Should you leave the law or should you stay?
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

One of the most depressing things to me about the practice of law is how many good attorneys quit. They quit for a variety of reasons, but for the most part attorneys quit the practice of law for the wrong reasons.


If you are thinking about quitting the practice of law and doing something else, the odds are you are thinking about doing this for the wrong reasons and will quit for the wrong reasons. Lots of attorneys quit the practice of law and in my experience most of them do so for the wrong reasons.

There are a few valid reasons for quitting the practice of law, however, and to make the best use of your time I will outline these reasons briefly below.

I will then tell you why you should not quit the practice of law—because the odds are pretty good you should not.