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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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I am a Canadian. I have a wealth of experience in Education and Educational Leadership (Doctoral Level). I am looking for a position in Southern California. I would require sponsorship. Leads? Ideas? Thoughts??

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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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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Hello Are they any other HR licenses that are as valuable as the SHRM and HRCI ?

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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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Good morning, I work for Solugenix placing top notch candidates at companies throughout the US. I just started at Solugenix so anyone who needs any assistance either finding a job or looking for candidates please let me know. Thanks and have a great day.

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I’m a 2016 grad making $120k in a small to mid-size regional firm. I’m based in Nashville. My firm’s management is trying to survey other small to mid-size regional firms to get a feel for where the comp is now, especially in light of the big law increases that are making headlines, and to see just how far below market we may have fallen. Any additional data points from smaller regional firms (especially if you have a presence in Nashville or across the SE) would be appreciated! TIA

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

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I’m the only associate in my dept (niche transactional practice group, 4th yr). It’s so hard for me to gauge my progress when my only points of comparison are equity partners. I’ve been feeling like such a failure recently. I feel like I should be getting fewer comments on the documents I draft. I feel like I should have fewer questions. I feel like I’m always making mistakes...but I have no way to tell if I’m behind or not. Any recommendations (other than asking my partners, obviously)?

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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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Solo who started pre-pandemic and as a result never transitioned into a traditional office setting. I enjoy work from home and it keeps overhead obviously low. I can afford to move into an office now (and planned to do so last spring before the shutdown). I find myself hesitating to make the leap. I’ve found most clients prefer zoom consultations or house calls. I practice in PI and cannabis. Curious to hear others’ thoughts on the necessity of a brick and mortar post pandemic. Thanks.

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Anyone heard of Downey Brand or Jeffer Mangels? Thoughts?

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What’s the most petty thing you’ve seen a firm do to an attorney who is lateraling out? Mine just revoked my renewal paperwork and payment for 2021-22 bar dues, even though they’ve already submitted it I’ll still be an employee when they’re due (7/1). Money’s not the issue. They can dock the $400 from my final check for all I care. The administrative hassle is the petty part, and it’s so inconsequential that it genuinely made me chuckle. I don’t even blame them. Kinda respect the hustle tbh.

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Is the lateral hiring market started to cool down?

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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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When a law firm is looking for a 33/34 act attorney does it need an one working primarily with public companies? Or private companies as well? I’m a corporate and securities attorney, all my clients are private EGC and PE/ VC/ hedge funds, I usually ensure that they are exempted from 33/34 acts

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Any mid-sized firms pay Cravath/Millbank in the SF/Silicon Valley area?

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Need to define diverse talent metrics to create a scorecard. Challenge is that the available data is based on opting in/out of self identification, that data point can change dramatically YOY. Any recommendations on metrics and scorecard?

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First time flying international since lockdown. Should I plan to arrive at the airport earlier than I should normally? Flying from JFK to Athens

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Do you think I can do a MR to SPG transfer and then get a 3:1 conversion to Marriott? Is the conversion worth it?

I recently accepted a new role after being laid off. I feel really blessed to have found a job in this climate. My new boss is wonderful! However, the role itself isn’t in the direction I want to go. I’m struggling with feeling guilty for continuing to job search. Any advice on staying somewhere for a good boss vs. switching jobs so soon?

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4 years at MBB, 3 years at FAANG, looking to join VC fund as principal+ Do you know someone who’s done this? What’s your advice on networking with funds, startups, incubators, etc?

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My fiancé owns a business and is a workaholic so we barely ever take vacations because he’s always working and says he can’t take time off. I’m a great place in my career to get some traveling in but I can never get him to take time off to go. We can always make more money but we only have so much time. How can I convince him to just take the time off?

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I really think all you need to know about the stock market is that you just dollar cost average index funds. If I was a little younger I would tell people to start young and go close to 100 equities. The only concern is a Nikkei bubble in the late 1980s or a depression level event but both seem highly unlikely. Tax benefits of index funds and average annual gains make them most attractive.

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If you left consulting within 4 months (no projects: 10% training, 90% bench) i’ve heard it’s acceptable to leave off resume. But what about not even mentioning it verbally during the interview?

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Anyone at RSM know how long you have to be at the firm to be eligible for the parental leave benefit?

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The working days to vacation days ratio is seriously messed up 😭

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can you freelance on a pitch with one agency while working full-time at another? different sets of client of course

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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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Any tips for maximizing parental leave? Any suggestions on logistics, benefits, perks, etc. much appreciated. Intentionally not posting in EY bowl so can get a sense for what more have done.

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Has anyone attempted or been successful at negotiating more parental leave or earlier eligibility (if employed <1 yr) with their job offer?

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What would be the best way to describe a project managers job? I want to make sure I’m correct in my assumption.

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Moms need advice/ tips/ suggestions…. Going back to work next week (ending maternity leave). Baby is 5 months. Husband wakes baby around 6am and feeds/ dresses baby. I do drop offs and pick ups. We both will get home around 530pm. How do you split duties between cooking dinner, feeding/ bathing and putting baby to sleep?.. Also there are some evenings husband wants to workout since I workout in the morning. Ideas?..

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My worldview changed a bit when I told my 71 year old mother I just started stitch fix and she responds, “isn’t it great, I’ve been using it for a year now.” Huh, my mom is an earlier adopter than me

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Mamas how did you sleep train your baby? What method or non method techniques did you use?

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Looking for bluetooth headset/headphones that have a physical mute button on the headphone/headset that works with teams/webex/skype. Any recs?

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Wish there was a way to call out lies on Linkedin. No, you didn't have that title or responsibility while you worked at Company X. I sat next to you and we had the same job. You lied on your mba application, and now on your linkedin. Congrats on your new role but everything about you till now is a lie.

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Do you change to comfortable clothes before your flight? I feel the stares like I’m doing something wrong 😒 4 hour flight

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