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Given the current economy, what is the best way to ask about a firm's financial health when interviewing? I'm up for an amazing role with a great firm, but I've been with my current firm f… more

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Left Justified or Justified?

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I'm looking to move from nyc to Atlanta. I'm taking the bar and plan to move shortly after. Anyone have any good tips for getting a job pre bar ? By looking at Everything it looks like I can t… more

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Favorite lawyer jokes?

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What were the best practices/habits you had towards paying off law school loans quickly?

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Any advice for trying to transition to attorney role after passing bar? Working at a firm in a non-attorney role and doesn’t seem like the firm has a position for me, despite my positive review and co… more

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Non-political poll - how many non-billable hours have you logged so far this year? I’ll start: 143

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Any plaintiffs employment lawyers in the bowl? Hoping to set up shop soon and would love an opportunity to bounce some questions off people already doing it.

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Besides for county and local bar associations, are there any good networking groups for big law associates?

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Divorce attorneys - are assets required to be divided 50-50 in California, or would I be able to negotiate a better deal for myself? What if we went through mediation instead?

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For the funds practice specialists: what do you like and dislike about your practice? thank you!

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Salary aside, has anyone worked in government, transitioned to big law, and been happier in big law? Or vice versa? I’m sure this person must exist. P.s.: I understand it’s hard to not talk about sa… more

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This may not mean much to most people here, but if it resonates with even one person it’s worth it. I’ve noticed a lot of unhappy people posting recently and it’s an uncertain time. If you’re ever hav… more

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I’ve had way too much bourbon to deal with way too much 2020. But if you believe in the rule of law and the norms necessary to maintain a democratic republic, you’re going to need to be ready to STAND… more

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Anyone jump from a midsized firm to big law? Thoughts?

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It’s our turn now. If you think a presidency is going to take away a lifetime of a women’s fight, you have another thing coming. RBG finally pain free, thank you. You made my childhood dreams come t… more

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Is there anything worse than a lien claimant playing wannabe attorney?

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Anyone leave being a lawyer to work in consulting-- alix, duff and phelps, primeclerk-- do you regret it? What were the pros and cons?

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When does your anxiety get bad enough that it becomes “I need medication” anxiety?

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What are some ways I can deal with a boss who blames me for her mistakes? She also is not good at letting me and the other associates know when we have autonomy on a project and makes us feel horrible… more

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Why is this career so terrible for your mental health? How can I improve?

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Any tips for writing comments in self-evaluation for end of the year performance review?

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Does anyone’s firm have a standard release they use where the client agrees to permit the firm to speak to the client’s therapist (or other med provider) about their case?

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Hey guys, unfortunately this week I was laid off from my firm. I took a few days to process the disappointment. Thoughts on proceeding forward? Should I mention the situation in my cover letter and wh… more

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Any employment lawyers make a switch to employee relations/in house earlier in their careers? I’m a mid level (2017 grad) associate in biglaw and at the point where the unpredictability of a crushing … more

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Working on a presentation re. legal ethics in 2020. Anyone heard of anything interesting we should include?

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Boutique firm guy. Just submitted a Jerry McGuire-esque vision/statement/proposed arrangement where I become partner. Worked very hard on it. No feedback yet. Thanks for listening.

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Are there any partners out there that dont expect docs to be perfect when sent to them?

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I’m on vacation (only 3 days) - how do I stop looking at my email and thinking about all the work I’ll come back to?!

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Is it generally acceptable in Biglaw to email a staffing partner at a different office location and ask to get staffed on matters from their office? My firm’s headquarters seems so much busier than m… more

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I need to leave my job.... or my mental health will be on the line. Where are some places you look for legal jobs? Also, how do I explain that my job is crazy without throwing them under the bus? I’ve… more

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How long after an interview did you offers come in?

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I’M ON VACATION!!!!!

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I’m a first year who just started this week. I’m about to turn in my first memo. We’re working from home so it’ll be over email. Maybe I’m over thinking it (I definitely am lol) but what should I say … more

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I have this contract with a marketing agency. I know the guy tried really hard and did his best but in the end he didn't pull through and I can get my money back per the contract. I don't kn… more

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Suggestions for law review note topics in international law, anyone?

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