Do juniors in big law typically foster strong partner relationships/have partner mentors? 2nd year at V50 and I’ve only worked directly for more senior associates on deals..(continued below)
What is everyone’s thoughts on the best case management software, preferably either with or compatable with document automation?
How are your companies handling employees wanting to work from anywhere (any US state) now that the remote situation is still ongoing (with no end in some cities)? Are you allowing it for a certain amount of days/months? It’s been the bane of my work existence lately!
Maybe we should get some stuff for dinner tomorrow night if we have a time we would like you guys would have something
What’s a good way to advocate for yourself as an employee? I struggle with how to make the work I’m completing/my efforts sound impactful.
I’m almost a third year associate, been with my firm since passing the Bar. I’m about to lateral to a new firm. Obviously super common. I have a great relationship with my MPs and really dread telling them. Any tips on how to rip the bandaid off in the easiest way other than being super gracious and just getting it over with?
Reading about tonight's FedSoc event with Brett Kavanaugh sponsored by Facebook. Feels straight out of a dystopian movie. Isn't Facebook supposed to be apolitical or did I miss something?
Classic problem: Sent a draft to a partner 2 weeks ago (deadline is next Fri.) I‘ll be on site inspections T/W/Th, is there a professional way to nudge him to review soon/avoid an emergency?
How many would agree that an associate’s protest to accepting a work assignment by a partner is insubordination?
Dear law firms: when your offices re-open, please allow jeans for at least a month. I’m not sure I fit my suits anymore and I need time to shed the 500 pounds I gained in the past 8 weeks. Thanks.
What are some good books to read while indefinitely stuck at home? Fiction or non-fiction, law or non law. Just finished reading East West Street and Just Mercy, which were excellent.
In my second year of private practice and I am worried/nervous AF all the time about deadlines etc. Does that ever stop or do you all just learn to ignore it?
Anyone have any crazy summer associate or general associate stories that happened at your firm? I’m reminscing haha
Hey all! Currently at a medium sized ind. shop & curious about how growth of culture is handled at your place of work. For ref: we’ve grown very quickly, and I want to help make juniors feel at home
Really loving my job right now. Super interesting case and I’m absolutely crushing it. Thankful 🙏🙏🙏
Curly haired ladies: how do you maintain beautiful curls on the road? I’ve been frying mine (2b-2c) for years with a straightener because it seems easier than bringing all the products with me, but...
Any motivation tips from the experienced fishes: How do you get motivation when you are put in a role which you have very limited interest?
Can you still get into M7 if you were asked to resign from your company after less than a year because of “culture fit” issues? Would admissions be able to figure out that you were asked to leave? Would they look suspiciously at a job history with less than a year of experience at one role? I know it’s all about the story you tell, but I just want to know how admissions thinks about these things and if anyone here has gone through a similar experience
28 weeks pregnant and this is my last trip. Went to the chiropractor this morning to get adjusted, then promptly threw out my back lifting my bag to go through security. It's not even heavy since it's only a 2 day trip.
Interested in connecting with local/virtual skills-based volunteer opportunities, related to Covid-19? I’m finding opps via VolunteerMatch and state service commission sites. Any other recs?
Ever since getting in the real world, I day dream about being in academia full time some day. Masters, CPA, 3rd year associate, speaking here - anyone have practical insights on landing a part time adjunct position at a local community college? Note: not looking for prestige here - will literally teach the most fundamentals to the least motivated.
Are any of your companies tying compensation to DE&I metrics? If yes, how’s it working? Has it changed the needle? Why it why not?
In which firms are government and public sector consultants not treated like second class citizens in terms of pay and leadership development opportunities?
Lesson learned: NEVER refer a friend to a project you currently work in, because that friend may end up being a poor performer. 🤦🏻♂️
Ugh! Got 2 hours left in a 14 hour drive with younger sis. Both of us getting on each other's nerves and I hate road trips. Help fbfam! Anything entertaining? 😔
Fellow D's: STAFFIT is under maintenance Friday to Sunday night! How am I gonna make tonight's midnight deadline? Rather unfair.