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Taking my first direct without any partner guidance, and I’ve never even been to a trial before (even for observation). Any advice on drafting outlines? Taking testimony generally? Thanks!

Those of you who are fully remote, how do you like it? Would you recommend it?

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Lateraled from firm doing some litigation some transactional/advisory to pure litigation firm in same industry. Caseload from old firm to new firm nearly tripled and feeling run out with all the deadl… more

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I just defended my first depo and I feel like I did a terrible job. The questions and answers were so fast I feel like I didn’t even have a chance to think what objection was appropriate. Any resource… more

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Does anyone have a case task list or checklist they use and would like to share? Something that walks through the different phases of litigation/ arbitration. I'm just looking for a form to use. T… more

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Med mal rates are low. I love the work but worry about other partners not valuing me because I have lower rates than they do. Anyone else dealing with this?

I’m currently in the Workers’s comp defense department at a medium-large firm (just over 100 attorneys with five offices), which has a full General Liability department that practices med mal, pi, pre… more

Thoughts on leaving firm after 6 months based on it not being the fit? New lawyer. Learning a bit. Would’ve preferred to stay a whole year just to get it done but management, workload (in light of sal… more

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Thinking about getting and iPad because I feel like it would be helpful for work. However, I’m not exactly sure how to best use it for work. How do you use your iPad? Specifically for litigation.

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Is it okay to include a 30 min. lunch break in the time billed for a deposition on zoom? It was suggested by another counsel and I didn’t work on other matters during the break. Just grabbed a quick s… more

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Anyone here work at Ford Harrison in Miami?

Any tips on getting a newer firm on an insurance companies approved counsel list?

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Anyone else get a tremendous amount of satisfaction when opposing counsel is a complete asshat and you get out on an MSJ? I wanted to call this guy up and laugh in his face. I didn’t but it would ha… more

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I’m a Civil Litigation Paralegal in Florida. I have over eighteen years of experience with a team driven vision and hunger to provide superb customer satisfaction

Anyone in Chicago 2-5 YOE in insurance defense looking for a new gig? We’re hiring. Quarterly bonus program, year end bonus, year end profit share into 401k. National firm. 1900 billable requirement a… more

Is any firm looking to hire in the practice management area? I’m in the Boston area and feel like my salary is drastically lower than it should be. I’m burning out and need a new change of pace. Any r… more

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Anyone know of any L&E firms/teams hiring in Miami? Aside from Littler, Jackson Lewis, and Morgan Lewis

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Are all ID shops the same? I know the firm I work for is the third portal to hell and plan on quitting asap. I’m actively looking for a new job in ID but worried it will be the same. My complaints are… more

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My role at my company was eliminated . They are giving us a 60 day notice , then one week for every year employed . Is that a good severance package or should i hire an employment attorney ? (In hous… more

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Can anyone provide insight on the New York office to Tyson & Mendes?

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Alex Jones case…how is it defamatory to say a mass shooting didn’t occur? Crazy, sure. Untrue, sure. But defamatory? How were the parents damaged?

Dumb question: Can you cite a paragraph as see supra p.3 within a motion? Is that a normal thing to do?

I’m writing a motion and want to reference facts from a previous paragraph without be… more

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1st year here: I’ll be arguing my first motion in state court Monday (actually 3 motions: a partial MSJ and two Dauberts).

Any tips/advice for argument or preparation welcome!

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If a court imposed a “close of business” deadline, how do you interpret that? 5pm?

I practice litigation defense and recently started growing a plaintiffs practice on my own at my firm. I’ll probably bring in $300k to the firm just from that this year. Although I enter my time on th… more

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How do you talk to your boss(es) about taking a new job? I was offered a new position that is a once in a lifetime opportunity and extremely lucrative in a different field than what I am in now (med m… more

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Med mal defense. So sick of getting my time cut by the claims rep for being administrative, communication, etc. Obtaining pleadings, correspondence with the client/counsel, etc. are necessary tasks of… more

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Would you send a proposed order to the Court/Arbitrator in word or PDF?

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Does anyone else need a day to recover and become productive again after submitting your billing for the month? Just me?

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Hi everyone!
I just recently joined hoping to get more insight into the legal industry and what attorneys go through on a daily basis. And also hopefully network and get a better idea of what’s g… more

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I am so burned out. I’m autistic, and there is so much that I just don’t know is a thing that I then get yelled at for not knowing is a thing. Partners tell me that I’ve got a rep as the go to person … more

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How much should I as a junior associate be saving? Make $250k a year and have $5,500 in fixed expenses per month. Wondering what is more than reasonable? I have $28k saved so far.

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Anyone here work in litigation for a few years after law school, and then leave to clerk for a federal judge for 2 years? If so, did you have any difficulty finding a job at a law firm for after the c… more

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A partner has asked me to find an expert witness in an area that I don’t have experience in. What process would you follow to come up with some options? In my practice we repeatedly use the same exper… more

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My firm staged a coup to get rid of our office manager and now I think I'm next 😖 Cue the "christy wake up I don't like this"

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Is there a reason why big firms automatically file MSJ even in cases where there are clearly triable issues? Are they being used as bargaining chips? This always confused me.

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Attorney salaries denver

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Recently lateraled as a public defender in HCOL area to ID in LCOL area for $$$. I’ve been at the job a little over a month. My concerns are that I’m getting very little guidance or mentorship, and I… more

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Can someone help me understand the difference between lost profits and economic loss. It seems you can recover under lost profits in cases where you can’t recover economic loss. I am having a hard tim… more

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