King wrote: kn6542 wrote:
underdawg wrote:how many people would want to do pro bono type stuff for biglaw salaries (if that's what those directors actually make)?? if they make PI type salaries, well i can tell you're not interested.
rule of thumb: if the job is awesome, then everyone wants to do it. it's a pretty simple rule of thumb, really.
The only dude I know who does this makes biglaw salary. He also manages all the pro bono shit for all the offices of said firm, and works biglaw hours. It's a good gig, I think, but very rare.
Ahh, I didn't see this prior to writing the above post..
Although I'm more interested in getting a PI type position with less hours... Is this friend of yours considered an associate at the firm? Anything else that you know about his/her job would be great:D
Well, take this all with a grain of salt, because I am just talking about my "fwends" here. But that particular guy started working as a pro bono coordinator I think as a 5th year associate and is now a partner. Keep in mind that, like I said before, this stuff would vary a lot from firm to firm and that this guy got the job because of his particular circumstances and his connections, really.
If you are looking for something more PI-ey, there are a lot of organizations that have pro bono coordinators. Some legal aid organizations reach into the local legal community to handle a lot of their cases, and those orgs have a pro bono coordinator who connects clients with local attys who are willing to take on the case. I have another friend who does that and she works about 45 hours a week and makes a decent PI salary. I don't know precisely what it is but she's pretty comfortable. But this too is going to vary from community to community, org to org, so I don't really have much more insight than what I've just said.