After moving to Los Angeles from Kansas in 2007, Martin Kanarek’s first lawyer job paid $10 an hour. Having no friends in his new city, and even less money, he spent his time reading and then outlining back issues of Advocate that were stacked in the corner of his boss’s office. He claims he owes his legal career in part to this magazine. Martin Kanarek graduated from the University of Kansas undergraduate and received his law school degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is an associate at Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley.