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Personal Injury for 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:42 pm

Would working for a very small personal injury firm (think car accidents, minor medmal) for 1L look bad on a resume?

I would get tons of great experience, but I dunno if there is a stigma attached to working in this type of firm.

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Re: Personal Injury for 1L

Postby YourCaptain » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:14 pm

No why? Look - it's substantive experience and you will be very close with your supervising attorneys.

You might actually figure out something useful in comparison to "doing research" on the Constitutional rights of a meatball.

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Re: Personal Injury for 1L

Postby dakatz » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Would working for a very small personal injury firm (think car accidents, minor medmal) for 1L look bad on a resume?

I would get tons of great experience, but I dunno if there is a stigma attached to working in this type of firm.


I really don't think so. Sounds like you would get practical experience and exposure to a firm environment that most of your peers won't have. YourCaptain is right in that a number of your classmates will likely be doing seemingly irrelevant work in areas that they will never again touch. At least you will have something undoubtedly practical to speak of. I don't think it leaves a bad stigma at all.

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Re: Personal Injury for 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:27 pm

That's great to hear. now I just gotta nail the interview and get the job! Provided, of course, that I do not win the lottery tonight :)

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Re: Personal Injury for 1L

Postby lawfuture10 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Provided, of course, that I do not win the lottery tonight :)


Lottery has been my Plan A all year.

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Re: Personal Injury for 1L

Postby swc65 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:50 pm

lawfuture10 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Provided, of course, that I do not win the lottery tonight :)


Lottery has been my Plan A all year.



me too!! We should start a TLS pool so we can win like those seven people who have to split 200 mil in Albany. I vote that I keep the tickets and collect the money. :twisted:

OP if you don't want the job, I'll take it. Seriously PM the person's number/email!

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Re: Personal Injury for 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:35 am

Anyone know how much I should accept/ask as compensation?

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Re: Personal Injury for 1L

Postby alexonfyre » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know how much I should accept/ask as compensation?


10% of settlement.

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Re: Personal Injury for 1L

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:59 pm

alexonfyre wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know how much I should accept/ask as compensation?


10% of settlement.



Let's hope there is a good multi-million dollar settlement that happens to open and close during this summer!




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