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Career Transition Services

The OAAP offers support groups, workshops, seminars, and other assistance to lawyers or judges who are interested in making job or career transitions.

Finding Meaningful Work: A Job-Search Skill Building, Networking, and Support Group

Finding Meaningful Work is a confidential networking and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions. In this group, lawyers will create and execute a personalized job search plan; develop a mission statement and elevator speech; learn and practice networking skills; and hone their job search skills. If you are interested in attending, please contact OAAP Attorney Counselor Shari R. Gregory, at 503-226-1057 or 1-800-321-6227 (OAAP), ext 14.

Career Self-Assessment Workshops

The OAAP also offers career self-assessment workshops several times each year to assist lawyers, judges and law students in identifying satisfying job and career opportunities. These workshops typically meet one evening per week from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. for five consecutive weeks. If you would like additional information about the OAAP career self-assessment workshops, visit the CLEs/Workshops page for upcoming workshops or contact OAAP Attorney Counselors Mike Long at 503-226-1057 or 1-800-321-6227 (OAAP), ext. 11, or Shari R. Gregory, ext 14.

Lawyers in Transition

A “Lawyers in Transition” guest speaker is featured on the first Thursday of each month at noon in the OAAP office at 520 SW Yamhill, Suite 1050, Portland. These presentations are open for anyone to attend. For the current Lawyers in Transition Presentation Calendar, visit our CLEs/Workshops page.

Bibliography for Career Transition

For books on this topic, click here.

Planning for Retirement

Retirement workshops are offered throughout the year by the OAAP. Locations and times vary. Retirement workshops typically meet one evening per week for four or five consecutive weeks.

The Professional Liability Fund has a free book entitled, Planning Ahead: A Guide to Protecting Your Clients' Interests in the Event of Your Disability or Death that contains a checklist for closing your office and other resources that can be used by lawyers and judges who are planning their retirement. For more information, or to order this book, visit the PLF website, www.osbplf.org, and select Publications under the Practice Management tab. 

For More Help or Information

If you have questions, or would like to talk confidentially to an OAAP attorney counselor about any of the issues discussed here, please Contact Us.

To view articles about this topic, visit the OAAP In Sight archives.  For upcoming workshops or CLE programs, visit our CLEs/Workshops page. To order previously recorded CLEs in a variety of formats, including CD, DVD, streaming, and downloads, log in at the PLF website, www.osbplf.org, click on the CLE tab, then select Past CLE.