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Leaving Your Legal Job

  • Alternative Careers for JD's

    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.

  • Alternative Legal Careers

    How to search for career opportunities outside the legal field.

  • Creating a Satisfying Second Act in Your Legal Career

    Attorneys are widely perceived as successful in life and many would affirm their satisfaction with their careers. But lawyers who can claim they “couldn’t be happier” are rare, and far more common are those who don’t take time to consider how making changes might yield greater satisfaction.

  • Law Students Demand More from the Profession

    After the better part of a decade in post-law school employment, you might find yourself asking, "Is this all there is?"

  • Leaving a Law Job Without Leaving a Bad Taste

    Some things to consider when leaving your legal job.

  • Leaving your Legal Career Far Behind

    These women went into the law for all of the right reasons -- and some wrong ones -- but then listened to that inner voice.

  • Quitting Your Job - About.com

    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 Template

    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.

Losing Your Job

Legal Career Change

Relocating

  • Job-Seeker Relocation Resources

    Collection of the best relocation and moving tools and resources to assist job-seekers who are considering relocating.

  • Moving Your Career to Another City

    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.

  • New City, New Job: How to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search

    How do you go about landing a job in a new locale when your current location is far from your destination?

  • Relocating to a New City

    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.

  • Relocation

    Advice on relocating.

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    What to do when your firm decides to relocate.

Alternative Legal Work Options

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    Non-compete agreements are becoming increasingly common in today’s competitive marketplace. These agreements provide greater protections for employers by allowing them to restrict the actions of employees after their service is terminated. Many employers contain non-compete provisions in their employment contracts and condition the job on signing an agreement of this nature.
  • Can My Employee Say That?
    With the recent “Google memo” fiasco in the news, many employers are questioning whether Google was permitted to fire one of its engineers over an internal memo that criticized the company’s gender and racial diversity measures. The lengthy 3,000-word memo discusses the now-ex employee’s views on Google’s programs, hiring practices, and treatment of certain employees.
  • What Rights Do Nursing Mothers Have When They Return to Work?
    If you’re going back to work after having a baby, you may be wondering how you’re going to handle expressing breast milk during the workday.
  • What Is a Whistleblower?
    The term may be familiar to most people but they may not understand the definition of a whistleblower. Whistleblowers are an important part of our society and they can be compensated for their claims.
  • Illinois Receives High Workplace Safety Score from National Safety Council
    While workplace injuries remain a serious problem in Illinois, the state scored the highest in measures of workplace safety by the National Safety Council as compared to other states. The rating was derived from data about worker health, workers' compensation, accident prevention programs, regulatory enforcement, and preparedness.
  • Long-term Impact of Workplace Injuries
    When an employee suffers from an injury at work, in most cases, that employee is eligible for Workers’ Compensation through their employee. Workers’ Compensation benefits cover lost wages, medical bills, physical therapy, and other costs related to the injury.
  • What To Do if You Are the Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment
    Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination prohibited by both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and by state laws, which may offer additional protections against workplace sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination.
  • When Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Start?
    When a worker suffers an injury on the job, their first concern is typically how they will pay their medical bills on top of their regular expenses while they are out of work.
  • When Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Start?
    For those filing a Workers’ Compensation claim for the first time, there may be many questions about how the process works, one of which may be, when will I begin receiving benefit payments?
  • Workers Compensation Basics
    Employees are entitled to Workers’ Compensation health benefits for medical care when they are injured while on the job. How severe the injury is and how quickly the employee recovers will determine what other types of Workers’ Compensation benefits are available.



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