August 24, 2009

Sound Advice

Yesterday I was chatting with a friend after church, a woman who is beginning her second year of law school after having worked some time in an accounting/finance capacity. She asked me if there was anything I could recommend to her about getting into a firm in Dee Cee.

My advice to her? An emphatic "Don't do it."

I'm pretty sure that's not what she was expecting to hear.

Honestly, though, and I know the LMC will back me up on this, trying to make your way in the law firm world these days just isn't worth the candle. I can't tell you how lucky I feel to be shot of the whole thing, and instead being able to concentrate on a worthwhile practice in an atmosphere where billables, instead of being the ultimate consideration, simply don't matter.

Posted by Robert at August 24, 2009 10:00 PM | TrackBack

It's why I went into librarianship rather than practicing law. There is too much else to life than making sure you bill 2000 hours per year.

Posted by: rbj at August 25, 2009 08:46 AM