Lateraled to a new firm and like the people and work, but support is abysmal. Barely any juniors, few paralegals, assistants assigned to too many attorneys. How to tell whether it’s worth sticking it out?

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Start jobhunting kiddo. Tell prospective new employers that your current firm did not deliver on a number of promises made in the recruitment process.

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A3 does it need to be true?

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Lit mid level, FWIW

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Want to refer me to your group? Current 2nd year with a SSC clerkship and big firm experience

I’ve been at two biglaw firms in a large secondary market; this has been my experience at both.

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Whoever runs @Biglawboiz is so insufferable.

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Are there any normal middle of the road juniors, or is it all either people who want to dip at 5 PM or people who are freaking out that they’re only billing 45 hours in the second week of stub year? Today I had to lecture one of my juniors twice about the fact that he shouldn’t be staying up until 4 AM doing non-urgent shit, and then had to lecture another junior because he goes AFK at like 4pm whenever he feels like it. ???

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I recently lateraled to big law from a medium to large sized firm. I was generally very happy with the people I worked with at the previous firm and moderately happy with the work I was doing. I left because I was concerned about the viability of the firm, but I really hate my new firm. People aren’t as nice as I’m used to, no positive reinforcement, etc. My old firm told me I was always welcome to come back. How long do I wait to go back if that’s ultimately what I decided I wanted to do?

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I wrote the entirely of a memo that was filed with a partners name on it. I want to use it as a writing sample for a job app. I don’t know exactly what the rules are here but I don’t want to ask for permission to use it but I also don’t want trouble. Am I being super paranoid here or can a prospective firm somehow show my firm/partner my application materials?

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Seeing that the compatibility of Marxist views with working in big law has been a major discussion point, here’s my take:

I strongly believe that capitalism and eternal growth is doomed to fail, and to end capitalism as quickly as possible, capitalism should be intensified.

Where does that happen? Through big law! I could quit, become a weird activist only my own echochamber listens to, or work to self-destruct capitalism while living a financially secure life myself.

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