New York Big Law

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For Big Law professionals in NYC looking to connect with peers, learn about other firms, and keep up with the industry. Invite your colleagu...

Went to law school and practiced law in another state. Just moved back home and beginning in NY big law. Any recommended practice guides?

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Switched firms and new firm doesn’t pay any origination% of business brought in until the total $ brought in is mid-five figures. Standard? My book is below that threshold. Old firm paid 10%.

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Anyone else starting to go bald because of BigLaw? Maybe it’s just genetics, but my hair looks significantly thinner than when I joined the firm five months ago...

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Best way to quash a subpoena to testify?

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Anyone here own in NYC? How'd u get there with student loans etc.? How long did it take? How much did you have to save up? Feel free to share the details of the costs.

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Best takeout place to order from late night to the office? Mid-town location preferred, <$40

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How many kids do you have? Do you have time to see them?

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Been <6m at a small/midsize-firm that, lifestyle-wise, is perfect, but a big law firm is courting me with an 80k salary boost and same hourly requirement. Is it wrong to hesitate?

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New associate (started Oct.) I'm still getting ramped up on workload even though I keep asking for more work. Find myself frequently with nothing to do so leave around 5. Just enjoy while it lasts?

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Does anyone use Salesforce/Litify for case management? Thoughts?

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What’s the earliest you can think of lateraling to a new firm? 2 years is the general advice I’ve heard, but wondering if anyone successfully lateraled earlier?

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How to choose between recruiter emails if you're thinking about talking to one? Any you'd recommend talking with or staying away from?

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How do you make friends and meet people in NYC when you're a recent transplant? It's lonely here

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New counsel or new nonequity partners- what is your salary/salary bump for 2020?

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Any favorite closing lunch/dinner venues? Swanky enough to suit our clients, good wine list and not *too* loud? Midtown and fidi please. I’ll go first - Mastro’s Steakhouse!

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Paralegal, being harassed by a senior associate. Thoughts on how to handle while being discreet?

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Senior Associates are relatively underpaid. Junior associates $200,000 and partners $800,000+ while senior associates are coming in around $400,000. The pay scale should be more linear.

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What was your bonus/raise this year?🧐

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When that bonus check hits 🥰

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Any tips on networking to develop client relationships and/or leads on lateral/in-house positions?

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