Is it logistically feasible to be a state legislator while practicing law and still make a nice income (70k-ish total; legislative salary 25K,). In my state the House of Representatives meets for about two and a half months. So a lawyer who is a legislator could only practice about 9 months out of the year. During those nine months that lawyer/legislator would probably need to spend 10-15 hours a week on legislative duties. What type of law would be most useful for this scenario? What about the size of this hypothetical persons firm? I have read that big firms can accomodate legislators, but there seems to be a large window for a conflict of interest between big firm duties and state legislative duties simply because a big firm is involved in so many aspects of society. I think a transactional attorney could balance a lawyer/legislator lifestyle better. What would be the effects of being a state legislator when this person starts to practice law? Impediment, reservoir for contacts, prestige, etc?