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Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have by Liz Brown

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THE ADVOCATES

Many people who go to law school hoping to make a difference in the world are sorely disappointed by the realities of law practice. The high cost of law school may make it impossible for lawyers with student loans to work for a legal services organization, at least right away, unless their schools offer a low income protection plan. Advocating for the corporate clients who can afford large law firms can be less than satisfying. Firms are increasingly reluctant to count pro bono work toward billable minimums, leaving fewer associates with the time and opportunity for public service.

While there is still a tremendous need for legal services, moving into public interest law later in your career can be difficult. Budget cuts at ...

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