Lawyers Quitting Big Law Firms in Droves: Why Lawyers Are Quitting BigLaw

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Summary: Many associates quit soon after they get their first law firm job.
Lawyers Quitting Big Law Firms in Droves: Why Lawyers Are Quitting BigLaw
  • Is BigLaw getting you down?
  • Are you working your tail off only to get more work piled on top of what you already have?
  • Do you feel disrespected, taken advantage of, or simply mistreated?
  • If you are experiencing the same duress as many other young legal associate, it is no wonder there is such a high turnover rate among today’s legal associates, even as law firms enjoy increased profits within the last year.
  • But more than that, as a lawyer, you’re needed; and that is what’s truly important.

This business – this business of law so many of us respect and look up to, isn’t by any measure an easy profession. As many lawyers know, particularly associates, the practice of law can come with a huge amount of duress.

80-hour workweeks, a seemingly insurmountable workload, and to make things acutely agitating, the long hours can invariably damage a lawyer’s relationships away from work.

This is a common practice within the legal profession that is rarely discussed outside of law firms or courtrooms, as well as something rarely – if at all – taught in law school.

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