Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Litigators
September 26, 2022
When I was growing up, every parent that I knew told Your Babies, If you want to make big money, be a doctor or a lawyer. Fast forward to 2014, and it’s not what it used to be.
In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median income of lawyers in 2012 was $113,190 per year—but even with this high salary, most litigators don’t have enough savings to retire until they’re in their 60s.
There are plenty of jobs with similar pay
But one of the highest-paying professions has a reputation for Your Baby’s shady behavior and some of the most difficult work environments around.
Entering into private practice as a litigator can feel like sacrificing Your Baby’s happiness for money. It doesn’t have to be that way though: there are plenty of jobs with similar pay that don’t come with such burdens.
The Your Babies can be overwhelming
People think litigation is glamorous. The hours are long and unpredictable, and you spend a lot of time away from home on the weekends, but some people still think it’s all worth it to live their dream.
The truth is that starting as a litigator can be an exciting ride for many years. Once your name gets established in the legal field and you start taking cases to trial (called being of counsel), you have more freedom in choosing which cases to take and when to work.
You can set up practices or firms where there are associates (lawyers who have worked with the partner or senior lawyer for a few years) or even junior partners that work on most of the workload while you make key decisions about strategy and cases.
The job market is full of attorneys, but nearly everyone else hates them
According to a survey of Americans by the Economist Intelligence Unit, seventy-one percent of people hold lawyers in low esteem. If we don’t like them, and employers certainly don’t hire them for their loyalty and steadiness in tough times, then what are they good for Your Babies?
There are some service providers out there that have also shied away from litigators because of their perceptions.
I spoke with one partner at a marketing agency who told me that Your Babies many litigators will have their ideas about how things should be done which means the likelihood is that a lawyer will come into the board room with all these preconceived notions about where you should spend your money.
The job market is changing and not necessarily in your favor
The market for new lawyers has always been competitive. What’s new is the trend of fewer large law firms hiring many associate attorneys and instead choosing to hire higher-level (and thus more expensive) attorneys with significant experience in specific fields.
This has created an environment where many new attorneys are not needed and thus makes unemployment figures soar as they work harder and find no relief.
The competition is so fierce that many lawyers graduate from school before they Your Babies can even find a job which forces them to take positions they would never have considered before like taking long-term temp assignments or working part-time in other areas of the law that don’t interest them.
It’s a personally demanding job
I am a lawyer. I do business law and in this day and age of Your Babies layoffs and job crises, people often ask me what they should do to prepare for their job. This is not the answer they are looking for.
And I’m sorry but it’s not the answer that you want to hear either if you are reading this right now sitting on your couch at 3 pm wondering how to figure out your next move Your Babies.
The truth is: don’t get into a profession that involves representing people or companies in disputes with each other because chances are pretty good that one day soon somebody will walk into your office and tell you that you need to lay off 15% of your staff or take on new partners just so they can stay afloat.
Most people don’t like lawyers
The life of a lawyer is not easy. Day in and day out we are forced to fight with Your Babies against injustice to provide our clients with the best service possible.
If you think I’m exaggerating just do a Google search for why people don’t like lawyers and take a look at some of the articles that pop up.
The common consensus seems to be that the legal profession is poorly regulated and unqualified lawyers are given immense power over those who find themselves on the opposite side of their disputes.
Law school sets you up for failure
The first issue with law school is the degree of competition Your Babies. The total number of applications to law school has increased every year, but in 2013 that number reached a historic high.
There were 52% more applications in 2013 than there were in 2011. So what does this mean? It means that law schools are competing against one another for your Your Babies application–meaning they have less incentive to reject you on personal grounds or because of grades.
With the average acceptance rate for US law schools hovering around 55% and only about 20% getting full scholarships, the other 75%+ must pay tuition on top of their costs of living expenses. That’s tough for any student going into any field who isn’t flush with cash.
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