Why You'd Rather Choose the Practice Area You're Most Passionate About
Speaker 1:[00:00:00] ...litigation. I agree that certain personalities are best suited for it. I'm personally excited about the conflict in litigation. I enjoy writing and reading about cases. I like the concepts in litigation and using them to crush the other side. Corporate is boring and clerical to me. And I'd never been drawn to that kind of work. However, corporate seems like the better career option, frankly. Litigation is difficult, there's less demand. It's harder to get good jobs, you need better qualifications to work at firms where the bar would be lower if you were corporate. I almost feel insane for wanting to go into litigation as opposed to corporate. What is the thinking here? Can litigators enjoy long-term success?
No, if you like litigation, then you should be doing it. These are all characteristics of people that are natural litigators. I knew I would be a natural litigator and I was, because even when I was in college, people were asking me to write papers for them. People were asking me to help them with court or to fight thing. And I liked it. And I took to it and it seemed it was exciting to me and I enjoyed it.
So, if you're a natural litigator, clients will see that too. And clients will want to work with people that give them excitement. And you do better at things when you're excited about it. So there's no doubt should be a litigator. You're just getting hung up on all this ego stuff, which is wanting to [00:01:00] work in a big city and all that sort of thing. Litigators can be litigators all over. You want to be where you're going to be able to get the most bang for your buck and have the most fun as a litigator.
Frankly, people that, really want to be litigators many times they'll work in a big law firm for a couple of years, and they'll do things like they'll go into the US attorney's office 'cause they love doing that, or they'll do other things. So if you want to be a litigator you can do very well. It's just very difficult to work for large law firms. In the large law firms, by the way, many people never go to court. You can make partner in many large law firms without ever going to court. So, those are just things to think about.