So, I had one interview at a law firm today and another with a legal recruiting firm. The recruiting firm was great. They actually specialized in recruiting legal professionals, so it was nice to talk with someone who knew all about what I had done, my school, and my old job at the corporate hell hole. The recruiting agent even had a law firm in mind that specialized in Intellectual Property that was going to need help ..... and quick. This is a new firm being started by some hotshots from some of the bigger law firms who got together. So that is looking really well.
However, the first interview went really well. This was a huge bankruptcy law firm. Now, the pay sucks ... I mean really sucks. Only $25,000.00 a year plus some overtime. Yeah ... really shitty pay. However ....
This firm wanted me for a special project. Apparently, this law firm does about 6000 bankruptcies a year; definitely high volume. Now, once a bankruptcy petition is put together, one of the partners in the firm must sign off on it. They go over the petition with a fine tooth comb to ensure all the forms are there, signed, and correct. Apparently their attorneys are swamped as it is and the partners are very hands on. This takes an assload of time and partners beings partners can be bothered or as the office manager says "Their time is valuable."
In addition, this firm seemed to be gauging my interest in taking the Georgia bar, which to be honest I really didn't have any interest in taking. However, this firm really seemed to want me to take the bar and maybe join on. I made the comment that if I did work there and a position opened up, I would definitely be interested in it. The office manager seemed to like this and she really was interested in the fact that I knew quite a bit about bankruptcy law.
So I am now in a quandry. I will call back the law firm and get some more info about their benefits package. I believe they thought that since the pay was so low, I wouldn't be interested. But this might be a great chance to get in with a huge law firm where the money will be really kick ass once I pass the bar ... oh what to do????