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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Sun May 17, 2015 9:49 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
lawhopeful10 wrote:Next week I'm going to court three days in a row to watch a case be tried. I only have my navy suit and I was just going to mix in ties and shirts but wear the same suit. Someone told me it would look weird to wear the same suit three days in a row so now I'm feeling a little self conscious about it. Will anyone notice. I'm guessing either way I should probably get a second suit soon.

Look, if you were a lawyer on the trial team, you wouldn't want to wear the same suit three days in a row. But as a summer associate observing in the court room, your plan to mix in ties and shirts is more than adequate. It's unlikely anyone will notice that you're wearing the same suit—they've got other things to worry about, believe me. And if anyone does notice, they won't care at all.

Zach is right that you should have multiple suits. But there's no need to go out of your way to go suit shopping right now. You're fine.


I agree with this. No partner is going to notice what you are wearing as long as you look professional. But getting a $400 suit from Macy's isn't really that hard seeing as how you can get it Monday after work at 5. So, I don't think it's a big deal but I also think you could cop a suit pretty easily.


Would take a week at least to fit unless you were very lucky

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby JohannDeMann » Sun May 17, 2015 9:59 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
lawhopeful10 wrote:Next week I'm going to court three days in a row to watch a case be tried. I only have my navy suit and I was just going to mix in ties and shirts but wear the same suit. Someone told me it would look weird to wear the same suit three days in a row so now I'm feeling a little self conscious about it. Will anyone notice. I'm guessing either way I should probably get a second suit soon.

Look, if you were a lawyer on the trial team, you wouldn't want to wear the same suit three days in a row. But as a summer associate observing in the court room, your plan to mix in ties and shirts is more than adequate. It's unlikely anyone will notice that you're wearing the same suit—they've got other things to worry about, believe me. And if anyone does notice, they won't care at all.

Zach is right that you should have multiple suits. But there's no need to go out of your way to go suit shopping right now. You're fine.


I agree with this. No partner is going to notice what you are wearing as long as you look professional. But getting a $400 suit from Macy's isn't really that hard seeing as how you can get it Monday after work at 5. So, I don't think it's a big deal but I also think you could cop a suit pretty easily.


Would take a week at least to fit unless you were very lucky

Nah. Ive walked into a Jos and asked for the suit 2 days from now. They can do it. I think I've had Macy's do a 3 day. If he gets it Monday, it should be done by Thursday if he states that he needs to pick it up Wednesday night or else he's not buying.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby alpa chino » Sun May 17, 2015 10:49 pm

(Top DC Firm junior associate) Don't worry about no-offers for minor shit. There probably aren't good answers to many of your research assignments because were just giving you shit we can't afford to spend 10 hours futilely researching. Just act professional, within jumping distance of normal, and you should get an offer. If you don't it's because of the cold firm economics that make MPs not care about fucking over peoples' lives.

Seriously, take everything in and attend all the bullshit, but the more generic and vanilla you are in conversing the better chance you have. It's not a callback; they don't have to love you, they just have to not loathe the idea of you working on their floor.

Of course only like 1% of SAs are so weird they don't deserve an offer. If you don't get one it's because you were at a shitty firm and about to board the titanic (or were a litigator). So besides showing up everyday with pants on it has nothing to do with you - just enjoy getting paid to live a lifestyle you'll never live at your firm.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby 2014 » Sun May 17, 2015 10:59 pm

SuitSupply will do same day if you convey desperation and the alterations are relatively minor. Just go do it over lunch and pick it up end of day.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sun May 17, 2015 11:34 pm

Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:But seriously thinking about using a 40oz as a paperweight this summer

Not sure what kind of paperwork a summer is likely to accumulate but I like your style. Upgrade it to at least a decent bourbon bottle and you've got partner written all over you.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Mon May 18, 2015 1:13 am

Gl to everyone starting tomorrow

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby North » Mon May 18, 2015 1:15 am

J9ofDiamonds wrote:Gl to everyone starting tomorrow

Yup lets do this yall

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby 5ky » Mon May 18, 2015 2:46 am

skers wrote:
2014 wrote:If you have nothing to do you should leave at 5 or 5:30, no one is going to care that you left or be impressed you stuck around.


Yeah, 5 should be your default. 4:30 will work at some places too when you just want to start happy hour early.


Really, just go with the flow of the office, that's the best thing you can do. I think trying to stay for 8 hours is generally a good idea.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Mon May 18, 2015 6:33 am

North wrote:
J9ofDiamonds wrote:Gl to everyone starting tomorrow

Yup lets do this yall

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Mon May 18, 2015 7:56 am

Feel like it's exam day and I'm not prepared.

So it feels like a normal exam day.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby threecharacters » Mon May 18, 2015 8:17 am

It's ridiculously muggy today in DC. Can I carry my suit jacket and wait to put it on until I get to the office?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby charliekelly33 » Mon May 18, 2015 9:02 am

threecharacters wrote:It's ridiculously muggy today in DC. Can I carry my suit jacket and wait to put it on until I get to the office?


If you want to get no offered you can

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby arklaw13 » Mon May 18, 2015 10:10 am

threecharacters wrote:It's ridiculously muggy today in DC. Can I carry my suit jacket and wait to put it on until I get to the office?


literally did this today? No one will know who you are so who cares?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby First Offense » Mon May 18, 2015 11:44 am

threecharacters wrote:It's ridiculously muggy today in DC. Can I carry my suit jacket and wait to put it on until I get to the office?

:lol:

WTF? Why the fuck wouldn't you?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Mon May 18, 2015 3:27 pm

This is so awesome you guys.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon May 18, 2015 5:18 pm

Ss can do most minor alteration in an hour or so midweek

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Mon May 18, 2015 6:31 pm

Way to much work is being expected of me, and its only mostly inconsequential. I am dissapoint.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby North » Mon May 18, 2015 7:23 pm

Looks like I'm in for a ~working summer~...

"Wow we're done at 5:30. You guys should take this opportunity to go home. It's probably the last time you'll get to leave at 5:30."

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby chuckbass » Mon May 18, 2015 7:32 pm

North wrote:Looks like I'm in for a ~working summer~...

"Wow we're done at 5:30. You guys should take this opportunity to go home. It's probably the last time you'll get to leave at 5:30."

:cry:

Still $$$ though

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby sublime » Mon May 18, 2015 7:40 pm

..

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby skers » Mon May 18, 2015 7:46 pm

sublime wrote:I am getting seemingly substantive work and am terrified of fucking it all up.


Oh, don't worry. You will.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 18, 2015 8:06 pm

North wrote:Looks like I'm in for a ~working summer~...

"Wow we're done at 5:30. You guys should take this opportunity to go home. It's probably the last time you'll get to leave at 5:30."


out the firm lol. while I've been staying a little past 5:30, we're definitely not encouraged to stay much later.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby 2014 » Mon May 18, 2015 8:08 pm

North wrote:Looks like I'm in for a ~working summer~...

"Wow we're done at 5:30. You guys should take this opportunity to go home. It's probably the last time you'll get to leave at 5:30."

They might have been referring to the summer in general instead of literally today, you never know. Hopefully that's the case at least.

And dw sublime you probably will, the 1st or 2nd year will have already done it and passed it on while you were working, and will give you feedback based on whatever they came up with. Par for the course.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jselson » Mon May 18, 2015 9:45 pm

North wrote:Looks like I'm in for a ~working summer~...

"Wow we're done at 5:30. You guys should take this opportunity to go home. It's probably the last time you'll get to leave at 5:30."


Market?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 18, 2015 9:47 pm

What time does everyone go in at?

Do you eat lunch with the summers, or with associates too?

Who brings their lunch? Anyone?




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