Lawyer Dissatisfaction

As ever, Rob Hyndman points us to the important stuff, in this case a piece in the Times Online on why lawyers are miserable. Sathnam Sanghera takes a look at U.K. and U.S. evidence and then gives us 6 beautifully written reasons for practitioner chagrin — “Up to 40 per cent of US lawyers want to leave their profession” — reasons such as “the vortex of hatred that envelops them entirely” or “the yawning gap between their intelligence and the mind-numbing nature of their work.”

Nothing here is new, of course, law being the second oldest profession and the most conservative at that, but it is well to refresh one’s understanding from time to time and to cast a wistful thought towards possible changes in practice that might…

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