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Groundbreaking National Diversity Pre-Law Conference Returns to Washington, DC

The legal profession is considered the least diverse among the top-paying professions such as medicine, dentistry, accounting and management. The Second Annual National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair is another important effort created to help change this through reaching out directly to diverse aspiring lawyers from all over the country.  The event’s goal is to help future diverse lawyers achieve success in the challenging path ahead by providing early critical insider information through speeches, panels and workshops, game-changing resources, and priceless networking opportunities. The Nation’s Capital will serve as the host city to this groundbreaking conference.  It will be…

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Things No One Told Me…The Real World SUCKS!

There was much chatter last week when Forbes.com posted a story on the Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs in America. After a long winding diatribe about the happiest jobs in America (it’s a real estate agent, if you’re curious), we get the unhappiest jobs in the country. Surprisingly, (well, not surprisingly to those of us who understand how the legal industry works) associate attorney won that nefarious honor. On my Facebook and Twitter feed, friends and followers shared the article and others with their own pithy comments. They agreed that their job sucked; even though that’s the reason many went through…

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Alternative Careers for Lawyers: Featuring Jessica Silverstein

What drew you to law school?I always knew I was going to attend law school. In high school I traveled to Poland and Israel. When I returned home I saw an article in my local paper about a lawyer who practiced Holocaust restitution. That was the first time I realized that people could create a career for themselves that made them happy and enabled them to combine professional goals and personal dreams. I had decided to practice Holocaust restitution and simply did what I needed to do to fulfill that goal.What possible avenues did you consider before choosing law school?None.Often…

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