She’s A Lawyer?
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Amal Alamuddin Clooney and Hillary Clinton aren’t the only famous female lawyers or former lawyers. Many famous female TV personalities once practiced as attorneys, and it was their legal career that set their television careers in motion. Nancy Grace, Star Jones and Iyanla Vanzant were all once lawyers, to only name a few.
After her fiancé was murdered, Nancy Grace quickly abandoned plans to become an English professor and become a lawyer instead, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Grace worked as a special prosecutor in the Atlanta-Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney's office for over ten years. Many of her cases involved rape, murder and molestation. Nancy Grace is now the host of her own celebrity news and current affairs show.
Admitted to the New York Bar in 1987, Star Jones worked for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. She was the prosecutor at many high profile criminal cases. She was soon promoted to the position of senior assistant district attorney, which launched her TV career when she was asked to be the legal consultant on Court TV. Star Jones went on to become a host of the popular TV talk show: The View. She is also the author of four successful books.
Iyanla attended the City University of New York Law School at Queens College. After which she was offered a job at the Philadelphia Public Defender’s office without a formal interview. Realizing that a legal career was not for her, she left her position three years later. After a period of unemployment, Iyanla’s first foray into fixing the lives of others was when she taught a workshop with a friend about transitioning from collecting welfare payments into the world of work. She created a workbook for this workshop, which eventually served as her first published work. Iyanla soon went on to become a successful author, television personality and currently helps people from all walks of life fix or alter their lives.
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Written by MYC Writer Simone M. SamuelsSubscribe to UpdatesRelated Articles