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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


  • 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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