What's your biglaw end game?

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What's your biglaw end game?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:01 pm

When will you know it's time to walk? Have you set a minimum number of years, a minimum debt balance, a minimum savings amount? Or are you just in it to see what happens?

Personally, I think it's going to be a combination of financial stability and bad days/experiences. A sliding scale - the worse the experiences, or the more money, the less tethered I'll probably feel.

I think the ideal would be to start feeling out alternative options after 3-4 years and try to leave before 5-6, but I'm deeply unsure.

I've met many people who know they only plan to spend 2 years, and almost nobody who wants to be a lifer. Especially for people already on the ground, are you eyeing the exits? Planning to eye the exits?

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Re: What's your biglaw end game?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:26 pm

I am trying to hack it at least 3 years. Should have the loans paid off within 2. I figure this will give me a financial cushion and enough experience to go elsewhere if I don't like firm life or find myself encouraged to pursue other options.

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Re: What's your biglaw end game?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:43 pm

I feel like theres not planning you can even do except daydream. I mean you can choose a firm that gives you better exit options or is relevant to what you want to exit to, but besides that planning seems like waste of brainpower

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Re: What's your biglaw end game?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:29 pm

Stay for four years, saved up a ridiculous amount of $ for a down payment, paid off 70% of loans, and have a great in-house job waiting for me. With stock options. Stock options baby.

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Re: What's your biglaw end game?

Postby enigmabk » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:55 pm

lol

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Re: What's your biglaw end game?

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:12 pm

stay alive and work hard until I get pushed out (probably around years 4-6)




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