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Broaden Your Horizon: An Examination of Alternative Legal Careers


Broaden Your Horizon: An Examination of Alternative Legal Careers

Presented by JAMS and the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

The legal field offers many jobs and career opportunities encompassing a wide range of skills, experience, and interests. We all share the goal of increasing the number of diverse and underrepresented groups who enter into the law but growth and success within the profession is equally important. Integral to growth is the awareness of all the various roles available to help you thrive and maintain an interest in your career.
This webinar is designed to give you a broader view of the various legal roles to explore anywhere along the road in your career as a lawyer. Hear perspectives from an experienced neutral/retired judge, in-house lawyer, outside counsel and a state attorney about the possibility of expanding your career to a different and challenging role. We will discuss:
  • How to become a Mediator and Arbitrator
  • The role of an In-House Lawyer versus law firm counsel
  • What skills should I develop in order to pursue a political career?
  • The importance of diversifying all alternative legal positions
  • The need to broaden the bench for a deeper perspective
  • What are some of the distinct challenges that affect diverse lawyers changing roles? 
Featured Speakers
  • Kim M. Keenan, Esq., JAMS
  • Hon. Gregory M. Sleet (Ret.), JAMS
  • Masai-Maliek King, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
  • Damian Wilmot, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • Eron Hackshaw (Moderator), Boston University School of Law

Featured People

Kim M. Keenan, Esq.
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Business & Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
  • Telecommunications
Hon. Gregory M. Sleet (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Securities
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