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Plight of Young Lawyers in the News

April 11, 2009

In Loans, Job Uncertainty Dog Young Lawyers, Chris Mondics of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes about the struggle of one young lawyer in Philadelphia.

The article outlines the law school debt, difficulty getting a job after law school, job progress and ultimate recent layoff that led to David Koller deciding to go of counsel at a small center city firm, Nochumson, P.C.  

This article is worth checking out because it addresses many of the issues young lawyers face, but are discouraged from talking about.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2009 1:35 pm

    Nice article. In this economy, I question racking up huge law school loans from private schools. Unless parents are helping with paying these loans from private schools, graduating with $100k debts with big law firms laying off in the thousands make it difficult to afford to work in the public sector.

  2. Phila. 2L permalink
    April 17, 2009 3:34 pm

    Well, there’s always Solo practice. Or being an overqualified coffee-slinger at Starbucks.

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