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Alternative Legal Careers

Alternative Careers: One Degree, Plenty of Latitude

Presented by Cheryl Heisler and Marc Luber

Note: This is not for CLE. Part of the free Career Development Series, a monthly webinar series featuring practical tips from legal career experts. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.


Have you questioned whether your current position is the right fit for you? Curious what else is out there, not in the practice of law? Tune in to learn:

  • The four steps in an alternative career search
  • Do’s and don’ts in looking for a new role
  • Overcoming stereotypes about lawyers/avoiding assumptions
  • Articulating and advocating your transferable skills
Stick out from the crowd with a career that fits you.

Stick out from the crowd with a career that fits you.


Cheryl Heisler practiced as a transactional associate in Chicago before transitioning to an alternative role as a brand manager in a major corporation. She received so much publicity in the legal press, she started Lawternatives to counsel lawyers in changing jobs or careers. Cheryl is a graduate of Northwestern Law School.

Marc Luber graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago and moved to LA to pursue a career in the music industry. He met with success before deciding to become a legal search professional. Putting his media expertise to work, Marc created JD Careers Out There, where he interviews lawyers about their careers, traditional and alternative. The ABA hailed JDCOT as one of the top 100 law blogs of 2013.


Kathy MorrisFounderUnder Advisement, Ltd, Chicago, IL and New York, NY

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