I've been an attorney about 5 months now...can't say that much has changed!
The more I practice, and the more I talk with friends, the more I realize that everyone has such a unique experience in their first jobs out of law school. Some aren't doing the traditional private-practice route, and are doing things like working for banks, title companies, etc. Others are in private practice and mostly research or do the "grunt work" in larger firms, and others are in court every day for hearings and motions.
I'm about in the middle. Court is once or twice a month, some grunt work research and memos, and maybe 40% of my time spent working with clients on day-to-day things like discovery, estate plans, motions, demand letters and things that don't make me have to put on a suit and go to court (my favorites!)
Do I think I'll do this the rest of my life? I'm not sure. It would be nice not to deal with billable hours...actually...it would be wonderful.
However, I have no complaints! (except for those I file in court...lame joke)
If I had to do it over again, would I still go to law school? Maybe. The market is still rough for a lot of my peers, and because of that, the salary doesn't exactly make up for it right now. I'll have to wait a few years and come back to you on that one.
Part of me wishes I would have followed my dream and become a flight attendant...or better yet a world traveler (that is an occupation right?)
My firm photo is finally here. The photographer kept telling me I was "smiling too much to be a lawyer". So this is what you get...a super awkward looking Kitty.
( I blocked out my firm name...just for privacy reasons!)