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What Lawyers Do and How to Navigate Your Way to An Interesting and Rewarding Career

Have you ever thought about going to law school? About what it means to be a lawyer? A legal career is well within the reach of anyone willing to put in the time and effort to succeed.  To help you navigate your way to this interesting and rewarding career, young lawyers from diverse practices and backgrounds will answer your questions and share insights and tips on:

  • What lawyers do
  • Important roles that lawyers play in society
  • Preparing for law school
  • The law school experience
  • Career paths for law school graduates


  • Andrew R. Hairston, Staff Attorney, Advancement Project, Washington, DC


  • LT Edgar Gonzalez, Legal Counsel, U.S. Coast Guard JAG, Washington, DC
  • Shayda Le, Partner, Barran Liebman LLP, Portland, OR
  • Tamara Nash, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Karl Riley, Law Clerk, The Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Las Vegas, NV

This webinar is sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division's Diversity Team.