The Lateral Dilemma: Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Arturo Thompson
Take time to understand what you really want and if this new job will help get you there.

Take time to understand what you really want and if this new job will help get you there.

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There’s a good chance that you will have an opportunity to move laterally to a new firm during your first years of practice. You might get a call from a recruiter, someone you know from law school, or someone who was on the other side of a case. When the call comes, the next step is figuring out what you want in a deliberate and thoughtful way. Take time to understand what you really want and if this new job will help get you there. It can be a lot to consider, but over the last seven years, we have developed a three-phase approach that is incredibly effective at helping to answer these big questions.

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