January 9, 2012

Unpaid entry-level attorney job in Los Angeles

Thanks to the reader who sent us this...

This posting if for a full-time, unpaid legal internship opportunity for a 2L, 3L, JD, or entry level attorney.

Busy boutique small firm in San Gabriel, CA seeks immediate legal intern interested in gaining experience in litigation, law and motion, legal research and writing, and client management.
The ideal candidate will be interested in gaining hands-on experience in the areas of civil and business litigation, state and federal criminal defense, and employment law. A licensed attorney intern will have the opportunity to appear in court, with the possibility of trial work experience.
The desired candidate will be full time (40 hours/week), however we will consider a part-time arrangement if the intern is in school or has other work. This position is unpaid, with a required commitment of at least three months. However, the internship has room for growth for the right candidate as they gain experience. In addition, a licensed attorney intern would be compensated for court appearances.

Fun office atmosphere, and frequent (but non-mandatory) company lunches and social events.

Please reply to this listing with your resume and hourly availability.

Bi-Lingual Chinese Mandarin speaking a plus, but not required.

Location: San Gabriel
Compensation: Unpaid
This is an internship job



  1. Stick a fork in this hopelessly glutted profession. It's done.

  2. Sorry, but this sounds like something good compared to other things.

    What other things? Sitting at home watching TV, or at the park gazing at peoples' eyeglasses.

    Sure you are being exploited. But you are also gaining experience, without any really big commitment. When you graduated law school you could barely figure out how to ask a judge if you can tie your shoelaces. You'll know know a lot more than that when you figure out it's time to leave this lucrative position.