Lawyers don’t like their jobs (at least a quarter of them, anyway).
“[A] report, commissioned by The Lawyer and carried out by YouGov, found that a stunning 24 percent of lawyers would like a change of career. This figure rises to a third among associates with between six and 10 years' PQE. More than 2,500 lawyers took part in the survey.”
Twenty-four percent said they want to go into business, 9 percent said they would like to be an investment banker and another 9 percent said they’d go into teaching.
Of course those are just U.K. lawyers so it doesn’t speak for lawyers in the United States — or does it? Do you think the same survey here would find a higher or lower dissatisfaction rate than Britain’s 24? How about just in your firm?
— Zusha Elinson