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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:43 pm

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ajeasley wrote:Which schools generally provide the placement opportunities for biglaw in KC? Assuming ties to the area are equal, would someone be better off going to a T14 or one of the local second tier schools, and if so, which one(s)?


Whether you come from a T14 school or not, ties to the area are important. If you go to a T14 and have ties to the area, that's great. You'll still get grilled about your commitment to KC because with so many candidates out there for so few positions, firms want to make sure that they're investing one of their slots in someone who will return.


cbs from BC, Husch, Shook and Polsinelli.


congrats! can you share how you got them? through OCI? Mass mail? or Job fairs?


Last December I e-mailed all of the firms in question, and had cbs at 2 of them. The other 2 I just met with for lunch since they didn't hire 1Ls. I mass-mailed them all a few weeks ago, for the coming summer and got the cbs.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby TatteredDignity » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:18 pm

If anyone ITT cares, HB just raised their startling salary to 120.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:39 pm

TatteredDignity wrote:If anyone ITT cares, HB just raised their startling salary to 120.


Yeah, saw that. Does HB work you any harder than any of the other big players?

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby target » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:42 pm

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TatteredDignity wrote:If anyone ITT cares, HB just raised their startling salary to 120.


Yeah, saw that. Does HB work you any harder than any of the other big players?


words on the street they already are. Not sure how this would affect their billable hours.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Roberts8000 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:33 am

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TatteredDignity wrote:If anyone ITT cares, HB just raised their startling salary to 120.


Yeah, saw that. Does HB work you any harder than any of the other big players?


words on the street they already are. Not sure how this would affect their billable hours.


Billables stay at 1850.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:02 pm

target wrote:word on the street they already are.


can you elaborate?

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby target » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:14 pm

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target wrote:word on the street they already are.


can you elaborate?


Sorry I can't. But check all the usual resources like Vault profile, Chamber & associates, etc.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:46 pm

Got a phone call the other day from Husch KC setting up a phone interview. I'm pretty excited because I'd love to be in KC and this is probably my only remaining shot. Weird part is, I bid on them at OCI and didn't even get a screener. On the phone they mentioned my online application which I submitted later.

Anybody have an idea what this means?

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby dreakol » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got a phone call the other day from Husch KC setting up a phone interview. I'm pretty excited because I'd love to be in KC and this is probably my only remaining shot. Weird part is, I bid on them at OCI and didn't even get a screener. On the phone they mentioned my online application which I submitted later.

Anybody have an idea what this means?


if i had to guess, they are not happy with the way their recruiting is turning out and are now expanding their potential applicant pool

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:05 pm

I heard Husch KC underhired and then sought out some more applicants. also heard they were looking at 30 apps for 10 spots, in KC alone. Sounds like a big class...

anyone else with offers from Husch KC? or information on the hiring cycle?

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I heard Husch KC underhired and then sought out some more applicants. also heard they were looking at 30 apps for 10 spots, in KC alone. Sounds like a big class...

anyone else with offers from Husch KC? or information on the hiring cycle?

I heard a couple days ago they're looking at 16-17, but that could have included 1Ls, not sure

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:21 am

anyone know how quick they normally turn with an offer after a call back??

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:anyone know how quick they normally turn with an offer after a call back??


Depends. Sometimes it's only a matter of days, sometimes they are slow movers. They took 3 days to get back to me after my callback.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:54 pm

What's the word, gossip, reputation, what-have-you on the main [Kansas City] firms? How hard do they work associates, which ones are snobby, which ones are friendly, is there supposedly some sort of hierarchy?

I'd like to get a sense of each firm's identity, however anecdotal it might be.

Would someone with some real knowledge wanna put together a little "Guide to [Kansas City] big-law"?


Stealing this from another thread I follow, would be cool if someone with knowledge of the market could do this (or collectively)

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:19 pm

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What's the word, gossip, reputation, what-have-you on the main [Kansas City] firms? How hard do they work associates, which ones are snobby, which ones are friendly, is there supposedly some sort of hierarchy?

I'd like to get a sense of each firm's identity, however anecdotal it might be.

Would someone with some real knowledge wanna put together a little "Guide to [Kansas City] big-law"?


Stealing this from another thread I follow, would be cool if someone with knowledge of the market could do this (or collectively)


Get in w/ Shook, Polsinelli, Husch, Stinson, Lathrop, AT, BC, or Spencer Fane = success.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Get in w/ Shook, Polsinelli, Husch, Stinson, Lathrop, AT, BC, or Spencer Fane = success.

Simple enough I guess.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:44 pm

TatteredDignity wrote:If anyone ITT cares, HB just raised their startling salary to 120.

According to NALP, that's from 105. Pretty big jump.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:28 am

Yep. And because KC firms are idiosyncratic and unlike lockstep NYC firms, the other big players won't necessarily match in the near future. kinda annoying.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Wile E. » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:59 pm

Anyone have info on offer rates for kc firms from last summer?

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:11 pm

Wile E. wrote:Anyone have info on offer rates for kc firms from last summer?


15/15 at SHB (3 of which were 1L offers to return).

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:11 pm

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Wile E. wrote:Anyone have info on offer rates for kc firms from last summer?


15/15 at SHB (3 of which were 1L offers to return).


Nice. I think Husch offered all of their 2L's as well. Does anyone know this for sure?

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:16 pm

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Wile E. wrote:Anyone have info on offer rates for kc firms from last summer?


15/15 at SHB (3 of which were 1L offers to return).


Nice. I think Husch offered all of their 2L's as well. Does anyone know this for sure?


Bump. I'd be curious to hear about the other firms as well.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:38 pm

I realize this is a bit of a necro, but not sure where else to ask. Just got an offer for Stinson Leonard Street in KC, and I see that if their Summer pay is prorated Associate salary, it comes out to $90k starting. NALP has salary listed for the Minneapolis office ($110k) and the only other information I could find was an article from 2011 that had Stinson Morrison Hecker's starting salary at $105k.

Is it true that their starting salary has dropped by $15k in three years? Or is their Summer compensation just not actually a prorated salary?

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I realize this is a bit of a necro, but not sure where else to ask. Just got an offer for Stinson Leonard Street in KC, and I see that if their Summer pay is prorated Associate salary, it comes out to $90k starting. NALP has salary listed for the Minneapolis office ($110k) and the only other information I could find was an article from 2011 that had Stinson Morrison Hecker's starting salary at $105k.

Is it true that their starting salary has dropped by $15k in three years? Or is their Summer compensation just not actually a prorated salary?


It's my understanding that several firms in secondary midwestern markets pay summers less than the prorated first year associate salary. I don't know first hand that that is the case with Stinson, but I wouldn't rule it out.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:04 pm

Anybody hear anything about Husch?

I know about the layoffs in STL, but anybody know how big their KC SA class will be?




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