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Choosing Between Corporate and Litigation Practice Areas: Which Is the Better Choice for Your Legal Career?

ByLaw.net, from Office Managing Director
When attorneys choose a practice area, they often do not give a lot of thought to their futures.

  • Some attorneys choose corporate because they like working on business-related matters.
  • Other attorneys choose litigation because they enjoy writing and arguing.
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