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Job Satisfaction in the Legal Industry

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Are attorneys happy with their jobs anymore? We talk to people in the legal industry to see what makes some attorneys love their jobs while others are miserable.

When Howard Bashman was 16, he wanted to be a journalist. Then his father, a criminal defense attorney, died of a heart attack. It was sudden, unexpected, and devastating.

''There were limited resources,'' explains Bashman. ''So I had to re-evaluate whether journalism was the right course, knowing the family would appreciate self-sufficiency.''

In the wake of his Father's death, Bashman decided to become a lawyer. To some, giving up an occupational dream could be the first misstep in a long and dissatisfying career. But for Howard Bashman, it was the start of an occupation he has found both financially and personally rewarding.

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