Gone are the days when a law firm was the stodgiest place in town to be. No more endless dark wood. No more leather chairs only in the reception area. No more cigar smoke hanging in the air. No more old boy network. No more banks of female secretaries sitting in windowless rooms pounding away on typewriters.
No, today’s law firm is not your father’s law firm. Today’s law firms, especially the larger ones, are exciting places in which to work, and offer numerous career opportunities. Just because you have no desire to go to law school and become an attorney yourself does not mean that you can’t have a very satisfying – and lucrative – legal career.
Whether your career goal is to become a legal assistant, a paralegal, an accountant, an IT professional, or a member of upper management, you can find all of these opportunities and more within a large law firm. Here are some additional reasons why you should consider a legal career.
Loving Your Job
When you’re looking for a job, you want one where you can thrive, advance, and succeed. You also want one where you can develop good interpersonal relationships. Consequently, you’ll want to access not only “customer” reviews, but also those of current and former employees.
Take Tully Rinckey for instance. This multi-location law firm headquartered in Albany, New York, receives an overall 3.7 rating (out of 4.0) from one review source, with specific area ratings as follows:
- 4.0 Pay & Benefits
- 3.9 Work-Life Balance
- 3.7 Culture
- 3.4 Job Security & Advances
- 3.4 Management
Another review source also gives this firm an overall 3.9 rating. In addition, 75% of reviewers say they approve of the CEO, and 68% would recommend this firm to a job-seeking friend.
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