow founded Digitory Legal, a cloud-based legal budgeting solution for lawyers and clients. What we chat […]
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I’d love to hear your thoughts about how I can make this podcast better! Please take my annual listener survey at www.bit.ly/2017gwlsurvey. Thank you! Marc Cerniglia is a founding partner at Spotlight Branding. He is passionate about helping lawyers and law firms understand the truths and myths about internet marketing, and educating them on how […]
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Share your thoughts on how to improve the podcast over at www.bit.ly/2017gwlsurvey Our guest today is JoAnn Holmes. She is the founder of Holmes at Law, where she focuses primarily on business law and contracts, trademark and copyright, and software and tech. After working as in-house counsel for approximately 15 years, Jo decided to take […]
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January was admittedly off to a slow start. Between teaching two classes at a local community college every day and preparing for a major conference presentation, I had very little time to focus on the business. However, I was able to check off some of the small items on my To-Do list, and I even […]
My guest in this episode is Nehal Madhani, attorney and founder and CEO of Alt Legal, a cloud-based IP docketing software. Nehal speaks regularly about the intersection of legal practice and technology. What we discuss in this episode: Why he decided to leave his BigLaw position to start a tech company How he taught himself how […]
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My guest Josh Brown, a franchise attorney and founder of The Law Office of Josh F. Brown in Indiana. Josh has built a thriving national practice helping people make smart franchise decisions, identify good franchise systems, work through franchise legal challenges, and grow through the franchise model. Josh is also the creator and host of his very own […]
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Bryan, a criminal defense attorney in Forth Worth, Texas, joins us to share his story of how he got started in creating videos and how they led him to create a commercial for the Super Bowl. What we discuss in this episode: Where his nickname came from and why he decided to keep using it […]
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Happy New Year! Ahh the smell of possibility is in the air. In today’s episode, I’m sharing the three mindsets I will be focusing on this year as I continue on this journey to make something of myself outside of the law, specifically, as a new business owner! Having the right mentality and attitude can […]
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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