Just published by the American Bar Association, "Second Acts for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers" addresses how attorneys can plan for their life beyond the law and provides answers to questions such as "how do you know when it's time to leave?" and "what employment options exist for those without comfortable retirement plans?" Editor Jennifer J. Rose has compiled insightful essays that illustrate how lawyers can use their skills and attitudes in life beyond the law office.

"Second Acts for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers" provides guidance from lawyers who all have practical experience owning and operating a solo or small law firm. The contributors come from a broad range of practice settings and styles in big cities and small towns. The topics covered include how a nontraditional law firm can provide a roadmap for a transition into retirement and how to map out a five-year plan for active retirement.

A guide for lawyers beginning their second act in life, "Second Acts for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers" is filled with beneficial advice for finding satisfaction in both an attorney's life and career.

Rose was a solo practitioner practicing family law in Shenandoah, Iowa, for more than 20 years before moving to Mexico 21 years ago. In that life, she was listed in Best Lawyers in America and served a stint as chair of the Iowa State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section. She served as editor-in-chief of GPSolo, the flagship magazine of the ABA General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Division from 1995 to 2007 and again from 2009 until 2011. She was editor of the first two editions of "How to Capture and Keep Clients" as well as the first two editions of "Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm."

"Second Acts for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers" costs $49.95 and can be ordered by calling 800-285-2221 or online at

Published: Tue, Aug 27, 2019