Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

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Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby pollywolly88 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:17 pm

It has been a dream of mine to be a lawyer since I was a child but I want to make sure I know what it fully entails before doing it. Would it be possible for me to work for a lawyer for free or do a unpaid legal internship? I am right now in between jobs so I have time to do this. And if so, do you know how I can go about doing this? I don't know any lawyers.

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby 4LTsPointingNorth » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:33 pm

Yes. Find a lawyer. Ask them. Or find a job posting for entry-level work at a law firm. Apply. Not really sure what else you're looking for.

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Re: Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby ILoveYou » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:39 pm

Yeah, this is obviously possible, but I don't know why you would want to do that, because it is also definitely possible to work for a lawyer for money. Just find local law firms and reach out--the receptionist will know who you would want to talk to. Look for entry-level part time work or a paid internship before you accept any unpaid position.

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Re: Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:44 pm

Work for free? You aren't supposed to be able to, but it happens.

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Re: Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby anyriotgirl » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:47 pm

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Re: Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:52 pm

ILoveYou wrote:Yeah, this is obviously possible, but I don't know why you would want to do that, because it is also definitely possible to work for a lawyer for money. Just find local law firms and reach out--the receptionist will know who you would want to talk to. Look for entry-level part time work or a paid internship before you accept any unpaid position.

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Re: Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:43 pm

Yes, I hope you do work for a lawyer and find out how undeniably shitty it is to be a lawyer.

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Re: Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby pollywolly88 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:48 pm

Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:Yes, I hope you do work for a lawyer and find out how undeniably shitty it is to be a lawyer.


Haha, why do you say that?

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Re: Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:08 pm

pollywolly88 wrote:
Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:Yes, I hope you do work for a lawyer and find out how undeniably shitty it is to be a lawyer.


Haha, why do you say that?


Best case, he just has u suck his dick. best case

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Re: Possible to work for a lawyer for free?

Postby Skool » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:56 pm

Don't forget to reach out to public interest non-profit firms. They usually hire 2-4 undergrad interns per year for the summers and have well structured programs/lectures/field trips. Summers are the best for interning in PI.




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