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Is this a confidentiality breach?

I work in corrections. On facebook, on my page, I posted something that might have been a breach of confidentiality. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2014 - 18 answers

Prospects for UK law grad in the US?

I currently attend a top 2 law school in the UK (no prize for guessing which), and am interested in working in the US after I graduate. While I am aware that I will be eligible to take the bar exam in NY and California with a degree from a common law jurisdiction, would my prospects of landing a law firm gig be appreciably augmented if I go for an LLM (or perhaps even a JD) at a US law school? [more inside]
posted by AtavisticApple on Jun 25, 2014 - 4 answers

Life after BigLaw?

Everyone always tells you that going to law school and being a lawyer will open up all types of job possibilities. I tried being a big firm lawyer and am don't want to continue doing it. I'm looking to figure out life after biglaw and what that actually means. Looking for advice on how to figure out what's next, where to look for jobs that might play to a legal skill set, and how and what to highlight about biglaw experience when looking for the next job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me find an employment lawyer in Sacramento, CA

I am employed in Sacramento, California. I would like to speak to an attorney with experience in employment law, as related to overtime-exempt status. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2014 - 1 answer

Thanks for the horse, now show me the teeth.

I'm a law student who has received an offer to clerk for a reasonably well ranked local firm. At what point can I ask how much they pay their associates? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Legal Career Advice

I am looking for some career advice regarding search techniques and information about non-traditional legal jobs that I may be overlooking. I am interested in international law, environmental law, administrative law, and trade and investment law. I have work experience in international law and have also lived and studied abroad. Prior to law school I worked in finance for four years (my undergraduate degree is in international finance), I am located in the Northeast, and I am awaiting results from the bar exam which I took this past July. [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Sep 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Is it legal for a job to not allow employees to take breaks?

I work in a house that has been designated as a group home for 5 disabled adults. The program/company is funded for by the state. I am an hourly employee who works a full 40 hours (plus up to 10-15 hours of overtime @ time and a half many weeks). My checks include deductions in all the proper taxes and stuff that any job would withdraw from. It's a full on legit job. [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on May 9, 2013 - 37 answers

Keep making progress in a shrinking field, or switch gears?

Lawyer getting great experience in a shrinking subspecialty. Work environment has flaws. Have the opportunity to move. Worried about grass being greener, frying pan/fire, etc. Special details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2013 - 4 answers

At a crossroads of many roads

Career change into law - tips? Or alternatively, suggestions for another career path. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2012 - 16 answers

How to go about getting fired?

Recently got fired, how do I go about with the situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2012 - 13 answers

JD + warmth and empathy equals?

Which areas of law practice might be attractive to a JD who wants to use her smarts plus a strong sense of empathy and a warm personality in her future work?
posted by Hellebore on Feb 27, 2012 - 20 answers

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job.

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Sep 28, 2011 - 60 answers

Can my employer fire me because I am unable to work due to a motor vechicle accident?

Can my employer fire me because I am unable to work due to a motor vechicle accident? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on May 18, 2011 - 23 answers

Should I quit looking in the legal field and become a stock broker?

Out of work law school grad thinking about looking into another career...looking for suggestions....how about a stock broker trainee...? [more inside]
posted by xspot on Oct 12, 2009 - 13 answers

[BigLawFilter] Just been no-offered at Nor Cal law firm, on campus interviewing is essentially dead for 3Ls. Experiencing hysterical panic.

[BigLawFilter] Just been no-offered at Nor Cal law firm, on campus interviewing is essentially dead for 3Ls. What to do? This is going to be long I think but I am on the edge of a panic attack. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Does that make sense?

Debtfilter: Employer provides signing bonus structured as forgivable loan (forgiven if employee stays with firm long enough). Employee leaves soon after, and employer seeks to collect on loan. Employee is now a broke grad student, so employer offers to defer collection of loan until grad school is complete. Question: If length of time in grad school exceeds state statute of limitations on original loan, does this mean the loan will discharge itself before it can be collected? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2009 - 16 answers

job prospects for public defenders or civil/real estate lawyers

I'm currently a sophomore in college. Will there be jobs for public defenders or civil/real estate lawyers by the time I would graduate law school, if I were to go to law school? [more inside]
posted by goodbyebluemonday on Jan 26, 2009 - 23 answers

What (for him) to do?

ForA(Best)FriendFilter: What can a smart, idealistic kid do out of college in the DC area which relates to law & the study of the constitution? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 24, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I rise above mediocrity?

LawFilter: How can a person with poor grades and limited experience as an attorney find a good job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2008 - 10 answers

When a job offer is no such thing.

Australian Industrial Relations / Contract Law: when a job offer isn't worth the paper it's written on, what recourse does one have? [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second on Nov 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Appropriate salary for a legal conflicts analyst?

I am applying for a job as a legal conflicts analyst, and the employer wants me to list a salary requirement in my cover letter. Problem: I have no idea as to what figure would be appropriate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2008 - 6 answers

What qualities do YOU look for in your legal secretary?

Future-lawyer seeking experience while still an undergraduate. Any chance of being hired? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Sep 16, 2008 - 18 answers

How can I learn my job?

I'm an attorney. My workplace has little or no formal training. The only time I learn things is when I do things wrong. Are there ways for me to avoid learning everything the hard way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2008 - 7 answers

What if you miss the Cup?

HR/YANML filter: One of my assistants had an on-the-job injury today, and at the hosptial, they failed to give her the pee test drug screening that our company requires. She's concerned that they may use that as basis for claiming that she refused the test, and therefore will be on her own for the expense. I don't feel like this is the case, but I wanted someone with a more informed answer to help me reassure her. So, do they have the burden of proof if they claim she refused? How long after the event can they require it?
posted by Morydd on Sep 2, 2008 - 1 answer

How to un-accept a job offer?

MeFi lawyers, professionals and other grown-ups: how can I renege on a permanent job offer with a law firm that I tentatively accepted without burning too many bridges? Or is there a better solution? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I go for it?

I'm an undergrad (rising sophomore) interested in going to law school. Is it worth it to become an NALA Certified Paralegal? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on Jul 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Stuck in a bog of Graduate Decisions

Help me decide what venue of higher education to pursuit. [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Dec 3, 2007 - 21 answers

Shortest law job you ever had?

What's the shortest professional job you ever held? And should I feel bad for leaving my firm after only 7-8 months? [more inside]
posted by Kimpossible on Oct 24, 2007 - 20 answers

Can I please have a job, sir?

Legal job filter: I think a firm is sitting on my resume until they hear back from their first round of offerees, is it presumptuous to send an email? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Oct 12, 2007 - 10 answers

What's worse, being at a job for too long or not long enough?

What's worse, being at a job for too long or not long enough? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Get me out of my dead-end legal job.

Help me figure out to do with myself. I'm an early-30's lawyer with school loans well into the 6-digit range. I live in NYC. I hate what I do, I know what I like and am good at, but have no idea how to get from what I'm doing now to what I need to be doing. [more inside]
posted by Gaz Errant on Oct 9, 2007 - 18 answers

I can't find a job. What now?

Semi-recent law grad having an unusually hard time finding a job, possibly due to circumstances described within. I'm running out of ideas (and money), so I turn to you, AskMe. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2007 - 6 answers

giving notice in Scotland

How much notice do I need to give to leave a full-time job in Scotland? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Sep 8, 2006 - 5 answers

I quit... hopefully!

Can my boss NOT let me resign my position at his organization? [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Dec 1, 2005 - 11 answers

If a salary is listed in a job posting is that code for "non US citizens only"?

If a salary is listed in a US job posting is that a hidden signal that the job is actually intended for a non-citizen and that I, as a US citizen, shouldn’t bother applying? [more inside]
posted by freshgroundpepper on Nov 27, 2005 - 10 answers

Lies and the lying employers who tell them.

Lies and the lying employers who tell them. Many workers at my small company were given written assurance at the time of our last pay review that we would be enrolled in a health insurance plan on a stated date. Six months later, the promised benefits have not materialized. Do we have any legal recourse? [more inside]
posted by 12XU on Dec 15, 2004 - 5 answers

Job After Law School

How do I find a law job? (more, natch) [more inside]
posted by norm on Jan 7, 2004 - 7 answers

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