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If you’re fired from big law, do you get severance? What does that look like? Seems like a win.

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Many firms will tell you to find another job and will give you ~3 months to do that. During that time, they will keep you on the website and pay you your normal salary. But after that period, your employment would end and you generally would not get any additional severance. This of course varies by firm and also depends on why you were fired (e.g., pushed out or misconduct). Some long-term senior associates at my firm have been given longer transition periods (5-6 months).

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Depends.

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My prior firm gave the option of 3 months of pay and website time or 50% of pay for 6 months and 6 months of website time.

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When I got stealth laid off last year, I got three months severance, and they gave me a choice of three months on the website/employed by the firm or lump sum. My recruiter was already looking for places for me, so I got to take a good chunk of that with me.

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