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Summer Clerk Position

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:30 pm

I am a 1L that recently got a job this summer at a BigLaw firm in a clerk position. I have to go in sometime in the next two weeks to discuss my pay, hours, etc. If they ask me (which I think they will) what kind of hourly rate I desire what would be a fair response? I was thinking around $12/hr. or so? Is this too much, too little or pretty standard? The firm is a top 10 legal market and I will be living at home (with my parents) during the time I will be working there fwiw.
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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:32 pm

I worked at a small firm (2 attorneys) over winter break and got $15/hour

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby MU2009 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I worked at a small firm (2 attorneys) over winter break and got $15/hour

Thanks. So I guess $12 would be shortchanging myself a bit then...

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:42 pm

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby General Tso » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:50 pm

anonymous user fail

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby MU2009 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:54 pm

swheat wrote:anonymous user fail

Nah, it doesn't really matter. I misclicked the "Anonymous New Post" in the OP anyway.

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby NYU2011 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:55 pm

Your post history suggests you are a 0L, not a 1L... which is it? That will make a pay difference

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby nealric » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:43 am

3,000 a week :twisted:

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby Renzo » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:56 pm

NYU2011 wrote:Your post history suggests you are a 0L, not a 1L... which is it? That will make a pay difference

Yeah. This post doesn't make sense. If it's "Biglaw" and you are a 1L, it seems you would already know what you are going to be paid, because it would be lockstep summer associate rate, and it would likely be published on NALP.

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby drew » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:09 pm

Renzo wrote:
NYU2011 wrote:Your post history suggests you are a 0L, not a 1L... which is it? That will make a pay difference

Yeah. This post doesn't make sense. If it's "Biglaw" and you are a 1L, it seems you would already know what you are going to be paid, because it would be lockstep summer associate rate, and it would likely be published on NALP.

LOL. Yeah I was curious about the "clerkship" of a 1L in a biglaw firm.

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby Anonymous Loser » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:17 pm

MU2009 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I worked at a small firm (2 attorneys) over winter break and got $15/hour

Thanks. So I guess $12 would be shortchanging myself a bit then...


No. For an 0L $12 is fairly generous.

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Re: Summer Clerk Position

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:33 pm

I worked at a biglaw firm as an 0L for a summer doing grunt work and was paid either $12 or $12.50 an hour.




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