How a blawg led to a Forbes editor position with Kelly Phillips Erb [GWL133]

Kelly Phillips Erb is a Senior Editor at Forbes where she writes about tax and tax policy; she also serves as editorial lead for Bankable by Forbes. She was previously a managing shareholder at The Erb Law Firm, P.C., where she focused on tax law for businesses and families. Kelly is also a mom to three children, so she can add “dinosaur expert,” “cupcake baker” and “hockey mom” to her resume. In this episode, she shares … Read More

How to leverage TV appearances while doing good in your community with Andrea Evans [GWL132]

Andrea Evans is an intellectual property attorney who started the Kidgineer program, a creative and fun educational program that captures kids’ interest! Kidgnieer is designed to accelerate kids interest and growth in science, technology, mathematics and engineering or STEM. In this episode, she shares her story about how that program came about, how she got started with her TV appearances and how she grew her Intellectual Property practice.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

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Building a solid reputation and teaching others your craft with Sonia Lakhany [GWL131]

Sonia Lakhany is a trademark attorney and the owner of her own award-winning bicoastal trademark law practice with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Orange County, California. In addition to her practice, Sonia has recently become well-known for her online courses teaching other attorneys content in the areas of practicing trademarks and marketing and branding their law practices.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

– How to build a strong reputation in your field,

– How Sonia started … Read More

Setting legal trends with cannabis lawyer Andrea Bird GWL130

Andrea Bird, a founding attorney at Bird Law Group, shares her story about how she became a leader in the cannabis law field, a new and ever changing area of the law, going from Big law to starting her own practice, how she managed to have a thriving practice in the span of a few months and her pro bono cases where, changed her client’s life, and set legal precedent ensuring that she helps others in the same situation.  A lot … Read More

Breaking Into Video Game Law with Zack Levine

For this episode, I interviewed Zack Levine.  We had a great conversation about how he became a video game lawyer, interesting facts about video game law and the clients he works with, and his advice on becoming an expert in a new area of the law.  Zack is a partner with Wolk & Levine, LLP, a business and intellectual property law firm in Glendale, California. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School and Glendale College of Law, where … Read More

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