Is it normal/fine to confirm with a partner the language in a paragraph in a document prior to sending out to a client if you are not 100% sure it is correct? I’m in capital markets and securities and often times am unsure of what to include/how to word, particularly for private offerings. The answer seems to be obvious (yes) but I am a year and a half into traditional practice with prior adjacent experience and don’t want to be seen as not confident or that I am not progressing.
How long, on average, did it take you to study before you could pass the PHR/SPHR exam? Did you think it was worth it?
How soon is too soon to be preparing for a lateral move? I did my 1L summer internship in a niche area of securities law, loved it, took courses on it. I decided I wanted to explore securities law a little more broadly and not to pigeonhole myself. The firm I’m at is great—doing sec lit—but has zero work in that niche area that I liked. I’m afraid that I am passing on a passion, and I don’t want to get too “old” for a firm to take me on if I have zero experience in a specialty area. Advice? Thx
I’m not happy where I’m at, my abilities aren’t being maximized as I’m spread thin, and I know I’m being undervalued. Recently graduated and in property management w/ 3-4 years sales experience. Currently on the hunt for Sales/Account Management roles leaning more towards consumer goods, then tech. Any advice?
How often do you respond to emails from law students who want to learn about your firm/practice area? I get like a dozen requests right around OCI every year. Frankly I’m tired of speaking to them and answering the same boring questions, especially if I know they have a low GPA and no chance of summering at my firm, but I do feel bad saying no/ignoring them
What’s the most petty thing you’ve seen a firm do to an attorney who is lateraling out? Mine just revoked my renewal paperwork and payment for 2021-22 bar dues, even though they’ve already submitted it I’ll still be an employee when they’re due (7/1). Money’s not the issue. They can dock the $400 from my final check for all I care. The administrative hassle is the petty part, and it’s so inconsequential that it genuinely made me chuckle. I don’t even blame them. Kinda respect the hustle tbh.
If you are at a big law firm that is not increasing pay according to market this year, should you look elsewhere? Is that a bad sign?
Hello, We are a growing company of 250 employees. We are considering Performance Management solutions. I would love get feedback on anyone's experience with any of the below solutions? Kazoo Engagedly Perform Yard CultureAmp Thanks!!
First full day back in the office. I guess I’m not too upset but I did like work from home…
What’s the more persuasive federal authority? 1. District Court opinion in the same state but different district, or 2. Circuit Court opinion from a different circuit.
Hello, curious to know what other companies do for employee spotlights besides the traditional email blast to the company. Any recommendations to better the experience for employees?
When a law firm is looking for a 33/34 act attorney does it need an one working primarily with public companies? Or private companies as well? I’m a corporate and securities attorney, all my clients are private EGC and PE/ VC/ hedge funds, I usually ensure that they are exempted from 33/34 acts
Anybody have the feeling, especially in BigLaw, that your firm stiffs support staff? (More info in comments).
Why do lawyers love saying “and the like”
Are you folks happy with your decision to make a career in sales? I’m young working in tech sales, but also have my bachelors in psychology, and could see my self happily going for my masters maybe even PHD and being a counselor.
To those who have several years of experience ion TA: Do you think staying in the campus recruiting space limits you? Should one try to get exposure to other HR areas for the long run?
Need to define diverse talent metrics to create a scorecard. Challenge is that the available data is based on opting in/out of self identification, that data point can change dramatically YOY. Any recommendations on metrics and scorecard?
Solo who started pre-pandemic and as a result never transitioned into a traditional office setting. I enjoy work from home and it keeps overhead obviously low. I can afford to move into an office now (and planned to do so last spring before the shutdown). I find myself hesitating to make the leap. I’ve found most clients prefer zoom consultations or house calls. I practice in PI and cannabis. Curious to hear others’ thoughts on the necessity of a brick and mortar post pandemic. Thanks.
But when a conservative says he's more worried about government overreach than coronavirus, he wants people to die... https://www.instagram.com/p/CAyQrCdB510/
Have experience of Insurance and Banking domain and served for US, UK, Australia and Canada regions. Operations Manager from 6.5 years with 2 years experience of Training Manager included. Total experience 11.5 years wherein maximum is from Insurance P&C. Please suggest guys. Thanks in anticipation!!
Accenture folks: 1. Does Accenture do tuition reimbursement? 2. What level number is a consultant?
Consultants looking to exit consulting and move to tech, feel free to PM if you're keen to join TikTok/ByteDance
Need advice from other lawyer moms! I’m in my first trimester and haven’t told anyone at work I’m pregnant yet. I don’t plan to for another few months either. But I am dealing with some bad morning (ie all day) sickness which is really affecting my productivity. How have you survived billing 8hrs a day with nausea and vomiting?
Has anyone attempted or been successful at negotiating more parental leave or earlier eligibility (if employed <1 yr) with their job offer?
Can someone help with the base salary range for a 6+ years experienced finance professional with FRM and CFA certifications in Big 6 firms in Advisory practice? Also, what should be the expectations for joining bonus during the current times?
Just got laid off from my big company in-house gig. So, it’s not exclusive to the agency world.
Thinking of trying to lateral from a midsize to big law in the midst of the salary raises. Before doing so, wondering how bad it reallly is for the associates? Are the increases coming because everyone is drowning or what? For context: midlevel, real estate attorney. TIA!
I want to start my 2nd at daycare at 6-8 weeks. I don’t want to feed and the care of a newborn having done that once. I am a much more better mother to a toddler. Is something wrong with me?
Has anyone gone through a merger before? What areas were hit the most in terms of layoffs?
Folks whose h1 was picked in lottery, hav ur lawyers submitted documents to uscis. What documents they need frm client and frm u. What is last date to submit. Mine got picked but no word from lawyers
I want to resign but don't want to share the reason. It's too personal and I'm not in a space to talk it out with my managers. Should I just drop a resignation email and awol? Any suggestions? Project recently ended so team has no dependency on me at this point.
I just moved to a tier 2 city and Xfinity has basically a monopoly on the whole town. AT&T doesn't deliver to most areas, and there are some providers that offer UP TO 25 MBPS, maaaaybe 100. Is this common for other folks? I've always lived in a tier one. I cannot believe it.
Hi, my status changed from F1 to H1B last year, am I eligible to get my stamping in Mexico/Canada or only people needing stamping in the same visa category are allowed to get it in those countries as a TCN? TIA