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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?

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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.

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Any other junior associates have no work? I’ve reached out to people but it’s just slow. Less than ten hours so far this month....

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Anyone have any good tools they like to use to improve / check for grammar and readability for legal writing?

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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.

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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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Ran into a judge on the beach, clothed in, well, beach attire

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Wow after just 2 years in big law I feel like I don't know how to have a normal conversation on a date

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California cost of living is insane, want to move to another state but don’t want to the bar and go through all of that again. Guess I’m stuck in Cali.

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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.

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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.

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North New Jersey Family Law Firm looking to hire a paralegal. Please contact me if you or anyone you know is looking.

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Anyone gone from banking to law school? Why did you make the switch and are you happy you did?

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Best approaches to get my partners to help with my push to partnership? Appraisal meeting coming up soon.

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So who else here has over a third of a million in student loan debt without a steady job? 😏

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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?

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Have you’ll been on projects where you’re expected to work from 8:30-6/7 and then get on calls from 10 PM onwards? This happens for about 3 days a week. How should I manage my time off?

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Best recommendations for travel destinations over the Christmas holiday and into the new year? Currently based on US east coast. Considering both domestic and international destinations (cont’d)...

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Fellow Partners, can anyone share some insights on the partner comp at Oliver Wyman? Thanks a lot in advance!

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Does anyone know of Deloitte’s bonus payout policy? If I leave the firm before September 2019, will I get the year end bonus for FY 2018?

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I currently put $24,500 into my 401k plus my 6% match annually. I am 55 and owe $190k on my mortgage. What are people’s thoughts about redirecting that contribution (still take advantage of match) and

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Max Sr. AD or CW salary in LA?

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Chicago 🐡, does anyone use Delta as their main airline? I’ve been building United status, but I flex travel a lot to Delta hubs and Delta planes tend to be a lot nicer... any thoughts?

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Provided free consulting advice to my brother and his friend yesterday. They wanted to talk through their business plan. Became very frustrated when they had no agenda and didn't take a single note...

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Does sending the medical results along with the I-485 application expedite the process in any way or does it not matter and medical results can be sent later?

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Want to build client relationships that go beyond projects and make it less transactional. Any tips?

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Is it appropriate to ask about salary during a phone screen?

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Investigo recruiting- anyone ever dealt with them?

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Yesterday I was walking to an interview. There was a starving dog on the road. I stopped to feed him & missed the interview. The next day I got a call asking to come in to do the interview. I was surprised, but I went. Then the interviewer came in. He was the dog.

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Does anyone have any experience of interviewing at UBS recently? Recruiter mentioned its Director/Associate Director role. Have an in person interview and trying to prep for it. Thanks in advance!

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