Do you keep the train on the rails?
The legal sector is far from monolithic. A wide array of skills, talents, and non-attorney roles keep our legal system (and the economy and society that depends upon it) running:
- Non-attorney FBI, DEA, ATF, Secret Service, and other federal agents
- State police, military police, and other law enforcement
- Executive and legal assistants
- Legal secretaries
- Legal and executive recruiters (both retained and contingency)
- Human resources professionals
- Law firm IT professionals
- Non-attorney data privacy and data security experts
- FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) responders
- Law firm marketing professionals
- Law firm directors and managers
- Legal industry vendors and sales representatives
- Social workers
- Judicial staff
- Court administrators and other personnel
- Private and corporate investigators
- Collections agents
- Process servers
- Bond agents
- Insurance claims representatives and processors
- Non-attorney contract managers
- Non-attorney compliance experts
Like lawyers, you may study, develop, and apply law. However, the best career advice for lawyers isn’t the same as the best career advice for an FBI agent or a law firm marketer or a legal assistant. The best résumé for an attorney isn’t the same as the best résumé for a police officer or a court reporter or a paralegal.
Whether you’re law firm management and marketing, law enforcement, court staff, or litigation support, your work is fundamentally different. And so your career options and challenges, as well as your career coaching and résumé writing needs, as also different...
- A retiring FBI agent is exploring investigative, corporate security, and other options in the private sector. How does she translate her extensive experience and expertise in the federal government for the demands the multinational corporate world?
- An IT project manager is pursuing law firm options. How does he bridge the gap between his technical experience in corporations and the particulars of the law firm environment?
- A newly certified paralegal is pursuing his first paralegal position. How does he decide which law firms will most give him the most hands-on experience and the most compensation? How does he position himself to find and go after those opportunities?
*Samples are composites designed to protect the identities of individuals.
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Here on Bryce Legal, you’ll find a lot of practical information about what’s happening in the legal sector—including trends in hiring, law firm management, legal technology, alternative service providers, and the delivery of legal services—that impact the career options of not only attorneys, but also other legal professionals.
Although Shauna C. Bryce only directly works with lawyers who want to practice law, she has developed a network of professional résumé writers and career coaches to help the millions of other legal professionals like you. Just let us know what you need so that we can help match you with career coach or résumé writer.