legal job

You know just once i would like to swap places with my husband for a week. Yes he does a very stressful job (legal stuff for a power company), but just ONCE i’d like him to experience the utter exhaustion and frustration that comes with being a self employed stay at home parent. The exhaustion of dealing with tantrums and refusals to eat anything other than yogurt for breakfast, even after you make a nice breakfast and have to sit through the tantrum that its not yogurt. That you finally give your child that fucking yogurt because your head is pounding after only getting 4 hours sleep the night before thanks to afore mentioned child.

The frustration that you have ideas for your business, for marketing campaigns or things to make but unable to do any of it because they’re not things you can do with a toddler around. That you can’t use a computer or laptop whilst the toddler is awake because they’ll try and climb onto your lap and play with the keyboard instead of the toys and games they have.

Frustration that if the TV is on it has to be loud and bright cartoons with presenters inbetween who have had far too much caffiene and are probably on LSD to be that cheerful and 100% dont have children.

Frustration that you try and sit and play with your kid but they will then choose that moment to be thoroughly engrossed in a book, but the minute you sit down to look at your phone - your only real adult interaction - thats the moment the child will choose to run off/climb the furniture/pull every single toy out.

Frustration that when your partner gets home and sees the mess and sees the admin and work still to be done and thinks you’ve been doing nothing all day, ignoring the clean laundry, the swept floors (that take twice as long because your child insists on playing with the sweepings), the three well thought out meals you’ve made but all he sees are the empty yogurt pots in the pile of recycling.

Read the full article here. There are a lot of lessons to be learned here, for those of you thinking about law school & looking for legal jobs.

1. Do your research on the school you choose.

I know not everyone can afford to go to a good law school. I know not everyone can do as well as they hoped on the LSAT or graduate with a high undergrad GPA. But if a school ranked as lowly (actually, I don’t believe it’s currently ranked, at all) as TJ charges as much as it does? 

Also, can she really blame the school’s representations about employment stats, when she presumably began law school in 2005, when we had, I don’t know, the Internet? Do your research. Look at multiple sources. Did it seriously sound like a school that the employers in your area would think highly of? TJ is in fucking CALIFORNIA, which has more law schools and therefore unemployed law students than basically any other state.

DO YOUR RESEARCH. Rankings are not everything - local opinions count, too. TJ had neither.

2. Be realistic about your job expectations.

The article says that shortly after she graduated from law school, she was offered a $60K job with a law firm. Now, I do not want to represent that you should take any legal job you are offered. You shouldn’t take a job you will be very unhappy at. It seems the non-legal jobs she was offered were better.

But here it is: SHE TOOK THE OTHER NON-LEGAL JOBS BECAUSE THEY WERE BETTER. Taking a non-legal job that paid better was her fucking choice. No law school can guarantee you a legal job that YOU will be happy with, and having graduated from TJ? $60K right out of a bottom tier law school? That’s pretty much as good as it’s going to get nowadays, and it’s not even 2009 anymore. 

By the way, even in San Diego, $60K is not such a low salary that you wouldn’t be able to “afford” to accept in lieu of much higher paying non-legal jobs. It certainly isn’t a great salary in light of student loans and potential family obligations, but I wonder just what sort of other non-law jobs she was offered. It kind of sounds like she turned it down because she thought she could do better (having graduated top of her class, etc.), which brings us to…

3. Be proactive and aggressive about your job search.

She graduated in 2008. It is now 2016. It is of course true that she filed in 2011, but I hope working on this lawsuit wasn’t the only thing she did for the past five years.

The more time it passes without you having gained experience, the harder it gets to get a job. Especially if your school doesn’t have the brand name appeal of the top schools, all you can really bank on after the first year out is NOT how you did in law school: it’s your experience. Volunteer at a legal aid organization, even if it’s once a week or for few hours. The short doc review projects and other short projects you might do on your own? Sell them as well as you can. There are also organizations out there that help young lawyers start their own practices at relatively low cost.

And keep networking. It can be completely humiliating to go to networking events while unemployed, I know. But people understand, and it often takes at least 2-3 years for you to start seeing benefits of this. 

4. Realize that becoming a working lawyer costs more than just law school tuition.

Of course, not everyone can afford to volunteer while working other jobs to make ends meet. Costs of going to networking events also can add up.

The law profession is sadly still a very privileged one. 

Despite what some very lucky people will make it seem, becoming a well-paid lawyer involves a LOT of privilege. Think about it. Wealthier people can afford to go to the fancier undergrad schools, take LSAT prep courses, afford the better law schools, take bar prep courses…and do all of this while not having to work at the same time to make ends meet. We are all accepting of this. It’s unfair but it’s how it is.

What we often forget about is that this also extends BEYOND law school and the bar. Some people can afford to live at home and take a low-paying legal job for the resume. Some people can afford to volunteer for the experience instead of having to support others, working non-legal jobs. Some people don’t even think about the costs of attending networking events.

These are, unfortunately, costs that you need to take into account, up there with the law school tuition. Ms. Alaburda, if her mistakes above rose solely out of financial troubles, didn’t adequately calculate the real costs. I can’t really blame her: a lot of people are not able to. I didn’t calculate these costs, and the only reason I’m fine is because I’m privileged in so many ways.

It SEEMS like all it takes is a student loan which they are sure they can pay back with a cushy legal job straight out of law school. No. It often takes a lot more privilege than that, and being aware of this is important before you jump into this crazy train.


“Not to worry. I am a criminal mastermind, and I have a plan. First, get a legitimate job - check. Legally buy my ship - in progress. Prove that I’m hero material by helping Cinder save the world - oh, wait, I did that already.” He winked. “Oh, and I have to stop stealing things, but that’s probably a given. So I figure, by the time you realize how much I don’t deserve you … I might kind of deserve you.”

the problem with becoming a career criminal is the same as with finding a legal job. you think you can get a decent position with the mob if you dont know a guy on the inside already? you think you’re gonna become a cat burglar without knowing a fence??? you gotta network, jackass. look at you. you got a robbery degree from crimes university but you’re wasting it on muggings ‘cause anything better you gotta be best friends with a crooked bank teller and a getaway driver.

At some point all seven members of the inner crew get stuck in an elevator.

There’s a moment where it screams trap, ambush, a clever attack from some phantom rival, but no. Its a stock-standard mechanical failure. The rulers of Los Santos, arguably the most dangerous crew this side of the country, trapped like rats in a little metal box.

It’s fucking undignified.

With no reception to contact their own people they use the inbuilt emergency button to call it in, expecting a technician to be rushed to their aid, only to be told they are in a queue. That there will be some delays. The conversation starts professionally polite but quickly devolves into everything from outrageous bribes to thinly veiled threats but Mark, who’s clearly in some call centre far away from Los Santos, is utterly unmoved.  

Unused to such blatant disregard Geoff abuses the call button, determined to make Mark as miserable as they are in an effort to annoy him into submission. By the time he considers allowing the crew’s main negotiator a turn on the phone the ‘self-important assholes’ impression has already been irrevocably ingrained.

Michael lifted Jeremy up to pick the lock on the emergency hatch only to complain about lax safety standards when the hinges jam and refuse to open more than halfway. Gavin snarks about their heavy hitters not being so strong after all, Michael snaps back about useless twigs keeping their mouths shut, and Jeremy is quickly forgotten in favour of a grade-school-level slap fight.

As time goes by the heat rises and tempers flare; Geoff railing against Mark, Jack snapping at Geoff for antagonising the people controlling their placement in the queue, Gavin and Michael prodding each other into more and more aggressive arguments and Ryan beginning to twitch alarmingly every time the background music loops.

Ray hasn’t moved from where he leaned 5 minutes into their stay, hood up, earphones plugged into his DS, absently swaying out of range whenever the rolling ball of furious MichaelGavin bounces towards him. Following his lead Jeremy quickly boosted himself up to sit on the handrail in a corner, as out of the way as he can be in a contained metal box, morbidly fascinated as he settles back to watch the fireworks.

At loop 17 Ryan takes a knife to the speakers, prying out the screws before calmly tearing the whole thing out of the wall. This prompts a moment of absolute silence, blessedly free from repetitive piano, before the lights flicker out, Gavin screeches, and it all kicks off again.

In the chaos no one notices Ray slipping through the jammed hatch and clambering on to the roof until its too late to catch him. His exit sets off an explosion of yelling, threats and promises and downright pleading, but realistically none of them are operating under the illusion that Ray plans to do anything more than clamber back up to the penthouse and have a nap. Gavin is the only other one who’s shoulders are slim enough to slip through but no one lets him go - they say they don’t trust him not to trip and kill himself but lets be real: if Michael and Geoff don’t get to leave this hellhole there’s no chance on earth Gavin gets to.

When they are finally set free, listening in strained silence as the lift lowers and the doors are wrenched open, the technician cracks a lewd joke about the awkward tension and no one has it in them to stop Ryan from punching him in the throat.

Geoff stalks away muttering about having unfinished business with Mark while Michael makes a beeline for the fire-stairs, intent on getting to the penthouse before Ray realises they are free and goes into hiding. Jeremy is lumped with the duty to go check in with the support crew, who have probably already tracked down the source of their absence and are bound to be smug little shits about it. The others go their separate ways in silence, normal jobs abandoned in favour of refusing to be in the same room as one another for the rest of the week.

I’m honestly in complete disbelief. Like. I got my ass out of bed sick as shit to cover someone’s shift LAST MINUTE and my boss picks TODAY to fuck me over like this. I’m literally getting fired over my god damn mustache. Because “a mustache doesn’t fit the store image”. And to make shit worse she rammed me for my mustache ON THE WORK GROUP CHAT. Not privately, but for all of my co workers to see.


Hey guys I’m really really in need of money or I can’t pay my electricity bill I thought I was gonna have a job by now but I’m still in between jobs (the legal process is extra slow in anim industry ;;;;; ) 

So um I’m opening up some commission slots. $20 for a flat color thing, +$5 per additional character. $30 for sketchy paint type thing, +$10 for additional characters (though small characters like Beatrice there would be negotiable).

I will draw: shipping stuff/minor PDA, animals, people, furries, literally anything I can draw species/whatever-wise, gore, body horror, any style you request (like if u want yourself if Gravity Falls style) I can probably emulate fine

I will not draw: nsfw things, underage characters in what could be considered fetish art of any kind, incest, or anything that I deem myself uncomfortable drawing after receiving your request

Please message me if interested I want to keep my paypal private on this account to keep my name safe. Thanks.


lunartics network challenge; week 3: favourite ship
                                                    cress darnel x carswell thorne

“Not to worry.” He kissed the lock of hair. “I am a criminal mastermind, and I have a plan.” Clearing his throat, he started to check things off in the air. “First, get a legitimate job - check. Legally buy my ship - in progress. Prove that I’m hero material by helping Cinder save the world - oh, wait, I did that already.” He winked. “Oh, and I have to stop stealing things, but that’s probably a given. So I figure, by the time you realize how much I don’t deserve you … I might kind of deserve you.”

Creating Criminal Underworlds

>What cargo is trafficked?
>>Stolen goods
>>Is the cargo transported on a person or on a vehicle?
>>How is the cargo prevented by being found by law enforcement?

What is the learning curve?
>How long does it take to learn the jargon?
>How long does it take to learn the major players?
>How easy to break in to the criminal underworld?
>How long does it take to develop enough skill to make a living?

What dealings with normal people do members of the criminal underworld have?
>Do they sell them things?
>Do they also have legal jobs among them?
>Do they view normal people as people or as targets?

What are their relations with the law?
>Do they have members of the law under their thumbs?
>Are they in an actively aggressive relationship with each other?

Do they offer people security against their group for money, goods, or services?

What is the punishment for members of the criminal underground that rat out another member to the legal authorities?

What is the punishment for members of the criminal underground that double-cross the person they are working to?

The Awesome Timing of Hijack Week

So it’s hijack week currently (June 21 - 27) and I’m utterly gobsmacked by the amount of feelings I’m having not just for my gay OTP, Hiccup and Jack, but by the amazing timing of real world events. HIJACKERS, America just legalized same-sex marriage across the nation. I am so happy! 

(I expect celebratory marriage fics. Hehe.)

Congrats, America for deciding to finally grant LGBT people this important human right.

Originally posted by wonderbro0627

Originally posted by chibisasori11

Originally posted by rusty-art-anon

Here’s to a brighter tomorrow for the freedom to love!

me, trying to inform my friend somebody is cis and white: he's… he’s never really had to consider any repercussions when writing his legal name on a job application

Two Weeks Notice (USA, 2002)

Predictions: We had both seen this movie before, but neither of us remembered very much about it. “So…I think he hires her, and then I guess she gives her two weeks’ notice?” “Okay. But what does he hire her for?” “I’m not sure… Something about environmentalism?”

Plot: We were more or less correct! Sandra Bullock is a liberal activist lawyer who dresses poorly and seems to primarily work to preserve old buildings, while somehow also holding down a job at Legal Aid. Hugh Grant, as usual, is a wealthy, bumbling cad about town. Their paths cross when his corporation wants to knock down yet another community building to build a giant skyscraper or something. In the course of petitioning him to change the corporation’s mind, Sandra Bullock inadvertently finds herself being hired as his chief counsel.

Cue the passage of time, over which we see Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock grow close. Too close, in fact. Weirdly close. He becomes dependent on her to pick out his outfits, envelopes, mattress… You know, all those normal things that people use a lawyer for. He calls her at all hours of the night, because he “just felt like a chat” and is unable to grasp what does and does not constitute a legitimate emergency. The last straw for Sandra Bullock comes when she ditches her best friend’s wedding to rush to his side, only to discover he just wanted her opinion on a suit. Enraged, she gives her two weeks’ notice.

Hugh Grant, devastated at the possibility of losing his best friend/wife/lawyer/assistant, obviously does not want Sandra Bullock to go. Some shenanigans ensue, but ultimately they agree that she can train a replacement and leave. Unfortunately, Hugh Grant’s penchant for hiring only beautiful women results in the arrival of Alicia Witt, a leggy, redheaded Harvard graduate who just happens to deeply admire them both. Perfect, right???? Not so much, for Sandra Bullock. She is not psyched, you guys. Not psyched at all.

For a moment, it almost seems like sad!Hugh Grant and jealous!Sandra Bullock might confess their feelings. However, then Sandra Bullock finds out that her beloved Coney Island community center, the main reason she originally took the job with Hugh Grant, is back on the chopping block since she quit. Infuriated, she goes to lambast him about it, only to discover him playing strip chess with Alicia Witt. Classy, guys. Very intellectual.

Sandra Bullock leaves Hugh Grant forever and goes back to work at Legal Aid. So, naturally, Hugh Grant shows up at Legal Aid to win her back. He gives a characteristically charming and heartfelt speech, including the news that a) the community center is being saved after all and b) he didn’t sleep with Alicia Witt. She initially rejects him, but then they make out.

The movie is surprisingly feelingsful. We had a lot of feelings.

Best Scene: Any scene where Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant are a) sharing food, b) dressing each other, or c) bickering affectionately. In general, any situation in which two people act like they are married when they are actually just a) “friends” or b) “professional” “colleagues” is a joy.

Worst Scene: The appearance of Donald Trump. Back in 2002, when this movie was released, he was just your usual corporate-icon buffoon. But now. But now. :|

Best Line: Hard to choose! At least half of our favorites belong to Hugh Grant, but several other characters also have great lines. So, instead, we’ve chosen to highlight another scene we loved: the mid-credits scene in which Sandra Bullock, in a button to a running gag, is finally ordering food for two(!!!!), while, in the background, Hugh Grant marvels at the size of her parents’ home as if it were a micro-apartment or a cupboard under the stairs.

Worst Line: Anything Alicia Witt said while trying to sleep with Hugh Grant. Come on, lady. We get it. Everyone wants to sleep with Hugh Grant. But you are a Harvard-educated lawyer, and he is your boss. Have the decency to wait until after you’ve quit, like Sandra Bullock. :|

Highlights of the Watching Experience: Enjoying the watching experience!!!! While, as noted, we had both seen this movie before, neither of us remembered how much we had liked it, nor were we at all confident that it would still be good (read: inoffensive) nearly 15 years later. But it held up, you guys! The first movie on this blog that we’ve really enjoyed that we didn’t already know like every word to!!!! Also, see next category.

How Many POC in the Film: Well, at first we were nervous, because the first two POC we saw were both in service positions. Granted, Hugh Grant’s black driver is also his best non-Sandra-Bullock friend, but it was still a little bit concerning. But then we lost count! There were so many! Including an Asian lawyer, which was shocking back in 2002.

Alternate Scenes: This movie was very nearly flawless, except for Sandra Bullock’s wardrobe. They could have reshot this entire movie with Sandra Bullock in normal clothes, and it would have been a vast improvement.

Was the Poster Better or Worse than the Film: Worse. The poster is fine, but offensively ungrammatical, while the movie itself is great.

Score: 8.5 out of 10 HR-department-nightmare smooches.

Ranking: 2, out of the 28 movies we’ve seen so far. AMAZING, YOU GUYS!!!! We’ve watched two good movies in two weeks!!!!!!!! Thanks, Summer Catch, for coming so slowly from Netflix and forcing us to watch the DVDs we own.


“Thanks for letting me meet him. I’m a lucky guy.”

“Mhmm, but remember– just one chance, okay? I want Wes to know his dad, but not if his dad is going to be a shithead..”

“Daria, I promise, I won’t be. I even got a job. A legal job, you know W2′s and all that crap.”


“Yeah, I mean, just manual labor, but it’s something. Gotta start somewhere.”

“Well congrats, Steven. I’m proud of you, honestly. And hey– I’m rooting for you. And so is Weston. Thanks for stopping by.”

ok granted I’m still getting used to the whole legal job interview process but the one I had today was SO weird, the interviewers literally asked me a couple of questions about South Carolina and then asked me what questions I have about the firm…. like we clicked and everything and had a decent conversation but the burden was totally on me to keep it going……. and maybe they just weren’t interested in me based on my resume so didn’t want to bother learning anything else but like ?¿?¿?¿?¿? anyway it was awkward I’m glad I have a job already lol

sugary-sam  asked:

When you say "put the name you go by" on a reseme, are there retain areas you haven't to use your birth name for legal purposes? I like that idea but I'm concerned that I might mess up and somehow get in legal issues.

When I say you can use the name you go by, I mean that specifically for resumes and cover letters. Once you’ve been offered the job, you’ll need to provide proof of identification (a driver’s license or state ID) which will have your full, legal name. This is also what payroll will need from you for tax purposes. So, “behind the scenes” of the office, in a way, will have your full, legal name and use this on any legal documents. When working with coworkers and the general public, you can use the name you regularly use aka the name you want people to use.