Chances are, your mom wanted you to marry a lawyer

May 30, 2013
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

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?

 
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in Indiana Lawyer editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
  1. Contact Lea Shelemey attorney in porter county Indiana. She just helped us win our case...she is awesome...

  2. We won!!!! It was a long expensive battle but we did it. I just wanted people to know it is possible. And if someone can point me I. The right direction to help change the way the courts look as grandparents as only grandparents. The courts assume the parent does what is in the best interest of the child...and the court is wrong. A lot of the time it is spite and vindictiveness that separates grandparents and grandchildren. It should not have been this long and hard and expensive...Something needs to change...

  3. Typo on # of Indiana counties

  4. The Supreme Court is very proud that they are Giving a billion dollar public company from Texas who owns Odyssey a statewide monopoly which consultants have said is not unnecessary but worse they have already cost Hoosiers well over $100 MILLION, costing tens of millions every year and Odyssey is still not connected statewide which is in violation of state law. The Supreme Court is using taxpayer money and Odyssey to compete against a Hoosier company who has the only system in Indiana that is connected statewide and still has 40 of the 82 counties despite the massive spending and unnecessary attacks

  5. Here's a recent resource regarding steps that should be taken for removal from the IN sex offender registry. I haven't found anything as comprehensive as of yet. Hopefully this is helpful - http://www.chjrlaw.com/removal-indiana-sex-offender-registry/

ADVERTISEMENT