What does it mean 'all the best' at the end of the interview. Is it interviewer indirectly saying I am not selected?
Just wait til 1/21 🍾 🥂
What events would Toronto folks recommend for New Year’s Eve? New to the city and trying to plan it ahead
Anyone hiring SAE or junior planners in NY?
At what income (if any) should you consider switching from a Roth to Traditional for the immediate tax savings?
I'm on pace for a 230k yearly income and I'd literally rather set my money on fire than send it to the Federal government. I'm not sure I'll feel the same in retirement and I imagine I'd be pulling out less than 230k/yr., so I'm wondering if it's time to go Traditional.
Any book recommendations on becoming a likable / more social and have good conversations type of person? Thanks!
Random Tangent: After year end results were delivered, staff received meager 3.8% adjustments, which is far from the news reports of 7.9% USA inflation. In short, essentially everyone in the company just took a paycut. And yet there's bafflement in the C suite when we see less than a week later a handful of key contributors leaving.
My boss has started giving me tons of work that has nothing to do with my contract. How do I set boundaries politely?
When pitching your group at a midsized firm’s services to potential clients such as PE firms, what selling points would you push for as to why you’re better suited than, or at least a good option over, big NY firms? I’m thinking more competitive fees for one, but what else would convince a PE investor to retain a midsized firm/keep them in mind?
Still on a sugar rush or coming down from it ?
Came to my office expecting to find a package w a SIMPLE IRA app and a check from a new prospect; find it and a signed check for $14k. Only problem was she had left the PAY TO THE ORDER OF field blank
It just feels so good to enjoy a quiet moment with your friends after a day in the field, the feeling of companionship can be felt even through the silence. I'll never forget those moments.
Additional Posts in Law
A partner keeps asking me specifically why a document is drafted a certain way or things like “did we really not include X?” I didn’t draft the document, a senior on the team did who is apparently fine with leaving me out to dry. What’s the best way to handle this? Is there a way to ask the senior to address the questions without sounding too passive aggressive? Or do I just let the partner know that I don’t have insight into why since I didn’t draft it?
Imposter Syndrome Reality Check and the Power of IDK
“If you're great at what you do, people come to you for answers.
For lawyers especially, we're paid to have answers for our clients.
So saying "I don't know" can feel weak. It triggers our imposter syndrome.
But sometimes, it's the most powerful thing you can do.
Because you can then lay out a plan to find the answer. You can tap the right people.
And chances are that you'll arrive at an even better result.”
When student loan payments resume is there any reason for me to not immediately spend all of my savings (minus my emergency fund) to pay them off?
How many fellow ESQS. are WFH? This is my first week at the new firm (and I’m WFH) and I’m all sorts of anxious. SOS
Sincerest apologies for what is going to be a longish post. I presently work in a mixed transactions and white collar law practice in what would be considered a Big Law firm in my country. The firm is amazing but my partner and their practice is not.
I’ve been interviewing at other place but being a recent graduate etc. (albeit with a lot of past experience), there aren’t a lot of jobs.
Continued in comments...
Just heard of the story of a senior who was fired because she was interviewing at a new firm, and this new firm called her current firm for references. Obviously they (cont’d)...
what is your firm's practice of billing Lexis and Westlaw? Do you bill it? If so, at cost or markup?
Do you all work weekends (non-govt attys) as a matter of practice? Do all partners/shareholders work weekends? If I have trials to prepare for or motions to finish I do, but I am unsure if this is the standard or if it’s every weekend. I once had a partner at my firm tell me he worked 6 days/week and would only take Saturdays off if needed. 5 year atty in ID in TX for context.
Which books would you recommend to a product counel for tech startup about strategy, management, and leadership?
Has anyone who has transitioned from IP lit to IP transactions/tech transactions regretted it? I’m considering this move but want to understand any downsides that I may not have on my radar. For context, I am a first-year IP lit associate in NY with a CS/EE background.
What project/task management software or systems do you use for non-court deadlines (e.g., follow up emails with clients/partners, your own due dates for various items, organized to do lists (by matter), tickler systems, etc.)?
What are some of the questions you’d ask after you’ve been made an offer to join a firm / in-house position but before you accept?
Why did you switch from plaintiff to defense?
Anyone gone from 1900 to 2000 billable hours required? It’s for more money but I’m scared.
Anyone in marketing law? Just started a new job looking for any recommendations (books, blogs) to brush up on.
Anyone ever regret clerking?
How does someone transition from low-end ID (MVAs, slip & falls) to L&E without the experience? Anyone do this successfully?
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