I have joined a company on 2015 to 2017, I lost my experience letter, I have to join in tcs on next month, shall I create the experience letter by my own,
Has anyone had a dental crown? How much did it cost out of pocket? My dentist is asking $1750 out of pocket
Went on such a good first date Thursday night, turned into a 72 hour long date w/ a lot of drinking, 2 missed flights, a missed college graduation and southwest lost my luggage. Finally back home and laying in bed thinking about how much i don’t want to work tomorrow 😅
My school was involved in an active shooter lockdown today. How do you mentally recover from that? How do I help my students recover?
Anyone here living alone in an unfamiliar city cause of the job? When you come back home after client work during the week, ever feel sad and lonely during the weekend? Struggling to meet new people
I’m looking for a referral to genentech for a DC policy role. My previous experience is WHO/PAHO and Executive Branch. Thank you!
Has anyone received the Wharton welcome gift?
Best jobs to transfer to from consulting? With remote options perhaps? Or good levels of freedom?
Anyone working in a charter school? Do you like it? How’s the workload and compensation?
A very non serious topic...does anyone take baths/bubble baths as a way to relax? I never have but lately feel like I would love it as a relaxing activity while we are stuck at home. What products do you like?
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Almost the end of my first year starting my own firm. Financially we did incredible, personally I’m exhausted. I’m tired, I don’t want to work for anyone else, but this is alot. I’m constantly hustling for business, constantly getting rejected and excited for the wins when business does come in. I’m just tired.
Anyone have a company or person who created their firm's conflict check procedures? Is that even a thing? I'm just feeling overwhelmed with figuring out how I'm going to keep track of it, especially as I grow. With so many things to keep track of as a solo I feel like this is one I would rather delegate.
I want to hire a contract attorney to assist in my family law practice area. Do you have experience with hiring contract attorneys? How did that work out? How did you pay them?
I am 38 and recently relocated to Charlotte, NC. Been practicing for 2 years with my own firm in CA and was hoping to join a firm in the estate planning/real estate space to get more familiar with the marketplace out here. Seems like firms in that space want someone with much more experience (3-5 years) or are not hiring. When would it be time to throw in the towel and start my own practice out here? Was hoping to join a firm where I could make a community out here but prospects look bleak.
Curious what an attorney’s billable amount looked like in 2012 and then ten years later in 2022. Any takers?
For solo and small law firm owners, I am curious, if you care to share anonymously, when you opened your firm and what kind of revenue you are running this year? I want to just get an idea of what is average or common.
First gen lawyer here (not that that really impacts the question/post) but I see all these posts about entering billable time and appropriate descriptions (mostly in big law or other practice areas (Domestic Relations litigation here)). How often do people here run into clients requesting meetings to have their bills explained or refusing to pay certain work? What’s your practice area, and who in your firm is tasked with these explanation meetings?
I am evaluating an opportunity to join a small firm (4 attorneys plus staff) as an associate but not on salary. Rather, I’d keep a portion of the firm’s collections on matters I work on, and I can choose my rate for my own clients (and would give a portion of those collections back to the firm). Sounds like in time I’d be able to participate in profit sharing program. Curious if others have worked in a similar situation and what pointers you have.
Has anyone ever attended TLU Live? I am considering going this year and was wondering if it was worth the expense.
Finishing up my first year of big law, thinking of starting my own practice while I work at my current position. Thinking that in a few months, I’ll concretely work solely for my own practice full-time￼. How difficult is it to gain clients (mainly PI and civil lit)? My mentor also offered me to be an off counsel while I’m working at my current job so that I can refer cases for a cut, would there be an ethical issue? FYI my firm does unrelated law to PI and doesn’t forbid doing extra work.
How normal is it to be pulled off a trial team because you tell your boss you are moving after trial? I have a trial coming up first week of Oct. This case has been my baby, and I’m going to try it with my boss. I tell my boss up front that, for family reasons, I’ve gotten a new job and will be moving to another city two weeks after trial will likely end. He then gives my trial witnesses to another attorney, but is still going to make me do grunt work. Is he unreasonable or am I?
I’ve been at a small law firm for a year and eight months, and have been an attorney for one year. By small I mean, it’s me and another attorney (I’m the paralegal and law clerk as well). I don’t plan on sticking around, and am actively seeking new employment. Should I ask for a raise even though a raise wouldn’t make me stay? I’m in the San Diego area, I get paid $37 an hour, no benefits, but I get to work from home two days (I commute 104 miles total when I go into the office).
What would you recommend for a PPC service? Also...who would you recommend for a website? Think that’s something I can build myself? My buddy did it with Wix and it looks great. I want a “click here to pay” feature. Thanks everyone!!!
I tested the waters (currently at $105 base)and got offered a position making $125k base +10% comm up to $500k in atty fees that goes to 15% after half a mil in fees. The work is in first party plaintiff (same field im in now). My boss is desperate. He offered to up my base from 105 to 150 and up my EOY bonus to 10k. 200k base salary guaranteed next year in writing if I stay & named partner. some equity the year after.l if I stay. He is a lunatic though. I’m in south Florida. Thoughts on moving?
How do you deal with bad Google reviews? In my case, it's an angry beneficiary, not even my client.
What to get for a new assistant for the holidays? She started working with us two weeks ago. Any ideas?
I’m close to making partner, but need to add about $150k ish to my book to really push me over the hump. I have a strong book already but feel for some reason my momentum has stalled over the last 6 months or so. What do you all do that you find really helps build your book, in addition to networking?
I am a first-year attorney in a 3 person firm (I’m the third). My bosses put me on the PD appointment list to ensure I have work but I absolutely dread court appearances and litigation. I wanted to be a transactional Atty. Over the last 2 weeks I’ve been living in a constant state of panic and (embarrassingly) cry in the bathroom at least once a day due to stress. I’m getting a therapist but am seriously considering leaving the firm with no backup. What do I do?
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