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Most interesting law or law-related job

So, I don't think this question has been asked on here befor wolfman09/20/17
I'd add big city PD's office to the list. dharamsala09/20/17
I've always thought high profile crim law defense would be m bucwild09/20/17
Seems like it depends on what you like to do. tacocheese09/20/17
Mystery writer like Marcia Clark You handle some large case trijocker09/20/17
Bounty Hunter or vigilante. isthisit09/20/17
They have lawyers that work for the CIA, etc. That has the p 3lol09/20/17
I'll check on Indeed tonight. Thank you for the suggestion isthisit09/20/17
Your background best be squeaky clean. As in polygraph-inter 3lol09/20/17
I need Admin to purge my poasts. isthisit09/21/17
My friend works for State and goes to a new country almost e spaghetti09/21/17
i remember i was a janitor when worked in the legal office.. schweik22210/06/17
Good God. All that place is a dancing bear and an advertisem wolfman10/06/17
wolfman (Sep 20, 2017 - 4:49 pm)

So, I don't think this question has been asked on here before, but maybe it has... in any case, everyone talks about money, prestige, stability (LOL), career prospects (LOLOL) and other reasons why law is or isn't a crappy "profession'... all well and good.

However, assuming you didn't care about any of that stuff... or, more realistically, you did care once, but have now resigned yourself to the idea that it had little relevance to your actual life: you'll never make any serious money, you aren't married with kids and not looking to be, and with negative net worth and unpaid loans you'd likely never have anything resembling conventional financial security (barring a huge stroke of luck), and even "retirement" isn't worth worrying about - who says you'll live long enough for that to be a big issue?

So, having made all those big assumptions (which most people aren't interested in doing, fine, but indulge me) what would you say is the most interesting law-related job one could get w/out super-elite LS credentials?

It doesn't have to be as a lawyer, but assume you've aged out of most big city/fed LEO jobs, so straight-up becoming a cop isn't an option. Also assume when I say "interesting," I mean interesting as in actually exiting and worthwhile at least some of the time to a normal/intelligent person who probably shouldn't have gone to LS, not "interesting" to a law school nerd (I mean, corporate tax is interesting to some people - and God bless them for it, but...)

My sense is, the (somewhat) obvious answer is a big-city DA's office or a state criminal AAG, likely in a high-crime area. Am I wrong? Am I missing something? Thoughts?

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dharamsala (Sep 20, 2017 - 6:32 pm)

I'd add big city PD's office to the list.

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bucwild (Sep 20, 2017 - 6:44 pm)

I've always thought high profile crim law defense would be most fun work a lawyer could do. I've also heard representing creditors in bankruptcy is pretty fun because you get to see all kinds of applicable law. If I had to change practice areas, that's what I'd try to get to.

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tacocheese (Sep 20, 2017 - 6:52 pm)

Seems like it depends on what you like to do.

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trijocker (Sep 20, 2017 - 7:25 pm)

Mystery writer like Marcia Clark
You handle some large case, make your name and then retire making millions writing thrillers

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isthisit (Sep 20, 2017 - 10:00 pm)

Bounty Hunter or vigilante.

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3lol (Sep 20, 2017 - 11:36 pm)

They have lawyers that work for the CIA, etc. That has the potential to be pretty cool.

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isthisit (Sep 20, 2017 - 11:43 pm)

I'll check on Indeed tonight. Thank you for the suggestion 🤔.

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3lol (Sep 20, 2017 - 11:47 pm)

Your background best be squeaky clean. As in polygraph-interview your friends and neighbors-clean for a job like that.

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isthisit (Sep 21, 2017 - 11:23 am)

I need Admin to purge my poasts.

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spaghetti (Sep 21, 2017 - 1:57 am)

My friend works for State and goes to a new country almost every other month. While abroad, he'll often have work days of just a few hours, so he gets to do whatever he wants for the rest of the day. He often has weeks-long assignments and he'll get the weekends off.

In the past few years since he's had the job, I think he's gone to almost 60 countries. The work he does is fascinating too, and his job is 9-5 while home.

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schweik222 (Oct 6, 2017 - 8:58 am)

i remember i was a janitor when worked in the legal office.. it's quite fun.. there was a russian lawyer which often scolded me in her language.. i even remember their site :| here it is.. https://www.sharovalaw.com/

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wolfman (Oct 6, 2017 - 10:00 am)

Good God. All that place is a dancing bear and an advertisement for patent medicines.

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