How much can you realistically expect to make in house exiting as a 4th year to a company in an assistant general counsel — m&a / corporate capacity? Specific market I’m asking about is Chicago.
What do people think about the prospect of law firms converging in the US like they have in the UK? Anyone see a future where firms are publicly traded like i-banks?
Can we start of a thread of in-house counsel salaries and year out of law school? I’m a third year employment associate earning $200k in Silicon Valley.
Any other junior associates have no work? I’ve reached out to people but it’s just slow. Less than ten hours so far this month....
Anyone have any good tools they like to use to improve / check for grammar and readability for legal writing?
Hi all, my boss (sole practitioner) got a PPP loan in May, and he started supplementing my paycheck to be 75% of what I was making on average before. I am an hourly associate and only get paid for what I bill. The first several months of my employment, I did not bill a lot because I was ramping up. Now, since quarantine began, I am making LESS even with what he’s supplementing than what I would get if I just filed for unemployment.
Firm-wide guidelines for file retention? General rule is 7 years...is that the standard that most firms follow? Best judgment on certain files? Do you delete files completely so no record at all?
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Wow after just 2 years in big law I feel like I don't know how to have a normal conversation on a date
California cost of living is insane, want to move to another state but don’t want to the bar and go through all of that again. Guess I’m stuck in Cali.
Has anyone else had problems getting extensions for discovery responses from opposing counsel in light of the pandemic? Most lawyers have been copacetic, but I have one that’s stubborn.
Best way to bring up the sloppy work of paralegal w/partner? He doesn’t mind bc he isn’t super type A but I’m constantly spending hours cleaning up things she did wrong or can’t master (simple doc formatting..). She doesn’t see the urgency or importance of clean/mistake-free work & partner won’t reinforce anything I request/recommend.
North New Jersey Family Law Firm looking to hire a paralegal. Please contact me if you or anyone you know is looking.
Best approaches to get my partners to help with my push to partnership? Appraisal meeting coming up soon.
Have you ever worked with an associate/recent graduate who was astonishingly intelligent and precocious? What made some so good and how did you train them?
Chicago 🐡, does anyone use Delta as their main airline? I’ve been building United status, but I flex travel a lot to Delta hubs and Delta planes tend to be a lot nicer... any thoughts?
Negotiating salary with FAANG, I have a competing FAANG offer but the competing offer has a low base + two high sign on bonuses for first 2 yeaes. Base + sign on for 2 years is a respectable amount.
Seriously considering getting out of the US for a little while. What are my best options without sacrificing comp? Looking into Dubai.
Question: can an employer legally withhold your personal possessions after you leave the firm? I left my old firm recently and they were not happy about me joining another consultancy. They are withholding any belongings that I left in the office and have ignored my emails asking to arrange a pick up or delivery of my personal items. I understand the covid19 environment impacts the situation, but anything I can do to get my stuff back? Any help would be appreciated. I’m based in NYC!
Hi 🐟, Is there any online tool/calculator that converts a full time wage to an hourly rate? I am trying to find a logical way to argue for a rate that takes into account no health care, pto... ✌️
What's your favorite (brief) icebreaker/energizer you you've encountered during a long meeting/workshops?
Making pretty good money at my agency, but not making work. I got an offer from somewhere else but their range is 5k lower from my current pay. Should I try and negotiate? Or just take it?
Best way to trade this Tesla stock split? I know the Robinhood boys will bump if up when they see it at $400. I still see it as a terrible investment. Want in when it’s available to everyone at $400 and then will sell out immediately
Anyone attempted to mine using a laptop? I have an i7 8th gen, 16gb ram and intel UHD 620. Will my system hold up?
SO uninspired at my agency right now (I work at a big one)— I wanna try a mid-size shop but there are so few here in Chicago that get me excited. Is it worth a move to NYC where there seem to be more?
So Dr Fauci dropped a couple of truth bombs this weekend. And of course they don’t favor Trump at all. Bets are in: how long will Fauci last??