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I’m at a firm and in a group that is very friendly to remote working (even before COVID) and probably won’t expect us to come back to the office for a while. My lease ends in October and considering a… more

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Need to tell my building this week if I’m renewing my lease. My firm currently has a target date of returning to the office early fall. Anyone else hear anything about return dates? I don’t want to re… more

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Accepted an offer of employment with a mid-sized firm to begin in a couple of months. I’ve always wanted to shoot for big law but haven’t had the opportunity thus far. Overall, I accepted because I di… more

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I'm a mid-level corporate associate considering an offer from a V10 firm. I did not use a recruiter. Would asking for a 12.5% signing bonus be unreasonable considering the current climate?

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Exit options/Capital Markets: Are in-house exit options for CM attorney meaningfully better at firms that do more issuer side work? Considering leaving my v10 underwriter side heavy firm to go to a pl… more

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If you are leaving your firm and putting in your two weeks notice, what should be on your checklist to make sure your transition is the smoothest, both for you and for the firm you’re leaving?

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Ignoring COVID for a second and how it'll impact firm's financial capability to even give bonuses, do firms with billable reqs usually still give bonuses to first years even if they don't … more

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My lease ends soon and I really want out of the city, but don’t have family I can stay with. Should I try and put things in storage and rent something furnished short term or actually move and hope we… more

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A partner made an offhand remark in an email about having spent the weekend cleaning his guns. I was shocked - am I overreacting? Is that an inappropriate thing to mention in a professional setting (… more

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Hey. For people who’ve moved laterally, how did you deal with the request for references from your current employer?

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Question for New York Big Law attorneys - any news on when your nyc offices are reopening?

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Starting at a firm post-clerkship in September. Never worked in a firm (and private practice generally) before. Any tips/advice to help prepare me would be appreciated.

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1st year associate (started Oct). First performance review is soon. How should I be preparing for this? Any insight on what to expect, what to ask, and/or how best to make use of this time?

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Is it appropriate to contact my New York State Bar Association practice group chair for job opportunities? No one in my immediate network practices in my area and I would like to make a lateral move i… more

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Paraphrasing a partner during practice group call: Not surprised looters went for shoe stores but Barnes and Noble was untouched... they can’t read. I was floored by this (ignoring that maybe loot… more

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Now with a plan for things getting back to normal it would be a good time to address an elephant in the BigLaw Bowl. Who here has been laid off due to Covid or just during Covid? I admit I have.

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2020 events have solidified my previous growing desire to get the hell out of biglaw and do something more fulfilling and meaningful with my life. Question is: how? It’s hard to escape a job I’ve pa… more

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On average, how many pro bono cases do you guys work on a year? And what types?

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Anyone else finding it harder to focus on work lately? I was adjusted to WFH and covid, but a cirty curfew created and enforced to suppress speech and the sight of NYPD attacking NYers are harder 4 me

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