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For how much extra $$ would you leave your job and jump ship? Would $15-$20k do it?

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Happy (zoom) Passover for everyone celebrating!

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So other than money (which is obviously very important) what’s the incentive to make partner? Is it crazy that I just want to do my work and go home to my amazing family without the added pressure of running a business and managing others? I’m only a third year (in a new practice area) so maybe the thought of being competent enough to ever be a partner just seems unrealistic. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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I’m currently working at a law firm in San Diego specializing in coastal property rights as a litigation paralegal and legal assistant. We received a minute order from a preliminary injunction hearing. Our client was ordered to post an injunction bond of $2,500. First our client walked to the courthouse to try to pay the bond up front, but they would not accept his money. He tried to call several bond companies, but all said the amount was too small. So how do you post an injunction bond?

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Based on some of the ominous posts/articles about firms going back to stealth layoffs, should I be weary about lateraling to BigLaw in a non-corporate practice area?

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When drafting an MSJ is it better to address the ways that OC might overcome it; or is it better to just generally say why you’re entitled to MSJ and avoid tackling the finer issues that your MSJ presents?

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Any thoughts on family law as a practice area? Got offered 110k plus bonuses with low billable hours requirement. I'm in Los Angeles. Not sure if I should get into it as a practice area though as I hear conflicting things. Any thoughts would help. Thanks

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Litigators - any tips for preparing questions for depositions/examinations for discovery?

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Hello! Lucky to be on here. I’m considering going into real estate recruitment. Any suggestions?

What are average billable hours for L&E attorneys? TIA!

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Anyone heard of Downey Brand or Jeffer Mangels? Thoughts?

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Which books would you recommend to a product counel for tech startup about strategy, management, and leadership?

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Does this get better or do we just hate our lives (and not have lives) until we leave the legal field altogether? Wondering if academia is better…

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Firm announced flexible come and go as you see fit approach to coming back to office. Partner I work for said I need to be in office 4-5 days a week anyway. Thoughts?

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I want to apply for a certain employer so I asked my friend who used to work there if he knew if there were job openings. He asked his former colleague and my friend was informed that they did have a vacancy and that I could send my CV to one of their bosses there and gave also me the email address. How should I word the email on how I got the person's email address? Or should I not mention it at all and just introduce myself and attach my CV?

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I have worked in the HR space for the past 9 years, however most of my experience has been in Talent Acquisition. I do want to move into a People Operations/Generalist role. I’m planning to go for a HR certificate but unsure if I should go for a PHR or SHRM. Please advise!

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Is it normal/fine to confirm with a partner the language in a paragraph in a document prior to sending out to a client if you are not 100% sure it is correct? I’m in capital markets and securities and often times am unsure of what to include/how to word, particularly for private offerings. The answer seems to be obvious (yes) but I am a year and a half into traditional practice with prior adjacent experience and don’t want to be seen as not confident or that I am not progressing.

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What is salary range for experienced Tax MD from Big 4 at mid-tier firm like BDO? Anyone made the move? Regrets? Recommendations? advice for offer negotiations?

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If I give notice on a holiday week, would the 4 day work week count as a full week for the 2 weeks notice?

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How do I stop complaining about this job when it sucks so much?

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Preparing for my Google interview and really interested in starting with Google. Strategy and operations role (non-tech, guessing an L6 or L7). Any tips on behavioral questions that I might get? Appreciate any help!

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I’m a strategist but want to move from ATL comms to innovation or digital. Are there any online courses I can take to upskill? Kind of done making huge ad campaigns. I have a good resume but need a change of direction after 9 yrs. Asking ladies here because there’s always snark in the other bowls.

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Do the Priority Pass lounges at IAD take the app for entry? Left my physical card at home.

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What’s life like at Gibson Dunn for Litigation associates? Extra points for thoughts on the IP Litigation group. What are the average hours?

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Mentor/Counselor at the firm leaving for maternity leave, what’s etiquette? Get a gift? Write a card?

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What are some signs that you’re going to be laid off soon?

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Hi everyone! I wanted some advice around investment banking. I’m joining a boutique investment bank/VC fund in the next month as an intern. I’m a final year MBA student. I don’t have a background in finance and want to ensure that I can build professional Valuation models (3 statement, M&A...). What are some good materials/training resources to learn building these models on my own from absolute scratch...Many thanks for any helpful tips/advice!!

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Is PwC still hiring? I'm having a tough time getting the recruiter to respond back to me after 3 really good interviews with Partners. Should I ask the person that referred me to ping the recruiter and see what's up?

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Anyone heard of Delta Partners? Smaller TMT Consultancy.

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Hello everyone, I'm currently eyeing an opening @ PwC. It is an entry-level role, and I positively think that I may have a real shot at this if I could just strengthen my chances to land an interview. Can someone here from PwC be so kind as to refer me for this role? I'd really appreciate your help!

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Culture fit / interview at Deloitte GPS: Recently Scheduled interviews and asked Recruiter about the cultural fit part. She said they look for: - consulting experience (of course) - Open and willingness to work on diff. Things - hard worker -friendly -helpful -quick and willing learner So: A) Regarding the interviews, Does this seem about right ? B) Does this reflect the actual culture? IE: Are Deloitte colleagues friendly and helpful? Thank you!

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When do you hear back after McKinsey phone case interview?

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Current PL and just finished a call with uber for rideshare ops manager and they offered 80k base salary (25% of current comp) why would they waste both of our times with a call... who would accept

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Have a fat relocation expense that can be used for pretty much anything... suggestions? Already bought an OLED TV, Bose sound system, premium mattress

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I’m a second year associate at mid market firm, did my first year at a big 4 but got laid off last year due to covid. I’m motivated to return to big 4 but I’m concerned with how that looks, switching firms pretty quickly. Would it do me any favors to explain to future employers that exiting my first firm was involuntary? Is it challenging to crack into big 4 as an experienced hire but one that doesn’t have a lot of senior experience yet? Appreciate any insight!

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Might not be the standard post, but I'm really going crazy. We have been trying for a while and today saw this. I see my OBGYN in 2 days, until then- does this mean I'm pregnant? I feel like it's a dream and I'm doubting myself and not sure if I'm reading it right or if it's all in my head!! It's positive, right?

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What type of raise (for 3/4/5) can a staff 1 expect in their first year? FSO New York

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<2 years in consulting. Contrary to popular practice, I am trying to be loyal to Hyatt instead of Marriott/SPG. Does it sound crazy that I am working on getting the lifetime Hyatt Globalist status? My

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They’re cutting down hours at Stanford Medicine (16 hrs/ week for non-exempt and non-represented [there’s Unions for hospital workers, I work outpatient]). Any temp, per diem leads near SF or Oakland?

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What area of Mallorca is the best to live in for bars/restaurants/clubs? Any recs also?

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