My husband and I are hoping to have a child soon, but I don't want to get off track at work. I'd love to know how others have handled the transition to motherhood while competing to make partner.
Do titles in Law firms (practice head, executive committee, managing partner etc) mean more pay for the extra responsibilities, or not necessarily?
Struggling with this whole work life balance thing. Is it possible to have a semblance of a life/hobbies? If so, how? Most of my socializing is honestly in the microcosm of the firm (drink nights etc)
Recieved an offer to work in-house in a big (Canadian) market. Thoughts on starting out a career in law in-house? How difficult is the transition from in-house back to private practice? Any advice?
I hate it when you go out and the waiter asks "sparkling or still" and then before you can get a consensus some asshole just decides for the whole goddamn table. I like my Perrier!
Dealing with baglog What are some strategies for dealing with backlog? While working from home I've had a propensity to procrastinate and now have gotten behind on several files. I know I need to grind to turn them around before the clients asks for an update, but that's easier said than done during the day with conference calls, emails, and new "urgent" work that doesn't stop.
The California law school deans are asking that the new bar exam score (1390 instead of 1440) be applied retroactively at least to Feb 2020 (which they should) but are also asking to go back to July 2017. As someone who failed July 2017 with a 1439 and passed Feb 2018, I can’t help but feel so frustrated with the State Bar. Even if they do it, my swearing in date will still be June 2018 instead of Dec 2017, I still lost 6 months of my career even if retroactively I passed the first time.
Anyone have those clients who ignore your advice, then what they want doesn’t get achieved. They reluctantly decide to go along with your advice and (surprise)get everything they wanted.
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)
Of all the gin joints in all the world, I really do believe that law attracts more prestige whores than any other profession
Would a successful law firm disregard every opportunity in a location to disregard it as another attorney's territory? Or would they go at it anyway for the bounds of monopoly at least?? Confused!?
When you’re reminded constantly that you were the last one in to the group.....and will be the first to go. This is what dreams are made of.
Trying to do some freelance on the side. What’s a good hourly rate for a copywriter with 3 years of experience? It’d be work such as writing articles, web copy, newsletter copy, and IG copy.
Too many community managers that are now “Social Strategist”. They are experts on social platforms but lack the strategy side of their title. Rather have traditional strategist educated on platforms.
Just had a kid, wife and I need to buy life insurance. We met with someone from Northwestern Mutual and they suggested a 20 year term policy for each of us worth $1.5mm and then to supplement that...
Anyone in Morgan Stanley's investment management division? How is it? Worth looking into from banking?
Goal being MBB (strategy) would you pick Sloan or Wharton? I think W has the better name but as a tech consultant and former engineer, MIT is a dream.
I’m going give my notice soon. I’d rather not have any conversation about where I’m going, but the expectation on my small team/ with the ECD is to share. How weird is it to try and keep it quiet?
Looking for inspiration: what’s the best virtual event you’ve seen so far? (Loving random slack groups and of course Fishbowl!)
So if I get pregnant now and then have to tell my coworkers this summer, will they think I was having too much fun while WFH?
Any fellow fish in Philly wanna go to a Phillies game with me tonight? Considering an impulsive trip down from NYC today
Lips are ALWAYS chapped. When I wake up, 30 minutes after applying any lip balm, literally all day, etc. Visibly chapped. Any tips on how to fix?
If failing to pass the CPA exam is biggest deterrent for a senior to advance to manager, what is biggest deterrent for a manager to progress to senior manager? Assuming they are solid performers.
Uber driving I think is hitting on me on the way to the airport. I wonder if he's DTF but he talking way too much it's annoying. What to do what to do...