On pursing a new career direction, after law

In the August 22, 2014, The Lawyers Weekly,  Whitney Borins was quoted discussing the issues surrounding leaving legal practice to explore other career paths, after completing your LL.B.

On having a law degree, “It is seen as an asset, agrees Whitney Borins, a legal consultant with the RainMaker Group in Toronto. “It proves you are smart and hardworking,” she says.

On stepping out of the legal profession: “The hardest part is leaving the money.” says Borins. “You have to be realistic.” The second reality, she notes is that exiting may be a one way street. “It is very difficult to move back in. People are looking for experience. There is also a stigma attached to leaving.”

“Staying in touch is critical. “Networking is your best friend.” says Borins.”

For the full article: Departing from the beaten career path

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