As a new attorney, I figured being stressed was part of the job, or I must be doing it wrong. How many fictional characters do we watch on TV or in the movies who are attorneys who are stressed out of their minds? And, I don’t know about you, but when I polled every attorney I knew about why they became attorneys, all of them brushed off the question and told me not to follow suit and become a lawyer too.
Plus, haven’t you heard that joke when someone introduces themselves as a “recovering” attorney?
It seems the legal profession is synonymous with stress, adrenaline rushes, and burnout. However, it doesn’t have to be. Here are three areas of law that are relatively low-stress.