What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

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What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:50 pm

I do way better in situations where there is a constant flow of high pressure shorter tasks that need to be done ASAP than some longer research projects. Would prefer to also be in a group that interacts with other people the most-- though I realize that the legal profession is inherently relatively solitary. What firms/groups to look? Top 1/3 at CCN? t.y.i.a.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:51 pm

Yeah, I'm really confused as to why you want to be a lawyer.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby markman » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I do way better in situations where there is a constant flow of high pressure shorter tasks that need to be done ASAP than some longer research projects. Would prefer to also be in a group that interacts with other people the most-- though I realize that the legal profession is inherently relatively solitary. What firms/groups to look? Top 1/3 at CCN? t.y.i.a.


Become a streetwalking prostitute.

Just kidding. Become a deputy DA. They don't do anything that takes more than a day. Heck, some don't do anything that takes more than 35 minutes.
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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby Broseidon » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:54 pm

Yea you picked the wrong profession. Some cases I've been working on at my summer firm were first filed in 2007.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby monkey85 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:05 pm

I'm guessing that you may be seeking a transactional group (e.g., Capital Markets, M&A, PE, etc.)

These are high pressure, not necessarily shorter tasks.

And, they are definitely not solitary. You will be interacting with your team everyday, on the weekends, even when you would rather be asleep - they will call you to turn a document.

Maybe a better thing to do is ask yourself what you are interested in.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby sunynp » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I do way better in situations where there is a constant flow of high pressure shorter tasks that need to be done ASAP than some longer research projects. Would prefer to also be in a group that interacts with other people the most-- though I realize that the legal profession is inherently relatively solitary. What firms/groups to look? Top 1/3 at CCN? t.y.i.a.


Dude! You were born to be a transactional lawyer. The deadlines are amazing and just what you want. And it isn't solitary either - the corporate guy gets to work with all the other specialities, though she is the one who has to stay late and make sure the documents are perfect.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:18 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:Yeah, I'm really confused as to why you want to be a lawyer.


You're a dumbass. OP is almost exactly describing the workstream of an M&A attorney.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:34 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:Yeah, I'm really confused as to why you want to be a lawyer.


You're a dumbass. OP is almost exactly describing the workstream of an M&A attorney.


He says he wants to interact with people, not whatever you are.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:44 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:
Fresh Prince wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:Yeah, I'm really confused as to why you want to be a lawyer.


You're a dumbass. OP is almost exactly describing the workstream of an M&A attorney.


He says he wants to interact with people, not whatever you are.


M&A attorneys interact with people all the time. I easily spend 10am to 5pm on calls/meetings with specialists, the attorneys representing the other side, and the client. Being a people person is almost essential for the job. Without that trait, you can't interact with your client or bring in business, to speak nothing of negotiating points with the other side.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby alabamabound » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:50 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:Yeah, I'm really confused as to why you want to be a lawyer.


You're a dumbass. OP is almost exactly describing the workstream of an M&A attorney.


Though somewhat less senior than FP, I would completely agree with this. Also, for junior M&A lawyers, the amount of time spent on work product is typically much shorter than the time lit people put into written work.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby jagpaw » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:41 am

The bankruptcy/corporate restructuring attorneys whom I've spoken with have described their practices as very fast-paced and well-suited for those who prefer working around short-term deadlines. Much of their day is interacting with opposing counsel and other attorneys over the phone. The hours are also highly unpredictable, and, as one would expect, the work is generally counter-cyclical with the rest of the economy. I think chambers may be able to expound on some of these aspects better.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby rad lulz » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:08 am

jagpaw wrote:The bankruptcy/corporate restructuring attorneys whom I've spoken with have described their practices as very fast-paced and well-suited for those who prefer working around short-term deadlines. Much of their day is interacting with opposing counsel and other attorneys over the phone. The hours are also highly unpredictable, and, as one would expect, the work is generally counter-cyclical with the rest of the economy. I think chambers may be able to expound on some of these aspects better.

Don't necro ancient threads.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby jagpaw » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:54 pm

rad lulz wrote:
jagpaw wrote:The bankruptcy/corporate restructuring attorneys whom I've spoken with have described their practices as very fast-paced and well-suited for those who prefer working around short-term deadlines. Much of their day is interacting with opposing counsel and other attorneys over the phone. The hours are also highly unpredictable, and, as one would expect, the work is generally counter-cyclical with the rest of the economy. I think chambers may be able to expound on some of these aspects better.

Don't necro ancient threads.



I just did. And believe it or not, some people actually get useful information looking through these 'ancient' threads.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:56 pm

jagpaw wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
jagpaw wrote:The bankruptcy/corporate restructuring attorneys whom I've spoken with have described their practices as very fast-paced and well-suited for those who prefer working around short-term deadlines. Much of their day is interacting with opposing counsel and other attorneys over the phone. The hours are also highly unpredictable, and, as one would expect, the work is generally counter-cyclical with the rest of the economy. I think chambers may be able to expound on some of these aspects better.

Don't necro ancient threads.



I just did. And believe it or not, some people actually get useful information looking through these 'ancient' threads.


Yea, by using the search function, not by your illuminating commentary.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby jagpaw » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:14 pm

Yea, by using the search function, not by your illuminating commentary.[/quote]

As opposed to the insight that you've offered on the subject? OP was describing aspects that literally every restructuring attorney I've spoken with has emphasized about their jobs, so I posted it. I don't spend all day on here, and hadn't seen a similarly 'illuminated' point on this topic via search. Whether or not he/she gets the answer is irrelevant if someone else comes along with the same question. lmao at internet tough guys

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby Sweetness » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:21 pm

Honest answer: Tax.

Basically you'll be working on 50 things at once at all times.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:46 pm

jagpaw wrote:
As opposed to the insight that you've offered on the subject? OP was describing aspects that literally every restructuring attorney I've spoken with has emphasized about their jobs, so I posted it. I don't spend all day on here, and hadn't seen a similarly 'illuminated' point on this topic via search. Whether or not he/she gets the answer is irrelevant if someone else comes along with the same question. lmao at internet tough guys


yea, LOL at those internet tough guys.

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Re: What are the most Social/ Fast Paced Practice Groups??

Postby Borhas » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I do way better in situations where there is a constant flow of high pressure shorter tasks that need to be done ASAP than some longer research projects. Would prefer to also be in a group that interacts with other people the most-- though I realize that the legal profession is inherently relatively solitary. What firms/groups to look? Top 1/3 at CCN? t.y.i.a.


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