#4 – New York City
New York ranks as the top city in the world for lawyers and is one of several major cities that rank among our “best” lists. The Big Apple has a strong legal market, both in terms of size and quality. Many law firms set up shop here because it’s such an important financial hub, which means they have to be competitive on price too. With this competition comes higher salaries for all types of lawyers, but not everyone can work at a high-end firm with fancy offices that pay well. If you want to make more money working at a large law firm or if you can do so within your budget, New York could be your best choice. It also makes sense because there are many job opportunities available through recruiting agencies like Alexander Mann & Associates (for non-attorney positions), ABA Employment Services (legal recruiter) or LawCrossing (lawyer).