The Career Doctor™
by Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez
Looking for a first job? Thinking of changing careers?
Facing a lay-off? The Career Doctor™ is a Larchmont psychologist
specializing in career counseling. If you'd like to ask a question of
your own, use our anonymous form, and she
might answer you here. Read more about the Career Doctor here.
Contact information is here.
FLEXIBLE LEGAL JOB? WORKING
Dear Career Doctor:
I am recovering from a two year illness and need to get back into
the job market. I am somewhat disabled so am unable to drive. I
practiced law 20 years ago, before having kids. Now I need to work
for financial reasons. Because I still have school aged children
and am disabled, I need to find employment with flexibility.
ideas for somebody in my position?
Working from home, using your computer and law skills should be
possible. For example, all large law firms have what are called "library"
lawyers who do a lot of research and writing, but do not have face-to-face
contact with clients or even other lawyers. And many law firms
outsource some of their work.
So, make a list of all the law firms that would appeal to you,
given your area of expertise or personal style. Check and see if
have web sites that give information that is helpful to you. Contacting
the firms by phone might be better than emailto get initial information
about how they hire. If you were at the partner level, try to reach
the managing partner of the firm. If you are more associate level,
call Human Resources -- and ask if they use a hiring recruiter.
It sounds like you have had a very hard time, and I wish you the
best of luck finding work you enjoy from home.
The Career Doctor
The Career Doctor cannot answer every question here, and she does not respond to personal emails.
The Career Doctor™ is Larchmont
psychologist and career counselor, Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez.
Her office is at 90 Beechtree Drive in Larchmont, 914-834-1982.