Who can I talk to?
January 31, 2012 11:23 AM Subscribe
Lawyer in a career rut. I need to get some advice, but from who?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been a lawyer for almost 10 years now, with the same firm out of law school. Still an associate, but that is partly by choice - I have no desire to be a partner. I just want to do interesting work, have interaction with clients and be intellectually stimulated.
I do a lot of administrative law work, like filling out forms. This requires a lot of experience, but I have that experience and now I feel like I can do it in my sleep. I've never taken a deposition in my career. I've been involved in one piece of litigation in 10 years. My firm just doesn't do a lot of that kind of stuff, which I had knew going in but hoped would change. It hasn't.
I want to speak about this and whether to find a new job with a career coach or someone equivalent but I really don't know where to start. I do not trust the head of career services at my law school because she is a notorious talker and I cannot trust that she won't go blabbing to members in my firm.
Who else can I talk to who would help me either find marketable skills to move to a new position or give me some ideas on how to make my current position more fulfilling?