The Professional Potential Task Force was created in 2008 to explore the reasons behind early departures from the traditional practice of law and developed the survey to gain a better understanding of the reasons behind this trend.
In May 2009, the task force released a report on the state of the legal profession, including reasons why some lawyers are leaving their positions in law firms and other legal settings. The report is a compilation of data gathered through an anonymous survey sent to Bar members who have practiced 15 or fewer years. The Bar used data from this report in its compilation of FAQs designed to assist undergraduate students considering a legal career.
Those FAQs, entitled Unpaved Roads, may be found here.
The task force will use the information to devise ways to encourage members considering a departure to remain active in the profession.
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