The creators of the LawFit® Career Assessment are Dr. Duncan Hulsey, an industrial psychologist, and Richard Brock, a lawyer whose background includes 15 years of attorney career consulting and legal recruiting. We were both providing career counseling services to lawyers, and discovered we were hearing very similar problems from our lawyer clients. Specifically, we were consistently hearing from lawyers that they did not enjoy their chosen career fields, but they did not know what else to do or even how to get started on exploring other options.
We began to meet to discuss how we could help our clients. After all, these lawyers were intelligent, educated and driven people, but they were very dissatisfied and unfulfilled with their chosen practice areas.
Eventually, we concluded the ideal solution would be a career assessment made specifically for lawyers and law students, an objective tool that gave career guidance based on what an individual likes doing and dislikes doing. The only problem was, such a career assessment did not exist.
So, we decided to create the assessment ourselves. Beginning in 2007, we assembled a team of industrial psychologists, psychometric experts, career consultants, lawyers and other professionals. The team followed a methodical process of development which included the following:
- defining the problem
- identifying options
- extensive research
- countless interviews with attorneys
- countless interviews with other professionals
- testing and re-testing
- validating results
- gathering feedback
- changes and modifications
- more testing and re-testing
- creation of algorithms and calculations
- application of psychometrics
The end result of this process was the LawFit® Career Assessment. We believe you will find the assessment to be very interesting, enjoyable and beneficial as you begin to find your calling.