#LegalCareerChat with Above the Law’s David Lat | Making Your Own Way: Tips for Advancing Your Career and Finding Career Satisfaction August 3, 2017 By Legal Career Central ABA Legal Career Central (@abalcc) is excited to be hosting Above the Law (@ATLblog)’s founder and managing editor, David Lat (@DavidLat), for our next #LegalCareerChat on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 2pm ET. David will discuss his career path, which took him from practicing law to writing and speaking about it. He’ll discuss alternative career paths, skills lawyers must develop today, tips for using social media to advance your career, and more! David Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Prior to ATL, he launched Underneath Their Robes, a blog about federal judges. Before entering the media world, David worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, in New York; and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. David graduated from Regis High School, Harvard College, and Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. David has received several awards for his work on Above the Law, including recognition as one of the American Lawyer’s Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years; one of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels, a group of pioneers within the legal profession; and one of the Fastcase 50, “the fifty most interesting, provocative, and courageous leaders in the world of law, scholarship, and legal technology.” David’s first book, Supreme Ambitions: A Novel, was published in 2014 to rave reviews. According to the New York Times, “for an elite niche — consisting largely of federal judges and their clerks — Supreme Ambitions has become the most buzzed-about novel of the year.” You can connect with David on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you can reach him by email at email@example.com (for general ATL inquiries or story ideas) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for personal correspondence such as media inquiries or speaking invitations). HOW IT WORKS Log on to Twitter on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 2pm ET and follow the questions with hashtag #LegalCareerChat to discuss with David his career path and tips for forging your own path, skills you need to be successful, how to expand your reach with social media, and he’ll answer a few questions from chat participants. See past Twitter Chats recapped here. For exposure to more career advice and legal practice areas, check out ABA Legal Career Central’s free Career Choice Series webinars.