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Welcome to Lawyers Weekly Jobs. Are you an attorney looking for work? The legal market isn't what it used to be. Prior to 2008, the legal industry was growing, driving thousands of college grads to law schools across the nation. Then came the collapse of the housing industry, and the legal industry has yet to recover. American Bar Association employment statistics show that only 60% of the 2015 graduating law school class will hold full-time, long-term jobs requiring bar passage.
The entry-level market continues to be challenging, especially for the majority of law school grads seeking a job in "big law." According to the latest data, large firms (those with 500 or more attorneys), hire from a limited number of schools. Approximately two-thirds of the 4,000 job in big law go to graduates of top 20 law schools.
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If you're looking for a career in personal injury, you're not alone. Personal injury attorneys can handle various types of cases including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, pedestrian accident, or medical malpractice cases. You may choose to handle only one type of case. San Diego injury attorney Curtis Quay began his legal career defending insurance companies against accident claims.
He spent approximately 5 years learning about the insurance industry and how they deny compensation. Naturally, he transitioned from that into a career on the other side - helping plaintiffs seeking compensation after an accident.
"I found it much more rewarding helping people who had been injured rather than fighting to deny the money for their injuries," say Mr. Quay, who now has over 15 years experience in civil litigation.
When asked what was the hardest part about making the transition, Mr. Quay acknowledged, "working on the defendant side means you have virtually unlimited funds to protect your clients. When you're working on the plaintiff side of personal injury, you have to be a lot smarter with your money."
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