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Is Pro Bono Work Good For Your Career?

When you work at a law firm, you often have the opportunity to do pro bono work, helping clients who need legal advice or representation for free. For Liz Brown, a former litigation partner, pro bono work was the most personally fulfilling part of law firm life. Liz recommends you think about how pro bono work fits into your career, including your prospects for making partner.

Check out Liz’s video to find out about the advantages and disadvantages of pro bono work for your career.

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Today’s Guest

Life After Law Author Liz BrownProfessor and Writer Liz Brown
Title: Business Law Professor, Bentley University
City: Boston, MA
Law School: Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA
College: Harvard College in Cambridge, MA
Other Career: Liz is author of Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have (buying via this link supports JDCOT). She was a litigation partner at an international law firm and the executive director of an angel investor network.
 

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Life After Law coverLife After Law: Finding Work You Love With the J.D. You Have
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