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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:SA at my firm today attended a deposition with a client. SA proceeds to fidget around and carelessly knocks over partner's cup of coffee all over client's file and partner's suit right at the beginning. no offer?


jeez that sucks. Probably fine though, accidents happen.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got no-offered by the office manager and not a single partner spoke to me about it. I had received positive feedback, I implemented the changes they asked for during my midsummer review, but it was all for naught. I am fairly confident an equity partner did not like me. I'm pretty numb and sickened that I have to get back to the hustle.


that is awful :( . Out the firm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:18 pm

Had final review today and was told that since the mid summer review, my second half work had not met their expectations. Said they liked me and I was clearly a smart kid but didn't answer the question asked in one memo and had some typos. No offer?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:31 pm

About the Patent Agent question above. Yeah, you have to pass a separate Patent Registration Exam ("Patent Bar"). To sit for it, you just need a BS in engineering/science so I took it the summer before law school. I am technically a Patent Agent.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:37 pm

Sorry to the no offer. What market?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:43 pm

No offer in Chicago

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No offer in Chicago


Out the firm.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:56 pm

Latham? ^

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:58 pm

At Final review I was told that my reviews were all good to great but that I seem anxious all the time and shouldn't try to answer questions without actually knowing what the answer was--like don't just take a swing unless you for sure know. No offer?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:04 pm

Last day of work and there is a make-work long term assignment that I never finished (due to having real work and never getting to it, not just blowing it off). Do I stay late and crank it out or just say hey, I did like 1/3 of this bye.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No offer in Chicago


Winston?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:08 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:21 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Had final review today and was told that since the mid summer review, my second half work had not met their expectations. Said they liked me and I was clearly a smart kid but didn't answer the question asked in one memo and had some typos. No offer?


Probably no offer.


No one actually gets no offered for a couple typos and missing an issue. I don't think I've ever submitted work product without typos or at least one legal mistake. It does seem like they're setting up some shady shit here, but there have to be other reasons

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby El Pollito » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:31 pm

yeah they're just creating a paper trail that started with the bad mid-summer review, sorry anon

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:33 pm

had my final review. Partner goes "Pretty good work product, a couple people were just concerned that they could not tell if you really wanted to work here." I explain why I in fact do want to work there. They go ok. Rest of review goes fine. No offer?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:had my final review. Partner goes "Pretty good work product, a couple people were just concerned that they could not tell if you really wanted to work here." I explain why I in fact do want to work there. They go ok. Rest of review goes fine. No offer?


everyone wants what they cant have OFFER

Did you actually want to work there.


Yeah, I was being mostly honest. This firm is in my hometown secondary, kinda want biglaw in a big city. But If I had both in hand Id have to think, prolly would end up taking big law tho.

Edit: this is a 1l SA

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:47 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:had my final review. Partner goes "Pretty good work product, a couple people were just concerned that they could not tell if you really wanted to work here." I explain why I in fact do want to work there. They go ok. Rest of review goes fine. No offer?


everyone wants what they cant have OFFER

Did you actually want to work there.


Yeah, I was being mostly honest. This firm is in my hometown secondary, kinda want biglaw in a big city. But If I had both in hand Id have to think, prolly would end up taking big law tho.

Edit: this is a 1l SA


Oh 1L SA, they might be harsher on TRAITERS who want to live in teh big city.


#truth. Though this is a diversity SA so its not a good look to no offer the one possible black associate, orrrrr no fucks given?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby El Pollito » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:54 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I was always under the impression that diversity SA's had lower offer rates / polices of not giving offers. But I could be off base.

they do

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:09 pm

El Pollito wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I was always under the impression that diversity SA's had lower offer rates / polices of not giving offers. But I could be off base.

they do


Really? Not the impression I got from my SA and also some random comment from an interviewer about his firm's SA




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