Here's The Justification For A Recent Job Ad Promising $10,000 A Year For Law Grads

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A Boston law firm made waves recently when it wanted to hire a lawyer for less than minimum wage.But more than 50 lawyers have already applied to that job, which requires a law-school education, a partner at the hiring firm told the the ABA Journal on Monday.

Those applicants might have good reason to seek the $10,000 gig, Gilbert & O’Bryan partner Larry O’Bryan said.

The low-wage job could be an investment in their future.

“If somebody sticks with us,” he said, “they may be a partner someday too.”

In the meantime, the job could benefit attorneys with working spouses who have been out of the job market for a while, O’Bryan said. However, he also wasn’t shy about admitting that hiring a low-wage attorney could help his firm – especially during tight times. 

“Small firms and solo practitioners are struggling in this economy as well,” O’Bryan told the ABA Journal.

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