When lawyers decide to change the way they practice, it seems to be a more common story that they leave a big firm to strike out on their own, rather than the other way around. LAWPRO even has a questionnaire designed to help those considering sole practice.

However, some lawyers do make the opposite change. Ruth Carter, writing in Attorney at Work, describes her very positive experience swapping solo life for a mid sized firm. There were some pretty clear advantages (admin staff, colleagues nearby to confer with, etc) and a few adjustments required as well (such as a more structured work day and getting used to water cooler talk again). Click here to read her story.

And remember, with any change of firms, you need to consider the insurance implications. The article Here Today, Gone Tomorrow provides scenarios to consider and information on how changing firms affects your LAWPRO coverage.

Categories: Career Management