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Many of us lawyers didn't have it all figured out from the start. It takes time to find your way in your legal profession. This podcast sheds light on some of the challenges that lawyers face in the earliest part of building their careers. Each week, our host, Anjie Vichayanonda, sits down with members of the legal profession, to chat about the paths they took to get where they are now, including the times they stumbled, the times they fell, and the times they needed a little help. To encourage candor, the attorney guests remain nameless, but their stories are laid bare for your consideration. From time to time, Anjie invites prospective and current law students to join the show as a guest host so that they can practice their interviewing skills and connect with lawyers.

This podcast is produced by Leg Up Legal, which provides a mentoring mobile app and curriculum to connect prospective law students to attorney mentors and teaches them how to build their first professional relationships. For more information about Leg Up Legal, please visit:

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Oct 3, 2020

In this episode, a military veteran tells the story of his journey to law school, discovering a passion for litigation during law school, interning with the district attorney's office, working for a boutique litigation firm doing admiralty and maritime work, and finally getting recruited into an in-house position in a small company in the energy industry. He explains that he had some misconceptions of being an in-house lawyer when he first started and he learned that being in-house really means serving a lot of different clients and stakeholders within a single organization.

Our guest host this week, Nefertari Elshiekh, is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida Burnett Honors College where she is majoring in economics and international & global studies. Nefertari has interned with Washington Council of Lawyers, the public-interest bar association for the District of Columbia, the New York Times, and Leg Up Legal. She is on the editorial board for the UCF Undergraduate Law Journal and is a researcher with the Institute for Economic Forecasting. She plans to go to law school after college.