ERIC Number: ED023011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Relationship between the Career Changes of Lawyers and Their Participation in Continuing Legal Education.
Taylor, Edward Bunker
Data for a study of the relationship between career changes of lawyers and their participation in adult education were collected from questionnaires returned by 615 members of the Nebraska Bar Association, 51 personal interviews, and studies of work histories to classify lawyers as changeable or relatively stable in their careers. Lawyers who attended the largest number of adult education activities were law school graduates, below 35 years of age, and earning $40,000 or more per year. Most lawyers were admitted to the bar and experienced special life events between the ages of 25 and 29, and experienced career changes between 30 and 34 years of age. "Change" lawyers participated in adult education, including legal seminars, at the start of their professional careers, during changes, and when they experienced special life events. Lawyers' participation in adult education increased steadily with the length of their professional careers. Periods of job change and participation in adult education coincided significantly only during the first ten years of legal practice. The relationship between the number of lawyers who experienced special life events and their participation in adult education was most significant up to the age of 39 and between the ages of 45 and 49 years. (author/aj)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Age Differences, Career Change, Doctoral Dissertations, Individual Characteristics, Lawyers, Participation, Research
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Note: Ph.D. Thesis.