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When you’re an associate, business development can be one of the most challenging requirements of being a lawyer. Chad Schwarz has to find clients as an eDiscovery consultant, too, and he admits that he’s not good at the hard-sell. Luckily, there are other ways to develop business. Check out Chad’s tips on networking for business in this video:

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3 Legal Skills That Transfer Out Of Law

Corporate real estate advisor Josh Gorin If you’re researching law graduate jobs, you might struggle with figuring out how your law background could transfer out of law. I love helping law grads discover the true value and transferability of their skill sets. Between private career coaching sessions, JDCOT’s videos, my weekly emails and ebook, you’ll consistently hear that there is a […]

Why Business Development Jobs Make Good Careers for Lawyers

Business development executive Cathy Kim with Marc Luber of JDCOT It’s pretty common to find that business development executives also happen to be lawyers. Today’s guest, Cathy Kim, is one of those lawyers. She’s a former Big Law senior litigation associate who, after leaving the law, changed careers to become a business development executive working at a start-up renewable energy company. Cathy tells us that […]

Apply Your Law Skills to Human Resources – Alternative Careers for Lawyers

HR executive Kristine Pizzo with Marc Luber of JD Careers Out There Today’s video guest, Kristine Pizzo, is a human resources executive and EEO officer at a nonprofit organization in New York. Kristine went to law school after first establishing a career in human resources with the US Olympic Committee. The role of a human resources executive is increasingly becoming one of the more common alternative careers […]

How To Win Friends As A Law Firm Associate

Life After Law Author Liz Brown Law Firm Associate As a lawyer, you work with a ton of people. Do you treat them well? Former BigLaw partner Liz Brown shares her advice on how you should interact with assistants, paralegals and other law firm staff as a law firm associate. Find out why your career may depend on how you treat […]

What Lawyers Should Do When They Feel Overwhelmed At Work

Real Estate Attorney Laura McClellan Overwhelmed At Work It’s 2 p.m. on a Friday and a law firm partner puts yet another project on your desk. What do you do? Law firm partner Laura McClellan shares her tips for associates who feel overwhelmed at work – whether it’s for a good reason or not. Check out what she has to […]

Time Management Tips For Lawyers – How To Delegate

Finance attorney Eric Klar Time Management Tips For Lawyers Want to save time at work? Then get other people to help you with your work, says JDCOT guest Eric Klar. In this video, the BigLaw partner shares why delegating is one of the best time management tips for lawyers. Listen in to find out why it’s important for lawyers […]

Lawyer’s First Client – How To Get Clients For Your Law Firm

Attorney Craig Rutenberg How To Get Clients Are you looking to land your first client as a lawyer? Business litigation attorney Craig Rutenberg shares the story of how he got his first client in this video. You might be happy to hear that he didn’t have to do it all alone. Check it out to see what you […]

How Being Well Rounded In Your Past Can Help Your Future

Attorney PJ Hoffman When exploring law degree jobs, you want to be in touch with your skill sets and strengths in addition to your interests. If you struggle to identify your skills, think back to things you’ve done in your past – whether it’s your first job, a recent job, extracurricular activities in high school, college, volunteer work, […]

Why Being Curious Helps You In Job Interviews

Civil appellate lawyer Cindy Tobisman Being a curious person can help you in a lot of ways: from being a better networker to a better listener to a better sales person and even better at interviewing for law degree jobs. After all, if you’re curious, it will make the give-and-take of a job interview discussion flow more naturally, you’ll gather […]

Finding That Next Career When It’s Time To Leave Law

Litigation graphics entrepreneur Morgan Smith When you consider leaving the law, it can take a lot of research and reflection to find your next career. Today’s guest, Morgan Smith, is a former personal injury attorney who struggled with the decision to leave law but ultimately decided that it was time. For his next career, Morgan went the entrepreneurial route and […]

Thinking Beyond Law For Your Professional Future?

Ethics and compliance officer Kimberly Strong Are you thinking beyond law for your professional future? Not everyone goes to law school with the goal of practicing law. Many people, including both today’s guest, ethics and compliance officer Kimberly Strong, and I, went to law school thinking beyond law. Others, perhaps including you, may be practicing law while daydreaming beyond law during […]
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