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Non-law/Lateral Interviewing While Working Biglaw

Postby KillerCactus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:17 pm

Hi TLS:

I'm a NYC V15 corporate first year looking to leave the law and NY in the next few months. After a pretty crushing spring, the summer has slowed down a bit for me - so I've been doing hard core job hunting at night. I had pretty solid work experience before law school, so I've gotten a few bites on the left coast and midwest.

Does anyone here who lateraled or left the law have any advice on how to juggle interviewing outside of the city while still working your biglaw job? Any good advice for cover stories? I'm trying not to blow the goodwill I have built up at the firm so far, so as to keep things palatable with partners and coworkers.

I expect the billables to pick up again and I'm going to need figure out how to take weekdays off to travel to another city for interviews.

Help! Thanks!

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Re: Non-law/Lateral Interviewing While Working Biglaw

Postby elendinel » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:34 pm

KillerCactus wrote:Hi TLS:

I'm a NYC V15 corporate first year looking to leave the law and NY in the next few months. After a pretty crushing spring, the summer has slowed down a bit for me - so I've been doing hard core job hunting at night. I had pretty solid work experience before law school, so I've gotten a few bites on the left coast and midwest.

Does anyone here who lateraled or left the law have any advice on how to juggle interviewing outside of the city while still working your biglaw job? Any good advice for cover stories? I'm trying not to blow the goodwill I have built up at the firm so far, so as to keep things palatable with partners and coworkers.

I expect the billables to pick up again and I'm going to need figure out how to take weekdays off to travel to another city for interviews.

Help! Thanks!


I had a lot of sick days/work from home days. Try to schedule multiple ones at once to the extent possible. Also try to get some in your area if possible.



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