As part of Not Your Average Law Job's goal to help lawyers find their happy, we have curated a book list of our favourite reference materials about happiness, law practice, legal careers and career change. Have a go-to book or article that we have missed? Send it to us at so we can add it to our list.

The New What Can You Do With a Law Degree

By Larry Chard Ph.D. & Tanya Hanson J.D.

A Lawyer's Guide to Career Satisfaction Inside, Outside & Around the Law

This book introduces lawyers to a five-part model for career satisfaction, based on the principle that the better the fit between your career identity and your job, the greater your long-term satisfaction. The model helps you to identify your career identity so that you can find lifelong satisfaction in the traditional practice of law, or through an alternative career. The book also contains career exercises, career-finding techniques and a list of 800+ ways to use your law degree.