It’s no wonder, given the hits the legal profession has taken, that lawyers (and law students) are considering alternative careers. But what can you do with a law degree if you don’t want to be a lawyer? And, more importantly, how do you put that J.D. to use to land a non-legal job?

Those were the questions addressed by a panel of former lawyers at a Tuesday event, Non-Traditional Careers for Attorneys, organized by the New York City Bar Aassociation. About 150 law students, junior associates and recently unemployed lawyers attended to hear the advice dispensed by a Cravath associate-turned school founder and a litigator-turned legal recruiter, among others.

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