Changing the subject...I was thinking about a previous post and I was wondering why some most people want to go the corporate route if it seems so awful?
Racism, that's a different thing. But it's typically more subtle though my girl had someone comment about her naturally curly hair in an interview. She walked out of the interview, they called to offer her the job and she declined. I haven't had anything that blatant.
Well it's hard starting out on your own, getting clients, but in the long run, you'll make more money than working at a firm if you are a hustler. A common thing for folks to do in the criminal/family law arena is to work for the Prosecutor/Public Defender for 3 years then go solo. Unless you are a big time rain maker at huge huge huge firm, you'll never bring home 500-1M
I see alot of subtle racism. I do think that it's easier for white attorneys, they are perceived as being more qualified. Most black attorneys I see work their tails off and are really tight. There aren't a lot of black attorneys, fewer black partners so its not uncommon to be the only minority at the firm.
500K at a firm...I have never heard of any associate bringing that much home...so likelihood of making BIG BIG money without being a shareholder (a partner who owns a share of the firm) you will not bring home seven figures in the legal arena.I can't call what most black attorneys do (not being funny, just honest)...look at the webpages for these BIG law firms and count the number black associates/partners/shareholders...the numbers are slim. There comes a point in firm life, if you don't make partner, a lot of people leave and go somewhere else. So you have to consider that.