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What’s considered over delegating?

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I’ve gotten positive reviews consistently, and am considered well liked and responsive. I’ve asked for work repeatedly and to several partners and have gotten just a couple of small assignments (I’m a… more

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The key to making partner at a V30 firm is ________.

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Any solo practioners care to share info on what company they use for malpractice insurance in ny?

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Hey fellow juniors – is anyone worried that as partners and seniors become more and more accustomed to working from home, long-term training and learning opportunities will plummet? It was hard enough… more

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What time did you wake up before covid? And what time do you wake up now?

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Any firms out there considering implementing wfh as a permanent policy? Imo, firms should adopt wfh at least 1-2 times/week. I always felt that law firms were terrified of wfh and i'm hoping thi… more

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Considering a lateral position at Haynes and Boone in Dallas. Does anyone have any insight on the firm (culture, work load, partnership track, etc.)?

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Have any of the partners you work with kind of just...disappeared? I work with a few in my office (mostly 1, let’s call them MP) and do some work for partners in another office (let’s call them OPs). … more

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The emotional rollercoaster of getting a partner email without any context... is this a test? Or a phishing attempt?

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How are we able to charge $1100/hr for sitting around barely paying attention to a call on mute? Whoever invented this is a genius.

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Nobody has said it, and generally people seem to be content, but I feel like my work product is slipping. There’s been a rush of urgent tasks recently where I don’t have much opp to review. Partner do… more

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Corporate attorneys - how do you bill in this situation, if at all: I am a junior, staffed on a deal that’s moving quickly but nothing for me to do yet. But I have been keeping up with all email corre… more

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I write lots of non billable articles and publications for my firm. I feel used but at the same time, I understand this is for business development and I’m still “working.” Aside from obviously not bi… more

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I was “promoted” a few years ago from an associate to a senior staff position (got a raise etc). They picked me b/c I’m smart and work hard. Baby associates now treat me like a secretary. Ridiculous.

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Predictions on settlement post-quarantine? Will Plaintiffs be more willing to settle or will Plaintiff’s counsel be pushing settlement to get cash flow moving? Really need two or three cases off my ha… more

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Has anyone else been reprioritizing since COVID hit? We’ve had some family medical issues during this time, and its really changed how I see things. I used to see myself making partner, building a bo… more

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BigLaw corporate associates—how do you find balance in your hours month to month? I’m a first year V50 corporate associate and am on track to bill 2500 hours this year. I seem to keep getting staffed … more

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