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Travel expenses

Post by LAteral Candidate » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:32 pm

Is it normal to submit travel expenses to a firm that offers a lateral callback? They paid directly for my train/hotel, but is it normal to submit taxi expenses to and from the hotel/train station and dinner expense the night before the callback?

Or are those expenses just for law student interviewing?

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Re: Travel expenses

Post by Slytherpuff » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:48 pm

I'd honestly just ask whoever your contact in recruiting is, if no LSLers weigh in with their experiences. I'd just shoot them an email saying, "Hi X, I have a quick question. Do lateral candidates typically get reimbursed for taxis and meals when traveling to and from the callback?"

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Re: Travel expenses

Post by Stanford4me » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:02 pm

+1

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Post by steivaustin » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:00 am

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Re: Travel expenses

Post by ggocat » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:42 am

Just my two cents, not based on experience, but I would not try to expense the meal. Nor would I request cab fare unless the train station is a significant distance from the interview.

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Re: Travel expenses

Post by 12345 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:17 pm

ggocat wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:42 am
Just my two cents, not based on experience, but I would not try to expense the meal. Nor would I request cab fare unless the train station is a significant distance from the interview.
Op here. My recruiter said it's pretty normal to submit these expenses. All in total was about $100 and the firm just reimbursed me no questions asked.

That said, I also waited to submit the expenses until after I got the offer. When I did interviewing in law school I did the same thing and just waited until after I either got an offer or got dinged before submitting the expenses, to hedge against it coloring the firm's opinion of me.

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Re: Travel expenses

Post by Stanford4me » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:28 pm

Congrats on the offer

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Re: Travel expenses

Post by Slytherpuff » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:08 pm

Congrats, glad it all worked out!

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