Practice Transitions — Ending Your Practice

Exiting the profession of law — at least as a full-time practitioner — requires both careful planning and a consideration of options.

Whether you choose to close your practice, become an Emeritus member, or transition your practice to another attorney the WSBA has resources available to help you transition out of practice.

Sell or Transition Your Legal Practice

If you're contemplating retirement or preparing for an “encore career”, the sale of your law practice can represent an opportunity to realize some “asset value” from your life’s work.

Practice transition options include selling your practice outright or transitioning the practice over a period of time to a new practitioner, which can allow you to ease into retirement or another career, while providing an invaluable mentoring experience for the buyer-attorney.

Practice Transition Resources

Learn more about closing your practice, resigning from the bar, and continuing to do pro bono work as an Emeritus member.

Retirement Considerations

Challenges facing attorneys in their 50s and beyond