Why did you decide to become an attorney?

California civil litigation attorney Ivo Labar reflects on how he became a lawyer.

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Phone: (415) 858-6979


No, I wanted to be captain of a ship and I was working for a chief mate as a third mate on a cargo ship in the Straits of Malacca, and we had previously gone through some rough weather and we were in an area with a lot of traffic and in fact, believe it or not, pirates, and the chief mate of the ship told me that there were a lot better jobs out there than the one I was currently doing, and a couple years later I applied to law school because his other advice was I should become a dentist and I think I’m better suited for the law.