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any fun plans for the weekend? By fun I mean anything that doesn’t include billing

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Longest mediation you've been in? For me, 5 hours.

Anyone tired of all their cases resolving pre-suit and wish you actually had an opportunity to try some of these cases? Or is it just me? I just had a case settle the day before trial and I actually w… more

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Does anyone regret going to law school and taking the litigation route? If you could do it all over again what would you do?

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How do you actually generate business doing ID? I go to bar events, conferences and the like but besides saying “I do insurance defense” I don’t know how to bring people in.

I feel like in-house personal injury litigation positions in my area (major southern city) only offer $100,000 for 3rd years. Is that normal?

I'm covering for a colleague on maternity leave and just discovered they've been taking major shortcuts on their cases to make their workload seem manageable. Do I tell someone and risk the fa… more

How do you correct unresponsive support staff? My secretary used to be wonderful but now goes days without responding to me or sending out things I ask her to. It’s starting to cause a problem for me as I have to… more

I’ve never quit a job before and feel so guilty because my team really is not expecting it. Has anyone dealt with this?

How is insurance litigation life treating you this week? Drop a meme that shows us how you really feel!

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Can anyone who is Claims Counsel for Traveler’s Insurance share their experience?

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What was your starting salary in this area of law? Where are you now and how long did it take to get there?

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Senior Litigation Associate in a mid-sized Boston firm. $185,000 base salary, plus a potential bonus, with 8 years of insurance litigation experience under my belt. Does this sound about right for th… more

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I recently switched firms to escape a toxic workplace culture. My new job seemed great...but I'm starting to see those same red flags creeping up. Do I cut my losses before I get too invested, or … more

I've been offered the chance to second-chair a landmark case that could be a huge career boost...but it means putting my personal life on hold for months. My partner is already frustrated with my … more

Really struggling to motivate myself to bill. What do you do when you’re in a rut?

Have you ever had a colleague or superior make a negative comment about your clothing? I dress very professionally but gravitate towards colors and patterns. Should I tone it down?

Insurance litigation is full of gray areas, both legally and ethically. I never realized how much of the job relies on subjective interpretations. Does this discomfort ever go away, or do you just bec… more

Anyone go in house to an insurance company? If so, how did you like it compared to a firm?

Is insurance coverage generally well compensated? I came in at 220k in a HCOL area with no coverage experience but 7 years civil litigation exp so that carried the day. It’s only been a few months sin… more

Anyone have their CPCU? Worth it?

How much salary is good for a senior associate in Boston insurance defense litigation 15 years experience?

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Do you utilize AI in any capacity to assist with your insurance litigation matters? If so, I'm interested in hearing about your experiences and how you've found AI to be helpful in this area.

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I'm interested in transitioning into a more strategic advisory role within insurance litigation. Does anyone have experience making this kind of pivot and have advice on how to position myself?

Today, I had to tell a client their coverage wouldn't apply to a devastating loss. It's these conversations – the ones where I'm delivering bad news to someone already struggling – that st… more

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Am I the only one who feels like the "always-on" mentality is celebrated in this profession? Like taking time off is seen as a weakness. Anyone else struggle with this?

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On a scale of 1-10, how concerned are you about AI taking over legal jobs in the future?

Any solos focus only on insurance defense? How did you compete with bigger firms who specialize in ID? What are you rates? How busy are you?

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Do you only large firms do “Insurance Litigation”? Are there small firms that do insurance litigation? If you do insurance litigation, how small/large is your firm?

Burned out and craving a creative outlet. Any fellow litigators have hobbies that help you completely switch off from work mode?

A senior attorney asked me to "adjust" my time entries on a file – basically, inflate my billable hours. Do I report this or keep my head down?

I am moving to the Seattle area for my husband’s job. I am unfamiliar with the legal market in that area as we are coming from the South. What is the salary range for a 7 going on 8 year civil defense… more

What are the bonus structures like at your firms and what do you look for in a bonus program when job hunting?

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A headhunter reached out about a position that sounds amazing...but it's at a firm with a terrible reputation. Is a career boost ever worth compromising your values?

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Had an expert witness completely change their testimony on the stand. It was a nightmare. Anyone else been blindsided like this, and how did you salvage the situation?

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What factors would make you leave your current role?

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Billing tips? I am starting a new position and really would like to do well. Target is 190/mos to bonus

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