Posts tagged "career change"

Waiting for bar exam results? Do this!

1. You MUST get sleep.  Easier said than done, I know, but at least try to get a good night's sleep. Do whatever you have to do to ensure that you're not wide awake at 3AM imagining the horror of failing when all of the other first years in your office pass. That's just sadist. Get those thoughts out of your head and have sweet dreams. Drink some warm milk. Count sheep (Do NOT contemplate a contract, a tort or a crime involving said sheep or even consider how the sheep are property of the sheep herder! Just count!). And, don't take sleeping pills. The only thing worse than being a lawyer is being a lawyer addicted to sleeping pills.
Bar exam results are forthcoming.  And, I’m reminded of this entry from the Archives. *Cue holiday music.  It’s the most horrible time of the yearrrrr!! ~~~ If you took the Illinois (or any state) bar exam in July, your results may be forthcoming very soon.  Of course, as any test taker knows, the results can’t... Read more »

Oprah's last show is tomorrow and ...

I, for one, am grateful ~ 1/ that the Oprah Winfrey Show has always aired at 4PM EST on ABC, which meant I got to watch it everyday after school 2/ and, although those early shows were sometimes salacious, when I say now that I want to be the kind of journalist who is “more... Read more »

Life After Lawyer

Graduated from the University of Chicago Law School; The Studs Terkel Program aired on 98.7 WFMT between 1952 and 1997.
I recently likened myself to the elf from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  He doesn’t want to be an elf.  He wants to be a dentist.  And, that’s OK. I’m not the only lawyer turned something else.  Here are some of the notable residents of the Island of Misfit Lawyers ~ Today, I am grateful... Read more »

Labor Day Awards: What was your worst job?

Awkward Moments Award: My first office during my first year as a lawyer was next to the partner’s office, where I would often hear the partner on the phone with the client as the client complained about me.  Where is the closest hole? I need to crawl into it. Worst Boss Ever Award: An indecipherable... Read more »

Three Truths for Career Changers

I’m a lawyer.  But, after a few aha moments and several sessions with a career coach, I realized what I should be doing.  So, now, I’m doing it.  I’m a lawyer turned journalist (turned happier person). If you are thinking of changing careers, here are three truths you should know. Truth #1. There will be... Read more »