Laid-Off Lawyer Competes with Other Attorneys for Paralegal Jobs
Posted Feb 17, 2009, 09:22 am CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A 43-year-old Los Angeles lawyer who was laid off from her in-house job more than a year ago still has no permanent job, as unemployment takes a toll on her marriage and her finances.
The lawyer, Ellie Trope, has 15 years of experience, but her job search has still been difficult. This year she landed a temporary job and hopes it becomes permanent. She spoke to Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez about her struggle over the past year.