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Why Attorneys Are Walking Away From BigLaw To Freelance

By Michele Gorman (January 28, 2020, 4:38 PM EST) -- With two young children and her husband's looming U.S. Navy deployment, attorney Michelle Camp made a leap that would have been unthinkable just a few years earlier.

In 2016, she left her seven-year career at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP with her eye set on freelancing.

Camp realized it wasn't feasible for her to have a traditional legal career with small kids at home and ongoing military relocations, which have moved the family from California to Alabama for a year and then to Nebraska, where she currently lives. But she also knew freelancing could bring its own set of issues....

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