Anonymous User wrote:I've talked to a couple of associates in the year 2-3 range (when fatigue starts to set it) who have expressed that they would love to go into private practice for themselves, or work at a boutique firm.
Are these sentiments generally considered pipe dreams, or have you seen this kind of thing happen? If a junior associate isn't given the skill set or connections to start their own firm, or work boutique, what generally happens to all the dropouts at firms with high attrition rates?
As far as I've seen, no one really goers out on their own after 2-3 years at Biglaw. I'm sure people do it, but I've never seen it. People do all sorts of things, lateral to smaller firms, boutiques, government or leave law entirely.