If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

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lokist86
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If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby lokist86 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:27 pm

what questions would you ask him? :P

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby lokist86 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:33 pm

In all seriousness, I was able to solicit a lunch meeting with a partner for tomorrow. I'm a 0L, so I'm sure I'm going to come off as a total newbie during the lunch meeting tomorrow. However, I also realize this is rare opportunity to come by, so if anyone has any questions that they would like to be answered, I can probably ask them tomorrow and get some answers for my fellow TLSers.

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MrPapagiorgio
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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:34 pm

How did you develop your rainmaking capabilities? Are they nature or nurture?

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby Alex-Trof » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:41 pm

How long were you an associate to make partner?

How long have you been a partner? Do you feel a growth in responsibilities? More flexibility? Higher salary?

What is the salary level for partners in your company?

How do you advance? What are you looking for in an associate?

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby lokist86 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:43 pm

Alex-Trof wrote:How long were you an associate to make partner?

How long have you been a partner? Do you feel a growth in responsibilities? More flexibility? Higher salary?

What is the salary level for partners in your company?

How do you advance? What are you looking for in an associate?


Quality questions =) It took him 8 years to make partner (I did some bio check). But I'll def ask the other questions (except for maybe the salary question....)

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Rand M.
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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby Rand M. » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:51 pm

Do not ask the salary question. Just no.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby lokist86 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:36 am

bump.

youarereadingthis
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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby youarereadingthis » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:44 am

Just ask the standard questions:

1. How much do you make?

2. Can I bang your wife and/or daughter?

Etc.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby lokist86 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:01 am

youarereadingthis wrote:Just ask the standard questions:

1. How much do you make?

2. Can I bang your wife and/or daughter?

Etc.


Yup, these two should be good enough. :) I hope his daughter is at least 18!

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby trudat15 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:28 pm

lokist86 wrote:
youarereadingthis wrote:Just ask the standard questions:

1. How much do you make?

2. Can I bang your wife and/or daughter?

Etc.


Yup, these two should be good enough. :) I hope his daughter is at least 18!


As I learned from Mark Sanchez, the age of consent in NJ is 16. Get on it.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:56 pm

How much blow is too much? Does that matter if you are doing it off a hooker, stripper, or gold digger?

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby piccolittle » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:03 pm

How did you choose your firm? What did you like most about it? Is that still true?

What would you say are the most important personal/work related qualities in a new associate? In a partner?

How did you choose your practice area? If you had to choose a different one, what would you do and why? What personal qualities does it take to succeed in your practice area? To enjoy it?

Ask about his experience of law school. What were his favorite courses? What did he go to law school intending to do? How did his goals change while he was there and why?

Sorry if these are basic but this is pretty much what I'd want to know.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby introversional » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:08 pm

lokist86 wrote:what questions would you ask him? :P


So, where do you think law is headed within the context of our changing systems and economy? I know I have the right capacities, and would like to hear from someone with your level of experience about how best to focus them.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby girlonfire » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:16 pm

I would ask him for summer work/post grad employment. :lol:

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby blazinswordofjustice » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:20 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:How did you develop your rainmaking capabilities? Are they nature or nurture?


+1

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby alexonfyre » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:13 am

Ask him if it is T13 or T14 or T15...he will know, and we need to settle this shit.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby EdmundBurke23 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:20 am

I would literally check to see if he or she would be interested in sleeping with me.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:27 am

I would just chat about complete BS. Ask for their business card and then call them in a year.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby introversional » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:19 pm

I would just pull this picture out of my wallet.... nuff said.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby zonto » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:12 pm

Thanks to the few people that responded constructively in this thread. I have a similar opportunity soon and appreciate the comments.

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Re: If you could sit down with a partner right now.....

Postby nealric » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:30 pm

They expect you to come off as a total newbie. Embrace it.

For the most part, there are no new and exciting facts you will learn from him/her. Just ask them about their career and what they like about it. Be personable and get to know them.




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