It’s steady work for an attorney because you’re dealing with a person’s estate before and after they are deceased.
My best friend and I were sharing classes in college, but our career paths diverged completely. We were both interested in philosophy and writing and I assumed we would both end up working for a university someday . We had endless discussions in dorm rooms staying up late smoking cannabis and listening to music. In the end, we both graduated with BA degrees in philosophy. I went to graduate school to continue down that path while he took the LSAT and started applying to law schools around the country. I seriously considered following his path, but I was dissuaded by the attorney who hired me for office filing while I was a highschool senior. He was miserable then and sadly took his life a few years later after making a bad real estate deal, and it soured me on the career. However, my friend has excelled in law and did phenomenally well while he was a law student. Now he’s working for a large law firm in the midwest. Although his goal was to work in constitutional law, he was put in the family and estate law department when the firm hired him. It’s steady work for an attorney because you’re dealing with a person’s estate before and after they are deceased. Not to be morbid, but people are dying every single day so the need for a family lawyer never goes away. As long as you don’t get involved in a nasty inheritance battle among family members, it’s relatively low stress work as well. He tells me that he wouldn’t want to work in any other area of law if he had the choice, especially now that he’s getting established as a junior lawyer at his law firm.