Include recent family photo, “political beliefs” with application

by Walter Olson on August 19, 2009

Elie Mystal at Above the Law thinks a Decorah, Iowa “Trial Lawyers for Justice” plaintiff’s firm might want to consider including an “equal opportunity employer” tagline in its hiring announcement. Update: Firm defends its position.


1 captnhal 08.19.09 at 1:24 pm

It would appear that, based on it’s absence, this firm puts a higher priority on “political beliefs” than on honesty.

Based on many of the links on, I would hope that honesty would be a quality more lawyers possessed and more firms sought.

2 Benjamin 08.19.09 at 5:18 pm

So you find out what the law firms political beliefs are and put that down. You are supposed to research companies you apply to.

3 LibertyTiger 08.24.09 at 9:56 am

A female friend of mine had an interview with an attorney’s office for an administrative position. A good portion of the interview was about her family plans and what would she do if her hypothetical family needed her while she was at work. It seems that some attorneys feel that on the off chance they’re ever sued for their hiring practices they’ll have the resources to fight the suit in court.

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