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Why does there tend to be no training at a mill?

I used to work for a workers' comp and plaintiffs' PI mill f ambulancechaser201309/08/17
Because: Stop thinking and get to settling. superttthero09/08/17
they call it sh1t law for a reason. avg crap lawyer is on triplesix09/08/17
Said the alt-white moron . . . lawyer209/08/17
A shrewd community college grad could do most soft tissue MI ambulancechaser201309/08/17
The mills don't have the resources to train. Associates are guyingorillasuit09/08/17
FWIW, at a lot of firms, associates are expected to learn on qdllc09/11/17
Thats just how the system works and isnt limited to just mil mtbislife09/11/17
Unlike a big firm or corporate law department, they do not i nighthawk09/11/17
I disagree. There is plenty of training, but it is by fire. retard09/12/17
Time spent training is time you're not billing. flharfh09/12/17
I never billed at the mill I worked for. It was strict conti ambulancechaser201309/12/17
Well because mills do not expect to keep you, so why invest cocolawyer09/22/17
Because mills are scams. Their one and only purpose is patenttrollnj09/22/17
ambulancechaser2013 (Sep 8, 2017 - 5:35 pm)

I used to work for a workers' comp and plaintiffs' PI mill for 2 years. I never and I mean never got any training. Not one minute. And I mean not even given a book to read. Why is it? I have my theories and I think it's because the owner doesn't really care or does not know anything himself of much other than the business side of running a mill. I mean he did not know what a motion in limine was. Is it just to keep the ever revolving door of associates in the dark?

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superttthero (Sep 8, 2017 - 5:36 pm)

Because: Stop thinking and get to settling.

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triplesix (Sep 8, 2017 - 5:42 pm)

they call it sh1t law for a reason.

avg crap lawyer is only half step above urban diversity intelligence wise, the only difference is that he or she likely came from middle class family that payed for that idiot's education.

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lawyer2 (Sep 8, 2017 - 6:13 pm)

Said the alt-white moron . . .

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ambulancechaser2013 (Sep 8, 2017 - 5:56 pm)

A shrewd community college grad could do most soft tissue MIST pre-trial litigation.

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guyingorillasuit (Sep 8, 2017 - 8:25 pm)

The mills don't have the resources to train. Associates are hired to take work off the partner's table. If you require training in a busy office, you are putting more work on the table than you are taking off, making you worth a lot less than before. Most mill work assigned to associates is routine and does not require much intelligence or training.

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qdllc (Sep 11, 2017 - 10:03 am)

FWIW, at a lot of firms, associates are expected to learn on their own. Higher ups and co-attorneys will answer questions, but otherwise, you're expected to apply yourself and "self-teach."

Having worked for a solo, that's what he had to do when he branched into a new area of law. Read up and learn...maybe network to other attorneys doing the same type of work for tips.

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mtbislife (Sep 11, 2017 - 10:09 am)

Thats just how the system works and isnt limited to just mills.

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nighthawk (Sep 11, 2017 - 12:12 pm)

Unlike a big firm or corporate law department, they do not invest in human capital. Hence the mill environment. Either you'll catch on or quit. They don't train you to do doc review. The two seem to attract the same crowd.

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retard (Sep 12, 2017 - 12:17 am)

I disagree. There is plenty of training, but it is by fire. If you don't learn fast you don't last. It's brutal but effective.

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flharfh (Sep 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm)

Time spent training is time you're not billing.

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ambulancechaser2013 (Sep 12, 2017 - 8:48 pm)

I never billed at the mill I worked for. It was strict contingency work. Like my boss would joke, he could not get clients that he could bill by the hour.

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cocolawyer (Sep 22, 2017 - 7:41 pm)

Well because mills do not expect to keep you, so why invest in you? They don't call them churn and burn for nothing.

If you survive a mill, meaning you somehow were able to not get 100 (%) obliterated by being thrown in the fire, you likely will succeed when you leave for greener pastures.

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patenttrollnj (Sep 22, 2017 - 8:40 pm)

Because mills are scams.

Their one and only purpose is to extract money form insurance companies, thus they do redundant and unnecessary work for the mere purpose of over-billing the insurance company.

The reason they have lawyers doing said work (rather than paralegals, computers or monkeys) is so that they can bill at an attorney's rate, rather than the paralegal or clerk rate.

THUS .... there is no incentive to train. They keep you there for a few years, until you become too expensive for them.

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