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Mario Reed

The legal profession has recently underwent a major reduction in opportunities--much like most professions. Accordingly, opportunities to contribute are a little less widespread. However, that is not to say that there are not ways to make a difference, and it sounds like via the social services avenue within the legal process is a perfect way for you to do so.

I recently worked as a Law Librarian inside of the Cook County Sheriff's Department, which gave me an opportunity to witness the many different capacities which go into criminal justice. So often we see on television the criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges, but we never see the many women and men who occupy so many other positions which are quintessential to the criminal justice process.

Positions such as Correctional Officers, Probation and Pre-Trial Services, Correctional Rehabilitation Workers or Social Workers, Administrative Hearing Officers, Grievance Officers, and a litany of other positions. However, when reviewing your posting, you did mention that you wanted something easy and a job that is really high paying, so I am not sure if any of those will immediately satisfy your request.

My recommendation is to first figure out what it is that you think you could do everyday all day, and then work your way toward a profession based on that information. Once you know that you can interview clients all day, or you can work inside of a jail, or you wouldn't mind counseling individuals who are confronted with legal issues, then you can begin to figure out which direction you would most like to go in.

Nonetheless, if you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, and would like to follow-up more about anything which I have mentioned, please do not hesitate to inquire. Best of luck, and I wish you the most success in your endeavors.

Answered 8 years ago

Mario Reed