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Oral Offer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:44 pm

What is the normal routine when a firm gives a permanent offer? Is it jus an oral offer, or is there some contract to the effect?

Does it depend if the firm is a NALP firm?

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Re: Oral Offer

Postby rad lulz » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:45 pm

Do NOT get oral from a person at your firm. That's what MOTTLES N BAUBLES are for.

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Re: Oral Offer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:46 pm

Most legal employment is at will unless you are a contract attorney.

For big law, you'll usually get a formal offer letter and some request to sign paperwork, despite the at will arrangement.

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Re: Oral Offer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:01 pm

Generally, you'll hear about the offer orally first (either in person or over the phone) and then the firm will send you a written letter with some basic information (salary, how long it's held open for, practice group if applicable, etc.)




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