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just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:29 pm

50k in NC for family law.

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby macattaq » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:33 pm

Are you going to take the position? Why or why not?

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby apper123 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:38 pm

That's a pretty good starting salary for family law, right?

Does this qualify as a public interest job? Will you qualify for loan forgiveness eventually?

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:45 pm

macattaq wrote:Are you going to take the position? Why or why not?


I am going to take it, for the following reasons:

1. I graduated below median from a mediocre school and in this economy, beggars cannot be choosers
2. My boss is literally the best family lawyer in this area, so it's a great learning opportunity
3. I really do not want to actively look for jobs right now

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:48 pm

apper123 wrote:That's a pretty good starting salary for family law, right?

Does this qualify as a public interest job? Will you qualify for loan forgiveness eventually?


i really dont know what a good starting salary for family lawyers in this area is. but, with all the horror stories of firms offering 25-35k I feel pretty decent about it. It does not qualify as a public interest job. the firm specializes in high dollar, high conflict cases/prolonged custody battles and I will not be eligible for loan assistance. I am still on the lookout for other opportunities, specifically an ADA job in the area, which would help me knock out my loans. for now though, it looks like I'll just have to be content with handing over about half my paycheck to the student loan goons.

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby Sovereign » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:50 pm

School, rank?

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:53 pm

uga, just below median

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby lawlover829 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:55 pm

Sovereign wrote:School, rank?

+1

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby jujujohn » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:06 am

isn't UGA graduates pretty decent in demand in the region? right after Emory? so some Emory graduate told me as such.

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby Lord Jim-ish » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:10 am

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby roadkilllaw » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:13 am

lawlover829 wrote:
Sovereign wrote:School, rank?

+1


+2

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:29 am

Lord Jim-ish wrote:Is this you?

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yup

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:30 am

roadkilllaw wrote:
lawlover829 wrote:
Sovereign wrote:School, rank?

+1


+2


ive answered this already

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:31 am

jujujohn wrote:isn't UGA graduates pretty decent in demand in the region? right after Emory? so some Emory graduate told me as such.


lots of folks from uga went to atlanta. i didnt have any connections in the region and didnt get a job there...decided to come home to nc.

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby rayiner » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:33 am

john titor wrote:50k in NC for family law.


Congratulations!

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:35 am

thanks. there is hope out there!

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:38 am

rayiner wrote:
john titor wrote:50k in NC for family law.


Congratulations!


TITCR. It's awesome to see people finding jobs, so I echo the sentiment.

(also, UGA is a mediocre school? I was under the impression that it was well regarded in the South.)

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby macattaq » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:02 am

john titor wrote:
Lord Jim-ish wrote:Is this you?

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yup


Awesome, another Ender's Game fan!

'grats on the job!

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby reasonable_man » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:18 am

Congrats Op. Now get in the mindset that you are being employed as a lawyer and whether you are earning biglaw bucks or 25k, it is expected that you will work your ass off. Learn as much as you can and utilize this opportunity to the fullests

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:29 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
rayiner wrote:
john titor wrote:50k in NC for family law.


Congratulations!


TITCR. It's awesome to see people finding jobs, so I echo the sentiment.

(also, UGA is a mediocre school? I was under the impression that it was well regarded in the South.)

I would say that UGA is well-regarded in Georgia.

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby worldtraveler » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:00 am

This sounds like a really cool opportunity. Congrats OP!

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby drew » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:50 pm

Are you working for the long-haired guy in Charlotte? I heard he was a badass in that field

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby john titor » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:52 pm

drew wrote:Are you working for the long-haired guy in Charlotte? I heard he was a badass in that field


ha! I know who you're talking about and no, if I were working for that guy (who many believe is the best litigator in north carolina), I'm sure I would be making much more. I think he charges $1k an hour.

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby drew » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:22 pm

john titor wrote:
drew wrote:Are you working for the long-haired guy in Charlotte? I heard he was a badass in that field


ha! I know who you're talking about and no, if I were working for that guy (who many believe is the best litigator in north carolina), I'm sure I would be making much more. I think he charges $1k an hour.

One of my bosses called him to retain him so his wife couldn't. Apparently the only thing he said was, "ten-thousand dollars," knowing full-well that he'd never even turn on his computer for the case. That's nuts.

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Re: just got offered a job, taking questions

Postby someones alt » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:51 pm

What are the hours like? Did you intend on finding work in North Carolina or did the opportunity just present itself and you took it? I read in the JD underground thread you said you felt like you won the lottery, so can you shed some insight on the other kinds of jobs people are taking who were median at your school, or are they just jobless?




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