Feeling a little squeezed lately? Tired, cranky and just possibly thinking that the dream you followed is more like a nightmare? Wondering how you can change it? You’re not alone. A lot of lawyers just like you are itching to dive into brand-new waters in their careers. Some out of necessity (read layoffs and dismal law placement figures), some because our transitioning profession is turning up new models of practice. And some are making the leap for the sheer joy of change—and that cool, refreshing feeling of freedom! In this issue of Law Practice, we celebrate the spirit of independence with a mix of real-life first-person stories and advice from top career experts that you’ll want to soak in. Maybe it’s time you take the leap … and make a big splash!