The Diversity Committee Presents “Leveraging Your Law Degree: Alternative Career Paths Webcast”

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET


Dawn-Marie Bey, Bey & Cotropia PLLC


Sania Anwar, JD, CEO, Global Scholars Project Sean Coughlin, JD, CEO, FaithStreet, LLC Justin Guilder, JD, Managing Director, PennAve One, LLC Scott Talbott, JD, CPA, Senior VP Government Affairs, Electronic Transactions Association Susannah Wellford, JD, President and Founder, Running Start

Law degrees aren’t just for practicing lawyers anymore! A legal education can open doors to any number of careers. This panel includes lawyers who currently hold non-legal positions such as CEO, VC director, non-profit director and lobbyist. Many of the panelists have transitioned to non-legal careers after first practicing law in a more traditional legal job such as in a law firm or as an in-house lawyer. The panelists will discuss, among other topics, the extent to which their legal education and training impacted their decision to move on to an alternative career, the challenges they faced in doing so and their advice for those considering such a transition.


Private Practitioner Non-Member $120

FCBA Member – Complimentary (qs88h2w8)

Government/Academic/Retired Non-Member $35 (cp2hb0hn)

FCBA Member/ Students – Complimentary (qs88h2w8)

1. To participate via the Internet, please visit the registration website  and click on the Upcoming tab. Use registration password “Diversity314”. Please enter coupon code that applies (listed next to each category above) upon checkout to receive discounted price. Those wishing to participate On-Site, with or without CLE credit, please click here.

2. Participation for law students is complimentary. Registration is required. Contact Andrew Hunter.

3. For special “group” pricing and student groups pricing and student groups interested in FREE internet participation, contact Andrew Hunter.

4. FCBA will not seek CLE credit for this webcast.

On behalf of the FCBA committees for Diversity, and Law Clerks and Students, students may join the FCBA, the national organization for the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC. They sponsor numerous intellectual property law related programs relevant to law students and award scholarships and also hold a national conference every year and publish articles through the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and FCBA Newsletter. Notably, all of the webinars are now offered for free to members. And, students may join the FCBA for free.