What You Need to do Immediately if You Lose Your Attorney Job: Take these Actions Right Now

 
  • Most attorneys will end up losing their jobs at some point.
  • This can happen for a number of reasons.
  • This doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for your legal career.
  • The future of your legal career depends on what you do right before and after you lose your job.
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

At some point in their legal careers, most attorneys lose their jobs. It happens to attorneys at all levels. While many see this coming, most have no idea how to respond in a way which will protect their futures. The reasons you lose your position can be
 
  • Due to forces outside of your immediate control (the financial health of your organization, politics over which you have no control)
  • Due to forces within your control (having done poor work, upsetting the wrong people, having a bad attitude, not networking with the right people, not having enough hours).