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Unemployed Lawyer? Come Volunteer for the City

Monday, March 16, 2009

Out of work? got a law degree and three years of experience? Well, the city has a deal for you: come work for free, get some experience and avoid a gap on your resume.

The City's Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo says the law department has been taking in volunteer attorneys for years, but decided to extend the program because of the poor economy.

CARDOZO: We have offices in all five boroughs, and they would go to one of those boroughs after a brief training program, would sit in a conference room and take or defend depositions, which is the bread and butter of what a litigator does.

REPORTER: Cardozo says the positions are unpaid and won't result in a permanent job.

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