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About: Hi! My name is Lisa. I worked for seven years as a litigator in a law firm in the Washington, DC area. I’m currently on a year long sabbatical. I write about professional women, law, and personal finance.
Year Started: 2019
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Recent Posts:
Why I’m Returning to Law After a Career BreakApril 20, 2021
45 Problems with College, and Loans Are Just One – Why We Should Abolish Higher EdApril 13, 2021
My Three-Day Fast Experience: What I LearnedApril 5, 2021
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