I am the only Black lawyer at my boutique law firm and the imposter syndrome/weight of it is really starting to weigh on me. I’ve been here two years. My reviews have mostly been fine but it does feel like I am judged harder than my peers and given less responsibility. It doesn’t help that the only other Black associate was fired after only a few months at the firm. I think I have to leave the firm but I guess seeking advice/inspiration/helpful anecdotes. Much appreciated.

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Hi all, Finally COVID-19 caught up with me. Not health-wise but career wise. I was laid off and am looking for a job. Ple I was working as an Associate Consultant with ZoomRx in the Business Analysis team. I was handling multiple high velocity end-to-end projects. I have a total experience of around 4 years of which close to 2.5 years are in the consulting space. I intend to continue my career in the same line i.e as a consultant. Please let me know if there are any relevant openings.

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How will the democrats controlling the government impact big law? Specifically, deal flow and associate take home pay? Am I at risk of being fired soon if the market inevitably crashes?

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5th y associate. I am overall happy at firm. Firm laid off some associates lately, froze hiring (wasn’t doing that well before covid). I’ve always kept busy and I don’t think I am at risk. I‘d like to try to get pregnant in the next 2 years. I think it’d be easier for me to do it at this firm (people know me and they’ll be supportive?) but on the other hand I am told it’d get much harder to change job as a 6th or 7th year. Terribly afraid to get “stuck” and miss out on better firm. Thoughts?

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The junior associates on my team made a gigantic mistake I could not fix in time (despite my best efforts). I feel like my head is going to roll because I was the senior associate shepherding the assignment for the three senior partners I work with. I am planning to reach out to the three partners to ask to debrief. But is there anything I can start thinking about or doing right away in case I do get fired in that convo? What do you wish you knew about getting fired?

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How are intense are background checks at b4? Interviewing and worried that if I do get an offer firm will find out I put I’m a manager when my technical title was associate. I was just laid off from a work at a family office where there are 2 of us on the “finance team” They were weird about titles and I just graduated w my mba so I’m trying for an SA position

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Fired from big law and still unemployed 8 months out. I’m a mid level transactional associate. Is my legal career over?

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What sort of mistakes has an associate made that got them fired?

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I’m just a lowly associate. Can someone explain staffing and layoff models. Why’s my firm firing 10 people and then re hiring 8 people. Wouldn’t it make more sense to just reduce salary and attempt to retain people. Just trying to understand the logic

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Can someone be real with me, what sort of mistake will actually get an associate fired? I need to placate my irrational fear that I could be fired out of the blue for some minor mistake.

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First year associate going into my second year. I did not meet billables this year...actually quite behind. Due to slow work in the beginning of my first year and now pandemic. I picked up a ton of litigation work to try to make up hours...Will I get fired?

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Hey ladies, getting pushed out/laid off so if any of you know of open roles, feel free to DM me and let me know! For role reference I am a senior associate with corporate finance experience.

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Anyone who works at Sapient willing to give a referral? 1 YOE at KPMG management consulting as an associate campus hire. Got laid off this month. Found a really interesting associate position that I want to apply for. Willing to provide my resume and any other documentation as well. Thanks for reading!

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Does anyone else feel constantly anxious that they're about to be fired? I'm a mid level associate. I've been at my firm 6 months, my work has been good, but hours are lacking due to covid. Just can't shake this fear and it's making it hard to focus on work, so it's a vicious cycle

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I was fired today. What do I do next? I’m a third year associate at a “boutique” firm. Although I knew my performance wasn’t good and I was on thin ice, I was never given any formal warning, so I was caught off guard when they called me and just fired me, effective immediately. I was locked out of the email and computer system before the call was over, and I’m already off the website. I was so caught off guard I hardly remember the conversation (cont)

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New firm, two lawyers who assign me work technically are not giving me any substantial work. 1st year associate...tips? Am I going to get fired 😭

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What firms are hiring? I most recently was an Associate who got laid off due to pandemic a few months back. Really eager to get back into things but unfortunately have run into bad luck (firms laying off, hiring freezes) during my job search.

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Looking for advice: have an offer to start at PwC S& as a senior associate. However, I now have a 5 wk old daughter and am concerned about travel during and after the pandemic. Longer work hours, missing milestones, and news about recent layoffs at the firm also bother me. Have a stable and a bit boring job right now in Industry. So, is the move worth it? And for any parents, is it worth missing those early years and milestones for the possibility of increased pay?

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Now that Baker McKenzie announced associate layoffs, do we think other firms will follow?

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