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Re: Judging a firm/office by its represented law schools

Postby Grizz » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:21 pm

I've been on TLS for a while and this is one of the stupider threads I've had the pleasure of reading.

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Re: Judging a firm/office by its represented law schools

Postby wiseowl » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:36 pm

Staff attorneys do a lot of discovery and trial prep stuff. It's not a lot of fun. I know a few that billed 2400 hours last year.

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Re: Judging a firm/office by its represented law schools

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:37 pm

wiseowl wrote:Staff attorneys do a lot of discovery and trial prep stuff. It's not a lot of fun. I know a few that billed 2400 hours last year.


How much do they make?

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Re: Judging a firm/office by its represented law schools

Postby wiseowl » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:40 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
wiseowl wrote:Staff attorneys do a lot of discovery and trial prep stuff. It's not a lot of fun. I know a few that billed 2400 hours last year.


How much do they make?


I don't honestly know, and didn't ask. It's less than the associates. Varies wildly by firm and office.

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Re: Judging a firm/office by its represented law schools

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:42 pm

wiseowl wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
wiseowl wrote:Staff attorneys do a lot of discovery and trial prep stuff. It's not a lot of fun. I know a few that billed 2400 hours last year.


How much do they make?


I don't honestly know, and didn't ask. It's less than the associates. Varies wildly by firm and office.


Interesting. Where are there offices? I'm assuming they don't share one with junior associates? Also assuming that they don't get their own offices.

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Re: Judging a firm/office by its represented law schools

Postby wiseowl » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:45 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
wiseowl wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
wiseowl wrote:Staff attorneys do a lot of discovery and trial prep stuff. It's not a lot of fun. I know a few that billed 2400 hours last year.


How much do they make?


I don't honestly know, and didn't ask. It's less than the associates. Varies wildly by firm and office.


Interesting. Where are there offices? I'm assuming they don't share one with junior associates? Also assuming that they don't get their own offices.


The more senior ones had their own offices, the rest were in a cubicle farm

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Re: Judging a firm/office by its represented law schools

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:48 pm

wiseowl wrote:The more senior ones had their own offices, the rest were in a cubicle farm


One more question: How in the world would one move up from a contract employer being paid by the hour to a salaried staff attorney with a permanent position? Did you doc review really impress?

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Re: Judging a firm/office by its represented law schools

Postby wiseowl » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:55 pm

No clue.




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