'Desperate' Unemployed Lawyer Puts A Plea On Craigslist

Craigslist attorney ad

By Abby Rogers


A single dad in Culver City, Calif., is begging for work as a lawyer on Craigslist, claiming he is so desperate he's willing to take basically any legal job.

We don't know what's worse: a single dad begging for work or a recent law school grad working the register at a big box store.

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New data has revealed there aren't nearly enough legal industry jobs for all the people graduating from law school. It's clear the industry needs a drastic change.

And cutting the third year of law school really seems like the best way to start reforming the industry.

It would save students money and allow them to enter the job market earlier, which would hopefully give them more time to find a job and prevent them from also turning to Craigslist in a last-ditch effort to find employment.


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Sirenna

He didn't say he was willing to take any legal job ... he said any job in "any area of law". He did not say he was willing to run the register at a big box store!

August 20 2013 at 4:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jimoaklanduniv

Thanks to the Idiots who put ole barry the JOBLESS, WELFARE pres in office Again there will be even MORE JOBLESS and MORE on WELFARE!!

February 05 2013 at 12:34 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
papajim38

It couldn't hapen to a better, more deserving group. Just look at the rip off from the thugs in D.C.

January 31 2013 at 2:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

And he's still not open to recruiters who might be able to help him better than Craig's List. Pound sand, boss!

January 31 2013 at 2:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
barrybarrysteep1

He could teach, he could work as a law advisor to business'es, he could even start his own practice. I think the ad is a phony!

January 31 2013 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
generalsnafu

So, the poor guy is looking for someplace where, he can use his license to steal.

January 31 2013 at 12:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
fmecciacvpa

Oh, That makes sence ! There are not enough jobs for the person who graduates from law school, so we will cut the education from 3 years to 2 years. Even thou 10% can't pass there boards, whats going to happen now?
Before you even consider putting a docotr in this catagory...Medical school is 4 years, and residency is a min. of 3 years, and if we are talking surgery then add another 3-5 years onto this. Seems pretty soon we will see the graduates sueing there schools for lack of jobs, or false advertisment

January 31 2013 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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jimoaklanduniv

Elections have Consequences, HUGE consequences with ole barry!

February 05 2013 at 12:36 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Debbie Schneider

You get what you vote for.

January 31 2013 at 11:16 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
deevanad

While performing research for my new book, You2Preneur (visit You2Preneur.com), I discovered an organization that calls itself: Lawyers Against The Law School Scam. I learned that it is a coalition interested in exposing the dramatic oversupply of lawyers flooding our country. One serious cause of the oversupply happens to be the bogus employment and income/salary statistics that are used by most law schools to induce applicants to apply to law school. As it happens, employment figures for lawyers put out by the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) are fairly accurate. This means that approximately 760,000 lawyers are working as active attorneys in America.
These ranks are expected to absorb 45,000 new lawyers per year into an industry that most likely retires as few as 20,000 lawyers per year. Only about 8,000 new vacancies are created for attorney positions, on an annual basis. These figures do not account for approximately 10% of successfully-graduated law school attendees who never will pass a state bar exam.
Draw your own conclusions! The one I have drawn? Closely examine why you are pursuing that degree you are currently going to school to obtain. Knowledge is a fantastic commodity that can never be taken away from you. But if you're spending a huge wad of cash to ... in the end, cash in - you might find yourself utterly disappointed (and severely in debt). The only person, place or thing you can truly count on is yourself. Want to learn more? Read You2Preneur. Just recently published, lawyer/author dee VANAD explores this latter concept through the presentation of twelve key life lug nuts that you won't want to forget to apply the proper torque to . . . as you mount your own life/career quest for personal and financial freedom and success.

January 31 2013 at 10:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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wlh1923

Back in the early 1970's when I was a senior in college in Pennsylvania and considering law school there were already then a glut of lawyers. I already had a job lined up with my father who desperately need help with his one man law practice - so I was never in the job market.

At that time Pennsylvania had 6 law schools: Pitt, Duquesne, Dickinson, Temple, Penn and then new kid on the block Villanova. Widener was just planning to open and eventually did in 1973 making it # 7. Widener turned out to be a huge and horrible factory school (one of the largest if not the largest in the country) pumping out a veritable infinity of new grads. Since then Penn State bought Dickinson and opened a second separate campus in state college. Widener opened a Harrisburg school/campus and Drexel has opened up a brand new school. Where 6 schools once easily covered the legal needs of the community in Pennsylvania there are now 10 schools. Widener is considered little more than a safety school and simply floods the market with graduates. The new schools that opened don't serve the needs of the profession, they serve the needs of the huge number of students who want to get into the profession - essentially greed based economics.

January 31 2013 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
j3zim

I need a dog walker. Must wear a suit and tie and must pick up poo.

January 31 2013 at 10:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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