In a smaller town family law can be a decent access point, over time, for solicitor work. Your clients who are separating/divorcing will need new wills, they will often need someone to handle their refinance and real estate transfer with ex-spouse, etc.
I applied to 19, all full service and lit boutiques. For my own arbitrary reasons, I didn’t apply to any American or truly international firms, which cut the list down a bit. I eventually just got tired of making new cover letters.