Anonymous User wrote:
I clerked my last semester as 3L for market paying boutique (30-50 attorneys) and an alternative to the traditional SA since I did not summer with them post 2L. My anecdotal experience, it turned out to be a great choice. Everyone went out of their way to give me varied projects, I was taken out to lunch a lot, I got constant face time with partners and clients. The downside was there was no one available to share my doubts or concerns with about if I was doing a good enough job, or what expectations were etc. In the end of the day it will really come down to the people and firm culture. If you think they are good peeps, take it and do not look back. If not, you will not be able to hide in the herd and could be miserable.
Well yes, I wouldn't have taken the job if I didn't think they were good peeps. But in any event, I'm not asking because I'm thinking of backing out since the firm was one of my top choices. More asking to get the collective wisdom on pitfalls and opportunities unique to this situation.