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Upon return from Short-term Disability for mental health reasons for 6 weeks, I was put on "of counsel" status, my compensation based solely on hours I bill and get paid. I'm getting no work. Fishy?

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What was your position before your leave, and did you return with any restrictions or a did you ask to alter your responsibilities or job related stress?

The best associates always get the most work due to the fact that the partners know the work will be quality work, timely done. While you were gone, the partners who previously gave you work got use to giving the work to others. It will take time to reestablish the old patterns and unfortunately, you will once again need to prove your value.

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