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Any insights into turn around time for interviews and hiring in federal government jobs? I’ve applied to a couple on USAJobs and right now it just says that applications are being reviewed. Wondering … more

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Any recommendations for resume prep service/consultant? Need someone to do the bulk of the work.

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Finishing out my first year in mid law litigation and wondering what exit opportunities exist. Ideally a 9-5 with 70k+. I always hear about opportunities in government, and those do interest me, but h… more

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Best time to go in-house in terms of maximizing long-term comp?

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I just gave my two weeks notice today. I don’t have anything lined up and I’m not even entirely sure what I want to do. I just know it’s not practicing law. I did the math financially and figured out … more

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I’m a little lost. I always saw myself as an attorney but after three years I am realizing that this is not what I want to be doing down the road. Anyone have any ideas of what fields/jobs an attorney… more

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Any big law attorneys in or looking to relocate to Delaware (I know a long shot). But I have an opportunity at a boutique Delaware corporate and business firm that pays ABOVE Cravath. Truly a unique o… more

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London based finance lawyer here. Any examples of people successfully pivoting into IB or PE?

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How soon did you know the practice of law was not for you, and when did you start acting on it? Approaching my second year and have felt this in some form since my six month mark.

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Anyone else exited from traditional litigation to do contract work? I’m currently a BigLaw associate attorney who is considering project contract work with Paragon for the work life balance. I would l… more

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I'm a nontraditional new attorney who is three weeks in to their first firm job. Long story short I was VERY clear in my interview on my expectations for training in my first year. My boss made it… more

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Did you exit to follow your passion? What is it and how is it going?

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Doubt my county’s assistant county attorney’s law exit opportunity was not being indicted for murdering his wife. Go big or go home. 😂

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Anyone know what a generalist at DE Shaw might make if I have 4 years of work experience including one year in big law? It seems like a generalist can also come straight out of undergrad so…I’m not ex… more

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I’m trying to get all my ducks in a row for when I quit here at the end of next month… I am taking a break to figure out what I want to do, so I will be unemployed for a time. Do I have to notify the … more

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I’ve seen (and understand) a lot of private practice attorneys tired of the grind, but any government lawyers thinking of leaving law? Feeling like the WLB is as best it can be but wondering if maybe … more

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Everyone always said there are so many things you can do with a law degree... What are some of those things and can I still make six figures doing those things?

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Has anyone here made the jump to work in RWI? Is WLB better?

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There’s nothing inherently wrong or toxic about my firm/my job…but I still feel unsatisfied. I thought I would like marketing/working directly with the public to acquire cases but I don’t ☹️ I also ha… more

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For attorneys who have transitioned to corporate development/business development, was it worth it? I’ve heard CD involves a lot of process work and I’m not sure if I’m glamorizing the field compared … more

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Just gave notice to my managing partner. I have no job lined up. I have no plan. I have no idea what the next step for me is. But I’m feeling so relieved and can’t wait to see what’s next in store for… more

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Has anyone pivoted from law to a policy role at a private company, possibly in tech?

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Has anyone pivoted from law to non-law tech (or know someone who did)? Do you feel like it was a good decision? How did you get your foot in the door with the tech industry?

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I’m an associate 1 year in at a medium sized firm and feeling totally fed up with this whole profession.. do I stick it out or look for another job? Like the money but hate the culture. Not sure what… more

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I’m an associate trying to exit biglaw and there is a current job posting for in-house counsel at one of the firm’s smaller clients. I’m tempted to apply, but scared it’s going to get back to the clie… more

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I was having a philosophical conversation today with my partner about why people chose to become lawyers, and we are curious: why did YOU? I’d be interested in knowing SPECIFIC reasons as to why some … more

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Real estate litigation attorney with 5 years experience and want out of law firm life/billable hours but don’t know what job would be a fit for my skills? How do I find this out?

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Looking at lateralling due to some organizational chaos at my firm. How have you lot gone about researching office culture etc. at potential landing spots?

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I'm not necessarily unhappy with the firm I'm at, but have started looking into in house opportunities, as I've seen some interesting openings. I understand this will likely come with a pa… more

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Any insight on how much an assistant GC would make at a biotech? The GC makes about 500K (though CFO makes 450K)?

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I know standard notice for resignation is two weeks. But what are the pros/cons to giving more notice than that? Anyone recommend something other than two weeks (and for what reason)? TIA!

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Any tips on lateraling to a totally different practice area?

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Has anyone gone into compliance for a state university & hospital? As counsel or a compliance officer? Looking for insight how this compares to firm lifestyle & billable hours.

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Left private practice a few days ago for a government job due to burnout and a desire to get my life back. Won’t start new job for a few weeks but How long does it take to stop feeling the knee-jerk … more

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Has anyone here left their job due to burnout? If yes, what are you doing now or what do you plan to do? How has the experience been?

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I’m so miserable every day is painful. I want to go tell pre-law school me it’s not worth the debt because you will hate this career and then feel trapped by the debt. And then I want to come back to … more

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Anyone have any good or bad experiences with a legal recruiter they want to share? I am finding the idea of looking for a new position daunting and think a recruiter might be the way to go to help k… more

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Interested in changing firms, but would join with no credit towards partnership track, despite 4 years of work experience. Salary however would be the equivalent of a third year associate. Any feedbac… more

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