ADMITTED: A Podcast for Law Students

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Ep. 1: Networking and Getting Involved 



For our pilot episode, we dug into a topic that can be overwhelming to anyone: Networking and Getting Involved. Even in a less competitive field, having connections and being seen can make all the difference in the world when it comes to building or advancing your career. In the field of law, it is doubly important. We interviewed leaders of our Barrister’s Section as well as directors of some of LACBA’s Pro Bono projects.

Produced by: Lynz Floren, with assistance from Shawn Talley, Melissa Algaze, and Aaron Estrada.

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Jeanne Nishimoto - 2017-18 Barrister’s President

Jeanne NishimotoJeanne Nishimoto is the Pro Bono Training Coordinator at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Ms. Nishimoto earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as an executive editor to the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and participated in the school's advanced clinical program. She received her undergraduate degree from Amherst College.


Diana Sanders - 2017-18 Barrister’s Executive Committee Member

Diana-A-SandersDiana A. Sanders is an associate at Liner LLP, where she represents clients in the media and entertainment industry, including production companies, writers, producers, and musical artists, in litigations and other disputes. Ms. Sanders began her legal career in New York prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2014. She earned her law degree, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, and her Bachelor of Science in Communications with minors in Music and Business from St. John's University, where she graduated summa cum laude.


Jessica Gordon - 2017-18 Barrister’s President Elect

Jessica-Gordon-Headshot-BarristersJessica G. Gordon is a Private Client associate at Thompson Coburn LLP where she represents clients in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and probate matters. In addition to her involvement in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Jessica also serves on the board of the Century City Rotary Club. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Andrew Culberson - Director of LACBA Veterans Project

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Mary Mucha - Director of LACBA Immigration Legal Assistance Project

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Source article:

Making Contact: The Benefits of Building a Strong Network by Yujin Chun, Los Angeles Lawyer, March 2018. Link:


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