How To Know It's Time To Leave BigLaw

Law360, Grand Rapids (November 1, 2017, 10:33 AM EDT) -- BigLaw often means big pay, big benefits and a big workload, but the weighty cachet of a large law firm career is not for everyone, and for those thinking of exiting, timing is key.

A midcareer move to a boutique, midsize law firm or away from private practice altogether can have major long-term consequences, both positive and negative, on lawyers' long-term aspirations. There are numerous ways to make the move too fast, too slow or for the wrong reasons.

Legal recruiters say those considering a move away from BigLaw should first determine what their prospects are at their current firms, what...

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