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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Stearns Weaver post screener?

lol no

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Stearns Weaver post screener?

lol no


So essentially they did mock interviews for the class of 2016... Nice...

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:24 am

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Stearns Weaver post screener?

lol no


So essentially they did mock interviews for the class of 2016... Nice...

They bizarrely prefer hiring 1Ls.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:50 am

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Stearns Weaver post screener?

lol no


So essentially they did mock interviews for the class of 2016... Nice...

They bizarrely prefer hiring 1Ls.


I interviewed with Stearns Weaver last year as a 1L and NEVER heard anything back from them, even after emailing them a month after my CB to check my status. Very unprofessional firm in my opinion.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:45 am

I got a screener ding as a 1L pretty quickly. Only took a couple months.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:15 am

Anonymous User wrote:So essentially they did mock interviews for the class of 2016... Nice...

They bizarrely prefer hiring 1Ls.[/quote]

I interviewed with Stearns Weaver last year as a 1L and NEVER heard anything back from them, even after emailing them a month after my CB to check my status. Very unprofessional firm in my opinion.[/quote]

Also interviewed as a 1L, didn't hear anything back for about a month, took a job with another Miami firm for the summer (no brainer, really), e-mailed Stearns to let them know and thank them for the opportunity, no reply.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:30 pm

Any updates?

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:10 pm

GT ding via email today.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:39 pm

So T-14 hispanic top 30% never received a response. I accepted an NYC offer.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:21 am

Radio silence

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Pikappraider » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:35 am

I have come to the conclusion that the Miami market is some sort of sick joke. Firms have 200 lawyers in town and are expecting 3-4 summers and like 10-15 laterals. Fuck that, just start in New York and lateral if you want to go back one day

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:49 am

Pikappraider wrote:I have come to the conclusion that the Miami market is some sort of sick joke. Firms have 200 lawyers in town and are expecting 3-4 summers and like 10-15 laterals. Fuck that, just start in New York and lateral if you want to go back one day


+1 to this!

Median at T10 and from Florida. Four Miami screeners during OCI resulted in two callbacks. Ding from one callback, waiting to hear back from the other. Meanwhile from my 10 NYC interviews, 4 callbacks, 2 offers.

Miami market is absurd!

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:43 pm

They really are all about the laterals there, which is just AWESOME. -_-

It's doubly cool because now I'll wind up in NYC, where I'll probably specialize in some niche area of law Miami doesn't even have and therefore not even be able to lateral down there before the Atlantic claims it.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Pikappraider wrote:I have come to the conclusion that the Miami market is some sort of sick joke. Firms have 200 lawyers in town and are expecting 3-4 summers and like 10-15 laterals. Fuck that, just start in New York and lateral if you want to go back one day


+1 to this!

Median at T10 and from Florida. Four Miami screeners during OCI resulted in two callbacks. Ding from one callback, waiting to hear back from the other. Meanwhile from my 10 NYC interviews, 4 callbacks, 2 offers.

Miami market is absurd!


Same. Only wasted 1 oci bid on Miami since most firms that came were expecting literally 1-2 summers. Mass mailed every firm and had 1 market paying callback 1 month ago that has been pure radio silence.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:11 pm

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Pikappraider wrote:I have come to the conclusion that the Miami market is some sort of sick joke. Firms have 200 lawyers in town and are expecting 3-4 summers and like 10-15 laterals. Fuck that, just start in New York and lateral if you want to go back one day


+1 to this!

Median at T10 and from Florida. Four Miami screeners during OCI resulted in two callbacks. Ding from one callback, waiting to hear back from the other. Meanwhile from my 10 NYC interviews, 4 callbacks, 2 offers.

Miami market is absurd!


Same. Only wasted 1 oci bid on Miami since most firms that came were expecting literally 1-2 summers. Mass mailed every firm and had 1 market paying callback 1 month ago that has been pure radio silence.


Top 25% at T10, from south Florida. Barely bid Miami, but in one of my callback interviews, most interviewers were basically trying to sell me the firm as a lateral opportunity, not even a place to start at. Strange, strange market.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:26 pm

It's good to hear other people are having the same frustrations with this market. Nevertheless firms do offer a handful of people SAs, and no one in this thread has posted anything (and this seems to be the time by which most Miami firms finish up making offers), so either they are not speaking up or they're just not on TLS...

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:42 pm

Yup, one of my bosses said, on my last day, basically to go to NYC first. I don't get their complex.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:44 pm

GT has offered at least one person.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:GT has offered at least one person.

A patsy for their malpractice suits?

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:GT has offered at least one person.

A patsy for their malpractice suits?


What's going on here?

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby mvp99 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yup, one of my bosses said, on my last day, basically to go to NYC first. I don't get their complex.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yup, one of my bosses said, on my last day, basically to go to NYC first. I don't get their complex.


It makes a lot of sense. Let New York train them, get well credentialed associates at the height of their profitability. I'm surprised more secondary markets don't do this.

Sucks for us though.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:GT has offered at least one person.

A patsy for their malpractice suits?


What's going on here?

Google it. They've faced a number of them over the past years.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yup, one of my bosses said, on my last day, basically to go to NYC first. I don't get their complex.


LOL same here. I summered at one of the large florida only firms and the recruiting partner who I had a pretty solid relationship with and was able to speak with candidly pretty much told me to go to new york first and that she would love to have me back in the future. It is actually a smart business model but sucks for anyone who wanted to start in Miami if you are not one of the lucky ~30 or so SAs in a region with 6million+ people.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Yup, one of my bosses said, on my last day, basically to go to NYC first. I don't get their complex.


It makes a lot of sense. Let New York train them, get well credentialed associates at the height of their profitability. I'm surprised more secondary markets don't do this.

Sucks for us though.


Among the 6 associates in my group, 4 were laterals. One starting next week is a direct hire, and the other will be a 1st year but did his SA in NYC.




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