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Any insights on Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio) regarding culture, compensation and work distribution?

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Has any Big Law said “no” to the raises?

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Help me get comfortable with turning down a massive increase in salary to stay with current firm/look for other similar opps because I don’t want to join a potentially toxic environment. I’ve heard mi… more

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Have to do opp to a SJ motion. I have read the papers, have little to no background on the case and am unsure what I need to argue or say... I have also never done SJ opp...what do I do or how do I go… more

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Someone help me consider these two options: 1) big law or 2) smaller boutique firm. Aside from comp, what are the pros/cons of each from a career trajectory perspective? Currently at a midsize firm so… more

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Do all big law firms have to essentially comply with these pay raises?

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Those who joined firms during remote work or who are fully remote, how has it been in terms of getting to know your team etc? I am considering a full time remote position and don’t want to be seen as … more

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Maybe committing a cardinal sin by reposting but in case someone might be looking today that was not previously, anyone know anything about Ellenoff Grossman & Schole? (Mainly culture).

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Now that I’m going back to the office, I’d like to solicit some used car recommendations for under 15K total for commuting purposes. Please provide make and/or year. Thanks!

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California 🐟, any news about any of the "big" midsize firms (e.g. Manatt, MSK) giving raises?

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I am looking into various L&E firms. Does anyone have any insight on FordHarrison? Salary estimate, culture, billable expectations, anything? Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

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I am a associate at a regional law firm. Hearing all the BigLaw increases in salary, I am wondering if any other midsized regional law firms have experienced similar salary increases? Any advice on … more

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Is it excessive to spend 5.5 hours drafting a settlement agreement? For context, I was unfamiliar with the case/the type of litigation and had to look up additional forms, statutes, etc.

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Does anyone know of a good legal resume review service? I have the draft, it’s just that I’ve gone blind to it and it seems too long. I need an objective review.

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I’ve been asked to help re-design my firm’s website (boutique firm primarily specializing in construction law) as well as to spearhead the firm’s social media presence. Any tips/advice/recommended res… more

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I’m thinking about leaving a firm I just joined 2 months later. I have an offer elsewhere but still feel super weird doing it. Mostly money driven — a difference of $65k. Am I crazy to even consider? … more

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In this crazy hot lateral market, it got me asking - when is considered a good last year you can make a lateral move as an associate at biglaw? 6th/7th/8th? Im sure it depends also on where that ass… more

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Any thoughts on Polsinelli?

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Has anyone used a car transport company when moving across the country for a job? Which ones would you recommend? 🚗

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Does anyone know whether a judicial clerkship counts toward the “practice of law” requirement to waive into the Texas Bar?

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I have an upcoming interview at a mass tort/toxic tort focused law firm, but I previously practiced general civil litigation (mostly business and employment law). Does anyone have experience in toxic … more

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Does anyone have any experience in art law? My degree is in art history, but I’m a corporate second year in big law. I’m interested in making a transition, but have no idea where to even start.

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What’s the best way to handle being let go by a firm as a 1st year transactional associate?

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Anyone know what signing bonuses are for big law in SF?

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Has anyone given notice while on PTO? This is bad timing...I have two weeks booked off and not sure how far I can push off a prospective start date

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9th year associate here. How long do associates too senior for lockstep hear back from their firm after a raise has been announced and that senior associates will be contacted individually?

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When drafting an MSJ is it better to address the ways that OC might overcome it; or is it better to just generally say why you’re entitled to MSJ and avoid tackling the finer issues that your MSJ pres… more

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Californians, I am curious what firms decide to do regarding honoring Juneteenth going forward. Part of the reason I ask is that Cesar Chavez Day (state holiday) is virtually unrecognized by any firm.… more

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Is it appropriate to ask a firm to talk to one or two additional associates in the group you might join following a verbal offer? Spoke to one during interview process.

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If someone gives you a deadline without specifying the time of day (I.e., “get this to me on Thursday”) what time of day would you think it’s due? Is it fair for them to follow up on that day asking w… more

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Hello everyone, I have a question in regards to immigration law and embassy interviews: If a minor has to attend an interview, does the biological mother have to be there for the appointment or can t… more

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Any chance smaller firms respond to the raises? Seyfarth, Littler, Fisher, etc.

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Has anyone ever switched from litigation to corporate when they’re a senior associate? I was forced into lit due to need at my first firm and then I was stuck. I don’t really care about making partne… more

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Anyone have insight or thoughts on Latham in San Francisco? Wondering what the firm culture is like.

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Has anyone left a job as a mid level less than a year later? What did you say was the reason for leaving and what happened to the signing bonus you received— if any?

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Partners, how have you typically reacted when your associates have told you they’re lateraling? My boss seems to be taking the approach of “ok close out everything you can in the next two weeks, but y… more

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Offered over $200k at a firm which is a huge jump in salary, but can’t get over the feeling like I’m not worth that and won’t live up to the expectation. Anyone else feel that way making a move? This … more

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I am due to take 2 weeks parental leave sometime in the next month and have an offer lined up. Is it better to tell the new place I would prefer to push my start date to take my leave and join two wee… more

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I’ve got the opportunity to interview this Saturday in a new firm with a full partner panel of the founding partners who individually have 20+ years of experience (3 partners so a little daunting) Any… more

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Question for big law litigation associates. How long into practice before you had autonomy over cases (e.g., going to court on your own, filing briefs without oversight, etc.)? Most people I know at s… more

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