There's more to life post-law

Sharp, Garry
July 2005
Lawyer;7/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p31
Trade Publication
The article presents views of Garry Sharp who is a mentor with career counseling service IDDAS, which specialises in supporting senior executives in transition. There are two misconceptions: that lawyers can only be lawyers and that permanent devotion to the partnership is the only viable professional life. The professional tendency to put client demands first, often to the extent of losing sight of one's own objectives, and the wholehearted acceptance of an 'all or nothing' partnership ethos combine to prevent many giving any thought at all to longer-term career planning. For those who do think about the long term, the prospect of moving beyond the law is often discouraging.


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