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Any recommendations for a good tailor for bespoke suits in NYC? (Not trying to buy one anytime soon, of course, given the current crisis, but trying to plan something ahead)

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NYC to $200K?

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Which firm do you dislike working with the most and why?

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What is your firm’s trading policy? My firm (V30) has a restricted list, 6 month holding period for equities, and prohibits buying options on single names.

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Client has exclusive license to videographer’s home-video. 3Pty production cmpny posted video on IG w/o license. Vid not registered with USPTO.3P refuses to remove video. Cease and desist appropriate?

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How many years did you guys wait from undergrad graduation before attending law school? Curious because most biglaw associates seem to be on the younger side

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is it just me or do secretaries add very little value working remotely? not the nicest observation, maybe, but I'm finding a lot of secretarial work is now just easier to do myself.

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Bar passage forgiveness? Like = Yes, support the law students during this difficult time! Comment = Over my cold, lifeless body will I support anyone not suffering the same amount I did.

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It looks like some AM100 firms are starting to furlough/lay off slower associates, have you heard anything at your firm? Any rumors?

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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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