0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

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za51
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0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

Postby za51 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:55 pm

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Re: 0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

Postby WahooLaw24 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:29 pm

This is just speculative, but I think that can absolutely be spun in a way that will benefit your search. Emphasize the hours, your general interest in the law, working in a professional environment w/ attorneys, etc. Then discuss how your experiences also made you realize that you prefer PI and contrast your Big Law experiences with your previous PI work.

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Re: 0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:33 pm

I would be shocked if it hurt you compared to doing nothing, but it would be better to have some post graduate PI experience. Especially if you are interested in non-government work, it would be good to see how those organizations work as a full time employee if you haven't before. It would also be good to demonstrate that you actually want to do PI legal work instead of just PI work generally.

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Re: 0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

Postby za51 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:06 pm

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Re: 0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:28 pm

I don't know of any (but my PI interests are government focused). You could try reaching out to your local legal aid office or maybe ask the pro bono coordinator at your firm.

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Re: 0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

Postby za51 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:00 pm

AreJay711 wrote:I don't know of any (but my PI interests are government focused). You could try reaching out to your local legal aid office or maybe ask the pro bono coordinator at your firm.


Will do, thanks again.

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Re: 0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

Postby We'reAllGonnaMakeIt » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:04 am

What is your salary at said biglaw firm?

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Re: 0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

Postby blsingindisguise » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:17 pm

I would say your job as a biglaw paralegal has almost no bearing on whether or not you will wind up working in PI.

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Re: 0L Biglaw Paralegal --> PI Career?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:25 pm

If you go get a 2L SA at a vault firm, then your record might start to show a partiality towards corporate work. Stay clear of that and you're perfectly fine




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