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
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.
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?
If you quit before two years being at the firm what contract impacts does this have besides the vesting signing bonus?
Thinking about moving to video production. Just not sure if I have the strategic chops for account management (at least to be a good one) anyone else have these thoughts? What did you do?
I’m from Texas and consider myself a republican. For me: statewide I am going to vote red for the Texas government, but nationally I might have to go blue this year. still stuck on the middle on this. Would love to read some discussion on why I should go either way for the national election? thoughts?
How's everyone's utilization metric doing rn? Just gauging. I don't feel like I'm doing so hot and I'm kinda worried.
During this week off - Thinking of doing some self reflection - overall life, priorities, finance, career. Any tips? Should I write down goals and track?
Working at Deloitte in Florida for almost 3 years. Have worked in Testing and Development in Public Sector projects. Want to move to a Technical Business Analyst role. Any advice on how I can do that?
I'm considering hiring someone who may be required to have a series 65. How long should it take someone who is (a) smart & (b) no industry knowledge to study and pass?
Client/account service position client as “thought leaders” in highly technical category. Client/account go all in on content strategy. Client/account tell copywriter to Google it for input.
Just started a new full time job and was promised immediate 401k matching in writing, then when I went to set it up, was told I can’t actually have that benefit until after 1 year at the company...
The Last Dance. It’s amazing. Totally look forward to it on Sunday nights. If anyone isn’t watching, I highly recommend.
Corporate development role at indeed.com. Anyone else get that haha? Any thoughts! M&A specific so could be cool just not sure about the company. Would like another comp
If this is anything more than PR, then where’s the fun in EY consulting or EY-P if we don’t get the miles... https://news.bloombergtax.com/financial-accounting/ey-looks-to-shrink-air-travel-carbon-footprint-post-pandemic
Have any of the posts on here worked or led to anything? Genuinely interested. If so, please share your story!
What are some of the most actually interesting/useful/enlightening conferences or trainings you have attended? Could be US-based or WW.
When you get a new job offer what percentage increase off of that offers base is appropriate to ask for 20%?