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Monday, 6 June 2011

Advancement

Most beginning lawyers start in salaried positions. Newly hired attorneys usually start as associates and work with more experienced lawyers or judges. After several years, some lawyers are admitted to partnership in their firm, which means that they are partial owners of the firm, or go into practice for themselves. Some experienced lawyers are nominated or elected to judgeships. (See the section on judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers elsewhere in the Handbook.) Others become full-time law school faculty or administrators; a growing number of these lawyers have advanced degrees in other fields as well.

Some attorneys use their legal training in administrative or managerial positions in various departments of large corporations. A transfer from a corporation’s legal department to another department is often viewed as a way to gain administrative experience and rise in the ranks of management.






"Whoever tells the best story wins."
- Freddie Voogth

20 comments:

  1. Good post, good quote.

    "Whoever tells the best story wins."
    - Freddie Voogth

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  2. I imagine it's a long road to climb when working in law. There's surely lots of administrative tasks they make the newbies cut their teeth on.

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  3. I've always wondered how people became judges.

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  4. Becoming a lawyer sounds like quite the mountain to climb

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  5. i guess i have to work on my story telling skills

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  6. Start off cleaning the desks of actual lawyers?

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  7. it's great to be a lawyer nowdays

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  8. Good post, and the quote was just awesome.

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  9. must be kewl to end up as a judge. well, maybe

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  10. Quote from West Wing - "I am a layer I know what I am talking about" "Son everyone in this room is a lawyer..."

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  11. itmust be tought to decide what field to target.
    great quote as well lol

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  12. Yeah entry level work also depends on the sector the company is in. Most new lawyers are doing gruntwork and not actually practicing law. Lawyers in the military start doing courtwork from the very beginning. It all depends.

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  13. All of this follows getting a job after graduation, which is a bit iffy these days

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  14. Lord, I don't know why but when I read the last bit Michael Scott came to mind and I was HORRIFIED at the notion that he could have been working in legal.

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  15. Nice post, very informative! +following

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