Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wanted: Sleazy, Rubber-Stamping Part-Time Attorney To Sign Ghost-Prepared Court Documents In Collection Lawsuits For Zombie Debt Buyer; Inquire Below

St. John's University Law Professor Jeff Sovern comments on Public Citizen's Consumer Law & Policy Blog on the following excerpt taken from an ad found on a Craigslist posting:

  • 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.
For Professor Sovern's comments, and the link to the Craigslist post, see Debt Collection Attorney Listing: Attorney Who Can Sign Name is Good Enough.

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