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Consulting with a law degree

What job do you have that uses your law degree but didn't require you to take the bar and, ideally, you're able to do it as a side gig? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2014 - 21 answers

Life after BigLaw?

Everyone always tells you that going to law school and being a lawyer will open up all types of job possibilities. I tried being a big firm lawyer and am don't want to continue doing it. I'm looking to figure out life after biglaw and what that actually means. Looking for advice on how to figure out what's next, where to look for jobs that might play to a legal skill set, and how and what to highlight about biglaw experience when looking for the next job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2014 - 12 answers

Professional jobs that require night or shift work?

My parents have always worked night shifts as a nurse at a geriatric support centre, and as a mail sorter for the post office. They make enough money. They've made their schedules work for them, and also raised 4 kids while doing so. Because of their shift work, they do get a lot of time off-- maybe working double shifts sometimes, or three 12-hour shifts in a row, but then they get 3 days off. They also tend to know their schedules a month ahead of time. I do not work well in a 9-5 M-F schedule, so I'd like to know what are other similar jobs to this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2013 - 29 answers

Legal Career Advice

I am looking for some career advice regarding search techniques and information about non-traditional legal jobs that I may be overlooking. I am interested in international law, environmental law, administrative law, and trade and investment law. I have work experience in international law and have also lived and studied abroad. Prior to law school I worked in finance for four years (my undergraduate degree is in international finance), I am located in the Northeast, and I am awaiting results from the bar exam which I took this past July. [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Sep 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Changing Careers Back (or The Once and Future Techie)

I made a career change (technology to law) a few years ago, and now I'd like to change back, as I had a decent career before and have a pretty foul one now. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 answers

What kind of jobs involve a lot of writing?

I like putting words together, whether they're short stories or research and reports. What kind of job would allow me to do more of that? [more inside]
posted by Zelos on Jun 2, 2013 - 15 answers

Deciding to transition away from the legal profession-- too soon?

I'm a law student in Ontario, just about done 2 years out of 3. I absolutely hate the academic aspect of it, and I'm pretty miserable. I didn't particularly enjoy the practice experiences I've had either, at 3 different legal-aid type clinics working as a student in family law, criminal law, and landlord/tenant matters. I have invested a lot of money into pursuing this law degree. Should I be giving serious thought to finding something else to do with my life as soon as I graduate, or should I stick it out and work my hardest to try to get a paying job in the legal profession, in the hopes that I will be able to pay off my student loan debt? [more inside]
posted by spicytunaroll on Apr 9, 2013 - 14 answers

At a crossroads of many roads

Career change into law - tips? Or alternatively, suggestions for another career path. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2012 - 16 answers

How to become a civil liberties crusader

Public interest law transition-filter: I am a lawyer in a private-sector transactional practice. I would like to be a public interest lawyer doing litigation or policy in national security, civil liberties, surveillance or drug liberalization. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2012 - 12 answers

How to begin paralegal-ing?

Paralegal career questions. [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Jun 11, 2012 - 15 answers

Should I go to law school?

Should I go to law school? I'm leaning towards no, but maybe you all can see something I can't. [more inside]
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em on May 8, 2012 - 36 answers

I'm looking for career path suggestions for a family member. From debt adviser in the charity sector to ???

I'm looking for career path suggestions for a family member. From debt adviser in the charity sector to ??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 - 5 answers

JD + warmth and empathy equals?

Which areas of law practice might be attractive to a JD who wants to use her smarts plus a strong sense of empathy and a warm personality in her future work?
posted by Hellebore on Feb 27, 2012 - 20 answers

How do I get back into the law? Yes. Really.

How do I get back into the law? Yes. Really. [more inside]
posted by Hellebore on Feb 15, 2012 - 12 answers

This 'Being a Lawyer' Thing

Are you counsel at a legal aid office? Or maybe you're an assistant district attorney? Practicing lawyers in general, but especially those outside of biglaw practice, I'd like for you to tell me about your career, or your day-to-day, etc. [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Tell me about regulatory enforcement careers

I'm curious about careers in financial-sector regulation. What kind of advanced education would help me get work with the U.S. Department of Justice, the FDIC, the SEC, or a state regulator? Is it better to focus on states (which ones?) or the federal government for this kind of stuff? Do some universities graduate more people into this kind of work than others? What kind of dues paying is required before the work gets interesting? What should I consider as I weigh either pursuing legal or finance training? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Nov 3, 2011 - 14 answers

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job.

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Sep 28, 2011 - 60 answers

Paralegals: how do they work?

Should I become a paralegal? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on Aug 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Becoming a criminal defense lawyer in L.A.

I am a bankruptcy lawyer in Texas interested in moving to Los Angeles to practice criminal defense. I have significant criminal defense experience from earlier in my career. Could any of you familiar with the Los Angeles criminal courts system answer a few questions about how easy it is to "break in" as a newly arrived criminal defense attorney in L.A.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I go about this career change into science?

Used to be a science geek, left it behind long ago, really wish I hadn't. Want to change careers. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by Gaz Errant on Feb 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me be less ambitious.

Help me be figure out the proper level of ambition. I am in my second year out of law school. I have a year of big firm practice under my belt and am halfway through a one-year federal clerkship. It's about time for me to start (thinking about) looking for a post-clerkship job and I am torn between prioritizing prestige or my personal/family life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Should I quit looking in the legal field and become a stock broker?

Out of work law school grad thinking about looking into another career...looking for suggestions....how about a stock broker trainee...? [more inside]
posted by xspot on Oct 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me take control of my education! Law, cognitive science...

Help me take control of my education! Law, cognitive science... [more inside]
posted by macg02 on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

How can I tell someone they're dressed inappropriately at work?

An intern at work is dressing very inappropriately. Is there any way I can tell her nicely to tone it down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 45 answers

There should be a 4th "R"- The Real World

Why aren't life skills taught in schools? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Apr 13, 2009 - 39 answers

Does the USPTO like me? Y/N

Should I take the patent bar? [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Apr 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Pre-law school books?

What books should I buy while applying to law school? I want to decide which school and area of concentration are best for me, and learn more about the law school experience as well. [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Jan 6, 2009 - 22 answers

Am I really doomed to misery if I go to law school?

Are you a lawyer who loves your job? What do you do, and why do you love it? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Dec 9, 2008 - 36 answers

How can I rise above mediocrity?

LawFilter: How can a person with poor grades and limited experience as an attorney find a good job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2008 - 10 answers

ACLU is to the Constitution as ________ is to Economics?

ACLU is to the Constitution as ________ is to Economics? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 10, 2008 - 16 answers

What qualities do YOU look for in your legal secretary?

Future-lawyer seeking experience while still an undergraduate. Any chance of being hired? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Sep 16, 2008 - 18 answers

Can I take a J.D. abroad, or should I not bother coming back to get one?

Can I export my law degree from the USA? If not, where else should I consider going to law school? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Sep 2, 2008 - 7 answers

How to un-accept a job offer?

MeFi lawyers, professionals and other grown-ups: how can I renege on a permanent job offer with a law firm that I tentatively accepted without burning too many bridges? Or is there a better solution? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I go for it?

I'm an undergrad (rising sophomore) interested in going to law school. Is it worth it to become an NALA Certified Paralegal? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on Jul 23, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I use my law degree and still like my life?

I'm getting a law degree but I hate being adversarial. Any ideas for something fun to do with this degree? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2008 - 22 answers

Am I too old for the law?

Am I too old to go to law school? I'm 33 and . . . [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on Mar 24, 2008 - 19 answers

...because no one is going to pay me to study. Temp or part-time?

Temp work 101: Is temp work just a part-time job on my own terms? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Jan 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Advice before interviewing for small environmental law internship?

LawFilter: I am applying for an internship at a small law practice that focuses on environmental law. What should I do to prep for this beyond the normal job interview routine? Also, how reasonable are the conditions of this internship (details below)? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jan 28, 2008 - 21 answers

I want to save the world... no seriously

I am considering going back to grad school. All I know is that when I get out I want to put myself in the position where I can do the most good for protecting the environment. What specific job should I shoot for (Government, Non profit, other?) and what degree do I need (MPA, MPP, JD other)? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jan 19, 2008 - 21 answers

Two roads diverged in a wood...

Law Filter: Transactional vs Litigation. How to choose? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Dec 2, 2007 - 18 answers

...but what do you actually do?

Law/ Lawyer Filter: I've decided on Law School, but am trying to decide which area of law to focus on once I get there. [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 30, 2007 - 24 answers

Shortest law job you ever had?

What's the shortest professional job you ever held? And should I feel bad for leaving my firm after only 7-8 months? [more inside]
posted by Kimpossible on Oct 24, 2007 - 20 answers

What's worse, being at a job for too long or not long enough?

What's worse, being at a job for too long or not long enough? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Get me out of my dead-end legal job.

Help me figure out to do with myself. I'm an early-30's lawyer with school loans well into the 6-digit range. I live in NYC. I hate what I do, I know what I like and am good at, but have no idea how to get from what I'm doing now to what I need to be doing. [more inside]
posted by Gaz Errant on Oct 9, 2007 - 18 answers

Actuary or Lawyer. Why not both?

Actuary or Lawyer. Why not both? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Sep 30, 2007 - 13 answers

How do I become a business tycoon?

How do I become a business tycoon? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Sep 16, 2007 - 22 answers

Noncompete clause?

Noncompete clause? Will I not be allowed to work in my field for an entire year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Random people, decide the course of my life!

Should I quit law school? I was a software engineer for 10 years before starting law school. Now I'm one year in and doing okay (at an upper 2nd tier school), and got a summer internship at a big, prestigious firm. And I absolutely hate it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2007 - 26 answers

3L in need...

[law job filter] I'm a 3L about to begin the job search for after graduation. I don't have the big firm job (or a job I want yet) and need advice (hopefully creative/different) on what jobs to target and how to sell myself. [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Jul 16, 2007 - 18 answers

Attorney Career Coach

I am looking for a career coach geared toward the legal profession. I am a litigation attorney practicing primarily in the area of insurance defense. I also have a background as a criminal prosecutor. I am interested in an unbiased assessment of my carreer (e.g., where I am vs. where I should be), business development advice, etc.
posted by gm2007 on Jun 27, 2007 - 5 answers

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