Marc Luber | Should You Ditch Your Law Career or Can You (Really!) Find Happiness as a Lawyer?

 Marc Luber

Marc Luber is the Founder of JD Careers Out There and the JD Refugee coaching program. He’s also a volunteer board member for the Concern Foundation, a cancer research nonprofit. Before starting JD Careers Out There, Marc used his law background in the music industry and spent the better part of the 2000s as an attorney recruiter in Los Angeles.

JD Careers Out There is a membership site for lawyers, law students, and potential law students who want to have a career they love. As a career coach at JD Careers Out There, Marc helps unfulfilled lawyers across the US get unstuck and figure out their next career move — whether that’s leaving law or staying in the profession.

There was a time when Marc felt unsatisfied in his legal career and wanted to shift to a more creative, fulfilling approach. Now, he’s helping others do the same by exploring the possibilities that can transform a career path. Using a three-step formula for career fulfillment, Marc helps navigate the challenges and frustrations that many people are facing in the legal field today. He helps them explore whether it’s a time to move on, pivot, or stay the course in their careers.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Marc Luber describes how he started in the music industry and eventually moved into legal recruiting
  • What are the common challenges facing lawyers today?
  • Why so many lawyers are unhappy — and what Marc is doing about it
  • Marc’s process for helping clients find the right career path
  • How should you market yourself in the law industry?
  • The value of having a coach in your life
  • Deciding if law school is the right option for you
  • Marc’s final piece of advice: exploring a career change is not making a career change

In this episode…

Sometimes, the law industry can be ruthless. Many lawyers are burned out with the lack of feedback, the rush of the billable hour, and the thankless work that never seems to end. Instead, lawyers want more collaborative work that they can be confident in, and they want their company to invest in them. But how do you know which company will fulfill these wishes? Can you still find happiness in the law industry? This is where Marc Luber comes in. He has crossed paths with many unhappy lawyers and helped them explore their options, market themselves, and land a career they love. This can be a frightening process for lawyers, but it will ultimately help you attain a fulfilling career and move towards the future you envision. In this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge Podcast, Elise Holtzman sits down with Marc Luber, the Founder of JD Careers Out There and the JD Refugee coaching program. Together, they discuss why many lawyers feel unsatisfied in their work, the value of exploring a career change, and Marc’s process for helping clients find the right role. Plus, Marc provides a special self-assessment questionnaire to help you figure out the right path!

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This episode is brought to you by The Lawyer’s Edge, a firm based in the New York metropolitan area founded by Elise Holtzman in 2008 to help lawyers become skilled business developers and leaders so that they can grow their practices, retain top talent, and step confidently into leadership roles. The firm offers customized coaching, consulting, and training programs such as their signature business development program, Lawyers Making Rain. Now more than ever, it’s not enough to just do good work and hope your law firm will thrive. And no matter how smart and hard-working you are, it can be time-consuming and overwhelming to figure it all out by yourself. To learn more about how we help lawyers become rainmakers and leaders, visit or email us at  
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