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What should my next job be?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:45 pm

I'm a mid-level in lit at a big NYC firm. I graduated from a T14 with good but not amazing grades and a substantial amount of debt that's not yet paid off, clerked on a top district court (think SDNY/EDNY/CDCA/DDC), mostly liked my firm job and got good experience -- I've taken depositions and been to trial, but have not taken testimony in court -- and good reviews (and would have good recommendations), but I just don't enjoy it as much as I used to, which makes me think maybe it's time to do something else. I don't want to be a prosecutor, and I think I would find criminal defense law emotionally taxing.

So, TLS, what should I do?

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Re: What should my next job be?

Postby abogadesq » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:18 pm

Are you open to litigation in a different area of law (besides criminal) or want out of lit entirely?

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Re: What should my next job be?

Postby RCSOB657 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a mid-level in lit at a big NYC firm. I graduated from a T14 with good but not amazing grades and a substantial amount of debt that's not yet paid off, clerked on a top district court (think SDNY/EDNY/CDCA/DDC), mostly liked my firm job and got good experience -- I've taken depositions and been to trial, but have not taken testimony in court -- and good reviews (and would have good recommendations), but I just don't enjoy it as much as I used to, which makes me think maybe it's time to do something else. I don't want to be a prosecutor, and I think I would find criminal defense law emotionally taxing.

So, TLS, what should I do?



Run for political office.


E: wth? Wth made you think I was joking?
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Re: What should my next job be?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:25 pm

abogadesq wrote:Are you open to litigation in a different area of law (besides criminal) or want out of lit entirely?


OP here. Totally open to doing litigation somewhere else, or going to government, or whatever. I want to hear everyone's crazy ideas.

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Re: What should my next job be?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm a mid-level in lit at a big NYC firm. I graduated from a T14 with good but not amazing grades and a substantial amount of debt that's not yet paid off, clerked on a top district court (think SDNY/EDNY/CDCA/DDC), mostly liked my firm job and got good experience -- I've taken depositions and been to trial, but have not taken testimony in court -- and good reviews (and would have good recommendations), but I just don't enjoy it as much as I used to, which makes me think maybe it's time to do something else. I don't want to be a prosecutor, and I think I would find criminal defense law emotionally taxing.

So, TLS, what should I do?



Run for political office.


For various reasons, I would make a really bad candidate for office.

Edit: This is OP.

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Re: What should my next job be?

Postby abogadesq » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
abogadesq wrote:Are you open to litigation in a different area of law (besides criminal) or want out of lit entirely?


OP here. Totally open to doing litigation somewhere else, or going to government, or whatever. I want to hear everyone's crazy ideas.


Feds tend to have quite a few employment law attorney positions open at any given time. Its steady, secure work and you work less hours than in a firm, though it's always a grind when you're prepping for a trial. It pays 6 figures too with only a few years in.



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