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I’m actually in the Ventura/SB area, but lived in LA for 6 years until a few months ago. Couldn’t find decent paying work in LA but found a great gig here. 1) 12 attorneys, 2) 1500 hours annually, 3) $130k, 4) 10% origination bonus which will amount to about $15k, 5) excellent quality of life/no weekend work, 6) $200k debt, 7) single. Enjoying the central coast much more than LA but have considered making a move to LA big law to help pay down debt faster.

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1) 15 attorneys, 7 paralegals
2) no billables
3) $65,000 base salary with bonuses for settlements or referrals
4) 5% of fees brought in and 25% of fees on referrals
5) eat, sleep, work - you can have a live/work balance but you won’t get many bonuses
6) $250,000 remaining but I’m only in my second year as an associate
7) in a committed relationship but not yet married

1) 20 lawyers
2) 1700
3) 170k
4) don’t know, but I heard associates got 25k last year
5) no nights or weekends so far.
7) engaged no kids

1) 650+ attnys; 2) 1950; 3)165k; 4) 5k (wasn’t here a full year, but met my quota billables and good review); 5) fine (I exercise multiple times a week and have a social life; 6) 140k; 7) single.

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