Does having parents/family members who are attorneys give someone a leg up either in law school or in the first year of practice?
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So the partner threatened to fire me because I don’t usually submit my timesheet daily (and I mean DAILY, he checks everyone’s timesheet at 9AM). I’m thinking about quitting because I think threatening termination for this type of pettiness is BS, and even the strictest firms I’ve worked at had a 72-hour policy. Is this common?
Has anyone made the jump from insurance defense to working for the government (i.e. state attorney’s office)? It’s something I really want to do in the next couple years. Any tips/advice on the transition and taking a pay cut?
Has anyone taken the PHR exam lately? What was the best test prep IYO? Online on demand , online live classes? Are the practice exams worth the cost?
“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non judgmentally” -Jon Kabat-Zinn
After your DEI training what are the other things have you done to fill in the gaps? More training ? A speaker?
Hi All - looking for information on how AWS works bonuses verses Microsoft... may be looking for a move and interested in how AWS Revenue Incentives work?
2nd year associate here. Has anyone made a jump from a boutique firm to big law? I found out that I’m a front runner for a gig with an Amlaw 100. I never thought I’d have this chance having graduated from an unranked law school and still being so junior. Even though the firm asked if I’d be willing to start as a 1st year given my lack of litigation experience, it’s still a monumental upgrade/ jump. I’m nervous about the culture shock and whether I’ll cut it. Could really use some advice!
For those of you in house, do you actually read the articles written up by law firms? I’m constantly being asked to do this non billable work and I’m not in a place to reject and want to know the actual value of this exercise.
Hello, We are a growing company of 250 employees. We are considering Performance Management solutions. I would love get feedback on anyone's experience with any of the below solutions? Kazoo Engagedly Perform Yard CultureAmp Thanks!!
Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?
Anyone actually keep their PHR active? I got my cert in 2013 and have done nothing since.
My firm offered to pay me 1/3 of my collected billables on a draw that is squared up at the end of year. For context, I’m a 5th year associate at a mid size firm in the NYC area. My collected billables last year were 457% of my compensation. Any thoughts or advice?
I love my job as an Asst. State’s Attorney and thought the pandemic would be relaxing, but it’s only overwhelmed my mid-sized office. The micromanaging, juggling multiple dockets, etc. and resolutions of nearly no cases..making a move to big firm is looking more attractive. Is it just me?
This might be a dumb question so pls excuse my ignorance but do non-equity partners get bonuses? Is that a thing?
Question for biglaw corporate associates - would you expect a 2018 grad (new 3rd year) to be able to draft all NVCA financing documents without much help from a senior attorney? For M&A, what beyond diligence would you expect a new third year to be able to do? Looking to lateral - imposter syndrome strikes again making me feel like I may not know enough.
Looking for a three quarter sleeve suit jacket I can wear over dresses at the office. Preferably black. Anyone know where I can find one?
Has anyone discussed mental health problems with their manager or PML? I want to start going to therapy but idk how I feel about having to explain weekly "doctor" appointments...
If the system benefits you, then what is the incentive to change the system (privilege, wealth, etc)? Why not keep things the way they are?
For people who were let go at Pwc- were your unvested wealthbuilder and 401k balances accelerated to 100%? They should be since the restructuring likely qualifies as a partial plan termination.
Currently have COVID-19 & informed my team. I’ve been struggling the past three days. Usually a high performer and have not performed the past few days. I’m struggling. Is that ok?
Is there someone tracking diversity and inclusion claims. I have seen so many “initiatives” and “efforts” BUT what happened? Where are they? If they’re not there, why? What 👏🏼 did 👏🏼you 👏🏼even 👏🏼do👏🏼?
Quit or take a mental health leave? Horrible situation. You wouldn't believe me if I told you how crazy it actually is. Work on the way could change my career path, but a powerful psycho hates me.
Marriott merger decline is starting - just asked to provide my company ID at check in at Westin Dallas...
Ord terminal 2 security... what a cluster!
Interviewing for PwC FDD senior role next week. Anyone know if the deals seniors work on are specifically for one industry or commercial vs financial services or based on the needs?
Any unemployment insurance benefit attorneys out there? I’d like to add this niche to my solo employment law practice but the billable fees are really low. How are attorneys profitable in this area? How do you bill your time? Is defense more profitable than claimant? Thanks.
I spent the last 3 months "growing up" & now I'm ready to go. 1st thing is for me to get my own place. I'd like to buy instead of rent because I don't want to pay someone else's mortgage. I'm thinking of selling my car & cash out some of my 401k to buy a house. My thought is to put down 3.5% for a FHA loan then make a big payment towards the principal to reduce long-term interest. Anything wrong with this thinking or anything else I should consider?
How would you email your boss asking for a promotion in 6m without seeming too aggressive? I was lowballed when I came into the firm 9m ago, and have since been given many additional responsibilities. I like the company and want to stay, but also want to catch up to my peers.
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Out of curiosity how many women on here have left consulting to go to a tech role at FAANG? Did they approach you for it or vice versa?
Why do I see so many "External" guys on skype? Is Deloitte too careful with permanent employees?