Considering leaving my current job (Corporate Assoc. at the largest firm in smaller Mid Atlantic market) for a remote/hybrid arrangement w/o relocation. I make $81k (after a raise of ~8.6%) with 1850 hours req’t that isn’t enforced strictly. Talked to a recruiter and I emphasized that making top $ is not a priority (he thinks I can get 100% raise w/o AMLaw), rather a similar billable req’t and work life balance is most important. It seems silly to not explore the market. Any thoughts/warnings?

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You make 81k with a 1850 requirement!? You are severely underpaid..

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I mean the market is very positive right now, sorry for the lack of clarity

I mean, several biglaw firms will let you work remote and make market. Know WLB is important to you but if you’re billing 1850+, that’s biglaw hours and you could be making easily 3-4x your current salary or more depending on your seniority. Feel free to DM if you want to chat at remote opportunities at my firm.

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LP1 — yes! Feel free to DM.

A2 — the median hours still falls below that though. Agreed that folks who want to stick around and especially those with partnership aspirations should try for more but folks just interested in doing a few years for the $ can definitely scrape out good time.

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1850 is not biglaw hours. That said, OP, I would absolutely test the market and try and make more. It’s your life and the additional income you could earn now will help set up your long term financial security.

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No those are hours enough to make you want to be an active participant. That’s just crazy

What year are you? I joined the corporate group of an AmLaw100 firm last year as a fourth year that has a very strong presence in the mid Atlantic. Offices in D.C., Wilmington, multiple offices in Virginia, multiple offices in Pennsylvania and an office in Princeton. 1950 requirement but very accommodating to remote work, great parental leave policies where people actually insist that you take the full leave offered. Market salary. Bonuses are about 90% of market. Partners are great to work for and a lot of room to grow as a mid level associate. Strong venture / EG group as well if you’re interested in any of that work. DM me if you’re interested in discussing any more!

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I will shoot you a DM!

I was in a similar situation, you could absolutely find a lifestyle firm but midsize firms and boutique are extremely hard to gauge without insider knowledge. I tried reaching out to current associates (or getting a sense from assoc in firms with similar practices) to get their 2c. It worked fairly well in figuring out who sucks, tough to find the good ones though

Make sure you pick the right recruiter too, sometime when they hear time they put you on the far back burner!

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