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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:32 pm

I enjoy the alting and then using anonymous posting with the alt.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:33 pm

rpupkin wrote:and


No its a small firm. I've tried to communicate that I would rather not give out my personal cell number or school email but have been brushed off repeatedly. Am I crazy for caring about this?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:35 pm

twixt wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone else's firm making you use your own cell phone and school email for work stuff? Like communicating with clients, sending out contracts, etc? I don't have my own phone in my office and they haven't given me a firm email.

That's very strange. Are you working at a big law office?


No its a small firm. I've tried to communicate that I'd rather not give out my personal cell number or use my school email and have been brushed off repeatedly. Was starting to think I was crazy for caring about it.

Small firms do all kinds of weird shit. Just roll with whatever the practice is at your firm.

If they are brushing you off "repeatedly" about a particular thing, and if you keep insisting on doing that thing a different way, then you are kind of crazy. If you want to work there long-term, change your attitude and approach.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby threecharacters » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:We have a presentation by a few partners next Monday. Heard they talk a lot about the firm's leverage. Can someone explain law firm leverage like I'm 5.


Leverage = use of borrowed money (i.e., not the capital contributions from the partners) to fund parts of the firm's operations. The more the firm uses debt to fund its operations over the availability of cash on hand means it is highly leveraged.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby hoos89 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:34 pm

No, in the law firm context it refers to the ratio of partners to other attorneys.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby blackcup » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:36 pm

hoos89 wrote:No, in the law firm context it refers to the ratio of partners to other attorneys.


+1

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby blackcup » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:40 pm

rpupkin wrote:Not a problem. It seems like most big law offices have at least a half dozen AAA Members/Mormons/Teetotalers who don't drink.


Gotta keep that membership for when I need a jump

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:02 pm

Is there likely to be any warning in our mid-summer reviews if we are getting no-offered?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is there likely to be any warning in our mid-summer reviews if we are getting no-offered?

Likely, yes. But I know of folks who got no-offered despite fine mid-summer reviews.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby runinthefront » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:11 pm

blackcup wrote:
hoos89 wrote:No, in the law firm context it refers to the ratio of partners to other attorneys.


+1


+2

high leverage when business is booming can be a great thing for many firms because lots of associates billing equals $$$$

High leverage (like 7 associates for every partner) when work slows is bad because suddenly those salaries turn to 160k+ liabilities

If too much time passes without work, people start getting shitcanned


That's my shallow understanding in a nutshell

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby MCFC » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:24 am

Tent sale prices at shoebank.com through the 28th.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:03 am

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is there likely to be any warning in our mid-summer reviews if we are getting no-offered?

Likely, yes. But I know of folks who got no-offered despite fine mid-summer reviews.


Lol why you startin shit

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:10 am

Holy shit dc is awful today. Why did i choose this

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby JohannDeMann » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:47 am

flawschoolkid wrote:Holy shit dc is awful today. Why did i choose this


because you get paid in 3 days maybe

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:02 am

JohannDeMann wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Holy shit dc is awful today. Why did i choose this


because you get paid in 3 days maybe

dat yummy summer money.
Also, today's DC weather isn't that bad - at least as of now. were you here like 5 days ago when all hell broke loose and it was humid as balls?
Also, DC TLS meetup anyone?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby First Offense » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:11 am

flawschoolkid wrote:Holy shit dc is awful today. Why did i choose this

Lol. Wait til mid to late July, early August. This is just a warm up.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:29 am

First Offense wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Holy shit dc is awful today. Why did i choose this

Lol. Wait til mid to late July, early August. This is just a warm up.


Unfortunately, this is true.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:19 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is there likely to be any warning in our mid-summer reviews if we are getting no-offered?

Likely, yes. But I know of folks who got no-offered despite fine mid-summer reviews.


Lol why you startin shit

Lol. Believe it or not, that was a completely serious post--just an honest answer to the anon's question. I wasn't trying to troll or induce anxiety.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby ymmv » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:51 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Holy shit dc is awful today. Why did i choose this


because you get paid in 3 days maybe

dat yummy summer money.
Also, today's DC weather isn't that bad - at least as of now. were you here like 5 days ago when all hell broke loose and it was humid as balls?
Also, DC TLS meetup anyone?


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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:55 pm

doctoroflaw91 wrote:
First Offense wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Holy shit dc is awful today. Why did i choose this

Lol. Wait til mid to late July, early August. This is just a warm up.


Unfortunately, this is true.

Seriously. Just lol at east coast weather

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:21 pm

I feel retarded at my firm. I'm not very good at drafting memos, I'm not very good at researching novel areas of the law, and I'm not very good at operating the computer systems

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby El Pollito » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I feel retarded at my firm. I'm not very good at drafting memos, I'm not very good at researching novel areas of the law, and I'm not very good at operating the computer systems

so don't be a litigator

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:49 pm

El Pollito wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I feel retarded at my firm. I'm not very good at drafting memos, I'm not very good at researching novel areas of the law, and I'm not very good at operating the computer systems

so don't be a litigator


lol, truth.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby sinfiery » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:56 pm

Rahviveh wrote:Seriously. Just lol at east coast weather

NYC summer nights have been basically perfect 80% of the time


worth the rest of the year

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:57 pm

How much worse is doc review than diligence.

Came in only wanting corp. Hating it more and more each day, lost all interest in deals. I love research and writing, but I heard doc review is literal hell and lit exits are awful.

Advice?




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