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From BigLaw To Small: Leaving Your Law Firm Job

Working in BigLaw comes with prestige and money, but as law firm partner Amy Dinn will tell you, it’s not for everybody.

If you’re not happy with law firm life, check out Amy’s video on leaving your law firm job. Her advice may save you from the struggles she dealt with over the tough decision of moving to a smaller firm.

Be sure to watch to the end to find out how big and small firms are different – great insights whether you’re looking for a change or researching what being a lawyer is really like.

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Today’s Guest

Roller Derby Lawyer Amy DinnRoller Derby Lawyer Amy Dinn
Title: Partner, Patel Ervin PLLC
City: Houston, TX
Law School: The Univ. of Texas School of Law in Austin, TX
College: The University of Texas in Austin, TX
Other Career: Amy Dinn was a trial partner in a BigLaw firm. She’s also a professional Roller Derby player and cofounder of Houston Roller Derby. She’s used her legal skills to help the sport on the local, national, and international levels.
 

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