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Happy Lawyer Profile Writing Contest
Mar 29, 2022
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
Feb 17, 2022
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.
Sep 21, 2021
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?