5 Unique Career Paths for Fresh Law School Grads

August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

After graduating from any law school, you probably think that practicing law is the only option left for you. However, some of these days’ law school grads, are already securing the incredibly diverse careers outside the field of law.

Usually, graduates would probably apply for a temporary legal secretary in New York, paralegals, document reviews or other legal-related jobs after they finished law school.

Aside from all the possible legal jobs one can take, unique paths are already been received by these graduates reinforcing the versatility of a law degree.

Should you attend law schools and later on decide to do more than merely practicing law, you might enjoy numerous opportunities in a wide variety of industries.

Here are some nontraditional fields you may leverage onto your law degree.

  1. Journalism: There are countless well-known broadcast journalists, reporters and TV personalities who studied law for a precursor to a career in journalism. Some of these people are Jeff Greenfield, a former CBS News, and a senior correspondent who went to Yale Law School. Cynthia McFadden a co-anchor of ABC News’s Primetime and Nightingale, she graduated from Columbia Law School.

What has allowed these people to jump from law to media? Attending law school lets you learn to communicate clearly, synthesize ideas and to get quickly to the heart of every issue. These are the skills critical in journalism.

  1. Real estate: You could transition from law into real estate investing. It is because, in law school, you will be able to learn a great deal in negotiating and structuring financial transactions. This will maximize returns, minimize the risks and be tax efficient as much as possible.
  2. Nonprofit management: Abraham Foxman, a national director of Anti-Defamation League, is a graduate of New York University School of Law.

It is very common to think of lawyers as impact litigation at the leading nonprofit organizations, just like NAACP. Still it is important to remember that some attorneys are also holding senior executive positions on nonprofits as well. The management training and leadership, as well as problem-solving skills, are enhanced in law school. These prepare them well for this kind of positions.

  1. Entrepreneurship: The entrepreneurs, like lawyers, must think creatively and critically. These will help them be able to solve different challenging problems with all their limited resources’ and would thereby create value.
  2. The Arts: Some nest selling authors such as John Grisham (The Firm) is a law school graduate from University of Mississippi School of Law. He’s legal background played a very significant role in his literary success.

As you start to embark on your law school journey, what are the possible paths you would take after law school? Will you still pursue legal jobs or would decide to try nonlegal work?

These unique career paths are another opportunity a law school graduate can take. It gives you a large variety of options.

As you pick a career, just make sure you are prepared for it. Be productive, choose unique paths!

Know Your Right to Safety at Work

June 19, 2015 // 32 Comments

Workers’ rights movements besieged United States like a tidal wave in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, stirring autonomist insurgences in different parts of the globe sometime in the mid-twentieth period.

Workers disputed with the unfair distribution of the world’s resources and exploitative bigotry that grants the people who labored for the goods little share of them. Most properties and businesses were and are owned by a small circle of elite, whose economic power gives them vast political dominion. The workers’ movements were largely enthused by socialist notions prevalent in the nineteenth century.

Economic hardship and lack of political voice drove laborers to rise up in industry agitation entrenched with radical anarchy, socialism, or communism principles.

Although those dire times are nothing but traces of the past, labor disputes continue to scourge the world as several workers from varying industries fight to gain what they ought to have in in return for their hard work.

WORKING UNDER SAFE CONDITIONS

If you are part of a workforce whether in a small or a large company, it is very important that you know as to what kind of work you are doing, and what possible dangers it may cause. It is also essential that you are aware of how the company you work for deal with their employees’ concerns and the compensation that would most likely be tied with them.

 

Industries employing people in dangerous occupations are not only expected but are actually obliged to abide by strict safety laws. They are also inspected by a selected government supervisory panel to be inspected on a regular basis. Because these industries are accountable for any harm to their workers, it is to the benefit of the employers to make the conditions of work as safe and secure as possible.

Various industrial accidents are caused by the equipment used in manufacturing businesses. Hazardous machineries are now designed with safety gears and automatic switch-offs which function instantly if something goes awry.  Laws require industries to use these security measures while government officials make regular inspections and reports. Mining firms, for example, must adhere to certain protocols.

Safety equipment is provided for workers, including shatter proof goggles to protect the eyes from flying pieces of steel and colored glasses to protect against intense light. Heat proof garments are necessary where there is exposure to molten metal. Non-slip floor coverings, shoes, and gloves prevent injury in many processes. The employee should be trained for the job and be made aware of possible risks so they can be told what to do in the event of an accident.

DEALING WITH WORK-RELATED ACCIDENTS

In view of the fact that work accidents are unanticipated, most, if not all, companies find a means to make sure that whatever incidences may occur, business operations would not be affected. Workers compensation insurance is one approach that employers acquire to reduce the impact they may get from any employee fiasco.

In the event of an unforeseen disaster, companies invest in different types of insurances so as to mitigate any probable loss. Business insurance, depending on its coverage policy, includes workers’ compensation indemnities that deal with appropriating the right recompense for the employees who got involved in any work-related accidents.

Most companies in areas along the eastern seaboard– such as New York and New Jersey among others– where occupational risks are rampant, understand the threats that come with their business endeavors.

Evidence and common sense suggest that precautionary measures must be taken in mutual pursuit of harmony and solidarity within the place of work. It is not easy to find a job and sustain it, but what is more grim is finding yourself in a situation where something unprecedented happens and you lose your ability to do your job. Make sure that you know the perils your job may give rise to and discuss it with your employer so as to avoid any complications if such time comes.