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You graduated law school, passed the bar, and now you're ready to go. In one state, at least. But if you want to handle a case or advise a client across state lines, you'll soon hit a wall. Lawyers can't work where they're not admitted. For an out-of-state attorney to be allowed to practice across borders, they have to jump through significant hoops, sometimes even retaking the bar exam.

Is it time for a borderless legal market?

Last week, the legal search firm Major, Lindsey, and Africa released its bi-annual Partner Compensation Survey and the results were pretty shocking. While male partners brought in an average compensation of $949,000, their female counterparts reported earning just $659,000, a difference of 44 percent. That's right, female partners make just over half as much as men do. It's a discrepancy that almost makes 79 cents on the dollar look not so bad. (Almost, but not quite.)

But what about the rest of us, who aren't partners pulling in high six-figure incomes? How much are we worth? Here's some ways you can find out.

Are you ready for your close up? If the idea of working in Hollywood is appealing, now could be the time for your breakout debut. Several major media and entertainment companies are looking for skilled attorneys to join their in-house teams. That could be you.

So dust off your resume and practice your best Marlon Brando stare. As part of our affiliate relationship with Indeed, we're bringing you the three coolest legal jobs of the week, all in the entertainment industry, because there's no business like litigating show business.

Your fancy microbrew and imported Pouilly-Fuisse aren't just something to sip on, they're part of one of the most heavily regulated industries around, the beer, wine, and spirits industry. Thankfully, those regulations mean plenty of jobs for attorneys with a taste for fine drinking -- and an ability to navigate a wide range of regulatory bodies and laws.

So raise your glass to a future in beer and wine law. As part of our affiliate partnership with Indeed, we're bringing you this week's top three cool, boozy legal jobs.

Have dreams of being a big city lawyer, shuttling between your Park Avenue apartment and downtown firm? Want to be in the hustle and bustle of a major metropolitan center?

Well, it's not impossible, but you might have a much better life ahead of you if you went the other route and worked in America's smaller towns. A new survey by Good Call looked at the best cities for recent law school graduates in terms of jobs, affordability, and cultural opportunities, and found a lot of lesser-known towns at the top of the list.

If you're as comfortable watching a runway as you are drafting a contract, or as familiar with department stores as you are with the civil procedure, maybe it's time to look for a job in fashion and retail law.

As part of our affiliate partnership with Indeed, and just in time for Paris Fashion Week, we're bringing you the three coolest jobs we could find.

You don't have to give up your rock and roll dreams just because you're a lawyer. In fact, the two can merge quite nicely. No, we're not talking about starting up a band with a few fellow esquires. (A psychedelic group called "Res Ipsa," maybe? A 90's cover band that goes by "In REM?") We're talking about a job in the music industry.

So, as part of our affiliate program with Indeed, we're bringing you the coolest, most chart-topping legal jobs we can find this week, all in the field of Music Law.

Are you interested in a governmental gig but not down with joining the feds in D.C.? Does your state capital make you yawn? Not inspired by the thought of clocking in at the U.N.? Maybe you need to start working for the city.

As part of our affiliate partnership with Indeed, we’re bringing you the three coolest jobs we could find this week — all in city government in shining metropolises throughout the U.S.

You're a litigator. You like building and trying cases: the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and all that. You just might like litigating better if you were doing it somewhere new.

We understand. That's why this week, as part of our affiliate partnership with Indeed, we're bringing you the three coolest litigation jobs we could find. So get your resumes ready. Today could be the day you find your next great job.

The firm of Chadbourn and Parke is run by an 'all-male dictatorship' that denies equal pay to its female partners and shuts women out of leadership, according to a class action lawsuit brought against the firm -- by some of the firm's own leaders.

Lead plaintiff Kerrie Campbell joined Chadbourne as a partner less than two years ago, but alleges that she was systematically denied leadership roles and compensated much less than her male counterparts, according to the New York Times. Now she's suing for $100 million, on behalf of herself and 26 current and former women partners. And she's not alone. Though it's rare for attorneys to sue their own firm, at least two other lawyers have brought suit against their firms this year, alleging systematic gender discrimination.