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I have my first court appearance on Thursday and already anxious!

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Why did you decide to leave your first firm job? If you had a chance to jump ship but stayed, why did you stay?

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Why does law firm hiring rely so much on fit?

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Guidance for new attorneys on dealing with mistakes (or potential mistakes)? Obviously, learn from it - but besides that? Find I get really anxious over imperfection or mistakes

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Did anyone actually have today off? Been a pretty slow day for me ...

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Has anyone tried CBD in the office for stress relief? Partner I work for is killing me, thinking it may be worth a try. Any experiences good or bad?

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How do you bill? Do you actually use the timers?

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What law schools produce the best practicing attorneys?

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Looking at UT Austin for LS. Any input on the area/legal market/pay/Cost of living?

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How did you decide to stay or leave your firm? 3d year biglaw associate. I like my firm, but its moving towards a specialty area of litigation I’m not hot on.

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Anyone in biglaw usually bill ~45 hrs/week and do few late nights/weekends? Or is that just not a real job?

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Any advice on switching from litigation to a more advisory role? I like legal research but don’t like the stress of litigation anymore and feel like it’s taking too long for me to get “good” at it.

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How do people in the bay area get around without a car?

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There's a cultural thing in my firm where people refuse to read emails/stay informed about their own deals, and then blame others for their own ignorance. It's difficult to handle. Suggestions?

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Got a really bad secret Santa gift from my admin. Supposed to be office decor but I can't bring myself to put it up...and they def noticed

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Just finished my Christmas gift returns! Worst gift you ever recieved?

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CNN has really taken the Trump bait and sort of devolved

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I like my job. Was told to be on track. Normal don’t work weekends or late nights. I feel like this is too good to be true and something bad will happen...

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Money better spent on in-unit washer/dryer or laundry service- what's your pick?

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Making the jump to plaintiff’s work early (contd.)

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