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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 fulfilling career.

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 fulfilling career.
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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 fulfilling career.

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The Very Last Episode

10/7/2019
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THANK YOU! Your support has meant everything to me. In this grand finale, I say my thank you's and share a little bit about why I'm ending this show. Please stay in touch. My new blog will launch on my website, www.nicoleabboud.com. be sure to stay connected with me on social media. Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Or through email: nicole@nicoleabboud.com Thank you a million times and take care!

Duration:00:08:34

[Q&A] Work/Life Balance, Content Creation, Branding, and the Changing Legal Profession with Nicole and Karima [200]

9/2/2019
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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 study Thanks for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular...

Duration:00:30:24

Navigating the Many Pivots in Life and Career with Nora Riva Bergman [199]

8/26/2019
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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 joining us to chat a bit about the lessons she’s learned along the way in her life and that she covers in her books. Resources...

Duration:00:43:04

Your Pain is Your Greatest Inspiration with Angela Han [198]

8/19/2019
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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, Angela Han. While attending college in the U.S. after having moved here from South Korea, Angela developed an eating disorder. She struggled with...

Duration:00:34:24

Fear Won’t Stop You From Transforming Your Life with Dina Cataldo [197]

8/12/2019
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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 cancer three years into her five-year plan for success. That diagnosis forced her to pause and reevaluate the way she was living her life. It...

Duration:00:45:11

To Thrive, You Must Challenge the Status Quo with Sam Glover [196]

8/5/2019
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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 a place for lawyers to learn how to start, manage, and grow a modern law practice Sam is just splendid and I think by the end of this episode,...

Duration:00:50:15

Set Up Sufficient Systems and Scale Your Practice with Lee Rosen [Replay] [195]

6/24/2019
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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 how they can build their practices into sellable businesses. Lee joins former host, Karima Gulick, in this episode to share how he built a...

Duration:00:30:02

LinkedIn: From Sleepy Town to Powerhouse Brand Building Tool with Nancy Myrland [194]

6/17/2019
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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 and engagement to life is digital and social media marketing consultant and teacher working with lawyers, law firms, and legal marketers, Nancy...

Duration:00:56:23

Speaking Up About Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace with Lauren Rikleen [193]

6/10/2019
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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 careers or that their reports won’t be taken seriously. Joining me to shed light on sexual harassment, bullying, and what law firms should be doing...

Duration:00:37:30

Why Your Business Needs Powerful Storytelling to Grow with Chris Lema [192]

6/3/2019
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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 President of Products and Innovation at Liquid Web. Chris is a master storyteller with a story for every scenario. He shares a few of his powerful...

Duration:00:37:30

What Millennial Lawyers Want with Susan Smith Blakely

5/31/2019
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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 and I explore why finding meaning in one's career is so important to young lawyers, what lessons we can learn from lawyers of the Greatest...

Duration:00:45:01

Get Started with Live Streaming Video and Drive Action with JennyQ [191]

5/27/2019
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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 your dedication to consistently showing up and sharing your knowledge is what will help you build brand awareness and grow your business. I’m...

Duration:00:39:22

The Basics of Offering Legal Tech Products with Nicole Bradick [190]

5/20/2019
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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 has to say about how lawyers are using technology to accomplish these goals. Joining me for this conversation is former litigator and current...

Duration:00:33:36

Juggling Parenthood with a Growing Law Practice with Lovette Mioni [189]

5/13/2019
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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 already have a kiddo, what can you be doing right now to best prepare yourself for parenthood while also running your law practice? I’m joined by...

Duration:00:32:41

If You’re on the Verge of Burnout, Do What I Did [188]

5/6/2019
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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 busy trying to grow my business for two years that I drove myself into the ground. Luckily, I discovered meditation and yoga right at the 11th...

Duration:00:32:24

Can Your Firm Benefit from Offering Limited Scope Representation? with Brooke Moore and Laura O’Bryan [187]

4/22/2019
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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 help with a specific aspect of their legal matter. That’s why I wanted to explore the world of limited scope representation. This conversation...

Duration:00:41:02

The Power of Owning Our Immigrant Stories with Immigration and Esports Attorney Genie Doi [186]

4/15/2019
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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 experiences as children of immigrants. This one is a powerful one! To get in touch with Genie, find her at www.immigrate.la or on Twitter...

Duration:00:49:36

Do You Need a Break from Social Media? My 30 Day Detox Experiment [185]

4/8/2019
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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 feeling of overwhelm going around when it comes to social media. There’s a lot of push back against this state of always having to post on the...

Duration:00:21:23

5 Qualities of a Lucrative Business Niche to Build Your Law Practice Around with Jacob Slowik [184]

4/1/2019
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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 qualities of a lucrative business niche to build your law practice around. Joining me today is Jacob Slowik, a partner with Joseph, Aleem & Slowik who...

Duration:00:48:07

What I’ve Learned About Using Voice Search for Law Practices [183]

3/25/2019
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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, and it’s something we cannot neglect as we’re growing our law firms and brands. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: Resources Mentioned: Previous...

Duration:00:15:13