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Where my fellow government attorneys at?

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Sleeping, probably. Still kinda early.

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I work for a private law firm that represents tribal governments. I am going in house with a tribe next month 😁

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I will be their first ever child support enforcement attorney. I am hoping if I am efficient enough that they will also let me work on ICWA/child in need cases as well.

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I represent local governments and municipalities

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I’m a Public Law attorney for local governments but practicing in a multi office private law firm in California.

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I work in state government. Love the work (really feel like I’m making a difference every day) and the hours, hate the pay... 😭

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Recently I cleared 2 technical rounds and had salary discussion with HR on 26th July.
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Thoughts?

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Does Cognizant try to retain employees by matching or coming close to offer in hand of an employee who resigned

Have you all heard about this new thing called "quiet quitting"? Must be nice! Really wish people would just leave their jobs if they don't like them. Imagine if all of us "quiet quit".

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That’s it. Done with this madhouse agency life… Looking for Sr PM roles marketing in-house, at a tech or SaaS company, or nonprofit. Advice? Tips? Encouragement 🙏🏼

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I'm tired of this ho life. Someone trap me quick!

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Has anyone gotten a low follicle count (accompanied by a lower than average AMH) at baseline and then ended up retrieving a lot more eggs? If so, how aggressive was your stim protocol and do you think it was too aggressive?

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Any out of state investors here? I’ve read and done quite a bit of research on cash flowing markets but have failed to take action. How did you get over the hump?

This is the thread to boast about a creative deal that you made by using leverage and/or collateral.

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What would you consider to be pinnacle examples of a perfectly executed and put together strategy?

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Is here someone here who has insights about XPERI Corporation and the work life balance in the organization?

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Asking for a friend who’s joining EY soon: can you stay in and fly out of non Home Office City? E.g. home office Chicago, staying in Toronto, flying in/out of Toronto every week?

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Litigator 🐠 -
How many plaintiff depos have you taken?
Practice area?
Size firm (if applicable)?
Years of practice?

I’m part of our firm’s professional development group and the junior associates have been pushing for a depo skills workshop. Someone suggested senior associates help put it together, which was ironic coming from a partner who never allows seniors the opportunity to take depos. Anyway, hoping to get a sense of whether we’re on par before meeting with the practice group chairs.

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10th year partner at litigation defense firm. My billables are 2040 a year, with no time off. BD and associate training are non billable but required.

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How do you bill/log time accurately when you’re toggling between tasks? I feel like I lose time because I lose focus or shift to different matters frequently. Any advice or suggestions?

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Discovery is my least favorite part about litigating but special "love" to the keyboard tough guys who write 10 page hyperbolic meet and confer letters but become total pushovers on the phone 🙄

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I am waiting to hear back regarding a potential job with a big law firm. I first interviewed with a partner in early December, then had a block interview in early January. The position was for the LA office, and I subsequently expressed interest in the Chicago office. I’m still in regular contact with the recruiters and the first partner I interviewed with. Is this a normal amount of time to wait for an answer?

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Too few big law firms have CEOs / CFOs -- lawyers are not trained to be managers

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Does anyone else feel like their job involves a lot more sitting in an office alone than you originally thought? —frustrated extrovert

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Any recommendations for a career coach? I'm a mid-level looking towards promotion to senior associate so looking for coaching on management and bd (but not opposed to advice on exit opportunities, just don't know much about intentionally charting a career path beyond stick it out at the firm)

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It is possible to negotiate a raise as a first year in Big Law (lock step)? What are some of the grounds you would think are reasonable to raise? It’s hard knowing I work twice the hours of some of my peers and get paid the same...

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Hot Take: OCI is not a good way to recruit lawyers. It and I is not the best career path for many lawyers.

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Thinking of going back to my former in-house gig after being in corporate private practice for the last year and a half but its a situation where I wont have a good mentor to learn from. I’m in my 6th year of practice. Anyone have any thoughts on what I should do or how I can continue to develop skills in-house without a mentor?

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I’m assigned to a case I hate with a passion. It’s worse than watching paint dry. Whatever the outcome, society won’t benefit anything from it. How do you cope?

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Does anybody know the salary scale for Buchalter?

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My wife is starting a full time job after 2 years. I’ve been paying all the expenses since we’ve been married. We each have our own separate accounts and a joint account. Her salary will be around $50-$75k. We agreed she needs to contribute to the expenses and I was thinking that starting off paying half the rent would be reasonable ($1,500). Maybe put that amount per month into the joint account and then she can do what she wants with the rest? Reasonable? How do others handle expenses?

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Offer pending background/reference check.

Can’t use my current company, which would’ve been a great reference. Thinking of partner from my last firm and a former law professor of mine who I worked closely, as I need 2 (preferably manager/colleague refs).

Would this be adequate?

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Help with theme for wine gifts to secretarial staff.
We get them wine and previous years the wine has had “themes.” Please see below for more.

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I’m at a mid Atlantic region firm with just over 100 lawyers. We do insurance defense. I am a 3rd year based in the New York office I am currently making 80k a year with a 5k bonus when I hit 2100hr

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