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What does good training by the firm and senior lawyers look like? Only worked at one firm (third year) and wondering how much help should be provided when deposing or examining your first witness. Is … more

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How do you usually ask for PTO? I have the days accrued but I have PTSD from a past job about asking for time off. I’m wanting to take 5 days in June for a family trip and know I need to put in the re… more

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Do we have anyone in the group who is familiar with website accessibility compliance under California’s civil rights act (Unruh Act)? Complaint filed in California against potential client as website… more

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California litigators, what methods have you come up with for easy compliance with CCP 2031.280(a)? It’s fine with a relatively contained document production and limited number of requests. But when t… more

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Am I the only one who is adamant about calling an arbitration an arbitration and a court trial a trial (or bench trial)? I don’t like using trial and arbitration interchangeably because while they’re… more

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Advice pls: assigned to a "reverse discrimination" case with a partner who routinely makes super racist comments. I'm a minority, and those comments are at times directed at people of my… more

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Advice for defending first deposition?

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It’s my last day at my office and I want to make it special somehow (since no one here planned anything). What should I do? Creative ideas welcome. 💃🏻

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Do you utilize documents when arguing a motion? My nerves tend to get the best of me.

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I helped my uncle in a consultant/claims adjuster way deal with his commercial real estate attorney. Over the past year and a half I have spent at least twice the amount of time on this case than his … more

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California litigators, is it permissible (by California ethics rules or otherwise) to withhold documents/discovery responses from opposing counsel where we propounded discovery months ago and are stil… more

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Can anyone recommend a text suitable for providing an intro to engineering disputes? Arbitration preferred.

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Positives or negatives of working at Greenberg Traurig in the lit group? I’ve heard some negatives, but curious if anyone can add some positive light. Do experiences differ among groups/partners?

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How do you get better at handling discovery? I don’t mean drafting requests or responses or staying on top of deadlines. I mean handling all the little meet and confer disputes over narrowing scope, k… more

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Insurance defense deductions - Billings wants to write off my time because I worked more than 10 hours in one day. What are some ways to avoid cutting my time?

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How did you become better at understanding medical related concepts? Someone recommended a book but I never took down the name. I’m in my 2nd year of practice. Looking for advice besides “you will cat… more

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Anyone have experience with funeral negligence/mishandling cases? The cause of action is there, but I am struggling to quantify the damages for the demand. The spectrum of awards I have found out ther… more

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AMLAW 100 🏦 CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS 🛠: I’m currently at an AmLaw 200 firm practicing insurance *coverage* litigation arising from construction accidents/defects, and also some construction accident *de… more

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That moment when you’re drafting a reply brief and you’re crushing it so hard that you *almost* feel bad for the other side...💪🏼💪🏼

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Any SF Bay Area plaintiff-side attorneys in this group? Can anyone offer insight into what a reasonable attorney’s fee agreement looks like, and/or how much of a client’s recovery is “too much?”

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I've been in the legal field and trying to get into a state a government job, it's been a very difficult to get me one, anybody that help me out on Texas state jobs or Texas government jobs?

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Looking for associate perspective of practicing securities lit in big law. Anything particularly miserable about this practice area that an outsider may not know before joining a securities lit group?

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Thoughts on an AUSA position in the superior court division in DC? Always wanted to be an AUSA but don’t view it as a final stop so I’m concerned that the superior court division may limit opportuniti… more

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I’m a junior associate at a mid-size litigation firm. With Ramadan starting, I’m a little worried about fasting and staying on top of my billables. Anyone have any advice or tips? For example, how to … more

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Insights into Andrews Myers in HTX?

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There is an open litigation position in the department of a firm which is directly representing several co-defendants in a case I where I rep another defendant. If I apply, how messy is that? And my … more

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Any matrimonial attorney whose firm provides pro Bono service? Got a friend, who is a house wife and 3 kids in NY, received her husband filed a divorce paper. She has no money while her husband works … more

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Pro tip that I wish I knew before today: you can find footnotes in the text of your word doc by searching ^f

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Fun Fact: No one clicks the second page on a west law search.

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Is sticking up for yourself even worth it? My boss is always on my ass as if I’m constantly missing, or about to miss, deadlines. I’ve never missed one. I’ve received the same damn lecture/email about… more

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What are the years of experience that generally correlate to the levels for your firm? How many years of experience would you say on average an Associate has versus Senior Associate versus Counsel for… more

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Is everyone always tired?

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Litigation associates (1-5 years experience) in small to midsize firms (10-50 attorneys): What is your average case load? As in, how many open matters will you be supporting/helping with at a given ti… more

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Jx: Minn., but any relevant experience is appreciated Probate w/out will, decedent left behind two minor children. Decedent's only asset is a lien on her marital home awarded in her divorce decr… more

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Partner told me not to use pics produced by plaintiff in a future doctors dep as to not admit them into evidence. I asked the plaintiff about them in his dep months ago. How bad did I mess up?

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You are a young lawyer who wants to gain as much practical litigation skills and trial experience as possible in PI. For your first couple of years, do you join a general high volume PI firm doing c… more

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Can you truly ever have a “lifestyle” gig as a litigator? I recently moved to a more ~humane~ firm after working for an insanely demanding ID shop. I’m finding that although the workload is “lighter” … more

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How do you get out of a funk? For the last couple of weeks I’ve not really cared about work. I’m a 2nd year doing insurance defense, mostly PI. My hours are low and I don’t care. I couldn’t care less… more

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Switching practice areas from real estate (no offense but it’s absolutely boring) to civil litigation & personal injury — any advice/tips on making the transition between areas? Anything helps! Th… more

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Can someone provide me with details on 1) day to day life of an attorney doing white collar defense/government investigation defense, 2) typical assignments of an associate, 3) level of exposure (am I… more

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