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Please drop your typical work/ court appropriate nail routine below: SNS, nudes, plain, light pink, red, etc.

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I have a friend/former co-worker who just informed me she’s being sexually harassed by a partner at a firm I used to work at. She is apparently at least the 4th woman to fall prey to this POS and the firm continues to cover for him while the women ultimately leave with nothing more than a note in the HR file. My heart breaks for her and I am livid. Although I have endured sexism as a woman (as i imagine most here have also) ...continued in comments...

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Take the time to check in on your friends and colleagues during this time.

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I’m a smaller woman, but I eat terribly, don’t know how or have the time to cool and am what you’d call “skinny fat.” I’m at the point where I’m tired of feeling this way about my body. Anyone know if there is a place you can go where they tell you exactly what to eat and cook for quick healthy meals that don’t require a lot of effort? I don’t have the time to research this or make my own plans based off a book. Basically I’m asking if there is someone who you can hire to do this for you.

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Our firm is trying to build its sex abuse defense practice. I think if given a choice, the associates wld have declined case assignments. (We're not a crim defense firm.) Thots on how to help them?

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Anyone notice young women attorneys dressing unprofessionally these days? Un-tailored, disheveled... can't distnguish them from the secretarial pool. It drives me nuts!

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hi all, I have been practicing just about 20 years in investment management dealing with high and ultra high net worth clients and I’m finding it just doesn’t work for me anymore and am interested in doing some else still as a lawyer but not sure what. Can anyone recommend any good books or other resources on how to transition your legal career to something more meaningful ? Thanks

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I’ve been a plaintiffs personal injury atty for almost two years now and have yet to get any dep experience (presenting or taking). I’ve established to my supervising partner that dep experience is a main goal of mine. Any advice on how to move forward with this? Or how to handle a partner who doesn’t give you opportunities to grow and learn as an attorney? I’d like to take more initiative, but without experience or guidance, I don’t know where to start.

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Problem. My clerkship is up in August at that time I will be 5 months pregnant. Nervous to apply for firms because I’d have to take maternity leave so quickly and worried it would affect my career there. (Also who will hire a 5 months pregnant 2nd year associate amidst a pandemic?) Do I wait to start somewhere until after small friend is born?

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Does anyone have any advice on resources to help a new (less than 1 year) attorney out? I started my legal career in during this pandemic and I’m finding it somewhat difficult to navigate. I find myself having to speak with seasoned opposing counsel and I don’t want to ever give the impression that I’m a newbie.

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Those that have taken maternity leave - how long did you take, did you come back gradually or suddenly, any recommendations or anything you would do differently?

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What are pros and cons of working for a government legal department and is it a good lateral move for career advancement?

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I’m fairly new to practice, however I’m in my third private firm, and all of my bosses have been men. My first two would make blatant statements about how they couldn’t invest in someone who would want to be having babies soon or that I didn’t need to worry about making much $ because I live with my bf and I have a provider, etc.. I’m on my third one now, who doesn’t make blatant statements, but speaks to me vastly diff than the male attorneys.. anyone else experience these issues?

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#blackouttuesday

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Popped a can of rosé because I put in my two weeks at a civil insurance defense firm that was sucking my soul for several reasons, including unhelpful women in management. Can I get a AYYOO or just a “you’re not stupid for doing this right now” plz ladies?

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HELP my boss is accelerating my annual salary. 75% would be paid in 6 mos and 25% over the remaining 6 months. He didn’t give me an option to say no. However- I said nothing. This seems odd. The purpose is so he and qualify for spending requirements on the federal grant. I don’t think it’s fair I have to take on the tax burdens, student loan income based repayment exposure, throwing off my entire monthly budgets- When I began to question him he started “man-explaining” business to me HELP SKETC

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That moment when you find out your very old male boss took your name off the chapters you write for a book the firm edits and put the name of the very useless male summer law clerk.

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I’m due for a review and possibly a raise. Any thoughts on asking for a raise during a pandemic?

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Hello. I’ve recently scheduled an interview for a position as an assistant US attorney, in the civil division. Can anyone give me insight into the nature of this position? The work load/type (the job posting was so broad), the environment, expectations, the opportunity for advancement, etc. I am 4 years post grad, currently practicing private insurance defense. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!

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