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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

Legal Articles Related to Employment and Labor

  • Can I Get an Injunction for the Garnishment of My Wages?
    Wage garnishments occur with frequency when certain conditions transpire where the individual must pay a company or organization. If a person has debts or been overpaid by a business or association, he or she must pay the amounts or other penalties or consequences may be issued.
  • Consequences of an Arrest but not a Conviction on Employment
    In some situations, a person may be arrested while he or she is working and the arrest can put his or her job in jeopardy. Arrests are treated differently than convictions, but they can still have significant consequences for employees. The way that the employer can react in response to the arrest depends on where the person is working, state laws, the nature of the crime that is alleged and the case against the employee.
  • Permatemping: New Bill HB690 Seeks Temp Workers' Rights in Illinois
    The right for temp workers to be treated the same as the full-time staff they work beside was finally brought into the spotlight with the recent introduction of Bill HB690.
  • Balancing Work and Breastfeeding: What New Mothers Should Know About Their Rights
    Federal law offers some protection for expressing breastmilk
  • Can Part-Time Employees Receive Workers' Compensation?
    Workers’ compensation is a vital part of our employment system. It’s a no-fault insurance that the vast majority of employers are required to carry to cover the injuries of those who are hurt in the course of their work-related duties.
  • Compensation for Scars and Disfigurement
    The physical and emotional suffering caused by a disfiguring injury cannot be overstated. Not only will most victims undergo numerous painful surgical procedures, many will also suffer the emotional effects of having their appearance dramatically altered.
  • Compensation for Workplace Car Accidents
    Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits if you are injured in a work-related car accident.
  • Surveillance and Workers' Comp Claims
    If you file a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits, be aware that employers and their insurance companies routinely hire private investigators to monitor claimants’ activities after the workplace accident.
  • Age Discrimination
    A 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a subgroup of workers aged 50 and over can move forward with an Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) suit based on the claim they were passed over in favor of younger employees.
  • Unpaid Interns
    Internships can be a win-win situation for business hopefuls and employers alike. Unfortunately, there are occasionally cases where unpaid interns are wrongly classified and taken advantage of by employers.



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