06 Sep '13, 7am

"Doing the work you are passionate about makes getting out of bed & going to work an adventure" - @pauljacobson

"Doing the work you are passionate about makes getting out of bed & going to work an adventure" - @pauljacobson

I receive emails from young lawyers and law students asking me for advice on how best to enter the profession and focus on Internet/digital legal work, from time to time. I generally give the same answer and when I received an email from an aspiring lawyer recently, I thought I’d publish part of my response to her here too. The field I am in is attracting a number of new lawyers and this might help answer some questions they may have too. One of the things I have learned about the law is that it is a pretty tough profession, both in the early years as well as later on in your career. In fact, I think the years after articles can be the hardest because you are well beyond the novelty of the work and if you are not doing work that inspires you, it can be a very difficult experience. You’ll find that most lawyers hate their jobs and wish they could do something else. I was de...

Full article: http://pauljacobson.org/2013/09/06/advice-for-new-lawyers...

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