{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Applying for staff attorney position at big law. How much do they care about my transcript ?", "post_id": "60fccd0b6bd41600245b576b", "reply_count": 11, "vote_count": 3, "bowl_id": "5dd2006f74be32002122c4ed", "bowl_name": "Attorneys of Color" }

Applying for staff attorney position at big law. How much do they care about my transcript ?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Are you sure you want this role? The skill development for staff attorneys is pretty poor (lots of rote doc review and boring chronologies). You might be better off working for a smaller firm where you actually develop skills like taking depositions, etc.

like

Thanks for the insight! I wanted to do something different so was thinking to tough it out as staff attorney! But that’s helpful to hear!

If you can avoid staff attorney role, do. You will be trapped there with lateraling being the only recourse for upward mobility.

like

This^ It's very hard to progress as a staff attorney. You're mostly tasked with repetitive, organizational tasks or doc review, plus you're given fewer training resources than the associates. If you're going to do it you need to find mentors who will give you substantive work, train you, and really advocate for you. Most partners won't take the time.

Why staff attorney and not associate? At my big law firm staff attorneys make almost half - do similar work - and will never be associates. Diversity is super important and as long as you have a litigation background they don’t weigh grades as much for a great associate of color.

like

Happy to chat If you like. I lateraled into big law as a 3rd year with mediocre grades from a tier 2 school. There are ways…that being said at my firm most of our staff attorneys come from the same law schools as the associates but with lower grades so does the firm you are applying to have alumni at it? That’s what I would look at

like

LA1, I assume it’s because OP doesn’t think he or she has the credentials to be an associate in biglaw. OP, firms don’t care as much for staff attorneys, but at my firm, many staff attorneys have honors distinctions from tier 3 and tier 4 schools.

like

Got it! Thanks!! I’m a good attorney but just shitty transcript! Have a lot of good experiences.

It's not a deal breaker, but you'll need to find other ways of standing out.

like

Related Posts

Had last stage interview b4 on-site last week and it went v well. I requested quick feedback cos I have 2 offers although this oppty is my top preference. It’s been a week of crickets. Should I wait?

like

Hi all! For an experienced hire as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, what should I expect the salary/sign-on bonus to be at a MCOL city? I have approx. 3.5 YOE (non-consulting), MBA and MS degree (non target school) and also SHRM certified (which is probably irrelevant for the role but thought I’d share anyways). Already did my research but the range is kind of all over the place for experienced hires so just want to have a ballpark. Thanks!

like

Thoughts on Skype vs. on-campus interview? Invited to interview with Anderson, but coming from the east coast, I’d love to save the $ & time for other interviews and (hopefully) admitted student days

like

Anyone heard back from McKinsey Atlanta after interviews last Friday? Was it for a generalist /implementation role?

like

@McK fish - Does anyone know who actually evaluates the resumes and makes decisions on interview offers? Not for campus - for experienced hires. Generalist roles.

like

My company is looking for Sr. Product Designers with 3+ Years of experience. Anyone who wants to apply as a Product Designer (1+ Years of Experience) is also welcome to apply. Scaler Academy is one of India's top ed-tech company and has been growing exponentially since the past few years. I have been working here myself for almost an year now and I love the company ethics, the design team is full of talented people. Anyone interested in applying may please reach out to me on LinkedIn/Instagram.

like

I interviewed for an internship at an agency I wasn’t super excited about, but wanted to get some interview practice in. When I met the ACD who interviewed me, we really hit it off and it made me (..)

Do firms you’re interviewing with have the right to request verification of other offers or verification of salary being offered?

like

Please help with your suggestions to this Depressed fish! 10 YOE and worked diligently with sub standard package relying on bosses alms without realised the exploitation until recently. But now I really want to make it big. So got some offers, but not those which I am looking for. Skillset is cutting edge cloud.cold applying on LinkedIn job openings aren't helping getting decent interview calls! Can you please show me some path? Or am I estimating myself beyond my capabilities! Really frustrated. SOS

Anybody working or interviewed at MorganFranklin Consulting? Interviewing for their Senior Consultant role, Strategy and Transformation practice. Looking to get an idea on what kind of work they do and also, what’s their pay range for this role/practice.

like

Hi Team, I will be having my panel presentation next week. Any tips? Also the position is for Salesforce.org. Is there much difference and pros/cos you can share? (Eg. lower salary, different benefits,culture….)

like

Interviewing with Accenture for consulting role. What salary offer should I expect with nearly 4 years of experience?

like

Did anyone recently get Dropbox eligibility/interview waiver in India? I'm getting the waiver which I didn't expect because my last stamping was not in India. Does anyone know if they removed this rule? It wasn't even asked in the questionnaire leading to the waiver message.

like

Rivian is looking to build out a team for servicenow implementation. Hiring: developers, CMDB manager, asset solution lead, architect, program manager. Let me know if you're interested. Full time, compensation includes equity package (recently filed for IPO). To be based in Irvine or Palo alto, can sponsor visas.

like

I applied to a posting on Glassdoor. I received an email from the job poster about setting up an interview that would be through Google hangouts. The first red flag was the email looked like spam. Con

Recently i got an offer from HCL tech. The scheduled only one round of interview and then HR discussion happened and offered me around 45% from current package. My question is usually for experienced candidates there will be atleast 2 rounds of interview right? So after joining will they put me in bench and i will have to attend interviews there? Pls pour your views

Have interviews next week for senior accountant positions and getting the weird feeling I could be leaving PA too early. Anyone second guess them self before making the switch out of PA?

like

Deloitte offering 115k Consultant role. Coming from PwC as an associate with 65k. Any comments ?

likeupliftingsmarthelpful

How do I even start trying to get an in-house position as an IP litigation associate with 2 years of experience?

like

What was your hiring process like in big 4 NYC office? How did you apply? How long before they reached out for an interview? Any feedback is appreciated!

like

Additional Posts

I am looking to gain certification or other credentialing in diversity and inclusion, not only because it would look good on my resume both for future job-search purposes and also to become better educated in this area, which is growing in importance. I looked at SHRM's "Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Credential" and got a bit of "sticker shock" at the cost - $1,655.00 for members. Does anyone have other suggestions on training/credentialing in this area?

like

Is 112K for a startup good for 2 YOE in MBB in nyc? I was personally targeting 135K at least but this seems interesting

like

Had last stage interview b4 on-site last week and it went v well. I requested quick feedback cos I have 2 offers although this oppty is my top preference. It’s been a week of crickets. Should I wait?

like

Which stocks do you think have overreacted the most to coronavirus and why?

like

Hi all! For an experienced hire as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, what should I expect the salary/sign-on bonus to be at a MCOL city? I have approx. 3.5 YOE (non-consulting), MBA and MS degree (non target school) and also SHRM certified (which is probably irrelevant for the role but thought I’d share anyways). Already did my research but the range is kind of all over the place for experienced hires so just want to have a ballpark. Thanks!

like

Thoughts on Skype vs. on-campus interview? Invited to interview with Anderson, but coming from the east coast, I’d love to save the $ & time for other interviews and (hopefully) admitted student days

like

Anyone heard back from McKinsey Atlanta after interviews last Friday? Was it for a generalist /implementation role?

like

@McK fish - Does anyone know who actually evaluates the resumes and makes decisions on interview offers? Not for campus - for experienced hires. Generalist roles.

like

I have a 401(k) plan that I am being requested pricing on for a local medical group. It's about $2M with 57 participants. What would you guys take as far as compensation goes for a plan of this size?

like

My company is looking for Sr. Product Designers with 3+ Years of experience. Anyone who wants to apply as a Product Designer (1+ Years of Experience) is also welcome to apply. Scaler Academy is one of India's top ed-tech company and has been growing exponentially since the past few years. I have been working here myself for almost an year now and I love the company ethics, the design team is full of talented people. Anyone interested in applying may please reach out to me on LinkedIn/Instagram.

like

Is anyone here a PMP? I want to set goals for myself and maybe become a PMP but I’m not sure if it’s the right step and what it would entail. Any help would be great?

like

I interviewed for an internship at an agency I wasn’t super excited about, but wanted to get some interview practice in. When I met the ACD who interviewed me, we really hit it off and it made me (..)

Happy New Year! Although just a change of a digit on the calendar, the fact that we’ve rotated around the sun gives people inspiration for change. What new or altered mindset or actions will you be bringing into your classroom in 2021? 🤩

like

Do firms you’re interviewing with have the right to request verification of other offers or verification of salary being offered?

like

What are the top consulting firms that are known to allow full-time remote work?

like

Please help with your suggestions to this Depressed fish! 10 YOE and worked diligently with sub standard package relying on bosses alms without realised the exploitation until recently. But now I really want to make it big. So got some offers, but not those which I am looking for. Skillset is cutting edge cloud.cold applying on LinkedIn job openings aren't helping getting decent interview calls! Can you please show me some path? Or am I estimating myself beyond my capabilities! Really frustrated. SOS

Can you use global upgrades on Delta for tickets you buy with miles?

like

How are you dealing with WFH and small children? I either need to cut my workload or completely disregard my children. I don’t want to be put in the mummy track. This virus is like the mummy trap.

like

Anybody working or interviewed at MorganFranklin Consulting? Interviewing for their Senior Consultant role, Strategy and Transformation practice. Looking to get an idea on what kind of work they do and also, what’s their pay range for this role/practice.

like

I wish Fish bowl had a job number for my timesheet.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal