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    Re: What should I read?

    Posted by Super Solo Lawyer on 8/19/06

    Go solo. Forget everybody who says you can't. Read "How to
    go solo without missing a meal." its available at any law
    library. You have form books in the library and make friends
    in court and you'll have all the documents and briefs you
    could ever want. Go with God!
    On 8/17/06, Carol wrote:
    > On 8/16/06, Michele wrote:
    >> OK, I think I might be able to research my way into a
    > legal
    >> job but I need some suggestions here. Since I am not in
    > the
    >> top 10&37; nor do I have any firm or legal experience I am
    >> going to have to at the very least talk the talk. This
    >> means I need to know if there is anything I can read
    >> regarding document review work. Though I am going for some
    >> litigation experience I may not be able to get a position
    >> doing that right off so if there is a book anyone knows
    >> about or an article to read that could give me an
    >> opportunity to give me a boost that would be great.
    >> Alternatively, would anyone know of a good book to read
    > for
    >> new lawyers starting out with no exp?
    >> Another question: I assume document review work is just
    >> that - read it over looking for whatever it is the
    > employer
    >> asks me to look for. Is there a better explanation than
    >> this or is my understanding wrong?
    >> Thank You
    > Michele, do you have a certain service in mind? You might
    > give them a call and ask what kinds of documents they deal
    > with. If your local courthouse scanns stuff to computers
    > you could go down there and look at specific types of docs
    > too. I would guess most of them are either going to be sub
    > citing (BORING!) or proofreading. I've subcited as an
    > editor, you have to double check every cite in doc to make
    > sure it's accurate. but hey, it pays the rent. and I would
    > imagine that they're not going to expect you to know the biz
    > if you've never had the experience. You know what a brief
    > is, you know what a motion is, aside from contracts and
    > wills and the occasional deed, those are the only docs I
    > ever work with so I can't really help much more than that.
    > Remember, not everyone who graduates gets the plumb jobs at
    > least 75&37; of the classes that graduate are not law review
    > top o the class so many employers are going to know exactly
    > how it is with you. keep plugging, you'll get there.

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • What should I read?, 8/16/06, by Michele.
  • Re: What should I read?, 8/17/06, by Carol.
  • Re: What should I read?, 8/19/06, by Super Solo Lawyer.

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