You Are A Lawyer

You Are A Lawyer

You Are A Lawyer is an interview podcast that promotes lawyers with fearless career changes, ambitious side hustles, and extraordinary lives. On this top-rated podcast, Kyla holds space for lawyers to be transparent and honest about their law school experiences, transitions out of the law, or the leaps they took to become a filmmaker, yogi, beauty brand founder, entrepreneur, etc. Ranked at 42 of the Top 90 Legal Podcasts, this podcast will motivate you to start that side hustle, challenge you to find a nontraditional career, and push you to embrace the hobby you’ve been hiding. So ask yourself, are you an ambitious lawyer who feels limited in your career? A law student who daydreams about impacting the world? Did you struggle with the bar exam, and now you’re bored with the law? Listen to You Are A Lawyer and discover new careers, amazing passions, and advice from lawyers who will motivate you to find new ways to use your law degree. Whether you’re working as an artist, tech investor, coach, or blogger, if you’ve graduated from law school, YOU ARE A LAWYER, and your law degree is valuable. Find more episodes and resources at Join the email list and get introduced to more fearless lawyers every week.


June 1, 2023 34 mins

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 with the nurses who cared for her grandparents' nurses and seeing what an impact those nurses made.  

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Whitney Harvey worked for over a decade in personal injury law before becoming an entrepreneur and running her career coaching business. But unlike your typical lawyers, Whitney wants women lawyers to STAY in the law by considering different practice areas, editing their resumes, and improving their soft skills to create their own success.

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Ali Awad became a social media mogul and edutains (educates and entertainers) 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 brand online and Ali Awad manages a multi-million dollar personal injury l...

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Samora Legros sits on the Board of the Max Cadet Foundation, an organization created to celebrate his grandfather, a lawyer, judge, and dentist. Created with a dental clinic based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Max Cadet Foundation serves children and adults living n Haiti by providing them with better dental care access.

Samoa Legros had the opportunity to work at a law firm during summers and breaks. As he took on more ch...

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Lawyers know other lawyers. The power of lawyer referrals is one of the strongest ways to find clients, but lawyers don't understand the practice. Kisha Brown created Justis Connection as a database of Black lawyers. As a Justis Connection member, a lawyer may offer their legal services to clients. As someone looking for legal representation, Justis Connection is a database of Black lawyers specializing in everything from ...

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Misty Leon didn’t know that employee benefits law existed, but the practice perfectly suited her interests and skills. This specialty law practice allowed Misty to work for 19 years in private practice before moving in-house and working with Texas Instruments. 

Misty Leon's Background
As a first-generation lawyer, Misty didn’t have much experience with lawyers and what they did daily, but she knew she wanted to study...

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Krista Lynn Russell wears many hats: lawyer, mom, general counsel, wife, bonus mom, blogger, paid speaker and recovering superwoman. In this episode, Krist explains the power in admitting that she doesn't know it all and why lawyers should lean into the power of delegating. 

As the creator and blogger of “Recovering Superwoman,” Krista advocates for others who have faced any adversity in their lives.

Recovering Superwoman is...

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You Are A Lawyer helps new lawyers and l...

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Sara Ellis, a Lawyers Depression Project board member and social work student, explains why the legal community must create better messaging and more empathy for mental health issues. 

After attending law school at the University of Tennesee, Sara thought it was a natural progression to earn her Master’s Degree at the University of Tennessee. Because Sara enjoyed her copyright course while an undergrad, she wanted to co...

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After working in entrepreneurial finance and Big Law for over 20 years, Becky Morrison asked herself what would make her truly happy.  Becky worked as a litigator before moving into a management role where she oversaw attorneys, litigation support staff, and non-attorney professionals.  This role reminded Becky that she really enjoyed managing people.

During a time of transition, Becky worked with a career coach to narrow d...

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What Can You Do With a Law Degree? 

Joshua Schwadron became a legal tech founder and CEO because he wanted to improve the lives of people affected by accidents. Traditionally personal injury law firms are all about settling a case and minimal client involvement while they work on the issues. Mighty develops products that will aid the client, like interest-free friends and family loans, which allow the client to get money to...

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Brandi Mowles teaches entrepreneurs to organize their businesses and streamline their onboarding processes to ensure that clients are impressed, retained, and know what to expect. Whether you manage a podcast, YouTube channel, or virtual assistant company, Brandi Mowles has trainings to get your books in order. 

Brandi Mowles transitioned from working in sales to founding a multi-million dollar business. She uses her experi...

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Michael (Mike) Chastaine is a criminal defense lawyer in New Mexico, US, and believes lawyers are notoriously bad at estimating how long it takes them to complete a task. In fact, Mike is a business consultant for law firms because he knows lawyers are bad at getting client feedback and often complete tasks that should be delegated. 

Get a copy of Mike Chastaine’s bool, LegalEase:

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Laurie Pascoe practiced law for 40 years while writing more than 50 law articles and working with countless clients. Laurie’s current passion is inspiring lawyers to innovate their law practices with legal service applications. In this episode, Laurie explains the value of thinking like a client and learning to analyze everything.

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At 17 years old, Christine Job said she would live abroad in Spain. And she made it happen. After traveling to numerous countries, Christina made a home in Spain five years ago. She teaches women of color to build businesses abroad to sustain their travels and hosts the Flourish in the Foreign podcast.

Christine Job's Background

Christine Job studied business as an undergrad but needed help figuring out where to use her expe...

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Probate lawyers discover the legacy a loved one intended and how to implement that legacy most fairly. Scott Rahn meets clients during emotional and stressful times, but Scott’s zealous efficacy allows him to leave his clients in a better position regarding their loved one’s estates.

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Nick Troxel believes that you can do anything with your legal education if you are willing to work hard. Hard work and sacrifice will allow you to reach your goals, but you must first establish your goals.

In April 2022, Nick bet the Philadelphia Eagles would win Super Bowl LVII. On Sunday, February 11, 2023, the Philadephia Eagles are playing in the Super Bowl, and Nick is traveling to attend the game with his father. Thi...

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Debra Whitson is a former prosecutor who opened a family law practice to improve the lives and relationships of others. Debra is the founder of a family law firm and a nationwide virtual mediation database.

Debra Whitson's Background
Debra Whitson always knew that she would be a lawyer. When she was 14 years old, a hometown tragedy made her begin thinking about the legal system and how she could impact the system. 


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Cara Davis Little works in employment policy during the day, and plans weddings and podcasts during her free time. In Episode 74, find out how Cara created a career she loves because while Cara can do A LOT, she cannot do it all.

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Dena Lefkowitz was unhappy working in litigation so she changed firms a few times, before realizing that she needed to get away from this type of practice. Having a more reasonable work life has more of an impact on you than having a ton of money. It took Dena a few years to realize that free time was important and to look towards in-house positions so that she could spend her time how she wanted. 

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