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Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby jrwhitedog » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:37 pm

Just curious, do lawyers have to wear suits everyday?

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby dr123 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:42 pm

In my office, a lot of the attorneys only wear suits when they go to court.

Eta: or when they're meeting with clients.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby ph14 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:45 pm

jrwhitedog wrote:Just curious, do lawyers have to wear suits everyday?


Depends on the firm. A lot nowadays have business casual policies, but not all.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby paratactical » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:47 pm

Depends on the day and the firm, but every lawyer I've ever worked for has always kept a clean, fresh suit and appropriate extras in their office.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:50 pm

Most firms are now business casual with suits worn when necessary.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:15 pm

Will people look at you funny if you wear a suit every day? i.e. will you be known as "that person that dresses up more than s/he needs to"?

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby UCLAtransfer » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Will people look at you funny if you wear a suit every day? i.e. will you be known as "that person that dresses up more than s/he needs to"?


I think obviously this would depend on the office, but at my firm/office (LA), absolutely.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:43 pm

UCLAtransfer wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Will people look at you funny if you wear a suit every day? i.e. will you be known as "that person that dresses up more than s/he needs to"?


I think obviously this would depend on the office, but at my firm/office (LA), absolutely.


Which firm is that?

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
UCLAtransfer wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Will people look at you funny if you wear a suit every day? i.e. will you be known as "that person that dresses up more than s/he needs to"?


I think obviously this would depend on the office, but at my firm/office (LA), absolutely.


Which firm is that?


In LA, the better question is, which firm isn't it.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby berkeleykel06 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:26 pm

Lesson of the day:
It may or may not be an everyday occurrence to see lawyers in suits.
Many lawyers do not wear suits every day.
Last edited by berkeleykel06 on Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:29 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:Lesson of the day:
It is not an everyday occurrence to see lawyers in suits.
Lawyers do not wear suits every day.


Depends on the firm broseph.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Curious1 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:34 pm

Veyron wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:Lesson of the day:
It is not an everyday occurrence to see lawyers in suits.
Lawyers do not wear suits every day.


Depends on the firm broseph.


I've heard Cravath is the only firm that still requires suits all the time.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:37 pm

Curious1 wrote:
Veyron wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:Lesson of the day:
It is not an everyday occurrence to see lawyers in suits.
Lawyers do not wear suits every day.


Depends on the firm broseph.


I've heard Cravath is the only firm that still requires suits all the time.


Nah this isn't true. While it is true that nearly all firms have gone business casual in the office, a select few still require suits. I'm going to a V20 next summer in NYC that still requires business formal attire. Guess I'd better stock up on suits.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby berkeleykel06 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:40 pm

Veyron wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:Lesson of the day:
It is not an everyday occurrence to see lawyers in suits.
Lawyers do not wear suits every day.


Depends on the firm broseph.


My subtle attempt to influence grammar has clearly failed. The sentences will be edited for better factual accuracy.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Curious1 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
Veyron wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:Lesson of the day:
It is not an everyday occurrence to see lawyers in suits.
Lawyers do not wear suits every day.


Depends on the firm broseph.


I've heard Cravath is the only firm that still requires suits all the time.


Nah this isn't true. While it is true that nearly all firms have gone business casual in the office, a select few still require suits. I'm going to a V20 next summer in NYC that still requires business formal attire. Guess I'd better stock up on suits.


Ah ok. I wouldn't mind wearing a suit.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:43 pm

Curious1 wrote:Ah ok. I wouldn't mind wearing a suit.


The people in the office said that they didn't mind it at first either. Though they said it gets old fast. When its summer, and the subway stations are 100 degrees, it would certainly be nice to be wearing a polo shirt.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Curious1 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Curious1 wrote:Ah ok. I wouldn't mind wearing a suit.


The people in the office said that they didn't mind it at first either. Though they said it gets old fast. When its summer, and the subway stations are 100 degrees, it would certainly be nice to be wearing a polo shirt.


Ahhh I'm sure.

Wait, subways? I thought most places had car service...or at least reimbursed cabs :(

Even if they didn't...associates take subways??

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:53 pm

Curious1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Curious1 wrote:Ah ok. I wouldn't mind wearing a suit.


The people in the office said that they didn't mind it at first either. Though they said it gets old fast. When its summer, and the subway stations are 100 degrees, it would certainly be nice to be wearing a polo shirt.


Ahhh I'm sure.

Wait, subways? I thought most places had car service...or at least reimbursed cabs :(

Even if they didn't...associates take subways??


Car service is for when you stay late, not come in.

P.S. Lots of associates even take ... gasp ... the bus. NYC, that shit be expensive.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Curious1 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:56 pm

Car service is for when you stay late, not come in.

P.S. Lots of associates even take ... gasp ... the bus. NYC, that shit be expensive.


Guess 10 bucks a day adds up...but damn I think it's gotta be worth it in July.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Indifferent » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:58 pm

Didn't read responses, but some firms are business casual. I typically still wore a suit every day, but usually lost the coat after I walked in the door.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:00 am

Curious1 wrote:
Veyron wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:Lesson of the day:
It is not an everyday occurrence to see lawyers in suits.
Lawyers do not wear suits every day.


Depends on the firm broseph.


I've heard Cravath is the only firm that still requires suits all the time.

I think Goodwin Procter also has business formal (that is, suits) as the default attire.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:10 am

Curious1 wrote:
Car service is for when you stay late, not come in.

P.S. Lots of associates even take ... gasp ... the bus. NYC, that shit be expensive.


Guess 10 bucks a day adds up...but damn I think it's gotta be worth it in July.


No firm gets you a car service as you come in. They might get you a car ride home if you are there late into the night here and there, but that would be it. Sure, bus would work as well, but it depends on where you are coming from. And I couldn't help but lol (in the most endearing way possible) when you sounded surprised that associates take subways. I remember you saying that you have this image of walking into a skyskraper in your Brooks Brothers suit and that you are all about the prestige. I think this idealized image needs to be tempered by a bit of reality. Yes, even lawyers take subways. Didn't think this was a surprise to anyone.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Curious1 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:13 am

No firm gets you a cab to come in. The might get you a car ride home if you are there late into the night here and there, but that would be it. Sure, bus would work as well, but it depends on where you are coming from. And I couldn't help but lol (in the most endearing way possible) when you sounded surprised that associates take subways. I remember you saying that you have this image of walking into a skyskraper in your Brooks Brothers suit and that you are all about the prestige. I think this idealized image needs to be tempered by a bit of reality. Yes, even lawyers take subways. Didn't think this was a surprise.


This is why I come to this site all the time. It's really changed some of my perceptions. Anyway I figured the car service was for going home, not coming up, but I would definitely spring for a cab if I lived reasonably close by and it's 100 degrees out.

Also, no one can take the skyscrapers and Brooks Brothers suits away from me!! I've seen all those offices :D

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:15 am

Curious1 wrote:
No firm gets you a cab to come in. The might get you a car ride home if you are there late into the night here and there, but that would be it. Sure, bus would work as well, but it depends on where you are coming from. And I couldn't help but lol (in the most endearing way possible) when you sounded surprised that associates take subways. I remember you saying that you have this image of walking into a skyskraper in your Brooks Brothers suit and that you are all about the prestige. I think this idealized image needs to be tempered by a bit of reality. Yes, even lawyers take subways. Didn't think this was a surprise.


This is why I come to this site all the time. It's really changed some of my perceptions. Anyway I figured the car service was for going home, not coming up, but I would definitely spring for a cab if I lived reasonably close by and it's 100 degrees out.

Also, no one can take the skyscrapers and Brooks Brothers suits away from me!! I've seen all those offices :D


The returning car service is really just on the rare occasion that you work particularly late, at least according to the people I spoke with. I definitely hear you about those sizzling days, and just catching a cab if you live closeby though.

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Re: Do lawyers wear suits everyday?

Postby Curious1 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:17 am

The returning car service is really just on the rare occasion that you work particularly late, at least according to the people I spoke with. I definitely hear you about those sizzling days, and just catching a cab if you live closeby though.


I was also under the impression that you work "particularly late" everyday, or are the hours better (not a lot of particularly late hours) or worse (particularly late hours are later than my estimates below) than I think? I'm been generally imagining something like 8-10 on weekdays and weekends if you have work/need to finish things.

Is that not "particularly late"?

I guess I should ask these questions next year and focus on getting in first though.




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