I’m seeing Vault numbers referenced here when mentioning firms (V10, V20, etc.). Are law students/junior lawyers still thinking that some comparatively less profitable firms (e.g., Jones Day, Baker Mc…
Cahill Gordon announced earlier today. Inappropriately only commended the efforts of mid-levels and senior associates in the email and noted they had to deal with challenging circumstances. They gave …
Considering doing Georgetown's Securities & Financial Regulation LLM program. Know a handful of lawyers at Cahill, Skadden, Sidley, Mayer Brown, & the SEC who swear by it. Not sure if it&#…
Hi all. For those of you married or in committed relationships out there, I’d like to know: do you and your spouse take on an ‘equal load’ in your home and life generally? Or would you say that your roles are more gender specific in nature? I’ve noticed that a lot of couples around me are very gender specific in their roles/ traditional (for the lack of a better word), and was wondering if that’s true more generally? I thought things had changed more than they seem to have!
Can anyone recommend a certificate or course that is actually useful for developing professionals and/or reviewing performance? I don’t want/need something that is just a credential, I’m actually looking to get some formal grounding in these two topics so I can overhaul processes at my consulting firm. Thanks for your advice!!!
Is reading through Fishbowl billable time?
How much nonbillable time is too much? I’m a second associate at a midsized firm and I have 30-50 non billable hours each month. An associate at another firm told me this was really high. Thoughts?
Any foreign attorneys feeling lost while working towards their master’s of law in US and working towards getting bar admission? Being an Indian-trained attorney, I still await to sit for bar (this year delay pandemic) but always curious about how things turn out for other foreign attorneys here on F1 visa.
Anyone been fired for low performance as a young lawyer? How did you deal with it and move on?
Any tips on how best to draft an email asking for work from a partner who I haven’t worked with and who doesn’t know me? I’d like to get on their matters and want to craft an email that would actually get them to respond and be interested in giving me the work (as opposed to just acknowledging my interest and forgetting about it the next day).
I know this isn’t a job board but what the heck...anyone’s firm hiring remote securities attorneys? Older second year associate with 5 years of pre- law school and 5 years post-law school prior relevant experience. Most recently 1.5 years of traditional cap markets/securities law experience.
Can we stop attaching unpublished cases yet?
Anyone have any hot takes on life as a transactional associate at Gibson Dunn? Bonus points if you have any insights into their real estate group.
Hoping to get my PHR in the next year or so. Outside of employer reimbursement, are there other opportunities for this to get funded? I know SHRM Foundation offers scholarships for the CP, but I am looking for PHR specific help. Thank you! :)
I’m looking for a screening tool that will assess a candidate’s proficiency with MS-Teams. Would anyone know if there is such a thing that exists?
So, I'm really curious, for those of us who aren't essential workers, how are you handling return to work? Phases? 50% capacity? Self Identifying disclosures? Sanitization stations?
How many billable hours did you record in March? I had to get an early start on quarantine because a co-worker tested positive for COVID-19. So, I’ll start, 155.
I am a first year associate in Biglaw. I have been put on an improvement plan to increase my billable hours. My supervisors have commented that have not been getting work because I need to improve my efficiency. I am willing to do what it takes to improve but wonder how to improve my hours when no one seems willing to give me a second chance.
I’m planning to buy the study materials for the SHRM-CP certificate through Amazon. What are the best ones to obtain?
Any thoughts on the best certifications to get in order to help move forward? I have considered the CCP from World at Work, but it’s fairly pricey to get by the time you wrap up everything. I was looking at both SHRM-CP and SPHR. Everyone that I have spoken to has the SHRM, but that’s also only looking at individuals in a small geographic footprint and within 3-4 different companies. I was hoping to get some thoughts on this from others? Thanks
Is a Big 4 role really that respected on a resume? I know everyone says it but I’m curious if that’s a recruiting technique or if B4 is actually impressive
Need help: I had an interview with Google last week which went to be quite different than what recruiter told it to be. I want to tell this to my recruiter but I’m not sure what to say, can you please suggest how can I talk to him.
How is the digital adoption and transformation practice at KPMG - WLB, key differentiators, culture and people?
This year our staff meetings have become stressful. People struggle to politely disagree, and I feel like we’re reprimanded for weird things (like too many people taking the same sick day). Any advice
How often to people get fired for expense related issues and what are the most common offenses?
H1b fish, how long does it take your firm to start the PERM process? Mobility team at OW told me it'd be 3 years but most of my friends in consulting seem to only need to wait for 1 one year.
Delayed a work paper 3 days before filing. Client is not happy about doing more work 40% my fault, 60% their fault. Will I get fired?
Salary negotiation tips? EY OTS (M&A Consulting) - Manager - Dallas. 5 year post MBA consulting experience. What range should I target and .. start from?
Working for MBB was my dream throughout undergrad. I just signed an offer for a role I am excited about at FAANG, but I can’t help but feel twinges of jealousy for people who are getting into MBB with the recent increase in experienced hiring. Please help me 🤦🏻♀️
How would you answer a “Why X law firm over other magic circle law firms?” question in an interview?
What does your work schedule look like (roughly) if you are aiming for 1900 billable hours?
Whats left in consulting if there’s- - no miles - no hotel points - no free food - no client interaction - stuck in front of your laptop in your room for 15 hrs a day What will still keep you motivated?
Any idea of salary ranges for EP (digital/event) at a holding company agency in Chicago.
For those of you that have tested positive for COVID...what were some of your symptoms and when did you notice the onset from exposure?
What is a reasonable salary to ask for when switching Accounting firms as a Senior Associate 1 in Tax? Im in FT. Lauderdale market. CPA Passed Interviewing with firms like Crowe, RSM, Cherry and PWC.
“... Everything is geared toward the concept of ‘it doesn’t make any difference if people get infected. It’s a waste of time. Masks don’t work. Who cares,’ and the only thing you need to do is protect the vulnerable, like people in the nursing homes.” “But to say, ‘Let people get infected, it doesn’t matter, just make sure people don’t die’ — to me as a person who’s been practicing medicine for 50 years, it doesn’t make any sense at all.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fauci-covid-winter-forecast/2020/10/31/e3970eb0-1b8b-11eb-bb35-2dcfdab0a345_story.html
Does your mother motivate you to succeed in the workplace? Anyone else trying to emulate Dad because they can’t relate to Mom?