When it’s time to decide where to practice law, don’t limit yourself to major cities. Consider smaller communities where towns may need new attorneys as older lawyers retire. There are many benefits to practicing in a smaller community, not the least of which is the economic benefit. The cost of living may be significantly less than living in the city, and there is certainly a variety of work to do. People in small towns prefer hiring local attorneys instead of hiring attorneys from the city that they must pay to drive out to their town. They want to hire someone they know and with whom they feel comfortable. Another benefit is having the chance to raise your family in a smaller community, where you know your neighbors and the parents of your childrens’ friends.