What If You Don’t Want to Be a Lawyer Anymore?

When I quit my job as a corporate lawyer in 2008, I thought that I was taking a one year sabbatical to travel around the world. I never expected that this blog, something I started to keep my family and friends updated about where I was going, would turn into a bigger project, and eventually a new career.

As the site grew, I received more and more emails from lawyers and law students confused about what options existed for them with their background. Some were miserable, some were bored, others were just curious.

Alternative Careers for Lawyers Interview Series

I decided to put together a Q&A series on alternative careers for lawyers, one that used the same 5 questions for each former attorney to ask them how they saw the world today, and to let them provide advice for readers seeking information a career change. I called it Thrillable Hours, a play on billable hours, which I found hilarious and non-lawyers find baffling.

You can find those interviews at the bottom of this page.

Thrillable Hours: Career Q&As for Lawyers

In addition to the series below, I wrote a piece in 2015 on Redbook about why I quit my job, and what to think about if you are considering doing the same.

For lawyers looking at alternative careers but staying put for the moment, check out Associate Mind’s long list of online resources for new lawyers, from books to articles and much more. For those who want out…

Resources and Articles for Alternative Law Jobs

There are also a few other sites around the web that provide resources for lawyers seeking a career change:

Books for Non Traditional Law Careers

I hope this series is helpful! I know I have learned a lot from the interviewees, and look forward to continuing to interview and highlight these smart and interesting people.