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Old 02-20-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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My future wife and I want out of California and are seriously looking at Colorado. We'd like to settle in a middle to upper class, family friendly neighborhood close to Denver or Fort Collins. Questions:

1) What's the job market for lawyers in those areas?
2) What's the job market for an English teacher in those areas?
3) What neighborhoods in or around those areas should we look at? We'd like to spend no more than 300K on a single family, detached home.

Any hints, reality checks, etc. are much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My future wife and I want out of California and are seriously looking at Colorado. We'd like to settle in a middle to upper class, family friendly neighborhood close to Denver or Fort Collins. Questions:

1) What's the job market for lawyers in those areas?
2) What's the job market for an English teacher in those areas?
3) What neighborhoods in or around those areas should we look at? We'd like to spend no more than 300K on a single family, detached home.

Any hints, reality checks, etc. are much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
1. Don't know for sure, but from what little I do know, not the best.

2. Worse than #1.

3. There are lots of them. You need to secure the job first, and then look for housing within a reasonable commute.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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Yep, just what Kat said. Lousy market for lawyers and teachers. And lower pay--probably considerably lower--than what you're used to.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:59 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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There are different types of attorneys and different types of teachers.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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Thanks VERY MUCH all.

I've looked at various websites for attorney salaries in Denver all of which show similar, though lower, attorney salaries which I am fine with to a point. I am heading into my 4th year as a civil litigation attorney (business litigation, primarily). If any Colorado attorneys or posters familiar with the industry are viewing this, I'd love to get their take on job prospects for a 4th or 5th year civil lit. attorney and salary.

From what I've read, Colorado teaching jobs are hard to come by and you all have confirmed that. As long as my salary is at a certain point, though, my girlfriend can probably substitute teach and we'll be fine. She's a good teacher, though, so we'd both like to see her land a full-time job.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I would say the job market for teachers is poor. I don't know about the lawyers.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Can a California attorney easily join the Colorado bar? Is there reciprocity?
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts for the time being
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The California State Bar does not have admissions reciprocity with any state. It requires that all lawyers wanting to practice in California sit for a bar exam, at least the "Attorney Bar", which is still 2 long miserable days.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:04 AM
 
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from what I've read, you can "motion in" after 5 years of practice without taking the bar exam again. I don't know if I want to wait that long to practice there, though.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts for the time being
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There are a few states where you can be admitted on Motion, but that is based on that state's policies and generosity, not reciprocity with CA. The CA. bar is not known for it's overwhelming cooperativeness.
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