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.
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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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.
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?
Hello live in LA anyone looking for a National Sales Manager. Am in the staffing employment industry. Thank you,
Anyone transition out of med mal defense after 7+ years? If so, into what area? How difficult was the switch? Did you take a pay cut?
If you have your dream job, what is it, how did you get there and why is it a dream? For those on the path, please feel free to contribute. Thank you.
Is 1 year in too early to lateral to another big firm if you’re just unhappy with your current firm?
got my MS early with my BA from a well-regraded institution but undervalued in my consulting firm concerning limited full-time exp., wanting to pivot quickly—best tactics to bump that salary?
Hello community of like minded folks - I am a senior manager and am relatively less spontaneous in conversations and an introvert probably. Speaking up in meetings is not my strength. I excel at...
Any Alvarez & Marsal 🐠 have insight into Global Transaction Analytics (GTA)? Reputation, type of analytics work, culture? Compared to PEPI & NACR, comp seems less but not sure by how much. Thank you!
Bf and I got a puppy last weekend and I’m already regretting it. We are arguing more because we have different approaches to raise a puppy. I’m getting frustrated cleaning up after her and supervising, and I’m not interested in playing with her. I had a dog growing up but my parents did all the work, and I’m not sure I’m cut out for this. I feel like I should be in love and want to spend endless hours with her, but I guiltily felt relieved when I dropped her off at for an afternoon at the vet
My 401k is only 1% up YTD and I’ve also maxed out for 2020 already. I’m invested in JPMCB 2055 fund and FXAIX. What am I doing wrong?
I've been with this company a year and would like to transfer to another office. Tips/suggestions on initiating this process? I am so burned out on the current client/work and have no growth opps here
H1b transfer got denied after half a year of waiting. Company and their lawyers won't tell me the reason. Is this normal? What are the typical reasons?
Utilization is abt 70 and have been on the beach for the rest. Should I have a snapshot for remaining 30% of hours?
Flyday thoughts: I'm a 💁🏼 who is attracted to 💁🏾♂️ guys. But the desi men I've dated have been more interested in casual hookups, not relationships. I'm not that kind of girl so it always fizzles out pretty soon. Are there 💁🏾♂️ out there who would be interested in a (potentially serious-ish) relationship with a white girl, and is there a way differentiate them from the guys just tryna get laid?
How do you get opposing counsel to add their own changes to agreements? Ex:Working on a contract, sent it to opposing counsel, they respond:please incorporate these changes into the agreement. Other attorneys will make their own modifications then send it back with track changes. How can I make this an expectation with all attorneys?? I feel like I’m doing their work for them and it’s too time consuming.