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NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:23 am

Shoot...

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby TheWatch » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:27 am

What kind of vacation do you get?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:40 am

TheWatch wrote:What kind of vacation do you get?



Firm does not really keep close track of the number of days you work. The attorneys generally take between 3 and 4 weeks a year.

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby traehekat » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:45 am

How'd you get there?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby johansantana21 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:46 am

How much $ do you make?

Did you get this job straight out of law school?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:52 am

johansantana21 wrote:How much $ do you make?

Did you get this job straight out of law school?


I graduated in 2008 from a TTT. I worked at an "ok" midlaw type firm (about 90 lawyers). I had worked for them over the summer in LS and had worked for a different firm while in college as an intern. Also worked for a small solo practicioner during the school year in LS. I graduated in 2008. I joined my current firm in early 2010.

I earn 90K (before bonus, which is usually greater than 10K but not quite 15k), and my benefits are completely paid for as well.

Raises tend to be in the 5k to 10k range (given at the end of the year with bonus).
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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:55 am

traehekat wrote:How'd you get there?



I'm a worker. Always have been. School was not really my thing until LS. I did well in LS (top third), but more than that, I worked non-stop in various legal jobs. I took on a lot of early responsibility at my first post law school firm and as a result can do a lot for a 2008 grad. That made it a bit easier to transition to a smaller firm where the expectation of independence is even greater.

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby YourCaptain » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:16 am

preferred nyc sandwich?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:21 am

YourCaptain wrote:preferred nyc sandwich?



Hard to say. I'm in the financial district, so the food places are a little hit or miss. I'm also shedding for the wedding at the moment, so I usually go with a grilled chicken sandwich or some tuna, etc.

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:34 pm

Given your credentials etc., do you feel lucky to be in your position? Do you think anyone who exhibited the same amount of hustle could have been as successful? How's your situation compare with your classmates'?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby Grizz » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:47 pm

How hot is your fiancee?

How often do you bro out?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby NoleinNY » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:26 pm

What kind of work does your small firm do?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby MrAnon » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:29 pm

Describe living on 90k in NYC.

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby TheWatch » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:30 pm

best and worst parts of your job

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:30 pm

Do you consider the small firm you work for a "shitlaw" firm?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby delusional » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:41 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:preferred nyc sandwich?



Hard to say. I'm in the financial district, so the food places are a little hit or miss. I'm also shedding for the wedding at the moment, so I usually go with a grilled chicken sandwich or some tuna, etc.

Congratulations!

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby MrAnon » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:42 pm

delusional wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:preferred nyc sandwich?



Hard to say. I'm in the financial district, so the food places are a little hit or miss. I'm also shedding for the wedding at the moment, so I usually go with a grilled chicken sandwich or some tuna, etc.

Congratulations!


So 90k in NYC = tuna sandwiches for lunch?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby c3pO4 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:15 pm

MrAnon wrote:
delusional wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:preferred nyc sandwich?



Hard to say. I'm in the financial district, so the food places are a little hit or miss. I'm also shedding for the wedding at the moment, so I usually go with a grilled chicken sandwich or some tuna, etc.

Congratulations!


So 90k in NYC = tuna sandwiches for lunch?


He's trying to lose wait.

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:21 pm

c3pO4 wrote:He's trying to lose wait.

I think he's trying to lose weight as well. Sorry had to.

What advice would you give to other TTT students for them to make the most of their degree, as you have? I also echo the above question of how are you doing in relation to your classmates?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby kalvano » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:09 pm

How much debt did you graduate with, and how has it affected your work?

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:56 pm

90K third year is not shitlaw.
I know a former biglaw associate working at a 'national' small no-shit law firm in boston making 110K plus 25K bonus. he's alos in his 3rd/4th year.
then, of course, NY is costlier than boston.

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:43 pm

After my bonus the salary is closer to 105k and I don't pay for benefits. My fiancée (who is hot - several TLS long timers who are Facebook friends can confirm that), makes about 60 so and has zero debt so it's not bad at all. I live in a great 2 bedroom in the boroughs, 2 new reasonable cars etc. it's not bad at all to be honest.

The firm does a mix of things but is best known for complex maritime litigation. Mostly federal court. We have one insurance carrier that sends us some shit law cases (not a big part of the business) and there are some general commercial litigation cases as well. It's a good mix honestly. The people I work for are great and most nights we are all out the door before 615.

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby Geist13 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:50 pm

Does your firm need someone for the summer? LR, 3.5+ GPA, looking for litigation, and I make the world's best tuna fish sandwich.

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:08 pm

i think your firm and its practices sound cool.
I prefer to fight against insurance companies instead of doing ID though.
e.g. this one appeals to me
http://akzlaw.com/firm.html

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Re: NYC Small firm lawyer taking questions for a few hours

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:48 pm

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