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Can I expect my bonus if I intend to leave my firm? Context: I will bill nearly 200 hours over my expectancy and collect approximately $100,000 over my revenue expectancy this comp cycle. Our comp cyc… more

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I’m only a second year associate and I’m already burnt out. I loved my public interest internships in law school but took a job in private practice when I graduated. It feels like everything I do is w… more

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I need articles and other resources people have found helpful about being a working mom and balancing expectations during quarantine, or just generally. Please send links. Thanks very much!

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Goofy question. I’m a litigator in the Midwest- solo primarily now PI and estates but some professional liability. Since courts closed- maybe until 2021, no in person meetings, and no repairs by hairdresser, anyone doing creative stuff w their hair? I’m using OVertone conditioner to give colors to my now 4in gray base. Granddaughter wants purple. First did rose gold. Lots of fun but turned out subtle and pretty. Toned down my bright gray roots.

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I’m working in a small-ish firm and thinking about leaving. I’m close with my supervising attorney, and having trouble figuring out if or when I should him that I’m making the jump. Do I give him a he… more

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I helped my company/GC apply for our PPP loan and we received the funds last month. I along with two others (non legal) were furloughed Monday. Has anyone had a similar experience of being furloughed … more

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I have 2200-2300 billables a year for years. I work around the clock. I won’t post what I’m paid but it’s a little over 100k. I am a female of color. I have a won 100% of my cases, with a caseloa… more

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Has practicing law taught you anything about yourself or helped you on a personal level? For me, I’ve learned to not be intimidated by others just because they “outrank” me.

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Need advice: I work in-house, report to the COO. I have 5 yrs of exp and just barely started this job. The COO is a nightmare. She has already made negative comments about four other employees, not re… more

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What's something positive you did for yourself or for someone else this week?

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I’ve been working 12-15 hours a day 7 days a week for over a month now. I’ve stopped showering regularly and I’ve forgotten how to put on makeup. I have not had a date night in a year. I’ve helped … more

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I am looking for intel on base compensation for senior associates in Big Law in the Midwest. Helpful data points for me would be: 1) your associate year (i.e. 6th year associate), 2) your base compens… more

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I currently work for NYC and have 3 years substantive litigation experience. Looking into new opportunities. What’s out there?

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I just came home to avoid having a panic attack. My hours are very low and I’m worried about getting fired.

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What are some of the questions you’d ask after you’ve been made an offer to join a firm / in-house position but before you accept?

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I found old pictures of myself in high school and college and can’t believe I used to think I was fat back then. It’s like no matter what I do I can’t lose those stubborn 10 pounds just to get to my l… more

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Is anyone struggling with motivation more than normal? I am at 110% for the year, doing work that isn’t mentally stimulating, for significantly less pay (COVID salary cuts), no support (again, COVID c… more

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I passed the bar in April (in the midst of COVID) and my firm has been stalling to move me from hourly to salary. Their excuse: they can’t make changes to payroll without violating the conditions of … more

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Where are people shopping for work wardrobe these days (and BR is an obvious)? I’m looking for something that doesn’t look quite so off the rack but isn’t so trendy that I would trash it after a seas… more

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I've taken a new job and need a new wardrobe. What are your go-to heels that are both comfortable and stylish? Do those even exist?

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