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The Benefits of Avoiding the Large Law Firm

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The Benefits Of Avoiding The Large Law Firm
 
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes
Capitalism is powerful, and it pervades virtually everything we do. Nowhere is this more evident than on the streets of New York City. On every block, there is a vendor, and commerce spills out into the intersections. Vendors selling hot dogs or coffee can be found on seemingly every corner. In addition, unlicensed vendors of all kinds dot every street. On Canal Street, vendors line the sidewalks selling fake designer purses, cologne, and other goods. Billboards are everywhere. People stand around pushing flyers in your face as you walk by them. In addition, block after block, you will come across shops and restaurants that have lost their leases or are going out of business. This is a very expensive city in which to do business, and not many people are able to make it. The people who live in this city give up many of the things many Americans take for granted, such as yards, multiple bedrooms, and kitchens with room to sit down and eat.

This kind of raw competition reflects the drive of capitalism, and it has captured the hearts and minds of most attorneys in the United States. Nowhere has this been more evident to me than in the field of legal recruiting. Out of the hundreds of candidates I have represented over the course of my career, I cannot think of a single instance in which a candidate chose a position in a smaller or less prestigious firm over a position in a larger, higher-paying, and more prestigious law firm. Most attorneys seem to value the lure of money and prestige above all else.

This article will take a hard look at what life often means in a large law firm and at what it often means in a small law firm. A well-picked smaller law firm often offers the following benefits that a larger law firm does not: 1) more opportunities, 2) more interesting work, 3) more responsibility, and 4) more room to build self-confidence.

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About Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes is the founder of LawCrossing and an internationally recognized expert in attorney search and placement. Harrison is extremely committed to and passionate about the profession of legal placement. Harrison’s writings about attorney careers and placement attract millions of reads each year. LawCrossing has been ranked on the Inc. 500 twice. For more information, please visit Harrison Barnes’ bio.

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About Harrison Barnes

Harrison is the founder of BCG Attorney Search and several companies in the legal employment space that collectively gets thousands of attorneys jobs each year. Harrison is widely considered the most successful recruiter in the United States and personally places multiple attorneys most weeks. His articles on legal search and placement are read by attorneys, law students and others millions of times per year.

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