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1st Year associate at V10 taking questions

1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« on: March 26, 2009, 10:28:05 AM »
I am in NYC, practice litigation, graduated from NYU.

Re: 1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 10:33:03 AM »
Busy? Fearful? Optimistic about the next few years?

Any client contact? What kinds of things do you do on a daily basis, and about how long do they take you?

Re: 1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 10:35:25 AM »
Some client contact - typically junior associates at investment banks if anything, though. I have been busy off and on, not too worried about losing my job. Most of my day is research or doc review. Normal busy days are 8-9, 11-12 is not unheard of.

Re: 1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 10:41:11 AM »
Some client contact - typically junior associates at investment banks if anything, though. I have been busy off and on, not too worried about losing my job. Most of my day is research or doc review. Normal busy days are 8-9, 11-12 is not unheard of.

Is it true that people at your firm have to check in with the secretary when you leave the office?

Re: 1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 10:43:30 AM »
Trying to get me to say what firm I am at?

Re: 1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 10:48:39 AM »
Trying to get me to say what firm I am at?

No, just wanted to know if the rumors were true or not.

Re: 1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 01:23:12 PM »
I'm not really sure how to answer this questions. Generally, if you have a secretary, at any job, you should probably tell them when you are not in the office, since their job is to answer the phone for you.

Re: 1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 02:21:46 PM »
The top ranking firm that I know of anybody ever getting a 1L job at, who was not a URM, was Weil. That was when the economy was good.

Re: 1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 02:34:29 PM »
The top ranking firm that I know of anybody ever getting a 1L job at, who was not a URM, was Weil. That was when the economy was good.

I know of non-URM's who got hired at Cravath their 1L summers.  But yeah, that was during boomtime.

Re: 1st Year associate at V10 taking questions
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 09:11:57 PM »
I didnt know URMs got a boost in BigLaw too?

There are diversity fellowships at V100s for diverse folks...I'm not sure how "diversity" is defined, though.  Goodness knows BigLaw needs all the help in can get in that department.  Firms are generally a pretty sorry picture of diversity...