Blawgs are reporting on a bizarre effort by Irish firm TO Doyle to get “interns” who will work for free.
The bizarre part is that the “interns” are fully-qualified lawyers.
While the ad advertising the internship calls for a “law student,” it requires the applicant to have passed some or all of their examinations and to have some work experience. Traditionally, even a law student working for a law firm gets paid.
On the other hand, at the end of the lengthy eight-month internship, the attorney might be offered a trainee position. So there’s that.
TO Doyle Solicitors is a business law firm in Dublin, Ireland.