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Lisa Rosen leaves litigation to work at an environmental non-profit organization

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Lisa Rosen is the Chief Operating Officer at SustainCERT. After starting her career in litigation, Lisa followed her interest in environmental issues to an in-house legal position at a non-profit and ultimately transitioned into an operations role there. Lisa’s story shows how your legal experience
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Lisa Rosen is the Chief Operating Officer at SustainCERT. After starting her career in litigation, Lisa followed her interest in environmental issues to an in-house legal position at a non-profit and ultimately transitioned into an operations role there. Lisa’s story shows how your legal experience is seen as valuable for a non-legal position and that by taking that first step, you put yourself on the path for new, more interesting opportunities to present themselves.

In this episode, we discuss:

Lisa felt that the conflicts of interest inherent in the billable hour system was misaligned with her values and integrity 

Lisa followed her interest in environmental issues into carbon credit work 

Lisa found work that was intellectually challenging, but wasn’t technically practicing law

Eventually, her position evolved into a general counsel role

Lisa raised her hand when the Chief Operating Officer role opened up and transitioned to that 

The importance of resourcefulness  

Failure is part of the path to your goal

Lisa has come to realize that what she enjoys is operating a company


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