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Atlanta has grown to more than 4 million people, making it the largest city in the Southeast. There's plenty of development in commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties to be found throughout this expansive metropolis, along with a surprising amount of trees. Atlanta is also home to four AmLaw 100 and three AmLaw 200 firms. Most of the large law firms are in midtown or presently relocating there. The mid-sized and smaller firms are setting up shop downtown, with just a couple remaining in Buckhead.
Atlanta is considered to be a "lifestyle" city, and the legal community is accommodating to candidates from out of state. You won't need the Georgia Bar if you take the one-day attorney's exam.
Traffic? What traffic? There exists a big misconception about the amount of time the average resident of Atlanta spends in his/her car. If you live inside the city near downtown, midtown, the Virginia highlands, or Buckhead, you can be at work in less than 15 minutes. Atlanta has been hailed as one of the nation's most drivable cities.
There are new bars and restaurants that pop up every month throughout the city. There is also a large number of music venues, and every concert tour travels through this city. Churchill Grounds, Atlanta's premier live jazz club is open seven days a week, showcasing artists from around the country. The Fox Theatre gets traveling Broadway plays and the High Museum exhibits works of art from around the world. Soon, construction will be completed on a grand symphony hall.
This year, Inc. rated Atlanta the number-one major metropolitan city for entrepreneurs to do business. The city has fully recovered from the malaise of the 2000 recession. Atlanta consistently outpaces the nation in job growth, too, with 61,800 new jobs generated in Atlanta in 2003, while nationally the number of jobs plummeted by 74,000.
Atlanta does not have one particular industry of focus. It is known as a diversified city. Atlanta has corporations in the energy, media, technology, manufacturing, banking, service, transportation, and many other sectors. Therefore, when one particular area is hit hard, there are usually countless other industries that excel. The hottest practice in town seems to be in real estate. It seems because of all the development being done around the city, there will always be a significant need for real estate associates.