Attorney Jobs

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Attorney jobs continue to offer fat financial fruits to those in search of nothing more than high salaries. Many lawyers do in fact enjoy their work, but it seems just as many take attorney jobs out of indecision. Ask a roomful of recent college grads with "general" majors such as English or economics what they're planning to do with their educations, then note how many are "considering" law school.

For those who've watched more court dramas on TV and in the movies than they have actual depositions, briefings, arraignments, and verdicts, the bloom may still be on the rose. Those who have suffered through Contracts, Civil Procedure, or Torts, on the other hand, already know that the perception and reality of attorney jobs are vastly different animals. These students understand that they may never even try a case throughout their entire careers.

So Why Take Attorney Jobs?

There are plenty of reasons to take attorney jobs apart from the promise of big houses and souped-up cars. The work itself is often demanding as well as intellectually challenging. Cases may consist of literally thousands of nuances and subtleties that mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Other budding lawyers take jobs in the legal profession out of a love for collaborative work. Just as some people are better cut to man outposts in Siberia or the Yukon, some people are social animals who demand a dynamic office place with consistent drama. Whatever their motivations may be, these lawyers routinely land atop the lists of best-paid workers in America.


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