Judges: Law Clinic's Work Worth More Than Peanuts

, The National Law Journal


A report by two federal magistrate judges in New York says that law students who participate in clinics may not yet be lawyers, but their time and effort still has monetary value.

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  • Bethesda Bear

    Wise decision. The main difference between these workers and first year associates is a ddgree and a piece of paper. They did not get billed as lawyers, but certainly it is possible that many or most of them gave "paralegal" value. Their value does not go from $0 to $325 with the results of a bar exam.

    It also creates good incentives. Even in a big antitrust case, firms should not load the bill with young associate time that paralegals could do competently just because the paralegals cannot get paid. Do the work at the most appropriate level of service quality and bill accordingly.

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