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Growing demand brings opportunity

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Whether it’s to get a better life-work balance, a burgeoning interest in the business side of things, a lack of jobs, or they’ve simply had enough, many professionals with law degrees and practising lawyers are choosing alternative careers.

And with a background in law, there is no shortage of opportunities if you know where to look, said Lorene Nagata, managing director of NagataConnex, a recruitment firm that places lawyers into firms and corporations.

“When you think about who goes into law school, they tend to be...