What practice area is WORSE?

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Which is worse?

PI
6
19%
Collection Law
26
81%
 
Total votes: 32

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What practice area is WORSE?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:44 pm

Which is worse in terms of salary, prestige, interesting work, etc. and why: personal injury or collection law,(i.e. bankruptcy, foreclosures, evictions, commercial litigation, title work, etc.)

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby 1styearlateral » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:56 pm

How come insurance defense isn't listed.

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby misterjames » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:59 pm

has to be collections, at least PI can net you some massive contingencies

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:59 pm

You are right, I guess insurance defense is the other side of the coin for PI.
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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby zot1 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:00 pm

Collection law doesn't get you the million dollar verdicts :D

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:23 pm

Yeah, but the clients in PI, so honest.

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zot1

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby zot1 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:29 pm

I don't know, dude. I think clients in any field tend to lie. Maybe there are some more in PI, but there are lying clients everywhere.

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:43 pm

I'd say creditor side BK work (but the shitty kind where you do consumer mortgages). Terrible work, terrible pay, terrible firms. But the hours aren't bad at least.

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:08 pm

These two always seem to be listed, but honestly, the poll needs to be expanded.

Filing consumer debtor bankruptcies, divorce law, insurance defense, and low-level criminal defense are all just as bad.

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby Boltsfan » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:16 pm

Debt collection and it isn't particularly close. Especially if the debt you're collecting is your unpaid attorney fees from your deadbeat clients.

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby lavarman84 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:28 pm

Personal injury has always seemed pretty interesting to me. And you can make serious money if you're good at getting people into your office, or you're a good trial lawyer.

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Re: What practice area is WORSE?

Postby deepseapartners » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:02 pm

Once upon a time during a college summer I was a paralegal at a firm whose practice was almost entirely consumer debt collection. It seemed like a pretty stable job with 9-5ish hours, but capped attorneys fees meant no one was getting rich, and the defendants were just as often out on their luck as they were legit deadbeats. All in all, pretty low on my list of desirable careers in the legal profession.



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