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I’m in a predicament. I just started as a senior at a new role in a v25 and just found my wife is pregnant. This firm knows I had a baby a year ago as well and took pat leave (at my prior firm). Any hesitation I should have requesting pat leave here now? Timing definitely sucks but it is what it is.

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Take the leave. You can get another big law job. You can’t get those first few weeks back. ETA I have two kids and was denied extended paternity leave for both of them and I have lived to regret not pushing harder and demanding it

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Nope. Take the leave.

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It is there to be used. Use it. They will get their work out of you in the end. Enjoy and Congrats!

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I know my firm requires you to work there for a year before taking paternity leave, might want to confirm the new firm’s policy

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They let me WFH for a week. Was not particularly helpful because I could not unplug (this was in 2018)

You’re a senior? You could ask for the partners first born in addition to 4 month paternity and they might give it to you.

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Take the leave. If they push back maybe you could offer to split it up. A female friend did that when she announced her pregnancy 2 months into a new firm job. And, congrats.

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