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In-House Interrogatory

tourA former general counsel has found a new calling.

Jack Friedman, who worked for telecommunications and financial companies for 30 years, was laid off at the beginning of the recession in 2008.

When he couldn’t find another job in the tumultuous legal industry, he started giving student tours in East Coast cities. He now works for about seven different tour companies and travels to major hubs like Philadelphia, New York and Boston for three to five-day tours.

He says his skills as a lawyer prepared him for the job — talking in front of groups of people, answering questions and, yes, settling disputes during a trip

Here’s our question for you:

What job would you love to do if you were no longer working in the legal industry?

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