Episode 11
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Welcome back First Gen Fam!! Thanks for tuning in to FirstHand from FirstGen this month to hear FirstGen's fearless leader, President Lauren Bertino, chat with her coworker, Rory Pheiffer. Hear them discuss intellectual property law, fact and fiction. Listen as they discuss the perks and pitfalls of the IP world from Rory's point of view. Thanks for listening friends ..read more
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Episode 10
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Thanks for tuning in 1Gers! Today we learn from Scott Buckley about surrogacy law, thanks for listening ..read more
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Episode 9
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Welcome back, FirstGens! Our ninth episode features an interview, hosted by Ashley Ventrillo with Jerry Laflamme. Jerry is the owner and founder of Laflamme, Barron, & Chabot, a criminal defense firm in Haverhill Massachusetts. In this episode we discuss the highs and lows of a career in criminal defense and the challenges facing first generation lawyers looking to build their own firm. Jerry encourages first generation law students to ask for help and look for constructive criticism everywhere. We hope you enjoy ..read more
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Episode 8
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Welcome back, FirstGens! Our eighth episode features an interview with Bryan Connor, associate at Morgan Lewis in New York. In this episode, we discuss his journey to big law and how to proceed when OCI doesn't go your way. Bryan imparts his wisdom on being yourself and persisting through applications. He has opened his email to anyone who would like to connect or has questions. Contact Bryan: . We hope you enjoy ..read more
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Episode 7
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Welcome back, 1G'ers! Our seventh episode features an interview with Massachusetts State Representative Adrian Madaro. Born and raised in East Boston, Representative Madaro is currently representing the 1st Suffolk District in the MA House of Representatives. In this episode, we discussed his journey into politics, the daily life of a House Rep, and the impact of a law degree on those responsibilities. Representative Madaro also shares with us invaluable advice on networking, combating imposter syndrome as a first-generation student, and more. At the end of the episode, Representative Madaro o ..read more
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Episode 6
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Welcome back, FirstGens! Our sixth episode features an interview with Eliana Nader. Eliana practices in immigration law and is partner at Magaletta, McCarthy, and Nader PC. She also serves as this year's Chair of the Mass chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  During the interview, we discussed Eliana's work, her background and how she came from a family of immigrants to being the first in her family to attend law school. Eliana also gave excellent advice in regard to tips for class choice, career development, and she spoke candidly about her experiences working in ..read more
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Episode 5
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Welcome back, FirstGens! Our fifth episode features an interview with Hunter Wildrick. Hunter is currently serving as a Judicial Clerk to a Justice on the Massachusetts Appeals Court. We discussed her journey to becoming a Clerk, the clerkship application process, and her day-to-day responsibilities as a Clerk. Hunter also gives excellent advice regarding the importance of networking and making meaningful connections. We hope you enjoy ..read more
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Episode 4
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Welcome back, FirstGens! Our fourth  episode features an interview with Peter Kolovos. Peter is a Partner at Wilmer Hale and concentrates his practice in Securities Litigation. We discussed Peter's work, his background and how he came from a family of Greek immigrants to being the first in his family to attend college and law school.  Peter gave excellent advice in regard to tips for networking, career development, and he spoke candidly about his experiences. We hope you enjoy our interview with Peter ..read more
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Episode 2
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Welcome back, FirstGens! Our second episode features an interview with Aliya Khalidi, an Assistant District Attorney and the Director of Hiring, Training & Professional Development for the Middlesex DA's office in Massachusetts. We discussed the many facets of Aliya's work and how both her background and current events have impacted her career. Aliya concluded with some tales from her own first-generation experience and advice for our listeners. We hope you enjoy! Please excuse any poor audio quality as this interview was conducted remotely through a virtual platform in light of COVID-19 ..read more
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Episode 1
Firsthand from FirstGen
by Lauren Bertino, Melanie Stallone, Cassandra Munoz, James Lockett
6M ago
Welcome to Firsthand from FirstGen! Our first episode features an interview with Jonathan Cheng, an antitrust attorney practicing in New York City. We discussed Jon's work and his untraditional path to a bigger firm. Our time with Jon ended with excellent advice for all first-generation law students, so stick around until the end and enjoy! Please excuse any poor audio quality as this interview was conducted remotely through a virtual platform in light of COVID-19.  ..read more
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