What do you like about biglaw? I’m a second year associate in biglaw and I am struggling to picture a future where I can have a successful career but also a work/life balance.

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I like the resources in biglaw. The technology is good, and the collective knowledge of all of the attorneys in the firm is invaluable. My firm is very good about work/life balance. While a lot is expected of you, it’s not so much that you can’t have a life. Also, I have found that work/life balance comes from you just as much as from the firm. I struggled to find the balance for a while, but when I had my third kid, I decided that I would set boundaries. For example, I don’t stay tied to my phone every weekend (I check work emails 2-3 times a day on weekends if I’m not working). I do work on weekends fairly often, but I do it on my own schedule and from home. Boundaries are key.

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