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Got one thats law related?

Yes
32 (40.5%)
Not Yet
1 (1.3%)
Dont want one
4 (5.1%)
Cant get one
2 (2.5%)
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1L Summer Jobs

Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #120 on: June 22, 2007, 06:59:58 AM »
What's the difference exactly?

Could a paralegal do it?

you did NOT just badmouth paralegals!

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #121 on: June 22, 2007, 07:02:48 AM »
What's the difference exactly?

Could a paralegal do it?

you did NOT just badmouth paralegals!

Oh, yes he did. 

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #122 on: June 22, 2007, 07:57:31 AM »
What's the difference exactly?

Could a paralegal do it?

I'm not aware of anything that a 1L law student is legally allowed to do that a paralegal is not legally allowed to do. 

If you are asking instead whether the work is such that a year of law school training is essential for understanding how to accomplish the task we're assigned, I think that the training helps, but I don't think that any of us are doing anything that an experienced paralegal couldn't do with a thorough reading of the Bluebook and a handful of Westlaw tutorials. 

An honest answer. ty

I've been writing pleadings that I don't think a paralegal at this firm would be doing.  But this is a small firm in a small town; there's no way I'd be doing this at a large firm, which might also have more skilled paralegals.

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #123 on: June 22, 2007, 08:04:12 AM »
My first assignment was a memo--depending on how pressing other projects are, my supervisor may ask me to also write the motion to dismiss that I was doing the research for.

Right now I'm writing an appellate brief.  in my briefs

dang, thats one cool firm!

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #124 on: June 22, 2007, 08:09:45 AM »
I'm writing a position statement and 10(j) request for the NLRB; I have no doubt that a paralegal would be capable of doing it but don't know if it would be assigned to one. 

Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #125 on: June 22, 2007, 08:22:13 AM »

i am researching standing.  can a private citizen sue to the city to make the city enforce city zoning laws.  and, does the city zoning ordinance trump a state administrative agency's permit?  its good stuff.

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #126 on: June 22, 2007, 08:22:34 AM »
anyone had to do any heavy lifting yet?

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #127 on: June 22, 2007, 09:56:46 AM »
I've been writing memos for my judge, but I think the one I'm finishing now will become the opinion (with a few alterations).  So that's cool.

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #128 on: June 22, 2007, 10:14:00 AM »
ive spoken with a few people that said they have to go in and lift heavy boxes of docs.  ended up hurting there back...

Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #129 on: June 22, 2007, 10:33:32 AM »
wrote an opinion for a social security case, slapping the administrative law judge DOWN.