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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby hephaestus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've been playing phone tag with them for a while: 304-357-4800. Maybe you'll have more success? If you end up getting someone mind posting back on here?

Yeah, Ill call tomorrow and see if I have any success. Will let you all know.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:42 pm

FWIW, even WVU kids are having trouble finding Charleston housing. You may have better luck finding something in Huntington (but it's a 45 minute commute) if you can't find a single thing in Charleston.

There are some areas outside of Charleston that have housing available sometimes.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby TTH » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:FWIW, even WVU kids are having trouble finding Charleston housing. You may have better luck finding something in Huntington (but it's a 45 minute commute) if you can't find a single thing in Charleston.

There are some areas outside of Charleston that have housing available sometimes.


I was about to say that there are a ton of towns between Charleston and Huntington to cross off the list before making a Huntington to Charleston commute every day. Check South Charleston, Spring Hills, Dunbar, Nitro, St. Albans, and Cross Lanes. There's a ton of apartment housing in western Kanawha County and Putnam County.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:53 am

Did anyone see Steptoe's updated NALP data today?

Expecting to hire 100 laterals. Geesh. Big change in average billables too.

I think they have the numbers from 1Ls and 2Ls switched.

Anyway, I guess it still looks like they hire most SAs?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:59 pm

Guarantee that is mostly for Houston/Woodlands. Funnily enough, I am interested in heading down to those offices myself after this summer.

No idea about the hours, though. That's strange.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:16 pm

The SA hiring number there looks great. 12 / 13 2Ls with a ton of 3Ls hired, it looks like. Probably all for Oil & Gas.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:11 pm

That billable change is perplexing.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby hephaestus » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:20 pm

Is the data on nalpdirectory.com? I searched WV but neither Steptoe nor JK came up.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:47 pm

ImNoScar wrote:Is the data on nalpdirectory.com? I searched WV but neither Steptoe nor JK came up.


http://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_p ... ptoe%22%7D

Gotta just search "Steptoe" without having the state listed.

JK is not listed at all.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby hephaestus » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:09 pm

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ImNoScar wrote:Is the data on nalpdirectory.com? I searched WV but neither Steptoe nor JK came up.


http://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_p ... ptoe%22%7D

Gotta just search "Steptoe" without having the state listed.

JK is not listed at all.

Thank you for that.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:42 am

Not a problem.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby hephaestus » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:28 pm

The growth on the Steptoe NALP form is tremendous. Any speculation on if any big 4 were thinking of raising associate salaries to the Pittsburgh/Cincy/Cleveland non-Vault market (100k or 105k). Associates I talked to at another firm said they could not believe how much work there was compared to ~3 years ago.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:42 pm

ImNoScar wrote:The growth on the Steptoe NALP form is tremendous. Any speculation on if any big 4 were thinking of raising associate salaries to the Pittsburgh/Cincy/Cleveland non-Vault market (100k or 105k). Associates I talked to at another firm said they could not believe how much work there was compared to ~3 years ago.

Excellent question and I would like to know the same. I have heard some rumblings about pay increase from some of the big 4 but nothing concrete.

There is a significant pay disparity between the big 4 and those markets when there really does not need to be. COL is no different and the work has increased.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby hephaestus » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:04 pm

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ImNoScar wrote:The growth on the Steptoe NALP form is tremendous. Any speculation on if any big 4 were thinking of raising associate salaries to the Pittsburgh/Cincy/Cleveland non-Vault market (100k or 105k). Associates I talked to at another firm said they could not believe how much work there was compared to ~3 years ago.

Excellent question and I would like to know the same. I have heard some rumblings about pay increase from some of the big 4 but nothing concrete.

There is a significant pay disparity between the big 4 and those markets when there really does not need to be. COL is no different and the work has increased.

True.
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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby hephaestus » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:26 pm

Anyone have any housing luck yet?
Eta: for charleston.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:50 pm

Called the dorms again with no luck so I sent an e-mail a couple of days ago. We'll see if I have any luck with that.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 06, 2013 2:39 pm

Anyone else see that Steptoe opened another office? In Denver.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 07, 2013 4:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else see that Steptoe opened another office? In Denver.


Yep. Likely for more energy work.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 11, 2013 11:41 pm

Any of the Steptoe people excited? Just a few more days.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 12, 2013 9:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any of the Steptoe people excited? Just a few more days.

Still in finals hell.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 12, 2013 10:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any of the Steptoe people excited? Just a few more days.

Still in finals hell.


Ah, that sucks. So glad to be done. 3L? Feels Goodman.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 19, 2013 9:59 pm

Steptoe folk: Nice welcome dinner, no?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 19, 2013 11:00 pm

I thought it was. The firm genuinely seems to be viewed as the best one to work at and has a strong reputation.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Mon May 20, 2013 3:25 pm

So many Anon's in WV...

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 20, 2013 10:56 pm

UnfrozenCaveman wrote:So many Anon's in WV...


WV is anon. We are one.

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The funny thing is that this firm is now dominated by Steptoe kids. I hope that some JK/Bowles/etc. kids can post up about their summer, too. This can be a really good resource for those thinking of summering out here.

I do find it funny that there are 300 posts about WV legal practice. It's weird, awesome, and unexpected. But the state is great, there is a lot of work out here, and firms are hiring. Isn't that all that matters?




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