Hi everyone, relatively new to this app. My question is what is the typical day in the life of a corporate lawyer. What type of work will you be doing as you progress throughout your career. Thanks

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Wake up and stare at mind-numbingly boring tasks that would probably take me 5 hours to do but end up taking at least 9 because I can’t find the will to grind through this for the rest of my life but the inevitable follow-ups drive me to produce

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Wake up look at my work phone and make sure nothing exploded last night

Get to the office between 9:00-9:30, release time from yesterday and check emails that came through. Spend 9:30-10:00 responding/following up on emails and cranking out as many small .1s as possible

10:00-12:30 work on whatever substantive assignment I have pending, due diligence, doc prep, research, etc

12:30 go grab something to eat and bring it back to my desk.

1:00-3:30; conference calls, emails, work on substantive assignments

3:30-4:00 tell myself today is slow I can probably leave early

4:30 a mountain of emails hits me and I get 4 “urgent” assignments.

4:30-7:15 crank out these new urgent assignments.

7:15 head home.

This is pretty standard for me, unless there is a pending closing I’m usually out of office by 7:15

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Big law. Amlaw top 10. Miami

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Hahaha I’ve been told that the work of a corporate lawyer is like that. From a scale of 1-5, how hard would you say the work is? I’ve heard that anyone can do the work, only issue is that it’s long. Is that true? Many thanks for your response.

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