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TV Show Suits

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:05 pm

This questions is based of the TV show suits.... does any know if at big law firms when an attorney makes Partner if they really get to hire their own associate or if associates are only ever hired in groups through summer programs?

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Re: TV Show Suits

Postby jd20132013 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:28 pm

:roll:

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Re: TV Show Suits

Postby mephistopheles » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:30 pm

phew, i'm glad you were anon for this one.

firms/c&f aren't too happy with this type of question.

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Re: TV Show Suits

Postby thesealocust » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This questions is based of the TV show suits.... does any know if at big law firms when an attorney makes Partner if they really get to hire their own associate or if associates are only ever hired in groups through summer programs?


At the biggest firms, it all boils down to a hiring committee. At smaller firms, or smaller offices of larger firms, partners do have a huge amount of say.

All of the equity partners at a firm are the owners and sole decision makers. If individual partners do not get to choose associates for themselves, it's because the partnership as a whole decided that there was a better model to use.

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Re: TV Show Suits

Postby izy223 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This questions is based of the TV show suits.... does any know if at big law firms when an attorney makes Partner if they really get to hire their own associate or if associates are only ever hired in groups through summer programs?



also Harvey Spector was clearly doing OCI at HLS when mike stumbled into the office, so he hired him through the summer program duh

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Re: TV Show Suits

Postby hephaestus » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:13 pm

mephistopheles wrote:phew, i'm glad you were anon for this one.

firms/c&f aren't too happy with this type of question.

Seriously. Would be unfortunate if OP took that risk.




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