Leaving NYC Biglaw for Smaller City - Thoughts?

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Leaving NYC Biglaw for Smaller City - Thoughts?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:43 am

I'm a relatively junior corporate associate at a firm in NY. I have an offer from a 40-60 lawyer office of a large regional firm where my family lives that I'm considering taking. It's in a "desirable" city (ie. Ashville, Boulder) and the pay scale starts around 140k for first years (I haven't seen what it would be for me yet, but I imagine it's a condensed scale) with an hours target around 1850-1900. Feel like it'd be reasonable to make partner at a place like this if that's what I end up wanting. My debt situation is in check, and I really don't like nyc corporate biglaw. Any drawbacks? Worried about losing exit options, but I guess not so worried about losing "prestige". Thanks everyone.

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Re: Leaving NYC Biglaw for Smaller City - Thoughts?

Post by jd20132013 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:46 pm

i know this thread is just a venting mechanism for us to tell u to take the position and stop chasing the fake brass ring path that you've been on


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Re: Leaving NYC Biglaw for Smaller City - Thoughts?

Post by lilboat » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:23 pm

Sounds sweet! Go for it and don't look back.

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Re: Leaving NYC Biglaw for Smaller City - Thoughts?

Post by Graybrow » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:01 pm

jd20132013 wrote:i know this thread is just a venting mechanism for us to tell u to take the position and stop chasing the fake brass ring path that you've been on


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Re: Leaving NYC Biglaw for Smaller City - Thoughts?

Post by quiver » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:52 pm

Graybrow wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:i know this thread is just a venting mechanism for us to tell u to take the position and stop chasing the fake brass ring path that you've been on


Consider this post my contribution

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Re: Leaving NYC Biglaw for Smaller City - Thoughts?

Post by Pomeranian » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:21 pm

It's your life, and it sounds like you have already made your decision. Good luck!

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Re: Leaving NYC Biglaw for Smaller City - Thoughts?

Post by LaLiLuLeLo » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:09 pm

You had me at "leaving NYC biglaw"

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Re: Leaving NYC Biglaw for Smaller City - Thoughts?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:27 pm

I wish I had a decent exit op in my hometown

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