Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by wiseowl » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:10 pm

i'd assume the majority of those are support staff.

and that's probably a trend that will continue. it's sad for those people, but the digitization of everything makes most of these jobs completely redundant.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by Royal » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:32 pm

Good thing the ABA keeps accrediting schools!

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by bedbathandbeheadings » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:35 pm

guess they needed to adjust for all those associates getting shitcanned/no-offered
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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by mallard » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:39 pm

paratactical wrote:
wiseowl wrote:i'd assume the majority of those are support staff.

and that's probably a trend that will continue. it's sad for those people, but the digitization of everything makes most of these jobs completely redundant.


Have you ever actually worked in a law firm?


Man, the digitization of everything.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by mallard » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:41 pm

Nightrunner wrote: :shock: I need to make a Second Life character?


If you want to be a rainmaker, yeah. That's where all the important clients hang out.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by mallard » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:45 pm

Nightrunner wrote:Whoa, hold on. Do I need to, like, digitize myself, duckman?


You've already been digitized, which is what makes you redundant.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by jmhendri » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:46 pm

mallard wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:Whoa, hold on. Do I need to, like, digitize myself, duckman?


You've already been digitized, which is what makes you redundant.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by mallard » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:48 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
mallard wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:Whoa, hold on. Do I need to, like, digitize myself, duckman?


You've already been digitized, which is what makes you redundant.

So am I digital me now? Or am I analog me, posting digitally? If the latter, where is digital me?

I hope he's in Jamaica.


He's doing the same thing as you. He's sitting in your chair, typing words, just like you are. But that makes you redundant; he's going to stay there doing all the work you've always done, but you can go ahead and pack up your shit. You're fired.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by jmhendri » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:50 pm

If legal staff positions are now redundant and obsolete, who am I going to have to act condescending towards when I start practicing? HOW AM I GOING TO FEEL IMPORTANT?

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by wiseowl » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:30 pm

sorry about all the butthurt paralegals in this thread; i meant no offense.

but there isn't exactly a need for a secretary for every associate anymore, sorry.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by wiseowl » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:33 pm

no, i haven't.

show me one word in that article that says it was lawyers that were fired.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by jmhendri » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:34 pm

wiseowl wrote:sorry about all the butthurt paralegals in this thread; i meant no offense.

but there isn't exactly a need for a secretary for every associate anymore, sorry.


Yeah, because thats how it works. Every associate has their own secretary and thier function is soley to schedule appointments and answer the phones.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by wiseowl » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:37 pm

paratactical wrote:
wiseowl wrote:no, i haven't.

show me one word in that article that says it was lawyers that were fired.


lolwut? No is arguing that point with you.


right. i oversold it, but can you agree that there is less need for "legal sector" staff than there was previously, and that people in law school who cite articles losing their minds over "legal sector" jobs being cut might need to read between the lines some more?

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by mallard » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:38 pm

wiseowl wrote:
paratactical wrote:
wiseowl wrote:no, i haven't.

show me one word in that article that says it was lawyers that were fired.


lolwut? No is arguing that point with you.


right. i oversold it, but can you agree that there is less need for "legal sector" staff than there was previously, and that people in law school who cite articles losing their minds over "legal sector" jobs being cut might need to read between the lines some more?


Why do you think it is that legal support positions on Craigslist have started explicitly stating that they won't accept applicants with JDs?

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by Cleareyes » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:40 pm

mallard wrote:
wiseowl wrote:
paratactical wrote:
wiseowl wrote:no, i haven't.

show me one word in that article that says it was lawyers that were fired.


lolwut? No is arguing that point with you.


right. i oversold it, but can you agree that there is less need for "legal sector" staff than there was previously, and that people in law school who cite articles losing their minds over "legal sector" jobs being cut might need to read between the lines some more?


Why do you think it is that legal support positions on Craigslist have started explicitly stating that they won't accept applicants with JDs?


There is such a massive need for lawyers that the industry wants to make sure no JDs get funneled into support staff roles.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by jmhendri » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:41 pm

Cleareyes wrote:There is such a massive need for lawyers that the industry wants to make sure no JDs get funneled into support staff roles.


whew, thank god. for a minute there I thought we were all in real trouble.

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

Post by SteelReserve » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:51 pm

edit: i see where you got the pic from. perfect pic. that website also has a hilarious one of people getting handed JDs on a conveyor belt; after they get the JD they are seen falling off the end of the belt into a black employment pit.
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Re: Legal Sector Lost 3,900 Jobs in June

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