Occasionally, lawyers find themselves at a crossroads in their careers. They reach the conclusion that the practice of law no longer interests them, which raises the question about what they can do with their law degrees besides practicing law.
How to search for career opportunities outside the legal field.
Attorneys are widely perceived as successful in life and many would affirm their satisfaction with their careers. But lawyers who can claim they â€œcouldnâ€™t be happierâ€ are rare, and far more common are those who donâ€™t take time to consider how making changes might yield greater satisfaction.
After the better part of a decade in post-law school employment, you might find yourself asking, "Is this all there is?"
Some things to consider when leaving your legal job.
These women went into the law for all of the right reasons -- and some wrong ones -- but then listened to that inner voice.
You have certain legal rights even as your job is ending
People quit their jobs for a variety of reasons. These reasons include a lack of advancement opportunities, they want more money, or simply because they are unhappy. Find out how to decide when to leave your employer and how to do it diplomatically.
Resignation letter templates, formats, examples, samples and writing tips. Includes resignation letter samples and a resignation letter template that you may download for personal use. Also called a letter of resignation.
Actions you can take to get back to work.
It hurts to lose your job, but developing a clear job search strategy will help ease the pain.
What to do when you get fired? Some tips on getting started.
Few of us are immune to the possibility of losing our jobs, but when a redundancy notice arrives, it can still be a shocking experience
Most people regard getting fired as a black mark on their resume. However, many people who hire and fire everyday, know that they have released good people who were a bad fit for their company.
FAQ on losing your job.
The company you work for is going through some rough, uncertain times, and you learn that your job may be in jeopardy. What should you do?
Information regarding your rights if you lose your job.
Advice on the steps to take to make a career change.
Youâ€™re thinking about advancing your career. What would you like to be doing in five or ten years? Whatever your ambition, now is the time to build a foundation for the future.
This handout focuses on the private coaching services available to lawyers to assist with a career transition and also offers suggestions on free alternative sources of help.
Tips on how to change your legal careers and make the best out of it.
Some thoughts on career change for lawyers.
Collection of the best relocation and moving tools and resources to assist job-seekers who are considering relocating.
Before you relocate, it is important to distinguish the types of legal professionals that are likely to have the most success in relocating from those who will not have success.
How do you go about landing a job in a new locale when your current location is far from your destination?
Many lawyers may find themselves in the position where they will have to relocate during some period of their career. Relocation may be necessary for family reasons, to find employment in your desired field or to return home after having attended law school in a different city. Either way there are a few things that one needs to take into consideration when relocating and looking for legal employment.
Advice on relocating.
What to do when your firm decides to relocate.
Career alternatives for lawyers.
Attorneys employed in law firms seek in-house positions because of the type of work, to be part of a strategic decision-making team, to have a proactive role in counseling clients, and, many say, to have a better quality of life.
There are good news for the lawyer pursuing alternative work arrangements, read this article to find out.
The struggle to balance career and family is not a new problem, but one that many employers have recently started to address and implement policies about.
Some of the common myths that keep lawyers feeling trapped in their jobs - myths that need to be debunked.