Was anyone else livid the blizzard missed us this morning? We really needed some nice fresh powder!
I am expecting my second child after 10 years and I need to decide if I'll be having a second C-section or VBAC. I am scared of either option but need to make a decision soon. Can you please share your experience on either options? Thanks in advance.
Would anyone be interested in a new bowl geared toward discussing underlying tech with no speculation/price talk? I feel like these two topics are distinct and should be separated
If you were making 120k base in NYC and got laid off, how much will you get for unemployment?
My long distance partner is visiting the week after christmas. What are some recommendations for things to do in the city? I’m thinking a festive dinner, or maybe a rooftop or holiday concert?
Any tips or resources to share on how to become a Social Media Manager and how to get started?
I hate when customers say “I understand it’s not your fault” and then continue to be rude anyway.
Pros and cons of getting work through staffing companies? I.e fbi, Russel Tobin, onward search, etc. Any in particular to stay away from or are they all leeches? Does it make a difference...
When did you know your firm wasn't right for you? I'm not sure if it's just the stress of being a new attorney with a family or if my job isn't the right fit. I work in civil litigation and am consistently below my billables. I can't stay late because my kids need me and I can't work on the weekends because I have to maintain my house and take care of my kids. I'm being constantly told to work harder, stay later, etc but it's not practical. Or am I not approaching this with the right mindset?
I’m about a week away from my last day and there is one colleague (a VP) trying to make my life miserable. How can I keep my cool and not tell the company my last day is today lol?
Realtors do you believe in power of Branding, has it worked for you?
One of my recent client a 'New Realtor' closed 16 deals in his first 6 months and 27 in the 1st year. We helped him build his personal brand and showed him how to differentiate in a crowded market and build trust with his target audience.
If you are a Realtor DM me and I can share the process with you 👍
Lowkey, i feel like diversity groups or organizations are overrated, I found more opportunities from previous coworkers
What’s up with Saatchi and Saatchi Wellness these days? Still eh or are things looking up?
Can someone recommend a great NYC stylist that specializes in natural hair care? Ready stop cutting my hair and let it grow 😅
Planning to treat myself to a new designer bag this season! Looking to spend around 1500 or under and in the mood for something small, fun, and cute￼ that will be versatile for going out, brunch, etc.￼ let’s see some ideas!!!!
I have a GREAT school. Only one thing I can't quite get a handle on. Bus disciline. Anyone have any sucessful plans?
Additional Posts in London Law
Self-described ‘aggressive litigators’ are insecure lawyers compensating poor technical skills with unjustified pressure.
To those who were NQs in 2008/2009 and didn’t get retained - what did you do? Did you paralegal? I’m a fourth seater really struggling to find anything as literally no firms are recruiting NQs right now.
Moving to London in June for a permanent role. What's a good area to live in, friends? Looking for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom place ideally.
Are BigLaw hours in London really that bad? Would an MC firm be a safer option as a foreign qualified lawyer looking to make a move.
If anyone is considering a move to CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang hit me up for insights/referral
Any thoughts on Latham in London? Considering a move out of MC and hear they are very strong at Finance. Also any insight into base pay bracket for 2PQE?
What are people views on electronic signing of documents E.g. Docusign, Adobe sign etc? Have a counterparty freaking out over the suggestion.i just assumed we were all from this century now and had accepted as valid.
Has anyone here ever worked offshore e.g. Cayman Islands? If so, what are your thoughts on working/living there?
UK attorney moving to the UK: how much money do you need to make to be able to live well in London? I’m on the NY scale but might need to take a pay cut. How much is good non-NYC scale pay for London?
Does anybody have experience working with Fried Frank? I have an interview with them for a Funds NQ role and they seem like a great fit, but I just wanted to see if anyone has any inside insight.
What are peoples opinions on work from home? It seems to be an unpopular opinion but as a junior I despise it. I work 3 feet from my bed, I find the barriers of a phone/email between me and a senior to add a huge amount of stress to my life and I think it’s stunting my career development at my firm because I can’t build relationships as effectively. I’ve never at all had mental health issues before but now am really starting to feel burnt out and anxious most of the time. What do you think?
Hello, I am a big law associate in the US looking to relocate to the UK. How difficult is this to do? Can this be done?
Starting as a trainee at large international (but UK-HQed) firm soon. Does anyone have any general advice on seat planning?
Does anyone have insight into Google's commercial counsel roles in the UK? E.g. department structure, compensation, typical work day eyc
US Lawyers in London: how are you doing your taxes in US and UK to avoid double taxation? Do you use an accountant?
I am a US attorney with a very reputable environmentaL firm. Passed the MCT and will take the OSCE in May. Would love any and all advice about how law firm or in-house hiring in London works.
I'm moving from Scotland to London in September, looking to buy a flat, what are some nice / ok areas within 45 minute commute of Paddington?
Looking around the £300-£350k mark.
Obviously viewing are tricky just now so would prefer to avoid any areas that are overly...stab-y from my search to save some time.
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