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ironrenegade21
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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby ironrenegade21 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:32 pm

Any fresh grads out there with insight into the current market?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:04 pm

ironrenegade21 wrote:Any fresh grads out there with insight into the current market?


It seems to be in a great spot right now because of energy. At least some of the firms are starting to hire JDs in roles that require them to do nothing but draft title opinions, but nonetheless, firms are still hiring solid numbers of associates. Litigation/transactional appear to be at least average if not above average. There's lots of talk about how the potential/probable cracker near Parkersburg will help lead to good things.

I know that several of the firms experienced their most profitable years ever last year, and this year seems like its going to eclipse 2013.

ironrenegade21
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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby ironrenegade21 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
ironrenegade21 wrote:Any fresh grads out there with insight into the current market?


It seems to be in a great spot right now because of energy. At least some of the firms are starting to hire JDs in roles that require them to do nothing but draft title opinions, but nonetheless, firms are still hiring solid numbers of associates. Litigation/transactional appear to be at least average if not above average. There's lots of talk about how the potential/probable cracker near Parkersburg will help lead to good things.

I know that several of the firms experienced their most profitable years ever last year, and this year seems like its going to eclipse 2013.


Yea I noticed that there were significant number of grads who took jd advantage jobs and was wondering what was up with that.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:58 pm

FYI, Legal Aid of WV is hiring, Valers:
Position: Staff Attorney

Date Posted: Oct 16, 2014
Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2014
Office Location: Logan
Employment with LAWV provides you with a great opportunity to improve your community and your quality of life at the same time. EOE qualified women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additional benefit and Program information is available below.

To Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@lawv.net. Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line.




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