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Old 04-20-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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I'm graduating law school soon, and wanted to know if anyone is aware of what the legal job market looks like in the Asheville area? I have visited many times for vacation, and said that if I ever had the opportunity- that I would relocate to that area. Further, I wanted to inquire as to what areas the forum members believe are the best as it relates to high school and college systems as I have a child. Also, what areas should I avoid due to crime, etc? If it makes a difference, I will be looking to either the prosecution side or civil, bankruptcy, personal injury law as my areas of practice. Thanks in advance for any insight you have to offer.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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I used to work for lawyers a long time ago here, and one thing is for sure, Asheville has plenty of law firms, so I hope you can get accepted with a private firm, or perhaps with the state/ county offices would be even better. You can look at all their various websites for employment as an attorney (make use of the phone book to find firm names and state/ county office locales). I personally like the north side of town, easy to get in to work at the courhouse, too.

Others will need to comment on the high school system situation, and also will have much better ideas of child-friendly type neighborhoods and family suburbs that would suit you. As you may already know, University of North Carolina at Asheville is on the north side of town, but most of the nearby housing is used up by students. You can also look in this city-data's search window, many threads in the past have talked about high schools in the area and which are the good ones, etc.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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I am having to sell my house in Mars Hill NC to help family in another state. Mars Hill is twenty minutes to downtown Asheville. It is a very safe Town. Everything you need is close by here ex. food post office drug store etc. and ten minutes away are the big box stores etc. Ten more minutes down the highway is Asheville. Its certainly ideal and I will miss living here. People are so kind and genuine.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Downtown Rancho Cordova, CA
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I'm graduating law school soon, and wanted to know if anyone is aware of what the legal job market looks like in the Asheville area? I have visited many times for vacation, and said that if I ever had the opportunity- that I would relocate to that area. Further, I wanted to inquire as to what areas the forum members believe are the best as it relates to high school and college systems as I have a child. Also, what areas should I avoid due to crime, etc? If it makes a difference, I will be looking to either the prosecution side or civil, bankruptcy, personal injury law as my areas of practice. Thanks in advance for any insight you have to offer.
I'm licensed in NC and used to live in Burke County, but now live on the left coast. It depends on what type of law you want to start out with, but if it was me, I'd apply to the public jobs, ie, DA, etc. where you can get some trial experience, meet the local bar, start to develop a reputation, etc. After the local lawyers get to know you, you will be able to move over to a private firm and hopefully practice the law you want to, but will always have a good working knowledge of criminal law, which will come in handy even if you do nothing but transactional work.

Asheville is different from the smaller Western NC towns, that's for sure, but it's also not Charlotte where some "specialist" lawyers literally don't know how to handle even a traffic ticket.

I think Asheville is a great place to live and work--been there many times. It's a great place to settle.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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This is a great place to live in many ways, for sure, but you should be aware that it is a VERY VERY different thing visiting here and actually living here. Cost of living is high, and although lawyers are better paid than a lot of professions, you should be aware that you would be making better money and living a more affluent lifestyle elsewhere. Still, if you are the type of person who realizes that those things are not necessarily what is important, you might like it here.

Not sure where you're coming from, but I see that your screen name has "Mtn" in it, so maybe you're aware of mountain weather and how it can interfere with things. When it snows here, a lot of people are stuck up on their mountain, and we can have bad flooding sometimes. Also, it is cloudy a lot. You know, just typical mountain stuff. But if you're familiar with that, then I don't need to tell you.
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