Lawyer – Rajeh A. Saadeh

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Day in the life of
Lawyer – Rajeh A. Saadeh

Rajeh A. Saadeh
The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh, L.L.C.

I am a lawyer licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey.

What is it like being a Lawyer?

For me, it is a very interesting and exciting profession. It is certainly a lot of work, especially during business hours, but it is very fulfilling and satisfying. Thankfully, I have the benefit of having my own practice and a team of lawyers on staff, and the workload is divided amongst the four of us, which colors my take on the practice of law. But generally, I’m very grateful to be a lawyer.

Also, a lot of people tend to be very impressed and respectful to you because you are a lawyer. That was certainly an unexpected consequence of joining this noble profession, but you do not complain that people are overall nice to you for any reason.

Even though my office is open during regular business hours and closed on weekends and holidays, lawyers are always attached to their phones to check emails just in case some emergency arises that is appropriate for a lawyer to address. And, as a practice owner without any partners, the day-to-day operation of the firm is my sole responsibility, and I have to take care of it no matter where I am or what is going on, such as if I am at a funeral or overseas on vacation. That is the life I chose, and it is arduous and stressful at times, but overall it is very worthwhile.

What is your work life like?

My work days vary wildly. For example, on Tuesday, I had nine consultations during regular work hours. Wednesday and yesterday were primarily dedicated to performing work on client matters, including reviewing contracts, speaking with clients, corresponding with adversaries, and coordinating closings. Today looks like it’s going to be something in between. There are other days where I am in court all day.

Days are not wrote or routine, nor is there some kind of a script that is repeatedly followed or anything “typical” that we do. A variety of things come across your desk at various times, and that largely impacts your work and workload for the day and foreseeable future.

What are the pros and cons?

For a self-employed lawyer, the pros are the freedom to control your work-life balance and having the comfort knowing you have the skill and know-how to earn a living to feed your family for the rest of your life. Pros also include keeping your mind sharp into old age while not putting your body through too much daily physical wear and tear due to your profession, and being able to help people solve problems or get compensation for what they have suffered.

Cons include numerous variables that are not within your control, such as a prospective client, adversary, judge, or jury pool not being favorable to you or your client due to things that have nothing to do with the case, such as race or gender, but also including whether they like the color of your tie. Cons also include clients that are or become difficult or do not want to pay for the services you have provided to them.

Rajeh A. Saadeh
The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh, L.L.C.
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represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Salary: $148910
Salary Rank: A
Education: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
Becoming One: Very Hard
Job Satisfaction: Average
Job Growth: High
Suitable Personality: The Leader