How to Tell You Are Ready to Quit Biglaw

This article from TechnoLawyer provides great insight on four signs that it might be time for you to move on from biglaw.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“If you’re a biglaw attorney, privately threatening to quit your job at least once a day is pretty much standard. And why wouldn’t you? Who wants to deal with the long hours, demanding clients, and office jerks? Fantasizing about leaving, formulating exit strategies, and implementing five-year plans are as endemic to biglaw as all-nighters and free meals. Of course, threatening to quit and quitting are quite different. How can you tell when it’s really time to go? Whether your inner compass is broken or you already have one foot out the door, read on to learn about the four tell-tale signs that it’s time to say sayonara to biglaw.”

In brief, if…

  • you no longer buy into work-related “emergencies”
  • you are trying to get them to fire you
  • your Sunday night blues are more like Sunday night depression, or
  • you feel like your work is literally destroying your life

… then it’s probably time to quit biglaw and move on to a new venture.

Can you relate to any of these signs?  The article is available at the link above.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.


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