Question about (gaining) employment before law school

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Question about (gaining) employment before law school

Postby splitterfriendly » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:39 am

Please don't be offended that this isn't in the 'right' forum. I don't think there is a right forum for this question, but figured some of you might have answers given your time before law school...

How does one go about getting a job as a file clerk with a big law firm? (I'm in Los Angeles and proximity / transportation isn't an issue.)

I've recently graduated from a good school. Philosophy / 3.5 gpa / combined 1 year file clerk experience at mid-level firm.

Do the big ones even hire file clerks? Or is all of the grunt work done internally by beginning associates?

Any verified information, anecdotal findings or hearsay is appreciated.


edit: It seems a few firms have links on their sites to inquire about staff positions, but not many of them do..

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Re: Question about (gaining) employment before law school

Postby Kess » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:12 am

Try going to the career center/ pre-law adviser at your UG, they might give you a hook-up.


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Re: Question about (gaining) employment before law school

Postby Ashley88 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:13 pm

If I were you, I'd apply for any position they have available at entry level. I'm from Michigan and I'm a receptionist at a top firm here recognized throughout the country. It's not the type of law I plan on practicing, but the name and experience is there. Before I got this position I worked at another law firm and waited for a better opportunity, which came 6 months later.

Also, I went on craigslist and applied to every firm hiring at the time. It just so happened that a nationall reknown firm called me back. So you never know! Not many firms put info on their sites, so I would call and ask for their human resources department. If they aren't hiring, ask for an email to send your resume so they can keep it on file. Also, if they don't answer and don't call you back (which is likely) keep hounding them! They wanna see diligence, but don't be obnoxious either lol

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