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Italians give the best goodbyes. During a lunch in Rome over the summer, we sat across from a family of Italians sharing a meal and saying goodbye to each other. The oldest son was clearly leaving home to go somewhere – moving to another city or college perhaps – and I couldn’t take my eyes […]

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It’s been one year since my husband and I packed up our Upper West Side apartment and left New York City. I used to think that leaving Biglaw was the last chapter of this book, but now I realize that leaving NYC was the true ending. I moved to the city in 2009 after graduating […]


“How to Know When It’s Time to Leave Biglaw” Is Available Now! My e-book, “How to Know When It’s Time to Leave Biglaw,” is available for purchase on Amazon now! (Amazon affiliate link)  In this book, I spell out the top 10 telltale signs that it’s time for you to quit Biglaw once and for […]

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Hello again, everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted here. While I haven’t kept up my posting over the last couple of months, I do plan to get back to it with more frequency and consistency. Just like everyone else, I’ve made lots of adjustments in my life over the past couple of months, […]

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Besides a brief period of time in the mid-1990s when Patrick Ewing, John Starks and the rest of the New York Knicks seemed like they might truly have a chance of bringing glory back to New York, I’ve never been a real fan of the NBA. Nevertheless, since I grew up in the 80s and […]

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I Finally Did It! I left my Biglaw job about two years ago and one day, a few months after leaving, I sat down in front of my computer and began a brain dump of all of my thoughts about and tips on how to succeed as a junior associate in Biglaw. I’m not sure […]

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Celebrate Leap Year With a Career Leap of Your Own Since this is a blog all about career satisfaction, and today is Leap Day, I thought there was no better place or time to write about how to take the leap and do the one thing that some of you need to do in order […]

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Thinking About Changing Careers for Something Less Prestigious? Two Common Reactions & What to Do. In a recent post, I wrote about working a part-time job at a boutique fitness studio (a fancy code word for a gym that charges a ton of money for one exercise class) after leaving the law. I left my Biglaw […]

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I owe a great deal to my firm for all of this experience and I’m confident that the skills I gained while working there could transfer to a job in almost any other field. That being said, there are some skills and things that you’re unlikely to learn in Biglaw that I’ve recently picked up […]

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