Author: Nicole Abboud

Winning Your Case in the Court of Public Opinion with Wayne Pollock [GWL 116]

Wayne Pollock joins us in this episode to share his insight on how lawyers, can use the press and various media outlets to help tell the stories of their clients and help shape the opinions of those who might have some say in the outcome of our clients’ cases, i.e. a jury or other decision makers.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What is the Court of Public Opinion and why should young lawyers know about
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Millennial Leadership and Constructing Effective Teams with Mark Beese [GWL 115]

I love leadership! That’s why I’m glad to have our guest, Mark Beese, on the show today. Mark is a leadership expert and he’s here to chat about how Millennial lawyers can step up and become the leaders they are meant to be.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How lawyers can learn to become better leaders
  • The impact of leadership on business development and sustainability of firms
  • Why Mark believes Millennials will save the legal profession
  • Why it’s
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Best Biz Dev Tips from Clio Conference Attendees [GWL 114]

Between trying to remain calm before presenting at the Clio Cloud Conference and trying to enjoy the conference as an attendee, I managed to snag 4 short interviews with some of the attendees. The question I asked them? What is your best business development tip for getting your first client (or any client!)?

I was grateful that I recorded my quick chat with the following individuals who contributed their insight on this question:

Rehan Hasan, corporate attorney and business … Read More

Taking 100% Responsibility for Your Happiness with Okeoma Moronu [GWL 113]

Is happiness an inside job? How can we, as lawyers, take responsibility for the choices we make that ultimately impact our level of happiness? Joining us this week is Okeoma Moronu, a young attorney and host of The Happy Lawyer Project Podcast where she explores this concept of happiness.

What You’ll Learn

  • How she transitioned from BigLaw to in-house counsel
  • How she manages the pressures of being part of a small in-house legal team
  • Why she launched The Happy
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How to Nurture Your Connections and Get Referrals with Lou Shapiro [GWL 112]

If you’re wondering how to make the best use of your connections, then my guest today, Lou Shapiro, will certainly shed some light on how to go about doing that. Lou is a state and federal criminal law attorney, and he is a master at making friends online and offline and nurturing those relationships into referrals and opportunities.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What experience is needed in order to eventually open your own practice as a criminal defense
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Working with YouTubers and Creating Your Own Opportunities with Franklin Graves [GWL 111]

With internet creators becoming more and more popular in today’s YouTube-crazed world, wanting to become a lawyer who serves the needs of this group of people is a viable career path. That’s why I reached out to my friend Franklin Graves, General Counsel for Naxos Music Group. Franklin is immersed in the world of internet creators and YouTubers and is a content creator himself. He creates content to help educate creators of the legal side of digital … Read More

Law in Pictures with Legal Cartoonist and Writer Wela Quan [GWL 110]

Wela Quan is a New York corporate lawyer-turned-legal cartoonist and writer.

What We Cover:
  • How she made the decision to leave her corporate job after 2 years
  • How she tapped into her childhood passions to begin writing and drawing
  • Why she wants to eliminate legalese and legal jargon
  • Wela explains her writing and drawing process
  • Why doesn’t consider herself to be an “artist”
  • Why she’s not in a hurry to buy a house and instead, wants to travel
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Summer Break

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We will be back! We’re taking a short break to regroup and redesign the podcast. In the meantime, be sure to check out some podcasts that I’m currently obsessed with: How I Built This with Guy Raz Cross Examined Life with Chris Tatem Content Inc. with Joe Pulizzi (Search for these podcasts in itunes) Be […]

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Strategic Outreach [May Recap Bonus Ep.]

This month was all about outreach. Outreach came in many different forms. Along with the usual in-person networking events, I decided to try out a new service called BombBomb. BombBomb is an video emailing service provider. In this month’s bonus episode, I chat about my experience with sending video emails to warm leads and what happened with those.

I also share what happened when I spent several breakfasts … Read More

On Being a Feminist and Fighting for Pay Equity with Andrea Kramer [GWL 108]

I recorded this interview with Andrea Kramer live at the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Annual Convention in Vail. I was honored to have been asked to speak at the convention so I thought it would be fun to include a short live interview as part of the presentation.

In this episode, I spoke with Andrea Kramer of Kramer Frohlich. Andrea … Read More