Anonymous User wrote:So I have an offer with a firm I really like with a group of attorneys I really like, however, I very much dislike the practice area, ID. Now I have an interview with on Monday with a solo firm doing something I actually have an interest in (estate planning). I think the offer I have will probably pay more and I know I can stick around for awhile, but I'm concerned about being pigeonholed into ID. I'm going to interview with the estate planning to see where it goes. Should I go hard for this estate planning gig?
Personally, I would be hesitant to join a solo. I don't know too many that can pay a steady salary with room for advancement. (Does the solo only do estate planning? That's weird to me)
I think you should really weigh how much an area of practice means. For me, what I've found practicing is that it's honestly all relatively the same--boring yet stressful. So the way I see it, you need to get the most money that will give you the best room for advancement/exit options. Not saying don't follow your dreams but keep it in perspective.
I wouldn't feel comfortable putting all my eggs in one basket with a solo who practices estate planning. I would interview (but not "go hard" - as in, don't say "I will definitely take this gig if offered") and see what the offer is. If the offers are similar in salary and he has a steady practice, then it is a tougher decision and would be completely justifiable to join the solo.