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Young Lawyer Rising Podcast

Seeking a Career in Public Interest and How to Stand Out

Portia L Allen-Kyle, Montana Funk, and Julie E. Merow

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About This Episode

You want to help people, and you want to use the law to do it. More and more, public interest law has become a popular career path for young lawyers. But how do you become a public interest lawyer? And what steps can you take to stand out in pursuing a public service legal career?

To help answer these questions, Civil Rights Attorney, Public Policy Expert, and Author Portia Allen-Kyle joins the podcast to share tips and advice for young lawyers interested in public interest lawyering. In this episode, learn how to use your resumé and cover letter to build your brand and launch a dynamic public interest career, as well as steps you can take to stand out in the application process.

  • What is public interest law?
  • What do public interest lawyers do?
  • Why public interest lawyers are among the happiest in the legal profession.
  • What makes someone stand out in a resumé and cover letter?
  • Steps young lawyers can take to get involved in public interest.


Special thanks to our sponsors Clio and Embroker.

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