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Lawyer Turns Artist

I don't often associate lawyers with being the most creative people, but as we lawyers know, every rule has exceptions. And Sharzhad Heyad Jalinous is one of those exceptions, a lawyer who's changed careers and is now an artist, as described in this Washington Post story, Art CLasses Turn Lawyer Into A Painter (2/15/07). Jalinous had taken some art classes in college, but stopped during law school. Four years later, when her legal job grew too stressful, she returned to art classes and, eventually, left the law for art. But Jalinous has no regrets and comments in the article on the intersection between law and art:

I've never regretted law school; it gives you unique training to think," she said. "You can deal with people on a business level in a more confident way." Law and art have some things in common, too. When crafting a response to a motion, "you have to look at ways you can do what the other side says you can't." Plus, "I stand in front of my canvas and take in all the problems - then stop thinking and just do."

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on February 15, 2007 at 06:37 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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