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On this week’s episode of Lawline’s Lawyers Who Lead podcast, Sigalle interviews Sejal Thakkar, Founder and Chief Civility Officer at TrainXtra, an organization that helps leaders create positive, safe, and respectful workplaces through customized training and coaching. Sejal shares her story of how her childhood and employment law experience shaped her mission to educate and empower people to create a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  Listen to the full interview or…
On this week’s episode of Lawline’s Lawyers Who Lead podcast, Sigalle discusses the concept of leading with healthy discourse with Scott Daniels, Senior Director of Benefit Policy Intelligence at Comcast and adjunct professor at Temple and Drexel University. Scott discusses how educating, advocating, and encouraging healthy discourse is critical for leadership. Listen to the full interview or read highlights of the interview below! Transcribed answers were edited for readability.       On How Educating…
On this week’s episode of Lawline’s Lawyers Who Lead podcast, Sigalle discusses the concept of Leading with Meaningful Relationships with Sidney Minter, Corporate Counsel for Advance Auto Parts. Sidney discusses his journey, the importance of raising your hand, and how meaningful relationships have long term and sometimes unexpected effects. Listen to the full interview below or read the highlights of Sidney’s interview below! Transcribed answers were edited for readability.       On Starting His…
On this week’s episode of Lawline’s Lawyers Who Lead podcast, Sigalle discusses the concept of Leading with Story with Doug Passon, an experienced litigator, award winning documentary filmmaker, and sentencing mitigation video expert. Doug discusses the power of story in the practice of law and how it can help lawyers be effective leaders. Listen to the full interview below or read the highlights of Doug’s interview below! Transcribed answers were edited for readability.    …
On this week’s episode of Lawline’s Lawyers Who Lead podcast, Sigalle discusses the concept of Leading by Example with our very own Michele Richman, Lawline’s Chief People Officer. Michele discusses what it looks like to be an attorney, coach, and Chief People Officer at Lawline, and how these three aspects help strengthen Lawline’s HR operations.  Listen to the full interview or read the highlights of Michele’s interview below! Transcribed answers were edited for readability.  …
Electronic devices make our lives easier in so many ways: they help us to stay in touch with people we care about, find information at incredible speed, and automate processes that previously took much time and care. With the speed and potential for increased productivity that our electronic devices offer, however, has come the expectation that we are always available and “just a phone call/e-mail/text message away” from our colleagues, clients and adversaries. Notably, 86%
In this week’s episode of Lawline’s Lawyers Who Lead podcast, Sigalle discusses the concept of leading through impact with Chintan Panchal, the founding partner at RPCK, a global boutique law firm that brings a unique perspective to the practice of law by developing an impact investment practice. Chintan discusses his road to impact investing, the incredibly powerful work he does, and the leadership principles he uses to create and retain a sustainable and…
On this week’s episode of Lawline’s Lawyers Who Lead podcast, Sigalle Barness chats with our very own Angelica Cesario, Lawline’s Director of Attorney Education & Development. Angelica shares her journey to finding a career that combines her love of education and the law as well as the importance of listening in leadership. Listen to the full interview or read the highlights of Angelica’s interview below! Transcribed answers were edited for readability.   en; picture-in-picture”>  …
On this week’s episode of Lawline’s Lawyers Who Lead podcast, Sigalle Barness chats with Amira Samuel, the Director of the Pro Bono and Volunteer Unit at New York Legal Assistance Group. Listen to the full interview or read the highlights of Amira’s interview below! Transcribed answers were edited for readability.    On the Work She Wanted to Devote Her Life To Nexus of Mass Incarceration, Poverty, Lack of Access to Education, and Domestic Violence  …
Every year, Lawline compiles a list of the top women faculty from the year prior to highlight their contributions to the legal community and celebrate their accomplishments. 2021 was a difficult year for everyone, our faculty included. They had to keep up with ongoing legal developments  due to COVID-19 in addition to a change in presidential administrations, all while dealing with the stresses of working and living during a global pandemic. Our top women faculty…