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conrad42

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NALP Guidelines for 2Ls
« on: August 12, 2008, 08:02:25 AM »
Someone please explain the guidelines and the consequences

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Re: NALP Guidelines for 2Ls
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 08:03:30 AM »
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Re: NALP Guidelines for 2Ls
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 11:44:39 AM »
Really not that complicated.  If you get a SA offer from a NALP firm, they have to give you at least 45 days to think it over, and can allow the offer to explode after those 45 days.  This is a major change from last year, when there were fixed deadlines before which offers could not explode. 

The consequences?  Well, if you don't accept soon enough, you may be out of a job.  However, note that there is nothing really holding NALP firms to the guidelines.  No formal sanctions, no nothing.  We had a firm cut against guidelines and pull an offer out from under someone.  They are no longer invited to our OCI, but there weren't any formal sanctions or anything.

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Re: NALP Guidelines for 2Ls
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 03:39:54 PM »
It's a little more complicated than that.

For any offers from firms with more than 40 attorneys that are made prior to Dec. 15th, you have 45 days or until Dec. 30th (whichever comes first) to make the decision (unless you've worked for the firm previously).  After the 45 days have elapsed, the offer expires.

If you receive an offer after Dec. 15th, you have two weeks to make a decision, after which the offer expires.

You are not to have more than 5 offers open at any time, if you get a sixth offer, you have 7 days in which to decline one offer.