Do they every get anyone jobs

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Agreed!! A complete scam... in New York, New York

98 months ago

Got the same 3 page form letter tearing down my chances at ever finding a legitimate position and touting their high standards (sort of nauseatingly self-indulgent praise rally), followed up the next day by an equally transparent suggestion that I join Legal Authority and LawCrossing. Not sure if there's any legitimacy at all to this organization but perhaps it's time to turn the spotlight in their direction.

Lawyer in DC in Falls Church, Virginia

98 months ago

Definitely worthless. If they are not a scam, they are a front for something. "Harrison" is the best joke.

Some Guy in Washington, District of Columbia

96 months ago

"Gary" works for BCG. This place is definitely a scam bait-and-switch designed to prey upon people when they are at their weakest.

I was just curious about one of their great "jobs," so I sent a resume. After getting a form response saying I was over-qualified and a solicitation for LegalAuthority and Lawcrossing, I did a quick Google and realized BCG Attorney Search was a scam.

So, just to check, I sent in "resume" that consisted solely of, "If you reply to this with a form response saying I'm overqualified, I'll make a complaint to the FTC."

I got the same form response back saying I was over-qualified. FTC, here I come.

Gary in New Albany, Indiana

96 months ago

Hey "Some Guy" that is so prepared to complain to the FTC that he can't bother to identify himself by name,

I don't work for BCG. They legitimately helped me. A lot of it could depend on the local office you're dealing with--I dealt with Atlanta and they were great...but I can't speak for other offices.

Next time don't be such a ********* and assume I'm some "plant"...I've just got a different impression of this company than most of the folks on here. But if we're going to make assumptions, I'll assume you're not a litigator since you amorphously cite a "Google" as the entire basis for calling them a scam. Litigators typically cite actual evidence. Or perhaps you're not as overqualified as you claim.

It's an Immigration / DOL scam in New York, New York

95 months ago

Many of the jobs that are advertised are impossible to get; the recruiting firms just advertise them to meet Department of Labor (DOL) requirements for hiring a foreign professional. The position must first be advertised in the US to find a local candidate before importing someone. But they never intend to give anyone local a real chance, as the person they are really hiring is connected via existing personal or professional relationships.

It's essentially fraud that goes unpunished because of influence. The large firms are constantly hiring from abroad, and they have these recruitment firms do the advertising for them. Now that's illegal immigration!

Lesley in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

93 months ago

Maybe that is true in New York, but it seems to me most large firms have American attorneys that either graduated from a top tier school, clerked at the firm during law school while at a local law school, or were hired due to their success prior to being there. I am sure when said posting are posted that they have people in mind, but I highly doubt they're all foreigners. How does that make any sense?

It's an Immigration / DOL scam in New York, New York said: Many of the jobs that are advertised are impossible to get; the recruiting firms just advertise them to meet Department of Labor (DOL) requirements for hiring a foreign professional. The position must first be advertised in the US to find a local candidate before importing someone. But they never intend to give anyone local a real chance, as the person they are really hiring is connected via existing personal or professional relationships.

It's essentially fraud that goes unpunished because of influence. The large firms are constantly hiring from abroad, and they have these recruitment firms do the advertising for them. Now that's illegal immigration!

katar in northridge, California

92 months ago

Legal Authority is a scam operation. I had the worst consumer-experience of my life with them. They signed me up, then ignored my calls and emails for 2 weeks. I was in shock. Legal Authority’s business model is designed to profit from its own delay. If Legal Authority stalls long enough (two weeks in my case), the customer will eventually secure employment on his own devices, whereupon Legal Authority will be in the rare position to collect payment for services never provided due to its own delay. After i bugged them a dozen times, they finally edited my cover letter; it looks like a hack job with run-on sentences, unclear antecedent, etc. Beginning sentences with dangling modifiers, the writing style is also extremely awkward and unprofessional. (sic)

When I expressed my dissatisfaction, Legal Authority admitted to the complained-of delays and admitted their cover letter contained a run-on sentence and numerous (11 by my count) basic errors. Yet, they refused to refund, compromise or negotiate. So I am being billed for $700+ for NOTHING. Infuriating. I am contacting the BBB. Please stay away from Legal Authority!

katar in northridge, California

91 months ago

contacting the A-G or DA is a grand idea, and this will be my next phase.

if i don't get a proper response to my "Letter #2" (printed in full at legalauthorityscam.blogspot.com/), i will also file a civil suit.

a scam operation that preys upon attorneys, of all possible demographic markets, must have some sort of latent suicidal death wish.

Cavenaghi in NYC, New York

8 months ago

I signed up with Legal Authority on January 2014.
I paid more than $1,000 for the first bulk of contacts + the subscription fee. After having wait more than 1 month I received the box with the letters. First trouble, no stamps. So for sending 600 letters = $ 300 of stamps (Already more than $ 1,300 total paid). Second trouble there were 30 contacts less than the number promised.
Just few days after having sent all the 600 contacts, I received back some letters because of their wrong address. At the beginning of March the wrong address letters were more than 50. I call Gordon: 30 less + 50 wrong address = 80. He said no problem no problem I give you back 80 contacts + other 40 because we love our customer. They send me other 120 contacts, I don't know from where because the first 600 were already the maximum of the contacts that we have found in the NYC area from specific field of law. Anyway, after another 1 month I received those 120 contacts. No interviews offer for weeks. Than I HAD ONE for trust and wills that it was not my field of research!!!! Of course no job offer.
I started to complain to Gordon. 700 letters sent, few answers, 1 interview, a lot of miss-delivered letters because Legal Authority has given the wrong address. $ 1,400 spent.
New policy of Gordon after my complaint: before giving the money back we have to try more. I said ok: another 400 contacts form nowhere. another 1 month to wait, another $ 200 in stamps. It was end of April 2014. Result? 100 letters back BECAUSE THE WRONG ADDRESS, 5 answers, no interviews.
Since the 28 of August I'm wringing to Gordon and to Legal Authority to have the money back. At least $ 1,000 for the contacts. New policy from Gordon: we have to give the money back IF LESS THAN 2 INTERVIEWS, BUT, ANYWAY, IN YOUR CASE, THE COMPANY HAS ALREADY SPENT A LOT OF MONEY FOR YOU, SO I'M SORRY NO MONEY BACK.

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