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What are the positive aspects of Biglaw - besides salary?

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Postby Winter is Coming » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:12 pm

Free cheese plates when new hours requirements are announced.

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Postby Abbie Doobie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:27 pm

Winter is Coming wrote:Free cheese plates when new hours requirements are announced.


one cheese per associate, please

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Postby zot1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:31 pm

Impressing family friends.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:08 pm

More job options down the line - it opens a lot of doors.

Opportunity to do high level work (though you can also get this elsewhere, not just in biglaw).

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Postby Abbie Doobie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:11 pm

i think the most obvious one is models and bottles

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Postby zot1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:21 pm

Abbie Doobie wrote:i think the most obvious one is models and bottles

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Free drinks and snacks.

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Postby gaddockteeg » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:44 pm

Abbie Doobie wrote:i think the most obvious one is models and bottles


awwww yeaaaaa

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Postby Tiny Rick! » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:47 pm

You can afford the anti-depressants the job caused you to need.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:50 pm

The biggest positive, other than loan money, is learning that this sort of work > everything lifestyle is definitely not for me and to chill with the ambitious get rich professions and concentrate on just building a better, happier life

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Postby grand inquisitor » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:00 pm

no matter how shitty your home life becomes, biglaw makes it feel better

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Postby whysooseriousbiglaw » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:22 pm

Any other job that comes after it seems much easier and much less stressful.

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Postby philepistemer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:44 pm

Besides salary? The bonus.

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Postby rpupkin » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:08 pm

You save money on shampoo due to stress-induced hair loss.

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Postby zot1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:15 pm

Free dinners if you work late, so pretty much every night.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:33 pm

I hate being a lawyer but I do realize I am fortunate to work with some really smart people. Its nice to be the dumbest person in the room.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:34 pm

zot1 wrote:Impressing family friends.


My parents friends are impressed by the local billboard attorneys who went to Stetson. They've never heard of the firm I work for.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:35 pm

Abbie Doobie wrote:i think the most obvious one is models and bottles

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I hate being a lawyer but I do realize I am fortunate to work with some really smart people. Its nice to be the dumbest person in the room.


This. Not necessarily feeling like the dumbest person around. But the level of competency among co-workers at my law firm is the highest I have ever had. And I worked several professional before law school and then worked at other places during law school that just had some lazy and/or dumb people. Not the case at my big law firm.

I also like the occasional opportunity to use the firm perks like sporting events when partners can't go with clients. Otherwise it is mostly the salary

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zot1 wrote:Impressing family friends.


My parents friends are impressed by the local billboard attorneys who went to Stetson. They've never heard of the firm I work for.


I'm sure they'd be impressed if they knew how much you made.

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Postby RaceJudicata » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:28 pm

zot1 wrote:
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zot1 wrote:Impressing family friends.


My parents friends are impressed by the local billboard attorneys who went to Stetson. They've never heard of the firm I work for.


I'm sure they'd be impressed if they knew how much you made.


Plenty of the guys on the billboards make a hell of a lot more.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:29 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:
zot1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
zot1 wrote:Impressing family friends.


My parents friends are impressed by the local billboard attorneys who went to Stetson. They've never heard of the firm I work for.


I'm sure they'd be impressed if they knew how much you made.


Plenty of the guys on the billboards make a hell of a lot more.


Yeah I hear those torts lawyers make a killing. There's a reason why they're reviled as "ambulance chasers."



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