Although warnings about a poor job market and an economy on the brink of a recession have filled the airwaves recently, the 2008 outlook for the legal market shows that it will continue to be a booming sector. Work, as well as jobs, in the areas of corporate securities, energy, and IP law in particular will continue to grow throughout the year. Moreover, salaries will also rise by 9.1% for attorneys, with first year associates who work at large firms earning $111,750 to $137,000.
When you are fielding questions at a legal job interview your answers must be direct and to the point, as short as is humanly possible, and must end either in your silence or in a question for the interviewer which may or may not be related to the question he asked you. Remember that your objective in a legal job interview is to keep the interviewer talking as much as possible; keep the ball in his court!
Quasi legal jobs are those jobs which are not directly about practicing law, yet the experience you gain through such employment will add value to your resume when you apply in the future for an attorney position with any big law firm. To make the most of this benefit, you need to choose the job carefully. Here are a 5 important questions you should ask yourself when you consider a quasi legal job.