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~A podcast where we celebrate each lawyer's uniqueness.~ The Resilient Lawyer podcast is inspired by those in the legal profession living with authenticity and courage. You'll meet lawyers, entrepreneurs, mentors and teachers successfully bridging the gap between their personal and professional lives, connecting the dots between their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves. This podcast is about ordinary people making an extraordinary difference.
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Oct 26, 2016

Hi everyone! The Resilient Lawyer has been on a long hiatus because I've been super busy with the book project. I am SO happy to say, the book is out in the world! It's been a l-o-n-g project (3 years).

I'm delighted to bring you this new episode with my dear friend, collaborator and co-author of The Anxious Lawyer! She's such an amazing person and this project would not have been possible without her.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • FinTech
  • Karen's background — her career, meditation practice
  • Navigating career transitions 
  • Reconciling litigation practice with parenting
  • Importance of having a daily practice

Also, The Anxious Lawyer book is now available in Audio! Head on over to Amazon and download it. 

Here's a picture of us at the studio. :)

Jul 1, 2016

Jennifer Mikulina https://www.mwe.com/en/team/m/mikulina-jennifer-m, partner at McDermott Will & Emery

Topics covered:

  • Balancing motherhood and law practice
  • Starting diversity initiative at law firm
  • Why mindfulness is important to Jennifer
  • Future of law
  • Moving away from hourly billing 

The Anxious Lawyer book is out! You can order it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/295g8t5

Jeena is also planning a book tour. If you'd like for her to visit your city, please drop her an email: smile@theanxiouslawyer.com

Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a voicemail at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

May 12, 2016

I recently sat down with Laura Maechtlen on The Resilient Lawyer podcast to chat about her career at Seyfarth Shaw, her work with the LGBT community, and what a more diverse and inclusive workplace truly looks like.

Laura is the co-chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and Vice Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department. She leads a number of boards and bar organizations that aim to promote diversity in the legal profession.

Connect with Laura on Twitter: https://twitter.com/maechtlen

Upcoming events:

  • May 18, 2016: Work Your Resiliency Muscle! Ten Tips to Becoming More Resilient, Free Webinar. Register here
  • June 1, 2016: The Anxious Lawyer book event at Fastcase. Please join my co-author, Karen Gifford and me for a book event from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Register here.

Jeena is also planning a book tour. If you'd like for her to visit your city, please drop her an email: smile@theanxiouslawyer.com

Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a voicemail at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

May 6, 2016

This week, I have Katie Phang on the show. She's a litigation attorney in Miami, FL and in addition, she's a legal analyst on Fox. She's also Korean-American so we had a lot to chat about. 

Topics covered:

  • Being an Asian-American on popular media
  • How to be a good trial attorney and developing your own style
  • Growing up with "Tiger Mom"
  • Decision to have a child & struggling with infertility

Connect with Katie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatiePhang

Upcoming events:

  • May 18, 2016: Work Your Resiliency Muscle! Ten Tips to Becoming More Resilient, Free Webinar. Register here
  • June 1, 2016: The Anxious Lawyer book event at Fastcase. Please join my co-author, Karen Gifford and me for a book event from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Register here.

Jeena is also planning a book tour. If you'd like for her to visit your city, please drop her an email: smile@theanxiouslawyer.com

Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a voicemail at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

 

 

Apr 22, 2016

On today's show, I have Ruth Carter! She is a former therapist turned lawyer. She has found her niche law practice by following her interest and passion. We also talked about her long struggle with anxiety and depression. She shares her tips on tools she uses for managing both. 

Ruth Carter: http://carterlawaz.com/

 

The Anxious Lawyer book is here!!! You can pre-order now and get some goodies. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/20U8JSW

Upcoming events:

  • April 29, 2016: Shape the Law, Unconference for women attorneys. shapethelaw.com/
  • June 1, 2016: The Anxious Lawyer book event at Fastcase. Please join my co-author, Karen Gifford and me for a book event from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Register here.

Jeena is also planning a book tour. If you'd like for her to visit your city, please drop her an email: smile@theanxiouslawyer.com

Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a voicemail at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

Apr 15, 2016

In this episode, I sat down with Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase to chat how he came up with the idea of Fastcase, and the early days struggles. We discussed the role data can play in delivering a better experience for clients. In addition, we talked about the importance of not having “free” law but also open law and the lawsuit against Casemaker.

Discussed In The Show:

  • Why he started Fastcase
  • Overcoming setbacks and challenges in starting Fastcase
  • Competing with the industry monsters - LexisNexis and Westlaw
  • Next revolution of the legal industry - will it include lawyers?
  • Future of UPL?
  • Document automation
  • How law practice will change in the next 10 years
  • Figuring out what humans can do better than machines: people skills
  • How lawyers should price their services
  • Why law firms should embrace data
  • Importance of correctly guessing the cost of engagements
  • Making PACER more accessible and useful
  • Importance of finding value in tools, not data
  • Difference between free and open law
  • Lawsuit with Casemaker

The Anxious Lawyer book is here!!! You can pre-order now and get some goodies. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/20U8JSW

Upcoming events:

  • April 29, 2016: Shape the Law, Unconference for women attorneys. shapethelaw.com/
  • June 1, 2016: The Anxious Lawyer book event at Fastcase. Please join my co-author, Karen Gifford and me for a book event from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Register here.

Jeena is also planning a book tour. If you'd like for her to visit your city, please drop her an email: smile@theanxiouslawyer.com

Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a voicemail at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

Mar 18, 2016

In this episode, I sat down with Brendan Kenny to chat about an interesting phenomenon that came about thanks to a popular podcast called Serial. We talk about open source investigation and what role that may play in the future of law practice.

Mentioned In The Show:

Serial: https://serialpodcast.org/season-one

Reply All:#53 In The Desert — https://gimletmedia.com/episode/53-in-the-desert/

Additional information about Brendan: http://www.blackwellburke.com/attorneys/brendan-m-kenny/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennyBrendan

The Anxious Lawyer book is here!!! You can pre-order now and get some goodies. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/20U8JSW

Upcoming CLE— March 30, 2016: Managing Difficult Conversations - jeenacho.com/managing-difficult…-opposing-counsel/

Jeena is also planning a book tour. If you'd like for her to visit your city, please drop her an email: smile@theanxiouslawyer.com

 

Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a voicemail at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

Mar 11, 2016

The Anxious Lawyer book is here!!! You can pre-order now and get some goodies. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/20U8JSW

Jeena is also planning a book tour. If you'd like for her to visit your city, please drop her an email: smile@theanxiouslawyer.com

Interested in learning better ways of having difficult conversations? Check out this CLE on March 30th!

In this episode, Jeena sat down Laura Primus to discuss ways of incorporating fitness and healthy nutrition into life. Also, we discussed Laura's personal journey through breast cancer.

About Laura:

Laura Primus is a Bay Area health and wellness expert, certified personal trainer, health coach and breast cancer survivor. She helps busy professional women transform their health by taking control of their mind-body connection instead of simply counting calories and increasing exercise. Over the years, countless people have Laura to thank for giving them the tools to become, healthier, more energetic, productive and.confident.

Laura lives in Pleasant Hill with her husband Mike and two kids, Grace and Zachary. She certified through the National Association of Sports Medicine, Institute for Transformational Nutrition, and Health Coach Institute.

Find additional information at: primefitnessbayarea.com/

Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a voicemail at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

Mar 4, 2016

The Anxious Lawyer book is here!!! You can pre-order now and get some goodies. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/20U8JSW 

Jeena is also planning a book tour. If you'd like for her to visit your city, please drop her an email: smile@theanxiouslawyer.com 

In this episode, we're going to try something different. Jeena will read an article she wrote for Above The Law on "How to Know Suicide." 

Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a voicemail at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com

Feb 19, 2016

The Anxious Lawyer book is here!!! You can pre-order now and get some goodies. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/20U8JSW 

Jeena is also planning a book tour. If you'd like for her to visit your city, please drop her an email: smile@theanxiouslawyer.com

In this episode, Jeena sat down to interview Nicole Abboud from Gen Why Lawyer. 

Topics discussed:

  • Owning and claiming your value
  • What is personal branding?
  • Why lawyers should care about personal branding
  • What is the legacy you'd like to leave?
  • What do you want to be known for?
  • Knowing and owning your value

Technology mentioned:

Links and other mentions:

 

Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a voicemail at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

Feb 12, 2016

Dear listeners!

My apologies. I accidently uploaded the incorrect file for Episode 40. It's been corrected but if you've downloaded Ep 40 with Patrick Palace and hear silence after the intro, please delete that file and re-download the episode.

Warmly,

 

Jeena

Feb 12, 2016

Patrick PalaceIn this episode, I sat down with Patrick Palace. He practices personal injury and worker’s compensation law. In addition, he owns his own yoga studio and a winery! He was the president of the Washington State Bar from 2013 – 2014.

We talked about the importance of movement, about his yoga and mindfulness practice. Considering the purpose of your life. The experience that led him to the conclusion that rest, slowing down and having a “vacation brain” is critical for being a better lawyer, husband, father, and friend.

Links:

1) NW Lawyer Magazine (Mindfulness Edition): http://nwlawyer.wsba.org/nwlawyer/april_may_2014?pg=1#pg1

2) The Guest House by Rumi: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/guest-house

3) Email Patrick: Patrick@palacelaw.com

4) Patrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/palacelaw

5) Palace Law: www.PalaceLaw.com

Also, The Anxious Lawyer book is here!!! You can pre-order now and get some goodies. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/20U8JSW

Questions? Comments? Email me! questions@resilientlawyer.com or drop us a line at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

Feb 5, 2016

Conversation with Renwei Chung.
Topics discussed:
- Diversity: why it matters, why companies should embrace it, why it's good for the bottomline
- Career transition: going from finance to law
- Being an "outsider."

You can read Renwei's Above the Law column: abovethelaw.com/author/renweichung/

Follow Renwei on Twitter: twitter.com/RenweiChung

Special invitation to Resilient Lawyer podcast listeners! Join the 30 Days of Radical Self-Care challenge. It's absolutely free! Go to http://2016care.com/ for details.

The Anxious Lawyer book is available for pre-sale! You can order it on Amazon.

- Jeena

Questions? Comments? Email me! questions@resilientlawyer.com or drop us a line at (336) 543-2101. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho

For more information, visit: theanxiouslawyer.com
Music Credit: freemusicarchive.org and www.bensound.com/

Jan 29, 2016

In this episode, you can find out what all the fuss is about around mindfulness meditation. I talk briefly about what mindfulness is then offer a short guided meditation. 

Special invitation to Resilient Lawyer podcast listeners! Join the 30 Days of Radical Self-Care challenge. It's absolutely free! Go to http://2016care.com/ for details. 

Questions? Comments? Drop me an email! smile@theanxiouslawyer.com or visit www.anxiouslawyer.com

 

Jan 15, 2016

Conversation with Alix Devendra, legal design consultant.
Topics discussed:
- What is design thinking
- Why/ how would lawyers and law firms use it?
- Career transition - finding your unique gift
- Balancing motherhood and career

Special invitation to Resilient Lawyer podcast listeners! Join the 30 Days of Radical Self-Care challenge. It's absolutely free! Go to http://2016care.com/ for details. 

Links Mentioned:
> Alix's website: http://alexandradevendra.com/
> Leave Law Behind/ Casey Berman: https://leavelawbehind.com/meet-casey/
> Margaret Hagan/Stanford d.school http://www.legaltechdesign.com
> Edward Tufte/ Presenting Data and Information: http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/
> Matthew Butterick/Typography for Lawyers http://amzn.to/1UTxV8d

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