I was talking to the inimitable J. Kim Wright of Cutting Edge Law the other day when she pointed out a funny juxtaposition between two articles I’d seen but not thought about together:
- Law firm associates arguably have the unhappiest job in America
- Barely half of recent law grads even have legal jobs
So is this really what it comes to?
Are lawyers destined to either be miserable (see #1) or broke (see #2)? Or, perhaps, miserable and broke?
What a depressing state of affairs! People, we’re all too smart for this.
Law Needs a New Vision
I’m not claiming I’ve got the answer (I don’t), but I think we — collectively, as a profession — have to start taking seriously this question of what’s next.