March 27, 2012

Flash card writer wanted for law exam

This law job posting was sent to us by a reader, who writes: "If that one doesn't belong at the top, I don't know what does"...

I want to learn a lot about the Texas Family Code and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure fast. My goal is to prepare to take the Board Certification Exam in family law offered by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

I learn quickly using an electronic flash card program called "Before You Know It." But I don't have time to sit down and go through the code and rules, write flash cards, and then study all the flash cards I've written. I only have time to study the flash cards you have written.

So that's the job, going through the Texas Family Code and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, and breaking each section or rule down into a discrete question and answer that will fit neatly into the format of the "Before You Know It" flash card system.

I'll give you the money it costs to buy the software and show you many examples of the cards I have already written, so you get the idea of what I want.

If I hire you, you will compete to keep the job. That is to say, initially I will hire two people to do this job, and you two will work on the exact same set of code sections. I'll pay you each $100 and then wait one week to see the quality and quantity of cards that you produce. After I've had a chance to review your work, and that of your competitor, I'll decide who to hire to do this on a more long term basis.

Beyond my goal to take the Board Certification Exam, my goal is to develop these electronic flash cards into a system to sell to other lawyers who want to prepare for the exam. You will have to sign an intellectual property agreement just to make clear that though you've written the cards, I will retain the intellectual property rights in them.

Miami area attorney job openings

Thanks to the reader who passed this along...

We are a Law Fim in Miami - Coral Way hiring:


- MUST be licenced by the florida bar
- MUST be able to accept supervision at all times
- MUST have good research skills
- MUST be able to take initiative
- MUST be organized
- MUST be responsible
- MUST be able to complete all tasks on a timelly manner
- MUST be willing to put effort into learning
- MUST be able to work well with others
- Some Knowledge with immigration, family, criminal law is a plus
- One year to two year plus experience is a plus
- Bilingual (english/spanish) is a plus
- Notary is a plus

We are offering $38,000 a year to start.


**Legal Assistant in our Coral Way office/ Homestead office (must be willing to travel between both offices)**

- MUST have Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe knowledge
- MUST be Bilingual (English/Spanish)
- MUST have good customer Service skills
- MUST be willing to put effort into learning
- MUST be able to accept supervision at all times
- MUST be organized
- MUST be responsible
- MUST be able to take initiative
- MUST be able to work well with others
- Notary is a plus

We are offering $8.50 an hour to start, during training period.

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.

Personal injury attorney job opening in Long Island

Mineola Litigation firm has an exciting opportunity for a personal injury attorney with 1-2 years of experience to handle all phases of personal injury litigation. Duties include court appearances, motion practice, and examinations before trial.

The ideal attorney candidate will be licensed to practice law in New York State and Federal Courts and possess experience in personal injury litigation.

We offers a competitive salary/benefits package and generous paid time off. Candidates must have strong problem solving and communication skills; must be familiar with Microsoft Windows/Word.

Position is available for immediate start.

Compensation: 40-50k

March 23, 2012

Japanese TV show looking to interview unemployed NYC lawyer


I'm a producer/director of a NY segment of a nightly TV newsmagazine program on NHK. NHK is Japan's public TV network. I'd like to produce an episode about student loan problems with a particular emphasis on the situation with law school graduates. Are you based in NYC? I'm looking for someone or an organization that is dedicated to help those graduates with student loans. I also would like to portray someone who holds a law degree but is not currently working as a lawyer. Please contact me at: miwamccormick [at]

Miwa McCormick
NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.

Temporary immigration law jobs in NYC/NJ

Client seeks experienced immigration professionals to assist with the processing of H-1B petitions. This is a long-term project expected to start immediately. Location is convenient and easily commutable by New York public transportation.

Location: North New Jersey
Compensation: $20-$25 hourly + overtime

NYC area law firm seeks attorney to work as office assistant

This job doesn't list a salary, but it comes with no benefits and seems highly unlikely that it would pay well...

WHITE PLAINS 2 attorney busy firm PI/Real Estate/Trial practice attorney in need of an office assistant immediately;

Paralegal, (Pace nights Law Student) or attorney working as a paralegal;

This is for OFFICE work only NO Courtroom time

Work 3-4 days per week and good possibility of full time

Please have some experience and familiarity w/No-Fault, motions, drafting motions and legal research, Plaintiff's PI ( not carrier defense work) Trial prep, EBT's and dealing with clients, basic real estate transactions. If you have some PI experience, I will explain the other areas.

PLEASE be able to draft a coherent letter, schedule dates for meetings and have a working knowledge of pleadings Plaintiff/Def., Court required filing


OFFICE suite is in class A bldg w/several other firms w/shared receptionist, conference rooms etc. parking in building, downtown White Plains walk to train
LexPI knowledge would be great
Please provide CV along with references and please indicate requested salary and availability IN BODY OF THE E-MAIL.

Temporary attorney job near Penn State

This job was sent to us by a reader, who did some investigating and found: "So basically, it's $25/hour less FICA payroll taxes (15.3% as a self-employed person (double the normal 7.65% rate)) less malpractice insurance premia and no benefits or reimbursement of incidental expenses to work in the middle of nowhere in a non-at will position."

TEMPORARY/FULL-TIME: Our corporate client is seeking 2 fairly junior attorneys with about 1 - 3 years of experience and a law license in at least one state, to undertake a document review on-site in Bellefonte, PA, which is about 10 miles from University Park, State College, PA. The 2 attorneys needed would be reviewing and tagging documents for further action, at the direction of, and under the supervision of, our client. IMMEDIATE NEED. To be considered and contacted, you MUST include your 1099 hourly rate, and, your resume. Please indicate your availability to interview and to start. Indicate what duration you can do.

Follow up e-mail response from Assigned Counsel:

I'd first need you to understand and acknowledge back to me that you would not be reimbursed for travel to and from Bellefonte, or, for food/lodging in or around Bellefonte or for any other incidental expenses. You would be a pure 1099 independent contractor for the assignment.

You should also be aware that neither we, nor our client, provides professional liability insurance for you. Likewise, we do not deduct taxes from the checks you would receive for work performed, nor do we provide you with benefits of any kind. Again, this is a straight hourly rate (regardless of the number of hours worked per week), 1099 independent contractor assignment.

As to your rate: my client is seeking a very modest rate. If you could do $25/hour, please let me know.

You should also know that it is anticipated that this Temp/FT assignment would last about 3 months, so I'd need you to confirm to me that you could commit to this duration. I could submit you as someone who is able to "work Temp/FT for 3 months, and beyond that duration is negotiable," _or_ I could present you as someone who could commit to the 3 months, and also that you are fine with an "open-ended" duration, if you prefer I introduce you that way. Flexibility is always a good thing to exhibit to a client...

Los Angeles law firm seeks newly admitted attorney

Thanks to the reader who passed this job opportunity to us...

Westside business law firm seeks newly licensed attorney for paralegal and support work. No experience necessary. Must be available to work evenings and weekends. $10/hour.

March 18, 2012

Entry-level criminal defense attorney job in Manhattan

24k per year in Manhattan! Reminds us of this video...

Rising star criminal defense firm seeks a recent law grad, or associate with 0-2 years experience, looking to learn the exciting practice of criminal law and grow with our firm, available for immediate hire. Collegial atmosphere, stylish, energetic offices. While we are eager to teach, ideal candidate must be a self-starter, good on their feet and comfortable being thrown into new situations. Professional demeamor and communication skills will be considered along with academic standing.

Base salary $24,000-$30,000, plus benefits and revenue sharing opportunities.

Admission to New York Bar required***

March 14, 2012

Telecommuting attorney job opening

Seeking an excellent attorney editor to edit pleadings and papers. Telecommuting position. Pay is $20 per hour for ad hoc assignments. Must be a good writer and editor to help me communicate effectively.

Reporter wants to interview legal professional who's been displaced by technology

I'm a writer with the Brooklyn Ink and a student at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and I'm currently in the process of writing an article on e-discovery technology's effect on the legal industry. I'm trying to show that though some associate level and paralegal jobs are displaced by the technology — because document review can be done cheaper and more efficiently by software than people, for example — other legal jobs have come to exist as a result: for every job destroyed, another is created. I've found people who have created jobs in the industry, but I'm struggling to find paralegals or associates who have lost their jobs because a firm decided to use more e-discovery and less manual review. So I was wondering if you had any suggestions. Do you know of any specific people who have lost their jobs — even if was only on a temporarily basis, and they have since found work elsewhere — because of this software? If not, do you perhaps know of any companies who have recently shed workers because of investment in e-discovery technology?

I'm sure you're busy, but an interview with someone who's been displaced is a central part of this story, and I'm afraid it won't come together without one. My deadline is this Friday, so I'd be grateful for any help or advice you could offer before then.

Please email responses to

March 12, 2012

Entry-level attorney job In Los Angeles

When they say "low beginning salary" instead of providing a figure, you know it's got to be embarrassingly low...

Entry Level Attorney needed. Must live in the South Bay Must be looking to learn the business Office is of a Solo Practitioner in the Bay Area. Areas of specialization: Bankruptcy and Real Estate

Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Compensation: low beginning salary

March 10, 2012

Legal research job in Washington, D.C.

Law firm seeking motivated part time employee (12-15 hours per week 3-4 hours per day) with flexible hours. Transportation and smartphone required. Position requires commute to Fairfax, and Arlington Courthouses. Compensation: $9 hourly.

March 9, 2012

Entry-level attorney job opportunity in Chicago

For some reason, Chicago has been a hotbed for shit law jobs this week. The $40k/yr attorney opening below is outstanding compared to the other Chicago law jobs we've posted...

We are a small law firm seeking to add a entry level attorney to handle daily court call in both State and Federal court as well as 341 meetings (for bankruptcy matters) for mainly Cook County matters. Candidates must have access to a vehicle, be intelligent, organized, diligent, efficient and energetic. Northern District Federal license is required. We offer benefits (medical, life insurance, vision/dental, etc.).

Location: Loop
Compensation: 40K

March 8, 2012

Chicago area law firm hiring lawyer for social media work

Low pay, but perhaps a more interesting alternative to practicing law...

Law firm hiring a part-time experienced legal writer. Will write content for our websites and all of our social media platforms - Facebook, Google, Twitter, and our blog. Having a J.D. is a huge plus, and only interesting, error-free writing will be accepted.

Please be prepared to send a sample of your work if requested, along with links to any of your work that is already online.

The person hired will be:
-Very familiar with all of the online social media platforms.
-Have excellent writing skills, with no grammatical errors in their work.
-Very knowledgeable in Illinois law, both criminal and civil.

An added bonus: If you are an attorney, we will likely ask you to assist with some of our cases. Fees for this work will be arranged based on experience.

Location: Naperville, Illinois
Compensation: $12 to $15 per hour based on experience

Recent law school grad wanted for part-time job in Long Island

recent law grad or law student preferred to assist our head legal counsel and compliance officer. 3 hours per day $20 per hour.
monday thru friday, hours are flexible.
position can lead to full time opportunity based on performance.
Location: Farmingdale, ny

March 7, 2012

Family law attorney job in Anchorage, Alaska

Attorney needed on a part time basis to prepare family legal documents including Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Adoption etc. Attorney must be able to prepare family legal documents in all counties. You will need to educate client on filing and serving procedures. Only reply to this ad if you have family law experience and can provide your own malpractice insurance. Can work on own time as long as deadlines are met.

If you are an attorney in multiple states, please indicate the states.

Compensation will range from $150 to $200 per case.

Work-from-home research attorney job

$10 per hour with no benefits. Wonder if they provide Lexis or WestLaw access?

Chicago Law firm has an immediate opening for law students or new attorneys looking for experience in researching and drafting pleadings and memoranda in several areas of the law: immigration, consumer, family, criminal, and other areas. Hours are flexible and work is preformed off site as Independent contractor/Freelancer. Candidates with immigration law background are encouraged to apply. Compensation: $10 to $12/hr based upon experience.

Entry-level real estate attorney job in Chicago

Salary is $24,000!!!

Small law firm on the northwest side of Chicago looking for a recently admitted attorney to assist with practice focused on investor driven residential real estate transactions. Applicants must have graduated law school in 2011 and have been admitted to the Illinois bar in 2011. Applicants that graduated or were admitted before 2011 should not apply. Please submit applications via email. The subject line of the email should provide only the following information: name of applicant/name of law school/date of law school graduation. Attached to the email should be the following: copy of resume in PDF format, copy of resume in Word format, and copy of law school transcript. All applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm on Monday, March 12, 2012. Up to five applicants will be contacted on or before March 19, 2012 for an interview. Applicants should be prepared to provide an additional copy of the resume and an official copy of the law school transcript at the interview.

Compensation: $24,000 plus quarterly bonus

Entry-level medical malpractice attorney job in Manhattan

40k in Manhattan after taxes won't cover your own apartment, let alone law school loans. Legal assistants and paralegals make more.

Admitted attorney wanted for entry level position in a small Plaintiff's AV rated medical malpractice/ personal injury practice in downtown Manhattan. Personal injury experience a plus. Starting salary $40K-$45K bonuses possible. Please send resume and cover letter acknowledging the starting salary.

March 6, 2012

Litigation attorney job opening near Boston

Thanks for the reader who passed along this job ad which states: "Fast-paced high-volume law office seeks attorney with 3+ years' experience" for 50k at Boston area firm. In other words: We want to hire a good lawyer willing to work long hours, do stressful work and receive low pay in an expensive city.

Fast-paced high-volume law office seeks attorney with 3+ years' experience.

Must be extremely organized, engaged, patient, responsive, and motivated. Must be able to multi-task, think on your feet, take initiative on unique issues, and take ownership of large caseload. Experience in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, employment law, or personal injury a plus.

Position requirements:
· Ability to professionally and patiently explain legal issues to clients.
· Strong skills in written and verbal communication with clients and opposing parties.
· Experience in client interaction and assisting clients with filing and completing paperwork.
· Excellent research skills including Westlaw, PACER, registries of deeds
· Exceptional writing skills including proper legal formatting, style, grammar, and spelling
· Experience with state and federal litigation, including drafting complaints, motion practice, written and deposition discovery.
· Court appearances at district and federal levels throughout Eastern Massachusetts (must have reliable transportation)

Must have 3+ years experience.
Compensation: $50k salary, medical and dental insurance, vacation, and contingency opportunity.

Location: North of Boston

March 5, 2012

NYC entry-level per diem attorney job

Solo practitioner in Flushing, Queens seeks newly admitted attorney for "of counsel" position to make Court appearances, draft and answer pleadings, motions, interact with clients and other general practice legal work, including working on case strategies. Must be diligent, prompt and detailed and an excellent and motivated legal writer Some previous litigation experience helpful. Great experience for your resume while you look for a full time position.

Location: Queens
Compensation: $100/day

March 4, 2012

Entry-level attorneys wanted for court appearances in Research Triangle

Very busy solo-practitioner needs a dependable attorney to cover court appearances. It would also serve as a great experience for new attorneys.. Must be a North Carolina licensed attorney in good standing.

Location: Raleigh , Durham, Triangle
Compensation: $50-$100 depending on location or case.

March 3, 2012

Recent law grad wanted for trial help in NY

i have a trial starting on march 19th in rockland county supreme court and need someone to help with lining up witnesses and anything else that comes up. trial should be 2-3 weeks.

Location: rockland county supreme
Compensation: low pay -- great experience

J.D. wanted for immigration law job in northern NJ

Client seeks an experienced immigration professional to assist with the processing of H-1B petitions. This is a long-term project expected to start immediately. Location is convenient and easily commutable by New York public transportation.

Location: North New Jersey
Compensation: $20-$25 hourly

March 2, 2012

Work-from-home attorney job opportunity

Thanks to the reader who forwarded this job ad, which states: "this is only a job for someone who can basically work at a personal assistant's rate."

I am a corporate lawyer who has a personal litigation matter that I would like to handle myself. However, being busy and without litigation experience, I would like to get some help from someone who can do factual research, a little legal research, FOIA requests, review of documents, first drafts of basic legal documents (I'm sure I'll edit it to death, so I don't need a brilliant writer, but I do need someone detailed oriented to help me with the process and to make sure I'm using all the right forms), maybe join a deposition and help preparing questions, and so on. All around help. Rockland county experience a plus, but anyone who thinks that's irrelevant because they can figure out local practice is welcome. Because this is a personal legal matter that I couldn't afford to pursue at normal outside lawyer rates, this is only a job for someone who can basically work at a personal assistant's rate. I figure this will drag on for months and that we'll have 5, 10 or 20 hrs/week of work to do on average (and a lot more if we get a big discovery request through), but I really haven't been through this before so am not sure.

Part-time attorney job in Philadelphia suburbs

Part time attorney needed for general practice law firm work overload
Approx 10 hours per week
Helpful to be barred in NJ and PA
Helpful to be registered in Fed Court(s)
Law Office is in Willow Grove, PA

March 1, 2012

San Diego law firm seeks litigation associate trainee

This job opportunity was forwarded to us by a reader, who observes: "Billable hour requirement: 1980/year (165/mo). Wage: $35,100/year ($1350 biweekly) ... (drumroll) ... Hourly wage for billable hours only: $17.73 per hour. In comparison, my brother who has a high school diploma makes $15 per hour plus overtime. Fuck my fucking life."

Busy civil litigation firm seeks an organized, energetic, enthusiastic, creative associate to assist in motion work, discovery, and trial. We offer a base salary, and upon demonstrating skill and an aptitude for the practice of law -- a performance based bonus.

Requirements: A candidate for this position must have passed the California Bar Exam, must be of sound moral character, be reliable, hold an active bar number, and must have excellent writing skills. Demonstrable reliability and ability to meet deadlines is required. Candidates must have prior experience, either through internship, clinical education, or as law clerk. Minimum requirement of 165 hours "billable" per month. Resume's should be forwarded to the e-mail address above. Candidates must also include a writing sample. Submissions that do not include a writing sample will be deleted. Please acknowledge the pay rate and the minimum billing hours requirement in your initial communication.

Location: East County
Compensation: $1350 bi-weekly

Attorneys wanted for Charlotte document review project

Currently seeking actively licensed attorneys (any jurisdiction) for an upcoming document review assignment beginning in the next two weeks in Uptown Charlotte. Compensation: $25.00 Per Hour.

Long Island insurance defense firm hiring attorney

You probably won't be able to live in Garden City, a nice NYC suburb, on this salary. Definitely not, if you're paying off law school loans.

Garden City Insurance Defense firm seeking attorney admitted in NY with 1-2 years experience. Experience in Insurance Defense a plus. Duties will include court appearances as well as general legal work on files including motion practice; depositions; memoranda; legal research and discovery. Job requires keeping track of billable hours. Compensation: $45k plus medical/dental benfits

Recent law school graduate wanted for D.C. research project

Recent Law Graduate with top academics and state legislative research skills needed for 3 week temporary project. Excellent opportunity to use your research and writing skills. Hill experience also a plus. Standard hours Monday thru Friday. Hours are 9-6. Rate is $20.00 per hour. Position starts March 1st, or March 2nd.