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DUI and legal employment

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:45 pm

I'll be starting law school this fall and I got a DUI in 2009. What are your serious experiences with having a DUI and trying to find employment? Is BigLaw not a possibility? Is Corporate Law not a possibility?

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Postby Myself » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:10 pm

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Re: DUI and legal employment

Postby BeenDidThat » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:12 pm

If it's your only offense, you're fine. Prosecutors' offices might look at you funny, but no one in a firm will care. If it's part of a larger pattern, it'll be more of an issue.

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Re: DUI and legal employment

Postby aces » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:22 pm

Firms don't get your criminal record or anything prior to hiring SAs. Some firms will run some sort of background check prior to extending full-time offers, but I can't imagine a single DUI (unless it's like a DUI manslaughter) will raise too many problems.

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Re: DUI and legal employment

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:43 pm

What about a MIP?




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