When you find yourself at a fork in your career path, it’s important to research and consider all of the pros and cons to pursuing such a path before you make any commitments. This is especially true when it comes to career paths such as becoming a litigation lawyer. To see what I mean, let’s look at some of the major pros and cons of just such a career path.
*From lower levels of the professional ladder on up to the top, you’ll likely never find yourself feeling deprived of financial compensation.
*Fringe benefits to becoming a litigation lawyer are often some of the best in any industry, especially if you manage to make a name for yourself with a large law firm. Did someone say company car and penthouse apartment?
*If you’re the type of person who loves debate, mystery, deep research/investigation and practicing time management–a career as a litigator could be perfect for you.
*Any legal career — especially including litigation lawyers — is likely to require more than 40 hours a week (most of time unpaid), especially in your first 2-8 years.
*Between education, graduation and on-the-job training–it can take 8-16 years before you’re actually a practicing litigator.
*Associate Attorney’s are rated among the least satisfying jobs, which you’ll have to make it through at one point or another.
*If you ever decide you’d like to acquire all the awesome fringe benefits of becoming a partner in a larger law firm, you’re pretty much going to need to hand over your soul to that firm.
Whether you’re at this sort of career crossroad, or you’ve been pursuing this path and aren’t sure if you’d like to continue, it’s wise to connect with an experienced litigator like Karl Heideck before you make any final commitments. Karl is a well-seasoned litigation lawyer who practices in Philadelphia, whose well known for his active listening skills, client satisfaction, and passionate pursuit for justice.
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