Careers in Family Law with Olivia St. Clair-Long

Careers in Family Law with Olivia St. Clair-Long

Jelena and Branden interview family law attorney Olivia St. Clair-Long, the Founder and Principal Attorney at O. Long Law in Evanston, Illinois.

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We’re interviewing happy lawyers about why they love their jobs! First up is Olivia St. Clair-Long, Founder and Principal Attorney at O. Long Law in Evanston, Illinois.

Find out why she left a big firm to hang a shingle in family law—and how her area of practice, as well as running her own firm, keeps her excited about the law.

  1. All about a day in the life of a family lawyer
  2. What it takes to run a firm while also being its top attorney
  3. Why you might love family law if you love helping people & going to court
  4. What you should do while still in law school if you’re interested in a family law practice
  5. How to tell if you’re cut out for family law
  6. Olivia’s advice for LGBTQ+ attorneys considering family law
  7. And more!

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Jelena Woehr

Jelena Woehr

Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.

Branden Frankel

Branden Frankel

In 2000, Branden graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. For a few years after, he cast about in vain for entry-level philosopher positions, but, when he was visited by the Ghost of Student Loans Past, he knew it was time to make a change. In June 2006, Branden took the LSAT, scoring a 175. Thereafter, he attended UCLA School of Law, graduating in 2010 and practicing patent law for several years. Since 2013, he has taught dozens of live LSAT classes and tutored scores of successful test takers. When he's not considering the finer points of a particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question or kicking it with his daughter, Branden writes Science Fiction. You can find him after work at the local Starbucks, typing furiously, then deleting what he typed, then typing more, and so on for hours.


Olivia St. Clair-Long

Olivia St. Clair-Long

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