Inspiring People in Law

A podcast series focused on the career stories of extraordinary people in the law, ranging from the first transgender person elected as a trial judge in the US, one of the first African Americans to be appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court and the former mayor of Detroit, trailblazers in international corporate law and international criminal law and others.

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Inspiring People in Law Podcasts

12. Nancy Stern – CEO and Board Member of Allston Holdings – Networking and Empathy

Nancy Stern is CEO and board member at Allston Holdings LLC. She has had a 27 year career starting as a lawyer and transitioning to a financial and business oversight role. In her latest role, which saw her assume the CEO position in 2020, she led a successful sale of that company that closed in 2021. Nancy holds a number of board roles. She was th...
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Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid of Eversheds Sutherland – Rethinking International Arbitration for a World Worth Living In

Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid is Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration and Co-head of the Latin American Arbitration practice at Eversheds Sutherland and is based in the New York City area. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University Law School, a peer review board member of the American Review of International Arbitration, a comm...
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I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society of England and Wales – Persevering Until Something Happens

I. Stephanie Boyce is President of the Law Society of England and Wales. She is its 177th President, the sixth female and the first person of color to hold the role. She has had an extensive career in law, including periods of The Pensions Regulator in her own consulting firm, and as a former clerk at the disciplinary and regulatory committees at t...
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Fiftyfaces Focus – Inspiring People in Law – 2022: Trailer

We are delighted to bring you our 2022 Inspiring People in Law series in which we feature eight inspiring lawyers from around the globe.  We examine what it is to be an effective lawyer, the importance of networks, of empathy, and sometimes the lack of importance of a standard path or trajectory. We listen to guests who have taken a path less trav...
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Dennis Archer

Dennis Archer – Leadership, Service and a Powerful Legacy

Dennis Archer has had a legendary career, as a lawyer, then as a judge on the Michigan Supreme Court and as mayor of Detroit from 1994 – 2001, and he was the first black head of the ABA. He is currently Chairman Emeritus at Dickinson Wright, a Detroit law firm, in addition to multiple Committee and Board Roles. A highlight reel of an extraordi...
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Victoria Kolokowski discusses her first legal role, which she moved into after law school, following her transition to become a woman 24.18 to 28.33

Dennis Archer discusses his impressions of diversity in the law: 25.41 to 28.17

Perry Zizzi discusses the change in inclusion in the legal profession since he entered in 1995, and shares his thoughts as to changes that remote working as it came about during the pandemic will cause: 11.02 to 15.51

Margaret Casely-Hayford comments on how diversity in law has been slow to change: 9.34 to 12.37 and 13.07 to 17.48

Kip Hale shares some of the high and low points so far of his career in international law: 10.43 to 14.57

Walter White on how it is inconceivable for him to be a lawyer and not to fight for justice and civil rights and his views on the state of human rights in the world today 29.34 to 33.50

Dennis Archer discusses his impressions of diversity in the law: 25.41 to 28.17


Go to our Meditations Hub for a series of free inspiring meditations. Whether you want to start the day with a positive mindset, reset during the day, calm your mind or draw upon the power to forgive, these reflections will encourage you to give yourself this time.

Go to our Coaching Hub for videos from some of our inspiring guests and coaches to help with your career and personal development.

Hear from Oli Shakir-Khalil about his mental health advocacy here: Listen from 6.30 to 12.5 on Apple or Spotify.


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