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Can anyone offer insight on working as counsel for the follo govy12/21/17
Hard to generalize. Depends a great deal on the size of the shitlawsf12/22/17
I work for large state agency as an Attorney III. Make about 2breedbares12/24/17
govy (Dec 21, 2017 - 2:13 am)

Can anyone offer insight on working as counsel for the following CA government entities?

- City (large v. med v. small?)
- County
- State agency (large and well-known v. small or specialized?)

Looking for general thoughts or anecdotes about the relative work/life balance, advancement opportunities, and “exit options” for each level of government. I’ve always wondered how they compare to one another but it’s tough to find any insight

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shitlawsf (Dec 22, 2017 - 10:43 am)

Hard to generalize. Depends a great deal on the size of the city or county and where it is located. Some cities and counties are much better to work for than the state, but the opposite is true too when it comes to very small or rural towns and counties. You should research individual entities to determine what the employment prospects are. Over all, working for government can be lucrative and the exit options are often to other government employers or to a very comfortable retirement.

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2breedbares (Dec 24, 2017 - 12:12 am)

I work for large state agency as an Attorney III. Make about 120k a year but a lot of that goes to pension. Pension is not very good. Have to work until 62. Great work life balance though.

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