Happiness Is Relative

Their profession may be full of darkness and uncertainty, but midlevel associates at the nation's largest law firms are more content than they've been in years.

, The American Lawyer


Their profession may be full of darkness and uncertainty, but midlevel associates at the nation's largest law firms are more contented than they've been in years.

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    The results reported in this article are consistent with what we are seeing, anecedotally at least with lawyers who enroll in our programs for how to start a successful law practice either in preparation to leave a big firm or after they've been asked to leave.

    In the past there was much more animosity sometimes even the sense that they wanted to build a highly-successful law firm on their own and make more money to prove a point. We've even had to decline a number of lawyers in the past who were particularly motivated by what we considered to be a particularly high degree of animosity.

    In the last couple of years there seems to be much more of a sense of inspiration and pursuit of a lifestyle. And since happy lawyers make more money this growing trend toward happier lawyers is good for all of us, I'm happy to say.

  • julie

    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hamilton?? It's HAMPTON!

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