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Tips or advice on giving notice? Freaking out on how to handle.

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How much notice is appropriate to give your current employer that you’ve accepted another job?

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Anyone at DLA or recently applied there?

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How is the culture at Mayer Brown? Comp? Looking at the transactional practices.

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Any rumblings of BL firms looking to hire M&A/PE fourth year associates?

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Does O’Hagan Meyer Chicago give associates holiday bonuses? Or any bonuses? If so, approximately how much?

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If you’ve ever waived into the state of Illinois through reciprocity, how long did the process take until you were admitted?

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Which big law Chicago firms/office are known for having the best work culture, valuing DEI initiatives, and just having an overall good work environment?

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Anyone here who works at a plaintiffs’ boutique and likes it? Eg salary, balance, etc. Or any big law firms that do any plaintiffs work as well?

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I am currently in big law, but am currently looking on moving to Chicago. I am thinking of moving to a litigation boutique to be more involved in trial work. Could someone please tell me of chicago boutiques that… more

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Have an interview for Lawyer Support assistant this Monday at Jenner & Block. Any knowledge of the firm? Work culture? Salary?

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How does the cross office staffing at Sidley work? Common to be in Chicago but work with colleagues in other offices? Interested in lit/trial work.

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Whats the vibe check across Chicago biglaw firms in litigation? Anyone have opinions?
Kirkland: sweatshirt bc Kirkland. But what about Jenner, Willkie, Mayer brown, Latham and Sidley: ???

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How’s the Chicago lateral market for litigation looking? Currently a first year in NYC biglaw. Interested in Chicago biglaw, mid-sized firms or plaintiff boutiques.

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I’m currently a junior at a mid size firm in Philadelphia and want to lateral to a big law (or mid size) firm in Chicago. I don’t have any connections in or to Chicago but that’s where I want to live and settle b… more

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Any insight on M&A at Locke Lord?

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What’s the reputation for Levenfeld and Pearlstein (tax/trusts and estates)?

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Does anyone have any idea of a really, really nice and high-end thing to do with a client in the Chicago western suburbs? Something roughly equivalent to Alinea with wine pairing, but in the western … more

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Any insights into M&A at: Akerman
Faegre Drinker
Gould & Ratner
Husch Blackwell
Katten
Levenfeld Pearlstein
Locke Lord
McGuireWoods

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Anyone have a feel for the networking value at Union League Club or any other city clubs for lawyers under 40?

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Can anyone tell me more about the "Counsel" and "Senior Counsel" positions at law firms? I've seen many attorneys in those positions under different circumstances (some are par… more

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Recruiting for positions with flexible start dates more than ever! For those looking to lateral in this wildly candidate driven market, the question surrounding timeline to make a move seems to cross … more

I own a small growing real estate/corporate law firm in Chicago and looking for another associate. Tough sledding. Looking for someone 2-5 years out with commercial real estate experience. Maybe a big… more

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Hi, transplant from BigLaw in NYC and I’m looking to lateral into a Chicago form of similar caliber. I’ve been working remotely here for about eight months and in that time I’ve fallen in love with th… more

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Is lateraling into big law from a mid-size boutique something that is obtainable? 3.2 GPA from T2-T3 law school

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