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Life after BigLaw?

Everyone always tells you that going to law school and being a lawyer will open up all types of job possibilities. I tried being a big firm lawyer and am don't want to continue doing it. I'm looking to figure out life after biglaw and what that actually means. Looking for advice on how to figure out what's next, where to look for jobs that might play to a legal skill set, and how and what to highlight about biglaw experience when looking for the next job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2014 - 12 answers

Yet another career question - what is so terrible about being a lawyer?

I decided that I want to be a lawyer. It was a childhood goal although for some time, I was quite lost as to what I wanted to be when I complete university. Over the past year or so, I have been leaning more and more towards law but people keep telling me not to do it because being a lawyer sucks. I like reading, researching and analyzing. I like writing. I like reading court cases. This should make me a good fit for being a lawyer... right? What should I ask myself if I want to determine whether or not law school would be a good fit and eventual path for my career? [more inside]
posted by cyml on Jan 11, 2014 - 38 answers

Talk me out of law school

Career Change: Nurse or Lawyer [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Jun 30, 2013 - 26 answers

Should I practice without pay?

I've discovered through some digging that I can not pay (but still hold) practice insurance at my new bar and still practice as a lawyer if I'm not doing it for profit. WHO on earth would want to practice and not get paid? Maybe me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 3 answers

How to network with higher ups while on the inside of a company?

I'm starting a contract position at a Fortune 500 company. How can I network my way into a job? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 5, 2012 - 2 answers

Who can I talk to?

Lawyer in a career rut. I need to get some advice, but from who? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 8 answers

This 'Being a Lawyer' Thing

Are you counsel at a legal aid office? Or maybe you're an assistant district attorney? Practicing lawyers in general, but especially those outside of biglaw practice, I'd like for you to tell me about your career, or your day-to-day, etc. [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

What can I do with my professional life?

CareerSwitchFilter: I'm a miserable lawyer, with a bunch of hobbies and skills, but no other kind of professional experience. What career(s)/job(s) should I consider switching to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 - 23 answers

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job.

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Sep 28, 2011 - 60 answers

Is consulting for me?

Management consulting for lawyers. Is there any path for early mid-career lawyers (5-10 years out) in management consulting? Is management consulting for me? [more inside]
posted by yarly on Aug 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Already changing my career!?

Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jun 28, 2011 - 19 answers

How to become a family lawyer in New York City?

I want to work in family law in New York City and I don't really know where to start. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Apr 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Becoming a criminal defense lawyer in L.A.

I am a bankruptcy lawyer in Texas interested in moving to Los Angeles to practice criminal defense. I have significant criminal defense experience from earlier in my career. Could any of you familiar with the Los Angeles criminal courts system answer a few questions about how easy it is to "break in" as a newly arrived criminal defense attorney in L.A.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 1 answer

Go to law school or not?

Hi all, im a 33 male and have been accepted into law school but just cant seem to decide whether I should go or not. [more inside]
posted by inlimbow on Jul 20, 2010 - 50 answers

Should I quit looking in the legal field and become a stock broker?

Out of work law school grad thinking about looking into another career...looking for suggestions....how about a stock broker trainee...? [more inside]
posted by xspot on Oct 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Just won the lay-off lottery

Just got laid off. Don't HAVE to work for about a year. I could hit the pavement hard and try to get right back into lawyering or I could pretty much do whatever I want. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq on May 31, 2009 - 22 answers

Am I really doomed to misery if I go to law school?

Are you a lawyer who loves your job? What do you do, and why do you love it? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Dec 9, 2008 - 36 answers

How can I rise above mediocrity?

LawFilter: How can a person with poor grades and limited experience as an attorney find a good job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Career Counseling needed for Lawyer-type.

Lawyer type looking for possible non-lawyer work needs advice. Okay, you-are-not-my-career-counselor, but I am appealing to the hive mind for advice. I am looking for a job and I need a fresh set of ideas. My fact pattern is a bit odd, and I feel like I’m treading the same ground over and over again in my current search, I want to expand it and don’t know which way to go. Lengthy fact pattern to follow: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me help him and myself.

Please help me help my partner through his career crisis. And help me deal with it, too. [more inside]
posted by Work to Live on Sep 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Is there a way out of corporate law?

What other fields have former corporate lawyers escaped to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Can I take a J.D. abroad, or should I not bother coming back to get one?

Can I export my law degree from the USA? If not, where else should I consider going to law school? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Sep 2, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I decide what to do with my life?

Good News: I'm a 1L enrolled in a Top 20 law school. Bad News: I'm no longer sure I want to be a lawyer. [more inside]
posted by liesbyomission on Aug 17, 2008 - 28 answers

How to un-accept a job offer?

MeFi lawyers, professionals and other grown-ups: how can I renege on a permanent job offer with a law firm that I tentatively accepted without burning too many bridges? Or is there a better solution? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Tax lawyer to move to investing or general management?

A friend's been a tax lawyer of six years at a law firm. With that and a CPA, he wants to change careers: either manage investments or be a general mgmt type. What positions should he pursue, esp in this business clime? Recs for headhunters? He likes money, prestige, and is somewhat risk-averse. He's willing to go int'l, but only speaks english.
posted by shivohum on Apr 4, 2008 - 2 answers

Am I too old for the law?

Am I too old to go to law school? I'm 33 and . . . [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on Mar 24, 2008 - 19 answers

Two roads diverged in a wood...

Law Filter: Transactional vs Litigation. How to choose? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Dec 2, 2007 - 18 answers

...but what do you actually do?

Law/ Lawyer Filter: I've decided on Law School, but am trying to decide which area of law to focus on once I get there. [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 30, 2007 - 24 answers

Get me out of my dead-end legal job.

Help me figure out to do with myself. I'm an early-30's lawyer with school loans well into the 6-digit range. I live in NYC. I hate what I do, I know what I like and am good at, but have no idea how to get from what I'm doing now to what I need to be doing. [more inside]
posted by Gaz Errant on Oct 9, 2007 - 18 answers

Actuary or Lawyer. Why not both?

Actuary or Lawyer. Why not both? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Sep 30, 2007 - 13 answers

When a lawyer wants a new job...

What are some alternative careers for lawyers? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Jun 17, 2007 - 21 answers

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