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I feel like I'm going through really bad imposter syndrome, How do you manage it ?

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A clerical staff member brought me coffee and asked if I wanted sugar or milk, I said no, I take my coffee black and she said, “GOOD BECAUSE YOU’RE BLACK”!!!! Yoo like wtf. What’s up with the casual … more

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I’m 1yr out of law school and in-house but I’ve been boxed into a role I don’t want. Often tasked with admin work while my white male counter part (graduated the same year as me) gets to work with dif… more

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Trump signed a law in 2018 making the removal of classified documents a felony. Sounds like a full circle karma to me.

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I saw a post on LinkedIn from a WOC attorney allegedly experiencing racism in a public context. As a WOC, I was ready to be supportive until I read the narrative. To think this person actually thought this was a story worth posting just upsets me because it undermines people with actual stories that are deserving of outrage. Am I missing something here? Make this make sense for me

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I’m about to complete my first full year of practicing law. I’ve had 3 jobs. My biggest weakness is my writing. How do I improve my writing skills? Memo, legal arguments, grammar, and other writings.

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Please like this post so I can DM. Thank you. Help a brother out.

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I will always separate Black from POC. We are not the same. Because far too many POC are still racist/prejudice.

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Can anyone recommend a therapist in NYC to help with work related stress and anxiety. Preferably a POC.

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I recently took a job where the manager hired me as a paralegal however after my start he told me he was hiring someone to cover his duties as an attorney while he is on paternity leave. I am not comf… more

Hi all, does anyone have insight into the culture of DLA’s DC office?

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Hi! I’m an incoming 1L at Loyola Chicago this fall and was wondering if anyone is willing to connect?

I am a first generation and I am not as familiar as I would like to be with the legal … more

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Tips on dealing with imposter syndromes? Building skills at a small firm? Feel like I can’t do research well in my niche field …

THESE WHITE FOLKS WILL COUNT YOUR F*CKING MONEY TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GET ANY MORE THAN WHAT THEY THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE.
JUDGES AND ATTORNEYS.
I'M SICK OF THIS.

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This has happened to two people I know (both brown immigrants) where they’re gotten good reviews face-to-face when prompting mid levels and seniors for feedback, but when the actual reviews came, the … more

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Any recommendation for employment lawyers in NY would be much appreciated. This is specifically for reviewing of a separation agreement and potentially negotiating severance.

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Was this shady? I’m a young (30) woc attorney who appeared in court recently. My client is an older black woman going through a divorce. This is a dv case, so op had a criminal defense attorney. His a… more

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I'm frustrated and don't know where to go with this.

I was recently in consideration for a promotion but got passed over. I was told , in confidence, that I viewed as less serious … more

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Interviewed a diverse 2L from a low-income background today. He mentioned it a few times because his background/experience is not as “impressive” as others. I’ll still give him good ratings on our rev… more

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Has anyone worked with a resume writer? I’ve recently applied at a few places that I was extremely qualified for and received rejection letters. I’m worried I’m not putting my best foot forward and am… more

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😏 😒 July hours check in! How did we do and how are we feeling?

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I’m in desperate need of a job. Please share and/or comment. I’ll appreciate any referrals. I’m in the DMV area, and I’ve an LL.B. and 5 years experience as a paralegal in different areas of the law. … more

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Today is the first day of the new work week! What are your goals for this week?

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Does anyone feel like it’s difficult to gain acceptance and find allies when you’re a POC? I have attended happy hours, social events, and lunches, but I am not getting the same amount of traction as … more

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I know as attorneys of color, we often find ourselves being in a room with dozens of attorneys and still were the only attorney of color (I’m a brown woman, very often the only brown person AND only w… more

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How do you set boundaries with family members who think, “you’re the only one who can help with this!”

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I’m not sure what I’m looking for in this post, but I feel I just need to get stuff off my chest. I’m a new attorney, my first job is as an ADA in a large county in a rural comm. It’s only my 1st mont… more

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Do you think unconscious bias has played a role into the amount of hours/projects you get from partners?

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Just had a screener interview with the hiring partner, hiring partner says “I’m going to send your materials to the hiring committee”. Thoughts?

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**Asking for a friend** How many vacation days do litigation partners take per year?

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Does anyone in this group have ADHD? Are you finding that working in a law firm setting and billing hours is just not something they can do or is it possible with the proper medication and therapy?more

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how does anyone actually bill 8.5 hours a day?? Even on my most productive days I can only hit 6, 6.5.

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Are there ANY BL firms that have a good reputation for retaining and developing associates of color? Starting to think big law is not for me.

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Looking for a paralegal opportunity in the MDV/NJ/NY area - preferably remote but open to a hybrid schedule. I currently work as an appellate paralegal in the family law (neglect and abuse) area. Prev… more

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I'm within my 1st year and I am practicing family law & Landlord/tenant law I started June27. I think I can grown and build up my confidence here at my firm. The owner has even offered to ment… more

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I haven’t gotten a second interview, so this might be a bit forward but I wanted to know what’s the ideal start date. I am willing to start as soon as possible, but I’ve seen on other boards people ta… more

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