The more I hear about this big firm thing, the more I think I'm going to break for private practice as soon as it's financially feasible.
I was reading stuff on greedyassociates.com the other day. Very disheartening.
I want to actually practice the law... go to court, try cases, help my clients win, only take cases I believe in... you don't get to pick your battles in a sweatshop law firm, though. In fact, you don't get to try cases at all. According to most of those people, why so many lawyers stay at large firms is because they're scared to death of seeing the inside of a court room, and they're comfortable in a filthy routine. For me, that's beyond sad.