In this episode, I welcome Rena Paul and Margaret Gandy, founders of Alcalaw, to talk about how they started building a practice around trauma-informed lawyering. Rena and Margaret describe the route was from studying in law school to navigating their way into the world of law to establishing their own practice. They also give a piece of their mind surrounding the effects of cultural awareness and the dissolving of NDAs.
The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Law brand focused on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations face in the legal industry. Our name comes from none other than the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wore when delivering dissents from the bench. It’s a reminder that even when we aren’t winning, we’re still a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).