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I work in an open space layout. Other clerks talk all day and I cannot concentrate. I’ve asked them to stop and they refuse. How do I escalate this without starting a war ?

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Controversial Opinion of the Week: Big Law isn’t that bad. Sure, there are times it means late nights. But it’s stimulating and you are paid a lot of money to do a job that isn’t rocket science. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Times New Roman v. Calibri, et al for your pleadings?

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Are my chances of lateraling to a V10 firm doomed? I'm currently 5 years old, top-performer, but my kindergarten was non-target.

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How are you dealing/coping with the stress of your firm’s current or pending furloughs, terminations, and/or pay cuts for associates? In-house counsel please feel free to respond from your POV too.

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When you leave a firm, has any partner “as a friend” cautioned you against jumping around too much? This happened and I don’t know what to make of it.

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Any advice for dealing with difficult judges? Obviously I don’t expect judge to agree with me on everything, but a few of them just make me want to pull my hair out.

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Every rich person in Silicon Valley: "I'm an investor"

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Has anyone used the attorney mortgage loans to purchase a house? I’m considering them but wanted to weigh the pros/cons and get some first-hand opinions

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TECH TIPS NEEDED: I have an iPad and Apple Pencil. Want to read and mark-up case law (PDFs) on it. What apps are good for that??

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I have friends in finance with like, dyed hair. What's the furthest you've seen someone go in big law? Shaved sides? Face tat?

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Being a lawyer is like “if i can just get through this week i’ll be ok” but it’s every freaking week

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I’m a new attorney, and I’m not sure this firm is for me. There has been signs of micromanaging and today the managing partner YELLED at me for following another partner’s directions. (Cont.)

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2nd year at V5 -- I can tell this pace is not sustainable but I need to stick it out for a bit financially... how to avoid burnout?

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Why do firms like Cravath and Wachtell keep only 1-2 offices?

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What’s the latest night you’ve had at work and what were the circumstances? Go!

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Flash poll of Biglaw associates. What’s your estimate of the percentage of Biglaw associates that genuinely aspires to become AND REMAIN an equity partner in a Biglaw firm?

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Looking for a new place; how important is in-unit laundry? Should I bite the bullet and hire a service?

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I don't know why everyone shits on Outlook -- it's so much better than GMail IHMO

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Which companies have the fastest turnaround for interviews and offer rollout?

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It’s one of those days where I want to throw either myself or the client out the window 😫🤬

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Cockroach in my room! How many points?? Quick quick... it's crawling over me... eww

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Hello! Capegemini (Chicago) as a tech consultant or AIG (Houston) as a Tech Analyst? Capegemini: move/rent, better role, more experience, 12 day PTO AIG: home, no rent, 24 day PTO

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Is Deloitte commercial S&A currently hiring? Saw a post that interviews resumed, is that true?

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How does 401k works in Deloitte. Is it 25% match only? Isn't it too low? And when does the matching occur?

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Has anyone considered quitting to do something more meaningful? Potentially involving helping people? What would you want to do?

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Fed or fomo? Either way, this market makes no sense. Record unemployment numbers lol. Either way, I’m holding cash. Rather miss out on growth that seems suspect then lose money on that seems inevitabl

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I'm thinking of leaving the classroom to become a school counselor/social worker. What steps do I have to take?

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What are people doing in LA during COVID times during the weekend? In the Brentwood area, staying here from NYC for a month.

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SO is out of town for the week while I am remote, man i wish i had some friends in CO.

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Just received an offer from Mck - do they allow for after tax 401k contributions (mega backdoor roth)? I know big 4 do not. To be clear I’m thinking of the ability to contribute after tax dollars to a 401k and have it rolled over to a Roth, thereby circumventing the Roth IRA income cap.

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Question for those on H1b - I’m moving cities for a few months due to covid, any issues with updating h1b address to a city different from the city of work? E.g., office in Boston, new address in LA

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Can someone ELI5 on how selling Alt coins back into ETH/BTC works? Let's say i use ETH to buy an alt coin and the price of the alt coin stays stagnant while ETH sky rockets. Cont..

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What is the salary band for EY SCs, risk consulting, mclean VA, financial services, 2 YOE?

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Feel like everytime I have a potential job the moment I interview face to face it all falls apart. Are there certain key mistakes you guys notice that detract from someone even if they have good work?

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Hey all! I want to learn swimming. Assuming it will only happen in the post covid era. Has anyone else had experience learning swimming in the city as an adult?

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Something I’ve been curious about for a while - for those in consulting for the long haul (going for PPMD) at a publicly traded firm...why? Other than liquidity for your shares, what’s the benefit?

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PSA to young (& other) candidates: I recruit now and I've yet to see a resume without at least 1 typo. People often misspell my 5-letter first name addressing me in emails. Cont...

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Anyone attending TP 1 training in Amsterdam this May?

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