Updated: July 2, 2024

By the time a lawyer enters their late 50s, many have been practicing for 20 years or more. Increasingly one is likely to begin wondering what the next steps will be. This series of Web pages engages the array of opportunities and challenges facing attorneys in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. Some common themes include finding interests outside of the law, financial well-being, ways of cutting back, retirement, ethically closing one’s practice, and taking care of your mental and physical health.

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The Law Firm Guide to Closing Your Practice
Guidance on the right time and tools for lawyers, families, and partners

Managing Transitions
Approaches to exiting the practice

Identifying New Directions
Life after retirement

Changes in Mental Capacity
Understanding changes

Financial Concerns
Resources for a secure retirement

More information on retirement