"What causes good attorneys to jump ship? The answer: A bigger title and more money are the chief reasons.
"Twenty-six percent of attorneys polled recently said they would leave their current jobs for opportunities to advance professionally. Twenty-one percent of said a pay increase would be their primary motivation.
"’Attorneys are ambitious by nature, having competed for admission to top law schools and posts with the best law firms,’ says Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, which paid for the survey. ‘Learning doesn’t stop with graduation — legal professionals need ongoing challenge and opportunities to grow.’"