When attorneys choose a practice area, they often do not give a lot of thought to their futures.
However, choosing between these two practice areas is an important decision because the practice area you choose can have a major impact on your future. This article discusses each of these practice areas from the standpoint of your future employability.
1. Positives of Choosing to be a Corporate Attorney
2. Negatives of Being a Corporate Attorney
1. Positives of Being a Litigation Attorney
2. Negatives of Being a Litigation Attorney
There are both positives and negatives to choosing corporate or litigation as your practice area. I can tell you, though, that one of the riskiest professions in recent years has been being a corporate attorney. When the market for corporate attorneys gets bad, it gets really, really bad. However, litigation is also extremely limiting due to the fact it is so difficult to go in-house, which many attorneys want to do. Having spent decades thinking about the relative strengths and weaknesses of both practice areas, I can honestly tell you I do not know which one is a better choice.
Find out what it takes to become a successful corporate attorney.
See the following articles for more information:
Please see this article to find out if litigation is right for you: Why Most Attorneys Have No Business Being Litigators: Fifteen Reasons Why You Should Not Be a Litigator
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