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Jumping groups

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:05 am

I have a 2L offer to work in a specific group. The firm doesn't do rotations. It's a large office of a large firm.

If I don't like the work and want to, say, change groups, do I bring that up over the summer? Should I wait until I'm a first-year associate?

Has anyone had experience with this?

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Re: Jumping groups

Postby ryanmot » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:09 am

Every firm is different. Speak with the person in charge of the summer program if you think there is a shot. Did you say in your interviews that you wanted that group? If they made the offer decision based on that then you may have trouble.

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Re: Jumping groups

Postby LawIdiot86 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:31 am

My firm also hires that way and one of the friendly associates took me aside at the beginning of the summer and said they no-offered the last SA for expressing interest in another group. If they specifically hired you for a group, I wouldn't even mention that you knew of another group until you have a permanent offer in hand.

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Re: Jumping groups

Postby thelawyler » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:57 am

LawIdiot86 wrote:My firm also hires that way and one of the friendly associates took me aside at the beginning of the summer and said they no-offered the last SA for expressing interest in another group. If they specifically hired you for a group, I wouldn't even mention that you knew of another group until you have a permanent offer in hand.


Just hopping in here, but thanks for that heads up.

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Re: Jumping groups

Postby LawIdiot86 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:25 pm

thelawyler wrote:
LawIdiot86 wrote:My firm also hires that way and one of the friendly associates took me aside at the beginning of the summer and said they no-offered the last SA for expressing interest in another group. If they specifically hired you for a group, I wouldn't even mention that you knew of another group until you have a permanent offer in hand.


Just hopping in here, but thanks for that heads up.


Besides my experience, there is a common sense aspect to it. If you're hired into a specific group, those are the people who will be reviewing your work. Do you really want your reviewers questioning your dedication to the thing they do as their job?




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