With all of the carnage in the legal community, unemployed attorneys might have to look outside the box to find jobs right now. We suggest an “all of the above” strategy. Headhunters, personal connections, career counselors, or even Craigslist could produce the job you need to satisfy your landlord.
An interesting little ad appeared on Craigslist this week. The job is based in Long Island:
Small Congenial Litigation Office with an insurance defense, Plaintiff’s personal injury and commercial litigation practice seeks an entry level attorney who wants to learn how to practice law.
All of our attorneys have a big firm background. You don’t need one. You will however, learn from quality attorneys while showing us just how invaluable you are and why you should be paid more money.
Are there any Hofstra 3Ls out there whose Biglaw dreams crashed on the rocks of the shifting economy.
Remember, life isn’t all about prestige. This firm is offering something no Biglaw firm would dare say:
We are not looking to overwork the successful candidate. We have lives – he/she should too. Bill 35 to 40 hours a week legitimately and the rest of the week is yours. Show us that we can’t live without you, and we’ll increase your salary. Bring in clients or cases and get a piece of what you bring in. Bring in the right case, and make more than the partners.
I grew up on Long Island and have some knowledge about the environs around the Mineola courthouse. The ad’s kicker makes a lot of sense:
Trust me there are worse places to work – my partners and I have all worked there. Practicing law need not be a chore, but it is essential to get the right start.
Do you have information about other firms that are “hiring” in this market? Send them into tips.
Read the full ad after the jump.