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Precedent is a quarterly magazine (published in February, May, August and November) focusing on ways in which busy practitioners can maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their practices. Inside each issue, readers will find valuable information regarding such topics as:law practice management; professionalism; law office technology; ethical issues; perspectives from the judiciary; practice tips; business aspects of a law practice; and much more.

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    CoverVol. 9, Issue 2 / Winter 2015  

    Changing Realities, Shifting Dreams: Alternative Uses for a Law Degree

    Do you wonder what it would be like to stop being a lawyer? Do you fantasize about starting out fresh in a new career? If so, you’re not alone. Many lawyers and law school graduates – armed with the strengths a J.D. offers – are turning away from the traditional practice of law in order to pursue their dreams in non-traditional or even non-legal careers.

    Getting From Here to There: A Lawyer’s Non-Traditional or Non-Legal Job Search

    Now that you’ve made the decision to pursue a new career, what should you do now? Follow this nine-step process to make that transition as smooth as possible.

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