Why consider small firm practice?

About.com’s Sally Kane has written that the majority of all attorneys in private practice work in small law firms, so there is a good chance that your path may include a foray, if not a lifetime, of practicing either solo or with a small firm.  Some reasons why you should consider small firms. . .

  • More client contact and case management
  • Hands-on experience in the courtroom and with cases
  • More autonomy and responsibility
  • Greater variability in the types of work and cases
  • Work environment differences–more friendly, more relaxed and informal
  • Ability to see how your work helps others
  • More flexible work schedules
  • Abbreviated Partner track