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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:57 pm

Finished up first half firm yesterday. Feeling pretty good about getting an offer but who knows. One week off and then on to the next place. I really loved the first place so I hope it works out.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Lasers » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Current odds of no-offer: ~90%. That is all.

ahah, what is this based on?

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby swc65 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:uh so SA paranoia i guess but

is it normal for recruiting to want to meet with you in the middle of the summer to discuss what convinced you to accept their offer

like i get that the info could potentially be useful for them w/r/t strategy, etc. and it sort of makes sense because i'm not at a V10 and i could see them wanting to reach more deeply into my school

but OTOH i also don't feel like i should be obligated to answer "so what other offers did you have" or whatever. just feels like a "second" (or "twenty-seventh") interview. like didn't we already do this in "why this firm"



My SA firm did this. It was just a feedback session for the recruiting staff.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:Current odds of no-offer: ~90%. That is all.


No bro I'd put it around 80%, ~2% margin of error

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Summerz » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:57 pm

SAs, are you getting Friday off as part of the July 4th holiday?

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:50 pm

Yes. But the amount of work I am getting ensures I will stay late tomorrow and Wednesday, so what's the difference really?

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yes. But the amount of work I am getting ensures I will stay late tomorrow and Wednesday, so what's the difference really?


:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:37 pm

Summerz wrote:SAs, are you getting Friday off as part of the July 4th holiday?


My firm (NY) let us know last week that we'd have Friday off, pretty nice. Hopefully its not in exchange for a no-offer.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby alicrimson » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:01 pm

Summerz wrote:SAs, are you getting Friday off as part of the July 4th holiday?


Sure do! Assignments are also light this week, because folks are heading out of town. I was able to leave at 6 today, which is the earliest I've left since my first day :)

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby mr.hands » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:24 pm

alicrimson wrote:
Summerz wrote:SAs, are you getting Friday off as part of the July 4th holiday?


Sure do! Assignments are also light this week, because folks are heading out of town. I was able to leave at 6 today, which is the earliest I've left since my first day :)


Wow, that's pretty late for an SA.

What time do you usually leave? How long are the associates in the office?

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Skye » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:04 pm

mr.hands wrote:
alicrimson wrote:
Summerz wrote:SAs, are you getting Friday off as part of the July 4th holiday?


Sure do! Assignments are also light this week, because folks are heading out of town. I was able to leave at 6 today, which is the earliest I've left since my first day :)


Wow, that's pretty late for an SA.

What time do you usually leave? How long are the associates in the office?

Friday off too! I usually leave around 6P. On a regular basis there are always a few associates working later than 7P.... given the case loads, no surprise.

We got off at Noon today! Let the 4 1/2 day July 4th break begin! I take it everyone one else will be off Friday too... right?

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:14 pm

Skye wrote:
mr.hands wrote:
alicrimson wrote:
Summerz wrote:SAs, are you getting Friday off as part of the July 4th holiday?


Sure do! Assignments are also light this week, because folks are heading out of town. I was able to leave at 6 today, which is the earliest I've left since my first day :)


Wow, that's pretty late for an SA.

What time do you usually leave? How long are the associates in the office?

Friday off too! I usually leave around 6P. On a regular basis there are always a few associates working later than 7P.... given the case loads, no surprise.

We got off at Noon today! Let the 4 1/2 day July 4th break begin! I take it everyone one else will be off Friday too... right?


Off on Friday as well, but it seems like most of the big firms in town are working that day. (Houston).

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Renne Walker » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Off on Friday as well, but it seems like most of the big firms in town are working that day. (Houston).

This place was a ghost town by noon today. I'd be very surprised if any NYC BL firms are open Friday. I have to wonder if the courts are even open Friday.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Lasers » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:21 pm

Friday is not an official off day for me so I'm going to the office. However, I imagine many attorneys won't be at work.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Summerz » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:46 pm

Renne Walker wrote:I'd be very surprised if any NYC BL firms are open Friday. I have to wonder if the courts are even open Friday.

The Zimmerman trial continues Friday, so it looks like the courts are open on the 5th.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby alicrimson » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:52 pm

mr.hands wrote:
alicrimson wrote:
Summerz wrote:SAs, are you getting Friday off as part of the July 4th holiday?


Sure do! Assignments are also light this week, because folks are heading out of town. I was able to leave at 6 today, which is the earliest I've left since my first day :)


Wow, that's pretty late for an SA.

What time do you usually leave? How long are the associates in the office?


I usually leave at 7 everyday. The associates are there after I leave for the most part.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby alicrimson » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:53 pm

Renne Walker wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Off on Friday as well, but it seems like most of the big firms in town are working that day. (Houston).

This place was a ghost town by noon today. I'd be very surprised if any NYC BL firms are open Friday. I have to wonder if the courts are even open Friday.


Our state court is open Friday. Federal took off today and will be off on Friday as well.

Also, cannot believe that there are only 3 weeks left for my, and many other people's, SA position. It seems like just yesterday we were all posting our start dates. I've found this summer terribly interesting, but, like many others, my stomach is beginning to get that knotted feeling that comes with the offer/no offer news. Good luck everyone!!!

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Skye » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:30 pm

alicrimson wrote:Also, cannot believe that there are only 3 weeks left for my, and many other people's, SA position. It seems like just yesterday we were all posting our start dates. I've found this summer terribly interesting, but, like many others, my stomach is beginning to get that knotted feeling that comes with the offer/no offer news. Good luck everyone!!!

+1 and given what we’re gone through for the last two months, doesn’t it feel a bit weird not going into work for four days straight (almost could claim five days given that Weds was a half day, at best). Off to the fireworks. Happy 4th!

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby alicrimson » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:37 am

Skye wrote:
alicrimson wrote:Also, cannot believe that there are only 3 weeks left for my, and many other people's, SA position. It seems like just yesterday we were all posting our start dates. I've found this summer terribly interesting, but, like many others, my stomach is beginning to get that knotted feeling that comes with the offer/no offer news. Good luck everyone!!!

+1 and given what we’re gone through for the last two months, doesn’t it feel a bit weird not going into work for four days straight (almost could claim five days given that Weds was a half day, at best). Off to the fireworks. Happy 4th!



So weird! I'm almost bored. lol.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Skye » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:20 am

alicrimson wrote:
Skye wrote:
alicrimson wrote:Also, cannot believe that there are only 3 weeks left for my, and many other people's, SA position. It seems like just yesterday we were all posting our start dates. I've found this summer terribly interesting, but, like many others, my stomach is beginning to get that knotted feeling that comes with the offer/no offer news. Good luck everyone!!!

+1 and given what we’re gone through for the last two months, doesn’t it feel a bit weird not going into work for four days straight (almost could claim five days given that Weds was a half day, at best). Off to the fireworks. Happy 4th!



So weird! I'm almost bored. lol.

There’s a cure for that…. go shopping! Most places have 40% off sales this weekend.….

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby alicrimson » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:45 am

Skye wrote:
alicrimson wrote:
Skye wrote:
alicrimson wrote:Also, cannot believe that there are only 3 weeks left for my, and many other people's, SA position. It seems like just yesterday we were all posting our start dates. I've found this summer terribly interesting, but, like many others, my stomach is beginning to get that knotted feeling that comes with the offer/no offer news. Good luck everyone!!!

+1 and given what we’re gone through for the last two months, doesn’t it feel a bit weird not going into work for four days straight (almost could claim five days given that Weds was a half day, at best). Off to the fireworks. Happy 4th!



So weird! I'm almost bored. lol.

There’s a cure for that…. go shopping! Most places have 40% off sales this weekend.….



I would, but I did a ton of that last weekend. I went a little nuts at Lily and the hair salon. Also, this weekend I have to drop a grand on car repairs. Not the funnest purchase, but, if I get a job offer with this firm/a comparable one, my aim is to hold onto this car for another two-three years, pay off loans, and then buy a fun one once the three years end. I haven't had any issues with it before, so I figure all ten year old cars need this stuff at some point. Still doesn't feel good. Hehe.

Happy shopping to you!

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Sheffield » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:35 pm

alicrimson wrote:Also, cannot believe that there are only 3 weeks left for my, and many other people's, SA position. It seems like just yesterday we were all posting our start dates

+1… time really has flown by. They know how to keep SAs busy! Perhaps unusual (or not) I was handed an assignment that is due after my official last SA day… I am hopeful that our end date will be lengthened by a couple weeks. Does anyone suspect that his or her firm might extend the end date?

At the moment just enjoying the beautiful sunny day that accompanies our 4 day break!

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby alicrimson » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:07 pm

Sheffield wrote:
alicrimson wrote:Also, cannot believe that there are only 3 weeks left for my, and many other people's, SA position. It seems like just yesterday we were all posting our start dates

+1… time really has flown by. They know how to keep SAs busy! Perhaps unusual (or not) I was handed an assignment that is due after my official last SA day… I am hopeful that our end date will be lengthened by a couple weeks. Does anyone suspect that his or her firm might extend the end date?

At the moment just enjoying the beautiful sunny day that accompanies our 4 day break!



I don't think mine will. Our start/end dates are all uniform, nation(and world)-wide. At least nationally, we have coordinated starting and ending super teleconference calls. It's kinda cool, but I don't think we'll go past ten weeks.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:00 am

Sheffield wrote:
alicrimson wrote:Also, cannot believe that there are only 3 weeks left for my, and many other people's, SA position. It seems like just yesterday we were all posting our start dates

+1… time really has flown by. They know how to keep SAs busy! Perhaps unusual (or not) I was handed an assignment that is due after my official last SA day… I am hopeful that our end date will be lengthened by a couple weeks. Does anyone suspect that his or her firm might extend the end date?

At the moment just enjoying the beautiful sunny day that accompanies our 4 day break!

It is highly unlikely they will extend it simply because an attorney gave you an assignment that may be due after you should have ended. I would make certain the attorney knows when your last day is so (s)he can re-adjust his/her expectations.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:18 am

Renne Walker wrote:This place was a ghost town by noon today. I'd be very surprised if any NYC BL firms are open Friday. I have to wonder if the courts are even open Friday.

NYC BL. We were open yesterday though about half of the attorneys worked from home; summers were required to show up but it was pretty low key.




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