All tagged the human lawyer
From headstands to French macarons, Kelley Gondring personifies the human lawyer experience. Kelley lives her life working relentlessly to defend the rights of the accused or preserve the future connectivity of broken families. She also lives her life as a wife, a mother, a runner, and a cycler. She makes intentional choices that allow her to live life her own way. Kelley’s story highlights the path to goal achievement through intentionality. Read Kelley’s story, in her words.
Author of The Introverted Lawyer and Untangling Fear in Lawyering, Heidi K. Brown is the change we want to see in the legal profession. Heidi’s passion for challenging the perceived status quo for lawyers, and her courage to talk about the “unpretty” makes the legal world a better place. Here’s Heidi’s story, in her words.
Yev Muchnik finds ways to “YES.” In a profession oft-characterized as quick to “NO,” or averse to risk, Yev presses forward. Always. From a BigLaw corporate attorney, to a blockchain legal tech thought leader and entrepreneur, Yev inspires and innovates. Read Yev’s story, in her words.
Do you remember choosing to attend law school? Do you remember your earnest encouragers stating: “You can do anything with a law degree. What a great decision!” Do you remember graduating from law school, passing the bar, and folding into whatever line of work you thought you should do as a lawyer? Do you remember those existential thoughts as you reflected on the comments of your earnest encouragers: “What virtue! Those people lied. Lawyers can’t do “anything” with a law degree. All I’m set out for is exactly what I’m doing.”
Well, meet Landis Wade. Read his story. We all have inflection points in our lives. Learn what Landis chose at his inflection.
Kate Kliebert’s life epitomizes the phrase: “ain’t no mountain high, ain’t no river wide, and ain’t no valley low enough . . . .” From the Louisiana flats, to the Colorado Rocky mountains, to 100 feet underwater, Kate sees the world. Building on her collective and diverse experiences, Kate helps small and medium-sized business navigate regulatory minefields in a variety of contexts. But, more importantly, Kate knows there is more to her life than the good work she does for her clients as their lawyer. Want to know more? Read Kate’s story, in her words.
Kelly Rains Jesson’s life is her dance. Her story shows that how a bright a person’s light shines is more important than when the light turns on. Kelly’s story also shows that sometimes our greatest opportunity is responding to life’s call to evolve and grow. Because for Kelly, in responding to her call, she became the owner of a successful and growing law firm! That’s no small feat. Want to know more? Here’s Kelly’s story, in her words.