Sunday, January 16, 2011
Who is Mailaccount63?
I don't have a Myspace or a Facebook. I've always made sure I set boundaries in the workplace, because I didn't want to mix personal and professional.
I enjoy websites such as Yahoo Answers, Craigslist, and Meetup.com. I consider these three websites to be "productive" social networking, because they are useful. On these great sites you can find answers, get advice, find things on Craigslist, and socialize on Meetup.com.
My favorite has always been Yahoo Answers. There are many questions and answers on the legal and careers section of Yahoo Answers, and one of the writers has some great insight. There is one attorney in particular on Yahoo Answers whose screen name is MAILACCOUNT63
I don't know if Mailaccount63 is a male or female, but this writer has some interesting discernment on the legal profession. I was going through Yahoo Answers and I found this great answer from a student interested in becoming a Paralegal:
Mailaccount63 goes on to say,
"..Even if you do finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking (at an alarming rate), many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce in TODAY's job market!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we already have too many law schools. We are STILL in a Recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember>>> law schools are BUSINESSES - their TOP concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough>>>): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the BOGUS, INFLATED law school salary/job stats given out by >law schools< (AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor)!!***<<<<<.."
Mailaccount63 is not giving legal advice, nor is he/she forming an Attorney -Client relationship. Mailaccount63 is just giving his/her own opinion and answers based upon personal experience, or as it says:
been there - done that
have actually worked in the field of Law for twelve years
started at the very bottom rung and clawed my way up
now actually am a CURRENT employee of a law school, so I KNOW and see (too much?!?)
don't have time to watch those TV law shows - the couple that I did watch weren't realistic, at all
TV glamorizes the field of Law - Reminder: TV is FICTION!!! - do your research first! - the field of Law is actually a lot of paperwork and politics - and law school is VERY expensive, so know what you are getting into
wish someone would have warned ME sooner
so now I TRY to warn and help others (that actually want to know, will listen and not get defensive)
I am simply tired of watching students getting ripped off by law schools
so many students have come to me- upset because they could not find employment- I am just trying to warn as many as I can, and trying to fulfill a promise
I am answering you in good faith."
Mailaccount63 has given some of the best insight for anyone who doesn't believe the harsh reality of these blogs exposing the ugly truth about the legal profession. Anyone contemplating law school or legal education should really read the Q&A homepage of Mailaccount63 on Yahoo Answers. The national debt, globalization and the US Debt also play a big role in the future of the legal profession, just watch the video above!
I don't know who you are Mailaccount63, but if you have a blog, please send us a link!
-The Poor Paralegal