Didn't have top grades, wasn't on law review. Worked at a midsize firm and was laid off in march-- have about 3 years experience in a hot practice area. Have been applying and had some interviews at larger shops but nothing has come of it. I'm still applying to roles (not many out there) in my area but coming to the realization based on number of larger firm rejection letter that I may not find a role. Where would you go from here if you were me? Was making good money at the midsize...

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Are you in a field where you can generate your own business? If you can get a few clients, you can either move forward or leverage it into a spot with a firm.

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Maybe it would need to be a mill practice like consumer 7s and 13s, not necessarily big money cases in ch.11 in bankruptcy

But smaller firms are giving salary ranges over 60k lower... I had some per diem work but that has all since dried up in the last couple of months.

That is way out of my wheelhouse, but if it's a mill practice, I'm guessing midsized firms would want to see a marketing plan. It's that something you can do?

Good luck - if it were me, I would take the lower offers and negotiate salary after getting a chance to demonstrate value. Don't know the field at all though.

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