After passing the bar and you find that becoming a trial lawyer isn’t for you, there’s no need to lose hope.
The skills you gained through reading and studying countless of reference materials and law books are not wasted. As long as you have your law degree, there are many job opportunities available beyond the confines of the courtroom and the legal firms’ super competitive walls.
According to Legal Labs, a legal job firm in Singapore, there is a ton of alternative careers that all require legal work experience. With the analytical and technical aptitude a lawyer possesses, it’s easy to qualify in any of these high-paying jobs:
While the name sounds a bit of a downgrade from an attorney-at-law, secretariats are the ones who enforces the law in an organisation. The work includes record maintenance, report and document preparations, and legal documents. Basically, this job still involves a lot of document reading and analysis, but without the requirement of presenting your case for scrutiny.
Tax Departments and Customs
A tax and customs officer collects the tax and verifies the adherence of both the creditors and borrower to the law. It’s a versatile yet comfortable job that only requires a tiny bit of specialization in tax laws and you’re good to go. Some companies also offer programs in which they train their lawyer tax or custom in accountancy and other financial management subjects before promoting them.
Legal publications are an important part of any industry. But, of course, no matter how good a writer is, if he or she isn’t a lawyer, then writing in a legal publishing is simply far-fetched. Legal publishing is a prestigious industry. More than the ability to write, it calls for a succinct attention to detail, an investigative nature, and a legal knowledge to perform.
Practicing law needn’t be limited. As a legal qualification, the opportunities available for lawyers are always a tier higher than unqualified legal practitioners.