There was a time when the career path of a lawyer was straighter than an arrow.
You went to law school, articled with a firm that hired you as an associate. You worked hard, made partner, at some point took part in management, then retired.
Or perhaps you shifted your practice to one other firm, but essentially the road in front of you was well-worn and clear.
Yes, I’m talking about life before 1990.
Now the road is strewn with rocks and pebbles, and juts around landslides.
The career path of lawyers is less linear.
As a result, an interesting . . . [more]