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The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast: Inspiration, Growth, and Tactics for Millennial Lawyers and Attorney Entrepreneurs

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The Gen Why Lawyer is a weekly podcast hosted by California Patent Attorney and Millennial, Karima Gulick. Join Karima each week as she chats with some of the greatest innovators and leaders in the legal profession. Listen in to hear their inspiring stories and learn from their insight on how to build a meaningful life and fulfilling career.

The Gen Why Lawyer is a weekly podcast hosted by California Patent Attorney and Millennial, Karima Gulick. Join Karima each week as she chats with some of the greatest innovators and leaders in the legal profession. Listen in to hear their inspiring stories and learn from their insight on how to build a meaningful life and fulfilling career.
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The Gen Why Lawyer is a weekly podcast hosted by California Patent Attorney and Millennial, Karima Gulick. Join Karima each week as she chats with some of the greatest innovators and leaders in the legal profession. Listen in to hear their inspiring stories and learn from their insight on how to build a meaningful life and fulfilling career.




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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


What Millennial Lawyers Want with Susan Smith Blakely

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...


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

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 joined...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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 or on Twitter...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Breaking into a crowded field and into real estate investing with Jeff Greenman [182]

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 practice area and how he made a name for himself. He also talks about how he got started in real estate investing. Jeff has developed and had...


Millennial Burnout, Perfectionism, and Our Four Year Anniversary [181]

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 perfectionism that many lawyers find themselves grappling with. Must we spend hours reviewing a simple email out of fear of sending a...


How I’m Using Public Speaking to Grow My Business and Brand [180]

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 and to make it part of my business, I’ve learned how to work the stage, so to speak, to make public speaking an additional source of revenue in my...


F*ck Positive Thinking: Effective Methodology to Retrain Your Brain with Kara Loewentheil [179]

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, shall we? My guest today is Master Certified Life Coach, former women’s rights lawyer, and host of the popular podcast, Unf*ck Your Brain, Kara...


Making Time and Room for Love as a Working Professional with Dr. Sharon Cohen [178]

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 and love consultant. She received her PhD from the University of Texas and has been helping busy professionals have committed and fulfilling...


Strategic Networking and Landing Your Dream Job with Rachel T. Gezerseh [177]

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 now a partner at boutique law firm Liang Ly LLP and continues to focus on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. She recently...