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Hiring committee approval

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BigLawLawyer
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Hiring committee approval

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Hi all,

I have been told that the partners in the satellite office of a BigLaw firm are ready to extend an offer to me; however, they need "formal approval" from some other body (presumably the hiring committee).

In your experience, is it common for the hiring committee to reject an applicant in a situation like this?

Please note, this interview process followed a speculative application.

Thanks!
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Johannes
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You should be fine
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Johannes wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:07 am You should be fine
I really hope you are right. Do you have any insight into how long these approvals usually take?
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Prolly just long enough for HR ppl to pester a law firm partner. Early next week?
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Johannes wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:15 am Prolly just long enough for HR ppl to pester a law firm partner. Early next week?
I hope you are right!
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Yeah, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
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Slytherpuff wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:24 am Yeah, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
Thanks, this is great to hear.

Do you have any insight into the potential timelines?
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No one has any insight so you are just going to have to sit tight and wait.
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BigLawLawyer wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:28 am
Slytherpuff wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:24 am Yeah, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
Thanks, this is great to hear.

Do you have any insight into the potential timelines?
What timelines are you talking about?
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How long it will take OP to hear.

None of us can answer that.
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Ah, OK. Then you’re right. We can’t answer that.
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2 to 45 days
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Haha, I wasn't look for an accurate prediction -- just anecdotes.
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For real, if the firm hasn’t told you in about a week, you can ask for an ETA. Unless they already told you a timeline.
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Anecdotally, during hiring season, I've heard of committees meeting once a week. Might be less often when it's not OCI season. I would wait 7-10 calendar days before reaching out to the HR person to inquire about a timeline.
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