• Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

    3 monthes ago - By Legal Nomads

    Welcome back to Thrillable Hours, my interview series about alternative careers for lawyers .
    Lebawit and I crossed paths virtually years ago, but it wasn't until this month that I picked up our email chain to feature her on Legal Nomads. Like fellow lawyers turned writers Katie and Erin , Lebawit has made a living with the elegance of her words. As alternative careers for lawyers goes, writing is a natural pivot.
    Originally from Ethiopia, and raised on the Ivory Coast, Lebawit speaks four languages and is at home while exploring. Her name means a woman with heart, and given her background...
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  • Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

    Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

    3 monthes ago - By Legal Nomads

    Welcome back to Thrillable Hours, my interview series about alternative jobs for lawyers .
    I first came across Matt Levine's writing over at Dealbreaker in 2012, as I was traveling and eating. While I wasn't wistful for my former corporate law career, I still wanted to keep up with financial news. Matt's writing style - funny, intelligent, and thoroughly able to see the forest through the trees - was why I started reading Dealbreaker. It's also why I moved with him to Bloomberg when he started blogging for them in 2013.
    His pieces are approachable and interesting while tackling extremely...
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  • Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

    Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

    3 monthes ago - By Legal Nomads

    Welcome back to Thrillable Hours, my interview series about alternative jobs for lawyers .
    I first met Karen during the World Domination Summit, in 2011. We sat next to each other by accident, quickly figuring out that we were both former lawyers, sarcastic, and speaking at the event. Whereas Karen was already a nationally-recognized speaker, photographer, and author, I was about to do my first ever keynote and was shaking in my boots.
    Karen put her hand on my forearm and looked me in the eyes. “Jodi,” she said, “Come on. You GOT this.” I felt nothing of the sort at the time, but her...
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