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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

Legal Articles Related to Employment and Labor

  • Salaried Workers and Overtime Rights
    With a salary usually come many benefits. A salaried worker may receive paid time off, additional medical days, holidays off and other distinct advantages. This position is often associated with a position higher in the company. However, there can be some drawbacks to being a salaried worker. In some situations, employers give this status to employees in order to avoid paying more money for overtime benefits. However, doing so can be a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Wage Theft: The Multi-Million Dollar Problem Pennsylvania Workers should Know About
    Researchers from Temple University say employees lose up to $32 million per year.
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims in Nevada
    Workers’ Compensation is a statutory system of providing benefits for physical harm that arises in the course and scope of (i.e., during) employment.
  • Can I Be Fired While on Medical Leave?
    Most states and employers are at-will in nature, meaning that an employer can fire an employee for any reason so long as it is a legal reason. While some leave laws protect employees from being fired or give employees the right to take time off work, these protections are not absolute. Whether you can be fired while on medical leave depends on the type of leave that you are taking and other factors.
  • 5 Signs Your Boss May Be Underpaying You
    Unscrupulous employers may count on workers not knowing their rights
  • Properly Investigating and Responding to Employee Complaints of Harassment or Discrimination
    No employer wants to hear that an employee is alleging that he or she is the subject of harassment or discrimination. But, when it happens (and it likely will sometime), how an employer handles the situation can make the difference between resolving the matter and potential litigation. Here's a roadmap for employers.
  • Can I Sue My Boss over a Client’s Inappropriate Behavior?
    Your employer’s obligation to keep you safe at work.
  • Can I Be Fired for Missing One Day of Work?
    Most states and employers operate under an at-will system in which employers can terminate employees for any reason and employees can quit for any reason. However, employers cannot terminate employees for an illegal purpose, which may or may not occur if an employee misses one day of work. The reason for missing work and the terms of employment largely dictate whether an employee can be fired for missing one day of work.
  • Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA?
    Woman with chronic health condition sues after her request to work from home was denied.
  • Work Injury Compensation: Everything You Need to Know
    What is the one place most people spend more time in than even their own homes? Even if you discount all those hours staying late at the office when you need to meet deadlines, and consider only the typical 9 to 5 workday, you still spend nearly one-third of your adult life in your workplace.

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