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Jill Switzer

Jill Switzer has more than 40 years as an active member of the State Bar of California. She's had a diverse legal career, including stints as a deputy district attorney, a solo practice, and several senior in-house gigs. She now mediates full-time as a panelist with ARC, Alternative Resolution Centers in Los Angeles, and she loves comic books and graphic novels. In addition to her full-time mediation practice, Jill speaks on a variety of topics to state and local bar associations and writes a weeklyr column at www.abovethelaw.com. She is also a certified volunteer long-term care ombudsman in Los Angeles County.

“Legal Asylum: A Comedy” – A Hilarious Satire of the Cutthroat World of Law Schools

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Legal Asylum: A Comedy is a very funny book. Written by Stanford Law Professor Paul Goldstein, it’s a hilarious takedown of the lengths to which a law school will go […]

The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide <br>to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation

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Don’t shrug off this book just because of the subtitle. The authors, both lawyers, know all too well our perfectionist/pessimistic mindset. The stress and anxiety that you and I feel […]

Good Reads: Just Mercy <br>A Story of Justice and Redemption

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One has only to read newspaper headlines to know that there are people in prison (some women, but mostly men) who shouldn’t be there, who should never have been there. […]

SCOTUS without Scalia: the Jury is Out

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Every lawyer has had an opinion about the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The opinions ranged from the fill in the blank unprintable to rock star. No one has been indifferent. […]

Sisters In Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

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Do you know what FWOTSC stands for? What about SWOTSC? Those are the acronyms that Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dubbed themselves, respectively, as they joined the United […]

10 Tips When Mediating with a Business Entity

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As a former inhouse counsel who mediated many cases during those days, both plaintiff and outside defense counsel (if there is indeed one of those) are usually clueless about the […]

She-Hulk: Super-Hero and Solo Attorney!

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Every lawyer – litigator or transactional attorney – believes he or she has a bit of superhero inside. We want to believe that we can help our clients, protect them, […]