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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:19 pm

I was a 1L SA at a firm in Seattle and did not attend SU or UW law schools. I did not go to undergrad in the area. Received two CBs from Seattle firms and offers from both CB. I also did a CBs with two firms prior to heading back to law school.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I was a 1L SA at a firm in Seattle and did not attend SU or UW law schools. I did not go to undergrad in the area. Received two CBs from Seattle firms and offers from both CB. I also did a CBs with two firms prior to heading back to law school.



Sorry- For clarification, are you saying that you had two CB's/offers for your 1L summer? Or, are you saying that you already have 2 offers for your 2L summer? If the second, congrats, those are the first offers I've heard of for Seattle for next year! Granted I'm at a local school and most people are just starting their CB's this week.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:15 pm

Alright...reviving this thread. I can't say too much since it's hard to remain anonymous in such a small market.

I have UW "friend(s)" who have done callbacks at the Seattle offices of Cozen, Garvey, Graham & Dunn, and upcoming at PC and K&L--with a string of rejections from other smaller firms.

My real question is, do any of you know of anyone with offers from any Seattle firms, or how long they usually take to get back after a callback?

Also, do any of you know which Seattle firms are comfortable/allow a 2L split?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:44 pm

Last year some offers were going out to UW people as late as the first couple weeks of classes. In general, I think you should hear back by 2-3 weeks after a CB.

Regarding splitting, I know that alot of the smaller/"regional biglaw" types do NOT like to allow spliting, but the satelite office of the bigger firms are more likely to allow it.

If you have any other questions about seattle or the SA process just ask.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:51 pm

Callbacks at Cozen, Riddell Williams, PC, WSGR, Lane Powell, Miller Nash. No word from any of them yet. Looking at this thread from last year, it looks like stuff didn't start going out until next week-ish.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:14 am

Also being super vague: Ding from one of the techies, heard from another techie that they haven't met yet, and offer from one of the larger firms. Also agree that next week is probably more likely for some news.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:32 am

Any callbacks from Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson? I just had my screener the other day and have no idea what the turnaround time is...

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:28 pm

Hillis has interviewed 1 from UW for a callback.... and, I hear they tend to take it slower than most. I know of a few strong applicants who haven't heard anything from them since OCI...

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:23 pm

I have also heard of UW people getting CB's at Williams Kastner, Patterson, DLA Piper, Ashbaugh, Cascadia, Fenwick, and Foster Pepper.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:14 pm

Lane Powell ding.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have worked in Seattle and can echo what was said above. The market is brutally small and insular. Even with ties, there are just not enough jobs to go around, so it will still keep you outside the fence if you don't just connect well with an interviewer or something. Also, most firms there tend to pay between 100-130, so don't expect a real biglaw salary unless you score Perkins Coie or K&L Gates (these might be 145 though? Don't remember).


I am at DCNG and have some Seattle ties (siblings living there). I got a Perkins Coie callback from OCI but cancelled because of options elsewhere. So you can at least get a shot at Seattle w/o lifelong ties. But the reasons cited above were a big part of my decision to cancel. Even Perkins Coie only starts at 125, although they are at 160 in the other markets. And the market is very limited in terms of opportunities (in-house, lateral, whatever) to live out a full legal life-span.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any callbacks from Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson? I just had my screener the other day and have no idea what the turnaround time is...


I asked in the screener and they said they were going to do callbacks in a week or 2 and they admitted they were slower than others. Dings at Graham and Dunn and DWT

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:57 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any callbacks from Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson? I just had my screener the other day and have no idea what the turnaround time is...


I asked in the screener and they said they were going to do callbacks in a week or 2 and they admitted they were slower than others. Dings at Graham and Dunn and DWT


Good to know. At the end of my screener they asked if I was planning to be in Seattle anytime soon (I go to school in NorCal) and I figured they wouldn't ask if they weren't at least considering calling me back, so I've got my fingers crossed.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any callbacks from Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson? I just had my screener the other day and have no idea what the turnaround time is...


I asked in the screener and they said they were going to do callbacks in a week or 2 and they admitted they were slower than others. Dings at Graham and Dunn and DWT



Are those post cb or screener dings? I haven't heard of too many cb dings yet. Want to brace myself if they are starting to come.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:52 pm

u think we will get any offers today to save us from another weekend of waiting

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:58 pm

Sure hope we do.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:26 pm

anyone know anything about Cozen's timeline

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone know anything about Cozen's timeline



I know someone who got an offer this week. Had a callback a few weeks ago.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone know anything about Cozen's timeline



I know someone who got an offer this week. Had a callback a few weeks ago.


They accept?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone know anything about Cozen's timeline



I know someone who got an offer this week. Had a callback a few weeks ago.


They accept?


I honestly don't know. I personally haven't heard back from them, either. You a local student?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone know anything about Cozen's timeline



I know someone who got an offer this week. Had a callback a few weeks ago.


They accept?


I honestly don't know. I personally haven't heard back from them, either. You a local student?


Ya local how about u and ur friend?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:08 pm

For those with or who know of, did Perkins send call-back invites via email?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those with or who know of, did Perkins send call-back invites via email?


My call-back was via a phone call.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:46 pm

Anyone have interviews lined up with the AG's office?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby ck23 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone know anything about Cozen's timeline



I know someone who got an offer this week. Had a callback a few weeks ago.


They accept?


I honestly don't know. I personally haven't heard back from them, either. You a local student?


Ya local how about u and ur friend?

Local. Still dunno about acceptance. Have you heard anything?




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