Retirement Considerations

By the time a lawyer enters their late fifties, many have been practicing for 20 years or more. Increasingly one is likely to begin wondering what the next steps will be. This series of Web pages engages the array of opportunities and challenges facing attorneys in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. Some common themes include finding interests outside of the law, financial well-being, ways of “cutting back,” retirement, ethically closing one’s practice, and taking care of your mental and physical health. You are welcome to contact LAP for a consultation or additional resources.

Retirement Considerations


Succession Planning and Ethical Obligations

Checklists for closing your practice

Shaping a New WSBA

Identifying New Directions

Life after retirement

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Financial Concerns

Resources for a secure retirement


Managing Transitions

Approaches to exiting the practice

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Changes in Mental Capacity

Understanding changes

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More information on retirement