Author: Nicole Abboud

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

Can Women Have It All? with Janine Esbrand [GWL 107]

Lawyer, Mom, Coach, and Podcaster, Janine Esbrand, joins us today and shares her thoughts on how lawyers can go about planning for a family while working at a firm. What does that conversation with the employer look like? When should it happen?

Janine also shares her insight on how lawyers who feel “stuck” in their careers and lives can begin to find some clarity.… Read More

Advocating for Yourself the Effective Way with Lauren Rikleen [GWL 106]

The path to success for lawyers is harder than ever. Young lawyers face numerous challenges that range from developing a specialty to maintaining and bringing in clients. The goal, of course, is to meet these challenges with a sense of excitement.

That’s why I’m excited to have our guest, Lauren Rikleen, joining us today to discuss how young lawyers can overcome some of … Read More

Addiction, Eating Disorders, and the Journey to Sobriety with Brian Cuban [GWL 105]

On this episode, I speak with Brain Cuban. Brian is an author, keynote speaker, and former practicing attorney. His latest book is called The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow and Redemption and in this episode, he’s joining us to share his powerful story.

His shares his remarkable journey from drug and alcohol addiction to sobriety.  He talks about … Read More

Top Tips from 4 Marketing Experts [GWL 104]

In today’s episode, I share some sound bites from four marketing experts I spoke with at the Legal Marketing Association annual conference a month ago. I asked four marketing companies to share their top tips and advice for young lawyers when it comes to marketing and business development. This episode is dedicated to their responses.

The experts’ information (in order of appearance):

Terry M. Isner – … Read More