Hello! I have an interviews with Carr Allison and Hall Booth Smith next week. Anyone have any insight on the firms? Pros? Cons?
Hall Booth Smith
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?
For all that HR leaders have done to shoulder the huge responsibilities over the last 6 months, what are your organizations doing to take care of you? For all the space we hold for other people, is anyone holding space 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.
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.
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?
Have a dilemma. As you know we’re asked to meet law students talk to them, wine and dine etc. If an attorney meets law student at firm event... fair game to date if student initiates or bad idea?
Tips on good eating habits? I find myself eating out most meals when I'm in the office and usually unhealthy because I'm stressed.
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?
Paid off my student loans completely so I’m ready to start investing. Invested in NET and DDOG a month ago but I need to diversify, so I’m thinking about LVGO (Livongo Health). I’m looking at it as a long term play for a few years, while my mom thinks I might’ve missed the boat and wants me to wait for it to dip a little? Thoughts?
my brand side job has a very boring office culture. can some of you cool agency kids come over so we can spice this place up a bit?
Has anyone had to get a head reshaping helmet for their baby with a flat spot? What was your experience like? Did insurance cover? Thanks!
If a friend came to spend the night at your hotel and drove you to work the next day is it okay to expense her valet? (Actual friend not escort)
Just when you think PA couldn’t get any more toxic, it always get worse. Who else can’t wait to get the fuck out and is on their last busy season?
32 M in the DC area. New to this bowl. Anyone based in the DMV been successful meeting others here?
At a lower tier consulting firm (tech/mgmt/pm work). Interested in continuing mgmt/strat work. Is it worth getting a MBA to get into Big 4 firm?
You join a company in a role you never ever wanted to end up in but your past experience makes you suitable for it. You then get a call from your dream company at a significantly lower salary.
I’m in my early 30s, have two children , and am on the cusp of divorce. Should I just buy all of the cats now or what’s the honest truth about a take 2 at the finding love thing?
Inherited this gold watch. Can someone teach me something about it. I don’t know much except that belonged to great grandparents in USSR
I work at a mid-sized firm in Portland, Oregon. I am newly pregnant and just discovered that my firm doesn’t offer paid (even partially paid) maternity leave. I’m curious to know what is normal, and what policies other law firms have adopted concerning maternity and paternity leave.
Whats the cheapest way to get a semi-decent laptop? My college laptop (an ASUS) has almost hit its crap-out point and I’m looking to shop, stream, and pursue personal projects. This isn’t mega important to me but it’s really annoying not having one anymore so I’m trying to find the cheapest option, so far looking at refurb and FB marketplace. Does anyone have tips to not get scammed/other good places to check out for this? TIA!
How far in advance do you schedule a date with an app prospect? I‘ve kept evenings free which don’t fill up and have guys ask last min when I already have plans. ☹️