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Career Management for Lawyers

Practical Strategies to Plan Your Next Chapter
Rachel Brushfield
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Career Management for Lawyers is a practical resource for any lawyer from newly qualified through to those facing a career transition later in life.

Packed with step-by-step guidance, action plans and self-assessment tools, this resource is like having a personal career coach challenge and encourage you to work through key career questions. This practical book covers:

  • the importance of career adaptability
  • how to take stock of your skills and qualities
  • the different types of career crossroads lawyers face
  • case studies of lawyers who have made a successful career transition
  • how to change career direction
  • the importance of developing SMART career goals
  • how to relaunch yourself when changing career direction
  • how to overcome potential blocks to career success.

Whether you’ve recently qualified, are facing a key career crossroads or want to take stock of your career, this book gives you all the essential tools to develop a plan you can put into action.


1. Lawyers and career change; 2. The importance of self-awareness; 3. Common career crossroads and transitions; 4. How to change career direction; 5. Time management for a successful career transition; 6. Relaunching the repositioned you; 7. Overcoming potential blocks to success; 8. Useful career resources; Appendix. 

About the Author

Rachel Brushfield is The Talent Liberator and is the founder of Energise - The Talent Liberation Company. She supports the Law Society’s Recharger course; creates and delivers career events and webinars and writes articles and career transition case studies for The Law Society. Career fulfillment, portfolio careers and helping women to market themselves for career success are key specialisms.

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March 2019


Law Society




120 Pages