What are some of the best jobs a BigLaw associate can transition to in case they burnout?

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What are some of the best jobs a BigLaw associate can transition to in case they burnout?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:24 pm

It can be transactional, litigation, anything. Any practice.

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Re: What are some of the best jobs a BigLaw associate can transition to in case they burnout?

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:35 pm

You can go back and get an MBA and transition into a mid-level or senior business-side role depending on the type and quality of your previous experience (e.g. L&E -> MBA -> Director -> VP of HR is something I've seen). You could try to do compliance for a corporation. I'm not sure how well that pays, but considering that a lot of corporations have chief compliance officers there must be a considerable upside for high performers/the lucky. Just two ideas.

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Re: What are some of the best jobs a BigLaw associate can transition to in case they burnout?

Postby deepseapartners » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:23 am

Probably depends on why you burned out. If it was long, unpredictable hours, then going in-house to a big company will likely (but is not guaranteed to) solve for that particular issue. If the burnout is alienation from your labor, then switching careers is probably the better option.

Is your question more of a preparatory hypothetical, or is are you starting to feel burned out and would like specific advice?




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