How Lawyers Can Change Their Practice Area in a Law Firm
 
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

It is difficult to switch practice areas, but it can be done. Your ability to switch practice areas will depend upon your academic background, the length of time you have practiced, the law firm you are with, the condition of the legal job market, the market demand of the practice areas you want to leave and enter, your geographic location, and perhaps pure luck. However, as you consider the different types of law you could change to, the most important aspect involving the switching of practice areas is the question of who you are specifically.