Most attorneys daydream about practicing for a large Wall Street firm or multinational corporation based in a large city. But beneath the facade of big city lawyering and lavish client cocktail parties, could practicing law in a smaller community potentially provide a talented lawyer with better career enrichment opportunities?
When it comes to better career opportunities for attorneys, it all boils down to practice preferences and lifestyle priorities, especially for lawyers with families. There are several reasons why a smaller market may be a more fulfilling place for an attorney to practice, including cost-of-living, ease of commuting, job benefits and flexibility, and client relationship building. However, larger cities gain the advantage when you are talking in strict terms of higher paying jobs and overall growth in number of jobs.
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