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Tyler_Durden

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Staff Attorney Positions (non-partner track)

Postby Tyler_Durden » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:35 pm

I'm currently clerking for a federal judge and my term is ending in September 2017. I'm interviewing with firms, and one V20 firm wants to interview me for a "staff attorney" position. The listing says that it's non-partner track. The firm is phenomenal and the practice group is an area I'm very interested in. Thoughts?

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Re: Staff Attorney Positions (non-partner track)

Postby MrT » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:53 pm

Tyler_Durden wrote:I'm currently clerking for a federal judge and my term is ending in September 2017. I'm interviewing with firms, and one V20 firm wants to interview me for a "staff attorney" position. The listing says that it's non-partner track. The firm is phenomenal and the practice group is an area I'm very interested in. Thoughts?

I think the consensus around here is that taking a staff attorney position will limit your ability to ever become an associate.

See:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275715
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275400

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Re: Staff Attorney Positions (non-partner track)

Postby trebekismyhero » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:01 pm

Yeah, don't settle for a staff attorney gig if you are a federal clerk. You should be able to land an associate job.



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