From the Indiana Lawyer:
It’s no secret being a new lawyer is tough.
Law school generally doesn’t prepare future lawyers for the long hours they’ll work, the business demands they’ll juggle and the high-stakes decisions they’ll make. Thus, when they make the transition from student to lawyer, young attorneys often struggle to find their footing and may even question whether they made the right career choice.
Indeed, a recent survey of young Florida attorneys found that roughly 58 percent say the practice of law has become “less desirable” to them as their years in practice have increased. That result doesn’t surprise young Hoosier attorneys, who say they are all too familiar with the difficulties of finding your place in the legal profession.
But facing difficulties doesn’t mean the next generation of Indiana lawyers are preparing to switch careers. Rather, they say the struggles they encountered, though painful at the time, have improved their skills as client advocates.
This article was submitted by Jessica Laurin Meek, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Young Lawyers Division, please email Kara Sikorski at email@example.com.