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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby MCFC » Sat May 23, 2015 9:53 pm

Not hating, because I'm there too, but boy will this thread be ironic to look back on in a few years.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sat May 23, 2015 10:06 pm

MCFC wrote:Not hating, because I'm there too, but boy will this thread be ironicdepressing to look back on in a few years.
FTFY

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Robb » Sat May 23, 2015 10:14 pm

I know y'all are enjoying your summers already but I have an insurance law exam tomorrow and... well, let's just say I haven't studied as much as I should. Anyone happen to have a similar outline? This is like first time it's been offered here in 3 years, so I haven't been able to find one. The book is Baker and Logue. I would be eternally grateful to you.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby trebekismyhero » Sat May 23, 2015 10:18 pm

zacharus85 wrote:
MCFC wrote:Not hating, because I'm there too, but boy will this thread be ironicdepressing to look back on in a few years.
FTFY


Yeah, I think almost everyone knows that this is not the way it actually will be when we are associates. All the more reason to enjoy this now and never look back at this thread once we actually start

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sat May 23, 2015 10:24 pm

trebekismyhero wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:
MCFC wrote:Not hating, because I'm there too, but boy will this thread be ironicdepressing to look back on in a few years.
FTFY


Yeah, I think almost everyone knows that this is not the way it actually will be when we are associates. All the more reason to enjoy this now and never look back at this thread once we actually start

I tend not to think much on anything I've said after I say it. Or before.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Sat May 23, 2015 10:25 pm

bonerjamz wrote:Week 1 stats (Non-NYC major market ftw):

5 nights drunk (1 firm reception that transitioned into happy hour, 3 impromptu happy hours with junior associates that were expensed to the firm [one of which ended in a night out until 12:30...and I died the next day] - many of these events included tequila shots...)
3 dinners
5 lunches out with $60/person budget...all summers ordering drinks at lunch by day 3
4 breakfasts (3 were full breakfasts, 1 was pastries/smoothie bar)
1 planned SA events (reception)
0 pro sports event or similar (but 2 next week)

Dollars spent on meals/drinks: $0 - was told I won't buy lunch a single day and I'm cool with it

Hours billed on a weekend/before 10am/after 5:30 pm: LOL GTFO


Wow

Are you trolling? This seems excessive even for a summer

If serious, congrats and nice choice

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2015 10:39 pm

Yea, that's about how it is where I am at, as I didn't go to a number of things. Essentially if you can find an associate that wants to drink for free with you, the firm will pay up to $65 per person for you to do so. One I went to involved drinking games at a bar. The firm doesn't seem to really care at all.


Also, it is staggering how many people who did write on managed to write about the wrong issue(s) or not even meet the page limit. Small sample size so far, but more have fucked it up than didn't.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby JohannDeMann » Sun May 24, 2015 2:04 am

lhanvt13 wrote:Week one

5/5 nights drunk
2 dinners; 4 breakfasts; 4 lunches paid for (got one with a group of SAs by ourselves.)
3 SA events
0 outside events yet (sports, concert etc.) - more to come

Dollars spent on meals/drinks: like, by myself? $8 lunc + $6 snacks from snack bar. How much did attorneys spend on my lunches total? ~$100-150

Hours billed on a weekend/before 10am/after 5:30 pm: 0. Takes a while to get into the groove but billed ~35 this week.

I love this firm.


how in the fck did you bill 35 hours in 37 hours. this reeks of striver lying trash

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby goden » Sun May 24, 2015 2:44 am

We should qfp this entire thread

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 24, 2015 5:27 am

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sun May 24, 2015 6:58 am

1. No guaranteed answer b/c firms can be unpredictable about offers at the best of times

2. Depends on the family emergency. If significant health event then I think the firm would understand: lawyers are people as well as professionals.

With those two things in mind, I'd guess that you'll be fine. Use your judgment - if it's a big enough deal that any employer would understand, then law firms would probably too. Also try not to let it take too much time - even if the recruiting people are understanding, you're still cutting into time you need to make an impression, meet people, etc. But if you're at a traditionally "100% offer" firm then I'm guessing chance are good you'll be all right.

Good luck/condolences with whatever emergency you've got going on dude.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby 2014 » Sun May 24, 2015 8:40 am

JohannDeMann wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Week one

5/5 nights drunk
2 dinners; 4 breakfasts; 4 lunches paid for (got one with a group of SAs by ourselves.)
3 SA events
0 outside events yet (sports, concert etc.) - more to come

Dollars spent on meals/drinks: like, by myself? $8 lunc + $6 snacks from snack bar. How much did attorneys spend on my lunches total? ~$100-150

Hours billed on a weekend/before 10am/after 5:30 pm: 0. Takes a while to get into the groove but billed ~35 this week.

I love this firm.


how in the fck did you bill 35 hours in 37 hours. this reeks of striver lying trash
26 of them were definitely "professional reading"

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Sun May 24, 2015 10:51 am

The irony isn't lost on me. My perspective on this is to do my best work, get an offer, then start looking to get out. I've got my eyes on a few government honors programs especially.

I like the work, and I like the people though.

Also, I've billed about 36/45 each week over the past two weeks. Thats sort of a normal ratio, right?
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby redwallabbey » Sun May 24, 2015 10:54 am

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sun May 24, 2015 11:05 am

redwallabbey wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:1. No guaranteed answer b/c firms can be unpredictable about offers at the best of times

2. Depends on the family emergency. If significant health event then I think the firm would understand: lawyers are people as well as professionals.

With those two things in mind, I'd guess that you'll be fine. Use your judgment - if it's a big enough deal that any employer would understand, then law firms would probably too. Also try not to let it take too much time - even if the recruiting people are understanding, you're still cutting into time you need to make an impression, meet people, etc. But if you're at a traditionally "100% offer" firm then I'm guessing chance are good you'll be all right.

Good luck/condolences with whatever emergency you've got going on dude.


Just for clarification, its a death in the family - not some distany cousin but close fam

And if the firm actually gave us the option of starting in june (making it an 8 week program) would what you say be different?

With either of those pieces of info I'd upgrade it to 'you'll almost definitely be fine'

Also my condolences for your loss.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby 5ky » Sun May 24, 2015 11:38 am

flawschoolkid wrote:The irony isn't lost on me. My perspective on this is to do my best work, get an offer, then start looking to get out. I've got my eyes on a few government honors programs especially.

I like the work, and I like the people though.

Also, I've billed about 36/45 each week over the past two weeks. Thats sort of a normal ratio, right?


That's still more than I would expect for a summer really, with lunches etc.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby sublime » Sun May 24, 2015 1:08 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby wwwcol » Sun May 24, 2015 1:43 pm

5ky wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:The irony isn't lost on me. My perspective on this is to do my best work, get an offer, then start looking to get out. I've got my eyes on a few government honors programs especially.

I like the work, and I like the people though.

Also, I've billed about 36/45 each week over the past two weeks. Thats sort of a normal ratio, right?


That's still more than I would expect for a summer really, with lunches etc.


lol. we've got time codes for lunches and recruiting events. get us in the habit of accounting for every minute i guess.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Sun May 24, 2015 1:45 pm

One of my lunches was with a partner while observing a conference call, so that was "billable."

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Sun May 24, 2015 3:31 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Week one

5/5 nights drunk
2 dinners; 4 breakfasts; 4 lunches paid for (got one with a group of SAs by ourselves.)
3 SA events
0 outside events yet (sports, concert etc.) - more to come

Dollars spent on meals/drinks: like, by myself? $8 lunc + $6 snacks from snack bar. How much did attorneys spend on my lunches total? ~$100-150

Hours billed on a weekend/before 10am/after 5:30 pm: 0. Takes a while to get into the groove but billed ~35 this week.

I love this firm.


how in the fck did you bill 35 hours in 37 hours. this reeks of striver lying trash

I don't have my billing in front of me but they told us to bill full days for training and whatnot to the firm. So not real client related stuff.
Doing real work? Lol ~18 that I can count?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Sun May 24, 2015 3:36 pm

Watching netflix while I work: is this okay? Helps me focus cuz acts like sort of a white noise-ish

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby shifty_eyed » Sun May 24, 2015 3:42 pm

I've been doing like 6-7 "real" billable hours of work, and then 1-3 hours of training, lunches, etc.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby sublime » Sun May 24, 2015 3:51 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby trebekismyhero » Sun May 24, 2015 4:33 pm

sublime wrote:I need to start billing lunches. They told us to, I just haven't been bc it seems pointless, but I assume somebody will look at my hours at some point.


Yeah, we're supposed to account for our entire day as well including lunches and anything else we do. I just feel weird putting down "socializing with associates on my floor" so I am a little short of the 7 hours per day they want us to list out everyday. Hopefully they don't care too much

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby North » Sun May 24, 2015 10:30 pm

Yeah absolutely bill to the firm for lunches. There should be a code for it




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