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Laurence Schnabel


Role and Company

Of Counsel, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP


45 years experience in legal


Templeton, CA

About Laurence

Stanford Univ. AB "63, varsity swim team, Delta Upsilon fraternity; U.C.L.A. Law School '67; Deputy Dist. Atty "68-70, then partner in 3 Los Angeles law firms defending corporations and various professionals ( lawyers, M.D.s) in various types of lawsuits; now live on my vineyard near Paso Robles, CA.; USMC Reserve "63-66 , then received direct commission U.S.N. Reserve and retired early 1980s rank of Commander. Spent most of my U.S.N.R.-R years in JAGC.

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11 months ago

Any advice on converting an Army resume to a legal resume?

What will set you apart from the other law students competing for the same job is what you did in...

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3 years ago

Is there anyone who could help me get my foot in the door at a law firm in the DMV area?

Lena- suggest your contact Carolyn Beck at Goldstein & McClintock LLP in its Wash. D.C. office. Her e-mail address is...

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3 years ago

What is the best way to explain a gap in your resume after taking time off to have a child?

SGT. Thomas- I reached out to a female atty at a large Los Angeles law firm for ideas and she...

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3 years ago

What type of skills/accomplishments from military service appeal most to civilian employers?

Maturity and discipline were two traits I looked for in recruiting in my law firm. A "can do" attitude as...

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5 years ago

What’s the best way to find a legal mentor in the legal field? I have a Paralegal Degree, I do not have a paralegal certificate, and my education is over ten years old. I would like to work towards becoming a family law paralegal, but most law firms want two years experience, I only have one year experience as an intern. I’ve volunteered with Legal Aid as an intake, but I’m struggling to get my foot in any door.

Amy- I presume you favor working in Texas. One idea is to look at web sites of Texas law firms...

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