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Another day, another desperate attempt to lateral from ID to biglaw

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I was so lucky. Fired from big id firm, right to a terrible small firm then landed in house where I’ve been happy.


What kind of ID are you doing? As others have discussed above, not all ID is created equal. I was doing mostly WC before lateraling to a firm doing much more complex ID (med mal, construction, coverage, L&E). My goal was to move up to big law, but now I love my job and work. My firm is great, the money is good for the hours I work, and I feel generally challenged. I still get the occasional slip and fall and fender bender. But those are now few and far between. Basically, your path may be to lateral to another ID firm where you get more complex legal work and then on to big law.


I believe I’m at that step now lol. I’m doing municipality (so actually a lot of l&e) just having trouble getting my foot in the door at big law or l&e focused practice



Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to get out of ID? Please and TIA.

Agree, to generalize is so misleading.

Im sorry but what is id?

Insurance defense


I see folks who have success going from ID to L&E shops (Littler, Jackson Lewis, Lewis Brisbois, etc.) and then to biglaw L&E practices.

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