We’ve all been told being a lawyer is a stressful job. Do you agree? What is the source of your stress? Opposing counsel? Clients? Supervisor? Billables? Something else?
Weighing whether to practice in Raleigh or try to go to DC or NYC. Wondering if anyone can highlight the pros/cons of the city life and the legal market.
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Trying to learn more about crypto. Is it still a thing? Becoming more of a thing? Any experts here that can share basics or info on where to educate myself?
I was working with a partner on drafting a brief, who hated the way I wrote it, made me drastically change everything, increase the word count and spill my blood, sweat, and tears for months into editing it. Just before filing a different partner took a hand at cutting it down because it was too long - and he edited the brief back to the way I wrote it originally 🤦🏽♀️ Sometimes this job is an absolute joke.
The projections I’ve seen for M&A activity this year are betting on a 50% recession. This is not going to end well for us deal people
Looking for feedback on doc management systems. Worldox or iManage? Or something else? Approx. 100 attorneys in firm.
My step brother just passed away and my boss is still scheduling meetings for me to attend tomorrow and asking for turn around ASAP. Am I not allowed a day or 2 to grieve and pull myself together??
When do you think the next biglaw associate base increase will be? Curious how long we'll stay at 190
As a first year associate making a little above average pay , who did not have scholarships, how the F do you deal with the reality that you are literally bleeding interest money
Does anyone else feel being treated almost equivalent to slaves being on a work visa in USA? They can anytime deny your case even without reason and have you go back to your country....
Trying to decide between fin reporting job at company about IPO in 1-2 years or MBA school at SMU. What do u guys think?
“The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives.” Robert John Meehan
Has anyone had success applying to jobs via LinkedIn? Looking at a position at Facebook that’s right in my field. But wondering if it’s a black hole without a referral
Does anyone have advice for better understanding foreign accents on the phone? I speak a few languages and feel that I generally don’t have communication issues in person. However, currently working..
Woke up with a head cold with plans to leave for a short client business trip tomorrow. I am not even going to be presenting. Should I cancel plans, or suck it up to be with the team?
What percentage of a project is straight leveraged from old IP? I do a lot of market sizing, trends, competitive and customer analysis (typical DD work) and we leverage a fair amount but are a smaller shop. For the larger shops, I would assume you’ve done a project in almost all markets?
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New project and my small team wears suits at the client site. Might b a first year q but do they pack 3-4 suits? Or just wear two suits for the whole m-thurs. Is that normal, wearing 2 suits m-thurs?
Starting on a new project i was forced onto. Seems like they wont be giving me a billable code for a month or two until i get cleared and all. Is this normal cause it sounds like BS.
Also when I post a photo / gif etc I should be able to post some text alongside it. Two separate posts doesn't make sense