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Here’s why we’ll never actually stop being a lawyer

October 13, 2015

Last week I had a great conversation with an attorney who I had worked with to leave the law. He is about to begin working at a small tech start up. While he was dissatisfied at his firm job and wanted a completely new space in which to work and was excited about this new […]





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Instructions

September 30, 2015

As I’ve written about before, my five year old son is devoted to one thing in his life right now … Star Wars Legos toys. These Lego sets and ships he entertains himself with on his play table (and that I help construct) are not that simple to complete. That’s why Lego provides a detailed […]





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Flying

September 5, 2015

I was on vacation recently with my wife and two kids. And while it does take some time for me to disconnect from my normal life when we go on vacation, we were able to ultimately arrive at a nice and mindful and fun routine. One way we did so was by catching up on […]





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Identity, money and that novel we all want to write

August 26, 2015

This week, I am very excited to have former BigLaw attorney now author Amy Impellizzeri come by Leave Law Behind to answer a few questions that seem to always come up for many of us looking to leave the law. And Amy is perfectly positioned to help us out. Amy practiced for thirteen years as a corporate litigator […]





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A break

August 17, 2015

On Sunday mornings, I play basketball with a group of 10 to 20 guys at the neighborhood park. They say the tradition goes back over 30 years. And the rules haven’t changed much in that time: 4 on 4 half court, first team to hit 24 points wins, must win by two baskets, no three pointers, […]





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Help

August 5, 2015

My son is five years old and this year he discovered Star Wars. And the main way he enjoys Star Wars is through playing with his Star Wars Lego toys. The Ewok Attack set. The Battle on Saleucami set. The Phantom ship. The Jedi Interceptor. He loves ‘em. And he’s actually pretty good at building […]





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The four things you need to do before applying for the job at the end of this post, or for that matter, any job

July 22, 2015

Last week, I publicly declared that I was a writer. And guess what? The world didn’t end. I wasn’t ridiculed. No one said I was arrogant or pompous or simply mistaken. In fact, I received a lot of supportive emails. I received a lot of emails from attorneys saying they felt like they were writers […]





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The one thing we cannot deny or suppress any longer

July 9, 2015

It was in the garage on a recent Saturday that I was reminded of what I want to be in life. As my wife and I tried to package items to give away or throw away, and as our kids scoured the shelves and bins for old toys they had forgotten but now wanted to […]





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How some leave the law and others do not

June 24, 2015

I was talking with an unhappy and dissatisfied attorney who so badly wants to leave the law but is having difficulty dealing with the pain and shame she regularly feels when she looks back on her time in law school and at the firm. She feels it’s been a waste of time. She feels it’s […]





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Leaving the law is first about arriving back with our self

June 2, 2015

This past Saturday night I wrote. The family was asleep. Asleep. Asleep and quiet. We have a new dog, this great, young, big bundle of energy and the dog was asleep. The house was quiet. I was quiet. Very quiet. And for the first time in what had been a busy week I was really […]





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