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Side Jobs for Lawyers

While it is an illustrious career, law may require some people to seek additional means of income, especially at the very start of the journey.

Before a Phuket lawyer builds a good name for themselves or joins a top Phuket law firm, they have to work hard, win cases and earn the trust and praise from their clients. All this is necessary to firmly cement themselves among the best, and earn a salary that goes with such a reputation. This may also be the case for public service lawyers who may, in some cases, not earn as much as those with private practices. Whatever the case, one may want to engage in some activities outside of court for various reasons, not only financial.

Practicing law makes one develop essential skills like public speaking, the art of persuasion, professional drafting of certain kinds of documents, whether legal or otherwise, and negotiation. All these skills can be applied to almost every other industry, meaning that lawyers have an edge if they decided to venture out into other fields, especially for supplementary income.

Consultancy

Consulting is a cross-industry venture. A good Phuket lawyer will be fully capable of doing consultancy for any field they feel comfortable in. This is because a consultant has to be very knowledgeable about their clients and whatever issue they’re facing in order to come for advice and assistance. This greatly correlates to law as a potential client will approach you with a scenario and expect that you will provide the best way forward for them using your expertise on the law. Phuket law firms may also offer consultancy as a service, but most likely in a legal or at most, a business capacity.

Education

A good lawyer is highly knowledgeable about things both within and outside the law. This is because the law covers everything. A good Phuket lawyer is more than capable of going into the education sector and becoming, say, a Thai history teacher or a lecturer at a law school, giving part-time classes and using their experience to provide a wealth of knowledge to other upcoming lawyers. This may also translate into mentor-ship and maybe having young, bright lawyers joining your top Phuket law firm.

Finance

As a Phuket lawyer, going over contracts and business agreements is part of the trade. Examining these documents and other legal documents over time will give you experience that will greatly assist in making you always give the best business and financial advice to your clients. Representing businesses and financial institutions gives you great connections and earns you knowledge about finances, whether for your Phuket law firm, or other businesses.

Communications and Marketing

In general, lawyers are very articulate and good with words, whether spoken or written. Lawyers are therefore perfect for the communication industry because they know what to say, how and when to say it, in order to achieve a certain goal. They are skilled in research and sourcing for information, with the added skills of knowing how to read people and read a room, making them good for getting people to listen and pay attention

Both in and out of court, every single lawyer has the potential to thrive wherever they please!