Thoughts On Being A Family Lawyer

Last April, I was honored to be asked by Avvo (the most popular legal question and answer forum and directory) to speak at their annual Lawyernomics conference in Las Vegas about building a brand and growing a network.  While at the conference, I also filmed a video discussing my own practice.  See video by clicking here.

This experience required me to think deeply about what it means to me to practice family law.  In the video, I tried to communicate my philosophy.  In my view, family law cases are among the most difficult because they deal with such personal issues.  Further, because a divorce, custody or support matter may be a party’s first experience dealing with the legal system, there is a huge responsibility in guiding them through the process and helping them achieve their goals in the most efficient manner.

Truth be told, as difficult as my cases can be, there is no area of law that I would rather be practicing.

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3 comments on “Thoughts On Being A Family Lawyer
  1. Jason Scott says:

    The family law field would not be easy. Just like you said, you are helping people out who are probably dealing with the legal system for the first time. Not only that but they are probably angry with each other. You have to figure out how to keep the kids happy and do what is best for them.

  2. Sam Fisher says:

    It’s really awesome to see that you got to speak at the conference! It really shows how important family law is and the people behind it. It doesn’t matter if you are the best at something, if you show no passion behind it, you won’t be successful.

  3. The family law field would not be easy. Just like you said, you are helping people out who are probably dealing with the legal system for the first time. Not only that but they are probably angry with each other. You have to figure out how to keep the kids happy and do what is best for them.

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Jennifer A. Brandt, of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, has represented a wide variety of clients in hundreds of family law cases throughout her career. Jennifer is a regular legal commentator on national and local television outlets such as CNN, Fox New Network, HLN, MSNBC, Fox29, ABC News, NBC and CBS and frequently writes and contributes to articles in numerous publications, including the Huffington Post, Fox Business.com, The PhiIly Post, Avvo.com, Allparenting.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Business Journal, the National Law Journal, and Main Line Today magazine.
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