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Unemployed Lawyer Finds Job, Briefly, on Reality TV

Here's another opportunity for unemployed lawyers who can't find a job at Legal Aid, even for free, and who can't afford to party seven nights a week. Why not consider a stint on a reality TV show, like New York Law School grad Stephen Reich?

This local news story covers Reich's 15 minutes of fame on the most recent season of "The Bachelorette," which premiered May 18. Reich graduated from New York Law School in 2008, but has been unable to find a steady job since. So with prodding from friends, he submitted a 10-minute audition tape last October and was accepted.

Unfortunately, Reich didn't find much permanency on the show either. Of the 29 contestants, Reich was among the first 10 eliminated on the show's opening night. Still, Reich has no regrets about the experience. He plans to open his own law practice where he'll handle contracts, wills and intellectual property while continuing a commercial acting career. I wonder whether his time on television will help Reich market his law practice. Perhaps he can compare notes with a slightly more successful "Bachelorette" contestant, Dallas real estate lawyer Jeremy Anderson.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on June 4, 2009 at 04:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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