[Podcast] RL 104: Samara Anderson — How the Mindful Lawyer Recognizes and Utilizes Stress

I am excited to have Samara Anderson on this week to talk about the effects of stress in the practice of law and the difference proper mitigation of stress can have for the mindful lawyer. Samara’s legal work has evolved from litigation to public service as an in-house legal and policy advisor with the State of Vermont. She has combined her mindfulness practices with the practice of law in her Mindful Practices workshops to reduce stress and increase productivity and happiness.

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[Podcast] RL 103: Gina Alexandris — Legal Education and How to Manage Transition Out of Law

This week I am excited to have Gina Alexandris on to talk about life in and beyond law practice and managing transitions. For over 20 years, Gina has been inspiring and supporting individuals and organizations to strategically define their hopes and achieve their goals. Gina is passionate about personal and professional development, diversity and inclusion, and developing strong relationships and networks.

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[Podcast] RL 102: Janine Sickmeyer — Mindfulness from the Female CEO of a Legal Tech Startup

Janine Sickmeyer is the CEO and Founder of NextChapter, a web application for attorneys to prepare, manage and file their bankruptcy cases online. She is particularly fascinated in the intersection between law and technology, and is passionate about sharing her story with female entrepreneurs and business leaders to help them overcome challenges when starting a new venture.

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[Podcast] RL 100: Joan Williams — Implicit Bias in the Workplace

I am excited to have Joan Williams on this week to talk about gender and race, and how they play out in the workplace through her new “Bias at Work” survey. Joan is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings. Her path-breaking work helped create the field of work-family studies and modern workplace flexibility policies.

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[Podcast] RL 99: Billie Tarascio — Operating a Law Firm That Values Wellness

This week, I am excited to have Billie Tarascio on to talk about starting and operating a law firm that focuses on putting a wellness culture first. Billie is a family law attorney and the owner of Modern Law and Modern Law Practice, LLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Modern Law has been recognized as one of the fastest growing and culture-forward firms in the country through it’s focus on employee wellness and whole health.

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[Bonus Episode] Navigating Life Transitions With Ease

In this bonus episode, I am excited to have Laura Mahr back on to talk about how to successfully transition, whether it be transitioning to another career from law, to a different field of law, or a personal transition. Are you going through a personal or professional transition? Considering a career change but aren’t sure where or how to start? If you’ve been neglecting that inner voice nudging you to look at your life and to try something different but you aren’t sure where or how to start, join Jeena Cho and Laura Mahr for a 1-hour free webinar.

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[Podcast] RL 97: Karen Fleshman — Racy Conversations: The Anti-Racist Movement

In this episode, I am excited to have Karen Fleshman on to talk about a different view of racism and the immediacy of the call to action she aims to instill in the future generations. Karen is an attorney, activist, and a nationally recognized expert on racism, workplace fair practices, and police brutality. Her recent video plea to white women to stop calling cops on people of color went viral, with over 4.2 million views.

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[Podcast] RL 96: Donna Branca — The Journey of Meditation and Mindfulness

This week I have Donna Branca on to talk about meditation and mindfulness in the legal profession. After 13 years spent at Blank Rome as their Director of Talent Management, Donna Branca left to further develop her leadership and coaching skills. Given her extensive experience in coaching and leadership, as well as her institutional knowledge of the firm, Donna returned to Blank Rome four and a half later as the Director of Strategic Leadership.

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