Manual Lawyering

I think we’re all used to the really terrible jobs being offered to recent law graduates these days. The last one we did was so bad that the school that posted it had to apologize.

In this market, you need to have something especially terrible about your job listing to get our attention. Today’s bad job offer has that something special.

Sure, this job offers a very low hourly wage to a recent law graduate. But it also requires some manual labor, and that’s just especially crappy….

Here’s the listing. Please note that the successful candidate will have to make a living on this wage in super-expensive Los Angeles, California:

DESCRIPTION

Millennium Entertainment, a leading distributor of filmed entertainment, is currently seeking to hire four (4) part-time temporary law clerks for a period of ten (10) weeks to assist the Business & Legal Affairs department.

Description

We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and reliable candidates, with great attitudes!

Essential duties and responsibilities will include document review and analysis; with data entry.

If this sounds like a opportunity that would interest you, please send your resume along with a cover letter for consideration. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Requirements:

MUST be a current law student or recent law school graduate
Strong working knowledge of PC
MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Ability to multi-task, adhere to deadlines
Attention to detail is a must
Prior office experience
Must be able to lift file boxes
Organized, RELIABLE, and PUNCTUAL…

SALARY RANGE
$8.00 per hour (max. 20 hrs per week)

This is not the first job that’s looking for lawyers who can literally perform some heavy lifting. We’ve seen jobs that spell out just how much the candidate needs to be able to lift. And we’ve seen jobs that essentially turn lawyers into pack mules.

But here, it’s the combination of the lifting with the low pay in Los Angeles that really makes it special. Remember, we just learned that J.D. holders need to make about $200,000 more over the course of their careers than regular old college grads. I’m not sure you’re going to get there, $8 per hour at a time.

On the other hand, getting some manual-labor experience is probably going to be helpful to the future careers of some recent law graduates.

Earlier: Law School Apologizes to Students For Weak Job Listing
Beware of all legal job postings that require new clothes heavy lifting.
Definitely Not the Job of the Week


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