I’m not sure what that question is asking. Is the litigator in a law firm, or the lawyer in a law office. Or maybe you’re talking about a litigator with a law degree. Whatever the case, the question is a good one to get started asking yourself. If you’re not a lawyer, the question is pretty simple. How much do you make, and who do you believe you are.
I’ll say this, I know that if you’re a lawyer, you’re probably not making a lot. But I would guess that if you’re just making enough to buy a few cases of beer, it would be hard to say. So the question probably just means that you’re not making the most.
This is a question that has plagued lawyers for years now, and it’s one that will certainly be asked and answered again in a legal profession that is undergoing a bit of a renaissance. Lawyers have always had a certain amount of self-confidence, but I’m sure there are times in the last five years or so when the question of who you are has come more into focus. In the last year alone, we’ve seen our profession become increasingly diverse.
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to sum it up like a lot of this articles, but I will offer a few thoughts. When I started law school, it was just a matter of fitting all the requirements into the time I had to spend in school. You can’t fit all the requirements into just five years, and I think its not just because of the increasing diversity of the profession.
Its not just that we are growing in the diversity of the profession. There are a few things that are doing this. One is that we are getting more women into the profession. We have more women in the top ranks of the firms, we are seeing more women lawyers on the bench. And secondly, lawyers are seeing a lot of diversity in the job roles. My own experience at once proves that.
Lawyers are increasingly being hired based on how well they can manage litigation. I had a client who was hired by a firm to litigate the case of a woman who suffered a severe injury at work, and the firm was so impressed with her skills that they offered to pay her a full-time salary to do the case. She did this, and now she’s managing a firm of lawyers in her field.
And when I say “managed a firm of lawyers” I mean that she has a team of lawyers in her firm. Each one of them has a different specialty and their own office space. She manages them all so that the team is always working together to complete a case. Also, she’s got a staff of part-time paralegals to handle the other work that she needs to complete the case.
Litigators are one of those rare cases where you can actually get a full-time job doing it. While it’s not nearly as glamorous as it sounds it has its benefits.
As a litigator you can charge quite a lot for your services. However, you will need to have your own office, a staff, and most importantly a very dedicated team of paralegals.
Litigators are some of the highest paid attorneys in the country. They charge $300k upwards for their services. You can charge $100k for your services in the same manner. The difference is that you will also need your own office.