I know I don’t want to practice law anymore, but I don’t know what I do want to do. 

If you don’t want to practice law anymore, but confused about how to go about this or feel stuck, then consider the help of a professionally trained career counselor.

A professionally trained career counselor can help you determine alternative career paths and help you examine if you are in the right field. They can help to you to identify your aptitudes, strengths, transferable skills, interests, personal style, values, and possible psychological barriers preventing you from moving forward. For those of you who have a pretty good sense of who you, a few sessions without any testing may suffice and bring you some clarity.

PsychologyToday.com provides a list of professionally trained career counselors and their backgrounds. Try to find a career counselor that has an understanding of the legal field and has had experience counseling attorneys to transition to other fields.

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Published by Sheryl Odentz on LinkedIn on February 25, 2021. Sheryl Odentz is the founder of Progress in Work LLC, an award-winning career management firm that provides lawyers and other professionals within the legal industry the following services: business development training/coaching, executive/leadership coaching and outplacement/career transition counseling. For more information, contact Sheryl at 212-532-6670 or sodentz@progressinwork.com