3/4 of attorneys want out

February 16, 2009
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Based on an unscientific, informal poll on our Web site, 75 percent of you have said you are leaving the practice of law to pursue another career or you are at least considering it. The sample of this question is small, but it’s definitely large enough to be taken seriously.

I’d invite anyone who answered “yes” to explain why here. Is it because of the economy? Are you burnt out on your job or career? Are there other personal or professional reasons why you are leaving? As always, comments can be made anonymously.

We haven’t asked a similar survey question before, so this could actually be the normal response to this question by attorneys at any point in the year and in any economy. I don’t want to blame the high number on the economy, but with the doom and gloom being reported in national law journals and news outlets, and the chatter we hear in our Indiana legal community, the economy could be giving people the push to get out of the legal world and into another.

If you haven’t already voted, you still can today and tomorrow at http://www.theindianalawyer.com.
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