Working on a presentation re. legal ethics in 2020. Anyone heard of anything interesting we should include?

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The ethics of working remotely in a state you’re not barred in.

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I did this! Most states should allow it unless you’re soliciting local clients (“systematic practice” approach) and if you need you can usually get a letter from the bar saying you’re ok within the rules to remote to your state from their state.

Texting, social media posts, tinder etc. is always amusing

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I heard of an attorney putting a graphic exhibit as their Zoom background. Opposing counsel didn’t object, so it stayed that way the rest of trial.

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You have to make the oxymoron joke (lawyers have ethics?).

(Sorry.)

You should put together a bit about ethics for those willing to text clients since eDiscovery is pretty standard now on platforms like commercial G Voice making documentation communications simple, but old rules like misleading clients about your availability can actually cause ethics complaint issues if your client is a rampant texter, you allowed it, then you suddenly cut your text availability to them down greatly.

Also, a primer on ethics rules, non-compete and the practice of law may be helpful. A lot of attorneys are picking up side gigs due to salary and bonus slashing, but some firms may have bad/ethics barred noncompete terms in their agreements with attorneys that may make them think they can’t do the gigwork.

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Hi fishes,

I have given counter offer to DBS with 25 LPA (Fixed) + 2.5 LPA (Variable).
They are saying for the experience of 7.8 years they can give max of 25 LPA (24 LPA fixed + 1 LPA as pf deductable) + 2.4 LPA Variable and cannot increase more than this.
Tech stack: Java, AWS, Spring Boot.

How should I convince them?

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Got invited to interview with L.E.K.!!! Any tips on how to prep for the cases?

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Watching the dog show. And can't get WE'RE ALL STARS NOW IN THE DOPE SHOW by Marilyn Manson outta me head. 🤷

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Hi Fishes,

Can any one let me know Automation with Python or Automation with Java.

Which has a more job opportunities in the market.

Personally I ma interested in Python.

But need to know market interest. Thanks.

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Thank you Sandra and Katherine! Bye bye CPA Exam!

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I have been selected in a product based company (500-1000 employees) with 9 lpa package as full stack developer - 2.5 years.
My skills are average as a full stack developer as i worked mostly in support projects in MNC.
I fear that as I am selected with high package, so they might be expecting too much from me and if I don't deliver that they will kick me out.

Pls suggest am I overthinking this or what should be my approach going forward.

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Hi Fishes,
My brother is a central government employee and has experience in Aeronautics(I know the government sector, group A, peace of mind, job security), he has never been to out of India. He is on fire and wants to move out of the current job(basically he is on bench for the last 3-4 years). He wants to relocate from India to Europe, Canada etc. I have limited knowledge on settling abroad, may I know what are the ways to move abroad being as a government employee.

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Considering a PM offer at Twilio, vs another smaller startup where I’m more excited about the product. How well-known/respected is Twilio in the industry? Worth taking just for the brand name?

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I have raised end employment in my current company SAP Labs yesterday. Can I know when I can see the process in portal?

SAP Oracle

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Starting as an ProServ EM at AWS in less than a month. Would anyone recommend Linux+ or Network+?

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Any idea if Deloitte does premium processing for H1B transfers?

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At UHY do they provide acrobat pro subscriptions I can't live without pdf compare? Applying to a position there. Office 365?

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I am an account executive responsible for new business and renewals. If i equip myself to do product demos and not depending on the solution specialist, can i demand an increase in base salary? Or overall package? Please share your feedback.

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Smaller/newer startups: What’s something legal-related that commonly comes up in your company that you wish you had legal help on but don’t want to pay attorney rates for?

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Thinking about doing fractional GC/ CCO or support for smaller financial firms think RIAs under 50 people. What do you think would be a good price point for these services? I’m thinking 5k per month. But want to know what the general consensus is. We wouldn’t put a limit on services.

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Hi All, Can you please tell me whether there is any percentage criteria for experience candidate in LTIMindtree like 60% throughout or not.

Thanks in advance for your valuable suggestions.

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Welp, missed my train. Looks like it’s a WFH day. What should I UberEats for breakfast in the loop?

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Folks with c++? What’s ur yoe and ctc?
Want to get an idea of how JPMC pays for this tech stack

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Told my line manager recently I was burning out (typically on calls until 11:30pm 3+ nights a week). Response was”I’m busy too”. Any good response to this? Feel like I’m generally pretty resilient but wondering if this is time to work on my resume.

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Besides cash, what are some other gifts you got for your paralegal/assistant at EOY?

Recommendations on study material for the California bar attorney's exam? TIA

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Thoughts on boutique firms? Pros and cons?

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As a new associate, just having graduated and taken the bar, what expectations do you have for the work you will handle in a transactional practice you are joining... In the first few days, first few months and the end of your first year?

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I checked my direct deposit and noticed I was given a significant raise. I have only been at the firm for 2 months and no one has talked to me about a raise. I triple checked it wasn’t a math error on my end. Is it possible I got a raise so quickly into a new job? Probably not, right? What should I do?

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Movie streaming time. Best literary classic adaptation?

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Is there any easy way to bill for emails? At the end of each month I spend way too much time trying to collect the 0.1s from the month. I go day by day with my emails, sent then received. It’s so boring and time consuming but I have never known an easier way (aside from entering emails daily, but I find that doesn’t work either because if you get multiple emails on a case in a day, you’d have to keep editing the entry.) F billable hours

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I had an interview at a law firm and their recruiter wants to talk on a Sunday afternoon. Is this a red flag about company culture and not respecting weekend time? Or are they just in a big hurry and want to get my offer done quickly so they snag me before someone else?

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Some good news after almost 11 months of applying and interviews and lots of rejections finally got an offer! In NYC small firm, ex big law folks, no billable hours, niche practice area, appearance of forwarded thinking firm, remote till who knows when, emphasis on pro bono initiatives and building book of business. The catch salary. Was making around 140k at last firm with 1800 billable. Offer is 85k and revist to bump to around 100k in several months after review (plus discretionary bonus)

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Anyone having any luck in breaking leases “BEFORE” move in date at University/On Campus condo housing in Arizona? If common areas won’t be open in building and the University does not open campus physically, any precedent?

Currently only reason in AZ that is close: The Rental Unit Is Unsafe or Violates Arizona Health or Safety Codes / Current statute: Arizona law (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 33-1363 to -1365)

Would this include not abiding by state mandated Covid public space rules to open?

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Dealing with baglog

What are some strategies for dealing with backlog? While working from home I've had a propensity to procrastinate and now have gotten behind on several files. I know I need to grind to turn them around before the clients asks for an update, but that's easier said than done during the day with conference calls, emails, and new "urgent" work that doesn't stop.

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Have a lot going on both in terms of work and personal life and could use support to stay on top of things. I have a new assistant and she’s great but I don’t really use her and don’t know how best to utilize her for my purposes. How do you all use your assistants to make life easier? Note I’m a 3rd year, corporate/transactional.

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Trying to get hold of some ARPA grant funds for my org. Where do I begin?

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Comp question: I’m in plaintiff litigation in a major east coast city. I receive $148k base, and have been making another $150k or so in commissions. I have 13 YOE and feel like I’m making significantly less than my colleagues with similar experience. Should I ask for a substantial raise in base and/or an increased percentage in commission?

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I joined a firm three months ago but was recently offered the opportunity to lateral to another firm for significantly more money and less billables. How common/appropriate is it to move firms this soon? This firm has waited more than 2 years for me to come on, has been supportive, and so far the work atmosphere has been good, but the money factor and less work is tempting at the other firm. Thoughts?

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Harrison Barnes Annoying!!!
How do I STOP receiving those annoying and spammy emails and texts from the disgusting Harrison Barnes???
I have emailed them several times about removing my name from their mailing and texting list yet they continue to email me!!! I have directed their stuff to my junk folder yet they continue to make their way to my inbox!!! How does anyone think this is an acceptable way of doing business??? Unbelievable!!!

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Is there any attorney job that exists where I can be fully remote and have 0 interaction with people or do I just need to leave this profession

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Does anyone else like to download the “Original Image” of published opinions from WestLaw rather than the version that appears on the site?

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If I don’t want to make partner (don’t love business development) and just want to practice law, what options do I have? Midlevel in BL right now and looking for a path that is not up or out.

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How to deal with mild racism from clients and partners in the office? (Continued)

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