Personal Jurisdiction

Hallie Ritzu, Allison Freedman

When you look up “Personal Jurisdiction” in Black’s Law Dictionary, it directs you to the entry for “Jurisdiction.” We won’t do that to you. We’re here because there’s not enough good information available for law students and new attorneys to make informed choices about their careers. Join co-hosts Allison Freedman and Hallie Ritzu as we talk to a variety of people within the first 10ish years of practice to hear about their journeys to fulfilling careers and the advice they have for getting there. From government to start-ups; politics to academia; in-house to legal aid—we’ll get the scoop on what it’s really like to work in different areas of the law, so you can chart your own course for success. read less
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Let's Get Personal with Roshanna Toya, Attorney & Chief Justice of the Pueblo of Isleta Appellate Court
06-02-2024
Let's Get Personal with Roshanna Toya, Attorney & Chief Justice of the Pueblo of Isleta Appellate Court
Connect with Roshanna on LinkedIn.Roshanna K. Toya is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta where she was born, raised, and resides today. She currently practices civil rights, criminal defense, and Indian law at Rothstein Donatelli in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before going into private practice, Roshanna clerked for the New Mexico Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. Roshanna is also familiar with the internal workings of tribal governments as she has served her Pueblo as an associate justice for the Isleta Pueblo Appellate Court since 2013. She now serves the Pueblo as the Chief Justice of the Appellate Court. There she presides over cases related to probate, domestic relations, criminal law, employment law, and any other types of disputes that are appealed from the tribal court. Roshanna is a 2005 graduate of New Mexico State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Criminal Justice. She also earned her Master of Criminal Justice and Master of Social Work from NMSU, and she is a 2019 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. Learn more about the Isleta Pueblo here: https://www.isletapueblo.com/government/appellate-court/Learn more about Roshanna here:  https://www.rothsteinlaw.com/native-american-heritage-month-roshanna-k-toya-shandiin-herrera-nora-whippi Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Elizabeth Elia and Serge Martinez, Professors of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and Co-Founders of the New Mexico Center for Housing Law (NMCHL)
16-01-2024
Let's Get Personal with Elizabeth Elia and Serge Martinez, Professors of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and Co-Founders of the New Mexico Center for Housing Law (NMCHL)
Serge Martinez is a Professor at UNM School of Law, where he teaches, writes and practices in the area of housing law, with a focus on the rights of renters and improving housing stability. He has served as Associate Dean for Experiential Learning since 2019, meaning he heads up all of the clinic and externship programs at the law school. In 2020, Serge also helped launch Amparo, a nonprofit that assists renters facing eviction and supports tenant organizing in Albuquerque. Before joining the faculty at UNM, Serge taught at Hofstra University School of Law and National Taiwan University College of Law, and worked as a senior staff attorney at the Urban Justice Center's Community Development Project, where he represented tenants and tenant associations in New York City. Serge is a graduate of Yale Law School and Brigham Young University.Elizabeth Elia is an Associate Professor at UNM School of Law, where she Elizabeth teaches courses related to property law, land use, real estate development, renewable energy development, environmental law, poverty law and clinic. She is also an active participant in shaping housing policy in New Mexico at both the state and local levels. ​Before moving to New Mexico in 2017, Elizabeth worked in D.C. as a transactional lawyer specializing in the development and preservation of affordable housing across the US and its territories and served on D.C.’s Affordable Housing Strikeforce. Elizabeth holds an LLM degree from Georgetown Law, a JD from American University Washington College of Law, and a BA from New College of Florida.Serge, Elizabeth and Allison (PJx co-host) recently founded the New Mexico Center for Housing Law (also known as NMCHL or CHL), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting housing stability and justice for people of the state of New Mexico. To learn more about CHL and its mission, please visit nmchl.org.  Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Rachel Levick, Partner, Environmental Litigator and Enforcement Defense Specialist at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
12-12-2023
Let's Get Personal with Rachel Levick, Partner, Environmental Litigator and Enforcement Defense Specialist at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
All opinions expressed in this episode are those of Rachel Levick, individually, and do not represent the opinions of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.Rachel Levick is an environmental litigator and enforcement defense specialist practicing in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Litigation Department and in the firm’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group in Washington, DC. She has represented clients in a wide range of federal and state litigation, agency enforcement actions, cost recovery cases, and administrative rulemaking challenges. She was named a Law360 Rising Star for Environmental Law in 2023, and “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers in Environmental Litigation in 2022 and 2023.Rachel started her career at Gibson Dunn in 2013. After working at the firm for a year, she pursued a two-year clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She returned to Gibson Dunn in 2016 and recently made partner in 2022. Rachel is a 2010 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn. Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Lisa Haidostian, Senior Director of Healthcare Compliance at Walgreens
28-11-2023
Let's Get Personal with Lisa Haidostian, Senior Director of Healthcare Compliance at Walgreens
Lisa Haidostian is a Senior Director of Healthcare Compliance at Walgreens in Chicago. She has been at Walgreens for  two years. She started as Senior Counsel in the Government Litigation Group and then shifted to the Healthcare Compliance group in January of this year. Prior to Walgreens, Lisa was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago where she focused her practice on commercial litigation and white-collar investigations. Lisa is a 2009 graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned her BA in Economics. Lisa is a 2012 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn.Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Megan Richardson and Lauren Myerscough-Mueller, Staff Attorneys at The Exoneration Project
21-11-2023
Let's Get Personal with Megan Richardson and Lauren Myerscough-Mueller, Staff Attorneys at The Exoneration Project
Lauren Myerscough-Mueller and Megan Richardson are both Staff Attorneys at the Exoneration Project, a non-profit based in Chicago, Illinois, which provides free legal services to fight for the wrongfully convicted and free the innocent. Since its founding in 2007, the Exoneration Project has exonerated more than 200 clients. Prior to starting at the Exoneration Project, Lauren represented the wrongfully convicted at the Illinois Innocence Project, and practiced as a criminal defense attorney in the Chicago area, both as a private attorney and a state public defender. She has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois Springfield and the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Megan started her legal career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, before becoming a Clinical Fellow in the Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. In that position, she worked with students to represent the wrongfully convicted and co-taught a clinical seminar encompassing both substantive law and lawyering skills. Lauren is a 2008 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and a 2014 graduate of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. And Megan is a 2008 graduate of the University of Michigan and a 2015 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.Learn more about The Exoneration Project. Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Law School Live at UNM Law with Sovereign Hager, Leon Howard, and Riley Masse
14-11-2023
Law School Live at UNM Law with Sovereign Hager, Leon Howard, and Riley Masse
Thank you to the University of New Mexico School of Law for hosting us LIVE on November 2!Leon Howard is the Deputy Director of ACLU of New Mexico (ACLU-NM). After graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2009, Leon worked as a staff attorney for ACLU-NM, concentrating on First and Fourth Amendment cases. Next, he left for the private sector where he continued to focus on civil rights. In 2018, Leon returned to ACLU-NM as Legal Director, where he led the affiliate's legal department and litigation efforts. Now, as Deputy Director, he facilitates the organization's legal, policy, and communications departments. Leon is a board member of the New Mexico Innocence & Justice Project, past co-chair of the New Mexico State Bar Committee on Diversity (8 years), part-time faculty at the University of New Mexico, and Past Vice President of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association. In 2020 Leon was awarded with the New Mexico State Bar President's award for his commitment to improving diversity in the legal profession. When Leon is not immersed in civil rights issues in our community, he is either walking his dog, Kaepernick, or working at his tougher jobs--being a husband, father, and setting perfect fantasy football lineups.Sovereign Hager is the Legal Director of the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty. She has more than 10 years of experience working to advance economic and social justice. In the last five years, as an attorney at the Center, she worked extensively to increase access to public benefits in state and federal court, as well as in community, administrative, and legislative forums. She is an established expert in New Mexico on the complex regulatory framework for public benefits programs, eligibility for families that include immigrants and frequently provides expert testimony to the legislature. Ms. Hager has secured major court victories on behalf of her clients to increase access to food and medical assistance, drivers’ licenses, and other programs. Before joining the Center, Ms. Hager worked for two years on the Navajo Nation for DNA People’s Legal Services’ Medical Legal Partnership, where she handled a broad range of legal issues impacting the health of patients at an Indian Health Service facility. Her advocacy included public benefits, domestic violence, special education, housing, and consumer and workers’ rights. Ms. Hager has past advocacy experience working to improve farmworker pay and living conditions and enforcing fair housing laws. Ms. Hager is a graduate of Syracuse University (J.D., M.A.).Riley Masse is the Housing Stability Managing Attorney at New Mexico Legal Aid. Riley is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. She was a member of the first class of Fellows for Transformative Advocacy at UNM Law. Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Andrew Herrington-Gilmore, Associate General Counsel for the Chicago Bulls
07-11-2023
Let's Get Personal with Andrew Herrington-Gilmore, Associate General Counsel for the Chicago Bulls
Andrew Herrington-Gilmore is the Associate General Counsel of the Chicago Bulls. Prior to his work at the Bulls, he was an associate in Chicago at both Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Paul Hastings LLP doing primarily mergers and acquisitions and private equity work. He went on to become a partner at Duggan Bertsch, LLC before making the jump to in-house work at the Bulls. In addition to his legal work, Andrew and his wife founded the Gilmore Family Foundation in 2022, which focuses on raising money to support childhood rare disease treatment, discovery, diagnosis, awareness, and research. Andrew is a 2009 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and a 2014 graduate of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Learn more about the Gilmore Family Foundation and support the Gilmore Family's mission to raise money to support childhood rare disease treatment, discovery, diagnosis, awareness, and research. You can find the New York Times article we discuss during Due Diligence here. Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Kate Ferlic, Managing Partner and Litigation Attorney at Egolf, Ferlic, Martinez & Harwood, LLC
31-10-2023
Let's Get Personal with Kate Ferlic, Managing Partner and Litigation Attorney at Egolf, Ferlic, Martinez & Harwood, LLC
Kate Ferlic is the managing partner at the law firm of Egolf, Ferlic, Martinez and Harwood in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An experienced litigator, Kate focuses her practice on cases involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death, sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, equal pay for women, whistleblower actions, and civil rights. Prior to founding of Egolf, Ferlic, Martinez and Harwood in 2010, Kate was an attorney with the Legislative Counsel Service, she served as general counsel for the New Mexico Economic Development Department, and she served as special counsel for litigation for The Honorable Governor Bill Richardson. Kate is a 1999 graduate of Georgetown University and a 2006 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. Kate is also a commissioner on the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women. Many thanks to friend of the pod, Dan Stanek, for suggesting Kate for the podcast and for introducing us to Kate.Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Maria Griego, Director of the New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty’s Economic Equity Team
24-10-2023
Let's Get Personal with Maria Griego, Director of the New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty’s Economic Equity Team
Maria Griego is the Director of the New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty’s Economic Equity Team. In this role, she works to expand and protect access to safe and affordable housing in New Mexico and eliminate unjust fines and fees imposed by the legal system. Maria has been at the Center since 2014, and previously worked in both the Healthcare and Public Benefits teams where she focused on improving hospital financial aid policies and increasing access to child care assistance and Medicaid. Prior to joining the Center, Maria practiced family law and served as a volunteer family court settlement facilitator helping parents reach mutual custody agreements in the best interest of their children. Maria is a 2011 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. Connect with Maria on LinkedIn. Learn more about the New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty and how to support the organization. Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Drew Beres and Jessica Fairchild, Founding Partners of Croke Fairchild Duarte and Beres
17-10-2023
Let's Get Personal with Drew Beres and Jessica Fairchild, Founding Partners of Croke Fairchild Duarte and Beres
Learn more about Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres here: https://crokefairchild.comJessica Fairchild focuses her practice on corporate and mergers and acquisitions matters, where she counsels founders, private equity sponsors, family enterprises and corporations. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from the University of Chicago School of Law. Prior to founding CFDB in 2019, Jessica started her legal career as an associate in the corporate group at Sidley in Chicago. After Sidley, Jessica was General Counsel for the Chicago 2016 Bid for the Olympics. From there, she founded her own business and transactional practice that she led for nearly 10 years. At CFDB, Jessica is a founding partner and co-chair of the management committee. Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn. Drew Beres also focuses his practice on corporate matters. Drew started his legal career in the corporate groups at Mayer Brown and Kirkland & Ellis. Drew earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan, his Masters of Public Policy from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. For the last 3 years, Drew has been a member of the Illinois Finance Authority.  At CFDB, Drew is a founding partner and managing partner. Connect with Drew on LinkedIn. Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodPersonal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridgeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal (Again!) with Dan Sharpe, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager at Foley & Lardner LLP
10-10-2023
Let's Get Personal (Again!) with Dan Sharpe, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager at Foley & Lardner LLP
Dan Sharpe is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager at Foley & Lardner LLP in Washington, D.C.  Dan is a graduate of Princeton University (2007) and the University of Virginia School of Law (2012). This episode was a LinkedIn Live event in July 2023. Check out the video here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hallieritzu_personal-jurisdiction-live-with-dan-sharpe-activity-7084562659232133120-p5vz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktopDan was a guest on Season 1 - listen to that excellent episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/personal-jurisdiction/id1579070172?i=1000543486155 AND Check out this great conversation with Dan on Foley's The Path & The Practice podcast hosted by Alexis Robertson: https://www.foley.com/en/insights/publications/2022/09/podcast-episode-93-dan-sharpe-manager-diversityDuring this discussion, we talk to Dan about:What it's like to be a DEI Manager at a large law firm; Advice for law students going into on-campus interviewing season; How law firm associates can be allies and support their colleagues in promoting a culture of DEI; What law firm partners can do to promote a culture of DEI from the top down; and Thoughts on whether SCOTUS’s decision overturning affirmative action in higher education could open a path for challenges to corporate DEI efforts and so, so much more. Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodConnect with Dan Sharpe on LinkedIn. Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridgeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Personal Jurisdiction x The Portia Project: Lessons Learned
03-10-2023
Personal Jurisdiction x The Portia Project: Lessons Learned
We loved this discussion so much that we made it a Season 4 episode! What were the Top 5 Lessons we've learned? See below:1️⃣ "Nobody's life is perfect." - LinkedIn profiles and resumes tell a story but they don't tell the whole story - we all have successes, failures, setbacks, and personal problems that impact the decisions we make about our careers.2️⃣ "There is no yellow brick road." - Your first job might not be your dream job. Your dream job may be different than what you imagined in law school. 3️⃣ "Embrace change." - It's okay to switch jobs. It's okay to pursue a new area of the law long after you graduate from law school. You don't need decades of experience to be able to try something new. 4️⃣ "You shouldn't do it alone." - Mentoring, networking, and friendships make all the difference in finding new opportunities, dealing with difficult work environments, and feeling connected to a professional community.5️⃣ "What does success mean to you?" - Our favorite question on Personal Jurisdiction! This quote from Anna Quindlen sums it up perfectly: "I am successful on my own terms. Because if your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but it does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all." Watch the FULL VIDEO from this episode here: https://riverside.fm/dashboard/editor/preview/4073c93b-f6af-4132-aba8-Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodConnect with MC on LinkedIn.Follow the Portia Project on Linkedin too!Check out the Portia Project website for information and video from each episode. Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridgeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license    Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Karla Johnson, Senior Staff Attorney with the Kinship Caregiver Law Project at  Mobilization for Justice
26-09-2023
Let's Get Personal with Karla Johnson, Senior Staff Attorney with the Kinship Caregiver Law Project at Mobilization for Justice
Karla Johnson is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Kinship Caregiver Law Project at the New York City-based civil legal services organization, Mobilization for Justice (MFJ). She has spent the last 3 years representing grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles and fictive kin in custody, guardianship, and foster care cases. She also represents clients in special immigrant juvenile and adoption matters. Prior to her work in kinship care, she practiced in MFJ's special education law group for about 6 years. Karla is a 2006 graduate of Smith College where she earned her BA in psychology. Karla earned her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2014 along with her JD from the University of Michigan Law School that same year. Karla is a 2016 Shriver Center on Poverty Law Racial Justice Institute Fellow. Post-fellowship, she also helped spearhead diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within MJF.Connect with Karla on LinkedInFind us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodPersonal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our episodes are edited by Tony Anderson at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Thank you, Tony! :) Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridgeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license  Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Sara Coulter, First Amendment Fellow at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
19-09-2023
Let's Get Personal with Sara Coulter, First Amendment Fellow at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
**Please note, as an episode touching on First Amendment Law, we use a couple of phrases that include profanity. Sara Coulter is a First Amendment Fellow in the Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic. Prior to her clinical teaching role, Sara worked in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust and Major Litigation groups.Sara is a 2014 graduate of Valparaiso University and a 2017 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Connect with Sara on LinkedIn.Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletter.Find us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodPersonal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our episodes are edited by Tony Anderson at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Thank you, Tony! :) Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridgeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license  Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let’s Get Personal with the Mock Trial Coaches from the Class Action Podcast
06-12-2022
Let’s Get Personal with the Mock Trial Coaches from the Class Action Podcast
Class Action with Katie Phang isan immersive 12 part documentary podcast series about the next generation of lawyers, heard through the voices of law students competing in mock trial tournaments around the country.​ You can listen to Class Action on iHeart, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen! Adria Kimbrough is the Student Recruiting Manager in the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Previously, Adria was a Pre-Law Advisor at Dillard University in New Orleans and served as one of the University’s Mock Trial Team coaches. Professor Kimbrough is a graduate of Talledega College and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.Laura Rose is an Associate Professor of Law and the Heidepriem Trial Advocacy Fellow at the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law. Professor Rose is a graduate of Stetson University and Stetson University College of Law. A.J. Bellido de Luna is the Assistant Dean for Advocacy Programs and Hardy Service Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He teaches Trial Advocacy and Arbitration and directs the law school’s Advocacy Program National Team. A.J. is a graduate of University of Maryland School of Law and Johns Hopkins University.Learn more about and listen to Class Action with Katie Phang by visiting the Class Action website. You can also follow Class Action on Instagram.Class Action with Katie Phang is a production of Sound Argument and iHeartMedia. Thank you to producers Lisa Gray and Kevin Huffman for pitching this collaboration to us! Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodPersonal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridgeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less
Let's Get Personal with Rachel Easter, Senior Counsel at National Women's Law Center
29-11-2022
Let's Get Personal with Rachel Easter, Senior Counsel at National Women's Law Center
Rachel Easter is Senior  Counsel and Director of Federal Abortion Policy Initiatives at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, D.C., She has spent the entirety of her legal career at the National Women's Law Center, starting out as a Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow and working her way up to Senior Counsel. Rachel is a 2014 graduate of Stanford Law School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Virginia.For more information about the distinction between the reproductive rights movement and the reproductive justice movement that Rachel discussed, please check out this article by Danielle M. Pacia at the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard. Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn. Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodPersonal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridgeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comFind us on LinkedIn on our new page and subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletterFind us on Twitter @PersonalJxPodWe couldn't do this alone! So...Personal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. We use Riverside.FM to record our episodes. Our episodes are edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Our Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseShow Less