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seagan823
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Legal aid/legal services salaries

Postby seagan823 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:03 pm

I would like to work in the DC metropolitan area (DMV) after law school for legal aid or a similar civil legal services organization. What are entry level salaries like for attorneys in high COL areas like DC, NYC or SF? The only information I can find is for a general median across the nation.

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Re: Legal aid/legal services salaries

Postby 071816 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:04 pm

ask career services

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Re: Legal aid/legal services salaries

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:32 pm

OP: Willing to share what your research revealed about median or average (mean) salaries for public defenders ?

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Re: Legal aid/legal services salaries

Postby encore1101 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:41 pm

just spoke with my friend who started this year at legal aid at nyc
pre-admission: 50k
post-admission: 55k

all nyc managerial employees got a 4% COL raise, and LAS is expecting another raise this year

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Re: Legal aid/legal services salaries

Postby seagan823 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:06 am

Not in law school yet so no one to ask yet.

Thanks for that reply. 50-55k seems reasonable. I bet DC is similar. I'm a social worker now making less than that and while I know law school/legal services really makes no financial sense I'm hoping I can at least make more in my future career than I do now.

Also, below is the latest research I've seen on all the nation wide medians for PI gigs, including PD salaries.

http://www.nalp.org/july14research

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Re: Legal aid/legal services salaries

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:44 am

@seagan823: Thank you for the NALP report.




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