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Practicing law doesn't have to suck. Crafting a meaningful career is possible. Leaving the law doesn't have to be scary. That's why this show exists. You don't have to navigate through this profession and world as a Millennial lawyer alone. Join host, Nicole Abboud, former practicing attorney, leadership speaker and consultant, each week as she brings you conversations with lawyers, legal innovators, and leaders in the profession to help you in your journey to building a meaningful life and ...
 
A business for good is good for business. But what does it really take to build a business that puts people first? What does leadership look like in a 21st century business? Is it possible to exercise compassionate management and embrace collaborative workplace culture while still building a business that’s profitable? Join host Nicole Abboud, a Millennial business owner and former attorney, as she explores a world where businesses are more caring, business leaders are more empowering, and e ...
 
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We’re celebrating our 200th episode by answering your questions. We’ve sharing our thoughts on work/life balance, content creation, branding, advancing women in the profession, and securing sponsors. Thank you for your attention and support over the years. It means a lot to me! Resources Mentioned: ABA Commission on Women in the Legal Profession st…
 
It’s the last week to join in on the 200th episode celebration by submitting your question via voice message at www.genylawyer.com/speak Joining us in this episode is Nora Riva Bergman, attorney, law firm coach, and author of 50 Lessons for Lawyers: Earn More, Stress Less, Be Awesome and 50 Lessons for Women Lawyers – From Women Lawyers. She is joi…
 
Celebrate our 200th episode with us by sending us your questions! We want to hear your questions and answer them on-air in just a few weeks. Leave your Q’s as a voice message over on www.genylawyer.com/speak Joining me in this episode is healthcare lawyer, personal trainer, health coach, plant-based chef, and host of the Fit to Practice Podcast, An…
 
We want to hear your questions and answer them on-air for our 200th episode celebration. Leave your Q’s as a voice message over on www.genylawyer.com/speak During the first few years of Dina Cataldo’s career with the District Attorneys office, things took a turn. She was in the midst of prepping for trials when she received a diagnosis of breast ca…
 
Celebrate our 200th episode with us (in September) by leaving your voicemail question by August 30th, 2019 and we’ll answer your question on air! Leave your question here www.genylawyer.com/speak Joining me today is Sam Glover, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of www.lawyerist.com, an online community of innovative lawyers building the future of law and…
 
This episode originally aired as Episode 143 on May 7, 2018. After two decades, Lee Rosen figured out how to own a lucrative law firm without having to work in his firm 24/7/365. One he realized he could be the owner, not the practitioner, Lee found a team to run the business and then sold it. Now, he travels full-time while teaching other lawyers …
 
No, your LinkedIn profile should not just be a replica of your resume. While LinkedIn used to be the most boring of all the social media platforms, it has evolved over the years. It is now a place where lawyers and other professionals gather to connect, engage, and do business. Joining me to share her insight on how to bring your LinkedIn profile a…
 
Sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace occur more frequently than one would think. For many lawyers who find themselves victims of sexual harassment and assault, it can be difficult to speak up or seek the necessary help, especially in the workplace. They suffer in silence out of fear that speaking up will cause too much damage to their ca…
 
Customers don’t want to be sold to. However, they do want to hear from business owners who can offer solutions to their problems. So how can you craft your marketing and sales messages in a way that resonates with your prospective clients and gets them to take action? Through storytelling! I’m joined by Chris Lema, leader, speaker, and Vice Preside…
 
What do Millennial lawyers want? What drives them? How can law firm leaders better understand them and how to work with them in order to create a harmonious and productive workplace? I'm joined by lawyer, author, speaker, and law career counselor Susan Smith Blakely, author of What Millennial Lawyers Want to chat all about Millennial lawyers. Susan…
 
If you’re convinced that you have a powerful message, valuable insight, or helpful experience when it comes to your practice area or business subject matter, then you must share it with the world. This particular episode is focused on one way you can do that using live streaming video but ultimately, the platform doesn’t matter. The message and you…
 
Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t ignore the importance of technology in helping change the legal profession. If you’re hoping to continue to build an innovative law practice that differentiates itself based on its services and/or that offers a product that helps bridge the access to justice, you’ll be interested to hear what my guest today…
 
Many Millennials are at a point in their lives where they’re thinking about having or are already having babies. The thought of having children while managing a full workload as a lawyer can be stressful because, lets face it, being a parent is a full time job on its own. So if you’re considering starting a family, are currently pregnant, or alread…
 
Are you inching closer and closer to burnout? Be honest! You might be. It’s fairly common for high achievers to burn out, especially if they’re not taking care of themselves physically and mentally. That’s what happened to me at the end of last year, 2018, when I found myself facing a breakdown of the sort I’ve never experienced before. I had been …
 
We are living in a DIY world and lawyers can no longer be protective of their old ways of practicing law. Consumers are turning online for legal answers and many even go to YouTube to get help. This is a good sign for lawyers looking to fill a gap in the market by providing help to consumers who don’t need full representation but instead, require h…
 
Along with running her own Immigration Law firm, Genie Doi is pioneering her way through the esports industry. Esports is professional video gaming and it is a booming industry! Genie gives us a little glimpse into this world and shares the immigration work she’s doing for these players. Then, our conversation shifts to talking about our own experi…
 
On March 3rd, 2019, I woke up, I went to Instagram and proceeded to delete the app off of my phone. I also deleted the Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and LinkedIn apps and made the decision to not log in for the next 30 days. I needed a break. I’m a social media-lover so this decision was huge for me, but it was necessary. I noticed that there's this…
 
The legal environment these days almost demands that lawyers become experts in their practice areas. So before you can begin building your authority in a specific practice area or industry, it’s important to select a niche that provides the best possibilities for growth. That’s what we’re discussing in this episode: how to identify the five qualiti…
 
Growing a practice is never easy. There are many moving parts to think about at all times: marketing, legal work, admin work, accounting and client communication. In this episode, Karima shares some behind the scenes on growing a law practice, hiring a part time assistant, launching an online course and Voice search. Voice search is here to stay, a…
 
Jeffrey Greenman is a solo practitioner at GREENMANLAW P.C. in Aliso Viejo, CA. He specializes in catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice cases and is often hired for his abilities in premises liability and medical malpractice cases as they approach trial. In this episode, he shares his story about how he got started in a crowded pract…
 
We are celebrating our four-year anniversary on the pod! Yowza! Thank you so much for your continued support. It means the world to Karima and me. In this celebratory episode, Karima and I are chatting about a symptom that many Millennials seem to be suffering from and don’t even realize it – Millennial burnout. We also touch upon the issue of perf…
 
For many, public speaking is terrifying. For others, it’s just a fun hobby. For me, having the opportunity to stand in front of a crowd and capture their attention for a prolonged period of time is a privilege and an opportunity for business development, when done right. Over the past 7 years, when I decided to take public speaking more seriously a…
 
The way you think about things affect how you feel and that impacts how you behave and how you show up in the world. If you’re like me, you might have a lot of negative self-talk that feels limiting. If only we knew how to change our mindset, we could probably unlock a whole new level of amazingness, right? Well, let’s undo some mindset damage, sha…
 
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day this week (and yes, we realize this is a totally made up “holiday”), we thought it’d be fun to talk about love and relationships as a lawyer. Lawyers are busy and often work long hours so finding time to date or nurture a loving relationship can often be difficult. Joining me today is Dr. Sharon Cohen, relationship a…
 
California-based lawyer, law professor, writer, and accomplished speaker Rachel Gezerseh is the author of The Law Career Playbook (February 2019), which focuses on helping new and aspiring lawyers learn to market themselves and get ahead in the competitive legal industry. After 10 years as a Business Litigator at Jones Day in Los Angeles, Rachel is…
 
There is more to social media than just mindless scrolling and Instagram rabbit holes. In fact, Jaime Santos and Kendyl Hanks have managed to create a forum celebrating women in the law, highlighting their war stories, and occasionally outing stupid sexist stuff under the Twitter account @LadyLawyerDiary Kendyl is an appellate advocate, who litigat…
 
Is it time to rethink success? Maybe you dream of buying a big house or you want to travel all over the world. Maybe you want to work fewer hours each week or you want to spend more time with your family. Lawyers have so many aspirations but for some reason, we tend to think that there is only one way to achieve those dreams – work ridiculously har…
 
You are going to be moved by my guest today, Jennifer Hoverstad. Her story will make you reconsider your priorities and will force you to reevaluate where and with whom you’re spending your time. Jen is a lawyer, speaker, and breast cancer survivor. In 2018, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and her life changed for ever! She was courageous enou…
 
Seeing that it’s the beginning of a brand new year, assuming you’re listening to this right when it airs, I thought it would be perfect to talk about clarifying our vision, laying down some goals, and fiercely chasing after them. Whether you already set your intentions for the year or you’re just now getting around to thinking about the year ahead,…
 
It’s the last episode of 2018! What a whirlwind of a year it has been, right? As we wind down for the year, I thought it would be great to invite Nicole Abboud, founder of this podcast, to join me in chatting about some of the resources, apps, and podcasts that got us through the year and helped our businesses grow. Also, stick around until the end…
 
LISTENER SURVEY www.bit.ly/gwl2019 We appreciate your feedback! Please enter for a chance to win one of 2 $50 Amazon gift cards – deadline to enter is December 21, 2018. _________________________ Thank you to our show sponsors LexisNexis and Abby Connect. LexisNexis: From predictive analytics to research solutions, legal tools from LexisNexis can h…
 
LISTENER SURVEY www.bit.ly/gwl2019 We appreciate your feedback! Please enter for a chance to win one of 2 $50 Amazon gift cards – deadline to enter is December 21, 2018. _________________________ Thank you to our show sponsor Lexis Nexis. From predictive analytics to research solutions, legal tools from LexisNexis can help you research more thoroug…
 
LISTENER SURVEY www.bit.ly/gwl2019 We appreciate your feedback! Please enter for a chance to win one of 2 $50 Amazon gift cards. _________________________ Thank you to our show sponsor Lexis Nexis. From predictive analytics to research solutions, legal tools from LexisNexis can help you research more thoroughly, work more efficiently and build stro…
 
LISTENER SURVEY www.bit.ly/gwl2019 We appreciate your feedback! Complete our survey for a chance to win one of 2 $50 Amazon gift cards. _________________________ Thank you to our show sponsor Lexis Nexis. From predictive analytics to research solutions, legal tools from LexisNexis can help you research more thoroughly, work more efficiently and bui…
 
Regina Edwards is the Owner and Managing Attorney of Edwards Family Law. She has been practicing law in Gwinnett County, Georgia since 2001 and went from having quite a few attorneys reporting to her to scaling it down to a firm of 3. I have been following her work online for over a year and really excited to have her on the show with us! Thank you…
 
Jordan Couch is an attorney and Cultural Ambassador at Palace Law where his practice focuses on plaintiff's side workers’ compensation and personal injury litigation. Outside of his practice Jordan is heavily involved in state, local, and national bar associations, advocating for a better, more client-centric future to the legal profession. Find hi…
 
I am honored to have Carolyn Elefant join us on the Gen Why Lawyer Podcast. She’s truly inspiring! In this episode we discuss serving the community, niching and focusing new practice areas and bridging the access to justice in rural areas. What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Carolyn Elefant’s 7 figure e-book: a nontraditional way to market and grow …
 
Billie Tarascio a family law attorney and owner of Modern Law, a six attorney family law firm in greater Phoenix, Access Legal, a legal technology company providing do it yourself resources for self-representing family law litigants, and Modern Law Practice, a plug and play operational model for law firms looking to scale. Modern Law was opened in 2…
 
Former product development engineer Neil Thompson is the founder of Teach the Geek, an online platform for STEM professionals. The platform's first offering is the public speaking course, Teach the Geek to Speak. Neil turned his early failings in public speaking into a 6 step process to deliver any speech, and he is committed to sharing the process…
 
As we enter the last quarter of the year, I decided it would be a good idea to reflect on goals I set at the beginning of the year to see how far I've come and to assess where I'm going with my law practice in the next 3 months. I decided to reach out and invite Nicole Abboud, former host of the Gen Why Lawyer Podcast and owner of Abboud Media, a v…
 
Stephanie has been coaching law students and attorneys for the past decade – helping them navigate the profession, build their reputation, and develop their careers. Having been a prosecutor, judicial staff attorney, solo practitioner, magistrate, and law firm associate, Stephanie understands the dynamics at play in each environment. She has been s…
 
As a former teacher and corporate trainer, Cindy Nicholson works with entrepreneurs who have dreams of building their business beyond just trading dollars for hours. They’re ready to grow their business by offering online courses but have no idea where to start. Cindy helps walk them through the process so that they can create a course that they’re…
 
Key Points Alan Fanger, Founder of EmpowerLegal, in conversation with Ekwa Marketing CEO, Naren Arulrajah Introduction Background Preparing the client Best depositions Using videos for teaching purposes Advice for upcoming lawyers Lessons learned Final thoughts More about Alan Fanger: Alan S Fanger is a top-rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney …
 
Key Points Nicole Abboud, in conversation with Ekwa Marketing CEO, Naren Arulrajah Introduction Background Stepping out of the wrong profession Finding happiness Gen Y Innovative lawyers Final thoughts More about Nicole Abboud Nicole is a Millennial speaker, business owner, former practicing attorney (by choice!), and host of the Leaders Love Compa…
 
Key Points Joey Vitale, Founder and Managing Attorney of Indie Law, in conversation with Ekwa Marketing CEO, Naren Arulrajah Introduction Background Following YOUR passion Building a business Target marketing Helping others Being proactive Using contractors Speaking to other professionals Final thoughts More about Joey Vitale: Joey is the owner & f…
 
Key Points Karima Gulick, Patent & Trademark Lawyer, in conversation with Ekwa Marketing CEO, Naren Arulrajah Introduction Background Taking a different path Taking on a podcast show Who is Gen Y Gen Y clients Client conversation Making your phone ring Using a tracker Final thoughts More about Karima Fathi Gulick Before becoming a patent & trademar…
 
Key Points Daniel Forouzan, Civil Litigator & Trail Attorney, in conversation with Ekwa Marketing CEO, Naren Arulrajah Introduction Background Enjoy the work you do Fighting for the underdog Looking from the other perspective Building high quality relationships Time, money, purpose & relationships Final thoughts More about Daniel Forouzan Daniel Fo…
 
Megan saves lawyers’ careers. She defends lawyers before the State Bar of California in disciplinary investigations and proceedings. She also looks for new ways to help lawyers face ethics challenges, including creating The Playbook: The California Bar Discipline System Practice Guide, a membership website for lawyers defending themselves on discip…
 
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