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One of the most frustrating things is having the partner “de-prioritize” your deal. They stop responding to questions, take forever to review things you’ve sent them and act annoyed when you try to follow-up. Does anyone else experience this?

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Hi all! I’m looking to transition to a mid-sized/big law firm in NYC upon completion of my bankruptcy clerkship in Seattle in three months. New York barred and interested in bankruptcy/restructuring work. Graduated from Emory with honors. Anyone know of firms looking to hire in the near future? Any recommendations/tips/advice on how best to approach the process. I’ve never actually worked for a firm in the past, so I’m a bit foreign in how best to attract the larger firms. Thanks!

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I’m hoping to work in NYC biglaw after a state tax clerkship, and graduating cum laude from a school ranked in the 90’s, with a few corporate/transactional internships. Decent chance?

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Biggest gripe about Barbri/Kaplan? Go.

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Pay cuts aside, what, if anything, have firms said about our missing pay? Deferred? Grant to the firm? Recouped in bonus or salary? And how do you ask about this without seeming ungrateful that you even have a job?

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For us NYers, has anyone’s firm given a concrete estimate/indication of when we’ll be expected to be back in the office? We’ve been having regular all-hands updates, but they always keep it vague (will follow gvt guidelines, only when we feel comfortable, etc). Seems like other industries (tech obviously, but also big4) have been more forthcoming - wfh through end of the summer, etc., - even as the reopen momentum seems to grow in the city. Any info/educated guesses?

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First time on fishbowl, i hope this is not off-topic. Anyone knows a good book/manual/monograph about Alcoholic Beverage Control Law in NY?

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Partners: what distinguishes a senior associate from a mid-level associate? And what do you look for in a mid-level associate that motivates you to groom them for partner?

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Junior/Midlevel associate working on an assignment. I have a really good grasp on the nuances of several laws and judicial doctrines which need to be worked into a project. (Cont'd)

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So if you pass the MPRE with flying colors that allegedly measures “ethical competence” you’re likely not a danger to the public, but if you fail the bar exam that allegedly measures and protects the public from malpractice you’re a danger to the public? I had a big laugh today. 😂

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I got feedback saying I need to ask more questions, but when I do ask questions, I get stonewalled. Either ignored or given a curt short answer that isn’t helpful. So I’m not learning. I’m a junior. What do I do? I’m worried about this pattern of feedback that I’m getting.

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Aren’t associate and counsel comp cuts just socialism at the end of the day?

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Is it normal to not get a perfect review? Just curious . Does everyone pretty much get some sort of constructive feedback?

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Does anyone’s firm’s 401k plan allow for in-service rollovers out of the firm’s 401k plan and into a personal retirement account?

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Does anyone work or have an in at a hybrid or traditional publishers. I have completed a book that has garnered great reviews from large focus groups. Thanks

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The question is, is graduation from law school, not minimum competency? With this line of reasoning we are saying that law schools do not produce competent future lawyers, so should we instead switch to a system of taking the bar without the three years of a measure that frankly bar associations have deemed not an adequate measure? Dash this comment aside if it is fallible, but there is something here that has been overlooked. Competence is not regurgitation and memorization.

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Any thoughts on the BOLE decision to limit the NY bar exam to in-state law school spring grads only? What % of the fakers are in state? And then spring grads? Seems like a lot of out of state, or second time around, or foreign, or other categories.

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Has anyone's firm announced a target date for return to offices? And more generally, how has your firm been with communication about what's happening during this time?

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Do you guys ever wear luxury to the office? What are your thoughts on it?

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