MBA program explores '300 Ways to Use Your Law Degree'

Issue May 2003

Are you unhappy with your legal career, current job or job prospect? Tired of working 60- to 70-hour weeks and worn out from the constant stress and confrontation? Unable to focus on what other career options might suit you better?

If so, give yourself the opportunity to solve some of these dilemmas by attending the upcoming MBA program "300 Ways to Use Your Law Degree: Career Options In and Out of Law."

The seminar, which takes place Friday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Boston, will feature a dynamic group of professionals who have used their law degrees for an interesting array of careers.

Featured speaker Hindi Greenberg, author of the acclaimed best-seller "The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook," will discuss attorney career satisfaction and the many options available to those with a law degree (see page 11).

In addition, conference attendees will hear from high-profile people who have turned their legal educations to other uses, including education, business, public relations, journalism and human resources. These seasoned professionals will highlight their personal journeys and the progression of their careers, and will participate in round-table discussions with conference attendees to explore career options.

The seminar will include workshops on resume writing, interviewing, job-search tips and stress management as well as a networking lunch to allow participants to share personal experiences and make new contacts in various fields.

Panelists for "300 Ways" include Anthony Benedetti,
general counsel for Committee for Public Counsel Services; Beverly Coles-Roby, dean of Student Affairs at Suffolk University Law School; Jeffrey Fortang, staff psychologist at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; Jerry Howland, principal at Another Course to College; Steven A. Kurkjian, investigative reporter for The Boston Globe; Jedediah Mannis, executive director of Shelter Island Fund; Keith Hicks, IT director at Omniglow; Judy S. Loitherstein, Employment Law Training and Consulting; Raquel Ortiz, law librarian at Boston University Law School; Abigail Shaine, executive director of the Massachusetts Bar Association; Risa Sorkin, contract attorney; and Lisa Terrizzi, human resources analyst at Harvard University.

The seminar also will cover how to create career satisfaction within your current position and explore various career options in law, related to law and outside of law.