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Old 04-19-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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My wife and I are both attorneys and graduated from a top 30 law school, and have been practicing for 2+ years. We are planning on moving to New Orleans within the year because of our love for the city. What is the job market like for attorneys in New Orleans? What is the demand for services post-Katrina?

Thanks for all of your help.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:12 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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For lawyers from what I hear from my friends who work in the law field here, it's pretty good for attorneys.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:19 AM
 
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Thumbs up A thriving market indeed

The city of New Orleans has a massive criminal population from which to cull clients.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:56 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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The city of New Orleans has a massive criminal population from which to cull clients.

Not all attorneys practice criminal law since it's a great way to go broke...bigmikey, what area of law are you and your wife pursuing?
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Using the internet for jobs is dicey, you're better off moving and finding it on your own.
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Default Litigation - Civil

After law school, I clerked for a federal judge. I am pursuing civil litigation, i.e. business law, and some intellectual property. My wife is doing the same. What is the best way that you would suggest to find a job in a law firm in New Orleans? I don't want to move to the City without a job, because of our student loan baggage, and debt.
Also, what is the best neighborhood for young professionals Post-Katrina?

thanks again!
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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There are two law schools in the city, so the 2+ years of experience is good to have so that you’re not competing with all of the new graduates. Have you already passed the Louisiana Bar Exam?
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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There is a shortage of attorneys even in civil law, everything is open from entertainment, railroads, oil, really anything you can think of...

Most attorneys that live in the city live Uptown (that I know of)
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: On way to TX
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I work at a lawfirm (not an atty) and from what I can tell judging on the frequency of headhunters calling and people jumping from firm to firm, it's booming. There are several agencies, but if I were you I would just communicate directly with a few of the big firms and take it from there. I really don't think you will have a problem

Young professionals w/o kids who want to enjoy the city - i would recomment uptown. You will have a lot of neighbors in the same boat and it will be fun. Very popular with folks around here who like to go out at night, etc.
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