• One of the most important decisions an attorney can make is deciding whether to stay in or leave a firm.
  • The future of your legal career is dependent on not just what you do but which firm you work in.
  • Leaving your firm can be a good or bad thing for your legal career.
  • Don’t let your legal career be ruined by working at the wrong firm.
Summary: Is your current law firm helping or hurting the progress of your legal career? Find out how to know if leaving your firm is a good idea.

Switching Law Firms as a Career Strategy for Attorneys: When You Should and Should Not Leave Your Law Firm to Get Ahead

The smartest thing that many attorneys can do is leave their firms to get ahead. Likewise, the dumbest thing many attorneys can do is leave their firms to get ahead. The decision to stay or go is so important to the future of an attorney that it is among the most important decisions an attorney can make.
 
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

At one time or another, most attorneys consider whether or not they should stay or leave their current firms. In essence, they are struggling to understand what they want to become and whether or not their current firms will take them there or not.
 
I have seen more careers ruined than I can count because attorneys made the incorrect decision and left their firms when they should have stayed. I have seen a similar number of careers held back and become stagnant because attorneys made the incorrect decision and stayed when they should have left.
 
  1. When You Should Leave Your Current Firm to Get Ahead
 
  1. When you want to work in a different geographic location, where your current firm does not have a significant presence