In order to be successful with a law degree, is it essential to live in a bigger city?
I am interested in both a nursing career and a degree in law, but I'm worried that if I follow a law degree and decide to stay in my small town, I will not be as successful as I would with a nursing career. #law #attorney #prosecutor #city
There may seem like there are more opportunities for jobs starting out as a lawyer in a big city, but there is often very rewarding work to do in smaller communities as well. You may need to be willing to strike out on your own more, or work with a smaller firm, without the feeling of having a large firm backing you up. Yet, this is often more fulfilling, especially if you get to work with more individual clients to help them solve every day problems in their lives, rather than representing large companies. And sometimes, as in my case, you find unexpected situations where you can work locally in a small town for a growing company with big aspirations, which can give you the best of both worlds by providing larger scale, complex corporate and commercial legal challenges, while you are able to live a very comfortable and happy small-town lifestyle.
I hope this helps. Good luck with your career!
No. Not all. I am a trial attorney in a large city and have found some of the most intelligent and successful attorneys have resided in smaller areas.
There is an expression though that says "where you have one attorney in a town he or she will starve. But with two, both will prosper."