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

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...
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Regulatory Affairs Jobs For Lawyers Who Want To Be Lobbyists

Are you interested in working in the middle, between government regulators and the businesses they’re regulating? You can do that by working in regulatory affairs jobs, which make for great alternative careers with a law degree. Businesses within the same industry pool together to...
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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...
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Career Advice For Lawyers From A Capitol Hill Veteran

Today’s guest, Ken Ballen, is a Capitol Hill veteran. After years working as a federal prosecutor, Ken served as a Congressional investigator in exciting roles working on the Hill – including lead investigator on the Iran-Contra Committee hearings and Chief Counsel to the Speaker...
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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...
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Government Jobs – How Lawyers Can Serve Their City

Having the skills of a lawyer has greatly benefited today’s video guest, Rich Rodriguez, through his many city government jobs since law school. Without practicing law, Rich worked his way up to the highest levels of Chicago city government, serving in major leadership roles...
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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....
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Government Relations Jobs – Use Your Legal Skills As A Lobbyist

Are you interested in influencing legislation, regulations and policies in favor of a client? This is what lobbyists and people in government relations jobs do. Whether working on behalf of public or private entities, they work to build and maintain relationships with politicians and...
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How To Get Political Campaign Jobs Before Or After Law School

Today’s guest, PJ Hoffman, worked in several political campaign jobs prior to graduating law school and becoming an association lobbyist (he recently shared awesome advice with us on these regulatory affairs jobs). Below, PJ shares his tips on doing campaign work. If you’re interested...
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Legislative Careers – Work On Capitol Hill As A Law Grad

Capitol Hill jobs for lawyers are explained in today’s career video by our guest David Sadkin, who worked for Congress as senior counsel to the US House Government Reform & Oversight Committee. David shares his insights on these legislative careers from his experience working...
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