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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Jan 31, 2017

Should I stay or should I go? It’s that time of year again! Whether it’s a different firm or that coveted in-house position, (or maybe you are thinking it is time to leave the practice of law all together) it can feel like happiness only exists somewhere else. I truly enjoyed my conversation with legal recruiter, Kelly DeMascio. I reached out to her to discuss a recent survey she conducted on associate retention, and was excited to hear her thoughts on what it takes to find happiness in your legal career, what firms and businesses really think of candidates seeking flexible work arrangements, and what she thinks attorneys could be doing to better set themselves up for success.


What you’ll learn:


  • What are the primary reasons Associates stay put
  • What law firms are doing to increase retention
  • Initiatives that firms are creating to increase job satisfaction (happiness!)
  • How to prepare for and what to expect in the lateral process
  • The number one thing Kelly wishes all associates knew about make a career transition


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