« on: March 13, 2008, 02:26:15 PM »
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Messages - Blondie918
« on: March 13, 2008, 09:37:15 AM »
I talked to the Managing Attorney at my office today, let him know I was going to law school, etc, and he seemed very interested in having me back my 1L summer (as my sig suggests, I'm not going to go to a school that typically lands 1L SA positions). It seems like entry-level for my firm is 80-100k, which obviously isn't amazing, but I'll be more than happy to take the experience and money. I also really enjoy my job and the pay is as good as anywhere else I could get.
It is very possible, I am at a large Philadelphia firm which also has a firm in NYC and LA, I have already been told that all I need to do is get a law degree and I have job. And as you can see I'm not going to a T10 school.
« on: March 12, 2008, 06:44:35 AM »
I called the HR dept in April of my Senior year, I was told that there would be a lot of openings beginning in July, went through my 3 interviews starting in May and started my job June 30. A lot of the bigger firms do want a 2 year commitment though, but going into my 2 years I think it was well worth it and that it really helped me decide that law school was what I want to do.
« on: March 11, 2008, 11:07:05 PM »
I am a paralegal at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia, and I did not have to get a parelegal certificate.
I work at a law firm and from what I've observed you need a have a thick skin and put up with comments that might not be what you like from others, you need to manage yourself well under stress as you may have multiple cases "heating up" at the same time, you also need to be patient with those you work with, and you need to be organized. Being a lawyer from what I have witnessed is not just making the money and billing the hours, its also giving up a lot and working well into the night. You have to have communication skills to speak with clients and you have to be able to stand by any decision you make.
Law School Applications / Re: Applied October, but have been waiting over 4 months for most... your though« on: March 11, 2008, 06:24:08 PM »
I feel the same exact way!!!! I I still haven't heard from Duquese, Widener, or Penn State!!! ARGH!!
i'll instruct them to give my seat to you if you pay me $1000
Deal. That's one billable hr five years down the road anyway...
I hate to burst your bubble, but its more like 2 billable hours.