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Where are you working this summer?

NYC
69
27%
DC
19
7%
LA
16
6%
Chicago
22
9%
Boston
12
5%
Texas
31
12%
San Fransisco
20
8%
Atlanta
7
3%
Philly
13
5%
Other
47
18%
 
Total votes: 256

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby MCFC » Fri May 05, 2017 2:40 pm

Capitol_Idea wrote:
clshopeful wrote:is it SOP or even necessary to have a bag as an SA? I can't imagine having anything to actually put it in that I'd be carrying from the firm back to my apartment, but at the same time, walking in empty handed everyday seems sort of weird. Do SAs need bags? (take laptop home, papers home, etc?)

I assume no

Briefcase or gtfo

Whatever you carry make sure the firm logo faces out.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby dabigchina » Fri May 05, 2017 2:43 pm

MCFC wrote:
Capitol_Idea wrote:
clshopeful wrote:is it SOP or even necessary to have a bag as an SA? I can't imagine having anything to actually put it in that I'd be carrying from the firm back to my apartment, but at the same time, walking in empty handed everyday seems sort of weird. Do SAs need bags? (take laptop home, papers home, etc?)

I assume no

Briefcase or gtfo

Whatever you carry make sure the firm logo faces out.

Even if I don't work at S&C?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby TLSModBot » Fri May 05, 2017 2:47 pm

dabigchina wrote:
MCFC wrote:
Capitol_Idea wrote:
clshopeful wrote:is it SOP or even necessary to have a bag as an SA? I can't imagine having anything to actually put it in that I'd be carrying from the firm back to my apartment, but at the same time, walking in empty handed everyday seems sort of weird. Do SAs need bags? (take laptop home, papers home, etc?)

I assume no

Briefcase or gtfo

Whatever you carry make sure the firm logo faces out.

Even if I don't work at S&C?

Just cross out your firm logo and use sharpie to approximate the S&C logo. Instant respect and street cred

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Fri May 05, 2017 2:58 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:WOW just got an email that our lunch budget is $25. Cheap fucks. (Instagram) models and (popov) bottles smh.


Leak to ATL. This injustice must be brought to light.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby arklaw13 » Fri May 05, 2017 3:09 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:WOW just got an email that our lunch budget is $25. Cheap fucks. (Instagram) models and (popov) bottles smh.


What city?

Also, does that include tax/tip? Ours is $35, but includes tax/tip, so really comes out to 26-27 sticker price.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby BasilHallward » Fri May 05, 2017 3:10 pm

Yes, I'm gonna be that TX troll. The poll should reflect Dallas and Houston already. LA + Chi = 16; TX (Dallas + Houston, maaaaybe an Austin) = 17.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Fri May 05, 2017 3:25 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:WOW just got an email that our lunch budget is $25. Cheap fucks. (Instagram) models and (popov) bottles smh.


What city?

Also, does that include tax/tip? Ours is $35, but includes tax/tip, so really comes out to 26-27 sticker price.


LA and yes. Maybe I'll take them to Del Taco.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Blackfish » Fri May 05, 2017 3:47 pm

What's the norm for LA? That seems damn low.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Fri May 05, 2017 3:53 pm

Blackfish wrote:What's the norm for LA? That seems damn low.


I'll ask my friends what their firms do. But times are tough. Last year was one of the best ever. Gotta tighten the belt, you know?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Blackfish » Fri May 05, 2017 4:00 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
Blackfish wrote:What's the norm for LA? That seems damn low.


I'll ask my friends what their firms do. But times are tough. Last year was one of the best ever. Gotta tighten the belt, you know?


Dat greed. It's more egregious if it was higher before and they lowered it this time lol.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Fri May 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Capitol_Idea wrote:Thanks guys for reminding me to closely check shoe quality and variation of suits for the incoming Summers. It's a whole section on our summer associate evaluation sheet.

I got so many compliments on my leopard print flats last summer! I'm sure they were half the reason I got an offer.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby candidlatke » Fri May 05, 2017 5:14 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:WOW just got an email that our lunch budget is $25. Cheap fucks. (Instagram) models and (popov) bottles smh.


What city?

Also, does that include tax/tip? Ours is $35, but includes tax/tip, so really comes out to 26-27 sticker price.


for the record, you guys are practicing attorneys discussing the budgets that you can take the summers out with right?

incoming SA rn and haven't heard anything about this kind of detail

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby arklaw13 » Fri May 05, 2017 5:24 pm

candidlatke wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:WOW just got an email that our lunch budget is $25. Cheap fucks. (Instagram) models and (popov) bottles smh.


What city?

Also, does that include tax/tip? Ours is $35, but includes tax/tip, so really comes out to 26-27 sticker price.


for the record, you guys are practicing attorneys discussing the budgets that you can take the summers out with right?

incoming SA rn and haven't heard anything about this kind of detail


Correct (at least on my end). You'll generally get this information on day 1. Associates are told sometime before summers start.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 05, 2017 6:00 pm

Blackfish wrote:What's the norm for LA? That seems damn low.


My old firm (home office of international firm) was $30, plus we could take them out at night whenever we wanted without pre approval with a $30 per head limit. My new firm (satellite of NY firm) is $20 for lunch per head with no models and bottles when we want privileges.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri May 05, 2017 6:06 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
candidlatke wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:WOW just got an email that our lunch budget is $25. Cheap fucks. (Instagram) models and (popov) bottles smh.


What city?

Also, does that include tax/tip? Ours is $35, but includes tax/tip, so really comes out to 26-27 sticker price.


for the record, you guys are practicing attorneys discussing the budgets that you can take the summers out with right?

incoming SA rn and haven't heard anything about this kind of detail


Correct (at least on my end). You'll generally get this information on day 1. Associates are told sometime before summers start.


Yeah. In LA Restaurant Week falls in the middle of the summer, which mean tons of great restaurants have price fixed meals for $15-$25 per head, so we end up blowing the budget. Even outside of restaurant week, we'll blow the budget so we can have a good meal. When there is overage, we'd usually just play credit card roulette among everyone at the table to see who has to pay for it and I would submit the receipt for the allotted amount.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Fri May 05, 2017 7:26 pm

is $35 typical for DC?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby TLSModBot » Fri May 05, 2017 8:54 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:is $35 typical for DC?

That sounds about right for my firm, but I think it's not a hard cutoff. It's just "be reasonable"

The solution kiddos is to eat with partners. They'll only accept fine dining and they'll foot the bill (and either make the firm pay for it or do it themselves what do you care). Also serious power move - show your firm you only deal with top dogs because you're one yourself.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Dr. Nefario » Fri May 05, 2017 9:58 pm

BasilHallward wrote:Yes, I'm gonna be that TX troll. The poll should reflect Dallas and Houston already. LA + Chi = 16; TX (Dallas + Houston, maaaaybe an Austin) = 17.


Ran out of options. Can only do 10. I was gonna combine the CA cities too and add in "midwest," but I figured there'd be more in CA and most of the people choosing TX would be Houston.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby arklaw13 » Fri May 05, 2017 10:08 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:is $35 typical for DC?


I'd be surprised if many firms went much higher.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby sublime » Fri May 05, 2017 10:11 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:is $35 typical for DC?


I'd be surprised if many firms went much higher.


Really? What about ny based firms? I didn't check but I kind of doubt my firm has a different amount.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby arklaw13 » Fri May 05, 2017 10:18 pm

sublime wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:is $35 typical for DC?


I'd be surprised if many firms went much higher.


Really? What about ny based firms? I didn't check but I kind of doubt my firm has a different amount.


NY is totally different. Costs more, brings in more $$ so they can afford it.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby sublime » Fri May 05, 2017 10:21 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
sublime wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:is $35 typical for DC?


I'd be surprised if many firms went much higher.


Really? What about ny based firms? I didn't check but I kind of doubt my firm has a different amount.


NY is totally different. Costs more, brings in more $$ so they can afford it.


I just assumed my firm had it the same bc our D.C. Office is so much smaller so like why fuck with it. They also pay for the D.C. Kids and associates sometimes to come up here and get a hotel and everything for major events.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Fri May 05, 2017 10:29 pm

sublime wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
sublime wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:is $35 typical for DC?


I'd be surprised if many firms went much higher.


Really? What about ny based firms? I didn't check but I kind of doubt my firm has a different amount.


NY is totally different. Costs more, brings in more $$ so they can afford it.


I just assumed my firm had it the same bc our D.C. Office is so much smaller so like why fuck with it. They also pay for the D.C. Kids and associates sometimes to come up here and get a hotel and everything for major events.


Yeah I know this is happening so I guess I just assumed we'd otherwise be living the sweet life guess I'll be doomed to eating at TTT restaurants every lunch at Old Ebbitts

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby sublime » Fri May 05, 2017 10:53 pm

Hey, NYC biglaw kind of sucks but at least we can brag about reimbursement policies and Michelin stars lol

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Fri May 05, 2017 10:59 pm

I think my NYC firm had a $40-45 reimbursement policy but the associates said that they always got reimbursed for going over.



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