Drug testing for big law paralegal gigs?

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bogwai
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Drug testing for big law paralegal gigs?

Postby bogwai » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:03 pm

I'm thinking about taking some time off before law school and working as a paralegal in big law. For those of you who have done it in the past or have any idea, when do firms test candidates? And do they do hair tests?

I rarely smoke marijuana, but decided to make the mistake of indulging last night...

Thanks for your feedback in advance.

Pearalegal
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Re: Drug testing for big law paralegal gigs?

Postby Pearalegal » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:10 pm

Mine never did.

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Re: Drug testing for big law paralegal gigs?

Postby pleasetryagain » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:11 pm

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bogwai
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Re: Drug testing for big law paralegal gigs?

Postby bogwai » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:43 pm

Pearalegal wrote:Mine never did.


How long ago was this? I read vault 25 do -- and some even hair test. Of course, whether I should believe the caustic comments on autoadmit is a whole nother story.

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Re: Drug testing for big law paralegal gigs?

Postby Pearalegal » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:44 pm

bogwai wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:Mine never did.


How long ago was this? I read vault 25 do -- and some even hair test. Of course, whether I should believe the caustic comments on autoadmit is a whole nother story.


It was a year and a half ago.

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Re: Drug testing for big law paralegal gigs?

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:45 pm

Mine never did. Yours probably never will unless they're pretty sure you're on drugs AND want to fire you.

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Re: Drug testing for big law paralegal gigs?

Postby ziggysmarley » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:30 pm

Mine never did.




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