Life is Too Short to Hate Your Job

Life is Too Short to Hate Your Job

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"You’ll never find 100 happy Canadian lawyers."

When we first talked to people about our Not Your Average Law Job™ project, we were met with skepticism. The project kicked-off with a single profile on a happy Canadian lawyer, who took a non-traditional path. Now, less than a year later, the project is on track to hit 100 happy lawyer profiles by the summer of 2022 and won’t stop there. There are far more than 100 happy Canadian lawyers.
Give yourself a minute (or 5) to think

Give yourself a minute (or 5) to think

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Legal work requires deep thought and creativity, but when you have back-to-back client calls, non-stop meetings, and deliverables due in the morning, you won’t have the time or the focus you need to do your best work.
Happy Lawyer Profile Writing Contest

Happy Lawyer Profile Writing Contest

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Not Your Average Law Job (“NYALJ”) is launching a new profile writing contest for anyone with an interest in writing, promoting happiness in law and non-traditional legal career paths. Enter today for a chance at winning a cash prize!
Lessons from happy lawyers

Lessons from happy lawyers

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Don’t be miserable. Get inspired.

Law students often get the message that lawyers are expected to work long hours and are at risk of developing mental health or addiction issues. The problem is when people are taught to expect to be miserable in law, many will figure it’s a waste of time searching for a legal career that brings them happiness.
Happy lawyers

Happy lawyers

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Five things they have in common.

From our first day of law school, myths abound: Only in-house jobs offer work-life balance; there is no happiness to be found at a big firm, but working there might be worth it for the money; all the best jobs are in big cities. But are these beliefs well-founded?

Not Your Average Support – Any Amount

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