Learning new skills and a new practice area with Toya Gavin

Toya Gavin, Esq. is an attorney, legal consultant and founder of Legally Bold, an online coaching and consulting agency where Toya shows women how to make an impact and income with their law degree while creating a life they love. She challenges women in the law to peel back the legal label and reveal the person and professional they always wanted to be.

Before founding Legally Bold, Toya worked as a prosecutor and owned a solo practice focused on … Read More

Finding meaning in your work with Ed Monsour [GWL127]

Ed Monsour is a tax attorney and a professor.  He joins us in this episode to share his journey from working at the Ohio lottery office with deferred prize winners to starting his own practice, and how teaching allowed him the travel the world.  He also shares tips on how to build an efficient practice and attract your best clients.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How using the Pareto Principle (80-20 rule), focusing and attracting your best clients can save
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Finale (A farewell by current host; welcoming of new host) [GWL 126]

Well, the time has come. In this episode, I share my farewell message with you, dear listeners. It is the last episode with me as your host. Starting January 2018, Karima Gulick takes over as the new host of The Gen Why Lawyer. Get excited!

It has been a wonderful ride! Thank you for being a part of it. I appreciate each and every time you pressed play on this show.

I’m looking forward to all of the … Read More

6 Rules for Creating Content that Connects with Kelly Street [GWL 125]

Kelly Street, the marketing director with Attorneysync, a digital legal marketing agency, joins us today to share her top tips on how lawyers can go about incorporating content creation into their marketing efforts.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • What the 6 rules are:
    • Engaging content leads to better search results
    • Be true to your own style
    • Keep your audience in mind
    • Localize your content
    • Content provides context
    • Always ask, “why?”
  • How to be true to your own
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Finding Your Space in the Law (and Exciting Changes to the Show) with Karima Gulick [GWL 124]

Karima Gulick is an intellectual property attorney and registered patent attorney. She joins us to share her journey that took her from working at a large aerospace company to law school and then to eventually opening her own patent and aviation law firm. Karima shares how she found her space in the legal profession.

In this episode, Karima and I break some exciting news that will affect the future of this show. You’ll … Read More

A Lawyer’s #MeToo Story with Bailey Standish [GWL 123]

Bailey Standish loved her job at her law school until sexual advances from her supervisor made working there unbearable. She joins us and shares her experience with sexual harassment in her legal position. She shares advice on how young lawyers, who find themselves in similar positions, can approach the situation.

We discuss the importance of having a supportive mentor and a strong tribe of friends who will guide you. Bailey talks about some of the signs to look for that help … Read More

Growing Your Niche Practice in an Underserved Community with Nicholas Hite [GWL 122]

Nicholas Hite from Hite Law Group is building a thriving family and domestic law practice in New Orleans, with a special focus on members of the LGBTQ community. In this episode, Nick joins us to share his insight on choosing the right niche and growing a law practice to profitability within 6 months.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How Hurricane Katrina changed the city of New Orleans and how that affected Nick’s practice
  • How he chose
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Improving Public Legal Decision-Making with Mariam Morshedi [GWL 121]

Leaving the law to launch a nonprofit is not easy. That’s precisely what today’s guest, Mariam Morshedi, did when she saw there was a need for simplified law. Mariam left her legal position at AARP to launch Subscript Law.  Subscript is a committed to enhancing the legal and political decision-making of Americans. She accomplishes this by breaking down legal concepts, Supreme Court cases, and government functions into visual explainers.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:  

  • How she channeled her interest in
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Leaders Love Company: A look into my new show [GWL 120]

I’m sharing a preview of my new show, Leaders Love Company, which launches this week. I explain the basis for the new podcast show, what I’m hoping to accomplish, and why you should tune in. 

I also share a few snippets from the first couple of episodes of the new show. 

I hope you like it! 

I would truly appreciate it if you SUBSCRIBED to the new show. 

Stay connected with me on my favorite platform, Instagram. … Read More

Launching a Non-Profit and a Podcast with Special Education Lawyers Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett [GWL 119]

The fearless duo from Selogie and Brett, Amanda and Vickie, join us to share their insight on how they launched their law practice focused on helping children living with disabilities. They also share how they’ve channeled their passion for helping special needs children into their non-profit and their newly launched podcast.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • What it takes to be a special education law attorney
  • How they figured out it was
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