Lawyers happier in public service legal jobs, study finds

For those who are in-house or who are considering a move to the in-house world, do not discount public service legal jobs.  They can be just as fulfilling – and even bring more happiness – than other legal jobs:

A new study of lawyer satisfaction proves the old adage that money can’t buy happiness. The survey of lawyers in four states found that satisfaction of psychological needs—including the need for autonomy and to feel competent and connected to others—is far more important to happiness than external rewards…

Read: Lawyers in prestige positions aren’t as happy as those in public service-jobs, study finds at the ABA Journal

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