Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Finding Legal Jobs In Las Vegas 2017

A reader wants to know where you go when you're looking for a new job in Las Vegas. A couple years ago we had a post listing 10 of the most common resources for finding a legal job in Las Vegas which included sources from Dad to casino HR websites. Are you using those resources? Do you know of a new resource? What is your go to resource to know what jobs are out there?

On that same topic, for those of you who are employers or doing the hiring--where do you go to post jobs and/or find candidates? Do you call up career services at Boyd or do you take advantage of all the goodness that Craigslist has to offer? Do you use a recruiter? How do you respond to cold calls from Boyd '13s?

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  1. Never use a recruiter if you can help it. IMHO (I know others may disagree) I think it reduces your leverage with the firm because they are weighing you against other, similarly qualified candidates who don't require a large payoff to the recruiter if hired. Also, depending on the recruiter, they can make changing jobs even more stressful with incessant phone calls, e-mails etc. The only exception to this might be as a lateral partner move because it may not be openly advertised.

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    1. I agree. I'm an associate, so the partner caveat doesn't come into play, but I have been told point blank by hiring partners at the biggest corporate law firms that having a recruiter hurts your candidacy.

      On the other hand, if I had a unique practice and a book of business, and was looking for a landing spot, I might use a recruiter to gauge what I should ask for and what firms might have what I'm looking for.

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    2. Keeping in mind anything I say should be taken with a grain of salt, let me say this:

      January 10, 2017 at 8:35 AM - In the case of someone without a significant transportable book, it can frequently be the case that a fee is a problematic issue, especially post-crash. Not always, but frequently. As for an annoying recruiter, we've all made that mistake (me recently if I'm honest) but the more experienced of us generally avoid that faux pas.

      But once a book comes into play, a recruiter can be a huge advantage to you for a host of reasons.

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    3. I got constant emails from Amy Kossoris telling me that she has found "THE PERFECT FIT" at "THE BEST FIRM EVER." I tried to politely tell her I wasn't interested and she got super belligerent with me. That soured me on recruiters. That plus all recruiters are scum.

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    4. Scum goes by the name "Michael Belcher."

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    5. 9:11 - do tell. I love a good recruiters are scum story.

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    6. If you have ever been called day after day by Michael Belcher. If you have ever been sent to interview with a firm that offered you 64% of what you are presently making. If you have ever heard that the recruiter was negotiating against you. You would know Michael Belcher.

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    7. Oh man. What do you mean by negotiating against you?

      I have 3 favorite recruiter stories. One called and said "there's a perfect position for you at [the firm the person receiving the call currently worked at and was answering the phone from]." The second emailed and the recipient said "no thanks, and by the way I know that firm super well -- if they wanted me they would have called me direct." The recruiter somehow took this as the guy saying he'd go behind the recruiter's back, and the recruiter went ape shit. Called the guy unethical and told him s/he would blow up the move if it wasn't through her. Third, like 5 friends of mine got the same pre-recorded message from a recruiter. He would call on Saturdays at weird times so there's no way you'd be in the office, and it sounded super personal until you compared to the other messages.

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  2. From the perspective of someone who hires, using a recruiter makes it much more difficult to hire you because of the fee they charge and the headaches that often arise when working with a recruiter. Also, there is an assumption (right or wrong) that if you need a recruiter you haven't networked very much and/or cannot find someone who wants you.

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  3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/01/10/injunction-against-critical-sock-puppetry/?utm_term=.05319f3a65a7

    The sock puppet who continually annoys us with his/her attacks on Marisa Border, hamfistedly attempting to create the impression that there is a crowd or movement, may be interested in reading this post from Eugene Volokh.

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  4. Don't feed the troll.

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  5. I have never, in 12 years of reading disciplinary briefs from both the Bar and the responses from the accused, ever read anything so arrogant or self-congratulatory as I have read in Jacob Hafter's opening brief. Using the hashtags #style and #UnAmerican were the delicious, thick and creamy icing on the cake. And I am only 9 pages in. I am getting so full on this delicious cake.

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    1. Where can this be read?

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    2. http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseView.do?csIID=41966

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    3. If you think Hafter's brief is nutso, read Geraldine Kirk-Hughes's briefs. Look, I am NO FAN of the OBC. But there are creatures in our midst who are just cartoon characters.

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    4. I love that Hafter insults the Court. #ArtOfPersuasion "And, so, I find myself, again, writing to you, the seven members of our highest court fighting the recommendations of the Bar, and, now, fighting
      for my ability to generate an income and support my family, not to mention, avoid thousands of dollars of fines and penalties, again, because I tried to speak up against a corrupt institution, and fight dishonest businessmen. To that end, I do not have high hopes of receiving justice in this matter."

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    5. I just read Hafter's brief and I'm going to say that while he may not have the best judgment in #usinghashtags, he makes some valid arguments about first amendment and the state bar being a sham. I hope the Court takes him seriously.

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    6. I read the Brief also. He makes very valid points regarding the freedom of speech and whether his decision to post on his Facebook page criticism of Valorie should be protected speech. He makes a good point that attorney discipline in this state is a complete crapshoot. he has no argument on lying in his answers to discovery. And he is right--he does himself no favors by being a contemptuous, pompous asshole, which has nothing to do with anti-Semitism.

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    7. On his personal page, which was also shared on his campaign’s Facebook page, Hafter wrote: “30 years of legal experience means nothing if you are anti-Semitic or racist. We need to make sure that, especially in light of the concept of absolute judicial immunity, we have judges in office that will not purposefully trample on our constitutional rights just because they are intolerant of others.”

      He ended his statement with a series of hashtags: #racistjudge #anti-Semitism #judgevega #NVSupremeCt #injustice.

      Two defendants in the case recently settled with the plaintiffs, and that would leave time for a break in the trial, Hafter said.

      “Either she’s anti-Semitic or she’s biased against me,” Hafter said. “In either case, she shouldn’t be the judge in this case.”

      Before court proceedings on Monday, Hafter said he was not aware, until being informed by a reporter, that Vega’s husband is also a Jew.

      “He may not be observant, though,” Hafter said. “I have no idea what his level of observance or practices are.”

      In court, Vega asked Hafter if he would remove the post during the trial “so as not to taint the jury.”

      Hafter declined.

      “I don’t see anything offensive to this court or to the plaintiffs in it,” he said. “I just see a recitation of what happened in a factual manner.”

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    8. Minus the #stupidhashtags it really wasn't bad. He could have toned it down but it's good writing. Good flow, good use of authority. I can undertand not liking Hafter but this brief is not the problem.

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    9. I understand both sides. Yes he could have toned it down (and the hashtags are stupid and juvenile). But this is his livelihood and his life. It is an incredibly personal thing to be publically excoriated by the State Bar.

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    10. No lawyer in their right mind would read Hafter's brief and say it is good writing. It reads like a pro se prisoners brief - maybe an educated prisoner. Mr. Hafter seems to be losing his mind a bit. He completely ignores the fraud issues in the case (as does anyone else who looks at this situation including the RJ). From the record it looks like he lied in affidavits, interrogatories and in pleadings trying to dodge a personal debt and may have committed bk fraud. Yep- fraud people. The bar isn't worth defending, and maybe they shouldn't have mixed the Adair issues in with the fraud issues in the same complaint against Hafter, but Hafter could go to jail for what he's done. He's so narcissistic and entirely incapable of accepting responsibility. The "free speech" nonsense gives him a victim card and it seems to be that he's successfully swayed a lot of people in to believe he's a champion of justice. Just unreal. People keep bringing up Ms. Border and what happened in that situation is just tragic accident - but Mr. Hafter committed intentional acts of fraud. He is no better than Rob Graham.

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    11. Haftner is full of shit. He showed up at med sweeps and agreed to the trial date. Then trial came around and he wanted a continuance. There is little doubt he wanted formreligious reasons, but he should not have set the trial for dates that conflict with being a Jew. You set the date, so don't call people anti-semites because you didn't get your way.

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    12. The guy is a nut job at the best of times. It seems like he has finally lost his mind. I hope he gets mental help.

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  6. Anyone who thinks what Border did was bad is not a troll. I think it is sad that you cannot comprehend that people in the legal profession believe this. You don't dissuade me.

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    1. Everyone thinks it was "bad" Nobody is defending the death of that poor man. It is the name calling of anyone who doesn't stand in line with bashing Ms. Border that brands you a troll.

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    2. I am troll, because this is the first time posting my opinion? Sounds like you are the troll.

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    3. @12:15 is correct. It was reckless with catastrophic consequences. It was a bad, bad mistake. No one celebrates the consequences that day. It is the name-calling. It is the refusal to turn the page and say enough is enough. It is the seeming glee at not moving on. Yes, that is troll behavior--no matter which "first-time post" someone is on.

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  7. What a pompous prick (as if we didn't all already know this). Document 17-00435 in Case 71744. http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseView.do?csIID=41966

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  8. Hafter did get the pleasure of not only using hashtags, but in insulting the Supreme Court and using nigger, kike and spick in a Supreme Court brief. #ClassyAF.

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    1. Hafter is a classic narcissist. No respect for the law. He confuses his right to free speech with courtroom ethics and rules. He can say whatever the hell he wants on his Facebook - it's his freedom - it is his freedom to violate the rules of ethics and screw up the jury pool. He should have been suspended for years.

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  9. http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/attorney-accused-of-stealing-millions-from-clients-pleads-not-guilty/638855690

    Rob Graham has not aged well during his first week of incarceration.

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  10. Graham is using the Public Defender. The money might really be all gone.

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/jailed-lawyer-robert-graham-pleads-not-guilty-stealing-21m-clients

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    1. The money is gone. Remember, the only reason Rob Graham got busted was because he ran out of money to keep his scam going. He was offering to pay staff with office furniture. This isn't a case where Rob was caught in the middle of the scam, it was the very end. It isn't a case where he stashed money overseas and left the country. He spent it. All of it. It's an astonishing figure, an unbelievable scam of many years.

      The money is gone forever, folks.

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    2. Well he may have hastened its evaporation by stashing it in other locations, not merely homes in Ft. Collins. If you are going to steal money, steal LOTS of money and hide it strategically.

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    3. I feel sorry for the PD who has defend this dude.

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    4. I think it would be kinda liberating to be a pd.

      Afraid you might lose? Don't be! You probably will! You didn't get to choose your client or case! In most cases it would be a huge accomplishment for you to get a hung jury!

      Hate your client? No problem! Everyone else does too! Some killed people! Some stole tons of money!

      Was the last recession bad for you? No problem! The constitution requires pds and people don't stop committing crimes during recessions.


      Anyways, this is just my musing after years of putting up with arrogant big business clients that treat every minor motion as the end of the world and bitch about legal bills all the time.

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    5. @12:43 has just inspired me to submit my resume to the PD's office. Now that's persuasive writing.

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    6. And with no hashtags!!!

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  11. 12:41, your post is illogical. First time posters are not a trolls. Troll is name calling. Posters should be allowed to post on an opinion on Graham, Border, or who ever they want. It is America.

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    1. The post was perfectly logical insofar as it referred to the fact that merely because someone says its their first time does not make it their first time. And posters have the right to post their opinion on whatever they wish and then to be called out for recycling their opinions over and over and over. If you want to create the "[Border/Graham] Sucks" Page, please create that page and post whatever you wish there. As to Graham, it is a developing story in which new events merit discussion. Border's case is over and done.

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    2. 1:04, amen. The pro-Border comments are more taunting in nature than name calling. I have not been offended by the continuing convo by Border.

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    3. There are no Pro-Border posts here. Just Troll and anti-troll posts, recycling the same arguments over and over. As to the "continuing convo", what new facts or events have occurred in the last 3-6 months which merit more discussion? Absent something new, there is nothing left to discuss.

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    4. 3:53, yes there are. "Kisses to the Gang." Referring to posts that are non pro-Border as a "trolls." We can revisit the posts since you seem to be very pro-Border, written by the same poster for Border.

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    5. "Kisses to the Gang" is Pro-Border? The Lady doth protest too much, methinks. However I am waiting to hear you come up with some new fact, new matter, new perspective which has not been beaten into the dirt.

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    6. No, "kisses to the gang," or referring to the motorcyclist that Border nearly killed as "bikers" or in a derogatory manner is wrong. So, 4:24 and et. al is team Border. So, your position is tired.

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    7. 4:24, you think?

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    8. Please. Don't. Feed. Troll.

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  12. Does anybody have recommendations for payroll company that is reasonable that works with a smaller firm?

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    1. Rob Graham Payroll Express. No worries.

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  13. Finally, Voldemort is getting sued:

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/lawsuit-accuses-las-vegas-lawyer-veterans-group-leader-defamation

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    1. Don't insult Voldy by association

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    2. FINALLY the blog tells me who the fuck Voldemort is.

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    3. It's not Schneider... LOL

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    4. They've actually been calling him Voldemort the whole time?

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    5. It's been he who must not be named because he has some kind of Google alerts summoning charm on he comments and then we all have to scroll past blocks of text when he materializes.

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    6. I will always put my name on any post, I don't run, I don't hide. This statement is coming from a person using the name Anonymous, that's hilarious. In addition you replace my name with Voldemort, so I cant respond, so I cant defend myself. WOW! Look up the definition of coward idiot! I am right here come get me!

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  14. There are accident https://www.wesettle.com/, and you need to find someone who deals specifically with Accident Claim cases.

    For example, the Lawyer who did your will or your real estate opinion is likely not the best possibility for your Accident Claim case; instead, you will want someone with very specific characteristics.

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