Posted this awhile back, but no responses (it may have gotten lost in the shuffle). For those of you who decided to leave the firm at the end of your maternity leave, how did you handle the process? Did you give notice just before you returned? On your first day back? (Dealing with Covid-related child care issues - not starting a new job in the short-term.) TIA! Appreciate this group’s shared wisdom.
Can anyone tell me where I can declare a home loan in the Payroll portal?
I am a little confused...
What's the quality of SAP projects in PwC India?
Can you help in listing out companies in Chennai that offer permanent WFH
#thoughtworks #Cisco #atlassian
What are some peoples favorite PM resources? Here are a few of mine:
- Cracking the PM Interview
- The Product Book - free e-book https://productschool.com/the-product-book/
- Product Folk’s Guide to learning PM skills https://280group.com/product-management-resources/free-downloads/
- ProductPlan - PM resource guide - https://www.productplan.com/learn/resources-for-product-managers/
- Good product Manager / Bad Product Manager - https://a16z.com/2012/06/15/good-product-managerbad-product-manager/
Kindly advise if Morgan Stanley creates a 100 employee lay-off list every year.
Is this true or a rumour.
Thanks in advance.
I need an answer for "Think back to the most recent complex decision you had to make or problem that you had to solve. Describe in detail the process you used to make the decision or solve the problem. What sources of information did you use? How much time did you have, and how much time did you take?
Are early promotions being frozen?
Been thinking about striking it out on my own. Have some top notch litigation and transaction experience in the construction and energy space. I’ve represented small shops up through global players. Thoughts? Recommendations? Advice?
Solve Minneapolis is hiring.
how is the western union account in hcl?@hcl
I'm earning 20LPA. Im the only earning man in my family. Is it a good choice i send wife to Germany or UK and I move in dependent visa?
Can I work there for EY?
Dm me for referrals in infosys.
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Any thoughts on Salesforce vs ServiceNow in terms of career potential? I’ve been aligned to ServiceNow for years but I’m considering a shift
Additional Posts in Small Law / Solos
Anyone do subscription based pricing? I’ve been seeing this a lot lately, curious if it works?
Any tips on representing a distressed company in a potential small exit? Not sure what we need to have in place.
I need some words of wisdom from this esteemed bowl. I have been an associate for almost 2 years in civil litigation with my bread and butter being family and marital law. I have the drive and desire to operate a solo practice with an emphasis on family law as that is my most comfortable area. I've been loved by all my clients and believe I have the charisma to attract new ones. It's not a matter of if I'll go solo but when. Any advice and/or potential pitfalls of going solo so soon?
Putting in notice today at a very small firm that the owner wished for me to take over one day. It’s time, and it’s complicated, but according to former associates he’s acted completely unreasonable in response to associates leaving. Wish me luck.
Venting… I had a PC reach out last week for services (commercial real estate) who proceeded to tell me that their project is going to make me the “gold standard” , so rich and etc. further they wanted me to send them a plan of everything needed for all the phases of development and an estimated cost. The call completely drained me and rubbed me the wrong way. Then they brought up my age and me being younger, saying it’s an opportunity of a life time. It felt extremely condescending.
I was offered a partnership at a small firm I used to work at before my current also small firm. We had come to terms and I expected to inform my current firm. To my surprise, my current firm made me a significant offer to stay. Not a partnership, but making more money and better benefits. I’m torn because the other firm is under the impression I’m coming in as a partner. But I can’t turn away from the significant offer I have from my current firm, where I enjoy working. Any advice/thoughts?
Do you charge separately for prints, paper, mailing or is that calculated into your fee?
How do you keep track of your time when you go solo? Making the transition soon and I'm wondering if I should invest in any specific software.
Is there a general standard of rule of thumb for associate comp outside of biglaw’s fixed scale? E.g., x% of expected billings, or y% of a contingency fee goes to associate bonuses? How do things work at your small-law firm?
Hey solos! Do any of you draft prenups? If so, do you charge a flat fee or retainer? What is your hourly rate?
I have a college student wanting to intern at my new solo firm this summer. I totally can’t afford to pay her, but I also don’t plan on making her “work” but instead will teach her and add value through her internship experience. Is this permissible? Do I need to be cautious for any reason?
For those that have their own firms, do you mind sharing your overall profit for the last couple of years/practice area? I’m trying to decide if I should open up my own shop. Anyone regret starting their own business? Any and all advice greatly appreciated.
I’m an associate attorney at a mid-size family law practice. (5 attorneys, 3 support staff). I’ve been here for 3 years and just asked for a raise to $130k from $90k. My annual billable target is 1400. However, since I’ve been here I’ve barely broken 1000 despite working my ass off. I bill out at $375. They told me no more raises unless I start taking my own cases. Now they just hired a new associate and are paying him $170k and he takes his own cases. Am I being unreasonable asking for $130k?
Does anyone have an email template they like when making "cold call" introductions to other professionals/potential referral sources? I'm a transactional attorney who needs to build a referral network with CPAs, financial planners, etc., and invite them to come to me with questions or send their referrals on over! Bonus points if you have more than one or one which is more easily customizable.
Anyone utilize an subscription based “outside general counsel?” If so, what is your experience and provide any advice you’d like to share.
Small firms in Arkansas (especially rural Arkansas), what would you say is an average salary for a third year associate? Considering asking my boss for a raise, but I don’t want to be out of line.
Young solo here w/ a question about fees: 1. A local solo criminal defense attorney has offered to pay me to go and make appearances before the Court on some of her cases to make announcements. (For example, “ready when reached”). I’m open to doing this and this attorney is asking what my fee would be? Does anyone have thoughts or opinions on what a reasonable fee would be to do something like this? Hourly? Flat Fee? 2. I want to ensure this is ethical. I don’t see an issue with this. Thoughts?
Does anybody have a resource available for pricing and billing? I am 2 years out of law school, working as a corporate attorney, and wanting to go solo. Ideally, I will take my corporate client with me, but am working to build work on the side during the transition. Also, do you have any recommendations for document preparation? I would like to draft wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents, but would like a resource that has boilerplate provisions to utilize as a reference.
What would you say are the main perks of being at a small firm vs big law? I know the pay can be a lot less.
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