What salary are you looking for

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby r6_philly » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:19 pm

You asked "Do you" on top and "Could you" at the bottom.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby Veyron » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:21 pm

r6_philly wrote:You asked "Do you" on top and "Could you" at the bottom.


Sorry, that's a B- and 20 years of DOC REVIEW for you. TY for playing.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby r6_philly » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:22 pm

Veyron wrote:
r6_philly wrote:You asked "Do you" on top and "Could you" at the bottom.


Sorry, that's a B- and 20 years of DOC REVIEW for you. TY for playing.


But B- is above median.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby Veyron » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:30 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Veyron wrote:
r6_philly wrote:You asked "Do you" on top and "Could you" at the bottom.


Sorry, that's a B- and 20 years of DOC REVIEW for you. TY for playing.


But B- is above median.


LOLWUT? Not at a T-14

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby r6_philly » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:32 pm

Veyron wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Veyron wrote:
r6_philly wrote:You asked "Do you" on top and "Could you" at the bottom.


Sorry, that's a B- and 20 years of DOC REVIEW for you. TY for playing.


But B- is above median.


LOLWUT? Not at a T-14


Grade inflation?

Forget doc review, I will just do my solo practice and consult on the side.

Add: seriously, I can't see myself doing biglaw. Money's not worth it.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby Veyron » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:48 pm

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But B- is above median.[/quote]

LOLWUT? Not at a T-14[/quote]

Grade inflation? Yup

Forget doc review, I will just do my solo practice and consult on the side. Better have little debt (though with your numbers - if you go for Penn you may very well get a nice scholly

Add: seriously, I can't see myself doing biglaw. Money's not worth it. Many people enjoy working for a large firm. The money is just an added bonus. I have friends who wouldn't want to do anything else. Don't let the bunch of fucking babies in this board complaining about it like its hell or something influence you. Its not for everyone but its not not for anyone either.[/quote]
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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby Noval » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:54 pm

a) 70-90K + Bonus and Benefits.(Montreal Midlaw and BigLaw both start at this point, market isn't so saturated here and cost of studies are relatively low, so most don't have debt + Montreal is an amazing city, look it up)

b) Assuming i make partner in a few years, i'll make anywhere between 200,000-3,000,000 but at the cost of shittier lifestyle and more risks.(Once you hit Senior Partner.)
If i go in-house, i'll make anywhere between 100,000 for a simple position to 250,000 for good one all with good lifestyle.



Right now i make around 140,000$ + Bonus and Benefits to totalize a fairly decent salary/lifestyle considering Mtl BigLaw hours are like 65 hours/week.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby Veyron » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:55 pm

Noval wrote:a) 70-90K + Bonus and Benefits.(Montreal Midlaw and BigLaw both start at this point, market isn't so saturated here and cost of studies are relatively low, so most don't have debt + Montreal is an amazing city, look it up)

b) Assuming i make partner in a few years, i'll make anywhere between 200,000-3,000,000 but at the cost of shittier lifestyle and more risks.(Once you hit Senior Partner.)
If i go in-house, i'll make anywhere between 100,000 for a simple position to 250,000 for good one all with good lifestyle.



Right now i make around 140,000$ + Bonus and Benefits to totalize a fairly decent salary/lifestyle considering Mtl BigLaw hours are like 65 hours/week.


Canadian or US dollaz?

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby Noval » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:00 pm

[/quote]

Grade inflation?

Forget doc review, I will just do my solo practice and consult on the side.

Add: seriously, I can't see myself doing biglaw. Money's not worth it.[/quote]


Good decision, finally, i see someone who makes decision based on interests and not money...

You have a great future ahead of you sir, and that was not even sarcastic.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby Noval » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:01 pm

Veyron wrote:
Noval wrote:a) 70-90K + Bonus and Benefits.(Montreal Midlaw and BigLaw both start at this point, market isn't so saturated here and cost of studies are relatively low, so most don't have debt + Montreal is an amazing city, look it up)

b) Assuming i make partner in a few years, i'll make anywhere between 200,000-3,000,000 but at the cost of shittier lifestyle and more risks.(Once you hit Senior Partner.)
If i go in-house, i'll make anywhere between 100,000 for a simple position to 250,000 for good one all with good lifestyle.



Right now i make around 140,000$ + Bonus and Benefits to totalize a fairly decent salary/lifestyle considering Mtl BigLaw hours are like 65 hours/week.


Canadian or US dollaz?


Canadian, US dollar is turning into shit because of china, but i'm sure it will go back to normal soon.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby r6_philly » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:22 pm

Noval wrote:Good decision, finally, i see someone who makes decision based on interests and not money...

You have a great future ahead of you sir, and that was not even sarcastic.


Thanks! I am doing a MPA right now even though I make more part-time than median salary for grads of the program. I really just enjoy the program and what I am learning.

Same deal with law. I have a genuine desire to learn in the area of the law I am passionate about, and I want to practice in a way to contribute to the world - I guess by helping to define and refine a legal framework in the emerging technologies. (Damn should have wrote this on my PS lol )

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby Noval » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:33 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Noval wrote:Good decision, finally, i see someone who makes decision based on interests and not money...

You have a great future ahead of you sir, and that was not even sarcastic.


Thanks! I am doing a MPA right now even though I make more part-time than median salary for grads of the program. I really just enjoy the program and what I am learning.

Same deal with law. I have a genuine desire to learn in the area of the law I am passionate about, and I want to practice in a way to contribute to the world - I guess by helping to define and refine a legal framework in the emerging technologies. (Damn should have wrote this on my PS lol )


Hehe, one quick advice, do not trust Law School's statistics, many are biased.
To maximize your chances in this market, try networking as much as you can, sometimes it doesn't hurt
to work a few years and go back to a top school for an MBA or break into career days reserved for their students and promote yor business and skills. (You want solo practice ? You'll need friends.)

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby r6_philly » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:57 pm

Noval wrote:Hehe, one quick advice, do not trust Law School's statistics, many are biased.
To maximize your chances in this market, try networking as much as you can, sometimes it doesn't hurt
to work a few years and go back to a top school for an MBA or break into career days reserved for their students and promote yor business and skills. (You want solo practice ? You'll need friends.)



I know this, one of the reasons why I chose my program. Penn has awesome alumni base in the area. I am also going to do a certificate at Wharton before I am done (can use as electives) so I will definitely network there.

That's why I am going to struggle with the choice of higher ranked school or less cost, because I definitely know the value of 3 years at some schools (outside of classroom) than others.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby ResolutePear » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:01 pm

Salary? As a lawyer? What?!

I'm going to take a personal injury case involving "the man" and a poor guy who got stepped all over.

I'll then ask for the court to award 30 mil in punitive damages and rake 33% of that and live somewhere on the coast of Spain or France.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby reasonable_man » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:29 pm

First Year: after admission to the bar: 65k plus bonus.
Second Year: At the 1-year anniversary of my admission: 70K plus bonus
Second Year: At the 1-year and 6 month anniversary of my admission: Offered 80K plus bonus (declined offer and left firm)
Second Year: At the 1-year and 6 month anniversary of my admission: Accepted an offer of 80k plus bonus with all medical benefits, bar costs and expenses paid, plus free laptop, etc at a small firm.

Hope to earn over 100k within the next 2 to 3 years.

Hope to earn 175k to 300k at peak of career (from law practice).

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby gwuorbust » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:59 pm

100k salary, 100M bonus

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby Noval » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:50 pm

ResolutePear wrote:Salary? As a lawyer? What?!

I'm going to take a personal injury case involving "the man" and a poor guy who got stepped all over.

I'll then ask for the court to award 30 mil in punitive damages and rake 33% of that and live somewhere on the coast of Spain or France.



Ahh...The dream of every person who knows the Law... :wink:

Oh, go to Spain, France is turning into shit because of racism...

+ There is a higher ratio of nymphos in Spain, so you can end up banging 3 sluts a day for the rest of your life.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby iYale » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:02 pm

A) If I'm lucky, 80K in BigLaw, 50K-60K elsewhere
B) Cushy six fig in BigLaw, 80K-six fig elsewhere

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby massumeh18 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:24 am

Perhaps I should stick to my 12$ an hour + generous commission work from home job...hmmm...

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby omninode » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:50 am

Noval wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:Salary? As a lawyer? What?!

I'm going to take a personal injury case involving "the man" and a poor guy who got stepped all over.

I'll then ask for the court to award 30 mil in punitive damages and rake 33% of that and live somewhere on the coast of Spain or France.



Ahh...The dream of every person who knows the Law... :wink:

Oh, go to Spain, France is turning into shit because of racism...

+ There is a higher ratio of nymphos in Spain, so you can end up banging 3 sluts a day for the rest of your life.

Also, Spain is the home of this awesome chocolatier I saw on the Travel Channel once. I've had a mild obsession for about two years now. Dude crafted chocolate into the most beautiful shapes. It brought a tear to my eye...

Edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N4RS9ow9DA

Yes, my priorities in life are skewed.

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Re: What salary are you looking for

Postby ResolutePear » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:43 am

omninode wrote:
Noval wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:Salary? As a lawyer? What?!

I'm going to take a personal injury case involving "the man" and a poor guy who got stepped all over.

I'll then ask for the court to award 30 mil in punitive damages and rake 33% of that and live somewhere on the coast of Spain or France.



Ahh...The dream of every person who knows the Law... :wink:

Oh, go to Spain, France is turning into shit because of racism...

+ There is a higher ratio of nymphos in Spain, so you can end up banging 3 sluts a day for the rest of your life.

Also, Spain is the home of this awesome chocolatier I saw on the Travel Channel once. I've had a mild obsession for about two years now. Dude crafted chocolate into the most beautiful shapes. It brought a tear to my eye...

Edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N4RS9ow9DA

Yes, my priorities in life are skewed.


I saw the same thing, except... instead of it being on Travel is was on Hustler and instead of chocolate, it was Spanish Hookers.




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