Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Fall is a great time of year to make changes, to wake us up from those lazy, hazy days of summer.

Mommy, Esq. is making a change this Fall. I am leaving my Big Firm.

I can't believe I wrote those words but it's official. I gave my notice and I'm moving in-house to a retail company at the end of the month. There are lots of pros and cons which I want to detail for my readers (do I still have any?) since this is a decision most Big Firm lawyers have to make: Do I stay (and try to make partner) or do I go (and where to? how?). If you have any specific questions leave them in the comments.

Ned and Penny also have their own changes: They started pre-school this Fall.

Jojo has her changes: She's walking and talking (a little) and a 15 month whirlwind of terror. (Don't let that Pebbles style hairdo fool you.)

Nanny April has her changes: She's pregnant and due in January.

What does this all mean for the Esqs? Tune back in soon!


LauraC said...

Welcome back.

Liz Jimenez said...

Excited for your new job! I know very little about the legal working world, so would love to hear the pros and cons, at least from a work/life perspective.

And WOO, preschool! Hope they love it.

10lbs said...

Congrats on the move to in house. Trade offs to everything, no? In house opportunities don't come around every day, and there is no guarantee of making partner. You're subject to lots of whims, changes, good luck and bad on that track. From what I hear and read, you get a lot of the good stuff of practice (strategic advice), a constant client, and more regular hours. How was the pay differential?

Sarah said...

Congrats on the changes! I'm a CPA not an attorney but I left public accounting young as a manager - I made the decision early on that I did not want to be partner. Too many hours, too much stress.

Pam said...

Congrats on your changes. I too am an attorney, started out a a boutique firm, moved to a large firm, then moved to the feds. Much prefer the feds, most of the time, as I can't imagine raising twins (or even being married for that matter) with my former billable requirement, let alone sweat the whole "making partner" thing.

Sarah said...

I know you are too busy to check my blog - YES! I saw Dr. Greene at MGH. Tuesdays in the Yawkee building. What a small world.