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Hello,

I am a recent law school grad and hopefully, soon to be certified to practice law in the state of RI. I am curious what positions a lawyer may find in the endurance sports / triathlon community. I am assuming there is a lot of IP work surrounding products marketing but what else is out there?
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If you find any let me know. I'm a texas attorney and haven't spent much time on this topic but would love to find a way to mix it. The closest i've come so far is 1)to start my own firm so that I can train when I want and 2) to be general counsel for my buddy's that opened a bike shop.

Good luck on the practice and bar results!
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tblake84 wrote:
Hello,

"I am curious what positions a lawyer may find in the endurance sports / triathlon community. I am assuming there is a lot of IP work surrounding products marketing but what else is out there?
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Well after 25 years racing triathlons and 15 practicing law I've handled 2 cases for penniless pros needing pro bono legal representation to collect their prize money/enforce contracts with 'sponsors' who decided not to pay and race directors who promised to reimburse travel fees but didn't; a couple of car v. bike accidents (triathletes are horrible PI clients - they underplay their injuries to doctors, overplay them to everybody else, and can't understand why juries aren't sympathetic that but for their injuries they might have run a 10 hour IM instead of and 11 hour IM.); I know of a framebuilder who needs to prosecute a patent infringment case - (framebuilder=no money).

In sum, the best "positions a lawyer may find in the triathlon community" are the aero-position and as a participant. Make your hobby your job and you won't like either.
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A lot of agents are former lawyers - you could be a pro-cyclist pimp?



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Sasquatch wrote:
tblake84 wrote:
Hello,

"I am curious what positions a lawyer may find in the endurance sports / triathlon community. I am assuming there is a lot of IP work surrounding products marketing but what else is out there?
"

Well after 25 years racing triathlons and 15 practicing law I've handled 2 cases for penniless pros needing pro bono legal representation to collect their prize money/enforce contracts with 'sponsors' who decided not to pay and race directors who promised to reimburse travel fees but didn't; a couple of car v. bike accidents (triathletes are horrible PI clients - they underplay their injuries to doctors, overplay them to everybody else, and can't understand why juries aren't sympathetic that but for their injuries they might have run a 10 hour IM instead of and 11 hour IM.); I know of a framebuilder who needs to prosecute a patent infringment case - (framebuilder=no money).

In sum, the best "positions a lawyer may find in the triathlon community" are the aero-position and as a participant. Make your hobby your job and you won't like either.

That's pretty much it, unless you can get a job as a corporate in-house counsel for one of the companies.
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Re: Legal Work [Caddy] [ In reply to ]
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60%+ divorce rate for Ironman triathletes. Why not start a divorce and match dating firm for triathlete divorcees?

If you bring me on as a consultant, you can use the name I came up with for the firm: TRI Again, LLC
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No takers on the divorce firm?
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xctfnorseman wrote:
60%+ divorce rate for Ironman triathletes. Why not start a divorce and match dating firm for triathlete divorcees?

If you bring me on as a consultant, you can use the name I came up with for the firm: TRI Again, LLC

ROTFL, keep the file open well after the divorce decree!
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Re: Legal Work [tblake84] [ In reply to ]
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I am also from the law school,But I want to know more things about this occupation
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