Leaving the Law is a community for those who are unhappy practicing law. It is written by Jennifer Alvey, a recovering lawyer.
Jennifer is a graduate of Duke Law School, where she was an articles editor on the Duke Law Journal. She attended Transylvania University (yes, really. And no, the school mascot is not a vampire) and graduated cum laude with a BA in political science.
After law school Jennifer clerked on a federal appeals court in Washington, DC, and then jumped into BigLaw at a top 10 DC firm. By the end of her first year there, she was crying every day on her way to work. Mind you, that did not stop her from practicing law. No, no, no! Only 3 jobs later did she finally realize that the problem was not the firm where she worked, but working at any law firm. Eventually, she got a job with a legal publisher, and was much happier in the years she spent in publishing doing fun stuff like write for magazines and run them.
After publishing this blog for a few years, she realized that she really, really liked helping people figure out what the heck they could do with their lives besides be miserable practicing law. And thus, Jennifer Alvey, JD, Coaching was born. Check out Jennifer’s practice at www.jenniferalvey.com.
Jennifer has trained with The Coaches Training Institute, and currently lives in the Nashville, TN area. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 947-7521, area code 615. Or, check out her LinkedIn profile.