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Drawing from her experience as an ex-law firm partner turned professor, Liz Brown will identify the challenges and struggles lawyers face when considering alternate career options. She will lead an interactive discussion to show lawyers how to reinvent themselves and use their well-honed skills to find happiness and fulfillment in their post-law careers.
About Life After Law:
Written by Harvard-trained, ex-law firm partner Liz Brown, Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have (Bibliomotion, September 24, 2013) provides specific, realistic, and honest advice on alternative careers for lawyers. Unlike generic career guides, Life After Law shows lawyers how to reframe their legal experience to their competitive advantage, no matter how long they have been in or out of practice, to find work they truly love. Brown herself moved from a high-powered partnership into an alternative career and draws from this experience, as well as that of dozens of former practicing attorneys, in the book. She acknowledges that changing careers is hard–much harder than it was for most lawyers to get their first legal job after law school–but it can ultimately be more fulfilling for many than a life in law. Life After Law offers an alternative framework and valuable analytic tools for potential careers to help launch lawyers into new fields and make them attractive hires for non-legal employers.
About Liz Brown:
Liz Brown is an Assistant Professor of Business Law at Bentley University and a frequent speaker and writer on alternative careers for lawyers. She is also the former Executive Director in Boston of Golden Seeds, one of the largest angel investor networks in the United States. Before joining Golden Seeds, Liz was a partner in a leading international law firm, specializing in intellectual property. She has practiced law in London, San Francisco, and Boston, advising senior executives at Fortune 500 companies on legal strategies and managing multi-million dollar cases from inception to successful resolution. As President of the Harvard Law School Association of Northern California, she developed an innovative series of programs and created a women’s network for Bay Area alumnae. Her writing has appeared in several books, including Shaping the Future of Business Education and Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts. Liz graduated with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School and lives in the Boston area with her family.