Krista Contino Saumby - The Law Bridge Founder and Lawyer

Krista Contino Saumby - The Law Bridge Founder and Lawyer

Krista Contino Saumby, a University of Pittsburgh School of Law graduate, explains why she became a patent prosecutor and how her grandfather inspired her to practice law. 

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Show notes

Krista Contino Saumby became a patent prosecutor and worked at the big law firms that intimidate everyone. This happened after Krista studied mathematics, became an electrical engineer, and took multiple bar exams. 

After realizing that stress from her career was negatively affecting her health, Krista Contino Saumby worked with a career coach to determine what she wanted from her career. Now, Krista Contino Saumby is the founder of  The Law Bridge.

The Law Bridge helps first-generation lawyers understand general professional skills and how to avoid major pitfalls in their careers. Krista Contino Saumby likes to say that she is helping new lawyers “navigate the invisible furniture” of this new culture. 

Krista Contino Saumby also serves as the Direct of Career Services with Elon University School of Law. 

Listen to learn:

  • How to work in patent prosecution
  • The importance of taking the bar exam even if you don’t want to practice law
  • How others can motivate you to become a lawyer or attend law school

We also discuss:

  • How to assist first-generation lawyers with professional development
  • Best career choices if you have a JD and an engineering background
  • Why career coaches are beneficial to unhappy lawyers

Krista Contino Saumby is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, North Carolina, California, and the patent bar. Learn more about Krista Contino Saumby:  



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