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It’s Friday Junior. 🎉 How’d everyone’s week go? Accomplishments? Missed opportunities?

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I try to set boundaries at work, even as an associate. I’m always available and usually hit billables with decent reviews. Do you get pushback from seniors or MPs for setting work boundaries? What are… more

Be Honest! Have you ever assigned “personal” tasks to your assistant? Even though, you know that it’s absolutely not their job…

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Here’s a resume tip:

When you start a new job, copy & paste the job description & duties onto your resume before they take the job posting down.

This will help when you… more

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For the past few months of interviewing have made it to the final round with a few firms, and the feedback is similar, ‘I’m a great candidate, but it’s not the right time’ Is this code for something? … more

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Getting ready for the job hunt, what is a question you always ask when interviewing?

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Hi everyone. I just wanted to report that if you are struggling with sleep, really evaluate the pillows and beds you have. I’ve been up late due to the crazy amount of work coming in and have been con… more

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Does anyone have family members who constantly demand money because they feel like you’re rich now because you’re a lawyer? I’ve always wanted to be in a position to help my family but we all live in … more

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How’s the work culture at Dentons (Atlanta office)?

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What do you have to do to become a partner at your firm?

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Other than losing out on the bonus, what else happens if you don’t meet your billable target for a year)? A number of associates at my firm miss their target and it doesn’t appear to be an issue.

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So, the CDC removed the Covid guidelines. I’ve never had Covid. I’m afraid people will come into work not wearing a mask and be inconsiderate… ughhh so distracting and disgusting. I’m also at risk to … more

Are you staying at your current firm, because of the prestige of the organization, knowingly you probably could be happier somewhere else?

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How many Black partners have you seen or met in your career so far? At my firm, there is one of us out of the 20 people I work with and when you go to events do you meet more senior Black people or ju… more

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Does your firm’s d&i committee have regular meetings? If so, what do they usually do during them? Trying to come up with new ideas for our next meeting.

Are the DEI efforts at your jobs working? What are some successes? What are some failures?

A MP sends a blast email asking for help on an urgent matter in the late afternoon. Do you answer the email? Or ignore it?

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I’m not planning to have kids (31/Woman) , Male or Female, do you think you could work in Big Law as a parent? If you are, how do you do it?

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Anyone else in review season? Tips for making your review awesome?

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I’m going for a small/boutique firm to big law and had a question about support staff. How often do you use support staff (i.e scheduling appointments and time keeping). Also do you guys have an assis… more

Have you ever dated another lawyer? How did it go?

Last week, I mentioned that I needed to take an appointment (my therapy appointment) this Wednesday at noon. I also mentioned that this is a medical appointment, and I don’t feel comfortable moving th… more

Please share the most insane micro-managing by partners that you have experienced. I’ll start: A partner told me that in initial emails, I am always, to begin with, “Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening [na… more

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I've decided to do a podcast on managing attorneys and how associates can handle some crazy situations at work. Any topics you all can think of that would be beneficial? I come from a management b… more

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I currently work at a top pharma company doing Policy and Gov’t relations work. I have been doing this since I graduated law school. I have come to realize that I would rather practice law at a firm b… more

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Do you think the upcoming recession will affect the law industry?

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How close do you live to the office? What are the pros and cons that you have experienced living far/close?

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I have approximately one month and a week left on my apartment lease and the situation between my neighbor and I have gotten out of hand.

At this point I’m scarred for my life and don’t wa… more

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Do any senior associates feel that they have a decent shot at making partner? Do you plan to go for it?

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It’s the beginning of August! We made it halfway through the year! What are your goals for this month? Let’s stay motivated y’all!

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It’s Monday! Dropping a quote to remind y’all that we do not fail… we improve~. Go get the bag, fam.

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I have an interview today with one of the Big 4 (L&E). Wish me good luck! 🍀 ☺️

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*Manifestation thread* What is your dream firm you'd want to work for?

For folks in the NYC area, do you have advice on finding mental health therapists that “get it” on what BigLaw life is?

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Are you all talking to recruiters? What are they saying about the market, signing bonuses, etc.?

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Any suggestions for a walkable dress/office/courtroom shoe? I live in a major city and have to take the train in for work. Recommendations for any gender are welcome. Im sure everyone could benefit… more

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I’m a first-year associate. I love tattoos; the ones I have are covered. I want to get one on the back of my neck. I don’t face clients except on Zoom, is it still a bad idea? Would love to hear every… more

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How do you manage up with a partner? Any tips or systems? I have a partner who is inconsistent with directions. I decided to take the most conservative approach and borderline be annoying. However, I’… more

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Finally!! First big girl job at a law firm, and there are black partners ✨✨

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