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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 -

    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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    Have you been witnessing things in the workplace that just aren't right? Do you work with someone who brags about doctoring their expense accounts or invoices? Do you have proof that your employer is guilty of systematically defrauding the government?
  • Whistleblowers' Computers May Be Monitored
    Whistleblowers play an important role in upholding laws and industry regulations. They are also often in precarious positions where they can face demotion, termination, and other adverse actions from their employers for their choice to report the violations they observe.
  • Retaliation after Reporting Sexual Harassment
    It takes great courage to report sexual harassment on the job.
  • Abusive Supervisors
    Recently, the Journal of Business Ethics published a study by the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the impact of abusive supervision in the workplace.
  • Corporate Whistleblowers and Federal Law
    If you have been a witness to fraud or corruption as a federal employee, you need to know your rights.
  • Negotiating a Severance Agreement
    When someone is securely employed, they may not want to think about severance agreements. However, if you are terminated, it is essential that you know your rights.
  • Staying Current with Transgender Law
    Currently, 1.7 million people in the United States identify as transgender. With recent media attention on the difficulties transgender individuals have faced regarding bathroom access and discrimination in schools, workplace settings, and other public spaces throughout the country, many employers are changing their policies to become more inclusive and prevent costly discrimination settlements.
  • Legislating Opioid Prescriptions for Workers’ Compensation Recipients
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  • Preventing Workplace Violence in a Violent Society
    There are several tactics a company may engage in to prevent and avoid workplace violence situations between employees, employers and third-party vendors that may visit the location. Through using such methods, it is possible to remove the potential for violence entirely or minimize it so that only the most violent person participates in the vicious activity.
  • Are You Entitled to Take Family Leave?
    Under What Circumstances Can You Apply For Family Leave? Pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an eligible employee working for a covered employer is entitled to unpaid leave in specified situations, including the birth of a child and to care for the newborn and following placement of a child for adoption or foster care.

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