Ho do US big law lawyers view firms as Jones Day, DLA Piper, Dentons etc. (e.g. quality and prestige) ? Very large (and succeful) globally but rather the underdogs in the US/NYC market?
How many of you have actually read the entire handbook? How long was it? What was the hardest or easiest part of the handbook for you?
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.
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.
Genuinely exhausted and hyper stressed by the impeachment proceedings and primary election process. But I need to follow the news for work- can't just ignore it. Any suggestions on how to deal?
Anyone start their career doing corporate/transactional work and now do something completely different?
I like my firm/boss, but hate the work my specific group specializes in, should I look to switch groups within firm? There’s no crossover in work between groups. What’s best way to approach with boss?
If you are an associate assisting on a file, you get cc’d on all emails and take time to read them and stay up to date, however you aren’t actually replying to the emails or doing any billable work. But you need to stay in the loop for when you need to eventually draft a document and know the facts. How do you record your time for these emails?
Want to try to get into plaintiff side employment law. My civil experience is limited to plaintiff side commercial litigation(federal). I also have prior prosecutorial experience. (Cont)
Where is the best place to see sample briefs? I’m looking for a guide to show a defendant met the minimum contacts test for jurisdiction
What do y'all think of the contingency fee model in commercial litigation? Does it work or not work? Any firms known to do it well?
Best part of having to wear a mask during depositions is getting to secretly make faces at opposing counsel when they ask stupid questions.
Please ensure all time is entered, finalized and released every 24 hours at an absolute minimum. Thanks
For partners in firms where associates handle entire cases from inception to trial: what goes through your mind when you pull an associate into your case to do your bidding despite that associate having had the glory of trial. I sometimes grapple with conflicted feelings in this issue.
Here's a perfect example of the hypocrisy of big law firms that are busy perpetuating social and racial injustices while simultaneously holding themselves out as champions of social causes. The partners of these firms should have a bit more foresight. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2020/08/26/florida-pays-17-million-so-far-to-defend-felons-voting-law/%3foutputType=amp
How’s strategy& life sciences practice? Is it the same as PwC? How much of the work is commercial vs supply chain vs R&D? I’m about to interview for a M level position but the recruiter said PwC
Trying to sell a summer house in Mexico (Cuernavaca) but local market is stuck with the covid economic downturn. Any tips on brokers/sites focused on americans looking for houses abroad?
COVID is a finance issue, a health issue, a race issue, a climate issue, its all together a shit show.
What are some market relevant certifications? E.g SAP S4 HANA, Agile, Scrum Master? Looking for something that will add value.
Expecting ZERO change from the bean counters with regard to diversity. Performative emails and sentiment but real change would involve them being uncomfortable. Hoping they follow the trends out of fear and perception rather than expecting enlightenment.
Anyone take a comp cut to join a Series A funded start up? (Smaller salary, higher bonus and equity) Or is that just a stupid move? Would transition into sales/marketing role. 3 YOE, UG, on track for SC at end of year
Have a couple free weeks in early July to travel. Prefer low cost countries, and not hot. Price to travel there can be anything. Any recommendations?
Binge watching Futurama and honestly can't stop crying like a baby. This show hits you right in the feels.
Lol... I'm starting to enjoy audit even though I think it is so useless. Mostly because it is the biggest batch of bullshit I've dealt with in my life. The pay is ridiculously way too high too
Does Accenture have a rental car code that doesn’t charge per mile for Point A —> Point B car rentals?
Upcoming good ICOs list - thoughts pls and any other obvious ones missing? Atonomi, ArcBlock, Eximchain, Tomocoin, Akropolis, Menlo
Took a 4-month contract job. Two months in, I got a full-time offer at my dream job. What is protocol for this so that I’m taking care of me, but not burning bridges?
Trying to get noticed in a stack of online resumes by a large firm... does consulting at Huron get any traction in the larger management consulting firms? No luck so far.
What kind of house can I afford with 100K in cash, 110K salary, and no debt besides 500-1000 a month for food/fun? I live in SoCal