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My husband and I are considering a move from New York to Virginia in the next 3 years. I can waive into the VA bar but I’d be interested to know if anyone else has moved states and how difficult it was to reestablish your legal career. I’m currently licensed in New York and California and will have been practicing for 10 years by the time we move. Thanks!

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Are you coming to Northern Virginia/DC? I’m in DC and have seen several people move here from NY. I think the difficulty depends on your practice in NY. If you’re at Big Law in NYC, you should easily be able to move to a law firm here. If you’re doing m&a or corporate work the work here may involve more regulated industries, but you’ll be in demand. If you’re a securities litigator, that may be more difficult unless you’re trying to move to the SEC or FINRA or some other agency that deals with securities. If you’re a general litigator or have some other specialty like tax or antitrust, you should be pretty transferable. Most of DC litigation is federal and often involves the government in a regulatory or administrative setting. If you’re in state court in NY, it may be a little harder to move, but if you have trial experience it won’t. Lots of people move to DC and move from the private sector to the government. Depending on your experience, that may be fairly easy, but government hiring processes take 8 months to a year, so start applying early. If you’re in-house, then you can probably find something in-house here, but many of the companies with offices in DC are in business with the government, so you’ll encounter different types of businesses than in NY. There are some banks here, but def not as many as NY. Message me if you’d like to chat more about the DC market. I’ve been practicing here for 8 years.

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If you’re coming to Richmond feel free to DM me. I’ve only lived here since last year and I am leaving my firm next week (ironically for an NYC firm) but I know a couple people in firms here and a couple good recruiters who are plugged into the market.

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I’m also in Richmond and would be happy to talk with you! It’s a wonderful place to live!

What practice area? I’m in Richmond as well and happy to answer questions. Been here for 10 years and it’s a great place to live. Several large firms including mine are hiring right now.

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Insurance defense but also have a background in crim and plaintiffs work

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