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Dear law firms: when your offices re-open, please allow jeans for at least a month. I’m not sure I fit my suits anymore and I need time to shed the 500 pounds I gained in the past 8 weeks. Thanks.

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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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Why are Harvard and Yale so overrepresented in the judiciary?

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Why so much hate against millennials? It seems the millennials in the legal profession are hard workers and would stay to become partner if the work conditions made it worth it, but people seem ...

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Anyone have a good example(s) of a motion in limine (Illinois law)? Lexisnexis can kiss my a$$

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End of the month roll call: post the May billables. 100 hours here 😭

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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.

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It is literally insane how little law schools prepares students for corporate practice

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How did you develop mentor relationships with partners? I lateraled as a 5th year and don’t think I’ve made a single mentor at my firm in the last two years. I did have a solid mentor at my old firm.

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Just sent an email to an authority stating in bold letters that the subject was “Comfidential”. Guess I’ll just resign

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Starting at a new firm tomorrow! What do you wish you did when you started at a new place?

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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...

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Does anyone know if you can change the default reporter in Lexis Advance?

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In-House Counsels - what’s been the best (or worst) communications you’ve had with your outside law firms during this crisis?

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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”

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Anybody struggling with fellow associates in big law? Currently working with associates that will stab you in the back at all costs and don’t care about building friendships, etc. This environment is mentally draining and I feel like I am an outlier for being kind. Truly shows that nice people finish last.

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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

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What are the organizations doing the best work in criminal defense / criminal justice reform these days?

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Looking for some summer reading material. Wanted to see if anyone had suggestions for books on litigation and or business/ money investments.

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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?

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Anyone ever get stress headaches? How do you cope with them? I get headaches frequently at work that I’m certain are stress-related (just got back from a 2 week vacation w/no headaches)

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Which upcoming brand ad and hashtag will end all racism in America? My guess: AI generated message for BMW.

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Anyone hiring junior level in Chicago?

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Would you invest in Ether right now?

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Anyone studying for an exam and finds it depressing and lonely? I’d much rather be out doing something fun or watching TV.

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Starting a travel engagement to NYC (2+ months). Planning to stick with Marriott. Do you recommend the Marriott bonvoy credit card ? Currently offering 75k points. Thank you!

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I spend about 600/week on uber eats. Anyone know if they have some sort of priority customer service reviewing complaints for bigger spenders? Driver just drove away with my food :(

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D folks. My H1b extension is under process. However I just got done with my current project and looking for a new one. While on the beach, does D file Extensions just stating home locations or ...

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How do you get through first trimester fatigue?! I’m on a Mon-Thurs travel project with fairly long hours and am really struggling...

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Anyone recently moved from Accenture (SM) to KPMG ( Director) and care to share the experience around compensation , work life balance and bonus ? Thanks!

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What’s the average time these days for H1b extension processing past the 6 years based off PERM/I-140 approval?

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First date today. She wore sunglasses for a late afternoon date. No sun in her eyes. And yet kept those on for the entire date. As I was talking to her, I could see that her eyes were elsewhere looking at other people. I have had bad dates but not one quite as rude. Just venting.

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I'm UA Gold and flying Emirates next week. Is there anything I can leverage or take advantage of ? (Upgrades? Bonus miles? Lounge access? Etc?). I'm also a United club member (separately)

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Better time to exit M&A - Associate2 or VP1?

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Anyone serving Trader Joe? Please recommend opening one in Park Hill area. It is a grocery store desert here; however, more and more new residents are professionals with young kids. (To he continued)

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Was at an event recently. Seems like advertising really only cares about diversity as it applies to white women. I think this industry wants to stay white.

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Does being unassigned negatively impact utilization?? It’s not my fault.

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Hello All, I am on H1B and being laid off today. When do the 60 days start? Does it start from the day I am laid off even when I shall be having salary for another 2 weeks?

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I left Deloitte S&O to be an associate director of corporate strategy at a f500.. pay is better but it's a little slow.. is there any chance of joining an MBB at Manager level? I'm post MBA..

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