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The Real Reason There Are Fewer Law Firm Jobs (What No Attorney Wants You to Know)

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Lately, there has been so much talk and so many articles about how bad the legal employment market is, how the economy is tight, how law school is a bad investment, how law firms are horrible places to work, and other negative aspects of being an attorney. I've even written some of these articles.

Could a lot of these problems be caused by attorneys themselves? If any business is suffering, there must be a reason, right?

I know the real reasons there are so many problems in the legal market. So do a good number of the attorneys in the United States. The problem is, however, very few people are talking about these reasons. In fact, the problems in the legal profession are so deeply ingrained, and the business model of law firms is so skewed, things will get worse before they get better for law firm attorneys. This does not necessarily apply to in-house, government and other attorneys. The real problem is with law firms.
 
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

In my opinion, a lot of law firm attorneys are their own worst enemies. Some attorneys are sleaze balls, they overcharge, are dishonest and could care less about the value they provide to their clients. It is precisely because of this fact that attorneys find themselves having trouble, and consumers and businesses are afraid to use attorneys for legal services. Attorneys with law firms often, justifiably, have a bad reputation with the public.

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