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Splitting time between firm offices as an Associate

Post by GFox345 » Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:52 pm

I am just coming off two years clerking and am beginning as a third year at a large firm with many U.S. offices in a few weeks. Because of unique family circumstances, I will be frequently traveling between Chicago and a large secondary market. My firm has large offices in both cities. The firm is still remote now, but I expect that they will have at least some facetime requirement in 2022 and on. The salaries are the same in both cities.

My question is this: Does anyone have experience with splitting time between two offices of the same firm? Do I risk harming my career by signaling to both offices that I am not fully committed to them? Or will people not care because I am ultimately working for the same firm?

Thanks.

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Re: Splitting time between firm offices as an Associate

Post by Tbell247 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:42 pm

Ask. If they’re cool with it, work there. If not, I’m sure there are plenty of firms that would love to have you notwithstanding that arrangement.

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Re: Splitting time between firm offices as an Associate

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:04 pm

Pre-pandemic I didn't have any issues working out of other offices (firm gave me a visiting attorney office) for 2 week trips etc. Not sure if you had something longer in mind but that's been my experience. I imagine it will be even more lax post-pandemic.

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Re: Splitting time between firm offices as an Associate

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:15 pm

wondering this too, especially with firms like K&E and Latham that have multiple offices in the same state.

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Re: Splitting time between firm offices as an Associate

Post by cayleystark » Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:51 pm

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