Are attorneys happy with their jobs anymore? We talk to people in the legal industry to see what makes some attorneys love their jobs while others are miserable.
Unless you are an entrepreneur with funding and other resources available to you (including risk management) to start your own practice, you should find a niche or two among your interests, talents, and skill sets that you can offer to the legal profession. And the big secret in the entrepreneurial world is that as a business owner, you are still seeking to find a niche in the global marketplace but just with higher stakes — such as the livelihood of your staff and clientele, in addition to yourself and your family.
Personal career assessments and tallying of your strengths and weaknesses is essential for keeping you ready for changes. It is common for in-house attorneys and other legal staff to face the axe on short notice for any number of reasons.