You may not have heard of reinsurance. It's a way that insurance companies share the risk of big losses with other insurance companies — effectively, it's insurance bought by an insurance company from another insurance company. It spreads the risk across many companies, protecting them from large or unforeseen losses. This works in the same way as ordinary insurance, but on a much larger scale. Reinsurance attorneys work to make sure that contracts benefit their clients, and, if necessary, take legal action against a reinsurer or other body if a contract is violated. They're much like other legal jobs that attorneys may take, but reinsurance jobs are much more specialized.
If you're interested in the rights of others and have a good mind, solid organizational skills, and some legal experience, you can help others and find a solid career as an advocate. Of course, it is not always easy, at first, to get a paying job as an advocate, but there are plenty of volunteer opportunities that will allow you to become an advocate and gain experience before ultimately moving into a paid advocacy job.
This article deals with the hazards of the economic downturn and how legal professionals and employees are responding to the stress involved. Economic deterioration is a major issue with the lawyers, among whom a high rate of suicide has been reported. Law firms are resorting to pay cuts, layoffs etc.