What’s timeframe for a conflict and background check? Conflicts should be nonexistent. Background is clean.

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Roughly two weeks. Could be more, could be less.


It depends. Are you coming from big law? Do you have a lot of prior work? Are you bringing portable work? In conflicts the length of the check depends on how many prior matters you’ve worked on, portable work and the firms risk tolerance (ie do they run corporate trees for all entities or direct names only).

I’d say on average a partner at an AmLaw 100 firm takes about week to clear and an associate 2-3 days depending on the departments workload.

Background checks generally come back in 2-3 days but conflicts depends on the firm.

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