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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@ymail.com | 919-619-2441

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Over the course of his 35-year career he was a solo practitioner, corporate lawyer, legal editor, Legal Aid staff attorney and insurance risk manager. Today he helps lawyers and firms put more mojo in their practice through marketing, work-life balance and reclaiming passion for what they do. He is available for consultations, retreats and presentations.

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