Lawyer Mistakes

Are you afraid of making mistakes as a lawyer? There’s no such thing as a lawyer who hasn’t lost a case, personal injury lawyer Adam Riback says in this video. Tune in to find out why you shouldn’t expect your law career to be perfect and how to recover from lawyer mistakes.

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Advice For Women Negotiating In The Legal Industry

Director, Office of Government Relations, City of Portland, Oregon Martha Pellegrino Women Negotiating Shortly before filming her interview with JDCOT, Martha Pellegrino had coached a friend through a negotiation where she was being recruited to work for a different law firm. The advice she gave her friend is good for all women negotiating their way through the legal industry. Watch the video to hear her negotiation […]
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How To Ask For Help At Work As A Lawyer

Legal Knowledge Manager David Hobbie How To Ask For Help At Work You have a new assignment on your desk, but not enough information to get started. What do you do? Worse yet, your law firm partner isn’t responding to your questions. David Hobbie shares 3 great ways for how to ask for help at work in this video. He’s […]
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Working For A Union As A Law Grad – Alternative Legal Careers

Collective bargaining director Kathy Finn with JDCOT host Marc Luber Working For A Union If you’re looking for public interest careers, watch this interview with former labor lawyer Kathy Finn. She went to law school in order to help others, and she found that labor law allowed her to help many people at once. Working for a union also opens doors to alternative careers for […]
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Becoming A Commercial Insurance Broker – Alternative Jobs For Lawyers

Insurance broker David Orleans with Marc Luber of JD Careers Out There Being An Insurance Broker A commercial insurance broker negotiates and places property, casualty and specialty lines of insurance for commercial businesses of all sizes, but with a focus on Fortune 500 companies. They draft endorsements and policy language to tailor coverage to meet a client’s needs. They also negotiate rates and premiums with underwriters. Today’s […]
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Want A Career Change? Here’s What To Do & What NOT To Do

Tiger Woods Foundation President & CEO Greg McLaughlin Career Change Do you sometimes fantasize about walking into your boss’s office and saying, “I quit”? Before you do anything rash, watch this video on making a career change. Greg McLaughlin has worked in sales, business development and non-profit management – at the Tiger Woods Foundation. Check out his strategy for changing careers. If you’re […]
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How To Find A Great Professional Mentor

Ethics & Compliance Officer Kimberly Strong Professional Mentor You’d think that Kimberly Strong, who’s at the top of her field, wouldn’t need a professional mentor anymore. But in this video, she shares how and why she turns to other people for career and job advice. Her thoughts on who can be a mentor will give you more ideas for people to […]
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Why Go On An Informational Interview? Career Advice for Lawyers

Civil Appellate Lawyer Cindy Tobisman Informational Interview When you’re first starting out as a lawyer, an informational interview can be an amazing tool for advancing your career. These interviews are called “informational” because you’re there to find out what somebody does and get their advice on that path. In this video, Cindy Tobisman, who practices appellate law, shares how an […]
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How To Stand Out As A Young Lawyer

Public defender Travis Williams How To Stand Out When you’re a young lawyer, you have a ton to prove. Travis Williams is a young public defender with an impressive reputation. He was even featured in a documentary about public defender jobs. Check out this short video to find out how to stand out in your job, too. Join JD […]
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DC Legal Jobs: Working In A Law Firm Versus The Government

Tax Attorney Adam Gropper DC Legal Jobs Adam Gropper went from a self-described mediocre law student to making partner to government lawyer. Today he works for the Joint Committee on Taxation on Capitol Hill. Watch Adam’s video to find out why he’d leave a law firm for a government law job. If you’re interested in DC legal jobs, you’ll […]
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How To Air Work Frustration With A Law Firm Partner & Keep Your Job

Construction attorney Matt DeVries Work Frustration Is there something gnawing at you about a law firm partner you work with? Wish you could do more than complain about your frustration at work to your friends? For Matthew DeVries, it was the way a loud, angry partner dealt with him. Watch the video to find out how Matthew, now a […]
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Why One Former Lawyer Decided To Leave The Law For Business

Business development executive Cathy Kim Former Lawyer Cathy Kim didn’t entirely hate practicing law, but for the most part, being a lawyer made her miserable. Watch her video for an honest assessment of the ups and downs of law firm life from a former lawyer, plus the upside of leaving law for business. This is an important video whether you’re […]
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