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Yes, Virginia, There Are Lawyers Who Love Their Work (and they’re Not Sickos).

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | December 22, 2009

Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009

SUMMARY: Lawyers on 22 Tweets tell why they love their work.

With all the talk about lawyer burnout, layoff, stress, etc., it is a fair question to ask: who would ever want to be one?  The archetypal story seems to be that this smart, energetic and even idealistic kid accumulates six figure school loan debt, graduates from first tier law school, makes Faustian deal with biglaw and then endures hell on earth for the rest of his/her life.

It doesn’t have to be that way.  Notice what the group of lawyers who participated in the recent 22 Tweets roundtable on work/life balance had to say about the work side of that equation:

@jaynejuvan: LOVE the intensity of a legal practice. Nothing beats heated negotiations & the minutes leading up 2 signing or closing a deal.

@jayshep: I love creating and growing a brand from scratch. I love helping companies run better. I hate worrying about $

@lisasolomon: Enormous. Work intellectually stimulating & my clients appreciate importance of my work 2 success of their cases

@beckyandhollee: I was born to be a legal writing professor. I have the best job — freedom to write, the fun of teaching, and time w/family.

@taxgirl: I love what I do. I don’t always love the profession – those are diff things. But my work is interesting, I work w great people.

I also love that my girls see that I’m valued and that I like my job. It’s imp to me that my girls know they can do anything.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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