Alternatives to Practicing Law - Thursday, September 27 at Noon in room 175

A JD can be a stepping stone to a multitude of careers, but preparing for such a change is essential.  Here are some things to consider before making the change:  1)Self-assessment:  Know what you want to do professionally and what you have to offer an employer.  2)Do the Research:  Research the market for the area you are interested in.  3)Market Yourself and Network:  Persuade the employer that your law degree and legal work experience qualify you for the position.  You may have to create a new resume, focusing on transferable skills and experience.  4)Be Patient:  Be realistic about the time it will take to change your career.

If you want to explore careers that include non-traditional practice, consider attending the Alternatives to Practicing Law session on Thursday, September 27 at Noon in room 175.

Alternative Careers for Lawyers will be presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, in partnership with the Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, (LMICK).  Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC; Gregory Nielsen, Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy; Kelly Wesley Taylor, Partner with Trek Advancement, LLC; Bobby Ferreri, Executive Director at GLI’s EnterpriseCorp; and Scott Hite, Academic Account Executive with LexisNexis.  Rebecca Schafer with Huddleston Bolen of the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will also be present.

This 1 1/2 hour program will be a discussion on possible alternative careers for lawyers.  Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan.

Lunch will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at:  lalvey@kybar.org