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Exploring law jobs? Watch these videos to discover a typical day for the many types of lawyers. Accomplished attorneys from different practice areas share career advice that you don’t get in the law school classroom. Consider these videos Careers In Law 101!

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

Tax Attorney Adam Gropper talks with JDCOT Host Marc Luber Tax Attorney Adam Gropper was a tax law partner working in BigLaw when he decided to leave law firm life to work for the federal government. Today Adam is Legislation Counsel at the United States Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. In this video, he shares why lawyers might want to leave law firm life for […]
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The Key To Being A Lawyer & Making Partner

Tax Attorney Adam Gropper talks with JDCOT Host Marc Luber In our professional development videos, I ask law firm partners to share their tips for associates on effective workplace communications, business development, and client communication. All of these topics are essential skills to master on your way to making partner. Today, we put it all together with Adam Gropper, author of Making Partner: The Essential […]
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Appellate Law: The Law Career For Supreme Court Junkies

Civil Appellate Lawyer Cindy Tobisman talks with JDCOT Host Marc Luber Appellate Law Are the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court rock stars to you? If so, then check out this interview with Cindy Tobisman about appellate law. After all, appellate lawyers are the types of lawyers that get to argue in front of the Supreme Court! As a law firm partner, Cindy has great insights […]
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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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Help The Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses As An Immigration Lawyer

Immigration Attorney Christina H. Lee with JDCOT Founder Marc Luber A hotly discussed topic in politics, immigration law creates some interesting careers for lawyers. Christina H. Lee’s law practice includes family-based immigration law, removal defense and employment-based immigration law. In this video, she tells you all about how to become an immigration lawyer. Most immigration lawyers focus on one type of practice, so we focus […]
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How To Become A Freelance Lawyer

Freelance Lawyer Leila Kanani with JDCOT host Marc Luber Who Makes A Good Freelance Lawyer If law firm life isn’t for you, consider freelancing. In addition to running her own IP practice, our guest Leila Kanini runs Intermix Legal Group, which places lawyers with firms that need extra help on a project. Many types of lawyers can work on a freelance basis with law […]
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Business Law Careers: Bankruptcy Lawyers Rescue Corporations

Bankruptcy lawyer Scott Gautier speaks with Marc Luber of JD Careers Out There If you love business as much as you love law, you’ll enjoy hearing from today’s guest, Scott Gautier, a corporate bankruptcy lawyer in Los Angeles. Many bankruptcy lawyers focus on individuals who find themselves in financial strains. Corporate bankruptcy is a different game. When a corporation can no longer pay its bills, these types of […]
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Employment Law Jobs: Defend Employees’ Rights In The Workplace

Employment Lawyer Donna Ballman with JDCOT host Marc Luber Employment law jobs come in many shapes and sizes. While our previous guest, employment lawyer Mike Maslanka, helps companies manage their workforces, today’s guest Donna Ballman often helps the workers when they feel mismanaged. Employment Law involves everything from hiring to firing, and Donna has helped people from corporate executives to copy room clerks. As […]
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Employment Law Careers: Help Companies With Their Workforces

Employment lawyer Mike Maslanka speaks with Marc Luber of JD Careers Out There If they were in the same state, Mike Maslanka might face off with another JD Careers Out There guest, Donna Ballman, in employment law cases. Mike represents employers, while Donna represents employees. Contrary to the assumption that employer-side employment lawyers represent the bad guys who are hurting the little people, Mike says that for the […]
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Build A Career In Construction Law – Find Your Niche

Construction Lawyer Matt Devries Like in real estate law, construction lawyers work on tangible projects. They help homes, roads, office buildings, and special projects get built. For example, construction lawyer Matthew DeVries tells us about working on Music City Center, Nashville’s new $585 million convention center, as part of his construction law practice. He even got to attend the […]
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