Summer Associate Class of 2015

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
User avatar
goden
Posts: 2269
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:52 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby goden » Thu May 14, 2015 3:08 pm

BD, is staying 9 to 9 then working from home 10 to 2 acceptable?

User avatar
smaug
Posts: 12608
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:31 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby smaug » Thu May 14, 2015 3:19 pm

BigZuck wrote:Smog- what is "research for pitches?"

lots of work will involve a beauty contest these days, so a potential client will talk with multiple firms

but that poses two problems (1) you can't show up with nothing because you want to impress them and explain what you would do for them but (2) you can't bill anyone for the work you do in preparation for the pitch because there's no client yet

so, it's work that can't be billed but needs to be done. real lawyers can speak more to this, but I think the reasons you'd do it as an associate is to build a relationship with that partner and so you'd have the ability to work on the matter later

as a summer, you get some of those benefits, but without the problem that it isn't billable. more importantly, it is more likely to be fun work, because you're not actually writing anything that'll be filed.

User avatar
FSK
Posts: 6357
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:47 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Fri May 15, 2015 7:24 am

First friday in the office, which is purportedly a "jeans friday." However, most every attorney in the office dresses above the biz caz code. Jeans = no offer?

User avatar
Capitol_Idea
Posts: 10692
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:54 am

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri May 15, 2015 8:23 am

flawschoolkid wrote:First friday in the office, which is purportedly a "jeans friday." However, most every attorney in the office dresses above the biz caz code. Jeans = no offer?

"Follow what the attorneys do" seems to be the CR. But yes: jeans Friday is obvi a trap to catch the unwary who honestly believe they can get away with less than biz cas.

User avatar
FSK
Posts: 6357
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:47 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Fri May 15, 2015 8:44 am

I stepped down from wool to the much less prestigious cotton dress pants. Hopefully im not #rekt

User avatar
logdog
Posts: 129
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:22 am

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby logdog » Fri May 15, 2015 9:06 am

I clerked at a conservative, suit and tie firm with casual Fridays, and a partner told me I should still wear a suit on Fridays as a SA. It was lame.

User avatar
seizmaar
Posts: 759
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:58 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby seizmaar » Fri May 15, 2015 9:16 am

i think your extreme lack of self-confidence, evidenced by the neurosis displayed on this board, is much more likely to get you no-offered. stop nitpicking and start bringing us interesting dilemmas like "is it acceptable to eat a burger sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches and then get an ice cream sandwich for dessert during a partner lunch." the answer: yes, it is acceptable.

arklaw13
Posts: 1704
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:36 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby arklaw13 » Fri May 15, 2015 9:23 am

dat first paycheck tho

User avatar
FSK
Posts: 6357
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:47 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Fri May 15, 2015 9:46 am

seizmaar wrote:i think your extreme lack of self-confidence, evidenced by the neurosis displayed on this board, is much more likely to get you no-offered. stop nitpicking and start bringing us interesting dilemmas like "is it acceptable to eat a burger sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches and then get an ice cream sandwich for dessert during a partner lunch." the answer: yes, it is acceptable.


I think youre joking, but I also hope my jokes were obvious. That also sounds crazy good.

User avatar
JohannDeMann
Posts: 13831
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:25 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby JohannDeMann » Fri May 15, 2015 9:54 am

arklaw13 wrote:dat first paycheck tho


Ding ding ding. This is the only thing about the job that never gets old. I check my bank account basically every Friday hoping its pay day.

User avatar
chuckbass
Posts: 9957
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:29 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby chuckbass » Fri May 15, 2015 12:58 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:dat first paycheck tho


Ding ding ding. This is the only thing about the job that never gets old. I check my bank account basically every Friday hoping its pay day.

Got an advance today. This is certainly a great part of the job.

zosluu
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:30 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby zosluu » Fri May 15, 2015 9:24 pm

When does the firm ask for your second semester grades?

User avatar
banjo
Posts: 1345
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby banjo » Fri May 15, 2015 9:44 pm

zosluu wrote:When does the firm ask for your second semester grades?


It varies. Some firms ask you to send them towards the end of the summer. Other firms have you sign an authorization so that they can pull your transcript whenever they want. And many firms don't look at them at all.

User avatar
sublime
Posts: 15411
Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:21 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby sublime » Sat May 16, 2015 11:48 am

..

User avatar
Capitol_Idea
Posts: 10692
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:54 am

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sat May 16, 2015 11:54 am

sublime wrote:Had a great first week.

Now I need to grade write on. fml.

Ugh I had to do that last year; it blows (although maybe your school has stronger writers than mine so reading won't make you want to gouge your eyes out).

Glad to hear your week went well - how's your head doing? Fully recovered by now I hope.

User avatar
sublime
Posts: 15411
Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:21 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby sublime » Sat May 16, 2015 11:56 am

..

User avatar
sublime
Posts: 15411
Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:21 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby sublime » Sat May 16, 2015 11:59 am

..

User avatar
chuckbass
Posts: 9957
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:29 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby chuckbass » Sat May 16, 2015 12:06 pm

sublime wrote:Had a great first week.

Now I need to grade write on. fml.

Yay congrats! Good to hear. Enjoying the city?

BigZuck
Posts: 10859
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:53 am

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby BigZuck » Sat May 16, 2015 12:40 pm

sublime wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
BigZuck wrote:For people who have started, are you guys sharing offices?

Also, how's the food so far?

BUMP



I know you are joking, but I can't think of a single week in my life when I have consumed as much high quality food/alcohol as I did this week.

Also yea, sharing an "office" but really, it is just a conference room repurposed for four cubicle like desk areas.

I was 100% not joking. I think I'm over clothes talk but I'm interested in other stuff like food, coffee, what the work is like, etc. Thanks for responding.

User avatar
cookiejar1
Posts: 834
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:07 am

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby cookiejar1 » Sat May 16, 2015 12:58 pm

Post anonymously your firm and your firm's lunch budget for when associates take summers out! THIS is what's really important

Anonymous User
Posts: 273254
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 1:29 pm

CSM is $70/person for summer lunchs with associates. Limited to two per week. That doesn't include if your partner takes you out or any training session with catered lunch.

User avatar
smaug
Posts: 12608
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:31 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby smaug » Sat May 16, 2015 1:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CSM is $70/person for summer lunchs with associates. Limited to two per week. That doesn't include if your partner takes you out or any training session with catered lunch.


What is this madness.

User avatar
FSK
Posts: 6357
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:47 pm

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Sat May 16, 2015 1:56 pm

I'm at a 40 person satelite, so my experience isn't quite so extravagant. I think I'm on balance OK with that, trying to drop some weight anyway.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273254
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 2:08 pm

DPW is 2x per week at $75pp - must have 1:1 associate to summer ratio. Partner things don't count.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273254
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 2:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DPW is 2x per week at $75pp - must have 1:1 associate to summer ratio. Partner things don't count.


DPW setting the market YET AGAIN.

ETA: didn't mean to anon this is cookiejar




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.