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Old 01-28-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Tell the CEO's who made in the 6 figures and ran large companies who are now living in their cars they are "just mediocre".
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Tell the CEO's who made in the 6 figures and ran large companies who are now living in their cars they are "just mediocre".
So you have been running into a lot of ex CEO's who now live in their cars huh?
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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oh my goodness, i believe my thread's been hijacked lol. the more i think about the raleigh area, the less i think it would be a good idea. as someone said before... a lot of competition with law firms.. we are thinking more coastal areas like wilmington or even down to myrtle beach
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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as someone said before... a lot of competition with law firms.. we are thinking more coastal areas like wilmington or even down to myrtle beach
What makes you think that those areas have escaped the economic downturn?
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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I don't necessarily think those areas have escaped it, but I think they look better than Raleigh for the employment we are seeking with my SO being a lawyer. There would be a lot more competition for him in Raleigh/Durham area with competing law schools
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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I don't necessarily think those areas have escaped it, but I think they look better than Raleigh for the employment we are seeking with my SO being a lawyer. There would be a lot more competition for him in Raleigh/Durham area with competing law schools
Where do you think all those law school graduates that don't get jobs in Raleigh are going? New England?
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:55 PM
 
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OP - you are talking 2 yrs from now - right? This being the great recession and nothing to compare it to in terms of recovery length, etc.. I feel you are searching here way too soon - things could change considerably in 2 yrs. When you are looking South, consider also Greenville, SC, ATL, both are areas that folks from the N NE seem to be attracted to.

As for MB or NC beaches. They have been hit. Consider that they have a small core # of yr round residents and summer visitor #'s have been down for a couple of yrs. A side note, a friend recently sold a residence there for 40% less than they purchased it 5 yrs ago. They are getting ready for another round of foreclosures properties to hit per a local mortgage professional in MB. Not sure when they will recover.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:49 AM
 
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NewUser and others might have you thinking you should crawl under a rock and never try to get a job.

I say...not a bad idea to target an area without a law school, and you should definitely explore areas that interest you...

But also, be prepared to go where the jobs are and plan to live modestly!
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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I don't necessarily think those areas have escaped it, but I think they look better than Raleigh for the employment we are seeking with my SO being a lawyer. There would be a lot more competition for him in Raleigh/Durham area with competing law schools
Regardless of economic conditions, coastal areas have always tended to draw lawyers looking to live an ocean-front life (especially semi-retired lawyers) - as a result, the competition there can be quite stiff too.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Regardless of economic conditions, coastal areas have always tended to draw lawyers looking to live an ocean-front life (especially semi-retired lawyers) - as a result, the competition there can be quite stiff too.
exactly what i was thinking. consider that the majority of attorneys in those areas will be representing year-round residents who typically are lower-income than the higher-income vacation homeowners. also, foreclosures are definitely higher in those areas for now because they are vacation homes that have gone belly-up &/or real estate company-owned places that have gone belly-up due to lower tourism rates. furhter, there are more experienced attorneys retiring in the areas that may bring more to the table, making it more difficult for newer attorneys to gain work, especially if they are sole practitioners with little experience.

i also agree that two years is a lot of time for things to change with regard to the economy, the tourism industry, vacation homeowners, & population growth.
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