Options for life after criminal defense

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Options for life after criminal defense

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:40 pm

Im in criminal defense. I feel like I learn a lot everyday. Some say I am an excellent trial attorney (according to my peers, judges, and juries) and I love the work. I was just wondering what do life look like beyond the criminal defense world. Has anyone made the jump into, civil rights law, PI, government, mid-sized firms, solo etc.?

Any advice is helpful. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Options for life after criminal defense

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:09 pm

Former Miami ASA here, 90% + of all the PDs I know went to insurance defense. I know 1 former prosecutor who did about 2 years of defense work then jumped to personal injury, and another who jumped to admiralty.

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Re: Options for life after criminal defense

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:53 pm

@former Miami asa... what did you do after asa gig?

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Re: Options for life after criminal defense

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:@former Miami asa... what did you do after asa gig?


Can you post under your regular user name? I'm extremely outable.

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Re: Options for life after criminal defense

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:42 pm

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Re: Options for life after criminal defense

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:@former Miami asa... what did you do after asa gig?


Can you post under your regular user name? I'm extremely outable.


Would you pm me too? I'm interested in what options there are after ASA/PD, thanks. User: tclcsw1

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Re: Options for life after criminal defense

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:@former Miami asa... what did you do after asa gig?


Can you post under your regular user name? I'm extremely outable.


Me three lol?? User name: Anonymous Defender

Thank you!

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Re: Options for life after criminal defense

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:27 pm

Huh.
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Re: Options for life after criminal defense

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:19 am

It's not super common from the PD side (more so for DA's), but you can try to make the jump to local/municipal government. Where I am, we've had people from crim law backgrounds come in and do everything from contracting to civil rights. I'd be happy to answer any questions about it here or in the other thread I made (viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272463).

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Re: Options for life after criminal defense

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:38 am

I went from public defense to a court agency that deals with similar subject matter. I would target agencies and non profits that represent vulnerable populations (mentally ill, prisoners, child rights, lgbtq). Many of these niche practices have good hours and interesting subject matter, while some others even pay decent. There are certainly circles in the PI community that value the crim defense background.



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