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I have been asked to interview a lateral partner candidate for the first time. I've interviewed tons of lateral associates, but this is my first prospective fellow partner. Any tips?

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My huge ID firm just told me they give NO origination credit and I’m on the verge of bringing in a substantial national book of business. Has anyone ever heard of this? They already pay garbage but ar… more

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How do you rebound from a big screw up? I am checking my work, and I brought it to relationship partner and clients’ attention, telling them to pause before they further act on my advice, but my advic… more

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New equity partner here in firm with 220 lawyers and nearly half are partners. Any advice for these next few years?

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Any opinions on Reminger?

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I am a junior partner in small law (<10 lawyers). Recently 2 of the partners (one senior, one mid) have cut back significantly on their hours and are hardly ever in the office. Meanwhile I have a f… more

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Non equity partner - W2 or K1? What is better or worse and why? I understand I will have to pay entire social security amount.

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Second interview for lateral position today. Any advice?

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How many vacation days are litigation partners taking per year?

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Can someone talk to me about lateraling as a partner? I have the opportunity to lateral to another firm. Is it the same two weeks notice I would have had as an associate? Longer/more complicated beca… more

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We have a couple senior associates working a reduced schedule (managing a work-family balance, etc.). These senior associates are excellent, and I want to see them become partners (more diversity in … more

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Looking for comps for summer interns. For context, college grads who want to figure out if they will go to law school someday.

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Opinions about Morgan and Morgan?

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How do you have the conversation with your client where it’s going to take way more money to pay me than it would to just resolve this dispute by just doing (x thing your client would rather drink ant… more

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I have an opportunity to bring over an entire practice group from another firm. I would be saving my firm probably $2M in recruiter fees.
Is this something where I should be negotiating a finder… more

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Any recommendations for accountants in Chicago?

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Chicago female income partner here (14 yrs experience in L&E) with $400k book at a mid-sized firm with 30-40 attorneys. Curious to know base salary of other junior income partners in Chicago at si… more

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How are other partners telling sensitive millennial associates that they’re screwing up? Recently, one of mine has gone totally off the rails. Work quality has slipped, deadlines are an issue, frequ… more

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What are you fine folks seeing for a bring your own device cell phone stipend?

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Survey on how you handle this particular crediting situation at your firm. Our group does larger M&A and project development transactions. These projects involve several distinct work streams he… more

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Thoughts and prayers for the mid level associate who at 6pm told senior partner (who is out because he has COVID and honestly sounds super sick) that she would do a filing due today *when she got back… more

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Our associates are billing like 130-140 a month and are complaining about being stressed and overworked. The partners for the most part are billing more than associates as a result. But the workload c… more

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Junior-ish partner at highly profitable big firm. Frustrated that I’ll likely be no more than 2nd or 3rd partner in line on clients for at least the next 10 years or so. Any solutions other than bring… more

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How do other, particularly small, partnerships deal with write offs of client bills? First month as partner and former boss, now partner, had me cover something last minute. Client freaked. Partner sa… more

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Need advice on creating proposal for separating from my firm where I am a partner and have practiced 20 years. Leaving to solo a boutique practice. Would ideally like to preserve the referral relation… more

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Small law firms in NYC - what is the going rate for summer associates? This is the first year in a while we’ve had summers try to negotiate and want to make sure we aren’t out of step with the market… more

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NEP with a book of ~$750k. Bill roughly 80-90% of those hours with very little staffing assistance. Believe I’m up for equity end of year. How to determine equity % when I’d be coming in middle of the… more

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How do you guys handle vacation? Have partners cover files? Associates? Monitor emails while away? I generally check emails once a week and use my partners \ senior associates to cover anything time s… more

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How do you motivate your attorneys to contemporaneously bill their time and not wait until the end of the month?

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I’m a junior NEP at an AmLaw 200 firm doing litigation. My comp. is ~$200K all in. 😓 No biz. of my own (I’m staffed on all institutional clients). I’d like to lateral to an AmLaw 100 firm as an assoc… more

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I am a NEP considering a lateral move. My current practice includes work for personal clients that I have originated, but also institutional clients that my current firm has serviced for years. I ha… more

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So… how long do I take for paternity leave?

First child. I have reasonable associate support, but all partners are so busy it is doubtful I can get them to fully step in on deals.

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How do you split origination credit?

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I'm a non-equity partner at a mid-size firm that typically does billable work. I've got a valuable plaintiff's case that's on a contingency fee and will likely be resolving pre-suit. I… more

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How does your firm deal with underperforming associates? We are crazy busy but have a couple first-years on vacation, 50-100 hours per month, and thinking we are a "lifestyle" firm. I don&… more

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Looking for a gut check for comp package (salary/bonus/commission/PTO) for paralegals and 1-3 year associates. Family law only. Small firm. Portland, OR. Inflation and labor market seem to be shifting… more

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Funny question about life insurance. Our firm REQUIRES life insurance for partners, and I’m fine with it. But a new Muslim partner has an issue and is uncomfortable based on his deeply held beliefs. T… more

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When does the big firm machine work? Or does it ever? The more you orginate, the more associates you need, the more you cost the firm, etc. Seems like more money more problems. Is there a sweet spot … more

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I just made NEP and am beginning to think it was a mistake. I like doing the lawyer work. I’m no good at all this other stuff. Have you ever heard of someone asking to be returned to counsel after ma… more

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I’m at an Am Law 100 firm, as an NEP. I recently learned that some equity (and maybe NEPs?) partners who have lateraled in are on contracts rather than in the normal comp process. I may be late to … more

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