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by Toni
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Federal Defender Taking Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: Federal Defender Taking Questions

I assume the decent lifestyle translates to numerous 9-5 workdays and that many nights and weekends are often free.... anything else? Say more about the decent pay and the other benefits. How and when does your career top out? The difference between working in a large metro vs. other market sizes? A...
by Toni
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Bug Report Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 7838

Re: Bug Report Thread

Starting a new poll for dem for prez thread. The names/lineup posted just fine EXCEPT the votes from the last poll are somehow carrying over. Instead of everyone starting at Zero, it’s the % carried over from whoever had been in that space. Michael Bennet now has Biden's 11 votes, because Biden had...
by Toni
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Bug Report Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 7838

Re: Bug Report Thread

Starting a new poll for dem for prez thread. The names/lineup posted just fine EXCEPT the votes from the last poll are somehow carrying over. Instead of everyone starting at Zero, it’s the % carried over from whoever had been in that space. Michael Bennet now has Biden's 11 votes, because Biden had ...
by Toni
Sun May 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: CONNECTIONS
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: CONNECTIONS

You just negotiate a bonus - not really walking away from $$$ Sure you might be able to negotiate a prorated bonus but I doubt you can retrieve your lost hours from the previous firms. Given that it's nearly June, losing 1000 billable hours could result in kissing off tens of thousands. Thus, firms...
by Toni
Fri May 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: CONNECTIONS
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: CONNECTIONS

As a lateral in a very “ties” based market ― I was fortunate that the firm was pressed to fill the opening. It is that time of year where associates might be reluctant to walk away from the hours they’ve already accumulated toward their ’19 bonus. Maybe?
by Toni
Thu May 02, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: CONNECTIONS
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: CONNECTIONS

Thanks to all.

A bit of a backdrop on this situation. Despite a great resumé, the word just came down that “ties/connection” to the area is necessary. The company’s reasoning, “burnt too often.” Unfortunately, that’s where it stands for now. So, let’s get creative….
by Toni
Wed May 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: CONNECTIONS
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

CONNECTIONS

I know a second-year associate (T10 grad) currently working at a hellhole. He has a shot at a dream job, the problem is he has no connections to the city or state. This firm WANTS connections. Has anyone here ever maneuvered around this barrier? Or can offer a CREATIVE solution?
by Toni
Wed May 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cold Emailing Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 1097

Re: Cold Emailing Issue

Actually and unfortunately, I can.

A firm with a gunners-list, that would take small mindedness down to a whole new level.
by Toni
Wed May 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cold Emailing Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 1097

Re: Cold Emailing Issue

TMK, firms do not have a “gunners list.” Keep in mind, attorneys are always busy, so you may not hear back right away. Give it a week or so and move on down the list. Again, do not overthink this.
by Toni
Wed May 01, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cold Emailing Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 1097

Re: Cold Emailing Issue

My experience is limited to reaching out to alumnus working in my LS city. I received an immediate response (followed by their lunch invitation). My guess, if there had been no reply I probably would have waited a week or so before reaching out to another alumnus. I never reached out to an alumnus i...
by Toni
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cold Emailing Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 1097

Re: Cold Emailing Issue

Give it ten days.
Are the aluminis working in your city?
by Toni
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: If you pass the bar exam in one state..
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: If you pass the bar exam in one state..

Some popular states dangle a “no state income tax” inducement but do not provide a UBE option. Sadly, in those states you must retake the entire bar. For laterals, this can be a deal breaker.
by Toni
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How do I get into Title IX Sexual Misconduct Defense?
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: How do I get into Title IX Sexual Misconduct Defense?

A few years ago a good friend got stuck working Title IX cases. When the partner received a call from a worried parent, the partner would say $75K, if the parent was still on the line, they were off and running. She said that every male client wanted to know one thing, how to beat the lie detector. ...
by Toni
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Good idea for networking? How to approach?
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: Good idea for networking? How to approach?

I phoned an alumnus (she was a second-year associate), she invited me to lunch and she insisted that she pick up the tab. It all went well. The luncheon must have helped, her firm offered me. So yes, I’d say calling an alumnus can be beneficial.
by Toni
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is W&C miami on the NY pay scale?
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Is W&C miami on the NY pay scale?

It’s been a couple of years since interviewing at a leading Miami firm. They were nowhere near matching. If this has changed, I think it would have been well publicized. But hey, keep checking.
by Toni
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is W&C miami on the NY pay scale?
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Is W&C miami on the NY pay scale?

For sure, Miami is not in lockstep with NYC. Sorry.
by Toni
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Lateral Moves
Topic: First Lateral
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: First Lateral

The one surprise, my main credit card was placed under a fraud alert. My card was routinely declined. I called the fraud dept and explained that I had moved, they partially fixed it. The same thing happened with another card. Maybe the remedy is (if there is one) call the card company and alert them...
by Toni
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest
Replies: 44
Views: 3918

Re: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Stanford
4, Columbia
5. Chicago
6. Penn
6. NYU
8. Berkeley
9. Duke
10. Mich
11. UVA
12. Cornell
13. Northwestern
14. G’town
15. Vandy
16. Texas
17. UCLA
18. USC
19. Minn
20. Emory
21. Wash St. Louis
22. Boston U
23. W&L
24. ASU
25. Boston College
by Toni
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 2342

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

Does that poster even respond to the criticisms of their advice? I guess it's still a problem if we have to step in to tell OP that we think the advice is bad. There are just a whole lot of things that is wrong with going to Emory here. It's the employment opportunities combined with the very limit...
by Toni
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 2342

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

Once again, if you’re up for no-school debt. Emory. Here’s why ― with good grades your odds of landing at one of Atlanta’s top two headquartered[ [V] firms are excellent. Once there, you will receive numerous headhunter calls offering you fantastic opportunities ― then you can move ahead at will. D...
by Toni
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 2342

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

Once again, if you’re up for no-school debt. Emory. Here’s why ― with good grades your odds of landing at one of Atlanta’s top two headquartered[ [V] firms are excellent. Once there, you will receive numerous headhunter calls offering you fantastic opportunities ― then you can move ahead at will. Di...
by Toni
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 2342

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

Accepting an Emory full-ride is obviously a no-brainer. Should the full-ride falls through ― accept the best T13 deal offered that guides you to your target markets ― it’s good that you’re amenable to DC/NYC (not everyone is). As far as how much more a T13 is worth obviously depends on numerous vari...
by Toni
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 4707

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

Rowdy wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:20 am

Toni should I transfer to H
If you are accepted....sure!
by Toni
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 4707

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

Dusty taking a long time to realize this is a losing and stupid battle. It is a big-time losing battle...for you! Harvard 31. UVA 0. To be fair, according to the updated partnership results…..Harvard 31 UVA 6 As I posted earlier, best to consider the long-range partnership advantages of Harvard. Th...