Went to law school and practiced law in another state. Just moved back home and beginning in NY big law. Any recommended practice guides?
New York Big Law
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%.
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...
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.
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?
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?
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?
How to choose between recruiter emails if you're thinking about talking to one? Any you'd recommend talking with or staying away from?
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!
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.