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Litigation & Arbitration

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If a seasoned coverage attorney in a small or mid-sized firm does not have a book of business, how much can they expect to earn for a salary?

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I have my first solo hearing in front of opposing counsel and the Judge, were asking for a fee multiplier on a contingency case. This is in Florida BTW. Any tips or advice for my first hearing will be… more

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Senior associate dispute resolution in a European office, ca. 6 years with firm. When I receive post from courts, our central secreatariat places receipt stamp on original copies; unless there is an a… more

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Need advice about lateraling from top big law to a reputable litigation boutique as a rising senior associate? Solid position at the current firm but the group is too saturated to secure a promotion i… more

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Best/Coolest/funniest/meanest use of legal analytics- GO!

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Anyone else feel that same sense of relief as if they just got a favorable verdict?

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“Perfect is the enemy of good” seems like great advice for not over analyzing, but counter intuitive for a litigation job where you have to be precise and accountable all the time. What do you think?

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I have a habit of watching a trial-related movie before every trial. It’s like a ritual. Wondering what are people’s top 5 trial lawyer movies (not in order)? Mine are: (1) my cousin Vinnie, (2) a few… more

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Int’l arb people — does your firm value a PhD in international law / investment law areas? Considering a PhD (part time) offer from top school.

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Seeking advice regarding partner who is unorganized and does not delegate in an efficient or coherent manner. Is there anything I can do? Litigation defense firm and I am working under one pa… more

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Job Not Providing Structured Training which is what made the position attractive during recruitment. I’m learning everything by myself and moving at a glacial pace. I’m upset, demoralized, and isolate… more

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How long did it take you to develop into a good legal writer?

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One of our younger associates forgot to include an affidavit in a SJ motion. Opposition pointed that out in their papers and the judge denied the letter to the withdraw the motion. Any way around this… more

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Help! I failed to serve summons on defendants in 90 days. They have not motioned to dismiss but tomorrow is day 90. What can I do?

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Anyone else concerned with the precedent being set by all these social media sites banning Trump?

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Exit options for those in investor-state arbitration?

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Does anyone know a California attorney that handles a personal injury claim for a California resident that occurred abroad? Thanks...

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I recently joined a firm doing general lit. The position was marketed as a match to my skill set. I’m doing nothing related my strengths and I’m languishing intellectually and professionally. In 12 mo… more

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I am actively looking to leave my first firm job for one with better work life balance (cue laugh track) after almost three years of grinding away. I haven't had a vacation in nearly that long and… more

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Legal resumes with a bit of experience? Anyone have any resources they like for post-law school resumes? Haven’t updated the resume since law school and will need a fresh coat of paint.

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NO BONUS WTF - been with my insurance defense firm since March of this year. Been out for 3 years. EOY, I got a savage review about my docket and hours. They also didn’t give me a bonus. What are the … more

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How much are 4th year insurance coverage litigation associates in Connecticut making in base salary and at what annual billing requirement?

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Anyone who specializes in tax litigation or is familiar with the following situation: in a non-compete case, I'd like to subpoena a competing company's EIN application to figure out which ind… more

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Any advice/opinions for someone who is in litigation (real estate law) and is thinking of changing to transactional work?

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I’m still a fairly new attorney and I’m having trouble with billing. I’m working hard, but can’t seem to capture the bulk of my time. Any tips?

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Hoping to get some guidance... I'm a 3rd year PI associate at a boutique firm.. looking to transition to an in-house position. Is that realistic? Any specific in-house positions where my skills w… more

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Sometimes dealing with judges in Cook County feels like being back in school and dealing with bullies. I’ve grown a tough skin and a mouth that respectfully calls it out (when possible). I know it’s p… more

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Anyone feel like they just aren’t a good attorney/cut out for being a lawyer? Started out doing corporate work, hated it. Switched over to litigation because I had originally went to law school thin… more

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I’m waiving into the Massachusetts Bar and I’m wondering if anyone has done that recently and how long it took to get approved.

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Any particular areas of law more likely to result in trial action? I am junior commercial litigator and want to build trial skills. Are there some areas I should avoid / pursue? E.g. I have done more … more

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What does a privilege review entail as an associate?

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What to do when you have no work? I’ve asked the three partners I work for for more assignments at least 2-3x each since last Wednesday/Thursday. No one has given me anything bc they’re “too busy” or … more

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Motion to compel against plf who is 5 months late on responding to disc, hasn’t shown up for depo dates, disc closes on Jan 31. Any reason judge wouldn’t grant?

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Has anyone used a business development coach? I have been a “worker bee” attorney my whole career and am now realizing I need to build a sustainable book of business. Just hired a coach. Wondering if … more

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I am 2 years out and have a secretary for the first time. How do I use her? I’m use to doing everything myself at my prior firms.

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A partner asked me to find all cases that involve a specific person both domestic and international, including active and inactive cases. Any tips on how I begin to do this??

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Anyone worked for Morgan & Morgan and have an insight? I know like any firm like this there will be long hours which I don’t mind coming from the defense side but I like the idea of receiving a mo… more

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Discovery Pedantry: what do you call the kind of discovery where the other side produces documents? Requests for Production Requests for Production of Documents Requests for Inspection Document Demand… more

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7th Year Associate on Short Leash. I began a new position this week and literally no support staff is here, so I’m having to learn a few things on my own. No biggie, but every time I show any initiati… more

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Negotiating question! Defendant wants A,B,C. Plaintiff is willing to give A and B, but will go trial before they give C. C is also unreasonable. How should plaintiff best communicate this?

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