Career Evaluation

The following questions are designed to help attorneys evaluate their career objectives:


  • What jobs do (did) your parents and siblings hold, and how do (did) their expectations affect you?

  • Why did you choose to attend law school, and how was that decision similar to or different from the other choices you have made, before or since?

  • What hobbies or activities outside the workplace have you engaged in and enjoyed, from childhood forward, and what about them do you enjoy?

  • Have you held any jobs in the past that you enjoyed more than your current job, and if so, why?


  • What is your current (or most recent) job, and what about it do (did) you like and dislike?

  • Who are two people you admire, and what are their best qualities?

  • Is there anyone you know or know of whose job you would prefer to have, and why?

  • What skills do you possess that you are not currently using, and what additional skills would you most like to be developing?


  • If you could find a job within the legal profession that you enjoyed and were satisfied with, would you want to remain a lawyer, or are you committed to a career change?

  • Do you have a sense of what you want to do next, or do you need help to learn what kinds of options are available?

  • How much money do you want to make, and how much do you need to make in your next job?

  • Do you have a resume and cover letter that present you with strength, or do you need input about how to advocate regarding the facts of your career?

Call or email Kathy Morris to inquire about confidential, individual counseling conducted in-person or at a distance to assist you in changing jobs, changing careers, or performing more effectively in your current role.