Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:37 pm

Chicago & DC done.

Also two submit your app online emails which, of course, don't say which office.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Uncle.Joe » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:15 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Please post if you get an interview/know that an office is done hiring. I'm pretty sure this was put on Symplicity accidentally but happy hunting!


1L in other thread had an upcoming K&L Gates interview, so won't be surprised if they had a spot left among the 2L summers. Who knows which office though.


I just wanted to point out the lack of logic here.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:30 pm

Uncle.Joe wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Please post if you get an interview/know that an office is done hiring. I'm pretty sure this was put on Symplicity accidentally but happy hunting!


1L in other thread had an upcoming K&L Gates interview, so won't be surprised if they had a spot left among the 2L summers. Who knows which office though.


I just wanted to point out the lack of logic here.


It's December and I still think I can get a BigLaw SA. Logic left the building a while ago.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:10 pm

Uncle.Joe wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Please post if you get an interview/know that an office is done hiring. I'm pretty sure this was put on Symplicity accidentally but happy hunting!


1L in other thread had an upcoming K&L Gates interview, so won't be surprised if they had a spot left among the 2L summers. Who knows which office though.


I just wanted to point out the lack of logic here.


If they're interviewing a 1L, I'm guessing it's to fill a spot left by a 2L who bailed or a newly expanded desire for SAs. And I think new or renewed 2L applications would have a decent chance at that spot. What am I missing?

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Please post if you get an interview/know that an office is done hiring. I'm pretty sure this was put on Symplicity accidentally but happy hunting!


1L in other thread had an upcoming K&L Gates interview, so won't be surprised if they had a spot left among the 2L summers. Who knows which office though.


I just wanted to point out the lack of logic here.


If they're interviewing a 1L, I'm guessing it's to fill a spot left by a 2L who bailed or a newly expanded desire for SAs. And I think new or renewed 2L applications would have a decent chance at that spot. What am I missing?


That they're looking for a 1L not a 2L because they don't want someone they would be hiring permanently

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Uncle.Joe » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:58 pm

1L summer associate positions have no relation to 2L summer associate positions. The former are for firms to possibly get someone for their 2L class whose numbers would indicate they would go to a higher ranked firm. The latter are a 10 week job interview.

They just aren't the same thing.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:29 pm

Anybody hear anything?

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody hear anything?


OP Here. Raleigh Done.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby JPR0488 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:59 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anybody hear anything?


OP Here. Raleigh Done.


Charlotte too.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:14 am

Did you guys apply through the website or email?

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:Did you guys apply through the website or email?


Initially by emailing all the recruiting people + hiring partners. Was sent to the recruiting site by a couple unnamed offices and dinged through personal emails from a hiring partner and couple of recruiting coordinators. Though it's all a black box at the moment and I'm not very hopeful of something happening.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby JPR0488 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Did you guys apply through the website or email?


Initially by emailing all the recruiting people + hiring partners. Was sent to the recruiting site by a couple unnamed offices and dinged through personal emails from a hiring partner and couple of recruiting coordinators. Though it's all a black box at the moment and I'm not very hopeful of something happening.


Yeah in my experience if you e-mail they just refer you to the website.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:36 pm

The NY K&L Gates email address did not even work for me...

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The NY K&L Gates email address did not even work for me...


Check the NALP page. That one's old.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:06 am

Does anyone even know if the NY or Boston offices are still looking? I received no reply when I emailed that person last week.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone even know if the NY or Boston offices are still looking? I received no reply when I emailed that person last week.


Confirmation from New York hiring partner that New York is done. Damn you random person's sympicity!

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Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:54 am

Boston done too

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:20 pm

Anything on the West Coast locations?

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:20 pm

Apologies if the cross-post is a problem. Doing it in case 1Ls and 2Ls still hunting for work are following different threads here.
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Law clerk who is available to work the full summer at an insurance defense firm. Clerk will primarily perform research and writing tasks (e.g., memos, briefs, msjs, etc.) but will also be able to attend hearings, depositions, mediations, etc.
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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anything on the West Coast locations?


Just got rejected from all of them in one email. Has anybody gotten an interview?

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:25 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anything on the West Coast locations?


Just got rejected from all of them in one email. Has anybody gotten an interview?


Jesus. Just got a ding from Seattle too.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anything on the West Coast locations?


Just got rejected from all of them in one email. Has anybody gotten an interview?


Jesus. Just got a ding from Seattle too.


Just got rejected from the rest. That cleans up every office with a summer program.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:17 pm

Historically, and I know it is RARE, but are there ever any Spring openings for summer SA's. I expect my GPA to boost me a little bit... and still hope.

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Historically, and I know it is RARE, but are there ever any Spring openings for summer SA's. I expect my GPA to boost me a little bit... and still hope.


In terms of big firms, checking last year's thread all I could find was one opening at Dickstein Shapiro for someone with a CPA and who was a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Yet didn't Dewey SAs get BigLaw jobs in April? Or am I completely wrong?

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Re: Anyone still hiring SA's? Anything on anyone's simplicity?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Historically, and I know it is RARE, but are there ever any Spring openings for summer SA's. I expect my GPA to boost me a little bit... and still hope.


I interviewed for my SA position in early April and received an offer later in the month. Definitely rare, but it is possible. However, this position wasn't widely advertised, and I heard about it through connections. It was a new office of a larger firm that had just opened within the past year, so they missed out on OCI. So my advice would be to look for firms that recently opened new offices and apply to the new offices (not really sure the best way to research this, but just something you can try).




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