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Weil Gotshal Paralegal Ad Is Bummer for Recent Law Grads

Posted Jul 21, 2009 2:57 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A recent e-mail to 2009 law graduates trumpeted a BigLaw job opportunity they might wish to pursue in the Boston area.

The problem was, it was a job advertisement for a paralegal position at the local office of Weil Gotshal & Manges. A copy of the job ad is posted on Above the Law.

"Many of my classmates are frustrated about this e-mail sent two weeks before the bar exam advertising a paralegal position for a recent graduate," an unidentified "tipster" tells the law blog.

A representative of the firm confirmed to ABAJournal.com that the ad was indeed from Weil Gotshal. Although the ad welcomes those with 2009 juris doctor degrees to apply for the job, which requires a two-year commitment, it also seeks applications from individuals with college degrees.

Updated at 5:10 p.m. to include law firm response.

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