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Female Lawyer Exodus

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 […]

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Buyer’s Remorse

About 8 years ago, I made a massive purchase, a 6-figure purchase. I purchased my legal education. I wasn’t alone. Thousands of other graduates made the same purchase I made. Sadly, soon after graduating and entering the legal profession, many new lawyers, like myself, found themselves experiencing buyer’s remorse. They felt unprepared and uninspired. I […]

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Creativity

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 […]

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Time

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 […]

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Tips and Strategies for Negotiating Like a Pro with Dan Minc [GWL 78]

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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Taking Care of Your Mind with Karen Gifford [GWL 77]

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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On Building a Technology-Enabled Company with CEO of LexHelper, Rhett Marlow [GWL 76]

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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How to Become a More Effective Communicator with Speech Coach Dr. Michelle Mazur [GWL 75]

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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Leading and Managing Diverse Teams with Executive Director at CEB, Kelly Lake [GWL 74]

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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Black Lives Matter and So Does Police Culture with Criminal Defense Attorney, Johnnie Finch [GWL 73]

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 […]

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