Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

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lawgod
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Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby lawgod » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:19 pm

So I'm thinking of expressing interest in Bankruptcy.
Will it help to mention that I have personally gone into bankruptcy and am familiar with it?

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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:22 pm

lawgod wrote:So I'm thinking of expressing interest in Bankruptcy.
Will it help to mention that I have personally gone into bankruptcy and am familiar with it?


Telling firms you went bankrupt sounds like a great idea.

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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby 071816 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:25 pm

That would be like if you told a criminal law firm that you had first hand experience with murder and rape.

lawgod
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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby lawgod » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:26 pm

Well how is it different than telling a corporate practice that you used to be a CEO?

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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:34 pm

lawgod wrote:Well how is it different than telling a corporate practice that you used to be a CEO?


1) Bankruptcy is viewed as bad, being a CEO is viewed as being good. It shows you lack discipline.
2) Personal bankruptcy prob doesn't transfer well to corp bankruptcy.
3) Did you do the work, or hire someone else to do it.

I got my wisdom teeth pulled, I wouldn't argue that experience makes me a potentially better dentist.

Go and contemplate how stupid this question is.

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IAFG
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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby IAFG » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:37 pm

Stop trying to hurt HLS's employment numbers.

But thanks for giving ours a hand.

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NZA
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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby NZA » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:38 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
lawgod wrote:Well how is it different than telling a corporate practice that you used to be a CEO?


1) Bankruptcy is viewed as bad, being a CEO is viewed as being good. It shows you lack discipline.
2) Personal bankruptcy prob doesn't transfer well to corp bankruptcy.
3) Did you do the work, or hire someone else to do it.

I got my wisdom teeth pulled, I wouldn't argue that experience makes me a potentially better dentist.

Go and contemplate how stupid this question is.

:lol: I don't always lol at DF's posts, but I lol'd at this one.

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Holly Golightly
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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:03 pm

This is a joke, right?

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dresden doll
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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby dresden doll » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:07 pm

I told the Executive Office for the Immigration Review of DOJ that I had personal experience with getting deported. Got hired immediately.

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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby UCLAtransfer » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:15 pm

lawgod wrote:Well how is it different than telling a corporate practice that you used to be a CEO?


Talk about a logic fail.

Ha

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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby kaiser » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:17 pm

If I once tried to extort money or engage in insider training, can I use it to say that I have experience in the white collar crime department? Lol, I seriously hope OP is joking.

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Re: Is personal experience in practice area a plus?

Postby lawgod » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:21 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:This is a joke, right?


I thought it was funny.




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