“If you … can sign your name, you possess all the credentials required for this job.”

A debt collector aims for the bottom of the class. Bonus: when you get sued for repeated FDCPA violations, they will just jettison you and hire another gullible law school grad with a pen in hand. Here’s the job posting, from Craigslist:

We are a collection agency/debt buyer. What we are looking for is a part time attorney to work for us as our corporate counsel, on our payroll, about 5 to 6 hours a week. This is a short term employment arrangement, no longer than 90 to 120 days.

Your job will be to sign pleadings, praecipe for entry of appearances, praecipe for writ of execution, and garnishment orders. Our paralegal will prepare all paperwork for your signature. This is very standard stuff for us.

If you are an attorney looking for challenging legal work, this is not for you. WE DO NOT NEED F LEE BAILEY- we are fee shopping. If you passed your boards with a D+, and you can sign your name, you possess all the credentials required for this job. If this opportunity interests you, please feel free to reply to this email with a brief description of who you are, when you got your law license, and what you will be needing from us in the way of compensation.

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  • This sounds like a great way to lose your law license.

  • You have to at least give them credit for honesty. Love the F. Lee Bailey reference. How old are these people?

  • It sounds like they want you to sign your name and then do all the work without you. That smells of malpractice. Can you even sign a pleading and then not appear in court as the attorney or record in Penn?

    • Debt collectors only go to court for default judgments.