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Dec 17, 2021

The transition to parenthood is not easy if you belong in the legal industry. How to survive working as a parent?

Kathryn speaks with Lori Mihalich-Levin, a health care lawyer in private practice at her firm. She is the founder of The Mindful Return, a platform that helps parents in planning a radiant, empowered, and smooth return from leave. Lori shares her reason for entering law school and the twist and turns in her career. Being a mother of two was not easy for her. However, she will discuss how it brought her to conceptualize her passion project.

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    Episode Highlights
  • Who is Lori? - 0:37
  • What was Lori's reason for entering law school? - 1:22
  • Her story within her area of practice - 2:25
  • Twist and turns and wonderful results - 4:00
  • Lori’s niche: conceiving a big law firm - 5:37
  • The Passion Project: the multiyear long decision on the process - 7:33
  • The Mindful Return - 9:22
  • The 4 Themes of Mindful Return - 11:03
  • People’s reaction to change and tools that can help - 12:45
  • What should the legal industry be doing for the parent labor force - 13:50
  • Opportunities, recruiting, and retention tools - 15:48
  • Mindful mindset for a post-pandemic life - 17:03
  • How can you show up as a leader? - 18:41
  • Structural Reasons Why Legal House is Slow to Adapt with the Changes - 19:30
  • Balancing and living by mindful returns - 22:24
  • Advice for parents who are in transition - 24:27

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