Yeah, I have known a lot of prosecutors since I worked with so many in law school... very high job satisfaction, presumably due to the fact that they mostly worked 9-5. The pay is generally pretty good in California, especially the bay area, but those jobs are less than pipe dreams here in 2011, so I am just flatly not going to bother thinking about it... Real estate law is something else I could dabble in, it makes sense for someone doing bankruptcies, tax work, and estate planning to also handle some real estate work. Trouble is finding a firm to hire you these days... I could open up my own office, but then I would only be able to get what's given to me, and my salary wouldn't be very consistent for the first couple years. Not having a boss does sound pretty good, though.