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Business Law Careers: Bankruptcy Lawyers Rescue Corporations

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...

Becoming An Investment Advisor With A Law Degree

Investment advisors oversee investment strategies for individual and/or institutional investors. Some, like today’s guest, may focus only on high net worth individuals, in which case the available investment strategies broadens from securities like stocks, bonds and mutual funds to include things like hedge funds,...

Lawyers: Why You Should Consider Public Defender Jobs

Many law students dismiss public defender jobs because of the low pay, long hours and difficult clients. Even if you feel this way, watch our interview with Travis Williams, as you’ll come away inspired. Travis is one of the public defenders featured in the...

Career Change: Moving From Law To Strategic Communications

Jen Gould has no regrets about going to law school, but her first job in corporate transactional law wasn’t a good fit. While looking to make a career change, she found a position in strategic communications at the RAND Corporation. If you’re thinking about...

Criminal Justice Careers – What A Defense Attorney Does

When most people think about the different types of lawyers, they think about criminal defense lawyers thanks to what they see in TV shows and movies. There, we often see criminal defense attorneys grilling witnesses and giving dramatic closing statements. But fictional accounts leave...

What is a Community Organizer? – Alternative Jobs for Lawyers

Community organizer jobs are explored in today’s career video interview with Robert Hoo, a community organizer with an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation network. When I first asked Robert, “what is a community organizer,” I knew that President Obama had been one before...

Law Careers – What Does A Land Use Attorney Do?

Few other law careers intersect with so many types of law as land use law. A land use attorney deals with real estate, environmental and administrative law as well as constitutional law, public policy and politics, in figuring out how land should be used....

Planned Giving Jobs Can Make Fulfilling Careers For Lawyers

Careers in planned giving fall within the category of fundraising careers. At organizations like nonprofits, educational institutions and museums, you’ll often find at least one development director on staff who oversees fundraising. Planned giving jobs tend to handle the more technically complex aspects of...


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