Barnes & Thornburg
I’ve seen podcasts on successful practice, legal tech, leaving law for other careers, other timely topics, but none dedicated to authentic convos re how hard it is to be human in this field...(cont’d)
Anybody have any experience taking the Georgia Attorney’s Exam? I’m sitting for it in February and wanted to hear others’ experiences with studying and sitting for it
With regards to bonuses, at 2100 hours/yr, the firm I have an offer with offers bonuses 2x yearly. Does this mean going above and beyond, or hitting target hours as it sounded? I’d assume above/Beyond
It's so hard to know whether to make a down payment when partnership is two years away and a big question mark..
5th year associate. Nearly all my law practice experience is litigation. I am looking to transition from litigation to transactional work. What can I do to help myself transition to another area of law. Take a bunch of CLEs, attend events, do pro Bono work etc. (Specially looking to transition to comercial real estate transactional work). I do have an LLM in real property development so I have exposure to CRE
So is all the hype about weighted blankets true? Do you have one? Which one? And why did you get it? (I’m considering because I have trouble sleeping nowadays)
For google reviews, can colleagues leave reviews? Not employees of the same firm, but people at other firms with whom you worked or worked against? Or former classmates from law school?
New associate at a smaller firm here and a memo just went around stating that the firms monthly hourly requirement is based on your number AFTER the partners make any cuts. Is this normal?
Thoughts on ending sentences with prepositions? I always thought it was an anachronistic rule, but then again, this is an anachronistic profession
I am injured party in an accident and finally settling my injury (minor) claim. However, I am going through separation proceeding with my wife and she is not willing to sign a release. I have asked the at-fault party to settle without release from my wife and I am not issuing General Release. They want release from all claims and also a release signed by my wife. Can they ask for it? Shall I accept it or file a court case? I am giving hold harmless document for statutory liens. cntd in comment..
Just found pregnant and due on early next March. Mixed feeling now since I just joined the firm half a year ago and on my Senior3 track. I’m worried about the busy season in my 3rd trimester and maybe not able to get promoted next year or maybe I’ll think about leaving PA but feel not qualified since I don’t get Mgr title?! Women in same shoe before, please talk to me!
Stop asking for referrals to big 4! Ask for referrals to RSM. Hit me up, I’ll hook you up in Dallas ♥️
Feeling frustrated- EM on my project reached out to VP of my office, without consulting me, that I was being overwhelmed with work for another project (this isn’t true). I’m a senior consultant —>
Looking to apply for my MBA in the next couple of years. What kind of +1s did people do? I'm interested in many causes and just a little lost where to start!
7 weeks pregnant and experiencing back pain and mild cramps. No bleeding or discharge. Anyone experienced this? Should I be concerned?
Looking for advice... I’ve always had positive performance reviews, but my own insecurities have me convinced that I am about to get fired and am not doing a good job.
I am looking for some advice or opinions to apply for consulting jobs right now. I currently work at a mid-sized/regional firm, but plan move to a different city later this year. I have ~4 yr xp working on system implementations, IT policies/controls, and BPO, but my undergrad GPA wasn't the best (I did become a CPA and CISA though). Should I try to apply to big 3/big 4? Stay mid-sized? Get an MBA or Masters? Move and pray? Thanks in advanced for any comments!
Just got new job making 115k (23 yrs old). Is there anything wrong with maxing 401k every year? Currently max 401k, then 50% of paycheck into fidelity index funds, low financial literacy
WFH is not a vacation!!!!! Just emailed a junior associate to call me whenever she could so we could discuss something. It’s been 2 hours. Radio silence. I’m not going to be chasing her (...)
My hotel room alarm went off at 4:30 am. They forgot to turn it off from the last guest. Should I ask for points?
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Hi Eric! Thanks for sharing your experience and expertise. In your opinion, what makes “Partner material?” I’ve heard a lot of different viewpoints (relationship building, MBA, etc.).
So I signed up to go somewhere more remote with a good friend of mine and her friends for a week so we can relax while WFH in a different environment. Now she can’t go and I’m starting to dread the trip since I barely know them. There are two of them and they are besties. Any tips for surviving this getaway? I have my extreme introvert moments when I travel in a group. They wouldn’t know how to deal with it and I will be beyond stressed trying to put up a good front.