the practice of a profession independently and not as an employee;
"he teaches at the medical school but his fortune came from private practice"
"lawyers in private practice are in business and must make a profit to survive"
While I might have gone back to private practice, perhaps in my old firm or at another, I was dedicated to civil rights work, and my first choice was to be in that field. 那时我可能要回去私人开业了，或许回到我的老公司或到其他地方，我献身在民事权利的事业上，并且我的第一首选就是要加入那样的领域。