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How involved are the partners in your firm with the day to day of cases? Not really involved unless an important depo or trial? I’m a second year and basically do everything short of trial.

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Currently less involved with everything including trial (3rd year insurance defense). Enjoy the freedom you have. It’s a great way to develop and get the experiences you’ll need to be a good attorney, so long as you can go to the partners with questions

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Ugh I wish. Uber micro managers that insist on reviewing EVERYTHING. Even simple motions. Sometimes they ask me to send an email and then tell me exactly what to say 🙄 I’m a 7th year who came from a firm that was the exact opposite so it’s been a rough transition. I’m looking to get out. My first job was similar to your experience. It’s terrrying but you’ll learn a lot. In hindsight, I’m super grateful for that experience.

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That's great of you. I always look for people I can delegate to. If I'm not up your ass I trust you to do the work you're doing and don't feel the need to be on top of them.

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Yeah I’m not bragging or saying it’s always a good thing 🥲 But I definitely get more experience than most my year

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Mine is not involved at all. I’m a 5th year and he just kinda expects to pick up an exhibit book and hit the hearing. In my area and jurisdiction, we require a Joint Trial Management Certificate before any contested hearing. He has one due today and didn’t realize the opposing counsel (who is responsible for initial drafting and ultimate filing) got him one Monday for our client’s positions. He’ll often make me do them—like everything— last minute. He literally wants to be handed the evidence a few days before trial and try the case.

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Same and it’s honestly a bit terrifying at times.

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Depends on the case and client

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I’ve also had it both ways and am still on the fence about which is the better management style. It also depends on the type of case. And, so long as the partners keeping you informed of any developments they’re privy to and documents they’re receiving, I think it can be good to just take the ball and run.

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Not at all. As a second year, it’s terrifying. I’m looking to get out. If I was more senior, I think this would be okay but not right now.

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