Like the crawl on the bottom of the cable new channels, the news of laid off lawyers and law students not finding jobs continues to scroll. Each day, several times a day, we read about this BigLaw firm ditching associates, partners, this medium size law firm merging with that medium size law firm, law students everywhere wondering if they will even get an interview.
Why hire a law student for $100,000 when there's plenty of laid off lawyers looking for something close to that amount?
One thing I haven't read: Where's everyone going?
One day you're a lawyer at BigLaw, feeding the machine, polising the golden handcuffs, the next day, you're at home, reading about the demise of your colleagues on the internet.
So where is everyone? Working at Best Buy? Living off savings? Hanging out shingles? Merely freaking out?
I'd like to know. Seems like there's plenty of people to answer this question.
If you're a laid off lawyer or dream filled law student, consider voting in the appropriate poll over there on the right.
Located in Miami, Florida, Brian Tannebaum practices Bar Admission and Discipline and Criminal Defense. Read his free ebook The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer. Please visit www.tannebaumweiss.com