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Old 07-31-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hi im from Chicago and am sick of the weather. When i get out of high school i want to pursue a career in Law, probably as a lawyer like my parents. I want to live in either LA or Miami. I've been to Miami 3 times and loved it but i want to here about LA. Which one is best for singles and starting a career? Also which city is cheaper?
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: West LA
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I know next to nothing about the law field, but I do know an acquaintance of mine recently finished law school out here and due to the ultra competitiveness for jobs went to get bar certified in his home state where his parents were attorneys and could help him find employment. Not sure if it's any easier in FL.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Ok so its hard to get a job in LA right now unless u have good connections? And what r the best neighborhoods? And most affordable? I heard West LA is real nice
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Check for a PM from me regarding the questions above. It is my understanding that it is difficult to find work in the legal field for a newbie right now... but someone else actually working in that field probably would know better than myself. Palms, Culver City, West LA are all good options to be near work and play. Santa Monica, Century City, and downtown are the major legal job centers.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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L.A. has a drier climate than Miami.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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[LEFT]I do not Awavqk opinion Stales expensive because the Los Angeles[/LEFT]
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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[LEFT]I do not Awavqk opinion Stales expensive because the Los Angeles[/LEFT]
Wish i knew what it is you are talking about.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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If you are just getting out of high school and want to pursue a career in law, isn't your next step college?

One thing I can offer is in LA anyway, a top-tiered law school is the way to go. I bet that is true in any competitive city. If you attend law school where you plan to practice, your network will be enhanced. That is important as well.
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Back and forth
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Yes, I agree you need to be more concerned about researching colleges at this point, then getting in and paying for it (unless your parents are footing the bill). Then after your get your bachelor's degree, you get to do it all over again for law school, which will be even harder.
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