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Anyone know how much office temp/admin jobs pay hourly in big cities?

Say DC or NYC? Back in 1997 before I went to law school I di notreallyalawyer09/24/17
I would assume it would be slightly above minimum wage. Out kramer71609/25/17
I haven't used an agency in a while as I was on staff at a l notreallyalawyer09/25/17
Depending on the area, they may not want to hire an attorney trijocker09/25/17
"Also I have 14 years worth of conflicts making doc review s jeffm09/25/17
When you do temp doc review, they don't waste their time wi notreallyalawyer09/25/17
It's about $12-$15 an hour where I am, so probably $15-$20 a fettywap09/25/17
That's weird that temp non legal agency work has nearly doub notreallyalawyer09/25/17
bro, seriously, just do doc review while you look for someth wolfman09/25/17
I think it depends on the firm, put the last firm I was at f notreallyalawyer09/25/17
Problem is I could get some 1 week assignment and then not g notreallyalawyer09/25/17
Full disclosure, this was 2001 and it was before I went to l kramer71609/25/17
When I temped before law school multiple companies I worked notreallyalawyer09/25/17
Cool. I wish you nothing but the best, and if a temp job wor kramer71609/25/17
Lol just lie on your COI form. Money > Ethics. isthisit09/25/17
I am starting to think you are trolling with this rhetoric. triplesix09/25/17
My shrink doesn't believe me either. Join the club notreallyalawyer09/25/17
In the DC area, $14-18 (more in the city). bittersweet09/25/17
Thanks notreallyalawyer09/25/17
notreallyalawyer (Sep 24, 2017 - 9:36 pm)

Say DC or NYC? Back in 1997 before I went to law school I did this and it paid only $8/hr. I would imagine the pay went up. ironically in the 13-14 years i've done doc review, the rates paid has stayed the same or dropped in that time.. I'm assuming since these agencies want to make money, and because it's temporary work, they won't care I have a law degree, they'll just want to make money off me working for them. I just don't want to get stuck answering phones, as my speaking skills would limit me.

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kramer716 (Sep 25, 2017 - 12:05 am)

I would assume it would be slightly above minimum wage. Out of curiosity, why not go back to document review? I understand that a full-time permanent job would be the ideal goal, but, and someone can correct me, but I think if you need a temp job doc review trumps admin/temporary office.

Did you tick off all the agencies around you, and they won't hire you now?

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 25, 2017 - 7:53 am)

I haven't used an agency in a while as I was on staff at a law firm for years. I replied to some ad from an agency about a 6 month gig starting up and they never contacted me. Also I have 14 years worth of conflicts making doc review something I probably can't continue to do even if I wanted to.

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trijocker (Sep 25, 2017 - 9:50 am)

Depending on the area, they may not want to hire an attorney

There is typically enough people with admin office work background that they do not have to reach to hire a JD to do it, or they might be afraid you will act like it is beneath you. You may want to leave the JD off your resume, of course you would have to explain what you have been doing the past 20 years.

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jeffm (Sep 25, 2017 - 9:55 am)

"Also I have 14 years worth of conflicts making doc review something I probably can't continue to do even if I wanted to."

Are you sure about that? Here, we can represent Party A in a case and then, later sue Party A for something unrelated, provided the information we received in Case 1 is not helpful to Case 2.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 25, 2017 - 11:19 am)

When you do temp doc review, they don't waste their time with prophylactic shields. It's easier for them to just hire someone else to do the doc review, rather than even have the issue. There are lots of people applying for these temp jobs, so they'll take the people who don't have the issue.

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fettywap (Sep 25, 2017 - 9:33 am)

It's about $12-$15 an hour where I am, so probably $15-$20 an hour there. You could always find a data entry job if you don't want to speak, but that will probably be very similar to doc review for less money.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 25, 2017 - 11:20 am)

That's weird that temp non legal agency work has nearly double in pay over the past 20 years but attorney doc review has stayed the same....

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wolfman (Sep 25, 2017 - 9:54 am)

bro, seriously, just do doc review while you look for something else, you can get at least $25 and hopefully more since you are admitted

you're older than me, you don't want a temp admin job, trust me

sign up for posse list, and look on craigslist, apply to every project, and I'll bet you'll get something quick, you just need a law licence and a pulse

conflicts? are you serious? you need money... I have never had a conflict in my entire doc review "career" LOL

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 25, 2017 - 11:22 am)

I think it depends on the firm, put the last firm I was at for years, was very very strict about conflicts. I remember the day I first started there as a temp, they got rid of about 1/10th of the people because they didn't pick up the conflict sooner, and marched them out of the training session.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 25, 2017 - 11:23 am)

Problem is I could get some 1 week assignment and then not get more work for 1-2 months. Whereas office admin temping wouldn't have that issue.

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kramer716 (Sep 25, 2017 - 11:57 am)

Full disclosure, this was 2001 and it was before I went to law school. I was doing temp work in DC. I only received one week assignments, and there was usually a lag between jobs. I couldn't afford to keep doing that and waiting to be picked up, so I had to move back to NY, Upstate NY not NYC.

So I wouldn't be putting too much stock in temp office work, but I hope I am wrong and I hope things have changed since 2001. Having said that I would still go doc review since it is better money and from my experience not that much of a difference in terms of hiring frequency.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 25, 2017 - 4:25 pm)

When I temped before law school multiple companies I worked for asked for my resume and asked if I wanted to stay but I said I was going to law school . One assignment was indexing stuff at a law firm and there were law grads waiting on the bar exam doing the same stuff

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kramer716 (Sep 25, 2017 - 4:39 pm)

Cool. I wish you nothing but the best, and if a temp job works out for you then more power to you

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isthisit (Sep 25, 2017 - 10:49 am)

Lol just lie on your COI form. Money > Ethics.

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triplesix (Sep 25, 2017 - 5:56 pm)

I am starting to think you are trolling with this rhetoric.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 25, 2017 - 6:42 pm)

My shrink doesn't believe me either. Join the club

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bittersweet (Sep 25, 2017 - 6:16 pm)

In the DC area, $14-18 (more in the city).

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 25, 2017 - 6:41 pm)

Thanks

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