ting lawyers? . . . Skeet.
How do you greet a lawyer with an IQ of 50? . . . "Good morning, your honor."
What do lawyers use for birth control? . . . Their personalities.
Why does California have the most lawyers and New Jersey the most toxic waste dumps? . . . New Jersey had first choice!
And why do pharmaceutical company laboratories now use lawyers rather than lab rats for testing? . . . Lawyers breed faster, so there are more of them. . . . Lab personnel don't get as emotionally attached to them. . . . Lawyers do things rats won't. . . . Animal protection groups don't get nearly as excited. . . . Some people actually LIKE rats.
I rest my case.…
ometimes it is the lawyer who gets carried away, at the end of the day the responsibility rests with the client. The client should always review and approve any letter sent out on their behalf. If the client is too busy and delegates to the lawyer, that does not absolve the client of being responsible for the sending of the letter. I do not see anything here which would indicate to me that Jason Goldberg tried to disclaim his responsibility by claiming that he didn't know about the letter or how it was written. Rather, I'm guessing that he or someone on his staff probably reviewed and approved the letter in a moment of frustration when it would have better for the two Jasons to get together face-to-face or by phone.…
side. If you are able to speak with a hiring partner sometimes you can "mediate" a salary. The other problem you can have when working with law firms is that the people who work for lawyers are conditioned on pain of death and torture to keep everything confidential. If this hiring coordinator has been told that no salary range is to be released she will be sure she is not the one who gets the axe if a candidate looks up during an interview and says they were told the salary range would be X.
At this point you know what they think is too high. So go lower. Lawyers know how lawyers think so tell your candidate that the firm has turned down paying x for five years expr. That lets your candidate know what the playing field looks like.
If you send a candidate with 4 years and they say he doesn't have enough experience to pay what he is asking then you know they may not up to speed on ranges for what they want. It may take a few cndidates before they either come up on money or down on experience.
The reason a lot of firms, particularly the small firms will not give a range is they do not want the info out there with other lawyers as to what their firm pays but they want that info themselves before they decide what they are going to do.
Working with lawyers is a case study in working blind between two parties who negotiate for a living and keep everything confidential. Fun if you want to play but makes folks like Jerry crazy. :)
My best friend of 30 years is a Litigator, she refuses to tell me what she pays her paralegal and I placed the paralegal with my pal 10 years ago.…