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jsmith201
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jsmith201 » Tue May 19, 2015 5:19 pm

rpupkin wrote:
jsmith201 wrote:So for those of you at business casual firms that are leaving a suit at the office....did you just bring it in one day? come in the evening and hang it in your office? I think it might be odd to ride the elevator carrying my suit in the morning

Bringing a suit to work in the morning? Not odd at all. Going to the office at night for the sole purpose of hanging your suit? Pretty fucking odd.

Your instincts are all messed up. For the rest of the summer, I suggest pulling a George Costanza: always do the opposite of what your gut tells you to do.



I appreciate your fantastic answer to my ridiculous question :D

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PvblivsScipio
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby PvblivsScipio » Tue May 19, 2015 8:13 pm

We weren't told to avoid drunkenly hooking up with other SAs/Associates/Partners, TCR is that it's perfectly okay, right?

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lhanvt13
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue May 19, 2015 8:16 pm

PvblivsScipio wrote:We weren't told to avoid drunkenly hooking up with other SAs/Associates/Partners, TCR is that it's perfectly okay, right?

Gotta sleep your way up to equity partner

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Hikikomorist
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Hikikomorist » Tue May 19, 2015 8:29 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
PvblivsScipio wrote:We weren't told to avoid drunkenly hooking up with other SAs/Associates/Partners, TCR is that it's perfectly okay, right?

Gotta sleep your way up to marry an equity partner and retire early.

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Single-Malt-Liquor
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Tue May 19, 2015 8:56 pm

I feel like a dope dealer with the obscene amount of money the firm has paid me to hang out and do jack shit for the last two days. 8)

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lhanvt13
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue May 19, 2015 9:08 pm

Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:I feel like a dope dealer with the obscene amount of money the firm has paid me to hang out and do jack shit for the last two days. 8)

Dear diary, today I got paid an absurd amount to set up an email account.

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jbagelboy
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Tue May 19, 2015 9:14 pm

Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:I feel like a dope dealer with the obscene amount of money the firm has paid me to hang out and do jack shit for the last two days. 8)


Let's not flatter ourselves; dope dealers make way more than we do, if they've got points on the package. Also they work hard. Dat risk man.

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WokeUpInACar
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby WokeUpInACar » Tue May 19, 2015 9:22 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:I feel like a dope dealer with the obscene amount of money the firm has paid me to hang out and do jack shit for the last two days. 8)


Let's not flatter ourselves; dope dealers make way more than we do, if they've got points on the package. Also they work hard. Dat risk man.

I too have seen The Wire.

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Cicero76
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Cicero76 » Tue May 19, 2015 9:40 pm

My firm computer only has internet explorer. How TTT?

FSK
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Tue May 19, 2015 10:09 pm

Cicero76 wrote:My firm computer only has internet explorer. How TTT?


I had to get IT to install chrome on the first day. IE literally wouldn't run Lexis.

Anyone have any ideas for shit to put in the OP? Props for bad advice or shit jokes.

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lhanvt13
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue May 19, 2015 10:24 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:My firm computer only has internet explorer. How TTT?


I had to get IT to install chrome on the first day. IE literally wouldn't run Lexis.

Anyone have any ideas for shit to put in the OP? Props for bad advice or shit jokes.

Incident free: x days.
Most likely tlser to get no offered.
Suggestions on first purchase wit dat ca$h.

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North
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby North » Tue May 19, 2015 10:34 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."

Follow up re my sorrow: They were not fucking joking.

Image

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lhanvt13
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue May 19, 2015 10:49 pm

North wrote:
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."

Follow up re my sorrow: They were not fucking joking.

Image

Oh gawd. What market

bonerjamz
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby bonerjamz » Tue May 19, 2015 11:20 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
North wrote:
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."

Follow up re my sorrow: They were not fucking joking.

Image

Oh gawd. What market


That sucks. Here I am shitfaced again on day 2 and was told I won't have an assignment until Thursday at the earliest because the firm wants us to focus on training and socializing to meet the attorneys and bond with the other summers. Literally billed 8 hours to the firm today with the billing note "Socializing."

Hope your experience gets better.

Anonymous User
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 19, 2015 11:42 pm

We haven't even learned how to bill time yet. Been nothing but meeting attorneys/other summers and non-stop training. Billing training seminar is Thursday and first assignment should be available Friday

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Dr. Filth
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed May 20, 2015 12:19 am

Aspied out and was one of two people not to wear a tie the first day. Totally crushing it over here.

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JohannDeMann
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby JohannDeMann » Wed May 20, 2015 12:25 am

Dr. Filth wrote:Aspied out and was one of two people not to wear a tie the first day. Totally crushing it over here.


Are you at a biz cas place? You're fine.

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Calvin Murphy
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Calvin Murphy » Wed May 20, 2015 12:28 am

lhanvt13 wrote:
Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:I feel like a dope dealer with the obscene amount of money the firm has paid me to hang out and do jack shit for the last two days. 8)

Dear diary, today I got paid an absurd amount to set up an email account.


I'm about to send so many porn links to Panda13@SummerAssoc.biz

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Dr. Filth
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed May 20, 2015 12:35 am

JohannDeMann wrote:
Dr. Filth wrote:Aspied out and was one of two people not to wear a tie the first day. Totally crushing it over here.


Are you at a biz cas place? You're fine.

Yeah. I'm not worried at all. I just enjoyed my DF aspie homage.

yost
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby yost » Wed May 20, 2015 12:44 am

I love this job. Own office with a view of the water, haven't had to cook or pay for a meal in two days, 9-5 hours more or less, and actually really pleasant people.

Anonymous User
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 20, 2015 12:53 am

Got picked for jury duty during my first week...UGH. What to do?

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J9ofDiamonds
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Wed May 20, 2015 1:58 am

Accidentally pushed the wrong floor while on the elevator with a partner. Immediately pushed the correct floor, and he gave me a weird look when I didn't get off at the initial floor that I pushed. No offer?

Real talk tho, first 2 days have been awesome. Best job ever

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MCFC
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby MCFC » Wed May 20, 2015 5:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:Got picked for jury duty during my first week...UGH. What to do?

If this is NYC, you get one no questions asked deferral. So you could just push it back 6 months.

Or if you do go, based on my experience, the lawyers will have zero desire to put a law student on their jury, and you should get out of there in a day, two max.

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elterrible78
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby elterrible78 » Wed May 20, 2015 12:21 pm

MCFC wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got picked for jury duty during my first week...UGH. What to do?

If this is NYC, you get one no questions asked deferral. So you could just push it back 6 months.

Or if you do go, based on my experience, the lawyers will have zero desire to put a law student on their jury, and you should get out of there in a day, two max.


The same thing happened to me last summer. I deferred, but still ended up eventually having to go while I was working a couple months later (not NY, so if you can defer six months, do it). Also thought there was no way I'd get picked as a law student, couldn't have been more wrong. Both sides were ecstatic that I didn't have to go back to school before the trial (and I'm not even shitting you). Trial was only three days, and the firm was totally cool about it.

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almondjoy
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby almondjoy » Wed May 20, 2015 12:30 pm

Do we need to bring a bluebook? I left mine at school (opposite coast) and thinking about express ordering another one if I need it.




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