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Do any of my other litigators who are thinking about a case on a Saturday night go back and read your briefs submitted on your case to feel better?

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I hate that I’m a lawyer and not an Olympic athlete : (

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Has your firm ever fired a partner for being verbally or physically abusive?

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Any Raleigh area attorneys around? I’m moving to the area and would love to make some local connections.

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Thoughts on Goodwin in London? Culture, hours, whether people actually enjoy working there, how it’s perceived etc. A lot of the posts here are more in relation to the US offices but I’m keen to under… more

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Do you think the future of the L.A. legal market is bright?

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Anyone lateraled from ID to commercial/biz lit and regretted it? Love my current firm, hiring partner and founding partner both love my work, but i doubt they can match some offers I've received l… more

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Have you ever tried to fire a client, but had your motion to withdraw denied?

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Big decision to make. I’ve busted my ass at a big law defense firm for 4 1/2 years, and have been promised a partnership in October (constantly working Weekends, billing 220 hours per month). I hav… more

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Millennials are so wise.

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AM200 firm, is no 401k for associates normal? Potential red flag? - - No 401k at all for associates (and obviously no matching).

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Any recommendations for document and case management software? Small firm.

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Did last rounds of interviews at Financial services firm on Tuesday . When would be appropriate time to follow up? Usually I would give at least a week but they moved super quick in the interview pro… more

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Accepted a lateral offer this week and am giving notice next week. Motivation to bill is way low, even for a Friday. Going to meet my remaining deadlines but aside from that I feel checked out. Anyone… more

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my least favorite part of this job is having seven different partners tell me they need seven different things “ASAP.” calm down fellas, ok? i will get to your request in due course (i.e. at the earli… more

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Got stood up for a phone interview this afternoon. It was scheduled earlier this week and I got a confirmation email confirming the date and time. I’ve triple checked my phone number and yes, they do… more

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I am a second year associate who just left a firm because of a hostile managing partner. I have job offers and am extremely excited for this next chapter. However, I am nervous about letting my new fi… more

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Anyone have any feedback about Quarles & Brady in Tampa?

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Why do partners expect associates to respond to all emails immediately when they don’t respond to emails for weeks (after multiple follow ups)? Shouldn’t a simple “thanks” or “will do” go both ways?

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I got an offer from a firm I like. Offer is good I’m happy. But have a question — Would it be ok to push back on the start date in the offer letter? I would liken to have a week or two between when I’… more

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I am leaving my firm and my pay structure has been that I get paid a percentage of what I bill and I only get paid when the client pays. My firm isn’t great about collecting from clients so I have a p… more

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Lateraled two and a half weeks ago and still am struggling to get work (get about 5-6 billable hours a day) at a v50. Is this normal?

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Any tips for second interview??

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Are there any attorneys here who teach college - not law school? And if yes, what subject do you teach?

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Question for people who usually do the interviews/hiring for your offices: why does it often take so long to get back to candidates with an offer? Just curious because I’m driving myself crazy waiting… more

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Any lawyers with Macs have recs for a document comparison program?

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Would it be a mistake to go in house as a junior attorney? Pros/cons?

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Tips for hiding your personal social media? I do family law and after a few incidents, I’ve decided I need to hide my private life better but I want to keep my accounts to keep-up with my friends and … more

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Yeah, the girls on Drag Race are catty— but have y’all ever listened to the conversations among rich-old-white-dude partners at happy hour? The SHADE…

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For those who are preparing to sit for the bar next week, breathe. It will be okay. Whatever the outcome of the test— you are valuable, you’ve worked hard, and I am proud of you.

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How do you choose a legal recruiter? What qualities do you look for?

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The architect who designed our new (open floor plan) offices had the NERVE to say he suggested that people shouldn’t even have assigned desks. Not even our stupid management (who came up with the open… more

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 I got an offer today from a firm that’s fairly new and has about 13 attorneys. Only two of the attorneys are women, and they’re both quite a bit older. I don’t think the firm has a maternity leave p… more

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How do you deal with crazy opposing counsel? I have one in particular that misconstrues facts and attacks my character in motions. I don’t want the Court to think I’m acting in bad faith but also don’… more

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Does anyone work at Fenwick & West? If so, which office/practice group and do you like it?

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I’m vaccinated but getting very nervous about the delta variant. I’m reading a lot about pretty bad breakthrough cases. My husband is immunocompromised (but vaccinated). Most people at my office don… more

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I am doing an in person depo tomorrow and I am totally rusty. Is it customary to bring two or three copies of exhibits?

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Does anyone use DRAGON SPEECH RECOGNITION to draft documents? If (a) it’s easy to use, (b) you can speak for an unlimited amount of time without the program missing words or cutting off, (c) it types… more

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Most likely going to lateral soon and I keep getting put on new deals. Obviously I can’t tell them what’s going on, but it doesn’t make sense to put in a week or two of work on a deal only to leave. T… more

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