How much can you realistically expect to make in house exiting as a 4th year to a company in an assistant general counsel — m&a / corporate capacity? Specific market I’m asking about is Chicago.
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.
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....
Anyone have any good tools they like to use to improve / check for grammar and readability for legal writing?
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.
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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Wow after just 2 years in big law I feel like I don't know how to have a normal conversation on a date
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.
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.
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.
North New Jersey Family Law Firm looking to hire a paralegal. Please contact me if you or anyone you know is looking.
Best approaches to get my partners to help with my push to partnership? Appraisal meeting coming up soon.
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?
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?
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)...
Fellow Partners, can anyone share some insights on the partner comp at Oliver Wyman? Thanks a lot in advance!
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?
I stay busy, but find myself thinking about the guy I’m dating. Is this good or bad or what? Should I express this?
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
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?
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...
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?
Want to build client relationships that go beyond projects and make it less transactional. Any tips?
Ugh.. the joys for separating from the firm. Apparently i charge 152 hours of vacation but i still have carry over that i can't get paid.???(Cont'd)
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.
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!