rad lulz wrote: Anonymous User wrote: rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Have a callback interview with a 30ish person litigation boutique in a tertiary market. Small firm, regional clients, but they pay what appears to be "market" for that area. Made the connection through a friend. I never imagined myself living in a place like this, but being part of this thread is making me appreciate how lucky I am to have the opportunity. My credentials would have given me interviews at most firms in the country last year, but it's amazing how one year and a no-offer make such a difference.
I know that feel bro, but congrats on the interview. It's good that you're getting some movement. Crush it.
Thanks, dude. They're flying my wife in too so we can check out the city together, so I think they're pretty serious. Gonna do my best.
Anonymous User wrote:I ended up at a firm like this, and it could definitely be worse. Congrats dude. Look at it this way, even though the market rate is lower in these kinds of cities, you can rent a palace for $900.
Hey, thanks for sharing your experience. Are you happy? Have you tried to or thought about lateraling? The way I look at it is that partnership prospects may be better? Trying to look on the bright side.
Yeah they sound serious. Good luck man
Starting with a firm like this in a few months. The way I saw it:
1). I loved the people and quality of life where I am moving. It was first firm I interviewed at where I called the GF and said that the people I met were awesome, not stuck up and I wasn't putting on an act to try to get the job. Not where I imagined Id be at this stage in my life - but where I wanted to raise a family. Guess moving there right away could be a good thing for maturity and what not.
2). You'll be doing quality legal work, getting important experience and that will be key because once the boomers start to retire and there is movement in the firms (more people moving to partner) - there is going to be a higher demand for lawyers with 3-6 years of substantive experience and since 50% of our classes are getting 0 real legal experience, your shot at moving, if you don't like where you end up is potentially better.
3). You'll learn quickly how to be a lawyer because you will be given important work and tasks earlier than your peers at big firms. These smaller tertiary market firms seem to only hire as needed - and projects are staffed leanly so what you do will be used and important.
4). Less competition? It seems like if I do competent work and stay with my firm I'll make partner.
host of other benefits I've slowly discovered - but for me I just love the quality of life, people and ability to get great experience. Sure the clients won't all be fortune 500 companies, but many of their problems and issues will be similar to those of fortune 500 companies but on a smaller scale (could be wrong I dunno). For me, putting aside the ego/prestige BS of lawschool, this seemed like an amazing deal. I make market (much less than NYC etc...) but also bill 400-800 hrs fewer than big city peers. Looking forward to having a life again.