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Category: Lawyers Quitting Practice

Bay Street Lawyer turned Entrepreneur, Diversity Consultant and Author

Ritu Bhasin worked at corporate law firms on Bay street for almost ten years before starting bhasin consulting inc., a diversity consulting firm. Bhasin consulting works with organizations to create an inclusive and diverse work environment by recognizing cultural differences and focusing on leadership development and talent management. Ritu is not only an entrepreneur but […]

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Lawyer Turned Thought-Leader, Public Speaker and Entrepreneur

  Debbie Epstein Henry practiced litigation for six years before leaving to focus on consulting, writing and public speaking. Since exiting law, she has also authored two books and is the co-founder and managing director of Bliss Lawyers, a company that lends out lawyers on temporary engagements. We recently had the chance to talk to […]

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Law, Mortgage and Medical Marijuana

  Charlie Bachtell was a practicing lawyer and a business executive at a mortgage bank before starting his own medical cannabis company, Cresco Labs. Cresco Labs is a medical cannabis cultivator, processor, manufacturer and retailer for patients in a growing number of states, including Illinois and Pennsylvania. They strive to be a leader in the field, […]

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Leaving Law for Tech Start-Ups

  Russell Lakey practiced law for three years before launching his first tech start-up, Babafoo. He later sold it and moved on to start his current company, QwkPic. QwkPic is a mobile app that allows people to get an iPhone photographer on demand, and get the high-quality photos sent directly to their smartphone. The Road […]

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3 Things To Do Before Quitting Your Job

Many people dream about leaving their jobs but are scared of losing financial stability. If you’re one of those people then you have definitely wondered what to do before quitting your job to ensure success. We’ve taken the reoccurring themes and advice from the lawyers we’ve interviewed and compiled a list of three things that […]

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Lawyer Overturns Prohibition Law to Open Craft Distillery

  Paul Hletko practiced law on and off for almost 20 years before starting FEW Spirits, a craft distillery producing gin, whiskey and bourbon. Over the years, Paul has left law many times to pursue interests including teaching entertainment law, playing guitar professionally, opening a brew pub, and even running a record label. However, he […]

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5 Tips for Success from Lawyer-Entrepreneurs

Throughout our LQP series, we have had many lawyers-turned-entrepreneurs share their insights and tips for success. We have combined five of our favourite quotes below. 1) Be the Best This first quote is from Gurvinder Bhatia who grew his wine business for 20 years. He highlights the importance of a hard-working attitude. “If I’m going […]

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Best LQP Interviews of 2017

  As we enter 2018, we want to showcase our most popular Lawyers Quitting Practice interviews of 2017. These top two articles have inspired many with their unique stories of leaving law and starting something new. In the spirit of the new year, we hope that everyone can gain some perspective and make a resolution […]

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Teaching Meditation for Lawyers

  Lara Wharton practiced law for only seven months before moving on to follow her passion of teaching meditation for lawyers and other professionals. Under her brand, Listen Lightly, she provides meditation workshops for law firms and corporate clients, online guided meditations, and blog content about the power of mindfulness and meditation. The Road to […]

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3 Tips for Leaving Law Behind to Start a Business

  Throughout our LQP series, we have talked to a number of lawyers that left law to pursue and succeed in other areas. Every single one of them has had a unique career path with different passions and opportunities available to them. There is however a few common threads we’ve noticed among them. 1) Always […]

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