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Anyone have any suggestions how to break into in house counsel from Big Law?


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Just saw that DWT in LA has an opening for a junior commercial lit associate position. Anyone know salary for a 2nd year? I had a good call with them before they had any junior positions open. Follow… more


Thoughts on Dentons? (I.e. pay, culture, perks, etc.)


Is it possible to lateral from NY big law to LA as a first year?

Anyone know who Ye’s “third lawyer” is?


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How long did it take you to hear back from the CA state bar about admission? Is it really going to take 6 months after you submit the applixation?

I’m moving to LA in 2 months and want to stay in a short term rental before finding an apartment to rent for a full lease term. there is so much I don’t know, and the more I learn, the more I feel I … more

Moving to LA in 3 months. My office is downtown. Thoughts on Culver City, West Hollywood, or other neighborhoods I’m missing? My fiancé and I would like to stay on the west side if possible but kee… more


Transferring to the century city office of my firm. Would really appreciate neighborhood recs!


Anyone have recommendations for therapists in the LA area who have experience working with folks in big law or lawyers generally? My level of anxiety has gone through the roof over the last year and t… more


What’s Wilson Sonsini LA like for their corp group? :)

M&A lateral here - any insight into Latham, Gibson or K&E?

I am a third-year associate at a LA lit boutique. I am currently on bereavement and it has been a week. How long is too long to be on bereavement until my firm is like uhhh, you coming back now or...?

I never thought I’d say this, but I kinda miss the networking events and stuff. I used to just show up to those to be a good “firm citizen,” but I’d really love to see another lawyer in person instead… more

My husband and I are young professionals, with a newborn, looking to buy a home in Los Angeles. I work in Century City. Where are young professionals with families living in LA these days?


Anyone have any insight on Milbank Century City’s culture, facetime (pre-COVID) and general work environment?

Has anyone newly moved to LA from outside of CA? What is your practice area and did you take the CA bar before or after you moved (what would you recommend doing)?


Are firm offices in LA closed due to COVID? Or are associates able to voluntarily go in?

Anyone know of labor & employment boutique firms in LA with a good work culture (I currently work for an AM Law 100 L&E specialty firm in SF and looking to move to LA but somewhere where I can… more


Curious what firms are doing to keep people socializing during COVID. I miss my coworkers but I'm sick of zoom calls.


COVID-19... Curious what LA BigLaw thinks about the possibility of Diploma Privilege or a postponed bar exam here in CA? NY decided to postpone despite significant potential consequences (see thread)

Thoughts of taking a position at a small firm who practices Applicant side WC...good/bad time to take this position?

75k salary with 180 hours a month billable for a civil premier defense firm......seems a little low on $$$ for the billables ...I’m a second year associate ....any thoughts?

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Favorite office chair?


What time do you get into the office? More importantly, how long is your commute?

Any insight on Sidley Century City?

Are there firms in LA that are known to have good work cultures? Thinking about moving to LA from NY.

Century city > Downtown

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