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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 non-lawyers in a law firm.

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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 […]
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Elder Care Law – The Law Career That’s Actually Growing

Elder Care Lawyer Victoria Collier with JDCOT host Marc Luber Elder Care Law If you want to open your own firm, Elder care law is a booming business. There are lots of opportunities for elder care attorneys, who allow the elderly to live out their lives in peace, knowing they’ve handled their estate planning and planned for their own long-term care. Victoria Collier didn’t know […]
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Alternative Jobs For Lawyers – Consider A Career In Wireless Site Acquisition

Michael Jackson, Co-Owner of Cortel LLC, with Marc Luber of JDCOT If you’ve decided that practicing law isn’t for you or you can’t find work practicing law, then you’ll want to consider alternative jobs for lawyers. As you’ll see by spending time here at JDCOT and by reading our eBook, 99 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree, you have lots of great paths to […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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How To Fail A Job Interview

Marc Luber host of JD Careers Out There A great way to fail a job interview is to neglect to explain why you want the job. This may sound really obvious, but I can’t tell you how many people leave employers wondering, “why is this person here”. When you’re interviewing, you need to make a convincing argument not just that you’re awesome – […]
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