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Career Option for Struggling Lawyers: Get a Nursing Degree

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As law firm layoffs and pay cuts proliferate, attorneys looking for a new gig might want to consider getting a nursing degree, suggests Legal Blog Watch.

Those who become consultants and help lawyers evaluate cases can charge $100 to $150 per hour once they are established, according to the New York Times. And nurses with legal backgrounds presumably would find their prior experience helpful, Carolyn Elefant points out in the blog post.

“I love that no two cases are alike,” Holly Bedgio, a legal nurse consultant in West Palm Beach, Fla., tells the newspaper. “It’s like reading a mystery novel. You have to put the pieces of the puzzle together to solve the case.”

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