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Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:08 pm

Also, a long time ago when I solicited the firm, I told them I would be fine being unpaid. However, after getting the offer, an associate said, "we'll get your paperwork on file and get you on payroll." Am I getting paid? Lol, I know it sounds obvious but I just couldn't believe my ears.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Scallywaggums » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:26 pm

Please post your school, your 1L class rank, nature of the job, and how you got the interview(s).

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:27 pm

Scallywaggums wrote:Please post your school, your 1L class rank, nature of the job, and how you got the interview(s).


Considering he posted anonymous, I highly doubt that's going to happen.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Scallywaggums » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:33 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Scallywaggums wrote:Please post your school, your 1L class rank, nature of the job, and how you got the interview(s).


Considering he posted anonymous, I highly doubt that's going to happen.


Dear OP, pretty please post this information... otherwise your post is fruitless.

If you're worried we might figure out who you are, just leave out the nature of the job? We're here for information about the legal market, not anonymous pats-on-the-back.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:36 pm

Hmmm.....odds are most of the regulars will know who I am right off the bat, but I'll try to keep some anonymity here:

t3/4 school, top 10% (at least). Got this job a very strange way. I knew somebody that used this firm before and she said some really great things about the founding attorney. I contacted the attorney and he set me up w/ an interview. Mass mailing, emailing, everything else did not work for me, yet contacting an attorney who I had no relationship w/ but we had a common person between us worked. Haha, go figure. This firm is awesome btw and I couldn't really think of a better place to intern this summer.

Anyway, it is a botique law firm with about 10 attorneys.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:38 pm

Scallywaggums wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Scallywaggums wrote:Please post your school, your 1L class rank, nature of the job, and how you got the interview(s).


Considering he posted anonymous, I highly doubt that's going to happen.


Dear OP, pretty please post this information... otherwise your post is fruitless.

If you're worried we might figure out who you are, just leave out the nature of the job? We're here for information about the legal market, not anonymous pats-on-the-back.


Lol, why would I care why YOU are here kind sir?

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hmmm.....odds are most of the regulars will know who I am right off the bat, but I'll try to keep some anonymity here:

t3/4 school, top 10% (at least). Got this job a very strange way. I knew somebody that used this firm before and she said some really great things about the founding attorney. I contacted the attorney and he set me up w/ an interview. Mass mailing, emailing, everything else did not work for me, yet contacting an attorney who I had no relationship w/ but we had a common person between us worked. Haha, go figure. This firm is awesome btw and I couldn't really think of a better place to intern this summer.

Anyway, it is a botique law firm with about 10 attorneys.


I'm about 90% sure I know who this is. Congrats.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hmmm.....odds are most of the regulars will know who I am right off the bat, but I'll try to keep some anonymity here:

t3/4 school, top 10% (at least). Got this job a very strange way. I knew somebody that used this firm before and she said some really great things about the founding attorney. I contacted the attorney and he set me up w/ an interview. Mass mailing, emailing, everything else did not work for me, yet contacting an attorney who I had no relationship w/ but we had a common person between us worked. Haha, go figure. This firm is awesome btw and I couldn't really think of a better place to intern this summer.

Anyway, it is a botique law firm with about 10 attorneys.

Hmm, think I know who this is but I won't say anything.

Anyways, congrats, that sounds like an awesome deal and a great networking opportunity. Maybe even leading to future employment?

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:45 pm

mistergoft wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hmmm.....odds are most of the regulars will know who I am right off the bat, but I'll try to keep some anonymity here:

t3/4 school, top 10% (at least). Got this job a very strange way. I knew somebody that used this firm before and she said some really great things about the founding attorney. I contacted the attorney and he set me up w/ an interview. Mass mailing, emailing, everything else did not work for me, yet contacting an attorney who I had no relationship w/ but we had a common person between us worked. Haha, go figure. This firm is awesome btw and I couldn't really think of a better place to intern this summer.

Anyway, it is a botique law firm with about 10 attorneys.

Hmm, think I know who this is but I won't say anything.

Anyways, congrats, that sounds like an awesome deal and a great networking opportunity. Maybe even leading to future employment?


Thanks guys, I'm about 99% sure you know who I am, and I appreciate the congrats. I REALLY needed this. Wow.

Mistergoft: The weird thing is that I could potentially see this as a place I'd love to work in the future. Every associate I talked to seems to love their job there and they all say that the founder is completely awesome to work for. Working environment is about the most important thing to me irt a job, ESPECIALLY if you have a great boss. It can make or break a job, IMO. The problem is that I think they pay small law salaries but they've hinted that they give good bonuses. With my debt, it's basically IBR/Biglaw or bust.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Scallywaggums » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:56 pm

Congratulations! Thanks for the info. I guess I underestimated how easily your comrades would guess your identity.

Out of curiosity, do you know yet what the average workweek shapes up to be?

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Mr. Matlock » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hmmm.....odds are most of the regulars will know who I am right off the bat, but I'll try to keep some anonymity here:

t3/4 school, top 10% (at least). Got this job a very strange way. I knew somebody that used this firm before and she said some really great things about the founding attorney. I contacted the attorney and he set me up w/ an interview. Mass mailing, emailing, everything else did not work for me, yet contacting an attorney who I had no relationship w/ but we had a common person between us worked. Haha, go figure. This firm is awesome btw and I couldn't really think of a better place to intern this summer.

Anyway, it is a botique law firm with about 10 attorneys.

Hmm, think I know who this is but I won't say anything.

Anyways, congrats, that sounds like an awesome deal and a great networking opportunity. Maybe even leading to future employment?


Thanks guys, I'm about 99% sure you know who I am, and I appreciate the congrats. I REALLY needed this. Wow.

Mistergoft: The weird thing is that I could potentially see this as a place I'd love to work in the future. Every associate I talked to seems to love their job there and they all say that the founder is completely awesome to work for. Working environment is about the most important thing to me irt a job, ESPECIALLY if you have a great boss. It can make or break a job, IMO. The problem is that I think they pay small law salaries but they've hinted that they give good bonuses. With my debt, it's basically IBR/Biglaw or bust.

If I know you and you know me and like me (that's the catch, I realize) pm me so I can be happy for you!!!

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:17 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hmmm.....odds are most of the regulars will know who I am right off the bat, but I'll try to keep some anonymity here:

t3/4 school, top 10% (at least). Got this job a very strange way. I knew somebody that used this firm before and she said some really great things about the founding attorney. I contacted the attorney and he set me up w/ an interview. Mass mailing, emailing, everything else did not work for me, yet contacting an attorney who I had no relationship w/ but we had a common person between us worked. Haha, go figure. This firm is awesome btw and I couldn't really think of a better place to intern this summer.

Anyway, it is a botique law firm with about 10 attorneys.

Hmm, think I know who this is but I won't say anything.

Anyways, congrats, that sounds like an awesome deal and a great networking opportunity. Maybe even leading to future employment?


Thanks guys, I'm about 99% sure you know who I am, and I appreciate the congrats. I REALLY needed this. Wow.

Mistergoft: The weird thing is that I could potentially see this as a place I'd love to work in the future. Every associate I talked to seems to love their job there and they all say that the founder is completely awesome to work for. Working environment is about the most important thing to me irt a job, ESPECIALLY if you have a great boss. It can make or break a job, IMO. The problem is that I think they pay small law salaries but they've hinted that they give good bonuses. With my debt, it's basically IBR/Biglaw or bust.

If I know you and you know me and like me (that's the catch, I realize) pm me so I can be happy for you!!!


Oh you know me Mr. Matlock, you know me VERY WELL.....*crazy eyes*

To the jellyfish stingray guy: It looks like 8 to 5 with substantial time allowed to work from home. VERY independent work environment and very "hands off" from the attorneys. They expect me to work on my own and come up with a good work product. Nerve wracking, yes, but it seems like a great opportunity.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Scallywaggums » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
To the jellyfish stingray guy: It looks like 8 to 5 with substantial time allowed to work from home. VERY independent work environment and very "hands off" from the attorneys. They expect me to work on my own and come up with a good work product. Nerve wracking, yes, but it seems like a great opportunity.


Baby stingray.

Wow... I am drooling. ::Anonymous-pat-on-the-back::

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:38 pm

Scallywaggums wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
To the jellyfish stingray guy: It looks like 8 to 5 with substantial time allowed to work from home. VERY independent work environment and very "hands off" from the attorneys. They expect me to work on my own and come up with a good work product. Nerve wracking, yes, but it seems like a great opportunity.


Baby stingray.

Wow... I am drooling. ::Anonymous-pat-on-the-back::

You realize that 1L jobs are substantially dissimilar from the job you would be doing post-grad, right Scally?

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:42 pm

Urgent bump:

Do you guys think that having me give the firm all the stuff for payroll means I am being paid? Is there any reason they would have to "put me on the payroll" even if I am not being paid? We never talked about pay and I asked via email what the pay would be after they told me to bring in paperwork for payroll. Did I just douche it up? I'm freaking out now.

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Postby howcani111 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:44 pm

:)
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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Mr. Matlock » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Oh you know me Mr. Matlock, you know me VERY WELL.....*crazy eyes*

Dad????? Is that you? Call mom. We MISS YOU!!!! :oops:

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:45 pm

howcani111 wrote: stupid tactless comment


WTF dude?

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Mr. Matlock » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Urgent bump:

Do you guys think that having me give the firm all the stuff for payroll means I am being paid? Is there any reason they would have to "put me on the payroll" even if I am not being paid? We never talked about pay and I asked via email what the pay would be after they told me to bring in paperwork for payroll. Did I just douche it up? I'm freaking out now.

Sounds like they're definitely paying you. You are well within your rights and within the norm about discussing this issue after an offer has been made.

Now PM me dammit!!!!!! :twisted:

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Scallywaggums » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:50 pm

mistergoft wrote:You realize that 1L jobs are substantially dissimilar from the job you would be doing post-grad, right Scally?


Yes, but it sounds like a sweet summer gig.

That said, I'm not really sure what 1L jobs entail. Is it research & support for the attorneys?

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:50 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Urgent bump:

Do you guys think that having me give the firm all the stuff for payroll means I am being paid? Is there any reason they would have to "put me on the payroll" even if I am not being paid? We never talked about pay and I asked via email what the pay would be after they told me to bring in paperwork for payroll. Did I just douche it up? I'm freaking out now.

Sounds like they're definitely paying you. You are well within your rights and within the norm about discussing this issue after an offer has been made.

Now PM me dammit!!!!!! :twisted:


Whew, I almost had to buy some "oops I crapped my pants." PM sent.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:51 pm

Scallywaggums wrote:
mistergoft wrote:You realize that 1L jobs are substantially dissimilar from the job you would be doing post-grad, right Scally?


Yes, but it sounds like a sweet summer gig.

That said, I'm not really sure what 1L jobs entail. Is it research & support for the attorneys?


I'll let you guys know how "sweet" it is after I start but yeah I'm stoked and VERY lucky to get this position.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:52 pm

Scallywaggums wrote:
mistergoft wrote:You realize that 1L jobs are substantially dissimilar from the job you would be doing post-grad, right Scally?


Yes, but it sounds like a sweet summer gig.

That said, I'm not really sure what 1L jobs entail. Is it research & support for the attorneys?

In my experience, which is limited to about two weeks, yes. Lots of research, some memo writing, shadowing attorneys, summarizing dispositions, sorting discovery items.

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:58 pm

Being someone who can see who you are... :twisted: Congrats!!!

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Re: Finally got a 1L job, wohoo!

Postby ozarkhack » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:03 pm

Image

"I've heard of those. Do they work?"

Also guessing I have you pegged. Even if not, your reference of one of my favorite TV moments warrants congrats on its own.

So, congrats.




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