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Anyone here play d&d or other vtt or tt games?

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It’s amazing to me that it’s a running joke in the legal community that typos magically appear in pleadings the minute after they’re submitted, and yet associates are made to feel like shit when there… more

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Hi! New attorney here. Licensed in January 2021. I have a seriously hard time working all day. I went straight through, so part of it is probably just that I've never worked in an office before, … more

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When is it normal to start taking depositions for a new(er) associate? Entering 3rd year at midsize firm.

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I'm in a technology CLE. 35 minutes in and we're talking about how to take a screenshot on a phone, and no one knows how to do it on Android.

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Any jobs out there that don’t require independent / analytical thinking? Really burnt out from thinking and would love to switch to a more routine position. Yes this is partly imposter syndrome talkin… more

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I am coming to the realization that being a lawyer is not for me. I’m in my third year practicing and also have a MBA (I was in the JD/MBA dual degree program). Does anyone have any suggestions on job… more

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Anyone transitioned from employment defense to plaintiff’s side class actions? Any regrets?

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I’m at a midsize firm in the Midwest and I’ve noticed that we’ve hired multiple associates who all graduated law school the same year. Some are coming from clerkships, other firms, etc., but they’re a… more

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Any tips on how to ask about when a paycut will be restored?

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Anybody know if and how much I can contribute to my Roth IRA to reduce my 2020 tax liability? I’m trying to pay less taxes but Jesus this pandemic has been great for my law firm and salary.

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What are some alternative jobs for JDs/lawyers? Editorial stuff? We know how to write. Idk (other than teaching and politics)

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Anyone transferred their UBE score to NY? Is it as much of a pain in the ass as it seems?

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When did you know your firm wasn't right for you? I'm not sure if it's just the stress of being a new attorney with a family or if my job isn't the right fit. I work in civil litigatio… more

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First year associates posting pictures of their timesheets on their IG story showing they billed 300-500 hours in March at their lockstep big law firms right after bragging on their stories about the … more

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I am a 25-year-old first year associate fresh out of law school at a small civil litigation firm. I went to a good law school and work hard. I’ve been in this position for about 5 months now and I kee… more

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Just responded to a recruiter who cold emailed about a position with all the prototypical “reasonable annual billables, collegiate culture etc etc” and said: “I’m not currently interested in any pos… more

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How does one find a therapist? Like what are the steps to finding a good therapist and does insurance cover anything? Everyone always encourages therapy, but never gives a run down on how to start.

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I’m a new third year associate working at a satellite office of a midsize firm. I feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to truly get good at my job or the multiple areas of law I’m asked to p… more

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Trying to make the move to in house but most of my career has been litigation in various areas of law. I am trying to pick up some transactional work to get more experience. I am a quick learner and h… more

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Has anyone used Timeular or has IG’s marketing struck again?

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What’s weil’s tech stipend/reimbursement program? Is it the same for laterals?

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When is an omission a lie (not in a professional context)?

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HELP! I’ve been contacted by a small private security firm who wants me to be their “on call” counsel. They describe it as a lot of contract review, drafting NDAs, etc. but also being there if/when th… more

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What are things to be mindful of when becoming an equity partner?

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When will I find my passion? I’m a criminal prosecutor chasing PSLF (5 years left). I am just not that into it. My wife is a teacher and loves her job so much she could work 16 hour days. I am jealous… more

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Setting aside dry January (for those who partake), how many days per week do you consume alcohol? What day (before today) was the last day you consumed zero alcohol? For those working from home, what … more

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Just found out that not everyone in my office is "sold" on the vaccine. Meanwhile, I'm going to be first in line having a pre-existing condition and family members that are high risk. I,… more

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Speaking of side hustles, any recommendations? $$

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Ethics and Side Hustles: With side hustles for everyone apparently 'a thing' for everyone now, I took a look at content writing on Upwork. Putting aside the employment contract stuff, I am ha… more

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Anyone else at a firm so rooted in the past that you’re embarrassed explaining it to other attorneys? Example: We are 10 months into COVID and my firm still hasn’t decided on/implemented a video mee… more

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House or student loans? About 150k in federal student loan debt, and with IBR payments I can save for a down payment on a house in 3-4 years. My other option is to aggressively pay my student loans, b… more

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I’m a first year associate (I have been here a month and a half), what am I giving for Christmas to others in the office and who should those others be? Thanks in advance!

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Finally just took a day to work from home. My office never instituted a hybrid policy, kept everyone in office full time, and now our county hospital beds are full. One thing I didn't realize was … more

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Looking for a clubhouse invite. If anyone has one, I’d appreciate it.

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I lateralled into biglaw from a compliance job a couple of months ago because I was given a "too good to be true" opportunity (2 years out of law school), and I have regretted it ever since.… more

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I’m a big law attorney and thinking about getting my real estate license (brother is thinking about the same thing, so we’re thinking to go into some RE investing together). Thoughts? I know my firm … more

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Any insight on ER at Macquarie? Interesting position popped up on LinkedIn that seems too good to be true... mostly interested in work/life balance information and making the switch from law firm life… more

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