In my second year of private practice and I am worried/nervous AF all the time about deadlines etc. Does that ever stop or do you all just learn to ignore it?
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My husband and I are hoping to have a child soon, but I don't want to get off track at work. I'd love to know how others have handled the transition to motherhood while competing to make partner.
Just sent an email to an authority stating in bold letters that the subject was “Comfidential”. Guess I’ll just resign
Is law school performance any indication of how good of an attorney you can be? I work at a boutique firm, and I get intimidated when Biglaw opposing counsel graduated at the top of their class...
In-House Counsels - what’s been the best (or worst) communications you’ve had with your outside law firms during this crisis?
Will big law firms always care about law school grades, even for laterals? I am seeing job listings for 4-6 year associates and requirements still include law school transcripts and “top 20% of class”
What are people’s thoughts on the concept of “value billing”? I am a first year associate and it seems to me that we shouldn’t be getting paid less for being better/more efficient at our jobs
What are the organizations doing the best work in criminal defense / criminal justice reform these days?
Looking for some summer reading material. Wanted to see if anyone had suggestions for books on litigation and or business/ money investments.
It’s become clear to me that the two partners in my firm (a husband and wife) intend to retire in three years. I don’t have a business degree or anything similar, so the idea of running a firm myself is pretty daunting. Any tips or ideas for learning how to run my own firm?
Are desk phones still a thing at your firm? They swtiched my good, old, trusty Cisco phone to a Bluetooth headset (that costs $120!!, I checked) and a laptop program that doesn’t work 80% of the time.
Been a bit distracted and distant for a few weeks (my bad). What’s the summer associate program plan?
It is really a testament to the quality of new york big law attorneys that out of all the crooks on wall street only like two mid-level scapegoats went to prison for the financial crisis
Any big law associates struggling to get consistent work? I’ll bill 9-10 hours for a few days and the next days bill like 3-4 hours. My hours suck because I can’t stay consistently busy.
Looking to rent a car to drive from east coast to Chicago next week. What is a good car to rent that is reliable, fuel economy. 3 other ppl tagging along. 2 adults and a kid
8+ people were fired at Booz Allen Hamilton Middle East today! Wondering how other firms are doing!
Are there people who believe strongly in their religion, but are also socially liberal & feminist? In my limited interactions with other Desis, I’ve seen a pattern: liberal people reject religion entirely. And religious people are more conservative with their politics and views on women. Specifically I’m Hindu and believe strongly in equal rights for women, LGBT people, and other “liberal” things. Are there others out there like me? Or who have observed contrary to the pattern I’ve seen?
Are there financial decisions/moves we should make before we start a new year?ie I made sure benefits are used up, will defer cashing out my Accenture VEIP until new year to delay taxes, what else?
Morbid topic but have to be prepared. Married with no kids. Company insurance policy covers our outstanding debts. How much life insurance?
So many people in consulting have let their careers become their personality. How does this happen and how do I not let this happen to me? Young person here.
Im in hiring process for two places; First one is big company so process is much longer, slower & in different state. Second one is small studio in my area and ... (continue)
Kpmg consulting - is there alternative travel policy? As in instead of flying back home, you get hotel for the weekend? Or a car for the weekend?
I keep seeing comments from guys in this bowl talking about how unattractive they are. Are there any guys who are actually good looking ? 😂
My dad is almost 70 and still does everything by himself at the small business he created. I think he should relax a bit to take care of his health. What do I say to make him change his mind?
Got ~$200 to spend for health subsidy. How/where can I find a personal trainer that’s not absurdly expensive?
How long do I have to stay with EY so they can't clawback at my singing bonus when I leave ? I am only 3 months in and I'm ready to quit !