Thanks a lot for the responses, everyone! Except for the one about too many lawyers... although that's unfortunately very accurate
@burt128 and @jjackrash, would either of you be willing to answer a few questions, perhaps over email or phone? (It appears I'm not able to send PM's on this site.) I'd love to get a few more details about how you train, how your firms were structured, etc. It would be especially interesting to get the "Big Law" perspective, since the class I'm writing for focuses primarily on careers in Big Law.
I'm sure you're busy guys, so as much or as little as you can share would be greatly appreciated! And of course, I'm happy to keep your identity as anonymous as you'd like.
If anyone else knows any other attorneys who compete in powerlifting (or any other sport) and might be willing to share, please let me know.