Writing For TV

Ever clicked through your TV guide only to get sucked into a marathon of the hit series “NCIS: Los Angeles”? Ever dreamed of writing for a show like that? It is no wonder the show has had such great success with a TV writer/producer like Jordana Lewis Jaffe under its belt.

From graduating law school to pursuing her dream of writing for TV, Jordana shares her story in this video. She made her own luck, eventually landing her the job of a lifetime. She “tells all” in this video — from networking in Hollywood to salaries to where writers in Los Angeles get their coffee. Jordana used her law degree to help her reach her true goals, and you can do the same.



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Interviewing Tips: You’re More Than Your Law School Ranking

Marc Newman, Redevelopment Director, Brixmor Property Group

Law School Ranking The interviewing process can be extremely stressful as a lawyer, but a poor GPA or your law school’s rank can make the experience that much harder. Marc Newman, a law grad who works in commercial real estate redevelopment, has just the solution. Watch this video to find out how you can make […]

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Job Interviewing Tips For Law Grads: Giving A Great Interview & Getting Results

Tax Lawyer Richard Horne

Job Interviewing Interviewing for any job is nerve-racking, so having the skills to go in with confidence is key. In this video, my guest Rick Horne shares the right way to portray yourself, answer questions genuinely and give a good first impression while job interviewing. These are especially good tips for law students and young […]

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How Lawyers Can Move Forward From Career Mistakes

Civil Appellate Lawyer Cindy Tobisman

Career Mistakes Are you satisfied where you are in your career? You may always have your doubts, but watch this video with appellate lawyer Cindy Tobisman to hear a positive way of looking at your career, including ways of moving forward from career mistakes. If you’re not happy where you are, check out the video, […]

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Making a Career Change & Feeling Good About It

Social Justice Advocate Abby Leibman

Career Change So you want to make a career change, but are worried about losing more than gained. My guest Abby Leibman knows how you feel. In this video she’s going to give you advice on understanding when you’ve hit a wall and how to start small, so that you can find a career that […]

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Thinking Outside the Box with Jerry Garcia

Ken Kesey-Grateful Dead Further Bus

With all of the media attention on the recent Atlantic piece focused on alternative careers for lawyers, I thought I’d continue writing about the topic of thinking outside the box. Yesterday, I posted a video focused on the infinite possibilities of the everyday with the hopes that it would inspire people to think outside the […]

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Feeling Trapped Inside Your Head?

Marc Luber of JD Careers Out There

If you’ve been feeling trapped, whether it’s inside your own head or trapped in a job that doesn’t fit you, check out this video. It might help to open up your mind to the infinite possibilities within the everyday. A great exercise for thinking outside the box… “A Truncated Story of Infinity” – A Short […]

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How Shy Lawyers Can Rock Law Firm Business Development

Real Estate Attorney Laura McClellan

Law Firm Business Development It’s inevitable. You have to network to bring in clients at a law firm. Even those of us who aren’t introverted struggle with networking (get more tips here). In this video, law firm partner Laura McClellan presents a fun and effective approach to law firm business development. I think you’ll like […]

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What Lawyers Can Learn About Handling Constructive Criticism From HR

Human Resources Executive and EEO Officer Kristine Pizzo

Handling Constructive Criticism No other department hears more criticism than HR. In fact, they solicit it, says Kristine Pizzo, a law grad and human resources executive. Watch this video to find out what you can learn about handling constructive criticism from these experts. Join JD Careers Out There for access to this and more soft […]

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Law Firm or Capitol Hill? Being A Tax Lawyer in Washington

Tax Attorney Adam Gropper talks with JDCOT Host Marc Luber

Being A Tax Lawyer Tax Attorney Adam Gropper has told us all about overcoming bad law school grades and making partner, and in this video, he shares why lawyers might want to leave law firm life for government work. His answer is not what you might expect. Adam works in tax controversy. He explains the […]

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