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To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:37 pm

I plan to quit my BigLaw job in the near future and would like to brainstorm to-do items prior to submitting notice. I have searched related TLS threads and found none with this topic as the focus.

Here are a few to-do items that I have considered thus far:

Future Employment

* Briefly summarize projects on which I have worked (including involvement, deal size, etc.) for future employment searches

* Update resume

* Determine bar requirements for current year and how to fulfill them (if applicable)

* Get contact information from colleagues and clients that you may want to stay in touch with for networking purposes.

Administrative

* Submit outstanding expenses for company reimbursement

* Save login information related to administrative/health/benefit materials (e.g. ADP username/password for future tax filings, healthcare username/passwords, etc.)

Personal

* Schedule and go to needed doctor/dentist appointments

* Copy all personal files and personal emails from company laptop/cell phone

* Transition funds from FSA/HSA/401(k)/etc. (if applicable)


I would love to hear additional recommendations on what to do prior to turning in one's resignation notice. I will update this post with additional suggestions as users comment. Thanks!
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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby v5junior » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:48 pm

* Receive alternative job offer

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby Toni V » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:00 am

Be extremely friendly and cooperative with everyone (partners in particular)…..at some point you may want them as references.

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby jhett » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:52 am

Get contact information from colleagues and clients that you may want to stay in touch with for networking purposes.

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:21 pm

Bump for the poster who asked about this thread.

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:20 pm

Thanks

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:21 pm

Generate or request list of matters you worked on to allow you to run conflicts if you ever return to a law firm.

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby BeeTeeZ » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:41 am

If there is someone in the office you have a crush on, it's now or never.

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:51 pm

Is it better to quit at the beginning of the week as opposed to say a Wednesday or a Friday? Can't see why it would matter, but just curious.

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:21 pm

Give your regards to staff

Grab coffee with your mentor/ mentee

Turn off your cellphone for at least a week

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby sparty99 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:I plan to quit my BigLaw job in the near future and would like to brainstorm to-do items prior to submitting notice. I have searched related TLS threads and found none with this topic as the focus.

Here are a few to-do items that I have considered thus far:

Future Employment

* Briefly summarize projects on which I have worked (including involvement, deal size, etc.) for future employment searches

* Update resume

* Determine bar requirements for current year and how to fulfill them (if applicable)

* Get contact information from colleagues and clients that you may want to stay in touch with for networking purposes.

Administrative

* Submit outstanding expenses for company reimbursement

* Save login information related to administrative/health/benefit materials (e.g. ADP username/password for future tax filings, healthcare username/passwords, etc.)

Personal

* Schedule and go to needed doctor/dentist appointments

* Copy all personal files and personal emails from company laptop/cell phone

* Transition funds from FSA/HSA/401(k)/etc. (if applicable)


I would love to hear additional recommendations on what to do prior to turning in one's resignation notice. I will update this post with additional suggestions as users comment. Thanks!


No one cares what you plan on doing once you quit big law...

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby albanach » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:51 am

sparty99 wrote:No one cares what you plan on doing once you quit big law...


Strange, I'm not in BigLaw, but plenty of folk here are and threads about transitioning out are not uncommon. Why wouldn't folk be interested in a ready made to-do list?

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby sparty99 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:44 am

albanach wrote:
sparty99 wrote:No one cares what you plan on doing once you quit big law...


Strange, I'm not in BigLaw, but plenty of folk here are and threads about transitioning out are not uncommon. Why wouldn't folk be interested in a ready made to-do list?


because you are an adult and its no different then leaving any other job.

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby shock259 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:Generate or request list of matters you worked on to allow you to run conflicts if you ever return to a law firm.


This x1000. The list is so much easier to make when you have access to your emails.

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Re: To-Do List When Quitting Biglaw

Postby albanach » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:10 pm

sparty99 wrote:
albanach wrote:
sparty99 wrote:No one cares what you plan on doing once you quit big law...


Strange, I'm not in BigLaw, but plenty of folk here are and threads about transitioning out are not uncommon. Why wouldn't folk be interested in a ready made to-do list?


because you are an adult and its no different then leaving any other job.


I'm an adult. Lots of folk on here are K-JD and this may be their first job, and very likely their first proper job that came with a pension, benefits, etc. So the question is reasonable to that extent.

Secondly, it's not like any other job. Things like getting a report of matters for future conflict checks is the sort of thing that could be forgotten and could be helpful down the road. If you've never worked in a licensed profession before, you might not think to update the state bar with your new information.

If you already have all the answers, there's plenty of other threads to read.



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