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Javier Ley-Soto – Miami Dade College

It’s been a trying eight months around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives, shuttered industries and kept people under lockdown or quarantine. However, this global crisis has also accelerated innovation. Arguably, it’s been a bigger struggle for institutions of higher education that are having to create and implement new teaching modalities for […]

Jennifer L. Ervin – Shelby County Schools

Most homecoming celebrations involve wearing school colors, singing the school song, a pep rally and then the big game. For Jennifer L. Ervin, homecoming has been a bit more involved. As general counsel and chief legal officer from 2016-19 for the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, she managed all the legal operations for the […]

Jeremy A. Colby – Niagara University

As it strives to build a better community on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border, Niagara University is following the mission of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul. So says Jeremy A. Colby, who’s soon to celebrate his second anniversary as general counsel of his alma mater in Lewiston, New York. When asked about his […]

Joy White – Morehouse College

There were times when it all felt overwhelming, like the weight of the world was bearing down a million tons at a time. Here she was, an African American woman soon to be a single mother, trying to complete her summer associate position while the final year of law school—a white, male dominated field—loomed on […]

Kenneth M. Walker II – Shelby County Schools

In 2020, the stage was set in the midst of a pandemic for Shelby County Schools to have its own version of “Mission: Impossible.” In administering one of the largest public school districts in the country—with 95,000 students—the Shelby County Board of Education had to find the same number of computer devices to enable remote […]

Kristin Caldwell – LaCalle Group

When COVID-19 broke across the United States this spring, there was one thing that the team at LaCalle Group had little trouble adjusting to: working remotely. It’s certainly been useful for the parent company of virtual online educational learning sites. Operating remotely, it’s home to AudiologyOnline, SpeechPathology.com, OccupationalTherapy.com, PhysicalTherapy.com, continued Early Childhood Education and Simucase. […]

Lilianna Kalin – College of DuPage

Given the complex and litigious environments in which many universities and colleges operate, having in-house counsel isn’t just wise, it’s often a necessity. But it can be equally out of reach, particularly for smaller institutions and community colleges, says Lilianna Kalin. She’s one of the rare ones, just the second general counsel for College of […]

Ling-Ling Nie – Georgia Institute of Technology

You don’t have to let your career define you—in fact, your profession shouldn’t be the most important or interesting thing about you. So stresses Ling-Ling Nie, the general counsel and vice president for ethics and compliance at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who spends a lot of time outdoors, mountain bikes whenever she can, supports […]

Maria Feeley – Washington and Lee University

Private practice had its rewards, most of which were tangible. But in her professional prime, Maria Feeley wanted something other than to simply sustain her career at an Am Law 100 firm. “At the big firms you can just be moving money from one client who has it to another client who has it,” she […]

Mark DiGesu – Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Mark DiGesu has always considered himself more of a chess guy than a checkers guy. He’s drawn to the cerebral nature of the classic strategy game that has transfixed and confounded players for centuries, and that same quality attracted him to the law. Particularly as an in-house lawyer, he says one must be thoughtful, plan […]

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