The Right To Not Practice Law
Bill and Chet: It seems that one of the things that most lawyers have in common is that they would rather not be lawyers. Well, at least quite a few are interested in at least exploring their options when it comes to nontraditional legal careers. After all, writer and producer David E. Kelley, Southwest Airlines president Herb Kelleher and baseball manager Tony La Russa all left the law to do other things - other things that sound much more interesting than drafting pleadings or contracts.
There are two excellent sources for exploring options for those attorneys who don't necessarily want to practice law. The first is a book titled What Can You Do with a Law Degree, by Deborah Arron. The second book is The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook, by Hindi Greenberg. These materials help you decide if the law is right for you and what type of career moves you could consider to make your career more fulfilling - either inside or outside the law.
Both of these authors, who are also available for personal consultations, are in the business of assisting people who want to explore options other than the traditional legal practice.
More information about these books and sources similar to those mentioned above can be found at www.emplawyernet.com/books/choices/index.cfm.