Vonna....250,000 smackeroos are plenty of incentive to continue. I posted this on another thread:
The payoff is 250,000. That's a LOT of money for a few months' (at most) 'work.' I doubt young lawyers like these dont make anything like that much money in a year.
Even if they fail to win, the ones that do well and show themselves to an advantage gain priceless publicity and exposure to potential clients.
Some may be in transition, looking to change careers or boost a sagging one.
Especially the ones in entertainment law; they may be interested in getting into production.
A couple may hope to snag the attention of a prestigious firm and a job offer.
And of course, there's the famewhore aspect.