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Background checks

Background checks
« on: August 30, 2009, 11:35:41 AM »
For those people who were summer associates in past years, do you know which Vault top-50 firms require background checks prior to employment?  How extensive are these checks and what do they consist of (criminal background check, employment check, education history, merely calling references)? Any firm specific info would help. Thanks, guys!

Re: Background checks
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 12:26:15 PM »
My Am Law firm didnt require one and from what I remember neither did my Vault T25.  If you have anything serious, it will surface during bar application time, so I think that puts the firms at ease.  I've never heard of any of the V50 firms requiring one (I have friends at most firms, but this does not mean that none of them require them).