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How to Land a Legal Job Overseas

Shrinking Job Market for Attorneys? THE JOB MARKET for new lawyers is shrinking. What was once a ticket and a guaranteed job is now a highly competitive struggle to land that first job. Many newly-admitted lawyers can’t find work as a lawyer at all. Should they get discouraged? There is an alternative. Sidney Korshak has the answer: work overseas. But I can’t, you say. I only speak English. I can’t get admitted. I have no experience. They never hire new lawyers anyway. But, but, but: Korshak deals with each of these obstacles and demolishes them.   Did You Know? You can work overseas as an American attorney without being admitted in the local jurisdiction? Jobs for newly qualified American attorneys come up all the time? You can make a real contribution to a foreign practice? Show Me How How to Land a Legal Job Overseas is the new book by American international lawyer Sidney Korshak. Korshak is an American lawyer who has spent much of his legal career practicing overseas, first in Latin America, but then in the Middle East and now Asia. Korshak has helped dozens of attorneys find jobs overseas. The career advice contained in How to Land a Legal Job Overseas is worth hundreds of dollars, if it is obtainable at all. Let Korshak show you the way. Buy direct from the publisher at a special price of 2.99 for the e-book and only 9.99 for the print version. Read more…

Law and Rockets: An American Lawyer in Iraq

How do you hide ten thousand tons of stolen chicken…in a war zone? An American attorney travels to the Green Zone to run the office of a German law firm. What could possibly go wrong? Practicing law in a war zone isn’t so bad, if you can overlook the nightly mortar attacks. Ten thousand tons of chicken are stolen, a transgender government contractor finds sympathetic ears amongst the ayatollahs and the office phone keeps shutting off whenever military convoys go by. Meanwhile there’s a law practice to organize and clients to keep happy. Sometimes it seems that conflicts with the home office are more stressful than the fear that a rocket exploding nearby will find its target. In his war diary, lawyer Michael O’Kane tells of his experiences in Iraq. Michael O’Kane is the last attorney admitted to practice in the Panama Canal Zone. Since then he has worked in Miami, New Jersey, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bolivia and Iraq. Read more…

Don’t Forget to Tape the Toilets: The Missing Employee Orientation Manual for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

“Time Out: Bahrain says: OK – if you buy ONE book about Saudi Arabia before you go, make sure it’s this one!! Don’t Forget to Tape the Toilets: The Missing Employee Orientation Manual for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain was written for those going to work or thinking of going to work in Saudi Arabia. One reviewer wrote, “OK – if you buy ONE book about Saudi Arabia before you go, make sure it’s this one!! The author is American, and writes this employee manual primarily for workers of a company called Yorks, but makes frequent references to Aramco, and has a mine of information about general life that would be useful for anyone. I thought the title was strange – it is, until you read it and find out why you need to do this…! This is one of the many reasons why you should seriously read this book before you go. Out of all the books on Saudi for prospective workers or tourists I’ve read, this is the one that has the most down-to-earth, gritty detail that you don’t get anywhere else. It’s a bargain, and a goldmine of information. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” —Amazon reviews. Time Out: Bahrain says that this humorous, tongue-in-cheek book is full of “interesting information.” Working in Saudi Arabia is unlike working anywhere else. This is not a normal place. There is no normal here. If you are thinking of taking a job in Saudi Arabia you need to read this book. If you are thinking of working for Saudi Aramco, you need this book. If you are thinking of working as a nurse in Saudi Arabia, you need to read this book. Learn what you need to know from insiders. The anonymous author is a long-term resident of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Read more…