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Confimation of Offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:12 pm

So, I recently accepted a 2L SA offer. I accepted via email and the firm subsequently sent a letter saying that they're looking forward to my spending the summer with them, stating the terms of compensation, etc. I never signed anything or filled out any paperwork, however.

I realize that legal employment, like most employment, is at-will. But, I'm concerned that the fact that I never signed anything or filled out any paperwork puts me in a worse position if something bizarre happens and the firm decides they've made too many SA offers or the economy sucks.

Paranoia? Should I do something about this? If so, what?

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Re: Confimation of Offer

Postby ph14 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:13 pm

Relax. That's how it goes.

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Re: Confimation of Offer

Postby Anonnn » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So, I recently accepted a 2L SA offer. I accepted via email and the firm subsequently sent a letter saying that they're looking forward to my spending the summer with them, stating the terms of compensation, etc. I never signed anything or filled out any paperwork, however.

I realize that legal employment, like most employment, is at-will. But, I'm concerned that the fact that I never signed anything or filled out any paperwork puts me in a worse position if something bizarre happens and the firm decides they've made too many SA offers or the economy sucks.

Paranoia? Should I do something about this? If so, what?


Yes, you are being a little paranoid. If the economy gets so bad that they can't have a summer class I don't think any paperwork will save you. Likewise, if they have too many SAs then having something in writing won't prevent you from being no-offered.

You've done well, barring a Dewey-esque situation or the 2nd Great Depression you will have a job next summer. Relax until then.

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Re: Confimation of Offer

Postby 071816 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:20 pm

Paranoia

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Re: Confimation of Offer

Postby shock259 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:27 pm

Yeah - it's a little unnerving but that's how it works.

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Re: Confimation of Offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:33 pm

OP here.

Thanks. Paranoia is more or less what I assumed. With the horror stories that circulate about revoked offers, it's hard not to be a little paranoid.

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Re: Confimation of Offer

Postby de5igual » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here.

Thanks. Paranoia is more or less what I assumed. With the horror stories that circulate about revoked offers, it's hard not to be a little paranoid.


if the firm wanted to revoke, a written letter or confirmation won't do anything to save you.

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Re: Confimation of Offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Same thing happened with me at a V25 firm, except they never told me the compensation.




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