Careers for Lawyers

When considering a career change, lawyers should consider the jobs and careers that would give them the best chance to use their most enjoyable skills, interests and motivations to enable them to find the career that best suits their personality.

Lawyers have a portfolio of transferrable skills for alternative careers, roles and jobs within and out of the legal sector and set out below are some initial ideas for lawyers who are considering a career change. This is not a complete list so please do not feel restricted to these career choices.

ALTERNATIVE CAREERS WITHIN AND OUT OF THE LEGAL SECTOR

WITHIN LAW

  • Armed Forces Lawyer
  • Barristers’ Clerk
  • Company Secretary
  • Court Clerk
  • Court Reporter
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Further Study
  • Government Legal Service
  • In-house Lawyer
  • Law Centre Worker
  • Law Costs Draftsman
  • Law Society Official
  • Law Firm – Non Law Role (Business Development, HR)
  • Legal Publishing
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Local Government Official
  • Locum
  • Professional Support Lawyer
  • Teaching/Lecturing

 OUT OF LAW

  • Author/writer
  • Business Owner
  • Business/Management Consultancy
  • Careers Advisor
  • Civil Servant
  • Charity Sector
  • Coroner
  • Design
  • Estate Agent
  • Events Planning
  • Financial Services/Banking
  • Further Study
  • HR
  • Insurance
  • Journalism
  • Life Coach/Trainer
  • Mediation
  • Sales
  • Police
  • Politics
  • Property Development
  • PR
  • Publishing and Media
  • Recruitment
  • Registrar
  • Retail
  • Teaching

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