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Pre-lit practice group at a small law firm

Postby 2016lawgrad » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:56 pm

What's the general consensus on how it is, how it looks when you are looking to apply for a litigation position afterwards, etc? Couldn't find much online. Thanks!

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Re: Pre-lit practice group at a small law firm

Postby RaceJudicata » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:05 pm

Never heard of pre-lit?

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Re: Pre-lit practice group at a small law firm

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:06 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:Never heard of pre-lit?

Are you asking if I've never heard or saying you haven't haha

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Re: Pre-lit practice group at a small law firm

Postby zhenders » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:49 pm

I've definitely never heard of such thing as a pre-litigation practice group.

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Re: Pre-lit practice group at a small law firm

Postby hangtime813 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:56 pm

2016lawgrad wrote:What's the general consensus on how it is, how it looks when you are looking to apply for a litigation position afterwards, etc? Couldn't find much online. Thanks!


Op, Is this like a pre-trial practice group? Like the group handles the discovery, law and motion stuff, etc. but not actual trial/mediation/arbitration?

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Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:27 am

hangtime813 wrote:
2016lawgrad wrote:What's the general consensus on how it is, how it looks when you are looking to apply for a litigation position afterwards, etc? Couldn't find much online. Thanks!


Op, Is this like a pre-trial practice group? Like the group handles the discovery, law and motion stuff, etc. but not actual trial/mediation/arbitration?


Yeah i think it's not a practice group, I miswrote. I guess they do split the work and a few experienced attorneys go to trial and they were hiring for people to just do pre-trial stuff.

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Postby grades?? » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:
hangtime813 wrote:
2016lawgrad wrote:What's the general consensus on how it is, how it looks when you are looking to apply for a litigation position afterwards, etc? Couldn't find much online. Thanks!


Op, Is this like a pre-trial practice group? Like the group handles the discovery, law and motion stuff, etc. but not actual trial/mediation/arbitration?


Yeah i think it's not a practice group, I miswrote. I guess they do split the work and a few experienced attorneys go to trial and they were hiring for people to just do pre-trial stuff.


So they are hiring a contract attorney to do doc review? Thats what it sounds like.

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Re: Pre-lit practice group at a small law firm

Postby FullRamboLSGrad » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:19 am

grades?? wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
hangtime813 wrote:
2016lawgrad wrote:What's the general consensus on how it is, how it looks when you are looking to apply for a litigation position afterwards, etc? Couldn't find much online. Thanks!


Op, Is this like a pre-trial practice group? Like the group handles the discovery, law and motion stuff, etc. but not actual trial/mediation/arbitration?


Yeah i think it's not a practice group, I miswrote. I guess they do split the work and a few experienced attorneys go to trial and they were hiring for people to just do pre-trial stuff.


So they are hiring a contract attorney to do doc review? Thats what it sounds like.

Not really. A lot of personal injury plaintiffs firms have large departments of people who grab settlements without litigating and call it a pre-lit practice group. It's not uncommon.

I'm sure it won't hurt to have it on a resume, but I'd write out what you did--i.e. Interviews, insurance reports, demand letters etc., and not focus on what it's called.

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Re: Pre-lit practice group at a small law firm

Postby hangtime813 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
hangtime813 wrote:
2016lawgrad wrote:What's the general consensus on how it is, how it looks when you are looking to apply for a litigation position afterwards, etc? Couldn't find much online. Thanks!


Op, Is this like a pre-trial practice group? Like the group handles the discovery, law and motion stuff, etc. but not actual trial/mediation/arbitration?


Yeah i think it's not a practice group, I miswrote. I guess they do split the work and a few experienced attorneys go to trial and they were hiring for people to just do pre-trial stuff.


If that is the case I would say this is pretty normal and shouldn't affect lateral options unless you are obviously trying to lateral to a firm which goes to trial a lot...if you get get substantive experience doing law and motion and discovery, you are doing 90% litigation.



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