Chances are, your mom wanted you to marry a lawyer

May 30, 2013
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Are you married to an attorney? If not, your mom may be a little disappointed.

A Lawyers.com survey interviewed nearly 1,000 people in April about whether they want their child to be a lawyer or marry one. Moms were more likely to want a lawyer as a son- or daughter-in-law, with 55 percent answering affirmatively. A potential lawyer in-law only appealed to 38 percent of dads.

Nearly two-thirds of parents polled would like their child to be an attorney when he or she grows up. It’s interesting to see how the family’s income plays a role in this desire. The survey revealed 80 percent of parents with household incomes less than $25,000 a year said they’d like their child to pursue a legal career; 54 percent of those with incomes over $75,000 want a lawyer in the family.

“Being a lawyer means being a respected professional, and that’s something that parents want for their children,” said Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com. These parents must not be aware of the negative attention law schools and the legal profession are receiving these days, thanks to high student debt rates and fewer employment possibilities.

Fess up: did your parents want you to become an attorney? Did any hope you’d marry a lawyer?

 
 

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