Sunday, November 28, 2010
Our sister blog, Legal Skills Prof Blog (which is edited by Jim Levy who is a contributing editor of this blog) ran an interesting story on Nov. 23, 2010, which you have to read to believe. Jim cites to two sources who question whether an out of work lawyer should accept temporary work. The concern is that this type of work would not look good on a resume. Jim does not comment on this; but I commented on his blog and will comment here.
The worst thing on a resume is a gap because that implies that the person was fired. Whether that is true or not that is simply the implication. So, what is a person suppose to do? Getting a job as a temp shows that the person is willing to work and is not concerned with titles or form.
Sure, no one wants to be in this situation; but given the economy many lawyers find themselves in this situation. The responsible thing to do is to try to get out of it anyway you can.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein