« on: May 07, 2009, 10:34:39 PM »
Of course, all fees are paid in twigs, wild berries, bubbles, and fairy dust.
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Anyone have any experience with 10.1" netbooks? I'm considering Samsung, Asus, or MSI. I recently checked one out and am concern about the screen size, specifically, toggling multiple screens. Any thoughts from those who own a netbook in this size? Has it worked for you? The 12.1" look a bit more manageable.The screen size isn't the only drawback I see. Can you actually type on those things? I tried a couple out in the store, and the keyboard was way too small for my liking.
Maybe the power lawyers will eventually make it possible to outsource everything except what they do.Let's sure hope they don't ! We'll all need jobs in three years
Ah, but why wouldn't you replace the older, experienced partner here with an older, experienced person somewhere else?Sure, they could replace the junior folks...but what's to stop the entire FIRM being replaced by someone overseas? If I'm going to save money on my legal fees by paying some young guy in India a quarter of what I pay here, why not replace the older, and even higher-paid, one?
For the same reason why you don't replace the older, higher-paid one with a young lawyer here: the work that's done at the partner level actually makes a huge difference.
Associate level: not as much.
Most of those nice $150,000+ starting salaries would vanish, simply because of the laws of supply and demand.
This is simply not true. There's a huge supply of new lawyers each year, but they haven't done anything to drive down the starting salary at the big firms. Lawyers are simply not fungible in all instances.
All lawyers (or, more precisely, the firms they work for) have a vested interest in making sure as few new competitors come into the market as possible.
I disagree, because new lawyers entering with a market will only compete with some existing lawyers but not others. New law school graduates, for example, will be competing with associates, but not necessarily with partners.