This article deals with the hazards of the economic downturn and how legal professionals and employees are responding to the stress involved. Economic deterioration is a major issue with the lawyers, among whom a high rate of suicide has been reported. Law firms are resorting to pay cuts, layoffs etc.
The new year is upon us, and that can mean only one question is at the forefront of most people's minds interested in the legal profession: do you really want to become a lawyer? With tuition rates on the rise and the American Bar Association telling people to think carefully before applying to law school, it would behoove you to give the question its fair due.
When you are fielding questions at a legal job interview your answers must be direct and to the point, as short as is humanly possible, and must end either in your silence or in a question for the interviewer which may or may not be related to the question he asked you. Remember that your objective in a legal job interview is to keep the interviewer talking as much as possible; keep the ball in his court!