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Does anyone intentionally work an unrelated job in addition to a less than full time law practice?

Just wondering if anyone here practices law part time while shitlawsf01/31/18
I've had a (usually) part-time solo practice for ten years. dieter01/31/18
My day job is in defense contracting but I practice part-tim flyer1401/31/18
Just go to the mensroom by a doc review. You will see vary s nighthawk01/31/18
Not completely unrelated I suppose, but I grade bar essays f doctorseuss02/01/18
shitlawsf (Jan 31, 2018 - 11:27 am)

Just wondering if anyone here practices law part time while doing some other job? I'm thinking something along the lines of taking court appointments and bartending, maybe doing some part time transactional work while selling real estate, or other possibilities I can't even fathom right now.

I'm interested in hearing about people's different work arrangements that involve part time legal work and another job - at least in the beginning - even if it has morphed into less law practice, more whatever the other gig is.

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dieter (Jan 31, 2018 - 2:18 pm)

I've had a (usually) part-time solo practice for ten years. Usually I have a full-time day job too, like doc review, compliance, contract management, media analysis, or translation (all involving foreign language). I tried selling insurance for a while too. Last year, I bartended for three months, after a hiatus of seven years. (I'd bartended for ten years previously, up to and through law school.) Bartending isn't compatible with practicing law, with the hours and lifestyle that go along with it.

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flyer14 (Jan 31, 2018 - 2:41 pm)

My day job is in defense contracting but I practice part-time (which turned out to be all of three clients in 2017 for estate plans). It was enough to offset my bar dues and CLE's but not much else.

Teaching a night class as an adjunct takes up most of my free time currently.

I'm going to be adding slumlord to that list of side hustles later in 2018, which will probably consume most of my energy after that point. I keep my attorney's license active as I'll need it to represent my own LLC in eviction and other proceedings.

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As to my day job: defense contracting > garbagelaw all day, every day. The pay is better and so are the hours. I'm the exact pay grade as most of the attorney-advisors in my agency with far less stress and I go home by 4:00 PM every day.

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nighthawk (Jan 31, 2018 - 2:51 pm)

Just go to the mensroom by a doc review. You will see vary solo practioners talking loudly on the phone. They think that the mensroom is their wework office. These guy do doc review during the day and occasionaly go to their "site office" to speak to their clients/opposing counsel.

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doctorseuss (Feb 1, 2018 - 3:37 pm)

Not completely unrelated I suppose, but I grade bar essays for one of the review companies. Decent pay for boring repetitive work once you get the hang of it, and it's only really a couple of months a year.

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