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How are firm’s dealing with July’s Bar Exam postponement?

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How do you handle getting blamed for something that‘s not your fault? The (more senior) other associate on my team botched a brief but the partner blames me even though I didn’t write it

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Trusts and Estates lawyers - have you found that people contemplating their mortality in a pandemic leads to more work where you are, or have your hours been about the same, or slower?

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Reposting: anxious q- should incoming juniors start thinking of backup plans? Were offers revoked in 08/09? Or start dates pushed? Would be starting at a V10 in lit if that helps. Thanks all.

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Has your firm changed billing policies recently? A lot of talk of firms asking for daily time reports...

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Hi, So at the DA’s office, all our cases were automatically updated in an internal system that told us the next-on date and purpose, etc. Great for org.! Is there a private practice equivalent service

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I understand this is an afterthought, but have firms started thinking what they’re going to do about summer associates if this coronavirus quarantine stretches into June? Hoping they won’t drop us..?

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New York’s court system is postponing all “non-essential” services starting Monday.

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Random: I wonder if there are any lawyers at these offices who feel ill but are not disclosing anything to avoid the stigma of being “patient zero” in their firm.

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Ny courts just postponed everything

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Is anyone considering leaving the city? I am tempted to get out of here before this situation becomes dire and we end up quarantined in our small apartments for weeks.

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I heard nyc may be on lockdown this weekend. Anyone else hear this?

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Can we just WFH regardless of whether or firm has given us the official green light?

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Has your firm told you to work from home due to COVID-19? Like for Yes, comment for No

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Associates in big firms, how fast are your coronavirus rumor mills churning? Associates here are indignant that we are not WFH and rumors abound about an unnamed person in NYC office under quarantine.

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What is the ideal or average realization rate at your firm?

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In your view, do you think a lawyer who’s been working in broker-dealer compliance can bring value to a law firm - as a litigator or transactional attorney?

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What are your average billable hours? Month / year? What type of practice are you in? Are you on the Cravath scale? What associate year?

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What firms in New York would you recommend for “work life balance”? Say, under 2000 hour billable requirement?

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