jitsrenzo wrote:BetterCallSaul wrote:See, I would be content digging ditches all day if I knew I was being useful. What would suck is being told to dig a ditch, then fill it in, then re-dig it, then fill it in...that's biglaw.
How is it that you're so convinced of this?
Do you know anyone in biglaw who can/will talk frankly about the work they do? I know more than a handful and what I wrote above comes up over and over when they talk about work. Sure, I exaggerated and they've got some shining moments, but the "my work is pointless and duplicated" complaint dominates.
jitsrenzo wrote:BetterCallSaul wrote:It's not that the work isn't "important" enough for my big brain, it's that my work would be useless. I would rather go some place where I'm needed, even if it means taking a pay cut and doing "paralegal" work half the time--so long as I'm actually serving a purpose.
Edit: I don't begrudge anyone who does it for the money. Law school is expensive and money is great. Just not my bag.
Where you're "needed"? They don't really NEED you anywhere, especially a place that does lower level "paralegal" work as you say.
Smaller firms and public interest orgs need lawyers who are "lawyers" but who are not afraid of copy machines.