Law clerk Interview Questions
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What was the most challenging thing I had experienced during my first year at law school and how did I overcome it. I was also asked: What is your favorite law class? What can you tell us about yourself that we can't learn from your resume? Why do you want to work at CTA?3 Answers
Totally agree with this gentlemen about the dire circumstances everyone as a CTA employee finds himself or herself. It is definitely a political job. I myself have been applying to many positions at the garage level, since I work in one them. I have a collage degree in Aviation Admin. with a minor in Communications, have been employed with them for more then ten years. Every position I applied for was passed up, and someone with less seniority then my self was put in that position I qualified for. All for nothing since that person latter either was fired or resigned under the pressures imposed on him or her. Benefits have all but skyrocketed in out of pocket costs, apart from all the funding you have to endure from paychecks, to pay off the expenses of being covered, under PPO plans. There is no HMO any more. Firings for any little thing have become so prevalent the Authority had to slow down since they discovered had any employees left to run the transit system, daily rail or bus! I wouldn't work there even if I had to. Actively looking for another position, such as instructor, supervisor and even junior manager, since I have acquired much experience in anyone of these positions. That would be the only benefit I took away from working there, the vast experience gained over the ten plus years working at CTA. Oh and getting a free ride on the trains or buses. Less
Besides, they don't pay their law clerks anything.
You DON"T want to work at CTA, unless you are very desperate for a job. If you are like most law students, you are probably rather young. Try to hold out for something better. The CTA does not respect lawyers, as evidenced by the fact that they would pay some political hack 2 or 3 times as much as they would pay you. In addition, said political hacks profess to be completely unaware of the ethical duties that lawyers have, and will attempt to have you violate them in the name of political expediency. Just say no. Less
I was asked if I was planning on pursuing the Florida Bar exam, where I saw myself in 5 years and then 10 years and if I had any extra curricular activity besides work?1 Answers
I said yes eventually but my short term goal was to learn as much about the court and legal system as I could and the law clerk position assisted with that. Less