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CACI/PAE Law Clerk jobs

Anyone ever worked at either place? I'm constantly seeing th notreallyalawyer09/15/17
Work varies but for most it's doc review, removing duplicate dcm198309/15/17
My former intern got a job in NoVA working for CACI and I al spaghetti09/16/17
THanks it's this Or agency doc review for me. Though they ar notreallyalawyer09/15/17
FWIW, I think a classmate of mine who did biglaw patents end downwardslope09/15/17
I'd take anything at this point, and be happy getting a payc notreallyalawyer09/15/17
I know someone who worked there through CACI with the Attorn nighthawk09/15/17
PAE is better than CACI. CACI has been like a boom-bust s sanka09/18/17
Well, I apply to everything they post, both of them, for Law notreallyalawyer09/18/17
So I applied for an Intelligence Analyst position at CACI, a notreallyalawyer09/18/17
So I heard back from one of these contractors for a law cler notreallyalawyer09/19/17
I have an interview now. notreallyalawyer09/27/17
In the Good Old Days, Jack would hold drinking parties at th sanka09/28/17
notreallyalawyer (Sep 15, 2017 - 10:59 am)

Anyone ever worked at either place? I'm constantly seeing them listing Law Clerk positions on Indeed, almost every day. I apply for every one and never hear anything. They seem to list it as doing legal research but also ediscovery. Curious do they go through a lot of people and why they are listing every day, or are they really picky and sick of people like me applying?

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dcm1983 (Sep 15, 2017 - 12:21 pm)

Work varies but for most it's doc review, removing duplicates of electronic documents, sitting around for hours waiting for work, and occasionally doing some more substantive work if you're lucky. They really try to oversell it; do not trust the interview.

It's dead end, pretty depressing, and there is the constant threat of being laid off when the work you're on dries up.

However, it's like 33 dollars an hour plus benefits, can last for many years, 40-hour week with overtime, not stressful aside from the fact that it is mundane and you aren't going to be treated like a real attorney. You will probably answer to a senior paralegal.

I'd say avoid it if you can find anything more substantive. However, it's definitely better than a standard doc review gig, and there are opportunities to travel and do litigation support for DOJ attorneys on big cases. If you give up on doing traditional legal work, there is a small chance of slooowly climbing the ladder into project management, which can pay up to six figures.

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spaghetti (Sep 16, 2017 - 11:57 am)

My former intern got a job in NoVA working for CACI and I always wondered what it was, especially because she moved across the country for it. Kind of surprising to learn this. Anyway, she comes from a loaded family and was totally incompetent, so it sounds great for her.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 15, 2017 - 12:50 pm)

THanks it's this Or agency doc review for me. Though they aren't considering me despite my 13 years of doc review experience. Why do they list jobs so frequently ?

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downwardslope (Sep 15, 2017 - 12:53 pm)

FWIW, I think a classmate of mine who did biglaw patents ended up there. I know patent law is moving out of biglaw so I assume she got laid off or reached the up or out point as a senior associate, but it seemed like an odd transition to me.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 15, 2017 - 12:55 pm)

I'd take anything at this point, and be happy getting a paycheck, the thing is, they apparently aren't considering me. I've been applying for both of their law clerk positions for several months now, and haven't been contacted for anything. I have what they are advertising for, even some legal research experience, as well as a ton of doc review, relativity searching experience, privilege review (not just dummy priv)... And still nothing..

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nighthawk (Sep 15, 2017 - 2:26 pm)

I know someone who worked there through CACI with the Attorney General's office. It was part of a large doc review that had some substantive components. The substantive component was writing reports on some of his findings His work week was capped at 40 hours with a promise that perhaps there will be overtime, which never materialized. He did not find the work interesting and the pay was low and capped, so he left after a month or so. He did not value the substantive part because he is a career doc reviewer who thinks the world is coming to an end so don't bother trying.

From what I hear, they do not put you in the basement. The paralegals run the show.

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sanka (Sep 18, 2017 - 8:55 am)

PAE is better than CACI.

CACI has been like a boom-bust story. I believe that CACI still maintains its signature skyscraper out on I-66.

The market favors employers. They post openings but can afford to be very picky.


Also, many of their stated openings are contingent on funding, which may not be renewed.

I feel sorry for their recruiters.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 18, 2017 - 10:28 am)

Well, I apply to everything they post, both of them, for Law Clerk positions, and i never hear anything.. Contract Specialist applications are going nowhere either.. What the heck am I supposed to do? I have so many conflicts I probably can't even get agency doc review gigs anymore..

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 18, 2017 - 10:49 am)

So I applied for an Intelligence Analyst position at CACI, and I got an email just now saying that they are not hiring me. At least they contact you with rejections for the non law clerk positions.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 19, 2017 - 9:53 am)

So I heard back from one of these contractors for a law clerk position. They want three professional references, plus there's a huge background check. I have at best two professional references, and that's if they agree to do it.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 27, 2017 - 6:54 pm)

I have an interview now.

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sanka (Sep 28, 2017 - 9:22 am)

In the Good Old Days, Jack would hold drinking parties at the penthouse bar.

Then CACI moved its parties to a chips and soda celebration in a ground floor room next to the garage elevator lobby.

Then it was a stupidvisor interrupting your morning coffee break to hand you a slightly crooked, unframed certificate of contribution.

I don't know what CACI does now.

Also, in the Good Old Days, CACI desperately hired anyone with a pulse, to ensure enough Wh!te people to do the work that d!versity people mostly avoided doing or screwed up anyway.

This year I heard that some of their work contracts were not renewed. So I don't know what's in the pipeline for CACI.

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