Post about lawyers in TV news: Jamie Colby, Shannon Bream



Here is another of my occasional pieces designed to convince miserable disgruntled lawyers, wasting away in law firms, that there are good and uplifting alternatives out there that they can do with their lives.

I notice a few articles online these days about Jamie Colby (pictured) who is an attorney at the firm of Ailes Smith O’Reilly and Hannity — better known as Fox News. 

I guess she is getting all this press because of a new show she is hosting called Strange Inheritance on the Fox Business channel. Before she made it in TV news Colby was an attorney and also a law professor at one point, working in California and later in Florida — mainly in business and real estate law, I gather. One of the first places she worked at was for Henry Bushkin who is best known for being the lawyer for Johnny Carson.

 Just for laughs, I went onto the California State Bar site to look up Jamie Colby’s bar status. Yep, she’s listed there, as “inactive.” 

The other piece I wanted to link to was this piece on Shannon Bream, who is also with Fox News but covers the prestigious Supreme Court beat. She talked about that when she was interviewed by Greta Van Susteren recently. Before going into TV news Bream was an attorney at a law firm in Florida for four years. That was all she could take, she said, and add she “never” wants to go back. Well, no wonder she feels that way, she now covers the Supreme Court! 

I guess I am interested in the topic after doing all those Jodi Arias case posts last week and watching all the legal analysts spout off on TV; plus, I was in court this week covering some notable cases making their way through our justice system, so this was all on my brain. So those are my links for today.

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