What questions to ask attorneys who are co-workers?

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calmike
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What questions to ask attorneys who are co-workers?

Postby calmike » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:23 am

I am a legal assistant. I work with about 20 attorneys in the firm. What questions should I ask them to know if law school is right for me. So far, two of the younger attorneys have tried to dissuade me from going to law school. However, my boss is a successful attorney. All the attorneys went to Top 50 law schools.

Thanks for helping me come up with questions in advance.

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Re: What questions to ask attorneys who are co-workers?

Postby mist4bison » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:06 am

Honestly, I think you'll learn whether or not you want to go not by talking to attorneys, but by doing your job. You'll be exposed to legal work--you'll see how mundane it can be--and you'll be able to see first hand how an attorney likes being an attorney.

I'm at a biglaw firm and there are a few other people with my exact position and after 6 months, I'm the only one still set on law school. The others decided after seeing what it's actually like not to do it. Just wait and you'll figure out if it's worth it for yourself. Don't let anyone--even an attorney--try to talk you in or out of it.




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