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Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:39 pm

What's up with people who continue to work part-time at the firm they worked at as summer associate? How do people manage to have this kind of an arrangement? I imagine it pays handsomely...

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby dabigchina » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:36 am

I think Kirkland does this fairly frequently. I think this is something that the firm brings up if they need.

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:51 am

I'm doing it with a small firm, where it's far more common. Managing partner inquired about what I was doing in the Fall and said they have work and would be happy to keep sending projects my way.

Simple. Pay is hourly and work is remote, generally.

If you can make yourself useful, fit the niche between paralegal and associate.

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Maxd3316 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:18 pm

Did this with a midsize firm I summered at. They approached me about it at the close of the summer, although they also brought it up when I was interviewing.

Set up my schedule both semesters to maximize my time in office (although I could also work remotely) and I think it really paid off: literally and in terms of getting as much experience as possible out of the position. Another bonus was that even the partners I didn't work extensively with got to know me pretty well over the full year, which was nice when I needed people to make recommendations later. I would definitely suggest this course of action if at all possible for you.

tldr-awesome experience if available, IMHO

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:42 pm

I assume this is available only to people who've confirmed that they're returning to the firm?

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:I assume this is available only to people who've confirmed that they're returning to the firm?



Going based off this, if a mid-size firm wanted to keep me on part-time through the semester but couldn't because they "have too much work that they need an admitted attorney to do," is this a good sign?

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What's up with people who continue to work part-time at the firm they worked at as summer associate? How do people manage to have this kind of an arrangement? I imagine it pays handsomely...


Doing it now at a V100. Am slightly overwhelmed at times, but that's because I signed up for too much stuff for fall semester because I wasn't sure I was going to work part-time this year. Spring semester should be a breeze since I won't have a ton of extra non-required law school stuff.

And yes, the pay is about double what I would've expected.

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:46 pm

Doing it now. Get paid hourly at 180k rate. Pretty sweet deal and I work remotely. Only a few hours a week though.

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby RaceJudicata » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Doing it now. Get paid hourly at 180k rate. Pretty sweet deal and I work remotely. Only a few hours a week though.


Never been so jealous of someone's job.

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:17 pm

I'm doing it now at a V5 firm. We can't bill more than 20 hours per week during the semester, but can work full-time during winter and spring breaks and make full-time salary for those weeks.

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm doing it now at a V5 firm. We can't bill more than 20 hours per week during the semester, but can work full-time during winter and spring breaks and make full-time salary for those weeks.


Same, Cahill is doing this this year for NYC people -pretty jealous.

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:21 pm

So jealous of all of you doing part-time work for the firm. Did the firm approach you first for an ongoing employment?

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby kingpin101 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:42 pm

Wait, what exactly is 180k at an hourly rate?

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So jealous of all of you doing part-time work for the firm. Did the firm approach you first for an ongoing employment?


No, I reached out to them a few weeks after accepting my full-time offer.

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Re: Summer Associates who continue to work as part-time clerks?

Postby RaceJudicata » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:13 pm

kingpin101 wrote:Wait, what exactly is 180k at an hourly rate?


Like 85 or so.... which is way more than actual associates make.



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