What are the key components of your performance review process? The data points we currently use are manager and self scoring of a scorecard for each employee (scorecard outlines mission for the position, outcomes, and competencies) as well as peer feedback based on the competencies of the position (thought being a manager only has so much insight to a person’s day to day, especially in a matrix org). What am I missing?
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?
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?
I started a bowl for inhouse counsel and others throughout the US and abroad working in the oil, gas, and energy sectors. https://joinfishbowl.com/bowl_hpsng
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.
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?
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.
How am I supposed to interpret a partner saying “nice job” on these briefs and then essentially re-writing everything I wrote? Is this some kind of passive aggressive mind trick?
I had a nightmare that RBG died... To the RBG clerks out there: y'all better keep her alive or make it some weekend at Bernie's shit.
What’s the craziest racist/ race based incident you’ve ever experienced/ witnessed/ heard of in the legal industry?
Headaches at the office? Partners are super understanding when I get a migraine and need to leave (VERY rarely) but I’m prone to headaches and sometimes need to shut my eyes for 15 min to stop (cont.)
Have a 5.5-7 hour drive tonight. Need podcast recommendations (love a good murder mystery), or maybe a good audible book. Ready, go! (Thanks in advance!) 😊
I'm putting the finishing touches on my website. Does anyone know any good sites to get free images or widgets?
If you've moved to industry: Tell us about the realities / lessons learnt from having an ops-focused role (as opposed to being project-focused)
Current IBD Analysts/Associates/maybe VPs- when you have a networking chat with an undergrad, do you typically have a hit list of topics to discuss? I have a general list, but want to hear everyone’s
Chase declined my application for CSR because I already have a Sapphire Preferred card. How do I get the CSR approved without upgrading it from CSP?
Quick questions: What do you do between the time you accept an offer and your resumption date? Do you just fade away and pop out on your resumption date or do you keep in touch with the hiring team?
EY fish, if I got a referral from someone a few months back and apply to another position now, can they see that I applied again? If the answer is yes, i’ll probably get a referral from someone else.
1. Is anybody hiring an associate director of strategy / senior manager? 2. Salaries are all over the map. I’ve looked @ the salary spreadsheet but I’ve no real clue what my expectation should be.
“The client is asking for our honest opinion.” “I know but we don’t want to seem too opinionated.”
Can’t help but feel discouraged when ppl say they make 100k+ and have no debt and can buy luxurious things but I have tons of student debt and now credit card debt from paying so much for my loans.
Happy Monday! Is anyone willing to review my resume ONLY (portfolio is WIP)? Please DM me if you are CD or above. I’m looking to apply to director roles. I am already doing the work, but no title or pay. Hoping to put my best foot forward but need help. TIA. Have a great week!
Any suggestions for shoe brands that are supportive for plantar fasciitis while still being fashionable?
What’s up with recruiters offering a LOW Senior salary for an ACD position? Really? What’s going on?
Talked to two women at a bar singles event for ~30-45 mins who seemed engaged, laughed, and smiled, but "went to the bathroom" and never came back. All the signs seemed good, but it obv...