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Taking Time Off From Practicing Law: How Will It Impact Your Future Marketability?

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Senior Managing Director-East Coast
Practicing law is hard work. The hours are unpredictable, the clients can be demanding, and the push to partnership can be exhausting and stressful. Not surprisingly, lots of attorneys take some time off over the course of their career and do so for a multitude of reasons, whether to relocate, travel, have a child, care for an ailing loved one, or to earn an additional degree.
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