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On Record PR
Integrated Marketing and Public Relations with Robyn Addis of Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated

On Record PR

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 35:35


In this joint episode of On Record PR and Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated (LISI)'s All the Things podcast, Gina Rubel goes on record with Robyn Addis, COO and CMBDO of Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated, to talk about the latest trends impacting the legal marketing and public relations industry. Learn More Robyn Addis has worked in legal marketing at two of the largest firms in Philly, leading a marketing team, creating and implementing firm-wide marketing expense and ROI tracking systems, and designing and executing hundreds of marketing and business development events. In 2019, she joined Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, taking the skills she learned in Big Law and adapting them for small to midsize firms. At LISI, Robyn developed a strategic plan outlining five new lines of business, a reimagined revenue/pricing model, and the infrastructure required. The result in 2020 was a record-breaking 57% growth in her first year. In addition to her role at LISI, Robyn coaches women to achieve career fulfillment, she serves as Director-at-Large for the Legal Marketing Association Northeast Region Board, and she runs a household of three children, a first-responder husband, a one-eyed rescue cat, and a bratty cockapoo.

The HLEP Podcast
"Be Direct", Kristi Jobson, Assistant Dean & Chief Admissions Officer, Harvard Law School

The HLEP Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 72:53


On episode 16, we speak to Kristi Jobson, the assistant dean and chief admissions officer of Harvard Law School. We learn about Kristi's journey from law school to her experiences clerking in both state and federal courts, her transition into Biglaw, and her pivot to leading admissions at HLS. Kristi discusses what clerking is and how her clerking experiences aided her legal practice. Kristi also shares many things that will of interest to law school applicants, including Harvard pulling out of the US News rankings, whether or not schools will go test-optional, how significant the LSAT is to your admissions chances, and what kind of personal statements make the best impressions. Follow and connect with us at our LinkedIn and Instagram More on HLEP at clinics.law.harvard.edu/hlep

The Passive Income Attorney Podcast
EP 156 | Simple Steps from Big Law to Real Estate Investor Goddess with Monick Halm (Encore)

The Passive Income Attorney Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 43:26


On this episode of the Passive Income Attorney Podcast, Seth is joined by fully recovered big law attorney Monick Halm as they talk about the importance of creating passive income streams even if you have a high-paying, “secure” W2. Monick and Seth take a deep dive into investing while working in big law and how to invest in industrial real estate. Monick also discusses what it's like to be wildly successful as a female in a largely male-dominated industry. Monick is an attorney, educator, real estate investor, and founder of The Real Estate Goddesses. She is a master advocator in helping women create passive income streams through real estate investing. Enjoy the episode!   “The more you get educated, the more opportunities show up for you, and the faster you can grow.”   HIGHLIGHTS: Here's a breakdown of what to expect in this episode: How to leave big law and go full-time into real estate investing How passive income is a safety net for financial stability How to gauge whether you need to quit your job today or transition slowly out of it How to scale your investing business from A to Z Your financial stability table needs more than one leg How to invest in industrial properties Risks and benefits of a sale leaseback transaction How to thrive as a female in a male-dominated industry And so much more!   ABOUT | MONICK HALM: Monick Halm is an educator and advocate for women to create passive income streams through real estate investing. Her mission is to assist a million women in achieving financial freedom through real estate. She is the founder of Real Estate Investor Goddesses and is herself a real estate investor and syndicator with over 14 years of real estate investing experience in multi-family homes, mobile home and RV parks, flipping, commercial, vacation rentals, and ground-up development. Together with her husband and her investors, she owns over 1,300 rental units across six states. She is the #1 bestselling author of The Real Estate Investor Goddess Handbook and Wealth for Women: Conversations with the Team That Creates the Dream and host of the Real Estate Investor Goddesses Podcast. She is also a Real Estate Strategy Mentor, keynote speaker, recovering attorney, certified interior designer, Feng Shui expert, avid world traveler, wife, and mother of three amazing kids.   FIND | MONICK HALM: Website: www.reigoddesses.com Instagram: @reigoddesses / @monickhalm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealEstateInvestorGoddesses/ Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monick.halm LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monickpaulhalm/   CONNECT | SETH BRADLEY: Get Started | Download The Freedom Blueprint: http://www.attorneybydesign.com Subscribe and Leave a Rating and Review: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-passive-income-attorney-podcast/id1543049208 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5a0Qp9G2x337nZCDWoVgoO?si=MKn01_t8Tfu0JBZCnagrCw Join EPIC | The Esquire Passive Investor Club: https://passiveincomeattorney.com/join-the-passive-income/ Join | The Passive Income Attorneys Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/passiveincomeattorneys Follow Us: Website:  https://passiveincomeattorney.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethpaulbradley/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passiveincomeattorney Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passiveincomeattorney/  

The Former Lawyer Podcast
How the Former Lawyer Collaborative Helped Angelica Pedraza Transition to Nursing

The Former Lawyer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 52:56


This episode features Angelica Pedraza, who has eight years of experience working as a commercial real estate lawyer in Biglaw, Midlaw, and a boutique firm. Angelina has been a lawyer for eight years but has decided to leave the field to become a nurse.  Angelina gave notice at her firm in October of last year after joining the Former Lawyer Collaborative in May. In this episode, we learn about her journey and how she plans to change careers.  If you're reading this and want the resources, courage, and support to make the kind of change she did, you can get all these by joining the Collaborative's Guided Track course. Joining the course gives you access to all the resources in the Collaborative and the Former Lawyer Framework that detail how to make that transition. Apart from these, you also get access to a community of lawyers who will join a weekly call with Sarah to provide support.  Enrollment closes on February 17th, as this cohort starts on the 20th.  Now, let's get into the conversation with Angelica. See show notes at formerlawyer.com/168

Law360's Pro Say - News & Analysis on Law and the Legal Industry
Ep. 281: SEC's Cyber Enforcement Vs. BigLaw's Client Privacy

Law360's Pro Say - News & Analysis on Law and the Legal Industry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 45:09


This month the Securities and Exchange Commission sued law firm Covington & Burling claiming it needed a list of clients that were impacted by a 2020 cybersecurity breach attributed to Chinese spies. The feds say they need the list to determine whether any securities laws were broken following the hack, but Covington is fighting back, arguing the disclosure would run afoul of attorney client privilege. On this week's episode of Pro Say, Law360 cybersecurity reporter Ben Kochman joins us to discuss where both sides stand in this fascinating showdown between the SEC and BigLaw. Also this week, New York's former state chief judge lands in hot water over a mountain of taxpayer expenses that may not have been approved; the blogging habits of disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried make life difficult for his attorneys; and finally, the latest legal effort by everyone's favorite litigious rapper Lil Wayne proves unsuccessful.

Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers
Episode 34: Layli Miller-Muro, Founder, Tahirih Justice Center

Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 32:45


Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers is back with our first episode of 2023! This week, our hosts were joined by one of the most impactful guests we've ever had on the show. Layli Miller-Muro, former Biglaw and Department of Justice attorney, founded and led the Tahirih Justice Center for over twenty-five years. In this episode, Layli discusses how some especially impactful pro bono work led to a mission of advocating for women fleeing gender-based asylum and seeking asylum in the United States. Layli describes working with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, as well as countless attorneys, to assist well over 30,000 women. Finally, Layli digs into the consulting works she has now undertaken in her new professional venture, and her mission to bring ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) initiatives to fruition within corporations and firms. For their moves of the week, Zach highlights a major infrastructure hire by Paul Hastings in London and David discusses a prominent addition by Paul Weiss. As always, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe!

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
3006 - The Corruption That Is Big Law w/ David Enrich

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 76:22


The MR Crew are back from the long weekend! Sam and Emma host David Enrich, business investigations editor at the New York Times, to discuss his recent book Servants of the Damned: Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump, and the Corruption of Justice. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the GOP and the debt ceiling, the death toll from Russia's action in Dnipro, the arrest of a losing GOP candidate in New Mexico, and Israeli protests of Netanyahu's abuse of the judicial branch, before parsing through why complete different actions by Biden and Trump (involving classified documents) have resulted in different responses from US political institutions. Then, David Enrich joins as he begins to walk through the story of the entrance of lawyers and law firms into the world of advertising in 1977, and how it created the world of financialized, amoral, corporate global law firms that we see today. Stepping back, Enrich then looks to the evolution of the Jones Day law firm as a model of the greater industry, first diving into their work in the 1940s representing a natural gas company in the wake of an explosion in Milwaukee and their emphasis on maintaining integrity and bolstering community trust, rather than fighting tooth and nail to against any reparation as a company would today, before contrasting this with their recent work intimidating and threatening local governments with lawsuits over attempts to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. Next, David, Emma, and Sam walk through the main justifications for such horrific actions on behalf of corporate behemoths, as these firms hide behind the Constitution's guarantee of representation for people accused of crimes and shirk claims of greed with pro-bono work, exploring the obvious immorality behind these lawyers' amoral facade, before taking on two more examples of this growing trend of law firms falling in line with corporate greed, the Texas Two-Step, and Abbott Laboratories' baby formula disaster. Wrapping up the interview, David walks through the reform he would most like to see, with an emphasis on the ABA, mainstream media's coverage of law firms, and the exploitative cycle of legal education. And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma discuss poverty as a policy choice, Tucker suggests more congresspeople smoke crack on the House floor, and Marc Silvestry of Revere City Council absolutely shuts down some bonkers anti-homeless arguments on the floor. They also cover Sarah Huckabee Sanders' efficient first few works in office, Jeremy from LA discusses the coverage of psychedelics online, and Nathan from Alabama dives into the Warrior Met Coal strike and comparisons with Glacier North West's teamsters' action. Casey from Tennessee has an extended discussion on the South's relationship to labor and culture wars, and walks through his own evolution from Trumper to Sederista, plus, your calls and IMs! Check out David's book here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/servants-of-the-damned-david-enrich?variant=40153396346914 Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Buy tickets to the Left Reckoning/This Is Revolution live show here!: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-revolution-left-reckoning-tickets-476781264597 Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Check out today's sponsors: Aura: Go to my sponsor https://aura.com/majority to try 14 days free and let Aura go to work protecting your private information online HoldOn Bags: To shop plant based bags and replace single use plastics all over your home, visit https://holdonbags.com/MAJORITY or enter MAJORITY at checkout to save 20% off your order. Henson Shaving: Go to https://hensonshaving.com/majority and use code MAJORITY for a free 100-pack of blades! Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

Locked On Virginia - Daily Podcast On Virginia Cavaliers College Football & Basketball
Virginia Cavaliers Football Recruiting round-up with Big Law and Jacquie Franciulli

Locked On Virginia - Daily Podcast On Virginia Cavaliers College Football & Basketball

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 44:43


Welcome to the Locked On Virginia Cavaliers Podcast. The first place to come to get your daily Wahoo Fix! Virginia Cavaliers Football Recruiting round-up with Big Law and Jacquie Franciulli Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Thriving Lawyers Podcast
Thriving Lawyers... Meet THE Flourishing Lawyer! (Prof. Heidi Brown Pt. 1)

The Thriving Lawyers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 36:40


Folks, this one has everything.... imposter syndrome, finding your super-power as an introvert in a field that often feels made for extroverts, brave life transitions, and the momentous impact of an all-too-rare moment of shared vulnerability in (gulp!) BigLaw. Join host Chris Osborn for a delightful, engaging, and compelling conversation with 4 time ABA-published author Prof. Heidi Brown of Brooklyn Law School. In Part 1, Heidi shares about her incredible journey: from feeling out-of place in law school, finding her sweet spot and hitting her stride in a spohisticated construction law practice, and changing it all up as she learned more about who she was and what she needed to truly thrive and flourish as a lawyer and a human being. Whowver and whereer you are, we know you'll find relatble moments galore!

Soul Roadmap with Dina Cataldo - Tools & Strategies to Design Your Life with Intention
242: Making Life Easier with Big Law Attorney Kimberly Lopez

Soul Roadmap with Dina Cataldo - Tools & Strategies to Design Your Life with Intention

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 48:11


Kimberly Lopez has been an attorney in Big Law for 15 years. During that time she's amassed wisdom that she's sharing with you in this episode of Be a Better Lawyer Podcast. You'll learn: productivity and time management tips for lawyers how she's changed since coaching with me how to discover your passions the one question to ask yourself while planning that makes life so much easier Listen in to learn not only how to make your life easier, but how to make your life better. RESOURCES Busy Lawyer's Guide Show notes CONNECT WITH ME On Instagram @dina.cataldo On LinkedIn WORK WITH ME When you're ready to start implementing what you're learning in this podcast, book a call with me. Book a call here. If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than 90 seconds, and it really helps spread the word about this podcast.

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer
Biglaw Closes Out The Year With Some Shenanigans

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 32:35 Very Popular


Always waiting until the last minute. The week between Christmas and the New Year is usually pretty dead for legal news, which makes it the perfect time for a firm to try to slip some shady stuff past the goalie. Shearman started telling associates that they would not be getting bonuses for a variety of previous unannounced reasons. Foley Hoag tried to retroactively apply next year's hours requirement to this year's bonuses (they did the right thing and retreated within 48 hours). And Nelson Mullins sprung a new "collections" policy that you really have to hear about to believe.

Forward GC

THIS WEEK: Sam Bankman-Fried pleas not guilty and throws his lawyers under the bus, TikTok gets blocked on government devices, and pay transparency becomes law. Plus, Big Law pay cuts keep coming, spyware at the DEA, and a law school rankings refresh.

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
Biglaw Closes Out The Year With Some Shenanigans

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 32:35


Always waiting until the last minute. The week between Christmas and the New Year is usually pretty dead for legal news, which makes it the perfect time for a firm to try to slip some shady stuff past the goalie. Shearman started telling associates that they would not be getting bonuses for a variety of previous unannounced reasons. Foley Hoag tried to retroactively apply next year's hours requirement to this year's bonuses (they did the right thing and retreated within 48 hours). And Nelson Mullins sprung a new "collections" policy that you really have to hear about to believe.

Winding Paths
Ep. 19 | Brian Wood on Playing Poker Instead of Going to Big Law

Winding Paths

Play Episode Play 47 sec Highlight Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 48:02 Transcription Available


In this episode I talk to Brian Wood, or more accurately, my former co-host, Aaron Shapiro talks to Brian Wood, as my audio was garbled. I'm editing a backlog of episodes and I had a mic issue for a while which we didn't catch so there are a few episodes like this. Moral of the story is don't record 10 episodes without listening to them. Brian is the CEO of PanoPick, a peer-to-peer sports betting app that's goal is not to manipulate you into losing your money and get you gambling addicted while warning you about the possibility of getting addicted, but rather to allow you to have some competitive fun betting against friends and finally figuring out who's really knows sports the best. After graduating law school in 2012, Brian went to work at…, uh, actually he went to play poker online in Montreal because it was illegal to play for cash online in the states.  Yep, rather than go the big law route, Brian's been supporting himself playing poker for the past 10 years while he figured out what to do with his lifeThis was a really fun and different conversation. Hope you enjoy. If you have input, criticism, or guest suggestions (including yourself) for the podcast, shoot me an email at Joseph@excellentatlife.com. Connect to me on LinkedIn here and say hello Follow me on Twitter here and I'll follow you backCheck out GetSomeClass.com for fun team activities and wellness programming.In the meantime, may you walk your own winding path well.Joseph Gerstel

How I Lawyer Podcast with Jonah Perlin
#95: Kevin Buckley - Biopharma and Digital Health Patent Attorney

How I Lawyer Podcast with Jonah Perlin

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 15:53


In today's special episode recorded LIVE at ClioCon I spoke with Kevin Buckley of the Torrey Pines Law Group. Kevin is an accomplished international patent attorney & executive. He founded Torrey Pines Law Group in 2013 to help his clients bring lifesaving, enduring, and commercially valuable technologies to market after previously working in Big Law. He recently earned the Clio Reisman Award for Best Growth Story for his work and the work of his law firm during the Covid 19 pandemic. Kevin is a graduate of US San Diego where he studied Biochemistry and the University of Pittsburg School of Law. In our conversation we discuss the importance of finding what you are good at, what patent attorneys do (and how that has changed through his career), the importance of connecting business/law/science especially in today's historical moment, and why they best skill to learn is how to constantly learn from the smart people around you. This episode is sponsored, edited, and engineered by LawPods, a professional podcast production company for busy attorneys. *** Want to Support the Podcast in 2 minutes or less? Leave a Review (this helps the algorithm connect me to new listeners) Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify Purchase How I Lawyer Merchandise Share on LinkedIn or Twitter

Ladies Who Law School
Bridging the Gap Between ‘Big Law' and Minority Students with Imani Maatuka

Ladies Who Law School

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 44:55


Imani Maatuka, Esq., 24-year-old GenZer, is the youngest attorney working at her firm, Sidley Austin LLP Dallas, a prestigious corporate ‘Big Law' firm with national offices. Sidley is the law firm that former First Lady Michelle and Barack Obama met at. Working in the legal field where minorities represent less than 5%, Imani has created a nonprofit organization and scholarship program (The Bridging the Gap Scholarship) to advocate and assist more minorities to get into Big Law careers.  The Bridging the Gap Scholarship is sponsored by four minority law students seeking to ‘bridge the gap' between minorities and corporate ‘big law.' In a field where most scholarships reward those interested in seeking public-interest law careers, this scholarship presents a unique approach to social change by seeking to encourage upward social mobility for minorities and access to resources to pay it forward.Imani's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imanimaatuka/Imani's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imanim/Imani's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imanimaatuka/ Support the showFollow us on Instagram @ladieswholawschoolpodcast

The Former Lawyer Podcast
From Biglaw to Running a Creative Business with Loly Orozco

The Former Lawyer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 56:18


Loly Orozco is a former financial restructuring lawyer who went from Biglaw to running a creative business. Her stationery design company, Little Postage House, sells curated vintage postage stamps and designs and prints all types of paper items from birth announcements to wedding invitations to save the dates.  On this episode of the podcast, Loly shares how she took something that she loved, creating art, and ultimately determined that making it a business was a great fit for her. See show notes at formerlawyer.com/086

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer
Biglaw Firm Seeks Its Pound Of Bar Prep Flesh

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 35:39 Very Popular


It's all about optics. When an associate left Jones Day before serving a full two years, the firm billed for pro-rated bar study expenses. Once again, just because an agreement allows a firm to do something, doesn't mean it should. It's just not a good look for a firm. Speaking of optics, we also talk about Justice Brett Kavanaugh partying with Matt Gaetz and Alex Acosta -- and more importantly, parties with business before the Court this Term -- all while Supreme Court legitimacy sinks like a stone. Speaking of legitimacy, the Fifth Circuit agrees that a judge committed an ethical breach in hearing a case, but decided to just sweep it under the rug. Also, by the time this posts, Twitter will have changed its policies five more times, but we discuss the legal ramifications, if any, of Twitter's short-lived ban on mentioning "competitors."

Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers
Episode 33: 2022 Biglaw Moves, Trends, and 2023 Market Expectations

Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 30:04


Which firms made the most prominent partner hires? Which firms added the most attorneys? And which practice areas were the most impacted by market factors in 2022? Our hosts are back for their final episode of the year to highlight some major moves, trends, and factors that will determine how the market shapes up in 2023. Thank you to all of our listeners and followers for an incredible year! We will be back in January. We wish you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year! And, as always, be sure to rate, review & subscribe!

Forward GC
Going VC with James Walker

Forward GC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 34:02


On this episode of Not Billable, we sat down and chatted with James Walker, Associate Counsel and Investments at Draper Associates (an investor of Lawtrades), a venture capital firm run founded and managed by Tim Draper.James shares his experience getting his MBA/JD through the J-Term program at Columbia University and what it was like to pivot from Big Law at Latham & Watkins into a hybrid business legal role at Draper Associates.Working at Latham & WatkinsJames started his career as an associate attorney at Big Law firm, Latham & WatkinsLatham & Watkins is institution in the legal industry and a well known player in the emerging companies space.While in this role, James gained valuable experience and skills that he still uses today.The J-Term Program at Columbia UniversityAfter more than 2 years in Big Law, James decided to pivot and get his MBA.James ended up applying to the impressive J-Term MBA program at Columbia University, which would give him the ability to earn his graduate degree in just 18 months (instead of 2 years).Unfortunately, when James was set to graduate in 2020, COVID-19 hit the United States.James needed to pivot fast.Draper AssociatesJames ended up reaching out to Tim Draper to see if any of his portfolio companies needed legal counsel.Instead of referring James out, Tim decided to bring him on to help save on legal expenses.Eventually that role evolved into much more of a hybrid of business and legal.James is now more of a 1/2 internal counsel, 1/2 strategic business advisor.Closing ThoughtsBig law firms can offer many opportunities and experiences, but it's not the only path a lawyer can take.In-house legal is a dual-hat wearing role (law and business).By regularly evaluating your skills and interests and seeking out opportunities to grow and develop, you can determine where you are most useful in your legal role.

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
Biglaw Firm Seeks Its Pound Of Bar Prep Flesh

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 35:39


It's all about optics. When an associate left Jones Day before serving a full two years, the firm billed for pro-rated bar study expenses. Once again, just because an agreement allows a firm to do something, doesn't mean it should. It's just not a good look for a firm. Speaking of optics, we also talk about Justice Brett Kavanaugh partying with Matt Gaetz and Alex Acosta -- and more importantly, parties with business before the Court this Term -- all while Supreme Court legitimacy sinks like a stone. Speaking of legitimacy, the Fifth Circuit agrees that a judge committed an ethical breach in hearing a case, but decided to just sweep it under the rug. Also, by the time this posts, Twitter will have changed its policies five more times, but we discuss the legal ramifications, if any, of Twitter's short-lived ban on mentioning "competitors."

The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
371: Starting the 1L Job Hunt During Winter Break

The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 34:40 Very Popular


Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about using winter break to get ready for the 1L job hunt. In this episode we discuss: If you only had time for one job-related activity during winter break, what should it be? Figuring out where you want to apply How to use the resources your law school provides Timeline for the 1L job search Looking for opportunities to network Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 222: Using Winter Break to Advance Your Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-222-using-winter-break-to-advance-your-career/) Podcast Episode 270: Looking for Legal Jobs Over Winter Break (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-270-looking-for-legal-jobs-over-winter-break-w-sadie-jones/) Did You Work on Your Resume During Law School Winter Break? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/did-you-work-on-your-resume-during-law-school-winter-break/) Getting the Most Out of Your Winter Break (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/getting-the-most-out-of-your-winter-break/) 5 Ways to Make Your Winter Break Productive (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-ways-make-winter-break-productive/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-371-starting-the-1l-job-hunt-during-winter-break/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

The Former Lawyer Podcast
How Sarah Rutledge Fischer left Biglaw to be a Working Artist

The Former Lawyer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 40:44


Today's episode picks up from the last bit of Sarah's discussion with Sarah Rutledge Fischer.   In the first half of the conversation, Sarah talked about her journey through the legal track and into a Biglaw firm. She also spoke about seeking therapy and being pregnant while practicing law.  In the final part of this conversation, you'll read about her journey out of the law and into the art world. You'll also learn a bit about the concept of “following your passion” and how Sarah (Cottrell) helps lawyers to leave the law.  See show notes at formerlawyer.com/039

The Jabot
Biglaw Partner Shares Behind The Scenes Look At The Affirmative Action Case Before The Supreme Court with Ishan Bhabha - Episode 136

The Jabot

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 28:13


In this episode, Kathryn welcomes Ishan Bhabha, co-chair of Jenner and Block's Education Practice and a member of its Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, to talk about the well-publicized affirmative action cases at the oral arguments at the Supreme Court. He discusses his experiences representing the Ivy League and other schools, as well as the importance of diversity in education and the stakes of the cases. Ishan also recalls how he found appellate law to be more interesting and exciting, as it combines logic and reasoning with the ability to do the right thing. For Ishan, the biggest appeal of appellate law is its diversity - he never knows what his clients will need help with next. Who's The Guest? Ishan Bhabha is one of the nation's preeminent lawyers for institutions of higher education and technology companies. He has been recognized by both Bloomberg Law and the National Law Journal as one of the 40 best lawyers under 40 in the United States. Ishan is the co-chair of Jenner and Block's Education Practice and a member of its Appellate and Supreme Court Practice. He represents institutions, senior executives, and boards of directors on high-stakes matters of legal, regulatory, and ethical risk. He has argued in the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous U.S. Courts of Appeals. Episode Resources https://jenner.com/people/IshanBhabha https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishanbhabha  Episode Highlights Ishan Bhabha on why he decided to go to law school The evolution of his career Three things that make law school exciting The allure of appellate practice How to foster diversity in education Impact of big cases on lawyers The stakes of big cases on clients What are the impacts of the Supreme Court's decision on college admissions? Alternatives to explicit race consideration in admissions Effects of Supreme Court cases on legal processes Different stakes of commercial and social litigation Defending diversity initiatives What the D&I task force is Highlights of Ishan's work as a technology lawyer Episode Sponsored By https://pli.edu/  Subscribe, Share, and Review To get the next episode subscribe with your favorite podcast player. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts Follow on Spotify Leave a review on Apple Podcasts

ABA Journal Podcasts - Legal Talk Network
Why this BigLaw firm recently started a legal ops division

ABA Journal Podcasts - Legal Talk Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 31:19 Very Popular


Legal operations handle a lot of the business and technological stuff that many lawyers either aren't trained to handle or don't want to deal with. All so lawyers can focus on practicing law and representing their clients to the best of their abilities.

THE PRACTICE PODCAST
86. Criminal Defense In Big Law Environment

THE PRACTICE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 38:32


Brett Amron and Jeffrey Bast talk to Brian Bieber, a shareholder with the Florida law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A., about his illustrious career as a criminal and civil white-collar defense attorney. Brian talks about his twenty-eight-year career, how he started in law school as a law clerk for the attorney he would ultimately call his partner, how his partnership with Joel Hirschhorn evolved, and how their street fighting criminal practice attracted the interest of big law in 2013 and why they chose GrayRobinson over multiple firms vying for their practice. Brian also talks about how he defines success as being the happiest you can be and shares some valuable insights from which anyone in the legal profession, or any profession, can benefit. Learn more about Brian and his fascinating practice. Listen now on  YouTube, Spotify, Google, Amazon Music, and Apple Podcasts.

Pioneers and Pathfinders
Jae Um Returns

Pioneers and Pathfinders

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 32:46


To close out this year, we are delighted to welcome back an old friend, Jae Um. Jae is one of the most sought-after strategy executives in the legal industry. She is the founder and executive director of Six Parsecs, an insights firm for the legal vertical. In addition to strategic consulting for law firm leadership, Jae serves on advisory boards for emerging legal tech companies, including LegalMation, Datana, and LexFusion. Jae got her start in Big Law at Seyfarth, where she served in a progression of high-impact roles in client service innovation and strategic growth. She then went on to serve as director of pricing strategy for Baker McKenzie worldwide. She is a contributing author to Legal Evolution, The American Lawyer, and other publications covering the legal industry. In her spare time, Jae has created a series called Lawyering at Scale on Luminate+. Her work is consistently brilliant. Jae was one of our first guests on the podcast when we launched in 2021, and we are thrilled to have her back for a fascinating conversation about her life on the road, the role of empathy in her consulting practice, the cultural commonalities of the most successful law firms, and how she sees the landscape for the profession unfolding in 2023.

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
Why this BigLaw firm recently started a legal ops division

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 31:19


Legal operations handle a lot of the business and technological stuff that many lawyers either aren't trained to handle or don't want to deal with. All so lawyers can focus on practicing law and representing their clients to the best of their abilities.

ABA Journal: Legal Rebels
Why this BigLaw firm recently started a legal ops division

ABA Journal: Legal Rebels

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 31:19


Legal operations handle a lot of the business and technological stuff that many lawyers either aren't trained to handle or don't want to deal with. All so lawyers can focus on practicing law and representing their clients to the best of their abilities.

The Lawyer Stories Podcast
Ep 121 | Nigel Phiri | From Big Law to Private Practice as a Solo

The Lawyer Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 44:58


The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 121 features Nigel Phiri, Trial Lawyer & Owner of the Law Office of Nigel Phiri, Esq., LLC, focusing on personal injury in Atlanta, Georgia.  We discuss Nigel's early days of moving from Zambia in south-central Africa to Atlanta to completing undergraduate at Georgia State in three years.  Nigel shares with us that he accomplished undergraduate school in three years because he had a desire to go to law school.  We discuss Nigel's multifarious experience, starting at a small law firm, entering big law and then launching his own firm while still giving back to the community.

Career Unicorns - Spark Your Joy
Ep. 56: Rebuilding your confidence after rejection and having grit to find opportunities with Tyler Garvey (Vice President & Counsel at BNP Paribas)

Career Unicorns - Spark Your Joy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 49:12


Have you experienced failure in your career?  And you're struggling with how to pick yourself up?  Tyler shares:   - How he navigated corporate America as a Black man growing up with Caribbean culture in Brooklyn.  - What he did as a father during the pandemic to support his wife and children.   - How he overcame the odds of landing a Big Law job after graduation when he received a “no offer” after his 2L summer internship.   - Why crying helped him work through feeling depressed from his career setback and how he picked himself back up.    - How his motto of when the door closes, find a window that's open helped him to land new opportunities.   - What getting rejected taught him about being proactive in getting feedback, finding mentors, and being kind to those who work for him.   - What he did to put himself in a position to land his first in-house role and how he made career pivots.   - Why it's OK to not be OK, and the importance of asking for help.   Mention this podcast and connect with Tyler at www.linkedin.com/in/tylergarvey.   Connect with Samorn at www.linkedin.com/in/samornselim.    Get a copy of Samorn's book, “Belonging: Self Love Lessons From A Workaholic Depressed Insomniac Lawyer” at https://tinyurl.com/swpc578c.   Get weekly career tips by signing up for our newsletter at www.careerunicorns.com. 

Winding Paths
Ep. 17 | Doug Bouton - From Big Law to Big Ice Cream

Winding Paths

Play Episode Play 50 sec Highlight Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 67:09 Transcription Available


Doug Bouton is the CEO of Gatsby Chocolate, a low on sugar, high on taste, chocolate brand (now that's Doug's claim – I haven't tasted it yet, and when I do, I'm sure it will be amazing, but if it's not high on taste, I'll be sure to lie about it. Nah, Doug has a good track record). He's also the CEO of Halo Top International, a low calorie, high quality ice cream brand. Doug went to the University of Virginia for Law School and aced their famous ice cream making class. I'm kidding. There's no freaking ice cream making class at the Virginia Law School, nor in any law school in the country. Now here's the scoop folks (get it, the scoop?!) – while Doug didn't take a course in law school on ice cream making, I actually did. And no I'm not kidding this time. When I was in law school, I audited an undergrad course at Harvard called the Science of Cooking. (And you can take actually take that course on edX.) It was an unbelievable class, each week one of the best chefs in the world would visit. Now one of the classes was dedicated to, you guessed it, the science of making ice cream.  Doug graduated law school in 2010 and did corporate work at Proskauer for two years before leaving to start Halo Top ice cream with fellow lawyer Justin Woolverton out of Justin's kitchen. The two of them grew the brand to more than $300 million in sales and turned it into the #1 selling ice cream in the United States, outselling the likes of Ben & Jerry's, Haagen-Dazs, and Breyers.  (And that's before Ben & Jerry's stupid boycotting Israel decision.) Halo Top's US operations were sold in 2019, and Doug now serves as the CEO of Halo Top's international operations. In 2021, Doug founded Gatsby Chocolate, the first-ever low-calorie chocolate brand with the goal of doing to chocolate what Halo Top did to ice cream.  If you have input, criticism, or guest suggestions (including yourself) for the podcast, shoot me an email at Joseph@excellentatlife.com. Connect to me on LinkedIn here and say hello Follow me on Twitter here and I'll follow you backCheck out GetSomeClass.com for fun team activities and wellness programming.In the meantime, may you walk your own winding path well.Joseph Gerstel

The Former Lawyer Podcast
From Biglaw Associate to Clinical Psychologist with Dr. Jan Newman

The Former Lawyer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 63:03


This week, I'm sharing my conversation with Dr. Jan Newman. Jan moved from Biglaw associate to clinical psychologist and executive coach who works with multi-passionate high achievers who want to level up their lives.  She is a published author, researcher, and frequent speaker on emotional intelligence, interpersonal effectiveness, and psychological flexibility. In her former life, she was a practicing lawyer. This is an incredible conversation with some amazing takeaways about finding a different career path. See show notes at formerlawyer.com/037

Beyond the Legal Lens Podcast
36. A Career in Startup Law with Two Colgate Alums

Beyond the Legal Lens Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 37:34


  Andy Dale is General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Alyce, Inc. a B2B gifting and engagement platform.  Andy leads all legal affairs including data privacy, strategic partnerships and corporate compliance.  He has led the legal, privacy and compliance functions at SessionM which was acquired by Mastercard in 2019 and dataxu. Inc. an advertising technology company which is now owned by Roku.  Andy was also an in-house lawyer at TD Ameritrade, worked in a corporate law firm and clerked for a judge in Baltimore.  Andy received his BA from Colgate University, his JD from University of Baltimore and holds the IAPP's CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications.    Evan Bienstock provides counsel and guidance to companies in all stages of their life cycles, from the seed of an idea to its execution and funding, and eventual exit. He works closely with founders, investors, boards and entrepreneurs across a wide range of technologies. Evan has handled and negotiated hundreds of venture capital and private equity financings for those providing and seeking capital. In addition, he is well-versed in corporate governance, securities laws, and mergers and acquisitions and regularly advises clients through complex exit transactions. And with a home in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood (a nexus for many tech startups), Evan's roots are firmly planted in the New York City startup community. About Emily: https://www.whistlerpartners.com/team/emily-witt        

The Free Lawyer
62. How to Successfully Manage the Challenges of Practicing In a Large Law Firm

The Free Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 40:18


Emily Logan Stedman joins us for this blockbuster episode! Practicing for six years in two large firms, Emily shares her powerful tips with young lawyers, including: -Her hot tips for the lawyer who is feeling overwhelmed- remember you are not alone, seek the fulfillment you crave, connect with your tribe, and know you always have choices!! -The importance of mentorship for young attorneys -How to set appropriate boundaries and find time for yourself -Be aware of the stress you feel and share it with your associates -Find fulfillment by focusing on finding solutions for your clients Born and raised outside Atlanta, Georgia, Emily Logan Stedman has called Milwaukee home since June 2013. She obtained her B.A. (Spanish and History) in 2008 from Wake Forest University. In 2010, she enrolled at the University of Mississippi School of Law, graduating in 2013 and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi Law Journal. From 2013-2016, Emily clerked for Judge Pamela Pepper, now Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. In 2016, she joined Midwest Big Law as an associate at Quarles & Brady. Since November 2020, she has worked as a Senior Associate at Husch Blackwell, where she practices commercial litigation. It was joining Big Law that brought on an increase in anxiety and low mood in Emily. After seeking solace with colleagues, therapy, and meditation, she began talking more openly about the need to improve well-being in the law. This started with programming while president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin, then as a committee chair for the Wisconsin Taskforce on Lawyer Well-Being. Most recently, she has built a platform on LinkedIn where she posts regularly on the realities of being a Big Law associate and the need to destigmatize lawyer well-being.

The Grit Factor
When to GRIT and when to Quit: A Story of Big Law and Changing the Understanding of Grit with Amy Conway-Hatcher

The Grit Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 51:12


Amy Conway-Hatcher is a fierce advocate, lawyer, Board director, warrior career mom, and former federal prosecutor. After decades of managing 24/7 crises, climbing to the upper echelons of Big Law, and sacrificing family for career, Amy did the unthinkable. She left her high-paying equity partner job and an unsustainable climb...to reclaim her life. Amy wrote Infinitely More to shine a spotlight on systemic workplace inequities that hold women back. Through witty and darkly humorous story-telling, Amy challenges leaders to take bolder actions to fix uneven playing fields, while advocating for women to stand firmly in control of their careers. She firmly believes that by sharing our stories, opening our eyes, and being brave enough to have hard conversations, #wecandobetter. Today, a partner in a boutique law firm specializing in complex legal problems, Conway-Hatcher thrives as an advocate, author, speaker, and mom of teens. All proceeds of her book are being donated to organizations that support women and girl leaders of the future. BOOK: Infinitely More We talk about the difficulties in navigating the role as team leader in a male dominated workplace (minute 14) and balancing time between family and business (minute 20). Give yourself the gift of listening in to our conversation— and forward it along to whoever might enjoy or benefit!

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer
Sam Alito Successfully Deploys The Shaggy Defense

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 38:41


But they caught me with some contemporaneous third-party emails? We discuss the crackerjack investigation the Supreme Court performed into allegations that Justice Sam Alito has a history of leaking decisions. After a religious leader confessed to lobbying efforts that included leaks from Alito concerning key decisions, Alito told the Court "it wasn't me" and, remarkably, they just accepted that and called it a day. Speaking of decisions, the Eleventh Circuit finally put a stop to Judge Aileen Cannon's string of zany decisions in the Trump seized documents case. Also, a former Biglaw partner thrust herself in the spotlight to bemoan her firm for enforcing the bare minimum of anti-harassment policies and a pair of law schools controversially announces a merger.

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
Sam Alito Successfully Deploys The Shaggy Defense

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 38:41


But they caught me with some contemporaneous third-party emails? We discuss the crackerjack investigation the Supreme Court performed into allegations that Justice Sam Alito has a history of leaking decisions. After a religious leader confessed to lobbying efforts that included leaks from Alito concerning key decisions, Alito told the Court "it wasn't me" and, remarkably, they just accepted that and called it a day. Speaking of decisions, the Eleventh Circuit finally put a stop to Judge Aileen Cannon's string of zany decisions in the Trump seized documents case. Also, a former Biglaw partner thrust herself in the spotlight to bemoan her firm for enforcing the bare minimum of anti-harassment policies and a pair of law schools controversially announces a merger.

The Former Lawyer Podcast
How Janelle Christian Went From Biglaw to Starting a Coaching Business

The Former Lawyer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 39:42


The episode is an installment in The After series that focuses on showing lawyers that the after is really better than before. This episode features Janelle Christian, who successfully transitioned from big law to life coaching. In this conversation, Janelle talks to Sarah about being bored in the legal profession and building a side hustle as a lawyer. She talked about how some harmful lies told in the legal field hurt people and make lawyers feel bad about themselves. You should listen to this conversation to learn how to create lives of autonomy, happiness, freedom, and wealth. Let's dive in! See show notes at formerlawyer.com/077

Ladies Who Law School
LWLS x Cece Xie: Life at Harvard, Pursuing Big Law and Pivoting

Ladies Who Law School

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 53:29


Support the showFollow us on Instagram @ladieswholawschoolpodcast

The Lincoln Project
Servants of the Damned with David Enrich

The Lincoln Project

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 46:05


Host Reed Galen is joined by award-winning journalist David Enrich, the Business Investigations Editor at The New York Times. They discuss the world of “Big Law” and its often unchecked influence through the lens of Jones Day, how Jones Day came to represent Donald Trump and argue many of the lawsuits in Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 election, why the idea that “everyone is entitled to representation” is not always as straightforward as it may seem. If you'd like to connect with The Lincoln Project, send an email to podcast@lincolnproject.us.

The Free Lawyer
How to Overcome Stress and Find Fulfillment as an Attorney

The Free Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 29:38


Jenn Deal joins us today to share insights about managing the overwhelm and finding fulfillment as an attorney. Jenn Deal is a lawyer (and former BigLaw partner) and a certified life coach. As a brand protection attorney, she handles contentious trademark, unfair competition, and false advertising matters. As a life coach, she helps high-achieving women who feel stuck, unfulfilled, and overwhelmed create careers and lives they love. She shares her expertise on: -The importance of acceptance of those things we cannot control -How to become more self-aware of our thoughts and feelings -Determining your values, priorities, and chosen path as an attorney -Managing our thoughts to create tremendous success - How to determine what is most important to us and choosing a path to achieve it Jenn is an incredible leader, attorney, and coach. You will love hearing what she has to say! For more, visit www.jenndealcoaching.com or connect with Jenn on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-deal-coaching/.

The Law Firm Leadership Podcast | We Interview Corp Defense Law Firm Leaders, Partners, General Counsel and Legal Consultants
The Future is Bright: Episode 01 Dara Redler | Chief Legal Officer at H&R Block on Iconic Brands and Transformation

The Law Firm Leadership Podcast | We Interview Corp Defense Law Firm Leaders, Partners, General Counsel and Legal Consultants

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 6:04


Join Chris Batz for the inaugural first episode of The Future is Bright Podcast as he brings on guest Dara Redler to learn about her legal career success at iconic brands and her passion for transformation, authentic leadership, and giving back. Chris Batz speaks to Dara Redler, born and raised in Pennsylvania and now resides in Atlanta, where she works remotely. She is the Chief Legal Officer at H&R Block, but before she got there, she had many other jobs that led her to this position. Redler reminisces that her love for learning and being challenged has helped open doors in her legal career. Her start began in Biglaw at Alston & Bird in Atlanta but quickly transitioned in-house to Coca-Cola for 17 years, where she held many leadership positions in its legal division. From there, Redler landed the chief legal role for Tilray, Inc., a leading global cannabis business. As she is now in H&R Block, Redler is excited to share her stories, successes, and contributions to these iconic corporate brands and the communities around her. Quote: “The morale of the story is your most complex problems are going to be solved by your relationships with people not because you are smart.” To Subscribe to The Future is Bright Podcast and watch or listen to the entire episode, click on the following links: ChrisBatz.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQOXp7nOM9oj-BDHxwn2OAQ/featured Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-future-is-bright-podcast/id1645884673 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5ljmN2aMnlMGeJ90HYD5jg Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNTNkNGUyOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw  

Pioneers and Pathfinders
Haley Altman

Pioneers and Pathfinders

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 35:57


Today's guest is Haley Altman. She is a corporate attorney, founder, and a friend to many of us in the legal technology innovation space. Haley has had a fascinating career, where she moved from attorney for buyers and sellers, to founding and selling her own company, and eventually landing on the buy side with Litera. She began her career in Big Law, first as an associate and then partner, moving into entrepreneurship as the founder of Doxly, Inc., which was acquired by Litera. There she took on the role of global head of corporate development, and eventually led 10 acquisitions in a time span of less than two years. Most recently, Haley has shifted to a strategic advisor consulting role at Litera, where she continues to support the leadership team and their M&A and product strategy. In our conversation, we talk about why Haley jumped from equity partner to founder, and the support she got from her firm and the venture studio High Alpha. We also discuss why she turned her focus to the talent side of the legal industry, and how she is addressing burnout and career progression—both for herself and for others in the profession.

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer
To Test Or Not To Test

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 36:11


ABA poised to eliminate standardized testing requirement... but should it? Taking the LSAT is the first step in the law school journey. But it doesn't have to be. The ABA is considering dropping its requirement that accredited schools employ standardized testing as part of admissions. Some argue that the LSAT is a critical tool in promoting diversity in both law school and the profession. Others claim that the test's value as part of the process is overemphasized and that affording admissions more flexibility is a better tool. We also discuss the tale of a judge who questioned if a lawyer was faking a stroke. Spoiler alert: he was not. And we talk about rising Biglaw rates in an era of economic uncertainty.

The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about what to do when you really just need to find a job - any job. In this episode we discuss: How to tell you're in the position where you might have to settle for any job Typically, how extensive is the job search process for law students? What changes to make to your job searching approach late in the game Getting outside help with finding a job When should you take a job offer that is not exactly what you want? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-368-finding-a-summer-job-late-in-the-game/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

Winding Paths
Ep. 15 Raleigh Williams on on Acquiring Small Businesses, Hightailing it out of Big Law and Moving into His Mother in Law's Basement, Leading the Life You Want, and Other Very Engaging Stuff

Winding Paths

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 56:35 Transcription Available


This is a killer episode. I loved this conversation and I think you're going to enjoy it a lot. I'm talking to Raleigh Williams. Raleigh is the CEO of DealMaven.io, a marketplace for buying and selling small businesses. Raleigh is, of course, a former lawyer and he lasted all of nine months at Skadden before he hightailed it out of there, straight into his mother-in-law's basement with his wife and a three-year-old kid.His dad didn't talk to him for two years after, because he was so angry — he even killed the power to an extra house he had in Utah, so Raleigh wouldn't stay there. This episode is full of so many rich nuggets and such an awesome storyline. I hope you have a real good time listening to it.Next week, Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00 PM, EST Raleigh is going to be leading a free workshop on investing in small businesses for busy lawyers.If you want to learn about future workshops like this email me at Joseph@excellentatlife.com.I'm also going to be launching a newsletter shortly called Excellent at Life: A Personal Growth Newsletter for Attorneys and Other Humans. You can sign up for it by emailing me at Joseph@excellenatlife.com or going to ExcellentAtLife.com (will be live shortly). If you have input, criticism, or guest suggestions (including yourself) for the podcast, shoot me an email at Joseph@excellentatlife.com. Connect to me on LinkedIn here and say hello Follow me on Twitter here and I'll follow you backCheck out GetSomeClass.com for fun team activities and wellness programming.In the meantime, may you walk your own winding path well.Joseph Gerstel

The Former Lawyer Podcast
The After Series: Life After Biglaw

The Former Lawyer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 8:03


Kicking off a new podcast series, The After Series.  The new series will help unhappy lawyers who are hesitant to quit their soul-sucking jobs for fear of what comes next or because of uncertainty see that quitting to follow their passion makes things better than before.  Why the After Series is Important Sarah notes that a common trait among her clients, especially those in Biglaw, is disbelief that things could get better than they currently are in their job. Those working in Biglaw firms can attest that a lot of emotional and mental manipulation happens in these firms.  The incredibly toxic environment makes it hard to believe that doing something outside the law will help these lawyers feel better or enjoy a better life. These lawyers constantly wonder if things are better on the other side of the law.  See show notes at formerlawyer.com/164

You are a Lawyer Podcast
How to Avoid Career Burnout with Micro Habits featuring Charlene Gisele

You are a Lawyer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 25:57


What was the highlight of my day? What did I do really well? What could I do more of? How could I be even better? What decisions did I make? How could that impact me mentally? Charlène Gisèle asks herself these questions every day and believes that if you don't start your day with a bit of self-care, then you probably won't do it. After experiencing burnout, Charlène decided to become a burnout prevention expert and help others avoid burnout. As a child, Charlène Gisèle knew that she wanted to be a lawyer. She watched her father work as a high-achieving lawyer and Charlène wanted the same career for herself. But after her father had a heart attack and stroke, Charlène reconsidered her priorities. Although Charlène experienced anxiety, insomnia, and a deteriorated marriage, it wasn't until she saw her father suffer, that Charlène truly understand burnout. Charlène explains that suffering with mental health issues is unlike any other illness because no one can see your pain. “You do not walk around with a bandage or cast on your head,” in the way you would have a cast on your leg or arm when you are injured. But Charlène is adamant that burnout must be treated as seriously as any other illness.It was with great difficulty that Charlène decided to leave her Big Law office. Charlène spent so much time studying at Cambridge University (United Kingdom) and learning the law, but it was time for Charlène to learn about work-life balance. Charlène Gisèle created a consulting company, Charlène Gisèle, where she and two associates, coach lawyers and C-suite executives to remain high-achieving professionals. Two or three minutes of breathwork or reflection after a big meeting will really help high-achieving lawyers and executives avoid burnout. In fact, creating these micro habits are better than taking a 3-week holiday. Creating consistent self-care micro habits allows you to learn habits that will serve you for the rest of your life in addition to helping you avoid burnout. Charlène is able to help high-achievers change their mindsets about self-care because she negotiates with them and explains that your well-being affects your performance. “When you must bridge the gap between how you react to things and how you feel, your micro habits will impact you,” says Charlène Gisèle. Charlène Gisèle serves clients in Asia, America, and Europe and has fluctuating schedules that allow her to get adequate rest while meeting clients in these varying time zones. Charlène credits law school with teaching her persistence and resistance, two traits that Charlène continues to use every day even though she has left Big Law. Join the Bounce Back from Burnout Masterclass with Charlène Gisele:https://joinnow.live/s/RjYWK5?_ga=2.99992984.782084531.1669768903-781012046.1669768903Can you keep practicing law without burnout and anxiety? Charlène Gisèle discusses self-care in high achievers on Episode 66 of the You Are A Lawyer Podcast.Listen to learn: How to serve clients in multiple time zones without overworking yourself The importance of leaning into your inner cheerleader How resilience and precision allowed Charlène to create her business  We also discuss: How to define a Big Law firm   Best career choices if you have a JD and want to avoid burnout Why self-awareness work impacts your performance Episode Timestamps00:45 What's the difference between a barrister and a litigator or solicitor in the UK? 01:45 Are American Big Law firms the same as Big Law firms in the UK?02:21 Silver Circle and Magic Circle Law Firm Description02:42 Did you encounter high stress, high demands, and long hours in Big Law?03:37 How young were you when you decided to attend law school? What's your background?04:56 did watching your dad become stressed out as a lawyer inspire you to help other lawyers avoid this path?07:59 Is your dad doing better since his health concerns?08:45 You can also listen to this podcast at youarealawyer.com09:09 What's a typical day for a performance coach?12:50 What is powering down? How can you Power Down and stop negative backtalk?14:09 How to progress professionally and personally?14:30 Did you learn all of this in your training?16:05 How difficult is it for lawyers to admit they're performing poorly?16:17 How did you decide to leave Big Law?19:47 Do annual vacations enough to improve my mental health?22:12 What did you learn in law school that makes you a better lawyer?25:24 Are you French and living in the UK?Charlène Gisèle practiced law in the United Kingdom. Learn more about Charlène Gisèle:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlenegisele/Website: www.charlenegisele.com*You Are A Lawyer is hosted by Kyla Denanyoh. Follow the podcast:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youarealawyer/Twitter:  https://twitter.com/YouAreA_LawyerWebsite: https://www.youarealawyer.comJoin the FREE mailing list and get behind-the-scenes content from Kyla. 1) Visit www.youarealawyer.com2) Add your email address to the Subscribe pop-up box OR3) Enter your email address on the right side of the screen4) Get emails from me (I won't fill your inbox with junk)!

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer
Driving A Stake Through U.S. News

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 37:40


Elite law schools are withdrawing from the U.S. News & World Report rankings one by one, but what does it all mean? We've never loved the USNWR methodology, but the reasons these schools cite for departing the rankings don't seem all that great. Maybe the schools would like to help a certain alternative ranking get better results! And the Biglaw bonus cycle has kicked off even amid an uncertain business environment.