Shape the Law is the brainchild of four Bay Area attorneys who met through Twitter. We connected over our deep desire to start a dialogue about the many challenges facing the legal profession today. Although each of us has a different focus, we are all working toward the same goals: creating an atmosphere of inclusion in the profession and making attorneys’ careers more rewarding and sustainable.
Jeena Cho is the author of two books: The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation (ABA), and How to Manage Your Law Office (LexisNexis). She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Bloomberg and Above the Law where she covers resilience, work/life integration, and wellness in the workplace. She regularly speaks on women’s issues, diversity, wellness, productivity, mindfulness and meditation.
Alix Devendra is an attorney and legal design consultant based in Portland, Oregon. She uses visual communication design to help other attorneys communicate the law more effectively. Alix also works with legal-tech startups, who view her as a strategic partner due to her wide range of skills. She travels domestically and internationally to speak about legal design and facilitate design-thinking workshops for lawyers.
Laura J. Maechtlen is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where she is National Vice-Chair of the Labor and Employment Department and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Team. Her practice is focused on employment litigation and includes the defense of class, collective and multi-plaintiff actions.