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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:28 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any hint on whether these firms are taking 3Ls?

- ARod's Dealer


It can't hurt to apply, but from my experience, they want post-clerkships and laterals. Your best bet is to get on App. Div./NJ Supreme (and Law Div. assignment judges) applications.

-Rosalita

ETA: If you've had 1L/2L SA's, definitely apply to Supreme. They pay close to federal clerkship rates and you shouldn't have a problem getting a place like Lowenstein or McCarter English afterwards; although I can see with your SA's one of the two potentially biting now.

Lowenstein is a better bet than McCarter


Yeah, that sounds about right. I've known young associates who burned out of there faster than their NYC BigLaw counterparts, which is saying something. So I'd imagine they could probably use well-credentialed first-year bodies.

-Rosalita

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:29 am

Would you automatically be a 2nd year associate on the pay scale if you clerked for the Supreme Court or App Div?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:Would you automatically be a 2nd year associate on the pay scale if you clerked for the Supreme Court or App Div?

-Red Herring

Ordinarily (meaning not NJ) it depends on the firm, but most will give you either a clerking bonus and start you as a first year, or no bonus but start you as a second year.
Because NJ doesn't follow NYC lockstep, and because a lot of firms stopped hiring SAs and 1st year associates, who knows? For firms like McCarter and Gibbons I am unable to find recent data that would be of use to us.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:41 am

Going to hit up all of them regardless. Cole is requesting resumes from my school, so here's hoping I get a bite somewhere. I have super strong ties to the state since I lived there all my life.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:47 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Would you automatically be a 2nd year associate on the pay scale if you clerked for the Supreme Court or App Div?

-Red Herring

Ordinarily (meaning not NJ) it depends on the firm, but most will give you either a clerking bonus and start you as a first year, or no bonus but start you as a second year.
Because NJ doesn't follow NYC lockstep, and because a lot of firms stopped hiring SAs and 1st year associates, who knows? For firms like McCarter and Gibbons I am unable to find recent data that would be of use to us.

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90% sure Lowenstein does both, but I think they're the only one.

And ARod's Dealer, I think it's definitely worth it to apply everywhere, but you probably want to hit up the clerkships too; just in case.

-Rosalita

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Going to hit up all of them regardless. Cole is requesting resumes from my school, so here's hoping I get a bite somewhere. I have super strong ties to the state since I lived there all my life.

- ARod's Dealer

Cole Schotz has interview slots for 3Ls at my OCI

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Would you automatically be a 2nd year associate on the pay scale if you clerked for the Supreme Court or App Div?

-Red Herring

Ordinarily (meaning not NJ) it depends on the firm, but most will give you either a clerking bonus and start you as a first year, or no bonus but start you as a second year.
Because NJ doesn't follow NYC lockstep, and because a lot of firms stopped hiring SAs and 1st year associates, who knows? For firms like McCarter and Gibbons I am unable to find recent data that would be of use to us.

Edit: shore surfer


90% sure Lowenstein does both, but I think they're the only one.

And ARod's Dealer, I think it's definitely worth it to apply everywhere, but you probably want to hit up the clerkships too; just in case.

-Rosalita


FWIW, I don't have much interest in clerking. If I strike out in NJ, I'll be content to stay where I am until I can lateral. Place where I am at now is fantastic for young attorneys (you do depos your first year with the firm!).

Thanks for the advice, though. I truly appreciate it.

I wish that I had a bit more of a sure footing into a NJ firm, but it is what it is.

- ARod's Dealer

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:33 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Going to hit up all of them regardless. Cole is requesting resumes from my school, so here's hoping I get a bite somewhere. I have super strong ties to the state since I lived there all my life.

- ARod's Dealer

Cole Schotz has interview slots for 3Ls at my OCI

shore Surfer


Jersey school?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone else having technical difficulties with all of the firms that use LawCruit? It won't let me upload docs. Is that what you were using, shore?

-Red Herring

Same here. I intend to call the company that provides the software, but I've been out of commission this past week.

Shore Surfer

Called Lawcruit to complain, they basically said complain to the law firm (yeah right).
Had success uploading documents today though.

Shore Surfer

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:55 am

Anyone know how to mail MDMC? I can't find a contact on their website and they don't do resume collect at my T14. Thanks

-Big Bird

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:21 pm

Seems like this would be the person to e-mail: http://www.mdmc-law.com/attorneys/Nicole_Alexander/

-Red Herring

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know how to mail MDMC? I can't find a contact on their website and they don't do resume collect at my T14. Thanks

-Big Bird

On that note, they do resume collect at my school. Should I still mass mail? (Seeing as resume collect is 2 months away)

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:57 pm

Does anyone have any information about Whitmore Bachman & Smith (such as their website?)

Other firms for the list:
Matus & Connell
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
Jackson Lewis (workplace law)
Fisher Phillips (employment law)
Wilson Elser Moskiwitz Edelman Dicker (no entry level hiring?)
Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott (not recruiting law schools)
Frenkel Lambert!(insurance defense)
Norris McLaughlin Marcus. (No entry level hiring?)
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Mendes & Mount (insurance specialist)
Ford & Harrison (labor & employment)
Eric A Shore (disability)
Morrison Mahoney (no entry level hiring?)
Chugh (no entry level hiring?)
Constanky brooks smith (labor & employment)
Dickie McCarney Chilcote
Obermayer Maxwell Hippel
Margolis Edelstein
Litchfield Cavo
Adelson Teslan Brundo Novell Jimemez (workers comp)
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck
Schwartz Campbell (insurance Defense)

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone have any information about Whitmore Bachman & Smith (such as their website?)

Other firms for the list:
Matus & Connell
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
Jackson Lewis (workplace law)
Fisher Phillips (employment law)
Wilson Elser Moskiwitz Edelman Dicker (no entry level hiring?)
Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott (not recruiting law schools)
Frenkel Lambert!(insurance defense)
Norris McLaughlin Marcus. (No entry level hiring?)
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Mendes & Mount (insurance specialist)
Ford & Harrison (labor & employment)
Eric A Shore (disability)
Morrison Mahoney (no entry level hiring?)
Chugh (no entry level hiring?)
Constanky brooks smith (labor & employment)
Dickie McCarney Chilcote
Obermayer Maxwell Hippel
Margolis Edelstein
Litchfield Cavo
Adelson Teslan Brundo Novell Jimemez (workers comp)
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck
Schwartz Campbell (insurance Defense)

Shore Surfer


I go to a NJ school. Interviewed with most of the NJ firms that take SAs. Most on this list don't. Some may take summer law clerks, but they won't normally decide until spring. Get your hands on the NJ Law Journal Summer SA edition. They list all the firms with incoming SA classed, how many slots, how much they pay etc. There may be about 10-12 firms worth reaching out to now. The rest wont decide if the are gonna have a summer until spring. Others don't do SA programs at all anymore and only hire after judicial clerkships.

Also, be prepared to wait for a while for the firms that do have SA programs to decide whether or not they will give you an offer or not. One New Jersey firm *cough, Bressler Amery, cough* did not reject me until November. I had my screener and callback with them in August. I want to say Riker Danzig and Day Pitney were also pretty slow. I may have been on a "hold" list though to be fair. Others may have received their post callback dings a lot quicker.

Either way, NJ is hard to crack! with the legal market continuing to shrink, they have been able to snag T-14 students pretty easy. So unless you are T-14 or the top, top, top of your class at a NJ school, i definitely would apply to other markets as well.

Good Luck!

-NJ2014
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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:20 pm

Know where I can get a copy?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Know where I can get a copy?


If you "subscribe" you can see it online. My NJ School Law Library had a copy last year. That's what I used. I may have a copy back in apartment in NJ. If I can find it when I return in a few weeks I'll post the info.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:51 pm

Anyone hear anything yet?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything yet?


Cole Schotz isn't looking at applications until September, apparently.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything yet?


Cole Schotz isn't looking at applications until September, apparently.


Second that and crickets everywhere else.

-Big Bird

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:21 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything yet?


Cole Schotz isn't looking at applications until September, apparently.


Second that and crickets everywhere else.

-Big Bird


Have you at least gotten an acknowledgment when you sent in your application, or no response at all?

-Tiny Dancer

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything yet?


Cole Schotz isn't looking at applications until September, apparently.


Second that and crickets everywhere else.

-Big Bird


Have you at least gotten an acknowledgment when you sent in your application, or no response at all?

-Tiny Dancer


Email back from Cole saying thanks but wait until September

-Big Bird

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything yet?

Crickets. But at least I'm heading to AC next week

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:16 pm

Got a callback/screener (it's a 2.5 hour with lunch, so I guess a callback? I didn'r have a screener) at Riker Danzig after a mass mail. This was a few days ago.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:05 pm

Callback: Connell Foley
Screener (I think): Proskauer Newark

Just outside top 3rd at lower T14 and strong ties to Northern New Jersey

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Re: NJ Firms: 2013 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:43 am

Screener at Riker
NJ School, T5%, LR, NJ Born/Raised/CurrentRes




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