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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby FascinatedWanderer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:50 pm

Go with the higher pay. I'm willing to bet neither of these firms is prestigious:

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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby rpupkin » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:57 pm

Prestige doesn't matter in the abstract. If you provide some more context, you might actually get some helpful advice.

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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby sparty99 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:25 pm

Yes, you are stupid if you don't go with the higher pay. You don't sound so prestigious if you only pay $70,000.

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Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:30 pm

sparty99 wrote:Yes, you are stupid if you don't go with the higher pay. You don't sound so prestigious if you only pay $70,000.


Higher paying firm is insurance defense and US news tier 2. Bad reviews on Glassdoor e.g. Overworked and unpleasant partners

Lower paying firm is med mal defense and US news tier 1. They represent pretty much every major hospital in NY.

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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby FullRamboLSGrad » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
sparty99 wrote:Yes, you are stupid if you don't go with the higher pay. You don't sound so prestigious if you only pay $70,000.


Higher paying firm is insurance defense and US news tier 2. Bad reviews on Glassdoor e.g. Overworked and unpleasant partners

Lower paying firm is med mal defense and US news tier 1. They represent pretty much every major hospital in NY.

Neither practice area is prestigious.

Ask yourself do you want to manage a bunch of cases and make more money, or make less money, know less about the practice (since you don't mention anything beyond UNSWR), and possibly could have the same workload?

Is the med mal defense pursuant to insurance policies?

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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby Abbie Doobie » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:17 pm

u can't put "prestige" in as a payment form for dem student loans

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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby FullRamboLSGrad » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ok I retract the word prestigious. I understand the practice areas are seen here as near shitlaw. How can I get a better understanding of the respective firm's culture? I'm not chasing the money at 26 years old. I'm looking for a reputable place where I can grow as a litigator. My mind is telling me to go with the med mal firm because they really are well known in the metro area and in general I think med mal work will be more interesting than construction accidents.

Shit law is a bad term. It's substantive practice that gets your feet wet. Real shit law, if such a type exists, would be something like collections or family law. You'd be representing sophisticated entities.

Either way, if you want to med mal, do it.

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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:36 pm

FullRamboLSGrad wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ok I retract the word prestigious. I understand the practice areas are seen here as near shitlaw. How can I get a better understanding of the respective firm's culture? I'm not chasing the money at 26 years old. I'm looking for a reputable place where I can grow as a litigator. My mind is telling me to go with the med mal firm because they really are well known in the metro area and in general I think med mal work will be more interesting than construction accidents.

Shit law is a bad term. It's substantive practice that gets your feet wet. Real shit law, if such a type exists, would be something like collections or family law. You'd be representing sophisticated entities.

Either way, if you want to med mal, do it.



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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby ballouttacontrol » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:40 pm

Tough one. I'd probably take the med mal firm and think about going plaintiff side med mail eventually. I hear they can make bank.

Insurance defense seems tough to break out of and from what I hear usually leads to lower paying jobs, e.g. criminal law for the govt

Edit: you'd get better responses asking this on JDU. TLS knows virtually nothing about life as a lawyer in q firm outside of the amlaw 100

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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:42 pm

ballouttacontrol wrote:Tough one. I'd probably take the med mal firm and think about going plaintiff side med mail eventually. I hear they can make bank.

Insurance defense seems tough to break out of and from what I hear usually leads to lower paying jobs, e.g. criminal law for the govt

Edit: you'd get better responses asking this on JDU. TLS knows virtually nothing about life as a lawyer in q firm outside of the amlaw 100



Thank you.

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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby mvp99 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:57 pm

Med mal prac rep hospitals doctors is a good practice once youre establish. Easy and youll be amaze how many issues doctors run into simply because they have no idea how the law works.

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Re: Turning down a higher offer for a more prestigious firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:58 pm

I'd take the med mal firm, but not because it's more "prestigious."

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