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Biglaw Book of Business features veteran legal recruiter Robert Kinney, Founder and President of Kinney Recruiting, and David Lat, Editor at Large and Founder of Above the Law. In each episode, these two experts on the world of Biglaw and elite boutiques discuss recent notable lateral moves, take an in-depth look at a specific legal market, and offer advice for current and aspiring partners at leading law firms.
 
We are an offshoot of the Above the Law legal blog. But we are focused on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations face in the legal industry. Let's be real -- it can suck out there. So we want to create a space where our community can come together share stories, find support and devise strategies. Our name comes from none other than the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wears when delivering dissents from the bench. It' ...
 
The Evolve the Law podcast covers the latest topics, trends and tech in the legal industry. Host Ian Connett and the Evolve the Law team interview members of Evolve the Law, noted technologists, thought leaders, and legal practitioners - sharing their insights about the future of the legal industry. Subscribe and listen to stay on top of developments in this competitive marketplace.
 
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Kathryn interviews Kalpana Kotagal, partner at Cohen Milstein and co-author of the Hollywood “Inclusion Rider” (made famous by Frances McDormand during her 2018 Oscars acceptance speech). They talk about strategies for diversity in the workplace and race and gender discrimination. Episode Resources kkotagal@cohenmilstein.com https://www.cohenmilste…
 
Kathryn Rubino talks with Jessica S. Henry, author of “SMOKE BUT NO FIRE: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened”, about the prevalence of no-crime convictions, some of the worst examples of no-crime convictions, how racial injustice exacerbates the issue, and finally what can be done, particularly within the current criminal justice…
 
Kathryn talks with Thomasina Real Bird, Angelique EagleWoman, Paulene Abeyta, Christina McDonogh, and Aidan Graybill about the exclusion of Native voices in The Center for Women in Law and The NALP Foundation's study, “Women of Color – A Study of Law Student Experiences”. They discuss the NALP study, then walk through the 4 identified issues with t…
 
Kathryn Rubino talks with Linda Coberly, Chicago Office Managing Partner for the law firm of Winston & Strawn and Chair of the ERA Coalition’s Legal Task Force, about the ongoing fight for the adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment. Episode Resources lcoberly@winston.com https://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/professionals/coberly-linda-t.html https…
 
Kathryn talks with Danielle Barondess (a federal law clerk in Hawaii) and Steven Arango (a federal law clerk in Texas) founders of a new program Law Clerks for Diversity. Law Clerks for Diversity connects diverse candidates with current and former law clerks, practitioners, and judges for mentorship and assistance applying for federal clerkships. E…
 
Kathryn talks with Tai-Heng Cheng, global co-head of the international arbitration and trade practice at Sidley, about his recent pro bono efforts. He represents journalist Linda Tirado, who was struck in the eye with a rubber bullet while covering the protests following the murder of George Floyd, in her lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis. Ep…
 
Kathryn Rubino talks to Lia Dorsey, newly elected President of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals, and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Dentons, about Biglaw's response to the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and to Black Lives Matter. Episode Resources lia.dorsey@dentons.com https://www.dent…
 
Chelsea talks with Colin Earl, CEO, and founder of Agiloft. Colin Earl is a software industry veteran with over 25 years of experience as a developer, product manager, and CIO. Colin worked at IBM, General Electric, and three start-ups before founding Agiloft in 1991. His vision was to accelerate the building and deployment of enterprise business a…
 
Kathryn Rubino talks with Christina Moore, partner at Taylor English Duma LLP, about balancing home life with a thriving legal practice during the pandemic. They discuss COVID-19's impact on work/life balance, tips for dealing with the health crisis and a flourishing legal practice, what she's learned in becoming the firm's PPP point, and what chal…
 
Kathryn Rubino speaks with Kori Carew, Seyfarth Shaw’s chief inclusion and diversity officer and leader of The Belonging Project initiative. They talk about why the middle of a pandemic is the right time for Biglaw to double down on diversity. Episode Resources https://www.seyfarth.com/the-belonging-project.html kcarew@seyfarth.com https://www.seyf…
 
Host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Charles Dimov, the Vice President of Marketing Global at ContractPodAi. He has 24 years of experience in marketing, sales, engineering, and management across various IT and technology businesses. Ian and Charles talk about the challenges and opportunities created by COVID_19. For the latest topics, trend…
 
Kathryn Rubino interviews Eliza Stoker, Executive Director of MLA’s In-House Counsel Recruiting group, about Major Lindsey & Africa's new In-House Compensation Survey which reveals a gender pay gap. We discuss what folks need to understand about the in-house space that may contribute to the pay gap, what can/should be done to fix the pay gap, and w…
 
Kathryn talks with Kyle McEntee of Law School Transparency about their new report that identifies --- and charts a way forward --- the problems with diversity and debt in legal education. Episode Resources https://www.lawschooltransparency.com/ kyle.patrick.mcentee@gmail.com Episode Highlights Law school transparency - 1:28 How everything started -…
 
Ian speaks with Monica about how she and her companies are handling the COVID-19 challenges. She is an experienced entrepreneur, leader and negotiator capable of motivating others, growing an organization, increasing productivity, and delivering upon a mission. For the latest topics, trends and tech in the legal industry, subscribe to the Evolve th…
 
Kathryn Rubino talks with Kelly Rittenberry Culhane and James Meadows, two of the founding partners of Culhane Meadows, about what it was like to start their firm in 2013. They also discuss why their firm cares so much about diversity and what can be done to make the profession more diverse. They also chat about the firm's growth plans, which conti…
 
Kathryn talks with Stephanie Wilkins who said “No” to the Biglaw brass ring of partnership in favor of a freelancer's life. Hear what it is like to choose to be happy over money and how she makes the uncertainty of freelance work for her. Episode Resources https://www.stephaniewilkinsphotography.com/about https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-wilki…
 
Kathryn talks with Cassie Chambers, author of the new book Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains. Cassie is a graduate of Yale College, the Yale School of Public Health, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School. They talk about the strong women in her family and the emphasis on education, stereotype…
 
Ian Connett interviews Taison Bell and Tim Harvey, Co-CEOs of Owl Peak Labs. They discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and how Owl Peak Labs is fighting back. For the latest topics, trends and tech in the legal industry, subscribe to the Evolve the Law Podcast: A Catalyst for Legal Innovation. Listen as legal experts and leaders share insights about the…
 
Kathryn talks with Summer Eberhard, managing director in the Associate Practice Group at Major, Lindsey & Africa and a working mother who advises young lawyers on negotiating their parental leave, and about the intersection of mental health issues and parenthood. They discuss the challenges of working as a lawyer and parent amid the COVID-19 outbre…
 
Sara Eng is the VP of Legal Partnerships at InCloudCounsel. Kathryn and Sara talk about implicit bias and how that creates and maintains the diversity gap in the legal profession. They discuss concrete steps that can be taken and technology that can be used to stop the impact of implicit bias. Be sure to stay tuned and enjoy! Episode Resources http…
 
Kristin Tyler is the co-founder of LAWCLERK™. This platform allows solo practitioners and small firms to tap into a nationwide network of skilled freelance attorneys and add subject matter expertise or an extra set of hands whenever they need it without increasing their overhead by adding full-time employees. LAWCLERK™ is the solution for solo prac…
 
Host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Tim Pullan, Founder and CEO at ThoughtRiver, a company that draws on the expertise of experienced industry lawyers, leading-edge computational linguists, and a customer-focused commercial team. They work in teams and stay focused by setting company and team level objectives. In 2015 Tim relocated from Si…
 
In this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Dorna Moini, Founder / CEO at Documate, which is a Document automation software to cut 90% of drafting time. Documate is a no-code platform for creating robust document automation software. They allow anyone to turn frequently used templates and document sets into intelligent workflows t…
 
In this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Ben Stoneham, CEO of Autologyx. Autologyx’s Fabric Automation® Platform as a Service empowers organizations to embrace innovation by integrating next-generation technologies - such as AI and ML - with legacy systems, enabling low risk innovation to ensure sustained competitive advantage.…
 
Monica Zent is an experienced entrepreneur, leader, and negotiator capable of motivating others, growing an organization and increasing productivity. Monica Zent is a businesswoman and trusted legal advisor to the world’s most well-known brands. Zent has been a successful entrepreneur for decades, creating companies in music, technology, real estat…
 
Frank Cort is the Founder of Apptoto, which provides an "Appointment Messaging Platform" to small and medium-sized businesses. The primary use case is sending reminders to reduce no-shows. They currently have 2500+ paying clients in over 90 countries. Frank is a software programmer and serial entrepreneur. He identifies with professionals trying to…
 
A gathering of remarkable talent, on this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with one of the attendees of the Legal Geek Conference, Haley Altman. Haley has over a decade of experience working on complicated transactions in the corporate, private equity, and venture capital verticals sectors. Her practice has extended from the Midwest…
 
Yet another example of the extraordinary talent that this conference attracts, on this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with another attendee of The Legal Geek Conference, Lori Gonzalez from Rayna Corp. Lori’s adaptability, knowledge of current technologies and her ability to evaluate systems are what give her the skills to not only…
 
What makes The Legal Geek Conference special? On this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with one of the attendees, Kelly Twigger, an attorney who's equally at home on the legal court as she is on a basketball court, likely a testament to her undying tenacity, love for strategic sports, and an uncanny eye for game-winning strategies. …
 
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. (LRUS) is a leading provider of information and expert solutions for legal and business compliance professionals and is part of the Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory division. The LRUS business includes legal markets, legal education, healthcare compliance and reimbursement, corporate compliance and internatio…
 
Troy Pospisil is the founder and CEO at InCloudCounsel, a legal technology company that combines highly experienced corporate attorneys with cloud-based software to offer a scalable, end-to-end solution for negotiating and managing routine legal work. The InCloudCounsel software platform is designed to maximize organization, efficiency, and insight…
 
Continuing the conversations with the attendees of The Legal Geek Conference, on this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Jim Brock of Trustbot. This company makes NDAs easy for teams, checking meeting coverage based on participants, watching out for account status changes, sending reminders, routing for approval and confirming co…
 
A gathering of some of the brightest minds in the business, on his episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) is joined by one of the attendees of The Legal Geek Conference, Jan Beke. Jan Beke is the Vice President at Tonkean, a company that believes that in order to be successful, leaders and their teams must complement each other. In order for th…
 
Host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) brings a series of episodes from this year's Legal Geek Conference. Today, he talks to Catherine Krow, CEO of Digitory Legal, Former Orrick partner, and one of the Top 10 Women Entrepreneur in Cloud Innovation. Listen in to get first-hand details of her amazing career and her experience at the event. For the latest…
 
An attorney who transitioned from being a practitioner to creating his own legal tech company, in today's podcast, we listen to Chris Smith, the founder and CEO of “Your Firm App”, which provides clients with better mobile access to case information right on the palm of their hand. For the latest topics, trends and tech in the legal industry, subsc…
 
LawTap is the online booking engine for lawyers. It seamlessly integrates with all popular calendar systems and can book appointment types like phone calls, in person meetings at the lawyer’s office or client’s locations. LawTap also includes the ability to manage the conflict check process for new clients, collect customizable client intake inform…
 
Today we get double the insight, as host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) is joined by two very special guests: Nathan Wenzel and Erik Reeves. Nathan manages product direction and client relationships at ¨SimpleLegal¨, which is a streamlined Matter Management and E-Billing software without the ¨overhead¨ commonly seen in legacy vendors' software. On th…
 
Alma Asay is chief innovation officer and head of legal solutions at Integreon Discovery Solutions, Inc., a leading global provider of alternative legal services. Integreon provides litigation support solutions to the legal community and it offers electronic discovery management solutions, including the collection, processing, reviewing, and produc…
 
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