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Old 11-01-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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Hello everyone I am a single female attorney licensed in NC. I am considering the Scottsdale or Paradise Valley area. I would lihe to work in the legal field until I sit for the bar in July. I am also considering Sedona area. Any information about job market, housing, or general opinion about the areas mentioned would be helpful.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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Sedona is not a county seat, so not as much legal business there as in Flagstaff. That said, there are a fair number of lawyers in Flagstaff already-- not sure the population needs a lot more, especially in this economy-- firms are not expanding, and hanging out a shingle is risky.

As for Phoenix, there's more opportunity here based on economies of scale, but things are still pretty slow. Not sure what sort of law you have experience in and will be looking for. I've not been in private practice for a LONG time. Check the advertisements in the state bar magazine, here's the link to the current ones : http://www.myazbar.org/AZAttorney/cl...NS%20AVAILABLE

I would say the same to you as I say to those in other fields-- have a job lined up, or a big financial cushion, before you actually move here.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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If you rake in enough $, you can practice in both Phoenix and Flagstaff. Mostly work in Flagstaff from May to October and work mostly in Phoenix otherwise.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Hello everyone I am a single female attorney licensed in NC. I am considering the Scottsdale or Paradise Valley area. I would lihe to work in the legal field until I sit for the bar in July. I am also considering Sedona area. Any information about job market, housing, or general opinion about the areas mentioned would be helpful.
What type of law practice?
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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Court Appointed work in Criminal law. I would like to work in Bankruptcy, Family law, or Worker comp. I was a paralegal for the kings county district attorney's office for 9 years before I went to law school. I just want to thank everyone for the help.
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