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Wall Street Journal: Cut Law Associates' Salaries by Half!

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Cut Law Associates' Salaries by Half!
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2006, 05:59:57 AM »
sounds great to me ! be a lawyer AND have a life...what a crazy idea  :D

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Cut Law Associates' Salaries by Half!
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2006, 06:11:16 AM »
Whew. This makes being a young lawyer sound like hell. Clearly, his proposal will never happen, but it makes some sense. I do agree that our society suffers from a surplus of lawyers and lawyering. Still, this is a much better problem to have than living in a society that suffers from too few lawyers and lawyering.


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Re: Wall Street Journal: Cut Law Associates' Salaries by Half!
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2006, 11:10:14 AM »
thanks for the post, bonkers- interesting stuff.  $145,000 a year starting sounds really ridiculous, especially when you consider that it is some of the most mundane work imaginable.  I would rather take 70 or 80 a year and have real experience and a more flexible schedule- honestly, this is a STARTING salary.  STARTING, as in "you will make more as you get older."  I want a family and a vacation ro two every year, not 2200 billable hours- that correpsonds to what, like 80 hours a week?  ridiculous

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Cut Law Associates' Salaries by Half!
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2006, 12:37:16 PM »
I canít read the article.  The text is too small.

Re: Wall Street Journal: Cut Law Associates' Salaries by Half!
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2006, 12:41:33 PM »
You can find firms that:

Only expect 1800 billable hours per year
Pay $80K - $90K plus bonuses
Have a partnership track of 7 years or less

by going to http://www.nalpdirectory.com/search.asp