Midlaw in Major Markets?

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hawkeye22
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Midlaw in Major Markets?

Postby hawkeye22 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:00 pm

Does it exist? Are there firms in NY/Chicago where you can work 60 hours a week and make 100k/year? Or is it strictly NLJ 250 and boutique firms?

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Re: Midlaw in Major Markets?

Postby RPK34 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:30 pm

hawkeye22 wrote:Does it exist? Are there firms in NY/Chicago where you can work 60 hours a week and make 100k/year? Or is it strictly NLJ 250 and boutique firms?


I know of someone who had an "assistant" type job at a law firm in Boston over the summer and he said associates start at around 75k there. This is more in line in what you'd find for salaries in cities like Portland, ME or probably other small New England cities (like Providence or Hartford). So I think they do exist to an extent, though I'm not sure of the rarity of them.

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Re: Midlaw in Major Markets?

Postby RVP11 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:39 pm

hawkeye22 wrote:Does it exist? Are there firms in NY/Chicago where you can work 60 hours a week and make 100k/year? Or is it strictly NLJ 250 and boutique firms?


Why would you want a job like this in a big city when you could have same pay and same hours in a much less expensive city?

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Re: Midlaw in Major Markets?

Postby hawkeye22 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:20 pm

RVP11 wrote:
hawkeye22 wrote:Does it exist? Are there firms in NY/Chicago where you can work 60 hours a week and make 100k/year? Or is it strictly NLJ 250 and boutique firms?


Why would you want a job like this in a big city when you could have same pay and same hours in a much less expensive city?


Because I want to live in a big city, but ideally I don't want to work 100 hours a week.

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Re: Midlaw in Major Markets?

Postby RVP11 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:40 pm

hawkeye22 wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
hawkeye22 wrote:Does it exist? Are there firms in NY/Chicago where you can work 60 hours a week and make 100k/year? Or is it strictly NLJ 250 and boutique firms?


Why would you want a job like this in a big city when you could have same pay and same hours in a much less expensive city?


Because I want to live in a big city, but ideally I don't want to work 100 hours a week.


The hour differences between BigLaw and MidLaw are THAT vast. And MidLaw is harder to get for 90% of people.

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Re: Midlaw in Major Markets?

Postby hawkeye22 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:21 pm

How is midlaw harder to get? I found it much easier to get a midlaw SA than a biglaw SA. Any other input? Possible to work in a big city without killing yourself?

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Re: Midlaw in Major Markets?

Postby LogosEther » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:48 pm

Is the hours difference between midlaw and biglaw really that large? I was under the impression that you work almost just as hard at a midlaw firm, too. Anyone who has actually experienced both?




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