HELPING FEMALE ATTORNEYS FIND A LEGAL CAREER THEY LOVE
Sometimes, we all need to go against the grain and do things that make us happier, more well-rounded and engaged.
I've had three different careers as an attorney. The first as a partner at a traditional law firm in Tennessee. I loved that job, but life changes, and we sometimes have to make difficult choices. For me, this meant leaving the firm in 2006, just one year after becoming a partner.
Why would I do this? Like many women, my hard work led to a certain level of professional success right when I wanted to expand my family. I wanted a second child—and I wanted more time with my kids than being a partner at a firm would allow. Not to mention that my husband was eyeing a position with the U.S. State Department. So on December 23, 2006, with a three-year-old and a six-month-old in tow, I boarded a plane from Knoxville, Tennessee, and moved to Warsaw, Poland, intending to take time off from practicing law.
It may not surprise you that just months after leaving my job, I was already looking to get back to work. I missed my career. I began planning my return to the legal workforce. My husband’s assignment number two took us to Chennai, India.
In Chennai, I took a position with an international Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) company that provides legal support services to large U.S.-based companies and law firms. Thus began my second legal career path, which would eventually lead me to become COO and Director of Legal Solutions.
Today I am fortunate that I have been able to embark on a new career path that enables me to incorporate my love of art, yoga, technology and the practice of law.
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