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JD Careers Out There: Careers for Lawyers & Leaving Law For Alte

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JD Careers Out There (JDCOT.com) is all about helping lawyers, law students and those considering law school to find fulfilling careers in & out of law. Our web show/podcast explores the many careers for lawyers through day-in-the-life interviews with accomplished law grads. Host Marc Luber, a non-practicing lawyer with years of legal recruiting experience, talks to many types of lawyers (like a criminal defense lawyer, intellectual property lawyer, etc.) as well as those working in alternative careers for lawyers (like a sports agent, a non-profit president and more) to learn about each path and how to break in. Whether you want to practice law or you're leaving law and wondering what to do with your life, subscribe to this podcast and visit JDCOT for access to full-length video interviews plus more. JDCOT is the site our guests wish they had when they were in law school and young professionals. Enjoy!






JDCOT 52: Law Degree Careers - Corporate Real Estate Advisor

Commercial real estate careers make a great fit for lawyers who don't want to be lawyers. Today's guest has thrived since becoming a corporate real estate advisor right out of law school. Come hear all about it - unless you?re risk averse!

JDCOT 51: Law Degree Careers - Writing For TV

Many lawyers dream of writing for TV and film, including today's guest, who began pursuing writing for TV while in law school. She shares her journey with us, which has taken her to becoming a writer and producer for NCIS: Los Angeles.

Duration: 00:02:08

JDCOT 50: Law Careers - Working in Appellate Law

Appellate law is the best law career for Supreme Court junkies. If you like thinking creatively and combining your research and writing skills, you'll want to hear from today's guest, a partner in a Los Angeles appellate boutique.

Duration: 00:02:14

JDCOT 46: Law Degree Careers - Compliance Officer

Compliance work is a popular alternative career for lawyers due to the mix of work and the skills required. Come learn all about it from our guest who today is an ethics & compliance officer after leaving law in 2000 to work in compliance.

Duration: 00:02:29

JDCOT 42: Law Degree Careers - Being A Legal Journalist

Becoming a journalist after leaving law is not uncommon. In this interview, Jill Schachner Chanen, an assistant managing editor of the ABA Journal, tells us about these alternative careers for lawye

Duration: 00:02:12

JDCOT 41: Law Degree Careers - Strategic Communications Director

The role of strategic communications director is a good alternative career for lawyers due to the mix of skills required. In this interview, someone who left law for this path tells us what

Duration: 00:02:25

JDCOT 40: Law Careers - Being a Freelance Attorney

Becoming a freelance attorney is a growing trend in the legal field. Check out this interview with a freelance attorney provider who explains that this role is a contract or temporary attorney who does l

Duration: 00:01:44

JDCOT 39: Law Degree Careers - eDiscovery Consultant

Leaving law for law-related jobs in the litigation support field is a popular thing to do with a law degree. An eDiscovery consultant tells us about his law-related role in the world of litigation.

Duration: 00:02:11

JDCOT 38: Law Careers - Corporate Bankruptcy Lawyers

Interested in bankruptcy law? Check out this interview with a corporate bankruptcy lawyer who talks about the role of climbing in to someone?s business that?s in distress to help them out.

Duration: 00:02:46

JDCOT 37: Law Careers - Workers' Rights Lawyers

Interested in employment law but don't want to represent companies? In this interview, an employment lawyer who represents employees tells us about her work - from negotiating employment, severance, non-compete agreements & more.

Duration: 00:01:59

JDCOT: 36: Law Degree Careers - Union Collective Bargaining Director

Leaving law for a law-related job is a popular way to use a law degree. A collective bargaining director for a union tells us what her law-related job is like in this interview.

Duration: 00:02:27

JDCOT 35: Law Degree Careers - Being A Civic Leader

Jobs in city government are explained by a lawyer who rose to the top of these alternative careers for lawyers by using the skills of a lawyer. Listen to this interview to learn about being a civic leader.

Duration: 00:01:18

JDCOT 34: Law Careers - Employment Lawyers

Employment law careers representing companies provide interesting work with a human touch, says an employment lawyer in this interview.

Duration: 00:01:14

JDCOT 33: Law Careers - Construction Lawyers

Construction law is one of the law careers that combines both litigation and transactional law. Listen to this interview to find out what it's like to be a construction lawyer.

Duration: 00:02:08

JDCOT 32: Law Degree Jobs - Refugee Status Determination As A UN Volunteer

Interested in immigration law? A UN Volunteer talks about doing refugee status determination work in South Africa for the UNHCR.

Duration: 00:02:50

JDCOT 31: Law Careers - Public Defenders

Don't overlook public defender jobs. In this interview, the star of HBO documentary Gideon's Army shares his passion for his public defender career and tells us all about these types of lawyers.

Duration: 00:02:47

JDCOT 30: Law Degree Jobs - Legal Knowledge Management

Leaving law doesn't mean leaving a law firm. Find out about new alternative careers for lawyers in this JDCOT interview on legal knowledge management.

Duration: 00:02:01

JDCOT 28: Law Careers - Real Estate Lawyers

Being a real estate lawyer is rewarding work, and demand is rising for these types of lawyers. Find out if real estate law careers make a good fit for you in this JDCOT interview with a law firm partner.

Duration: 00:02:08

JDCOT 27: Law Degree Jobs - Community Development Careers

Community development work makes for great jobs to do with a law degree, as these jobs use legal skills to the point where banking execs like to hire JDs.

Duration: 00:02:17

JDCOT 26: Law Careers - Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney Joey Jackson is a regular on CNN, but he says that what a defense attorney does rarely matches TV. Find out if it's the law career for you.

Duration: 00:02:19

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