So you went through three years of law school only to eventually decide that you don't want to practice law? No problem. Your J.D. offers you a plethora of other opportunities that don't involve typical attorney work.
This article deals with the hazards of the economic downturn and how legal professionals and employees are responding to the stress involved. Economic deterioration is a major issue with the lawyers, among whom a high rate of suicide has been reported. Law firms are resorting to pay cuts, layoffs etc.
One of the most important steps in the career planning process involves evaluating the market to see what is available. Some students may need to spend less time on this step because they already have a clear idea of what and where they want to practice. On the other hand, realities of the job market may require subsequent modification of initial objectives.