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HLP067: On How Having Student Loans led to a Profitable Solo Practice with Adam Minsky, the Student Loans Lawyer

1/23/2018
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This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonus for using the link! Today I'm sharing a conversation with one of the nation's’ leading expert on student loans, Adam Minsky. Not only do we chat about student loans, we cover exactly how Adam turned his side hustle into his full time gig and...

Duration: 00:26:25


HLP066 - On Making over $100K on Ebay as a Law School Student with Jaimey Castillo

1/16/2018
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This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonus for using the link! Today on the show we have our very first law student! Jaimey Castillo is a current 3L, wife, mother and small business owner. Whether you’re looking to start your own side hustle or interested in learning more about how...

Duration: 00:37:23


HLP065: On Planning Your Big Money Moves for 2018 with Tia Chambers of Financially Fit & Fab

1/9/2018
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This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, consider CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: http://bit.ly/CommonBondStudentLoan Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year means new financial goals! That’s why our first episode of 2018 features Financially Fit and Fab founder Tia Chambers. From emergency funds to interest rates to travel saving strategies, we cover it all. If...

Duration: 00:41:52


HLP064: On Using Move Tracker to Chart Your Next Big Move with Micah Springut of Laterally

12/19/2017
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his episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer Happy Holidays Laywers! On the last interview of 2017, I chat with Micah Springut, co-founder of Laterally, about their newest feature can help you set better career goals in 3028. Laterally is a leading marketplace of law firm and in-house counsel jobs. With the addition of Move Tracker, Laterally is bring real data to your job search. We chat...

Duration: 00:34:56


HLP063: On Rethinking Resume Writing to Create Your Personal Brand with Wendy Weiner the Writing Guru

12/12/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer How do you position yourself for that promotion, new job, or career change? Writing Guru, Wendy Weiner, is a former BigLaw attorney that helps craft the perfect resume to share not just what you do, but who you are. On today’s episode we chat about her transition out of law into the niche market of resume writing. She shares resume writing...

Duration: 00:31:59


HLP062: On Taking on The Travel Industry and Serving Your Community with Kent Johnson of Black Abroad

12/5/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer Do you ever feel like your dreams are frivolous? Have you stopped pursuing your passions in order to be do what's “practical” or "responsible"? Today’s episode will remind you that you can have an impact by serving your community through your passions. Kent Johnson is an attorney that had the courage to transform his hobby into his career. His...

Duration: 00:46:45


HLP061: On Being a Multi-Passionate Advocate for Change with Amina Shafi

11/28/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer This week we continue to explore what it means to be multi-passionate with the lovely and inspirational Amina Shafi. Amina is a creative that spends her works days as a Refugee and Asylum lawyer for Homeland Security and spends her free time as a poet, wedding officiate, and clean beauty consultant. We chat about what it’s like to work for...

Duration: 00:43:42


HLP060: On Work Life Satisfaction as a Serial Entrepreneur and Mother of Five with Rachel Brenke

11/21/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer Are you one of those people who loves to have their hands full? Or works best when feeling just a tad bit overstretched? Me too! That’s why I’m super excited to have Rachel Brenke on the show, the ultimate serial entrepreneur. She is an attorney, podcaster, business owner, speaker, mother of five and so much more. We chat about what motivates...

Duration: 00:47:29


HLP059 : On Taking the Leap from BigLaw to Health and Wellness Coaching with Andrea Levine

11/14/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer Do you have a dream that feels too far away to obtain? On today's show, corporate attorney turned health and wellness coach, Andrea Levine, shows us that there's no time like today to make a change. After falling into a career as a corporate attorney, the dream of owning a gym continued to linger in the back of her mind. Andrea finally took the...

Duration: 00:43:08


HLP058: On Growing a Neighborhood Craft Beer Brewery with Greg McCarthy of Legal Draft Beer Company

11/7/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer Raise your hand if you're a fan of craft beer! Well, you are in luck. On today's show I chat with Greg McCarthy, attorney and owner of Legal Draft Beer Co, about his journey in the law, what it takes to start a brick and mortar business, and how Greg finished writing his book. Greg shares practical advice for those wanting to dive into the...

Duration: 00:35:34


HLP057: On the Millennial Money Fix with co-authors Heather and Douglas Boneparthe

10/31/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer Happy Halloween Lawyers! Today we’ll be talking about all of the scariest topics any young lawyer can experience; money, marriage, and motherhood. Today, husband and wife duo, Heather and Douglas Boneparthe share the story of Heather’s journey as a law student, how they managed their money as young singles and how they tackle their financial...

Duration: 00:50:49


On Making Incremental Moves and the Value of Focusing on Your Strengths with Amy Lipner

10/24/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer Are you a creative at heart? On today's episode Amy Lipner is a litigator turned solopreneur Amy Lipner who took her passion for writing and helping others and built a business. We discuss focusing on your strengths in order to find your happy. Amy gives practical advice on how to make a change and her story may inspire you to make a transition...

Duration: 00:46:02


HLP055 - On Finding Alignment and Ease in Your Pursuit of Happiness and Success with Leila Hock of Alignment Coaching

10/17/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer Do you enjoy your career but still feel like you are missing something? Ever feel like you can’t change your career trajectory without starting over? In-house attorney turned career strategist, Leila Hock is warm and practical on today’s episode as we talk career shifts, finding alignment in your life and adding ease to your pursuits. Leila’s...

Duration: 00:48:16


HLP054 - On Cultivating Confidence and Getting Comfortable with Discomfort with Avery Blank

10/10/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer Have you ever passed up on an opportunity because you felt you weren’t quite “ready”? After today’s episode you’ll have a new sense of what ready really means and a new outlook on confidence and courage. I chat with impact strategist, Avery Blank, about getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. Avery’s inspirational and creative outlook will...

Duration: 00:39:16


HLP053 - On Preparing for the Realities of Practicing Law as a New Lawyer with Niki Khoshzamir Moore of Practice Pro

10/3/2017
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Whether you went straight through to law school or waited until later in life, it's not uncommon for new lawyers to feel unprepared for the realities of practicing law. Niki Khoshzamir Moore is a passionate attorney and professor at Berkeley Law that launched Practice Pro to make waves in the development of young lawyers. Rather than impacting just one class a year Niki created Practice Pro to increase her impact and offer her services to law students across the country. You’ll leave...

Duration: 00:51:33


HLP052 - On Entertainment Law, Putting in the Work, and Doing Things Differently with Gabrielle Sellei

9/26/2017
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Self-proclaimed owner of the smallest firm with the most satisfied clients, Gabrielle Sellei is an enthusiastic example of what someone sounds like who truly finds joy in their life and work. On today’s episode we chat about the importance of doing things your way and creating your own path to happiness. Gabrielle spent a number of years working in Big Law until decided it was time to transition into her next role. With her law degree, experience, and entrepreneurial spirit, Gabrielle...

Duration: 00:37:15


HLP051 - On Practicing Law Like a Girl (or a Pirate) with Susan Curtiss of Girl Attorney

9/19/2017
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Whether you resonate with being called a girl attorney or not, this is an inspiring must listen! Susan Curtiss saw a lack of resources for the half million women lawyers practicing in the US as a problem and decided to become the solution. Susan is a stay-at-home mom to three little ones turned litigator that has created a space for women in law to thrive. She made bold choices throughout her career giving us proof that making the transitions and choices that are best for you is always the...

Duration: 00:51:40


HLP050 - On Reprogramming Your Lawyer Brain to Deal With Stress Anxiety and Negative Self Talk with Kara Loewentheil of Redesign Your Mind

9/12/2017
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Do you ever feel like you’re an impostor in your own workplace, anxious that one day someone will bust your cover? If this is you, you are not alone! I’ve been there and so has Kara Loewentheil former lawyer turned life coach. On today’s episode we get honest and real about anxiety and stress management within the legal community, how to diagnose them, and how to dissect them out of your life. What you’ll learn: What lawyer brain is and how it affects youThe iimportance of...

Duration: 00:46:01


HLP049 - On Finding Career Clarity and Setting Personal Goals with Elena Deutsche of Women Interested in Leaving (Big) Law

9/5/2017
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You aren't sure if partnership is for you but you aren't sure what is so you stay. You stay in Big Law because, despite the challenges, it truly is the easiest thing to do.. and let's be honest, the pay doesn't suck. Today I chat with executive coach, Elena Deutsche, who helps Big Law associates figure out what they want to do next. What you’ll learn: The reason why Elena loves working with lawyersHow WILL (Women Interested in Leaving big Law) came to beWhy she chose to focus the program...

Duration: 00:35:17


HLP048 - On Embracing Your Ambition and Being the Grown Up in the Room with Amy Wan of Bootstrap Legal

8/29/2017
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Amy Wan is a self-proclaimed legal hacker and the founder of Bootstrap Legal, an organization that has the mission to democratize access to legal counsel & capital in real estate. Amy is a motivated, intelligent, and forward thinking lawyer that made two monumental transitions in order to find her happy. During the episode, Amy explains how she got to where she is now and dispels any myth that running your own organization is impossible. Amy shares her unique journey and we chat about...

Duration: 00:35:46

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