Switching from the Bar to the Reference Desk

Here’s a piece from New York Lawyer about lawyers who have given up practicing law to become law librarians. Many of those who make the switch are people who love the study of law but find the hectic life of a lawyer a little more than they bargained for.

“‘Your skills as a lawyer are not wasted in becoming a librarian,’ said Janice Henderson, who began as a law librarian, then earned a J.D. as a night student at Brooklyn Law School to enhance her career opportunities. ‘In fact, you’ll gain more skills. Being an attorney and being a librarian are two different sides of the same coin.'”