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Depressed_EE
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Age Descrimination
« on: Sep 28th, 2006, 4:39pm »
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Is the issue of age descrimination in law firms (Big, Medium, Small) as bad as it is in Commercial EE ?
 
I mean, is it the case that regardless of ages, a lawyer with more experience will always be valued more than a lawyer with less experience ?
 
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Re: Age Descrimination
« Reply #1 on: Sep 28th, 2006, 4:42pm »
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I mean valued more by Firms/the employers and the Clients.
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Re: Age Descrimination
« Reply #2 on: Sep 28th, 2006, 9:49pm »
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on Sep 28th, 2006, 4:39pm, Depressed_EE wrote:
Is the issue of age descrimination in law firms (Big, Medium, Small) as bad as it is in Commercial EE ?
 
I mean, is it the case that regardless of ages, a lawyer with more experience will always be valued more than a lawyer with less experience ?
 

Where'd you get that notionHuh? If anything, age is considered to be an advantage when going into law. I would suspect more clients are apt to chose a mature, experienced, and seasoned vet like yourself. You have interpersonal skills that I think the younger kin would have trouble following.  
 
I think you're probably looking at it from a conventional engineer side of the house. It's different in law. FWIW
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Re: Age Descrimination
« Reply #3 on: Sep 28th, 2006, 10:38pm »
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I definitely hope you're right.
 
with doctors, i can clearly see why a doctor with more clinical experience is always better than one with less exprience, regardless the respective ages.
 
but with lawyers, I don't know...
 
I mean we all know that it takes forever for laws to change. So I figured that a lawyer with 10+ years of experience, will be just as technically competent as another lawyer with 20+ year of experience but is much older. I mean the younger lawyer who's just as technically competent, has the YOUTH and AFFORDABILITY advantages which I think have always meant ALOT to most commercial employers , over the much older lawyer. Am I wrong ?
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Re: Age Descrimination
« Reply #4 on: Sep 29th, 2006, 6:49am »
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on Sep 28th, 2006, 9:49pm, joepassbar wrote:

Where'd you get that notionHuh? If anything, age is considered to be an advantage when going into law.

 
I don't think this is correct.  At least it does not appear to be reflect in the way firms hire.
 
I'll agree that there seems to be less age discrimination than you find in engineering, but age is still an issue.
 
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