Lawyer’s job application

Via Legal Memo-Randum, The Smoking Gun quotes a genuine job application :

bq. Matthew Toll is in his final year at the Tulane University School of Law and, like many fellow students approaching graduation, is seeking an associate’s position paying at least $70,000 per year. The 25-year-old, though, has taken a unique approach to that hunt. Last month, he sent 20-30 law firms his resume and a five-page interview request drafted to resemble a legal filing … Noting that, “I am VERY hungry right now,” Toll promised prospective employers that, “If my mother’s funeral was the day of a key deposition, I would do the eulogy via teleconference after the deposition.”

Here’s the beginning:

bq. Plaintiff, Matthew S. Toll, pursuant to his lifelong dream of practicing law, hereby requests Defendant, Wolff & Samson, PC, to provide Plaintiff with an interview, whether in person, or via telephone, in Response to Plaintiff’s First Request for an Interview.

The Smoking Gun (mentioned here before) has a big collection of genuine but bizarre legal documents.

3 thoughts on “Lawyer’s job application

  1. In the November 2003 issue of National Jurist was a little blurb on what I think takes the cake in how some law students will do anything for a big money job. So I did a search and found out…

  2. In the November 2003 issue of National Jurist was a little blurb on what I think takes the cake in how some law students will do anything for a big money job. So I did a search and found out…

  3. Hi, fist of all I want to wish you good luck for your future. My dream is that someday I will become a lawyer but everyone keeps telling me that it is very hard. Should I believe them? Or continue with my dream?

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