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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

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

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody hear anything about Husch?

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


What layoffs? I had heard that a lot of partners were leaving; I hadn't heard about layoffs.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:37 pm

Husch Blackwell has laid off 25 employees, including “a handful” in St. Louis, the law firm said Wednesday.
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog ... yoffs.html

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anybody hear anything about Husch?

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


What layoffs? I had heard that a lot of partners were leaving; I hadn't heard about layoffs.



Dang!
I did not know about this... http://sbj.net/main.asp?SectionID=18&Su ... leID=97539
or this...
http://abovethelaw.com/2013/06/husch-yo ... colleague/

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:22 am

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?

No, SLS starting salary is still a base $105k in KC. Not sure why the discrepancy for summer pay.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... =ind_legal

The KCBJ report is typically more responsive to change than NALP reports in this market.

Edit - what the hell, while I'm here: Anyone know any area firms that no-offered?

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:01 pm

From what I heard (albeit from the firm itself), SLS offered all of its summers this last cycle. Haven't heard about any of the other big(ger) firms in KC.

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Callsam » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:13 pm

So say if someone had no ties to KC but went to WUSTL/UIUC/ND they would have a pretty hard time

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:43 pm

that person would have basically no shot at a firm job in KC without ties (and top grades)

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Re: Kansas City Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Callsam wrote:So say if someone had no ties to KC but went to WUSTL/UIUC/ND they would have a pretty hard time

This is the anon with the SLS offer. I have no ties to KC other than the fact that I've been there a couple of times and I'm from a UIUC/ND/UM/UI. Granted, there are a lot of variables that go into these firms' hiring decisions, but don't worry about closed doors until a firm closes it for you.




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