It has happened to you before. Your cousin’s best friend is thinking of becoming a lawyer. Your neighbor’s daughter is a college senior applying to the same school where you studied law. As a shining young face of the legal profession, you are asked to have The Talk about what going to law school and being a lawyer is really like. It’s tough, we know. Being a young lawyer can be a struggle sometimes, but it is also an exciting and deeply meaningful profession. So how do you balance those competing desires of encouraging a bright young person to fulfill their dream of becoming a lawyer with making sure that the young aspirant understands the reality of practicing law? How do you address the realities of today’s employment market in the legal profession? Here’s a suggested text from TYL.
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