Who wants their kids to be lawyers? How shift in parenting attitudes may reshape career choices

A grinding work schedule and growing career alternatives too make the legal profession less enticing.

Lawyering has not changed, but lawyers have. They had tasted the kinder, gentler pace of hybrid work during lockdown. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Last year, 77 per cent of lawyers polled said they would advise their children to take up law as a career. In 2022, that figure plunged to 48 per cent.

In other words, most lawyers today will not encourage their offspring to follow in their footsteps, judging by the results of a survey conducted by the German research firm Statista, in conjunction with The Straits Times.

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