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jrwhitedog
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How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby jrwhitedog » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:19 pm

:?:

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby legends159 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:22 pm

usually 8 if you're good as in you bill much more than your peers during the years you come up for review and you're able to bring in clients or secure existing clients.

otherwise you'll probably be forced out before you reach year 8

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby jrwhitedog » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:31 pm

legends159 wrote:usually 8 if you're good as in you bill much more than your peers during the years you come up for review and you're able to bring in clients or secure existing clients.

otherwise you'll probably be forced out before you reach year 8

So what do the people who got kicked out usually do next?

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby legends159 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:43 pm

if you work for a big law firm usually you'll have many headhunters calling you offering you jobs at other firms. So you'll have stuff lined up. People who did leave usually left voluntarily cause they knew they weren't on the partner track. at least that was the case before the mass layoffs.

now you'll probably just get laid off cause firms don't give a shit.

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby nellie06 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:52 pm

legends159 wrote:if you work for a big law firm usually you'll have many headhunters calling you offering you jobs at other firms. So you'll have stuff lined up. People who did leave usually left voluntarily cause they knew they weren't on the partner track. at least that was the case before the mass layoffs.

now you'll probably just get laid off cause firms don't give a shit.


i'm just picturing a big law partner taking someone's sheet listing their billables like "what!? I'm an aduuuuuuult! So i threw that sheet on the groooooound! clean out your offiiiiiice!' (only funny if you watch snl)

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:54 pm

nellie06 wrote:
legends159 wrote:if you work for a big law firm usually you'll have many headhunters calling you offering you jobs at other firms. So you'll have stuff lined up. People who did leave usually left voluntarily cause they knew they weren't on the partner track. at least that was the case before the mass layoffs.

now you'll probably just get laid off cause firms don't give a shit.


i'm just picturing a big law partner taking someone's sheet listing their billables like "what!? I'm an aduuuuuuult! So i threw that sheet on the groooooound! clean out your offiiiiiice!' (only funny if you watch snl)


man its all cause of the system!

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby nellie06 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:08 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
nellie06 wrote:
legends159 wrote:if you work for a big law firm usually you'll have many headhunters calling you offering you jobs at other firms. So you'll have stuff lined up. People who did leave usually left voluntarily cause they knew they weren't on the partner track. at least that was the case before the mass layoffs.

now you'll probably just get laid off cause firms don't give a shit.


i'm just picturing a big law partner taking someone's sheet listing their billables like "what!? I'm an aduuuuuuult! So i threw that sheet on the groooooound! clean out your offiiiiiice!' (only funny if you watch snl)


man its all cause of the system!


yes! someone is with me lol

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby Kant » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:50 pm

What do you make a yr as a biglaw associate?

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby underdawg » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:07 am

160k to mid 200k's, i think
+ bonuses that range from 0 (at least in this economy) to 160k+ (at wachtell in a good economy)

williams connolly starts at 180k but no bonuses, i think

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:10 am

underdawg wrote:160k to mid 200k's, i think
+ bonuses that range from 0 (at least in this economy) to 160k+ (at wachtell in a good economy)

williams connolly starts at 180k but no bonuses, i think


Bankers make the same salary but get about 4x the salary.

:|

With less education to boot.

And for the same grueling work schedule, but perhaps a more laid back environment because no one is trying to make partner (maybe they call partners: senior bankers?) I don't know why I bothered anonying this post,

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby nealric » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:32 am

Bankers make the same salary but get about 4x the salary.

:|



There it is, your moment of zen.

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby Posner » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:16 pm

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby Kant » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:43 pm

I had a teacher named posner

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bankers make the same salary but get about 4x the salary.


This quote is epic, not even considering the rest of the post.

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby Kant » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:49 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Bankers make the same salary but get about 4x the salary.


This quote is epic, not even considering the rest of the post.



Sadly they posted it anonymously

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Re: How long would it take to become a partner?

Postby Kronk » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:53 pm

MAAAAAAAAAAAAAN




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