Today, Lawyers.com is releasing findings from a new survey asking parents if they want their child to grow up and become or marry a lawyer. Highlights from the survey include:
- 64% of survey respondents with children in the household want their child to become a lawyer.
- Moms (55%) are more likely to be interested in having a lawyer as a son- or daughter-in-law than dads (38%).· 80% of parents with household incomes of less than $25,000 per year said they’d like their child to become a lawyer, versus 54% of those with household incomes over $75,000.
Full details are in the release below and on the Lawyers.com blog.
It would be good to know how many people polled would, if informed of the option, prefer their child to be or to marry a patent or trade mark attorney -- even if they knew the truth about what many IP practitioners, particularly those working in-house or for themselves, were actually taking home after deductions for tax, social security, pensions and whatever.