deadpanic wrote: If you think being a CPA is not stimulating intellectually, just wait until you practice family law and coordinate drop off points at the most convenient Burger King.
I seriously think this should be posted in every single thread on this site, if only to keep it real for 0Ls with no legal experience. This isn't The Good Wife, this is to a larger extent babysitting emotionally wounded adults who are pissed because their soon to be ex got the flat screen and jet ski.
With that being said, this is off topic, but with all the practicing attorneys active on this thread maybe you can give me some advice. I'm a 0L with 4 years experience as a Legal Assistant applying this cycle. I complete a vast majority of tasks like petitions, discovery, motions, case management, etc. Basically the only tasks my employer doesn't have me complete are those that I am unable to do because I'm not an attorney. In short, I know what the job entails and I like it. Do you think there is a way I should tactfully address this in my applications? Three of my four LORs are from attorneys I have either worked for or with (4th is from a professor) and they pretty much say that I'll make an excellent attorney, I work well with clients, I got what it takes, yadda yadda. While I think it's important for a third party to speak to my abilities and passion, I need to address it myself too. I just don't know how to do that in a tactful way.
Background that may help:
-28 y/o female URM applicant (Hispanic and Native American)
-unimpressive GPA due to issues during my first year of school (addenda addresses)
-thinking of retaking LSAT, currently sitting at 161
-No desire at Big Law. I've known people who've worked in it. Sounds like firms view employees as chattel that can easily be replaced with younger attorneys for less money.
-Connections in Austin, those connections could possibly help me with positions in Dallas and/or Houston
-Currently work in a firm handling PI/Med Mal/Family/Criminal/Real Estate/Business
-Ideally I'd like to work in energy law, but enjoy everything my firm handles. I'm pretty much open to anything that isn't contracts and pays more than what I make now minus loan repayment
Please let me know how you'd address this situation, and how you'd like to see it addressed if you were on an admissions committee.