Hindi Greenberg

Hindi Greenberg, J.D., is the president of Lawyers in Transition, a premier resource for information on the topics of attorney career satisfaction and options. Ms. Greenberg consults individually with lawyers across North America; does outplacement work for law firms, corporations, and government agencies; and is qualified as an expert witness when the topics address lawyer salary, employment qualifications or career options. Ms. Greenberg has written the best selling, The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook (2nd edition, HarperCollins). She is the co-author of Beyond L.A. Law: Break the Traditional "Lawyer" Mold (National Association for Law Placement/Harcourt Brace), and a chapter author in Breaking Traditions: Work Alternatives for Lawyers(American Bar Association).

Hindi Greenberg graduated from the University of Minnesota and received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (top 10%) in 1974. She is a member (inactive) of both the State Bar of California and the American Samoa Bar Association. Following graduation from law school, Ms. Greenberg clerked for a thirteen judge Superior Court in Northern California and for the Chief Justice of the High Court of American Samoa. She then worked as a business litigator at a prestigious national law firm, in a boutique San Francisco firm, and as an in-house litigation lawyer. In 1984, she left full-time practice and then worked for law firms as an independent contractor while developing her career consulting firm.


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Is a Switch from Lawyer to Business Owner in Your Future?

by Hindi Greenberg  |  December 03, 2012

Some of you may be considering starting your own business. Because the media repeatedly reports glowing stories about the latest 29-year-olds to sell their companies for $20,000,000, many people are now deciding to act on their dream of founding the next Google or Starbucks. Perhaps the motivation driving the rapid rise in self-employment is a desire for independence-"No one is going to fire, underpay, or under-appreciate me again!" The turning point for lawyers often comes after they are... Read More >

Fired from a Job? Here’s How to Talk About It

by Hindi Greenberg  |  November 06, 2012

If you have been fired from your job and are interviewing for new positions, it is natural to be concerned about how a prospective employer will perceive your departure. It is important to prepare a reasonable and well-articulated explanation to help your interviews go smoothly. First, it is important to avoid making negative comments about your former employer. You do not want to give prospective employers the impression that, if you are hired and things don't go as well as planned, you... Read More >

How to Successfully Leave a Law Job

by Hindi Greenberg  |  October 02, 2012

Hindi Greenberg, J.D., is the president of Lawyers in Transition. She consults with individual lawyers nationwide on career satisfaction and options in and out of law, and with law firms on outplacing their attorneys. How do you change your current legal employment for a new law job or one outside the practice of law, without burning bridges or committing ethical violations? The following are some things to consider in order to transition more smoothly, whether you work for or are a... Read More >

Going Solo: Success as a Solo Practitioner

by Hindi Greenberg  |  September 11, 2012

Hindi Greenberg, J.D., is the president of Lawyers in Transition. She consults with individual lawyers nationwide on career satisfaction and options in and out of law and with law firms on outplacing their attorneys. Going out on your own or starting a new firm with several other lawyers can seem like a formidable task, but for those individuals who desire self-sufficiency and want to choose their own cases, clients and lifestyle, it is a viable alternative. Most solos either continue with... Read More >

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