(Is this the best forum for this post?)
I've been doing extensive research as to the daily life of lawyers, and, as is usual with the unpredictable internet, I am getting mixed and varied answers.
The common consensus,however, is that "lawyers work long,long hours,and often on weekends." Some websites imply that it's not easy raising a family with a career in law.
This has been troubling me a lot lately. I love law(I've read some of my mom's cases--she's a real state broker not a lawyer,though). I do know that being a lawyer is not like what one would see on tv, but I don't care because it fascinates me anyway.
However, I really want to "settle down" and have a family too(though later on in my life--perhaps my later 20s). I know it may sound cheesy for an 18 year old to say that,but it's what I want.
Anyway,should I take what I read on the internet like a grain of salt, or is having a career in law so time consuming that one would not have time to see his family? Or is this only true for those who work in big firms?Do those who have their own small practice have a better family life?