mr.hands wrote:Anonymous User wrote:NYstate wrote:Anonymous User wrote:If I received an in-all-ways positive mid-summer review but just got an epic verbal beatdown from an associate for screwing up an assignment, how much do I worry, 1-10 scale?
Firm historically gives offers to summers.
What did you do?
Wrote a really unhelpful memo on an area of law and a type of format/assignment with which I was unfamiliar, told it was completely not acceptable.
What do you mean by really unhelpful? How long was it? Etc.
Did they give you a chance to redo it? How connected is this associate and the partner it was for? Do you have partners who are happy with your work? (as opposed to mostly working with associates)
Here is the deal: completely unacceptable is a problem. But if the firm usually gives everyone offers and your other work is good you are probably fine. If the memo disappointed the most important partner in the group or one of the most important in the firm, you might be screwed. That is the only way I see you not getting an offer if the firm is making offers to everyone and wants to keep that rate.