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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

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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How To Communicate Effectively With A Law Firm Partner

Attorney Craig Rutenberg

How To Communicate Effectively As a young lawyer at a law firm, you’re going to have questions about how to complete projects. Law firm partners, however, are often busy with their own jobs — and they can be intimidating, too. Craig Rutenberg, a business litigation partner, shares how to communicate effectively at work so that […]

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The Key To Being A Lawyer & Making Partner

Tax Attorney Adam Gropper talks with JDCOT Host Marc Luber

Making Partner 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: […]

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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

How To Become An Immigration Lawyer 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 […]

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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 with JDCOT host Marc Luber

Bankruptcy Lawyers If you love business as much as you love law, check out today’s interview with Scott Gautier, a highly respected corporate bankruptcy lawyer in Los Angeles. Many bankruptcy lawyers focus on individuals who find themselves in financial strains. Corporate bankruptcy is a different game, though. When a corporation can no longer pay its […]

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Employment Law Careers: Defend Employees’ Rights In The Workplace

Employment Lawyer Donna Ballman with JDCOT host Marc Luber

Employment Law Careers While employment lawyer Mike Maslanka helps companies manage their workforces, Donna Ballman often helps the workers when they feel mismanaged. As an employee-side employment lawyer, Donna might represent people in contract negotiations or discrimination cases. Employment Law involves everything from hiring to firing, and she’s helped everyone from corporate executives to copy […]

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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

Employment Law Careers 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. But contrary to the assumption that employer-side employment lawyers represent the bad guys who are hurting the little people, Mike […]

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