Favorite easy Thanksgiving recipes? I was asked to bring a side dish for my family's meal and have this evening only to plan, shop, and cook. Easily-transportable please (no soups). Thanks fam!!
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Any advice on exploring career options within law? Current corporate biglaw, I enjoy my firm but hate the 24/7 fire drills that come with firm life. I don’t know if in-house would get boring over time. No idea what to work towards anymore.
I’m almost a second year attorney in family law. I have made brief appearances in hearings, but nothing really major. I am an outgoing person and have no problem working out issues and speaking to the partner and senior associates. However, I have so much anxiety about court, particularly long arguments. I am extremely nervous and feel like I’m going to freeze. I do believe I’m capable, but I feel like I have a long way to go. Any tips? I’m doing great in all other areas more or less.
Do partners realize that by engaging and building a relationship with their associates allows for greater ease when dealing with workflow issues? I’m at a small boutique. I am new. I also try and learn things on my own and follow up with my partner when I need guidance. Most people I read here have extreme anxiety and depression revolving around communications with their partners.
Why don’t law firms offer reviews of your bosses. It shouldn’t be a one way street where there’s appraisals of employees. I feel that would hold them accountable to certain standards.
The requirement to send a daily timesheet report to thpartners in my practice group has forced me to actually sit down and get stuff done. Good for business! (Spent the first days mostly freaking out)
They say the reward for good work is more work. Well, it’s beginning to feel like a punishment because I’m drowning. But I have no idea how to turn down assignments, and I definitely feel like I need to because the quality of my work is declining as I become spread thin. Thoughts on how I can go about managing my workload without ruffling feathers?
If it's so elite how come Susman is so low on Vault? There are other small outfits (e.g. Boies, Quinn, Wachtell) that are highly ranked
Starting a new job with a Big Law in June but very worried that they may not confirm me given the economic downturn & virus ...
Small firm 17 attorneys total. All working from home. Partners asked associates to send a screen shot of billables at end of each day. Does this indicate anything?
I’m a junior associate looking to change law firms. Any suggestions for reputable head hunters that I should contact?
Had a stressful day. Made a rookie mistake and just feeling worn down. Billed 8 hours and still going. What do you on the bad days?
If you told me at the beginning of the year that I’d spend a large portion of the year working and even attending hearings without pants on, I would have laughed at the absurdity. But here we are...
Thoughts on getting second professional degree while at big law? Want one because I’m a lifelong learned, but it would send the wrong message.
Our intern keeps complaining about the bar being online. I’m not unsympathetic to the situation but she’s getting an extra three months to study and it’s half it’s normal length. We all had to take it and it was stressful for all of us. I’m very over discussing it with her but she brings it up every day.
When a post says “more below” or “continued” do you generally wait for OP to comment on their own post, or are you such a know it all that you try to beat them to the punch and answer prematurely?
Feeling dismissed/ignored by partners as a junior sucks. How to know whether to take it personally (e.g, they don’t like me) vs. understand it’s possibly because I’m just a junior? At V50 biglaw.
My good friend - a brilliant creative - is getting crushed by the egos of her CD bosses (also women) and essentially becoming their secretary. Any tips for her on how to handle it, besides a new job?
Would you work for a big-name tech company with a not-so-great reputation (Uber, Facebook, EA Games, etc.)?
What’s comp like at Facebook? They reached out to me today regarding a manager role. It was like 280k, 20% bonus, and up to 1M in stock over 4 years. How does that line up compared to Director level?
Applying via the consortium. How involved do they look for people to be in minority programs/experiences?
Anyone in the DC/MD/VA area - what IVF facility did you go with and why? Would you make the same choice again?
Anyone have any recommendations on a good landlord tenant attorney? I am in a rent stabilized apartment and have had issues with repairs. Also was concerned about my health as involved a bathroom leak and peeling paint. I had a company do environmental testing and there is mold, lead and asbestos exposure in my apartment. My belongings are also contaminated with asbestos. Any leads would be helpful.
anyone here work for S&P/Moody's/fitch before? my friend is curious about the average salary raise/bonus %
Why can’t we have a Wuhan-style lockdown for 3 weeks and have the military/national guard deliver food/essentials and only let out people for medical care? Better than a prolonged semi-lockdown imo.
I've decided to head back to NYC, where I first trained, to join in the effort against Covid-19. Wish me luck!
My account partner is doing a terrible job and will be getting fired—timeline TBD. Given we are living in a pandemic, I want to give them a heads up to start job hunting. How inappropriate is that? How could I do it?
Help! I was fired in November. Spent 10 years on the agency side, and then failed at a few bad client roles. I’ve applied to jobs, but can’t get an interview. How do I get myself out of this mess?