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Hi guys. Any other LLMs here that took this October NY bar exam or planning to take this Feb 2021 NY bar exam. I am a first time taker and I am worried in light of the recent communication from NYBOLE… more

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I’ve been working in broker-dealer compliance, including time spent working with a regulator, since I graduated law school 6 years ago. I’ve been trying to land a job as an associate with big law, an… more

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A mid level associate that I’m working with spoke very disrespectfully to me today. I’m an incoming third year associates Has anyone who’s been on the receiving end of jerk like behaviour raised this… more

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Is there a BigLaw firm that actually has good culture?

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Serious billing question - if during the course of the day, you first receive an email from Client A at say 11:10am and you read it, you then respond to it at 12:20pm. You get another email at 2pm fro… more

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Global company looking for experienced IP/technology attorney with Portuguese/Spanish/English fluency for AGC role in São Paulo. Let me know if interested!

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Any ERISA attorneys interested in switching firms? I am in recruiting and have a client looking to add 2 associates?

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First year lawyer - do senior lawyers and partners expect you to bother them to ask for work?

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Thinking about going to law school. Any advice on how to prep for the LSAT? Is a course necessary or will textbooks alone be sufficient? If so, which ones did you find helpful?

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Have opportunity to work in my firm’s London satellite office for about a year and a half, and then come back to NY headquarters. In good standing with firm and have M&A and capital markets experi… more

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Partner at firm is looking to hire mid level transactional jr assc. Commercial transactional experience a must. Strong corporate experience preferred. 100 K plus benefits, downtown firm. Feel free to… more

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Is better to: (a) have low hours and deliver great work product; or (b) overextend on taking on assignments leading to hitting hours, but blowing deadlines and/or delivering poor work product?

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On what website can you search an attorney who is admitted in New York? To confirm their bad admission etc. TIA - I’m not in the US.

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2020 college graduate (FB wouldn’t work with my real Linkedin profile) trying to find any kind of entry-level paralegal/project assistant/legal assistant role. Haven’t gotten any bites so far—job ma… more

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Are exit options for Finance lawyers really that much worse than M&A?

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If you’re working with a recruiter, but see a posted opportunity that recruiter didn’t suggest, is it okay to independently apply?

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Curious what people’s firm’s vacation policy is? Do you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get it approved or is it more of a “use your judgment” approach?

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Not really a biglaw related question, but anyone have any advice on negotiating/approaching landlords about asking for lease termination? Unfortunately our lease didn't originally contain a termin… more

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If I didn’t go to a top tier school, should I just forget about applying for AUSA positions at SDNY and EDNY?

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Any thoughts on the best way to directly transition from BigLaw to business side?

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Curious how compensation works for counsel at top-tier law firms. How much do counsel make? Is it relatively set/lockstep salary, or does it vary significantly based on hours? Do counsel have hours re… more

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Anyone know of people that transitioned from biglaw to IB/PE/HF?

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Technical question for you: Is there a way to insert “[Intentionally Omitted]” (and a new FN) into an automatically numbered document in such a way that it will actually redline clean? We have Litera … more

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High earner, but don’t feel like it. Do any other big law associates feel like they live more frugally than their friends who make considerably less? I don’t get how people who make so much less than … more

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Anyone in ny biglaw on H1B? you must all know at least one person who didn’t get the initial lottery...life in biglaw is hard enough without existential problems like the visa 😢 this administration i… more

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Could anyone give me some insight about Troutman Pepper?

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Around 5pm, got pulled in to marking up a draft of a merger agreement that was received from the other side very late last night. Talked through it with the partner in my group (specialty transactiona… more

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Is there a reason some of the biglaw websites look like they were made in 2006? Surely that reflects poorly on a company

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A junior associate at big law here. When you get emails from recruiters asking for a call to discuss new opportunities, do you respond declining or do you just not respond? What’s the norm? Do you res… more

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Currently working in NYC and thinking about making a change. I am not too familiar with the NYC job market so I thought I’d ask: any legal recruiters in NYC that you’d recommend?

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My current big law firm gives guaranteed bonuses in December but what happens if, before they’re paid out, I lateral to another big law firm that conditions bonuses on billable hours (that I obviously… more

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Anyone know what it’s like working at the SEC enforcement division?

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Best tips for getting work when you’re slow?

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Does anyone have insight into lateraling into NY BigLaw from regional BigLaw? I am a mid level restructuring associate that has worked on big cases all around the country. But, I’m wondering if there… more

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As a third year in capital markets thinking of lateraling, are exit options and skills learned actually more practical at a issuer-heavy firm than at a firm that generally represents the lenders? Or s… more

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I am updating my resume and prepping for interviews, but need to refresh my memory on certain specific details. For some work, my former teammates also don’t remember and have left the firm. Do firms … more

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I practice PE M&A at one of the big firms in the space, but I'm getting tired of just doing M&A transactions and would like to explore doing other kinds of corporate transactions at a plac… more

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