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Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:48 am

I've seen that many firms offer incoming associates an optional advance on their pay, presumably to help with the costs of moving to a new city and getting ready to work at a firm. Is this practice unheard of for Summer Associates (perhaps an advance on a week or two's worth of pay)? Many of us will have to secure places in new, expensive cities and others will have to purchase some type of wardrobe appropriate for the work environment we'll be in at these places. Any insight from those who have already summered or current 2Ls who have heard from their firm about this would be much appreciated.

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Re: Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby TTT-LS » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:44 pm

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Re: Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby Renzo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:49 pm

TTT-LS wrote:I've never heard of it, and I wouldn't make such a request in a million zillion years.

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Re: Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby Aeroplane » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:54 pm

Renzo wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:I've never heard of it, and I wouldn't make such a request in a million zillion years.

+1, but a risk-proof way to find out is to ask your career office. If they've never heard of it then definitely don't ask.

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Re: Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've seen that many firms offer incoming associates an optional advance on their pay, presumably to help with the costs of moving to a new city and getting ready to work at a firm. Is this practice unheard of for Summer Associates (perhaps an advance on a week or two's worth of pay)? Many of us will have to secure places in new, expensive cities and others will have to purchase some type of wardrobe appropriate for the work environment we'll be in at these places. Any insight from those who have already summered or current 2Ls who have heard from their firm about this would be much appreciated.


Renzo wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:I've never heard of it, and I wouldn't make such a request in a million zillion years.


Every time that I believe that I have seen it all, something surprises me on this site.

Oftentimes, I believe it's just the same users over and over again posting either anonymously or through a different tls.com name (it's not like the mods would know).

However this is one of those few times that I kind-of believe that it's not a "flame."

OP, if you ask that, you deserve any and everything that happens to you.

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Re: Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:38 am

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've seen that many firms offer incoming associates an optional advance on their pay, presumably to help with the costs of moving to a new city and getting ready to work at a firm. Is this practice unheard of for Summer Associates (perhaps an advance on a week or two's worth of pay)? Many of us will have to secure places in new, expensive cities and others will have to purchase some type of wardrobe appropriate for the work environment we'll be in at these places. Any insight from those who have already summered or current 2Ls who have heard from their firm about this would be much appreciated.


Renzo wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:I've never heard of it, and I wouldn't make such a request in a million zillion years.


Every time that I believe that I have seen it all, something surprises me on this site.

Oftentimes, I believe it's just the same users over and over again posting either anonymously or through a different tls.com name (it's not like the mods would know).

However this is one of those few times that I kind-of believe that it's not a "flame."

OP, if you ask that, you deserve any and everything that happens to you.


[OP]: First, the mods would know. They see who posts anonymously, they know the ip addresses or flames/trolls.

Thanks for your input, TTT. I didn't think it was common for firms to offer their incoming summer associates some pay early as some firms do with incoming 1st year associates, but had heard one friend whose firm had offered exactly that to incoming summer associates and wanted to see if the practice was perhaps more common than I thought. I certainly would not request such a thing from the firm, but were it offered out to incoming summer associates I certainly wouldn't be upset :D

Aberzombie, thanks for your helpful input in the legal employment forum, with your vast knowledge of benefits law firms offer incoming SAs. Good luck on those applications.

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Re: Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby Lawschoolman » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:54 pm

I know for a fact that some firms do offer advances on summer associate pay. They will let you know if they offer, though. If they don't offer, don't ask!

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Re: Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby steve_nash » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:29 pm

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Re: Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby XxSpyKEx » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:[OP]: First, the mods would know. They see who posts anonymously, they know the ip addresses or flames/trolls.


Because everyone that uses TLS pays mad $$$ for a static IP address..

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Re: Advances on Summer Associate Pay

Postby cornell1L » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:01 pm

am a 3L now...the firm I summered at last year in NYC allowed SAs to get a several thousand dollar advance approximately one month prior to starting.




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