March 24, 2012

Fairfield, Conn. law firm hiring entry-level attorney

This job ad was passed along to us by a reader, who remarks: "This firm should be ashamed. 12 weeks no pay…who the f do these people think they are? I wish there was a way to mess with a firm like this who blatantly take advantage of graduates who fell for the myth of what becoming a lawyer would mean financially.I have been practicing 25 years, and the job market has never been worse. Just horrible. And it really is not funny ... it sucks.

Small general practice firm seeks intelligent, motivated and personable recent law school graduate for an unpaid twelve-week apprentice that can lead to a permanent position for the right candidate. Firm is located in lower Fairfield County Connecticut. Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Connecticut (NY admission is a plus but not required). No prior legal experience is required. Busy practice. Firm practice areas include bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, real estate, wills and probate, and small business representation.

The permanent salary is between $24,000 and $30,000, plus bonuses.

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