I recently passed the bar and need a writing sample to submit to potential employers. I went to law school a few years ago so I don’t think I should use something from law school. I have been working but everything I’ve written at my job was from a template. I think I need to write a new paper to submit but I don’t know where to start. Maybe a PT prompt from the bar exam?
Defendant filed a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. I have to now oppose this motion: where do I even begin because tbh defendant has a pretty lock argument
As a first year associate making a little above average pay , who did not have scholarships, how the F do you deal with the reality that you are literally bleeding interest money
Hot take: the TNR typeface requirement is actually a great, egalitarian feature of the legal profession
Anyone here with experience going from (corporate/transactional) Biglaw to in-house and then back to biglaw? How did you get back into biglaw after leaving and how big was the paycut? Cont....
The more I'm doing background checks / diligence I'm really surprised at how unsophisticated they are... Basically do a Lexis search for court records and if you want FOIA requests to state/ government agencies.
On average, how many hours do you bill to draft a dispositive motion (like MSJ) from start to finish? This is the first one I’m taking lead on and I’m wondering if I’ve logged too much time.
Maybe a more seasoned attorney can change my mind, but it really seems like a lot of closings would be more smooth and less stressful if they were in-person.
To all (former) Casualties of the Great Recession: it’s been over 10 Years. Where were you then? Where are you now? How did you bounce back?
Can you come back to NY / DC after going to a secondary market? Or are you pretty much locked in once you make the move?
Best vs Many Thanks vs Thanks vs Thx vs Thank you vs “Sent from my iPhone” and nothing else? What’s the best way to end an internal email?
Two questions: I get paid well (not great but good). I am a first year associate. I work in a practice area with small team.(Cont’d)
Found out that a staff 1 started at a higher salary straight out of undergrad than I have now, as a staff 2 with a master’s degree (76k for her, 75,500 for me after 2 raises). Wtf? Hating EY rn...
Anyone know what the salary cut would be to transfer to PwC Mexico (Mexico City) as an SA1 from Chicago?
McKinsey Solutions compensation for a Solutions Delivery person with 5-6 years of experience? Trying to go green to blue.
I’m screwed. 35 yo. Had some medical emergencies in my twenties and wasn’t able to save so only got $10k in 401k. This is assuming $19k max into 401k, retiring @ 67, $5300 monthly retirement income.
Just one of those days where I change my computer's timezone so it's 5pm and I can leave. How's that for a global mindset, PA?
Anyone consider picking up a side gig to make up for the pay cuts? If so what gig have you explored? Any success stories yet?
I'm thinking about what I'm really passionate about, and it's exploring new cultures / foods / travel and helping others try new things that I love. Current strategy consultant - are there companies or positions that align with these interests?
Do most of you all do this gig for the money? It's -one- of my primary motivators, but starting to question whether it's worth it...feel like we're not paid as well as we should be for the travel, etc
Just one of those days where you notice the entire team pretending to work. Really wish there was more WFH or early days when we’ve been grinding the entire time and things have slowed down
I let an employee know we would not be revisiting their sales commission plan mid year. They threatened to start looking for another job. How does one respond to that
Fishbowl: u need to arrange a physical meet up. We all come and choose those stupid name badges. But rather than names we choose phrases we ❤️community had shared / adopted. I’m in. I’ll bring Emily
Why do campus hires get paid more than experienced hired analysts? Makes no sense to me. Can someone explain why this is? Genuinely curious. Wouldn’t you pay someone more who knows how to have a job?
How early do you leave for airport? Domestic vs international? If it helps jfk while living in Manhattan or something similar. I want to understand how much time before the actual flight do you reach
Does collecting unemployment from a previous W2 job burn a bridge with that employer? According to NY State, unemployment benefits come from employer contributions, not from my previous paychecks.
I took a FT role for a decreased salary (by a lot) for its maternity benefits. I’m slowly resenting men for never having to “sell their worth” for this bullshit
What is considered the agency standard or typical compensation packages for expats, specifically going from US to Asian markets like Hong Kong or Singapore? Thanks