For anyone who’s started at a company fully remote (Covid or otherwise)… when ramping into your new role, what did you do to feel more connected to your team/sales dept? I’m finding that I have questions that I don’t know how or whom to ask, I don’t know who anyone is and my manager can be MIA. This is my first fully remote role and it’s thrown me for a bit of a loop
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
Did anyone only start using their middle initial when they became an attorney? I have no idea where I got the notion but I felt like it was too formal at all my jobs before I went to law school but totally appropriate once I was licensed. Is this a custom?
First year in litigation here. Just had a meet & confer call today with opposing counsel (first time speaking with him) and within 5 minutes after the call, he added me on linkedin. Is this normal?
Anyone have people who work for clients who are either young or inexperienced and treat you as outside counsel like you’re their bitch...except 90% of the time they have no clue what they are doing?
Is your organization planning to require employees be vaccinated? I understand why management wants this but concerned about losing good employees because they don’t believe in vaccination or are wanting to wait until more people have been vaccinated to see if there are issues with it. I’m also concerned with moral if we require this. Employees may get it to keep there job but hold on to some bitterness or develop anxiety over it. Am I being too soft or over analyzing?
I got distracted yesterday drafting an appellate brief and completely forgot to show up for a warm body hearing involving a coverage MSJ that has nothing to do with my client. Regardless, I am mortified and of course apologized to the partner. Do I need to address anything with the court or OC or is this nbd?
Do "market" firms pay recruiters similarly? I feel mine is making special effort for a recent submission as opposed to others and I'm cynically wondering if it's because this firm pays a bigger fee.
As a company we are looking at going digital with our employee personnel and medical files etc. What are some of the ways you have done that? Any advice/recommended process?
Question for those who practice securities law, specifically ‘33 and ‘34 Act: is the weekend and night work often and terrible? Of course it happens from time to time and maybe firm/partner dependent but trying to gauge how bad it can be.
1) Billable ID attorneys, HOW do you consistently bill 8-10 hours a day. Idk how to bill besides that you need to do it immediately. And 2, how long did it take for you to get comfortable billing.
For anyone here also in the LGBTQ+ community, would love to have you join for a calm morning of meditation, reflection, conversation and connection. Code “SAFESPACE” will get you a free ticket. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-week-mindfulness-for-lgbtq-hr-people-culture-leaders-tickets-128548874143
Any insight on Hanson Bridgett’s SF office?
So. Many. Recruiters. Calling all the associates at my midsized firm. I wish there was a tactful way to tell our firm this — they need to step up salaries generally because this is gonna be like shooting fish in a barrel for the big firms.
WC Defense attorney rant— I wish my clients would let push more matters for trial rather than giving into settlement just to close a file. I know most of my colleagues think I’m crazy, but I feel like throwing around nuisance value settlements is perpetuating BS claims and it’s starting to get to me..
Have an offer in hand for an AmLaw100 lockstep. Corporate / M&A mid level associate. Didn’t use a recruiter (attorney referral from inside firm). Mostly satisfied with the offer. Procedurally how should I go about negotiating things like signing bonus, full bonus vs pro rated bonus / Covid bonus eligibility? Obviously this would normally be done recruiter to recruiter. Do I contact the internal recruiter or one of the head partners I interviewed with? Email vs call?
AEs: What do you appreciate about your core SE? What would you change about how you work together?
What is the salary range for an Oracle ERP financials consultant at Deloitte? (About 3 years of experience)
Do other associates here have an interior office? Dreading going back in because lack of natural light is a serious mood killer….
I am an Audit S1 that wants to work in a B4 Forensics practice. Would it be best for me to accept an offer in Forensics at a much smaller firm (local, 150ish total employees) to gain experience and then try to move to B4 Forensics? Or should I stay in Audit and wait for B4 Forensics positions to open up? Please let me know your thoughts!
We’re actually not that smart lol
I learnt that I earn almost the same than a Senior AD. Any advices to increase or re-evaluate my salary with my boss? (next post = more info)
Is an MBA even worth it if my opportunity cost is north of $600k? Find it hard to believe that I’d see a salary increase of >$100k, which is probably what I’d need to justify it financially
Is Ey Gds a good place to work? Mixed reviews online saying its back office function.. is supervising associate in transformation a good profile? Currently 5 yoe in project management
How soon does Slalom Consulting initiates the transfer of your approved i-140 after joining them?
I feel like I'm working too hard as I do a lot of extra work and try to go above and beyond, but don't really feel like I'm being recognized for it. Any advice?
Do most firms allow alternate weekend travel (eg. If it's cheaper to fly somewhere else than home for the weekend, then you can expense the entire flight cost)?
Starting at a Big4 as an experienced hire consultant (4 yoe). I would like to get one excellent watch using my signing bonus. The Aqua Terra, blue-faced 41 or 38mm. Do a lot of consultants wear nice watches? Would anyone react negatively when seeing it or would they not even care? Maybe I’m over thinking it. I hustled to get here. I want to take a breather and celebrate.
I am currently waiting on an offer from EY for SC. It’s going on 3 weeks since I had my final interview with the partner. Last week HR told me I should have offer approval early this week but I haven’t heard back from HR. How long does it take to get an offer from EY? I was told they were really busy.
Anyone willing to provide insight on Mirakl? Trying to understand growth opportunities and culture. Thanks!
I’ve seen a lot of homebuyers mention a lot of unexpected stress and expenses related to homeownership. For those of you who have bought a new build, do you feel like this also applied/applies to you? Or less so because you’re starting out with everything new?
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Hello! 401k question. My wife and I make a combined 234k. Currently I max my 401k and she puts 10k in her 401k. Would it make sense for her to max out or should we allocate extra funds in a different type of investment account? We probably have another 20k we can comfortably invest each year now that school loans are paid.