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by Jay Reeves |

Do you have a transition plan?

lawyers in transitionLawyers’ identities are often wrapped up in their profession. For many lawyers it’s hard to imagine doing anything else other than being a lawyer. However, there comes a time when attorneys have to start thinking about their transition out of practice. What does transition look like? What does transition mean financially? When should you start thinking about a transition plan? There are so many things consider. Lawyers Mutual has an entire blog series devoted to helping lawyers in transition. Here’s a look at our “lawyers in transition toolkit” blog series.

Part 1 - Get Your Mind Right

Part 2 - Imagining a Life Beyond the Law

Part 3 - When is it Time to Make a Change?

Part 4 - Finding the Right Words to Say

Part 5 - Don’t Call It Retirement

Part 6 - Keeping the Law Practice in the Family

Part 7 - Come Up with a Plan Today for a Smooth Transition Tomorrow

Part 8 - Financial Planning Prepare a Financial Plan for your Transition

Part 9 - Health Planning Plan for Your Health During a Career Transition

Part 10 - Can’t Afford to Quit

Part 11 - Time to Quit, But Don’t Want To?

Part 12 - Build Deep Bench

Have you started thinking about a transition plan for your practice? Another great resource is the NCBA’s Transitioning Lawyers Commission.

About the Author

Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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