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Women in Law

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Let’s openly talk about the work we’ve had done! So much stigma around Botox still and I don’t get it. I’ve had Botox and lip fillers- how about y’all? Let’s share our experiences and dos and donts

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A friend of mine is upset with me because I didn’t participate in a “hot sauce challenge” (yup, gulping down a shot glass of hot sauce) to spread awareness about a disease her mother suffers from. I’v… more

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What is a the average annual raise for a 3+ year associate who meets billing expectations and does adequate work? (Insurance defense litigation and coverage - large firm)

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How does one apply to work for Biden’s DOJ? Would a letter from a former (Republican) prosecutor do me any good? I’ve been in Big Law for 5+ years and have no knowledge of how these things work.

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Let’s talk about historical places to get married in 2022. Somewhere that has meaning. Preferably in the US. Would love to be a part of something bigger, to feel connected to generations before me, on… more

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Does anyone know if I can sit for the NYS Bar with a foreign law diploma?

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After holiday monday motivation what has helped you jump start today...other than copious amounts of coffee?

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How can I regain some motivation to finish the year strong and bill a lot in December? Our billable year ended 9/30. Had a decent October but took some time off in November, so between that and Thanks… more

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Any recs on your fav bra brands? Comfortable enough for daily wear but pretty enough to be proud when I gotta take my top off unscheduled?

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Any tips on how to get experience in another area of the law as a practicing attorney? I am working in immigration but want to switch to civil litigation. Most jobs require specific experience in the … more

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Gifts for your assistant/mentors for the holidays? We are back in office and I started in July at this new job.

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For working “new parents”: gift ideas, please.

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I need advice on asking for a raise. Now hear me out: I know we are in the middle of a pandemic and I’m lucky to still be employed and to have not taken a pay cut. That being said, I started this jo… more

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Any fellow preggos really missing their wine?😫

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Please help with listing business development tactics. List your area of practice and what type of activities generate business.

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Ladies, esp ladies of color, please please please negotiate your salaries! I didn’t for my first two jobs and I CONSTANTLY felt underpaid, which turned out to be true for both positions. Let me tell y… more

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Any moms struggling with teens during virtual learning? My son started high school this year and is doing awful when he has always done well. From straight As to Cs. I’ve always trusted him to take ca… more

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Need some advice on preparing for my performance review. I’m a first year (second in January), and there are 3 second years in my group (2 female, 1 male). The male associate is paid more than the fem… more

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Christmas gift ideas/price range? Hi all. I am a second year and looking for gift ideas/what’s appropriate for my own assistant, the two paralegals I work with the most, and the assistants of the two… more

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone so thankful that this bowl has become a safe space for all of us to talk about all things work and life. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday! 🦃

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When you killed yourself on a deal all day, only to find out when releasing the day’s time that the fee cap had been reached so my time is “invalid.” Dear opposing counsel, pls return all of my marke… more

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Just have to ask: has anyone else’s experience been that women are often terrible towards other women? In my team, the women are really difficult to work with, are needlessly critical, quite mean, exp… more

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I'm pretty chill about partners blaming crap on me. Usually they forget about whatever the problem was really quickly. But if you try to defend yourself, they'll remember for a LONG time. But … more

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Does anyone else find it hard to date in this profession? I feel like it’s hard enough with having limited free time, but my job seems to be a huge turnoff for the guys I meet.

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Currently in my second year of clerking, and my current judge offered me the opportunity to extend my clerkship another year. She wants to know my answer by January, but my clerkship doesn’t end until… more

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Headed for a surprising yet amicable divorce and I have a solo PI practice. I have trial partners on a few of my 7 figure cases, who are with firms. They have invested in the cases, do I need to discl… more

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Is a responsive email from a partner laced in profanity and all caps acceptable? How do you deal? Does this bowl allow male attorneys in (this post is about a male partner)? Within an hour of said ema… more

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The last couple months at my litigation def. firm have been pretty slow for me. Not sure if it’s firm wide. I feel like the partner criticizes me on every (small, non-substantive) assignment lately. I… more

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Is there any etiquette around sharing (or not sharing) origination credit? I have a potential client who is undoubtedly my contact and will be my client, but I will need significant assistance from a… more

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Unrelated to law, but need some advice on how to help a friend. One of my best friend’s dad is in the hospital in really bad shape. She’s home with her mom and siblings. I want to send food or do some… more

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I have 13 active matters, all trying to close by year end. I am newer to my firm so I’ve tried to gently say I don’t have capacity. But today, for example, I got an email from a partner to a client as… more

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I don’t want to be a lawyer badly enough to waste my days away doing insurance defense. Billing ridiculous hours for bs pay. With no time to get the rest of my life started. How do I get out?

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Are there other female attorneys in here that have Lupus or another autoimmune disease? I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago (and a year into practicing law) and it’s been hard to adjust so I am wonderi… more

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Kindda random but can you recommend some good leggings and say why you like them? Since it doesn’t seem like we’re going back to the office anytime soon, I decided to invest in some good comfy clothes… more

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As Christmas approaches I’ve been racking my brain trying to decide what to get my boss. Over the past year we’ve both gone through extremely difficult but similar personal challenges, and we’ve ofte… more

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Newly a third year transactional associate. Likely will be engaged any day now. Highly deployed and, assuming I stay on track, will make partner in about 4 years. I work really hard at the expense of … more

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Friday kiss and tell-- curious if any 🐠 in here have ever had a steamy affair or office hook up either as a lawyer or in prior career. How did it go down? Did anyone find out? Looking for the juicy s… more

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My husband is also an attorney but at another law firm and is constantly so stressed, has panic attacks and basically copes by only focusing on work. He won’t stop working to have breaks with me or f… more

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