ask current law students questions without disturbing the "Students and Graduates" forums. Post all your questions there, including about things like classes, grades, transferring, employment, etc.
This question is primarily directed toward currently practicing lawyers, but it would be great to hear from anyone with first hand experience.
As I mentioned, I have been perusing TLS for some time, but I haven't seen a whole lot about what kind of salaries CAN be obtained after 2, 3, 5, maybe 10 years of experience. Obviously this depends where one starts ($40k small law at U of Idaho v. $160k big law at Columbia), and how long one stays in whatever area of law post graduation (20+ year big law career v. 20+ year PI career). But if anyone could shed some light as to what kind of annual salary increases/bonuses one could expect assuming worthy performance working at a small firm/PI job, or a big law job it would be appreciated. We hear how PI/small law grads make $40-45k coming out of law school, but what does their salary look like after 5 years on the job?
I know there are a lot of variables at play here, this is a very general question to get different perspectives based on personal experience, nothing meant to be super specific.
Thanks in advance for the input.