The immense learning curve of the law varies considerably based on whether you are in a big firm or solo or small firm. The larger the firm, the more likely you are to be doing the behind-the-scenes work that you did in law school. The political pressures and time demands can be immense, but the work can be drudgery. If you are on your own or in a small practice, the learning curve is very different. Trying to learn the practical matters of how things are actually done can drag a person down, even if you have some back up from a solid paralegal or a mentor.
Most young attorneys have doubts – about the profession, about themselves.
Do you ever think:
- Am I doing the right thing?
- Will this ever get any easier?
- Did I make a mistake by going to law school?
- Will I ever know if I’ve done enough?
- How am I going to tolerate this for the next 30 years?
If you do, you aren’t alone! Many other lawyers face the same doubts and questions. You can be happier with your life and your career. Email me today. Let’s set up time to talk and see if I might be able to help.