It sure isn't the money that lures some of Canada's top legal practitioners to lend their time handling the legal affairs of penniless amateur sporting organizations, coaches and athletes. Sure, there's some referral business but mostly they do it because the clients really need the help, and the work is a lot of fun, too. This cover story in Canadian Lawyer magazine by Julius Melnitzer profiles the Centre for Sport and Law, and other lawyers in Canada who help amateur sport organizations, as well as athletes and players, with legal problems. It's not a lucrative career, but according to the lawyers profiled, it sure can be rewarding.
Read more (PDF): This Sporting Life - Lawyers in Amateur Sports
Originally published: Canadian Lawyer, March 1999