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 1991 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 and a history minor.
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 daily 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 in D.C., and was much happier in the years she spent in publishing. She got to do fun stuff (for her) like write articles and run magazines.
After publishing this blog for a few years just for the heck of it, she realized that she really, really liked helping unhappy attorneys figure out what the they could do with their lives besides be miserable practicing law. And thus, Jennifer Alvey, JD, Coaching was born.
Jennifer has trained with The Coaches Training Institute, and currently lives in the Nashville, TN area. You can reach her at email@example.com, or at 947-7521, area code 615. Or, check out her LinkedIn profile.