Thursday, June 03, 2010

A job application gone very, very awry

A job application gone very, very awry: "The e-mail exchange started with the attorney suggesting that the paralegal do a few freelance projects for a month before coming on board full time — and somehow ended with this shockingly offensive line from the paralegal, in which he manages to dismiss an entire gender as well as an entire practice area in a single sentence: “It’s amazing that the Ma Bar lets women practice law. Shouldn’t you be home cleaning and raising children? As for your practice, its [sic] just Bankruptcy. It’s not difficult, and many Petitioners file pro bono [sic] and get discharges.”

The full back-and-forth e-mails, as provided by the attorney, follows. Oh, and word to the paralegal: The reason you haven’t found the attorney in Lawyers Weekly as a “Super Lawyer” is that we don’t publish that advertorial product."