- If you work at White & Case, I don't envy you. I
don't know any one who works there who enjoys it. I
hear they work you like a dog for no money and from
your salary, it seems to be true. Why don't you leave?
The paralegal market is hot. I've changed jobs twice
in the past 7 months and my salary has risen by
$11,000. How much experience do you have?
- Hello all. I am a 32 year old paralegal and have
been practicing for over 10 years. I have worked most
recently in corporate law, real estate, and litigation.
Last year, I relocated from Florida to New York and
got a great job at a start-up in Manhattan. I was the
corporate paralegal for the general counsel, and later (as
the layoffs started), became the Human Resources
Director, Office Manager, Executive Assistant to the CEO
and COO, and the resident MAC expert (most of these
jobs with no prior experience!). I was due for a $6k
raise on my one-year anniversary, 9/13. Unfortunately,
my company closed 9/11 as our main investor lost a
large portion of its portfolio companies which were
housed in the WTC. I am relocating to the Chicago area
once I find a job. My boyfriend and I were there for
Thanksgiving and interviews last week, but no one has bitten
yet. Everything is so slow out there right now. Hope
something comes through soon!