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Hello biglaw associates: what are some of the best stories about firm culture you’ve heard of? And at what firm? Recent events have proved to me that my firm isn’t a long term fit for me. But since I … more

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Has anyone felt like they've basically been forgotten by their firm? I've been at my firm for 10 years and still haven't even been moved to the senior associate level, let alone counsel.

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Has anyone gone from Biglaw litigation to a plaintiff’s firm? What was the transition like? Anything to watch out for? I have what I think is a very competitive offer, and am strongly evaluating switc… more

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So I have a few general questions that we all know is required to have a legitimate “run” in Big Law. (or longevity really in any firm regardless of size). To the rainmaker LITIGATORS - how did you l… more

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Well, I was just laid off, and I guess I need to figure out the unemployment process. How does it work if the firm continues to give me paychecks for a bit instead of giving a lump sum amount?

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I have been paralegal at V20 firm in DC for about a year and I’ve loved it. However, I would like to return to my hometown of Chicago for law school and to eventually practice, but my current firm doe… more

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Are summer associates allowed to "work" from outside the US if they're on a visa?

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If I bill time and a partner writes some of that off, does that hurt me for minimum hours + bonuses purposes? I’m not sure whether realization rate impacts associates.

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Just secured a job in big law after doing defense work at a boutique firm. The nerves are setting in. Any tips for succeeding in what seems like an entirely different game?

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Anyone here lateral right before COVID started and feel like they’re having trouble getting integrated and getting work during WFH?

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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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