November 25, 2007

Existential crisis

I suppose my career choices in law present my latest existential crisis. I have made a serious break from my past by making such a solid commitment to law school and my choice to pursue law practice, but there are more choices to be made. I have done well enough to narrow my choices this much: My vision is to help people, and that means helping individuals and their small businesses. I also want to work in private practice, and I want to work in the Athens area. That is good focus.

However, it seems that I should also choose a substantive area of law in which to focus my interests further. So-called general practice has had its death knell rung by many commentators, and as far as Athens goes, a local judge said it would behoove me to specialize. Real estate? Business? Divorce? Criminal? I have a lot of thinking to do.

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