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Bar stipends and advances

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:30 pm

There are periodical threads about this, but little comprehensive information out there. Curious to get any anonymous replies from incoming first-year associates: Which firms pay stipends, which ones give advances, in what amounts, and in which cities?

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Re: Bar stipends and advances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:40 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:There are periodical threads about this, but little comprehensive information out there. Curious to get any anonymous replies from incoming first-year associates: Which firms pay stipends, which ones give advances, in what amounts, and in which cities?


Vinson & Elkins gives you a 10k advance. I know thats true for Dallas and Houston. Not sure about other cities

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Re: Bar stipends and advances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
dixiecupdrinking wrote:There are periodical threads about this, but little comprehensive information out there. Curious to get any anonymous replies from incoming first-year associates: Which firms pay stipends, which ones give advances, in what amounts, and in which cities?


Vinson & Elkins gives you a 10k advance. I know thats true for Dallas and Houston. Not sure about other cities


I'm pretty sure it's all of the offices. At least its in NYC/DC as well.

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Re: Bar stipends and advances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:19 pm

Anyone know about Mayer? It says $10,000 stipend on NALP, but it wasn't mentioned in the offer letter. Also, is the stipend independent of bar review/exam fees or is it meant to cover those expenses?

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Re: Bar stipends and advances

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also, is the stipend independent of bar review/exam fees or is it meant to cover those expenses?

This is another good question, and I think it varies by firm.

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Re: Bar stipends and advances

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:24 pm

That's really not a lot of money to support a family... guess I'll have to work while bar reviewing :(

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Re: Bar stipends and advances

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:57 pm

Fried Frank gives up to $15K in advance, direct payment for BarBri and a $3K transition bonus.

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Re: Bar stipends and advances

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:09 pm

K&E all offices: bar exam, bat prep, relocation expenses, and $10k stipend.

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Re: Bar stipends and advances

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:22 pm

PH: $16,000 stipend and relocation expenses

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Re: Bar stipends and advances

Postby zachanson » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:10 pm

a similar question:
Do firms usually pay Barbri directly? This is an option on Barbri's payment webpage.
Or can i pay Barbri first and then get refund from the firm?

If I paid out of my own pocket without knowing the answer, I hope the firm would still reimburse me.




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