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Maya Markovich is the Chief Growth Officer at Nextlaw Labs, a legal innovation organization founded by Denton’s. After working as a change management consultant, Maya Markovich took her interest in technology to propel legal tech innovations. If you are seeking mentorship or want to discuss law and tech, contact Maya Markovich at maya.markovich@gma…
 
Caroline Vickers became a coach for repeat and first-time bar exam takers. After Caroline Vickers started coaching her friends who were taking the bar exam, Caroline Vickers noticed that multiple people had the same issues with their mindset. After realizing that the confidence and mindset of repeat bar exam takers was lacking, Caroline Vickers cre…
 
Ali Awad became a social media mogul and edutains (educates and entertainer) others about personal injury law and how to excel with social media. After realizing that Ali Awad was a natural salesman, Ali Awad found that his authenticity and natural acting skills attracted millions of social media followers. Now, Ali Awad teaches others to build a b…
 
Candace Spencer became a dairy-free consultant to empower others with food restrictions. After realizing that law school sucks, Candace Spencer became a mediator for a non-profit consulting firm. Now, Candace Spencer has embraced her role as a Black woman in the food and agriculture field. Listen to learn: How to support your friends and family who…
 
David Orozco has not sat for a bar exam, but David has not removed the option of ever taking a bar exam. David creates businesses and teaches with this same anticipation or expectation to be surprised by what will happen next. As an undergraduate student at New York University, David Orozco took a Civil Liberties elective in his final year of schoo…
 
If you ever daydreamed about leaving your job, grabbing your passport, and moving to a new country, Michelle Words believes you should and will help you prepare to do so. Michelle Words lives an organic life; she believes that you make plans, plans change, you work with those new plans and see what happens. Michelle Words is an avid international t…
 
If you think having a law degree limits your creativity you haven’t met Katherin Hervey. Katherin has worked as a magazine editor, a public defender, a film enthusiast, a holistic artist, a director, and filmmaker. After studying cross-cultural communications, which was a self-designed major at the University of Washington, Katherin found that cura…
 
What do you want people to say about you at your retirement party? Frank Ramos wears multiple hats, but all of his activities and hobbies are centered around ensuring that his life is meaningful. Licensed in Florida, Frank Ramos is a litigation partner and has worked with the same law firm for 23 years. However, Frank has diverse interests which ra…
 
In this bonus episode, podcast host Kyla Denanyoh is answering frequently asked questions from the podcast audience and social media. Questions like: Are you married to a lawyer? Is podcasting your full time job? How do you find guests for the podcast? Kyla gets help from her best friend Lauren to ask these FAQs and Kyla gets vulnerable and shares …
 
Vernon W. Thomas is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG), an Orleans Parish city prosecutor, a bookworm, former East Baton Rouge Parish public defender and has experience as a solo practitioner. Yet, Vernon did not grow up with aspirations to be a lawyer. Vernon grew up watching his father, Vernon P. Thomas, a 1979 S…
 
Dana Shaker has an intriguing career journey. When Dana began law school, she was convinced that she wanted to work in policy and advocate for food practices. However, the three rigorous years of law school led Dana to consider other options. After taking the California bar exam twice and not passing the test, Dana listened to urging from her famil…
 
What happens when two people nudge you to leave your job and you get approval from a respected colleague to do something else? Emily Hirsekorn ran with these hints for her to pursue something else and Emily has created a career of encouraging others to challenge themselves. Emily Hirsekorn was a corporate lawyer turned volunteer turned law school c…
 
Alban Brooke comes from a long line of lawyers; his father, grandfather, and great grandfather were lawyers. Alban’s legal journey began in construction law, where Alban worked as a runner, then helped a coworker start their own construction firm, and eventually worked as a paralegal. As an attorney, Alban practiced what he knew, which was construc…
 
Anjie Vichayanonda is a first generation lawyer who sought out lawyers to gain a better understanding of law school. Anjie was connected with a wonderful mentor and followed her dreams to becoming a lawyer. However, Anjie wants to make it easier for others to learn about law school and find mentors. Anjie created Leg Up Legal, which is a virtual me…
 
Krista Lynn wears many hats: she considers herself a “Recovering Superwoman” while Krista balances her career as a business lawyer with complex commercial transactions, and a mother. As the creator and blogger of “Recovering Superwoman,” Krista advocates for others who have faced any adversity in their lives. Recovering Superwoman is a blog that wa…
 
Josue Jimenez’ career is ahead of his personal schedule. Currently, Josue is the Assistant Director of Admissions, Josue travels the country to meet law students, attend law school fairs, gives tours of the law school, advocates for law students, reviews student applications, and prepares various training materials to further the reach of Campbell …
 
Nathan Sawaya was a corporate lawyer for five years and spent his evenings working with clay, paints, and other materials to release his creativity. Eventually, Nathan picked up LEGO®-brand bricks and created an apple, then other items in his apartment and finally a sculpture. Nathan’s talent with these bricks led Nathan to create a website to disp…
 
Lori Mihalich-Levin believes that parenthood can make a person a better employee. Parenting entails time management, project management, multitasking, prioritizing and budgeting, to name a few things. When Lori was on maternity leave from her role as a medical reimbursement attorney, Lori created Mindful Return out of sheer desperation. After being…
 
Irnise Williams is a registered nurse, travel nurse, and practicing attorney. Originally from Connecticut, Irnise attended Howard University for her undergraduate degree and nursing school, then worked as a trauma nurse. Irnise was inspired to become a nurse after multiple positive interactions between the nurses who cared for her grandparents nurs…
 
To celebrate one year of consistency, pre-recording questionnaires, and editing audio files, I want to share five things that surprised me about podcasting. In this episode, I briefly discuss these topics: I have cried about this podcast. I miss the ignorance of being a law student. “Niches make Riches.” I can hear a smile. This podcast is not only…
 
Reza Yassi wants you to change the way you think about hiring and legal internships. His company, Attornneed, connects law firms and law students with assignment-based, virtual internships. As a 2L, Reza was contacted by a friend from law school and asked to complete a research assignment. Reza took the idea and used it in the Hofstra Venture Capit…
 
Susan Guthrie was a freshman in college when she was involved in an accident that caused her to think differently about the legal process. The lawsuit that was filed from the accident, was filed because of the accident, and Susan’s experiences with a lawyer caused Susan to find out the behind the curtain information about the law and why certain ac…
 
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