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6 more alternative jobs for lawyers

After repeated requests for more alternative jobs for attorneys, I have decided to add 6 Alternative Jobs for Attorneys to the previous article. These are just a few thoughts that might be able to get those brain cells to work to help you discover your talents and give you some direction on where you can focus your efforts.

o Motivational speaker

This was motivated by a comment left by an anonymous reader. There may very well be something to the suggestion that lawyers should try to speak in public. Check out some of the best known motivational speakers like Les Brown and John Dmytryszyn. What skills do these guys have? They are comfortable speaking to a large audience, they can tell personal stories of their own unhappiness or discontent, they can talk about how to overcome adversity, and they can convince you to make the decisions they recommend. Therefore, they tend to be eloquent, persuasive, engaging, and perhaps quirky storytellers. I’d say that pretty much sums up a good trial attorney. Francine Ward is a lawyer who did it.

o Poker player

Interestingly, this was also inspired by a lawyer / commentator who was probably speaking ironically. Now don’t laugh and don’t end up like the lawyer / compulsive gambler Arelia Taveras. However, the point of this suggestion is to emphasize that you can make a living off something you love and it has been done as evidenced by the story of Greg Fossilman Raymer, who emerged from relative obscurity as a patent attorney to achieve notoriety as the World of 2004. Series Poker Champion. As Greg himself states on his website, he took his strengths as a lawyer and applied them to poker.

“If you are a litigator or you negotiate a lot, then you have to be able to read people well and determine when they are lying or lying and when they are not. Therefore, the lawyers who have that kind of practice, and who do it well They are probably in a position to quickly become very good poker players. “

o Race coach

Who better than someone who has been through the rigors of law school and the legal profession to guide attorneys both in and out of the law. I already mentioned Monica Parker, who helps unhappy attorneys in outlaw careers. Julie Fleming-Brown is also a trained attorney providing professional and personal advice for attorneys. You may be highly organized or you may observe aspects of practice that you think could be improved, but your company places little or no value on your ideas, you may have a knack for organizational or human resource management, or you may be an excellent motivating. Instead of keeping your head on a pile of files for hours or confronting other attorneys in the courtroom, you may be happier helping them achieve a better work-life balance in or out of the law. .

o Legal recruiter

A legal recruiter with legal experience is often seen as an asset. Here’s a person who understands how the legal profession works, how lawyers think and interact, and the needs of law firms. Some of the talents of a career coach can also be applied here and a legal recruiter with excellent coaching skills is likely to gain an excellent reputation and build a great business. Here are two examples of attorneys turned legal recruiters Felig / Lindy Legal and Abacus Legal Jobs. Note that they both reject the notion that they only offer employment services. The former emphasizes the breadth of its offerings and the latter builds on the scope of its experience around the world with its motto Driven by Lawyers for Lawyers.

o Legal Correspondent

You’ve seen them, haven’t you? Star Jones and Cynthia McFadden come to mind. You take your insider knowledge of the law and, with your excellent communication skills, explain to the public the disputes and machinations of a civil lawsuit, a criminal case, or matters related to judges, lawyers, and the esoteric legal community as a whole. Who knows, you might even step up and get your own show or a primetime TV host position.

o Private Investigator

Oh yeah. I’m sure you’ve read novels in which the protagonist is the lawyer turned private detective. Yet they always seem to be down and broke. So most lawyers are likely to see this as a step down, but some of us are more than snoopers, we have strong investigative talents, and we are quite proficient at intelligence gathering with some business insights to back it up. We are also experts at reading between the lines or seeing through the scam, so why not consider this field? It will not be limited to checking whether Mr R and his colleague spend their lunch break at the colleague’s apartment, but the range is wide and encompasses business intelligence collection, database investigations, intellectual property investigations, civil investigations and penalties and more. Michael D. Rothman and Todd A. Carozza, both qualified attorneys, established their own investigative firm.

Greg, the poker player, discusses the contribution of his scientific and legal knowledge. This is enlightening. Most attorneys already have at least two degrees. If you can leverage and take advantage of the skill sets you have acquired and developed in those areas, chances are you will find a way to find the job that is ideal for you.

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