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Dream legal job

What is your dream legal job? thelegalwhore07/23/17
One that didn't require going to law school. blackholelaw07/24/17
$100,000 a year passive income via share of ownership--manag vohod07/23/17
Sounds good, except for the part where you have to manage em jeffm07/24/17
Not necessarily. My last firm's owner was in 4 hours a week. vohod07/24/17
Does this require you to have legal experience in this parti thelegalwhore07/24/17
Isn't "manage employees" done by an outsourced subcontracted sanka07/24/17
Slum lord of even more properties. Maybe in-house to Braz isthisit07/24/17
If Naughty America came knocking, would you answer the call? jd4hire07/24/17
Yes, as an actor or as counsel. I can lay pipe with the isthisit07/24/17
Low stress. 9-5. Repetitive tasks that aren't difficult but 3lol07/24/17
This is pretty much my job now, but we do bill hours. I love denpaonna08/08/17
All jobs should be 35 hours per week and any OT paid at doub triplesix07/24/17
Law professor. therewillbeblood07/24/17
Requirement to publish constantly and engage in public speak dimsum08/08/17
My two cents: Once every other year =/= constantly. soupcansham08/09/17
Yep, the publication requirements are fairly low. therewillbeblood08/09/17
I knew a guy who was in charge of the trust department at on fettywap07/24/17
State court appellate judge in a semi-rural area. spaghetti08/01/17
I've worked for one of these for the past 7 years. They make tacocheese08/01/17
In law school I interned for a judge like this. Everyone at spaghetti08/02/17
This. Not even on the state supreme court either. Just some dimsum08/08/17
Running a super huge mill where I can outsource literally ev confused1l9308/03/17

thelegalwhore (Jul 23, 2017 - 11:34 pm)

What is your dream legal job?

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blackholelaw (Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 am)

One that didn't require going to law school.

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vohod (Jul 23, 2017 - 11:39 pm)

$100,000 a year passive income via share of ownership--managerial duties but not much else. Well any business could do.

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jeffm (Jul 24, 2017 - 8:18 am)

Sounds good, except for the part where you have to manage employees.

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vohod (Jul 24, 2017 - 12:22 pm)

Not necessarily. My last firm's owner was in 4 hours a week. The non-attorney office manager ran the staff and me and the senior associate did all the legal work.

That $100,000 would be more like $200,000 or more if you wanted to actively manage that place.

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thelegalwhore (Jul 24, 2017 - 12:45 pm)

Does this require you to have legal experience in this particular area(s) of law? Example -- I run a DUI mill, have no idea about DUI law, but I am able to bring in business.

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sanka (Jul 24, 2017 - 8:57 am)

Isn't "manage employees" done by an outsourced subcontracted employment agency? On site, "manage employees" usually is done by a heavy-set GED grad who helps pass the time by telling illegal jokes.

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isthisit (Jul 24, 2017 - 11:24 am)

Slum lord of even more properties.

Maybe in-house to Brazzers.

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jd4hire (Jul 24, 2017 - 12:42 pm)

If Naughty America came knocking, would you answer the call?

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isthisit (Jul 24, 2017 - 1:09 pm)

Yes, as an actor or as counsel.

I can lay pipe with the best of them. Maybe I can lateral into a pitching role if one opens up.

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3lol (Jul 24, 2017 - 11:31 am)

Low stress. 9-5. Repetitive tasks that aren't difficult but manage to effectively kill the time without boring you into tears. Some spare time to poast during the day. Low COL area.

Heck, while I'm dreaming let's make it 2 days a week in the office, 3 days working from home. No billable hours of course.

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denpaonna (Aug 8, 2017 - 4:42 pm)

This is pretty much my job now, but we do bill hours. I love it.

My second choice would be something in academic / college / law school environment - not just professor/teaching, but advising or whatever. Just something in that environment.

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triplesix (Jul 24, 2017 - 12:03 pm)

All jobs should be 35 hours per week and any OT paid at double.


This would quickly help with our labour participation rate

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therewillbeblood (Jul 24, 2017 - 12:59 pm)

Law professor.

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dimsum (Aug 8, 2017 - 5:56 pm)

Requirement to publish constantly and engage in public speaking regularly makes this fairly undesirable to me.

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soupcansham (Aug 9, 2017 - 10:12 am)

My two cents: Once every other year =/= constantly.

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therewillbeblood (Aug 9, 2017 - 10:23 am)

Yep, the publication requirements are fairly low.

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fettywap (Jul 24, 2017 - 4:02 pm)

I knew a guy who was in charge of the trust department at one of our large state banks. That sounds like a pretty sweet job.

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spaghetti (Aug 1, 2017 - 1:16 am)

State court appellate judge in a semi-rural area.

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tacocheese (Aug 1, 2017 - 9:23 am)

I've worked for one of these for the past 7 years. They make about $150k and are their own boss, can set their own hours, and get a full-salary pension upon retirement. Seems deece.

Keep in mind though you do have to manage some employees and work with others to make decisions jointly.

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spaghetti (Aug 2, 2017 - 1:40 am)

In law school I interned for a judge like this. Everyone at that courthouse seemed like the happiest employees I've ever encountered. I recall the judge saying how the best part of his job is he can do whatever he wants, wherever he wants, every day except a few days a month during oral argument, which he said was his favorite part of the job. That level of job security, flexibility, and satisfaction seems like the best possible way to spend your life as a lawyer. I know fed judges have lifetime tenure, but most state appellate judges face elections every 8-12 years, and they rarely have cases that make front page news.

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dimsum (Aug 8, 2017 - 5:54 pm)

This. Not even on the state supreme court either. Just some random intermediate appellate court would be best.

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confused1l93 (Aug 3, 2017 - 2:16 am)

Running a super huge mill where I can outsource literally every element of my practice.

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