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What is a typical paycut expected for a midlevel in biglaw going to an in-house legal department (NYC corporate)?

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I’m thinking about leaving as a third year to teach Legal Writing at my old law school-I want to interact with students again (and help them succeed), I like the academic environment, I have no actual… more

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To those who weren't in big law and didn't have a big financial safety net, how did you get out of law?

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Has anyone attempting to become a drone pilot as an exit? I think there could still be some money to be made and i would love to get outside more, and I enjoy editing photos/video. Thoughts?

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I’m thinking about going into programming. Is this a feasible option?

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What are some possible paths from being a corporate big law attorney to getting into an executive position at a public company or a larger private company? I’m casting a wide net here, but my long ter… more

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How is legal recruiting doing right now? Looking to make the leap but the economy seems like it isn’t getting better.

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What are high paying career alternatives for lawyers looking to exit law?

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Any advice for transitioning from ID to something in-house or even out of lawyering completely? The billable hours and “unlimited PTO” (aka no real time off) are killing me and the billable mentality … more

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i wanted to be an attorney my entire life, and i cannot pass the bar. i'm about to throw in the towel, because even if i pass, the traditional law firm model is stuck 50 years in the past, and it&… more

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Loosing motivation and hope about exiting law. Please share success stories whether that be personal or people you know who have successfully exited law.

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So I feel kind of stupid for this.... I just graduated and have been clerking for about 2 months and I’m about to be sworn in here in a couple of weeks. Problem is I’m just not feeling the “law lifest… more

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I am interested in moving from a corporate law practice to Family Law. I would welcome some advice on how to make that happen.

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Any tips on how to find a 9-5, fully remote non legal job that pays the very low 100s?

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How does one transition out of law? End goal is to just write my fiction novels, but for financial reasons I can't do that for the next few years. Is in house the way to start the process or bette… more

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What are some non-legal jobs that lawyers can excel at?

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Any lawyers pivoted to consulting? How is the pay?

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Has anyone here pivoted to a chief of staff position? Particularly interested in chief of staff for an in house legal team which may be too niche but generally curious about how you like it? Did you t… more

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Anyone moved / have thoughts on moving into management consulting from M&A at a firm?

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Hello! Has anyone pivoted to a legal operations position? Do you like it and why?

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Really want to pursue a non legal job but therapist keeps telling me she thinks I should try another legal job. I’m annoyed by this. I can’t tell if she could possibly be right or there is no possible… more

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If you left Biglaw, was it important to you to tell certain colleagues directly, as opposed to letting them hear it through the grapevine? I plan to tell my closest colleagues and most people working… more

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Anyone here ever left a big law job without something else lined up and, if so, can you share a little bit about what your experience in the job market was like?

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4th year IP lit in big law and very ready to put the unpredictable long hours behind me. Is in house realistically a better wlb or is it just the grind by a different name? Also contemplating leaving … more

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What is the going rate for career advisors at private law schools?

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What are some options for a big law debt finance associate with only a year under their belt? Willing to take a pretty big paycut, I just can’t do billables anymore.

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Working in house for government right now and I’m looking to leave. Any ideas what my next steps should be? No idea where to start.

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How do you handle the judgments and disappointed from family and friends upon leaving law?

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Does anyone know if JP Morgan drug tests new hires and if so, whether they test for cannabis?

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Is unlimited pto ever a real thing

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Is anyone here in a Legal Operations role (of any level) or know much about those roles? I haven't heard a lot about them but lately I've seen a few Mgr/Dir of Legal Ops job postings and they … more

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Wondering if anyone has insight on what an in-house employment litigation (as opposed to counseling) position deals with on the day-to-day, particularly at a large company facing class-actions and col… more

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Has anyone heard of a former lawyer being hired and successful in a sales role such a as pharmacy sales?

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What are the exit options for someone with restructuring experience (finance rather than corporate focused)? Currently considering an offer for a biglaw restructuring role in the UK and want to know… more

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What are other ways to get out of law aside from legal recruiting? I have insurance defense (MVA and first party property) and labor and employment law experience. Do not want to work for an insurance… more

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I am seeking to leave the practice of law after six years of practice. I am considering legal recruiting. Has anyone made the jump? How did you get into the field? What is a day like as a legal recrui… more

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Does anyone have advice on pivoting into consulting or how to revamp my resume to be less “legal terminology” focused (ex: depositions, mediations)? I am a Houston litigation associate and ready for a… more

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I’ve been practicing for 4 years and I’m miserable but don’t know what I’d like to do instead. Would really appreciate some ideas or insight as to what other careers capture some of the same skills.

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Is anybody a regulatory affairs specialist? What sort of work do you do, do you like it, is the compensation adequate for you? Specific numbers will be cool

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Current 5th year. Started in big law, left to a boutique and changed practice. Happier with the work life balance…much happier. I went from a 100 hour work week to a 30 hour if that. But still not enj… more

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