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by classof2014
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6022

Re: Anyone considering going back to school?

Yeah, I know a not insignificant number of people who would really enjoy the substance of practicing law if it weren't for the brutality of biglaw hours, and how much of a crapshoot in terms of money and time demands most exits are. No matter how much you enjoy the substance of the work, the inabil...
by classof2014
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6022

Re: Anyone considering going back to school?

It’s more for better hours than money. Anybody coming from biglaw or midlaw is looking at a massive paycut. Same. I have little ones and the demands of being an attorney (at least in biglaw) require that I be a parent that I don't want to be. Unfortunately, when I decided to go to law school I didn...
by classof2014
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Billable question - late at night
Replies: 30
Views: 5920

Re: Billable question - late at night

I'm very surprised to read that people will bill for time sitting around waiting for comments to get back, even if that's the only reason why they're still in the office. STandard That would never be ok at my low amlaw 100 firm. So that's a really foreign concept to me. The whole bill .1 to read em...
by classof2014
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Switching from Litigation to Transactions/Corporate
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Switching from Litigation to Transactions/Corporate

Has anyone made the switch from litigation to transactions? If so, did you make the switch within your firm or lateral to a different firm/in-house to make the switch? What year were you when you made the switch? Are you happy with the decision? How long did it take to make that kind of move?
by classof2014
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6022

Anyone considering going back to school?

I've thought about going back to school to pursue something I'd actually ENJOY versus bouncing around within law in hopes that I'll find something I don't hate. Unsurprisingly, the time and expense of changing careers completely is a huge deterrent for me. Has anyone thought about doing this? What c...
by classof2014
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How does one actually make partner?
Replies: 20
Views: 4502

Re: How does one actually make partner?

This is all very interesting. Is there an implication then that it is a bad idea to focus on building relationships with younger partners, because they won't be leaving you a book of business anytime soon? Also, where building that business occurs outside of this kind of transfer . . . how exactly ...