Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

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Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:04 pm

so ordinary friends ask me, what kind of law are you going to do. I tell them "litigation at a large firm."
then they respond, "oh, i guess you're not doing corporate law, where all the money is." and then they act like they feel bad for me. I'm just like uhhhhh... i have to explain to them that corporate lawyers and litigation lawyers make the same amount (starting) at big law.

am i the only one who meet ordinary people, who have this misconception of "corporate" big law lawyers?
for all you litigation folks, what do you say?

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Re: Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:06 pm

I say you worry about odd things.

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Re: Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby 071816 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:07 pm

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Re: Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby MrAnon » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:07 pm

maybe you should just tell them that you are a corporate lawyer, since you are.

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Re: Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I say you worry about odd things.

im not worried, its just annoying how they react.
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Re: Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:13 pm

clients at big firm are corporations = you are a corporate lawyer

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Re: Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby JusticeHarlan » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i have to explain to them that corporate lawyers and litigation lawyers make the same amount (starting) at big law

You have a red sports car, don't you?

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Re: Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby Grizz » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:43 pm

Lawl Shcool wrote:clients at big firm are corporations = you are a corporate lawyer

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Re: Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby PeanutHead » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:15 am

This type of thread is a clear indication that this forum is officially dead for the season.

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Re: Whats up with the misconception of a "corporate" lawyer?

Postby c3pO4 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:31 am

PeanutHead wrote:This type of thread is a clear indication that this forum is officially dead for the season.


ya. the ship worried has sailed. now there are only life boats.




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