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PI Job Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:44 am

I am a 2L at a regional school and am in the top third of my class. Before law school, I was hoping to practice corporate law, but with a regional school and my grades I have pretty much given that up. Last summer I applied for a job from my school's job bank and was offered a position at a solo PI firm. The attorney I work for is a young, hungry attorney who has went from 3 employees to over 25 in the past two years. The other day my he told me that he plans on keeping me on as an attorney after I graduate. I have no clue what the salary would be, but he pays well for me only being a clerk at the moment. My rough estimate is around 75k based on what I heard that he pays starting attorneys around the office. He is an awesome guy and provides many perks as well. My question is: Would you take the position? I should mention that I have a wife and two kids, so for the money, it seems like a no-brainer. However, I feel as if I would be selling out.

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Re: PI Job Offer?

Postby dr123 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:I am a 2L at a regional school and am in the top third of my class. Before law school, I was hoping to practice corporate law, but with a regional school and my grades I have pretty much given that up. Last summer I applied for a job from my school's job bank and was offered a position at a solo PI firm. The attorney I work for is a young, hungry attorney who has went from 3 employees to over 25 in the past two years. The other day my he told me that he plans on keeping me on as an attorney after I graduate. I have no clue what the salary would be, but he pays well for me only being a clerk at the moment. My rough estimate is around 75k based on what I heard that he pays starting attorneys around the office. He is an awesome guy and provides many perks as well. My question is: Would you take the position? I should mention that I have a wife and two kids, so for the money, it seems like a no-brainer. However, I feel as if I would be selling out.


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Re: PI Job Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:49 am

People tend to look down on PI attorneys as bottom tier sell outs is what I mean...

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Re: PI Job Offer?

Postby leobowski » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:39 am

Are you seriously retarded? You have mediocre credentials, a family to feed, and a decent gig lined up with no better prospects. Don't worry about "selling out."

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Re: PI Job Offer?

Postby thegrayman » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:00 am

you've got a family to feed man, I would take it

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Re: PI Job Offer?

Postby flcath » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:09 am

There is only 1 reason to turn down an offer for a paying job: in order to accept a different offer you have been extended for a paying job.




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