Working for somebody else can be a drag, and working for other lawyers, specifically, can be challenging.
Let’s face it: Law firms aren’t exactly known for a healthy work-life balance. So lots of associates are looking for a way out, but many wonder if it’s possible to create the kind of job they want, for themselves. That paycheck can be very appealing, for sure.
To find out whether there is life on the other side, and what it looks like, we brought on Jessica Youngs, of Octans Legal, to talk with us about how she left a traditional law firm job to start her own law practice, so she could work and travel — on her own schedule.
So, if you’re looking to get out of the rat race, but not seeing a viable pathway out, listen to someone who did it successfully herself. See that light at the end of the tunnel? It’s actually this podcast.
Jared Correia, a consultant and legal technology expert, is the host of the Non-Eventcast, the featured podcast of the Above the Law Non-Event for Tech-Perplexed Lawyers.