What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago:
"Know What You Want."
Ideally only get into law if you have a specific plan and know exactly what you want to do. At the very least explore the real intricacies of the different areas of law prior to law school to get as close as you can to what you want in law school to focus on.
Attorney / Lawyer in Arcadia:
"Family Law Attorney."
Most of the time you will be dealing with people's emotions which is very draining. Learn to listen since most clients want someone to listen to them.
Learn to listen to the judge, instead of taking notes.
Don't be afraid of going to trial, the more you do the better you will become.