A debate between James Baldwin and the great William Buckley, who at the time, was against desegregation. A reminder that one can be intelligent, reasonable, and still wrong (cont'd) more
What do you consider to be the hardest and most intellectually challenging legal practice? I find insolvency to be the most technically challenging.
My firm provides general business counsel to the corporation my family member works for. My family member just quick and they offered her a severence agreement. The family member asked if I could look it over. I do not do any work for this corp, but my firm does. I would like to help my family member, but worried about my ethical duty. Thoughts?
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.
Generally speaking, how long should you stay at a firm before leaving without a good excuse (other than that you don’t like it and want to move on to bigger and better things)? I want to leave my current firm but haven’t been here even a year yet and was only at my previous firm for a year and a half, so I’m worried about looking like a flake.
I’m an associate at a boutique law firm working on complex litigation and regulatory matters. I’ve worked at the same firm as a summer associate and the last three years directly after graduation. I’m worried that I’m not getting enough “practical” experience. I haven’t taken a deposition, only attended two oral arguments, and tend to write parts of briefs or motions but never in their entirety. (Continued in comments)
One thing I’ve gotten better at during the last couple of years of practice is ramping down my tone in e-mails to clients when they ask me if they can do super illegal stuff. Diplomacy!
Have non-equity partner lateral offer from K&E; how hard is it to make equity partner once there?
Is it difficult to transition out of doing personal injury to commercial lit (both on plaintiffs-side)?
What’s it like to start Big Law as a first year in your mid-30s? Are you still relatable to the junior/mid associates in their 20s?
How do you deal with toxic opposing counsel? The miserable aggressive bully type who have to make things personal and attack you/your firm for no reason?
Has anyone had their boss tell you that you weren’t performing during this pandemic? How’d you deal with it?
Any chance there’s a separate bowl for Bay St lawyers ? (Toronto biglaw) ... would love to follow that
Does your "billable record" during your years as an associate affect your ability to obtain certain leadership positions in future years (section leader, managing partner, etc.)? Or is productivity and business development as a partner more important/relevant?
Hi all, recently graduated from a Washington law school. I am in the midst of bar study and the WA Supreme Court just granted diploma privilege or the option to take the bar. Joining a V100 firm in January (delayed). What are your thoughts on taking it still? Here are some specific Qs, would appreciate any guidance. 1. Will other jx admit me pro hac vice? 2. I’d like to lateral to NYC in the near future, should I take it now just to get it over with? 3. Will firms doubt my competency?
This was a first: Lyft pickup to the airport this am, put my suitcase in their truck, on top of their bed. Pillow blanket and mattress pad in the trunk of their van.
When applying to a new job at a different firm, have you ever acknowledged being gay through involvement? Does it help your chances as a diversity hire?
I honestly can't tell if it's covid or if it's just this industry - I'm finding that each company I work for typically scopes too little people for the work they expect done. I enjoy the work but feeling the burnout. Anyone have tips how to have a productive conversation with managers in order to deal with this?
What is the best website for portfolio building? Can’t decide between SquareSpace, Wix, Weebly, WordPress...
Looking for advice on how to approach in-house counsel in order to form a client relationship. How do you select an attorney or firm to work on intellectual property matters?
Any 🐠 have subscriptions with IGD (retail analytics) or IR (internet retail) / similar ? If so, can you pls help out a fellow 🐠 to prep for upcoming interview by downloading a couple of reports ?
Was going to wait until later in my career to pick up my first rollie, but I fell in love with the oyster steel 39mm rhodium dial. Thoughts compared to other Rolex?
1 year in consulting at 2nd tier, went to a target UG, 730 gmat - thoughts on doing a PT-MBA at Kellogg/Booth to aim for MBB? Or should I just get 1-2 more years of experience and aim for FT at M7??
Realistic starting salary for first year tech consultant out of UG? Getting 28 hr for internship (~58k annualized). I have a bad habit of underestimating my worth and take whatever is given to me...
If I do Cyber M&A what exactly are my exit opts. I would do DD and Operations. I have no idea to be frank.
EY Quantitative Advisory Services - anybody have any insight into this practice? What type of work and salary expectations are there for Managers? Currently a Sr Associate.
Just discovered 90 Day Fiancé and think I am watching an older season so not quite sure how it’s going to work out, but I can tell you now that poor naive Colt is heading for a train wreck with Larissa. She’s so blatantly after the visa. Please Colt don’t marry her 😭
Has anyone negotiated a pay raise based on your pay as a percent of what you billed for the year (or as a percent of your bill rate)? Knowing margins vary, but curious if anyone.. Continued:
Is anyone else getting nervous about all this H1b extension stuff ? Not just this particular bill, but the way things seem to be getting tougher for immigrants?
Anyone know the what total compensation stats are for mechanical or hardware reliability engineering are at FANG? There’s a lot of data for software but absolutely no information for mechanical engineering and related roles. The only data point I have is a senior aerospace engineer at Amazon runs at about 250k total comp.
My new industry job does 360 feedback. I can provide managerial feedback. My manager is...not great. Horrible people manager, has no real scope for my role. Doesn’t take stock in my career goals when I’ve mentioned them. Also just don’t like him personally. I’m actively trying to leave but given the environment, it’s not happening any time soon. Should I leave feedback? If so, should I be honest?