The Step-By-Step Program Helping You Transition From Law To Fulfilling Alternative Careers

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Finally…a program that shows you exactly how to find fulfilling career alternatives for JDs and cracks the code for communicating with employers so your JD works for you.

Despite how you might feel right now, your background as a JD is transferable and in demand. That’s why you’ll find happy JDs working in such a wide variety of careers — with no regrets for leaving the traditional practice of law.

You too can be doing work you find fulfilling. The key is to first determine what fits you and your qualifications. Then it’s all about cutting through the clutter to get through to employers, and getting them to take you and your background seriously.

Helping you with all of the above is why I created the JD Refugee® class: a practical, step-by-step video guide to the transition that will spare you the time and frustration of going it alone. Below, I’ll share how it can benefit you.

Hi, I’m Marc Luber.
Here’s why I created the
JD Refugee® class for you.

I went to law school with the goal of practicing entertainment law. I’m a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a member of the Illinois Bar. A summer associate job in the legal department of a record company in New York City led me to conclude that practicing law wasn’t for me. After lots of soul searching, I took my JD, skills, talents and interests in a different direction. First, I spent several years working in the music industry (doing music licensing and more). Then I became a legal recruiter in Los Angeles.

I’ve been helping lawyers with their careers since 2003. As a legal recruiter, I talked to countless lawyers who were unhappy and wished they were doing something else. I knew their pain of realizing that law wasn’t the right fit. The feeling of not wanting to walk away from something you worked so hard to earn. Not wanting to “take a step down.” The frustration of employers being scared away by the JD. I wanted to help this smart community break through these emotions, discover what fit them and help them get it.

So I started JD Careers Out There (JDCOT), where I’ve coached lawyers of all stripes over career hurdles and produced the first-of-its-kind, award-winning video series featuring interviews with JDs working in a wide variety of careers. My life and theirs are proof that you’re not alone in wanting to use your JD in alternative ways – it’s possible whether you start right after school or after years of practice.

I’ve helped lawyers from the top schools and firms as well as lawyers from unranked schools with their own firms. In creating this class, I’ve combined the wisdom of my interview guests with my own life experience of going through career changes and breaking into alternative careers using a JD. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t – and I’ve boiled it all down for you to this blueprint for success. Like your favorite study guides, the JD Refugee® class is designed to save you time and frustration.

 

Life is too short to be stuck in a career that doesn’t fit.

 

The longer you stay put, the more you suffer needlessly – and the tighter your golden handcuffs will get.

 

I’m here to help you. So let’s get started!

This class changed the way I talk about my professional experience, legal background, and career goals. That more focused, composed communications ability impressed both friends & employers. Following this class, I was more confident in myself and in what I wanted. This clarity was invaluable!

It led me to find the right job and be able to communicate why it was right.

- Scott B.

Transitioned D.C. Attorney

I wholeheartedly recommend the JD Refugee course. The course helped me to diagnose my strengths, look at job paths that would use those strengths, and reframe my law school training.

Marc is one of the most enthusiastic teachers I’ve seen, with a clear passion for helping us discover that our law training can be an asset rather than a liability.

- Brad H.

Transitioning Maryland Attorney

This course is right for you if you are:

Unhappy practicing law and dream of doing work you’d find more fulfilling

Feeling you’re wasting your life doing pointless & meaningless work

Thinking the practice of law requires too many hours and is creating too much stress, anxiety and/or depression

Unable to think of any senior people working in law whose career you’d like to have one day

Stuck, don’t know where or how to begin your next steps, and are willing to take action to get unstuck

Feeling lost and have no idea what would interest you or what you’re good at

Allowing fear of making less money block you from exploring alternatives

Letting fear of walking away from prestige stand in your way

Permitting fear of letting other people down by pursuing your own happiness to freeze you in place

Feeling like a failure because you worked hard to get to where you are but can’t make it fit

Discouraged by employers not knowing what to make of your JD

Frustrated by your resume submissions ending up in a black hole

Wanting to save time and frustration from what can be a challenging process

Hoping the next path you choose actually fits you so that history doesn’t repeat itself

Willing to invest in yourself, challenge yourself, be honest with yourself, take action and actually implement

What You Get

You’ll get help finding a fulfilling career path that fits you and help breaking into it via:

Videos

Helpful, informative videos guiding you through each step of an effective career exploration and change process

Exercises

Exercises and action items to help you determine your story and what fits you, and communicate that to others

Tools

Tools designed to help you stay organized & maximize your success – including scripts for emails & phone calls

Feedback

Regular opportunities to provide your honest feedback about the course along the way

Online Group

24/7 access to our private online community with daily weekday check-ins from Marc

Office Hours

Biweekly group phone calls hosted by Marc available for Q&A, guidance & accountability

What You Will Learn

MODULE 1:

The Self-Analysis Module

  • Figuring out what fits you
  • Determining what you have to offer
  • Connecting those to careers
  • Communicating your story

Your Skills

  • Analyzing your skills thanks to law school and law practice
  • How your skill set and legal background translate to non-legal jobs
  • Starting to look in the mirror to determine what you’re looking for and what you bring to the table

Your Strengths

  • Determining your natural talents
  • Learning the power of strengths
  • Analyzing your strengths

Self-Awareness

  • How boosting self-awareness helps you determine, chase & break into the right career
  • We explore your goals, interests & values (including financial & lifestyle)
  • We tackle roadblocks that might be standing in the way of you making a change
  • Exercises to improve your self-awareness

Connecting to Careers

  • Matching your personal profile from the class exercises to career paths that interest you
  • Explore a variety of alternative career paths
  • Tips for career path research

Emotional Intelligence

  • Exploring the importance of emotional intelligence to your career growth & today’s hiring process
  • How to develop your emotional intelligence and use it to your advantage through the career transition process
  • How to mitigate your fear of failure and boost your confidence without being seen as a bragging opportunist

Communicating

  • Exercises to help you communicate about yourself with people who can help you network and get hired
  • How to articulate who you are, what you bring to the table & why you want to leave law
  • How to overcome the “no experience” nightmare
  • How to sidestep the stigma of being “just a lawyer” or even an “arrogant lawyer”

What You Will Learn In Module 2

MODULE 2:

Roadmaps For Using Meetings To:

  • Learn realities of career paths
  • Confirm the right career fit
  • Grow your network
  • Access the hidden job market
  • Break into the right career

Meeting Benefits

  • Exploring the benefits of meeting with people who do work that interests you
  • Including: Learning your financial and growth potential
  • Sidestepping countless hours of frustration of sending resumes to online job postings without hearing back
  • Growing your network, networking effectively and more…

Research Tips

  • How to zero in on the right career
  • How to maximize the effectiveness of your meetings

Who to Meet

  • How to find people to meet with
  • Who to meet with
  • How to get to those people

Getting Connected

  • How to connect to people
  • How to ask people to meet with you
  • Scripts for a wide variety of scenarios (email, phone, voicemail and in-person)

Meeting Conversations

  • How to communicate effectively with employers so that you’re taken seriously
  • What questions to ask in your meetings
  • What to talk about during your meetings
  • Finding common ground
  • Working your Module 1 exercises into your dialogue

Pre-Meeting Details

  • Variety of details to work out in advance of your meetings to increase your odds of success
  • Scheduling your meetings
  • Choosing a location for your meetings and more…

Meeting Walk-Through

  • How everything we’ve covered comes together
  • Step-by-step walk-through from your arrival to the meeting to your leaving the meeting

After Your Meetings

  • What to do after your meetings
  • How to use your new tools from the class to manage your career transition process and be seen as a top candidate
  • Action steps to take so that you maximize your odds of breaking into the right career with no regrets

Special Bonuses When You Sign Up!

The JDCOT Career Video Library

  • Discover and explore a wide variety of alternative careers for JDs via the library of video interviews I’ve conducted.
  • Watch and learn from real-life examples of JDs who have left law for a broad range of career paths. They share everything you’d want to know about their work – from a typical day to how their JD helps to how to break in to their field.
  • Get advice from diverse voices on topics like interviewing, networking and more.

JD Refugee® PRIVATE Online Group

  • Support, feedback, networking, etc. Get your questions answered and get feedback from a community of JDs going through the same life experience.
  • I’ll check in each weekday to be there for you, interact, answer your questions and provide a sense of accountability to keep you moving forward.

Group Calls with Marc

  • Advice, guidance and group discussion by phone during my biweekly evening office hours.
  • Call in to discuss class exercises, get feedback from me and fellow classmates, and get advice to help you reach your goals.

Private Counseling Call with Marc

  • We’ll spend an hour together working through your roadblocks.
  • You can use the call as a Getting Started session when you first sign up; or
  • You can save the call for any time over the next six months when you need some help moving forward.

My mission is to help you get to where you want to be: a happier, more fulfilling, less stressful place.

Pricing

It’s risk-free with our 30-day guarantee!

3 INSTALLMENTS

Limited Time Pricing
Save Over 40% – Normally 4 Installments of $250

$197

Enroll Now With
3 Monthly Installments of $197

✅ 12+ hours of video lessons
✅ 8 digital tools
✅ 6 exercise-filled PDF workbooks
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: JDCOT Career Video Library access for 3 months
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: Online group for support from Marc & each other
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: Biweekly group phone calls with Marc for guidance
✅ LIMITED-TIME BONUS: Private counseling call with Marc
Money Back Guarantee*

1 PAYMENT

Limited Time Pricing
Save Over 40% – Normally $895

$497

Enroll Now With A
One-Time Payment of $497 (Save $94)

✅ 12+ hours of video lessons
✅ 8 digital tools
✅ 6 exercise-filled PDF workbooks
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: JDCOT Career Video Library access for 3 months
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: Online group for support from Marc & each other
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: Biweekly group phone calls with Marc for guidance
✅ LIMITED-TIME BONUS: Private counseling call with Marc
Money Back Guarantee*

No-Risk 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

The JD Refugee® program comes with a 30-day* money back guarantee. You have nothing to lose. If you are unhappy with this program and conclude that it can’t help you, email me within the first 30 days of your registration date and I will refund your investment.

I pride myself on high-quality programs that actually work…if you put the work in. I stand behind the JD Refugee® program 100%.

Do you have any questions? Please email me your questions and I’ll get right back to you.

Thanks,
Marc Luber

Here’s What People Are Saying About the Program…

“I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who is looking to explore new careers in a streamlined, well-presented way, as well as anyone looking to have a deeper understanding of themselves and their skill sets that existed before and were shaped by law school. The benefits of taking this class, both in the short and long term, have been unique to any other class I’ve taken, either in or out of law school.

After practicing law for about four years, I began to get the overwhelming feeling of “is this all there is?” I increasingly found that I wasn’t satisfied in my field. Each time I contemplated branching out and leaving law, I became frustrated and was unable to articulate why I wanted to leave or how my legal background would be applicable in a new field.

After beginning this class, it became apparent that Marc’s methodology was unlike anything I’d come across. For starters, the class allowed us to focus on the sometimes uncomfortable realities of why we entered law, what we struggle with, and what our desired future careers would include. A variety of introspective exercises provided me with clarity about my abilities and how they would translate outside a legal setting. Marc also employs different styles of learning tools to get you more comfortable communicating with other people about yourself and your goals.

Marc’s curriculum allowed me to develop a creative expression of my background, skill sets, and positive attributes, and package them in a confident and comprehensive way. By the time I finished the class, I not only had a newfound confidence in my abilities to succeed, but I also had an idea of how my abilities fit into the larger framework of opportunities outside of law.”

- Susie Dent

San Diego Attorney

“I would absolutely recommend taking this class with Marc. This JDCOT class has really given me the tools to start moving towards a career outside the legal field.

I was skeptical of this program at first because I didn’t know what to expect and because I didn’t know Marc. However, having gone through the class, it is extremely apparent that Marc has put together a well-thought-out program that really helps guide you through the process of finding out what alternative careers might be a good fit for you.

The exercises and videos that are a part of this program logically help you self-reflect on your interests and strengths, which Marc understands are vital in finding a fulfilling career path.

If you are looking for job placement, this program will not do that. What Module 1 of this class will do and has done for me, is teach you to identify the right tools for you to develop your exit plan.

Although I found some of the exercises challenging, this program will benefit you in the long run because being able to identify your key motivators and strengths will not only help you now, but will help you down the road if you ever find yourself looking to switch careers again.”

- Reina T.

Transitioning Compliance Attorney

“Participating in Marc’s Leaving the Law course was a great investment that I would highly recommend for any attorney contemplating leaving the legal profession.

Ultimately, leaving the law is a tough decision that requires great self-reflection that should not be performed hastily. Marc’s course does a fantastic job in aiding the students to take a critical step-by-step approach to help them better decide whether leaving the law is truly the right choice and, if so, how their natural talents can be better utilized in a career outside of the law.

Additionally, being part of the course with other attorneys brought a sense of community that could not be easily replicated. Knowing what I know now, if I went back in time, I would not hesitate to invest in this course.”

- Josh

Transitioning Attorney

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

What, specifically, will I have when I finish this class that I don't have today?

You’ll know what kind of work you’re looking for, what you can contribute to that type of work, why it fits you, and how to articulate all of that so that your background works for you rather than against you. You’ll be presented with scripts for a wide variety of scenarios to help you communicate effectively. You’ll get tools to greatly boost the efficiency of your exploration-transition process. You’ll walk away with a step-by-step action plan for growing your network, meeting with people, getting their support, avoiding the resume black hole, accessing the hidden job market, and breaking into the path you want.

How can I be sure to achieve progress?

You’ll receive access to video lessons, PDF exercises, digital tools, our private online community (with access to me & your fellow JDs in the program), and biweekly office hours calls (where I’ll be with you every step of the way). The video lessons and website will always guide you to your next steps. You will have the freedom to work at your own pace and on your own schedule. There is a recommended schedule based on the experience of previous students. The system will default to that schedule for unlocking new content. If you wish to move faster, content can be unlocked for you by request. The default schedule is intended to keep you moving forward, yet also takes into account your busy lifestyle and provides you time to digest the material so you can maximize what you get out of it.

What kind of time investment will this be?

You have the freedom to move at your own pace. Most of the videos average around 30 minutes in length and come with exercises. Section 1 has 10 videos and Section 2 has 16 videos (but less exercises).

When does the course start and finish?

Upon enrolling, you’ll get instant access to the class. You will have the freedom to work at your own pace, so when you finish the course is up to you. The recommended pace (described above) will be provided to keep you moving forward and maximize what you get out of the content. You’ll have access to the program for 6 months so you can both consume the content and take action.

When are the group calls?

I will host an open Q&A call every other week to answer your questions about the videos, exercises and more, and open the floor to group discussion. Call dates & times may vary,  but will most often be on Tuesday evenings at an 8:30 pm Eastern/5:30 Pacific start time.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

Oh no! We don’t want that! If you conclude that this class can’t help you, email me within the first 30 days of your registration date and I will refund your investment.

What does the course look like when I'm logged in?

Here’s a video I made to give you a quick tour of the site:

 

What if I’m older?

This program will help you too. That doesn’t mean ageism doesn’t exist in the workplace – it can. But you can only control what you can control – and that’s the part I’ll help you with.

What if I’m not licensed yet?

You’ll have a different story to tell employers than someone who has experience, but the content of the class applies to you and will help you too.

What if I’m financially strapped?

I don’t want to take money from anyone who doesn’t have it. If you’re overburdened by student loans and in dire financial straits, please get back on solid ground and then revisit this. In the meantime, you may benefit by watching the free video content available on JDCOT.

What if I am not in the U.S.?

The content of this class is pretty universal and should apply regardless of country. If there are cultural differences, you will recognize them and know how to compensate.

What if I still have questions?

Please contact me with any questions.

Pricing

It’s risk-free with our 30-day guarantee!

3 INSTALLMENTS

Limited Time Pricing
Save Over 40% – Normally 4 Installments of $250

$197

Enroll Now With
3 Monthly Installments of $197

✅ 12+ hours of video lessons
✅ 8 digital tools
✅ 6 exercise-filled PDF workbooks
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: JDCOT Career Video Library access for 3 months
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: Online group for support from Marc & each other
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: Biweekly group phone calls with Marc for guidance
✅ LIMITED-TIME BONUS: Private counseling call with Marc
Money Back Guarantee*

1 PAYMENT

Limited Time Pricing
Save Over 40% – Normally $895

$497

Enroll Now With A
One-Time Payment of $497 (Save $94)

✅ 12+ hours of video lessons
✅ 8 digital tools
✅ 6 exercise-filled PDF workbooks
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: JDCOT Career Video Library access for 3 months
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: Online group for support from Marc & each other
✅ SPECIAL BONUS: Biweekly group phone calls with Marc for guidance
✅ LIMITED-TIME BONUS: Private counseling call with Marc
Money Back Guarantee*

No-Risk 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

The JD Refugee® program comes with a 30-day* money back guarantee. You have nothing to lose. If you are unhappy with this program and conclude that it can’t help you, email me within the first 30 days of your registration date and I will refund your investment.

I pride myself on high-quality programs that actually work…if you put the work in. I stand behind the JD Refugee® program 100%.

Do you have any questions? Please email me your questions and I’ll get right back to you.

Thanks,
Marc Luber