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Personal Experiences

Read articles about the experience of a senior lawyer coming to the point of a career change.

This web page will publish a series of articles about the experience of a senior lawyer coming to the point of a career change. The first article is a report by the Senior Lawyers Committee addressing the impact of mandatory retirement rules of some law firms on attorneys who are eager to devote their skills and experience to our society’s pressing needs. The article sets forth a unique proposal for “marrying” the talents of a senior lawyer with a significant commitment to the pro bono work of her/his law firm.
Other articles include a dynamic speech by Stephen J. Friedman, Dean, Pace University Law School, and former partner, Debevois Plimpton. Dean Friedman sets forth a step by step practical approach to planning for retirement. Roger Pugh, former Chair of the Senior Lawyers Committee, summarizes the international law work he has done in Paraguay, the Ukraine and Croatia.

Retirement and Pro Bono Activities

The first article is a report by the Senior Lawyers Committee addressing the impact of mandatory retirement rules of some law firms on attorneys who are eager to devote their skills and experience to our society’s pressing needs. The article sets forth a unique proposal for “marrying” the talents of a senior lawyer with a significant commitment to the pro bono work of her/his law firm.
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What, Me Retire?

A dynamic speech by Stephen J. Friedman, Dean, Pace University Law School, and former partner, Debevoise & Plimpton. Dean Friedman sets forth a step by step practical approach to planning for retirement. 
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The Greening of Roger Pugh

Roger Pugh, former Chair of the Senior Lawyers Committee, summarizes the international law work he has done in Paraguay, the Ukraine and Croatia.
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