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Surviving and Thriving When Everyone Thinks You're A Special Snowflake
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Curious. With the new class of first year associates starting, do you have any interesting thoughts/observations/perspectives on “Gen Z” lawyers?

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How soon are laterals getting offers after completing interviews?

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Any law clerks out there? I'm working at a superior court and after a few months starting to feel really bored and lonely. I was warned that people find it lonely but I'm also finding it so ha… more

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GHOSTING POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS: My friend is a partner in a firm (Long Island, NY). He said they cannot find attorneys to hire. Lawyers aren’t applying or applicants just don’t show up to interviews and… more

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If your firm does an associate retreat, what were your favorite activities and what were your least favorite activities?

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Best Bumble/Hinge Profile Intro- GO

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Toxic partner who is tech illiterate just chewed me out because I didn’t know why an email from a paralegal didn’t make it’s way to the client. It’s been the partner’s case for two months, I’ve never … more

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Anyone else use their laptop in a deposition instead of a pad and pen?

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Can someone please tell me what “suitussy” means

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Tips for becoming more independent as you progress from junior to midlevel? I am starting to be put into the position of just having to handle things including drafting and could use some advice from … more

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What do you buy to “treat yo self” with a big bonus or payday after a case concludes? Let’s keep it to “goods/services” instead of paying down loans, etc. just for fun.

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Kind of having a breakthrough realizing that self-acceptance is the key to personal growth. Whenever I failed to achieve a goal usually I would just mentally berate myself and couldn't get over th… more

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Just verbally accepted an offer to become the newest partner at a much bigger firm in town after 5+ years slaving for a smaller firm that told me they would only “let” me be of counsel (and pay rent e… more

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Any tips for a partner track associate trying to balance an older partner who has a "my way or the highway" personality and support staff who are human and don't do well with partner… more

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Any tips on leaving a firm “correctly”? Was about to go “of counsel” with my firm of 6 years, but then another firm whose partners I really respect (and personally like) offered me a partnership posit… more

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Any recommendations on a standing desk chair? Has anyone found a chair that they like? I’ll even take suggestions on chairs to avoid.

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Anyone work for a private firm but also work as appearance counsel for Docketly? Looking to use Docketly as a tool for marketing, growing my own book of business, and increase hours but not sure how t… more

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I'm considering a job change from my well regarded commercial litigation firm to a more relaxed, WFH ID firm. My current billable requirement is 2000, but for partnership it seems to be 2200+. The… more

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Do you bring your work phone or laptop on vacation with you? Going away with partner for first time since covid hit and we both want to leave our work phones behind.

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Why is the legal field so out of touch with technology? And why are we using fax machines lol.

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A lot of people complain about millennials but a Gen Z clerk just told me that she wasn’t going to download some documents from a deal site because they were so many (and she had to download one docum… more

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Anyone else feeling the whiplash of following supreme court drama and then going to work the next day pretending like half your rights aren't up for debate?

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Working in a coffee shop where manager went on screaming tirade against employees. Used to have boss like that. So grateful I don't anymore. Couldn't pay me enough to be emotional punching … more

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I’m an associate at a boutique firm making under market with 1950 hours req. While I absolutely love the people I work with, and I can handle the hour requirement, the work I actually do is just not m… more

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Do you guys socialize with non attorneys a lot? Coming to the realization that nobody likes me talking about fun facts and that I may just be a dick LOL

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Final round of interviews for my *dream job* Company is RTO in May. They want me to relo but the schedule is hybrid. Initially, I told them yes I would relo, but it’s very hard to imagine relocating f… more

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I just sent a work-related message to a person that’s staffed with me in a deal. I’ve become what I swore to destroy.

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Anyone else get frustrated when the partner brags about their billable hour amount for the month? Like congrats, you get to bill .2 for each piece of mail. You also get .2 for every letter your secret… more

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I see so much room for growth in my firm, especially related to social media, updated technology, marketing strategies, etc. Except, every time I suggest them, I'm pegged as a greedy/pushy millenn… more

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Any advice on how to ask for a raise? Been at my firm about 1 year.

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Does anyone have any insights on the culture/ workload at Milbank’s project finance team?

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Hello! I just accepted a position in Pensacola, Florida. I'd appreciate any insight about the town, housing, vibe,etc. If you guys could share pros and cons please. TiA!

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Anyone else have a complete mental breakdown at work today? No? Just me? Cool.

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I think I hate being a lawyer…what can I do that doesn’t involve staring a screen all day, every day 😞

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Just finished watching Downfall, call me naive but it amazes me how not one person got jail time.

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Curious to know what other firm's bonus structures are, particularly those with 1900 billable requirement and below. Trying to figure out if my firm's structure is the norm or if the associate… more

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What to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed but still need to bill and meet deadlines?

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I don’t know if this goes here but the managing partner at the firm just fell for one of those moaning videos 😂😂😂

You can’t make this up.

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