Thinking About A Career In Law?2016-11-09T23:29:41+00:00

Thinking About a Career in Law or Questioning Your Career?

Do you have the traits found in a practicing attorney?

Would you be happy in a career as a lawyer?

If so, which practice areas look like a good fit for you?

You can answer these questions and more with the Sheffield Legal Assessment: the only online trait assessment purpose-built for the legal profession.

Learn if a career in law is a good fit for you based upon your mindset and personality traits. 

Plenty of personality assessments can tell you about your attributes. Only the Sheffield Legal Assessment measures all the relevant underlying traits and compares each one of them to those of successful practicing attorneys.

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You’re Here Because You Have Questions. We Have Your Answers.

Law school is an expensive proposition, and one that can be a great investment for many that choose to go.  Multiple surveys, however, show as many as half of all lawyers wouldn’t enter the profession if they had it to do over and many more wouldn’t recommend a career as a lawyer to their children.  So how do you know if a career as a lawyer will be a good fit for you (particularly since roughly half of current lawyers got it wrong)?

do-something-todayLearn from Thousands of Attorneys If You Are A Good Fit for a Career in Law.  Instantly.

The Right Profile, sponsors of the largest ongoing study of attorney traits, invites you to visualize and plan your future in the legal field by taking the Sheffield Legal Assessment and comparing your results to sophisticated trait data set from thousands of practicing attorneys who have already taken this assessment.

The resulting report, delivered immediately after completing the 40 minute assessment, profiles your distinctive qualities in the traits that are most important to practicing law.

Report packages are available for as little as $29, and are offered in three levels:

My Legal Persona

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  • What are your top traits? This report identifies how you compare with the 2000+ attorneys in our global database and what sets you apart. We also focus on your distinctive traits and how you can use these personal characteristics to your advantage – both in your legal career and in everyday life.  This is a great first step to understanding yourself better and where you might fit in the legal industry.

    Your report includes:

    • Legal Trait Analysis – Quickly shows you all 22 traits measured in the Sheffield Legal Assessment and how your scores compare to the averages for the thousands of (and growing) attorneys in our database.
    • Distinctive Qualities – This section comes from the Sheffield Legal Assessment and quickly tags your most identifying characteristics (where you differ the most from the collective norm) as compared to our attorney database.
    • Visual Type & Go-To Behaviors – This is a visual model of Carl Jung’s Psychological Types showing that each person uses all eight behaviors. Two are your dominant and supporting Go-To Behaviors. Visual Type provides a visual guide to the predictive use and accessibility of each behavior and an instantly recognizable way to see differences between people.
    • Cognitive Superpower – Your dominant Go-to Behavior is your Superpower, one that is fast, easy to use, and you may not even know that you have it or use it.

Should I Go To Law School?

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  • Law school is an expensive proposition, and you owe it to yourself to see if you might be a good fit BEFORE you spend your time and money on prep courses, LSAT fees, applications, books and tuition.  This report includes all materials in the My Legal Personal report and adds the Legal Career Fit section to help you determine the practice areas and settings that best fit with your individual mental makeup, all for less than 1/1000th the cost of school itself.

    Your report includes all the insight from My Legal Persona report and the following:

    • Legal Career Fit – This section shows how you compare to the trait patterns of attorneys that report high career satisfaction. Our listing of practice areas and settings and how each one fits with your individual mental makeup will help you determine what career choices may fit best with your individual personality. 

  • Should you go to law school? It’s time to find out for only $79, less than 1/1000th the cost of law school itself.

My Legal Career Success

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  • This package helps you determine what you need to know to have a successful career in law based upon your individual mindset.  The insight in this report will improve your relationships with friends, teammates, colleagues and even your boss. Given that all of these relationships lie at the heart of your overall job performance and longevity in law (or any career), who wouldn’t want to make these improvements?

    Your report includes all of the insight from My Legal Persona and Should I Go To Law School, plus the following:

    • Four Styles as a Working Lawyer – Understanding your own working style is often the first step to better relationships with your coworkers and understanding your roles in a team environment. This section details your approach to thinking, working, motivation and business development.
    • At Work Guidance – This section gives you tips about how to improve interactions with your colleagues, managers and subordinates at work.  Tips include specific details about your energizers and stressors in specific work situations, and tips for better communication, management and personal growth.
    • Detailed Fit Analysis – This section also details the core traits for each legal practice area listed and which traits are most distinctive, based upon our global data, for each area. From there, we detail your most similar and most different traits so that you can understand how you might fit in and where friction points might exist.

“Sure wish I’d had this when I was looking at law school!”
Christy Cassisa, J.D., Mindful Clarity

Before spending three years of your life in law school, and many more years paying off student loans……take the Sheffield Legal Assessment to see how well & where you fit (if at all) in the legal profession.

Plenty of personality assessments can tell you about your attributes. Only the Sheffield Legal Assessment measures all the relevant underlying traits and compares each one of them to those of successful practicing attorneys.

Here is an example of what you’ll see:

Click below to see a sample report from a real attorney that took our assessment (we changed his name to protect his identity).  He focuses his law practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital.  As shown in our report, he looks a lot like the other attorneys that are satisfied with their work in this area of the law.


Here is a second sample report from an attorney that spent a couple of years practicing before finding a career outside of law firm life. He is happier now, and would have known years earlier had been available when he was starting his legal career. Read his report.

You need to make a good decision, and the Sheffield is the only assessment that can provide this attorney profile data.

How It Works

Download our white paper Assessing Lawyer Traits and Finding a Fit for Success.

The Sheffield Legal Assessment measures 22 traits that were identified through extensive academic research and focus groups with law firms and other legal employers to be critical to success in the business and practice of law.  Additionally, it examines 8 cognitive functions to learn one’s mindset and behavioral preferences.  The assessment is taken online and takes 30-minutes to complete.  The results are immediately available upon completion in the form of the Should I Be A Lawyer report and can be accessed online in the future through a secure login.

Thousands of lawyers have taken the Sheffield Legal Assessment since its launch in 2014.  Many took it as part in our sponsored Attorney Trait Study and others took it (and continue to take it) as part of a service subscribed to by the law firm or organization for which they work.  These results, combined with each individual lawyer’s provided work setting history, law practice areas and corresponding satisfaction with each, contributed to the development of dozens of lawyer profiles.  Our profiles are both general (which profiles are generally successful and happy in law, and vice-versa) and specific (which profiles show high satisfaction with specific work settings and law practice areas).  More details about the process of creating these profiles is available in our white paper, Assessing Lawyer Traits and Finding a Fit for Success.

With these profiles in place, we are able to instantly run an analysis of your results on the Sheffield Legal Assessment to measure your match or “fit” to each profile relating to various aspects of a career in law.  The Right Profile’s patent-pending talent analytics engine can scientifically predict your propensity for a successful and satisfying career in law and even suggest work settings and law practice areas that are a good fit for you.

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The Choice is Yours

Law school is an expensive decision and one that could lead you to a very rewarding and long-term career. You may also be one of thousands of lawyers in any given year who will be looking to make a career change.  Either way, you should know if you are a good fit BEFORE you start.


About The Sheffield

This instrument, the Sheffield Legal Assessment, is the first online trait assessment purpose-built for the legal profession.  It was developed by The Right Profile (known for their work with professional sports teams) and a team of psychologists in Chicago.  It is based on methodologies and technology that have been in use for years and have been proven effective in a variety of industries, including business consulting, professional sports and the military. Your results are completely confidential – they will not be shared with anyone else unless you specifically do so.


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After assessing thousands of lawyers, we guarantee our accuracy or your money back.

If you believe your report is not an accurate, comprehensive assessment of you and your skill set as a potential lawyer, we will refund your money. In fact, we will refund your money for any reason – you only need to tell us why the report did not meet your needs within 7 days from your purchase and let us know how to improve it.

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